US 1010577 A
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A. BOLLI & L. LICHTINGER. GOIN GONTROLLED STAMP SELLER.
APPLIGATIONIILED 11113.13, 1911.
1,010,577'. Patented 1180.5; 1911.
A. BOLLI @L L. LIGHTINGER.
GOIN GONTROLLED STAMP SELLER.
APPLICATION FILED FEB. 13, 1911.
Patented Dec. 5, 1911.
2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.
` rality of knife blades 19 spaced apart equal to the widths of the various rows of stamps I To all ima/'y concern:
f Uni-TED sTxTEs PATENT orFIcE.
4 AIiExApNnnn sonni ANn'LAwRENcE LIGHTINGEB., or SEATTLE, WASHINGTON.
Be it known that we, ALExAnDERBoLLl and.Lxwnrfzrna LICHTIXGER, citizen of the `Swiss Republic and subject of the Emperor of Germany, respect'1yely,`residing atj Seattle, inthe county of Kingand State of Washington, have linvented certainnew and useful Improvements in CoinControlled Stamp-Sellers, of which the following is 10 a specification. 4 L This invention relates yto that class of vending machines in .which an inserted coin temporarl., serves to render the machine operable or the delivery of the. vended article.
The objectof the invention is the pro- `The` invention conslsts 1n the novel construction and combination of devices, as `will be hereinafter described andclaimed.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a front elevation of devices embodying our invention, with the containing. case shown partly in cross section. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal lsection through 2 -2 of Fig. 1. Figs.3 and 4 are side elevational views taken from the rightand left hand sides of the machine.
. lThe reference numerals 5 land 6 Adesignate the side members of a frame rigidly secured to a base member 7. yAdjacent to the .rear end of said frame and journaled in bearings provided therein is a transversely arranged arbor 8 for a spool -9 whereupon is wound. printed paper 10 constitutin a strip of ostage-.stamps comprised o a numberl oiP longitudinal rows, as five, for example. At a distance in front of the spool is a series of guide rolls 11, 12and 13 whose conjoint oilice is to lead the end of the aforesaid strip into the interstice between a pair of feed rolls 14 and 15 which are lo-y cated near the front end of the frame and arranged to deliver the strip over the edge 16 of a shear-plate 117 which is rigidly secured to said frame members. Intermediate the rolls 12 and 13 the frame supports a transverse bar 18 to which is secured a pluupon said strip and, las the latter is progressively advanced through the instrumentality .of said vfeed rolls, incislons are made thereby between the several rowslof stamps.
Specification of Letterslatent. pplicstio led February 18, 1911.
Serial No. 608,355.
Fu'lcrumed by 4a pivotal screw 20 to the Patented Dec. 5, 191,1.
front end of the frame member`5 is a lever 4 whereof one of its. arms, 21, is sharpened along its lower ed e to serve as a movable shear-blade, comp ementary to the vshearplate 17; while the other arm 22 carries a roller 23 which tracks upon the periphery ofV a cam 24 through thea `tending to tilt the bla e arm-21 upwardly.y
26 is a roller carried by lsaidi'blade arm to coperate with` a lguide bar 27 for maintaining the cuttin edge of the blade arm infix-1xtaposition wit the edge 16 of plate Uff-Ezztending transversely through said fra-ine ency of a spring 25 members and journaled in bearings thereinprovided is ashaft 28. Keyed or other- 'wise secured for rotary movement with this shaft is the above mentioned cam, a ratchet wheel 29, and an arm 30,. The latteris employed to engage the successively presented fingers 31 which extend radiall from a hub 32 upon the axle 15 of the feed roll 15 to afford intermittent rotary motion thereto suiiicient to advance the stamp-strip the length ofa stamp in each rotation of the shaft. Said cam is formed with its periphery extending in 'a spiral curve from its mlnimum radius to the beak 24', as indicated in Fig. 3. Loosely mounted on the shaft is a vibratory bar 33 serving'asa carat one end and a pawl 35 at lthe other end. This pawl has its free end directedrearwardly and is supported upon a ledge 36 of a standard 37 secured to or made integral with the machine frame.
and terminates at a wall or stop 38. Said standard is provi-ded at its upper end with a recess 39 of a depth measured from the top of the stop 38 slight-ly less than the diameter of the coin with which the machine is intendedto be operated, as a'one-cent piece. The coin is placed within aslot 40 in the case and is transmitted and deposited in the recess 39 between the stop 38 and the `pawl 35 by means of a chute 41, Fig. 3.
