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Publication numberUS1028458 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 4, 1912
Filing dateApr 1, 1912
Priority dateApr 1, 1912
Publication numberUS 1028458 A, US 1028458A, US-A-1028458, US1028458 A, US1028458A
InventorsCarl G Hassmann
Original AssigneeMills Novelty Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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G. G. HASSMANN.

VENDING MACHINE. APPLICATION FILED APR.1,1912.

Patented June 4, 1912. I

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G. G. HASSMANN. VENDING MACHINE.

APPLICATION FILED 11.1.1912.

1,Q28 458 Patented June 4, 1912.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

CARL G. HASSMANN, OF. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO MILLS NOVELTY. COMIANY, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS.

VENDING-MACHINE.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CARL G. HAssMANN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Vending-Machines, of which the following is a specification.

My inventionrelates toan improvement. :in vending machines which I have especially. devised for vending, one at a time, drinkingcups from a stack thereof in which the cups are nested one upon: the other; though it may be used for vending other articles requiring similar operation for effecting their delivery from the. machine.

The cups, in the present instance, vwhichv are of the variety come to be known as sanitary drinking cups, are made of waterproof paper, preferably thin, paraflined paper, molded into cups of circular cross-section and {tapering from their open ends; which are circumferentially flanged, to their closed ends. These cups are nested together in a stack to form a narrow space between the flanges of successive cups, and. the stack, which is confined within a suitable housingor magazine, preferably a'glass or trans-- parent cylinder, rests at its base in the path of normally inoperative delivery-mechanism, which is rendered operative, to efiect. the delivery, through-the medium .ofa coin, representing thepurchase price,-by inserting it into the machine. 1 x The present invention relates, primarily, tothe construction of the delivery-mechanism, my object being to render that--mechanism positive and reliable in its operation, simple and durable. I I In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 shows the machine by a view in vertical sectional elevation, with the upper part of. the magazine broken away, the section being taken on line 1, Fig. 2; Fig. 2'is a section on line 2, Fig. 'l, showing the-parts of the delivery-mechanism in the relative positions they assume upon inserting a coin preparatory to operating the machine; Fig. 3 is. a

7 similar .view, but omitting the coin-chute,

showing the parts of the delivery mechanism in their normal condition, or relative positions to which they are brought/ by'operating the machine; Fig. 4 is a section on line 4, Fig. 2, and Figs. 5'and'6 aresections, respectively, .on lines 5 and 6, Fig 3. v

For supporting the mechanisms, the drawings show a mere base7 with a back 8 Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filedApr'il 1, 1912.

Patented J une4, 1912. Serial No. 687,747.

.10 and a top 11 provided on its forward end with a depending flange 12 and on its rear end with a depending flange 13 through which latter the chute-bottom is secured to the back 8. At one side of the deliverychute, and conforming to that side, is provided a chamber 14 closed by a cover 15 (Figs. 5 and 6) forming the outer chamberwall and equipped with a suitable key-operated lock 16, by which to removably secure it in place. In this chamber, near its forward upper end, is fulcrumed at one end a lever 17 terminating at its opposite end in a socketed head 18 for receiving edgewise a coin 19; and the lever is held in its normally-raised horizontal position by a spring 20 depending from the chute-top 11, which also forms the top ofthe chamber 14. The

top, which is provided near the opposite "lateral edges of its upper surface with parallel guide-flanges 21 and 22, contains a centralv circular feed-opening 23 having a rear oblique notch' or recess 24, and a forward elongated slot 25 extending parallel with and adjacent to the guide 21 and having a rear offset section 26; and in the chutetop is formed, back and to one side of the delivery-opening 23, a-curved. slot 27 for limiting the movementof a stud 28 projects ing upwardly through it from one end of a lever 29 fulcrumed between its ends to the underface of the top and'terminating atits opposite end in a cup-supporting head 30 coincident with the notch 24 and normally retracted into'the latter by. a spring 30 connear one edge through the'slot 25 into the path of the socketed head 18 on the lever 17 (Fig. 4), that head registering with the slot-- section 26. The forward end 35 .of the frame-opening isicrescenflshaped and has a and lever-head 18.

trally from it, and the rear end of the frame arack 40 and in advance of the rack with an aperture 40 A rectangular cap 41 seats "on the top 11 to cover the mechanism on the latter, and it contains a central circular opening 42 formed with a sleeve 43 extending through it and seating at its lower edge against the" frame 31, whereby it is in the path of the dislodging-fingers 38, which, however, work through slots 44 in their path, formed in that end of the sleeve to register with the fingers; The upper projecting end of this sleeve has secured about it the lower end of a cylinder 45, preferably of glass and forming a magazine rising from the cap, which is furthermore provided with a central recess 46 in its forward end to admit the handle 33 in there'arward movement of the slideframe.

Near one edge of the cap 41 is supported a coin-chute 47 to extend over the chamber 14 and register at its discharge-end with the recess 39, and thus also with the slot 26 The mouth or coin-insertion end of this chute has extended across it the laterally-deflected end 48 of a vertical rod 49 supported by a spiral spring 50 confined about it, the rod working through guide-lugs 51 projecting from the inner side of the chute. Tl'llS rod, which forms a stop, extends downwardly through a hole 52 in the cap 41 into the path of the forward edge of the slide-frame 37, shown beveled at '53 in Fig. 4, and into the path of the hole 40 The coin-chute also carries on its inner, 'sidea'spring-pressed pawl 54 to engage the rack 40, being pivoted to permit the rack to pass it freely in either direction of movement of the slide-frame but to lock the latter at any intermediate -position of the movement of the frame by engaging the rack,

. thus to prevent reverse movement .of the frame from any such position.

Thedrinking-cups 55 are formed with outwardly-flaring flanges '56 about their open ends, at; which they are nested together,

as shown in Fig. 1, to form astack in the magazine extending through the sleeve 43 and seating, at the flange of the lowermost cup, which is in position to be overridden by the dislodging fingers 38, upon the-forward end 35 of'the slide-frame and the lug or head 30. v

The operation is as follows: with the delivery-mechanism in its normal condition represented in Fig. 3, the frame 31 is in its outermo st position, with the rod 49 depressed b its spring into the hole 40 to prevent t e spring 32 from retracting the frame. Bythe movement of the slide-frame which brought it to that position, its end 35 and tongue 36 were withdrawn from underneath the stack of cups and'the engagement of the'slot 27 with the stud 28fturned the lever 29 to withdraw the head 30 from its stack-supporting position into'the recess 24;

but the fingers 38 were thereby advanced underneath the stack to support it. The machine is thus in readiness to be operated upon the insertion of a coin 19, into thechute 47; The diameter of a coin ofproper. denomination'is greater than'the height of the insertion-mouth of the coin -chute up to. the end 48 of the rod