42 represents a'pull rod attached to the carrier 33 and extending through an opening in the case for actuating said carrier in opposition to a helical'spring 43. In proxim1ty` to the bottom of the casing is an opening 46 through which the stamps are removed from a trough 47 into which they fall after `being sheared from the various strips.
rier for a detent 34 for said ratchet wheelV Y Said ledge is loi 'cated at the -forward part of the standard Theoperationis as follows; When a coin is inserted in the machine it fallsinto the depression 39 of standard 37 to occupy the position in which it is' denoted by C 1n Fig. 3. With thecoin thus lodged, the depositor then pulls the rod outwardly resultmg in, the carrier 33 being vibratedtoaford a rotary movement to the ratchet wheel 29 through the agency of the detent 34. vIn such movement of the carrier, thepawl 35 is thrust rearward and is tilted upwardly by the c oin so-as to pass freely over the stop 38. When the ratchet wheel` is turned the shaft 28 to which it is 'secured is also similarly affected together .with the cam 24 and the arm 30. The cam in its turning pushes the lever arm 22 u wardly thereby causing the shear blade 21 eing swung downwardly to an extent suiiicient to accomplish the cutting off of a single stamp from one of the rows of stamps which are protruded in front of the shear plate `17. A stamp when thus severed falls into the trough 47 for removal. Upon l the release of the rod42the spring 43 asserts itself to restore the carrier to the normal position in which it is represented in Fig. 3; whereupon the detent 34 is in position for engagement withv another tooth of the ratchet wheel and the pawl 35 has been dragged back over the coin into the position in which it is shown in theview'. In being thus dragged back, the pawl being on the circumference of the coin will roll the latter out of a/n opening provided at the front of the standard to drop into a coin receptacle 44 beloil'avt i y IIfla com is absent from the recess 39, it is obvious that the =pawl will encounter the stop' 38 to interrupt the travel of the pawl and thus make the carrier and the detent inoperative. After a succession -of such op-l erations all of the stamps protruding beyond the shear members 17 and 21 will have been cut oif and upon the occurrence of which the cam will have its beak carried vbeyond the roll 23 when the spring 25 will `exert its power and tilt the blade 2,1 upwardly. In the early portion of the next rotary motion of the shaft, the arm 30 engages one of the fingers 31, see Figs. 1 and 4, to revolubly move the same to turn the feed roll 15' suiiicient tovadvance the stamp strip the length of a stamp outside of the cuttmg lane of the shear members. The stamp strlp in be*- 1n knfi'ves 19 `to divlde the strip into rows of stamps as previously explained.
' What we claim, is-
1. In a vending machine, the combination with a supporting frame, normally inoperative means for the delivery of a vended article, a shaft j'ournaled in the frame, a stamoved is ripped, so to speak, by theA tionary shear knife carried b the frame, a movable shear knife pivote Y intermediate its ends to the lframe to rovide a relatively long and a relatively short arm, the long arm having a knife edge coacting with the shear plate, a guide carried by the frame and a roller carried by-the long arm of said knife to engagasaid guide, a cam carried by the rotary shaft to engage the short arm of.v
said knife, a ratchet wheel mounted for rotation with said shaft, a, carrier, a detent on the carrier for engagement with the ratchet wheel, a pawl carried by thecarrier, a stH- for arresting the travel Vof said pawl, a p rod connected with the carrier, and a spring for returning the carrier to initial osition after acomplete stroke of the movab eknife.- 'Y
2.- In a vending machine, the combination with normally inoperative means for the delivery of a vended article, of severing means therefor comprising a. rotary shaft, a shear plate and a pivoted knife, the knife being pivoted intermediate its ends to provide a relatively long and relatively shortv arm, means for guiding theouter end of the knife to insure coaction of the knife with the.
shear plate, a cam on the shaft for engagement with the vrelatively short arm of the knife, aratchet wheel mounted for rotation with the shaft, a carrier, a detent on'nthe sol carrier for vengagement with the ratchet wheel, al pawl carried bythe carrier, a stop for arresting the travel of said pawl,`means for returning the pivoted knife to initial position after a complete revolution of the cam, and means' actuated by the shaft .for operating the normally inoperative vending means.
3. In a vending machine, the combinationwith normally-inoperative means for the delivery of a V4vended article, of a stationary shear plate, a cutting knife coacting therewith, said knife pivoted intermedlate' its ends to rovide'a relatively long and a relatively short arm, means for actuating the outer end ofthe long arm of the knlfe to insure coacting movement thereof with the shear plate,fa rotary shaft, a camon the shaft en aging the relative short arm ofthe cutting lfe, a ratchet wheel mounted for rotation with the shaft, a carrier, a detent on the carrier for engagement with the ratchet wheel, a pull rod connected to the carrier, and means for returning the carrier and cam to initial position after the cam has made acomplete revolution.
ALEXANDER BoLLI. 4 LAWRENCE LICHTINGER.
H. BARNES, E. PETERSON.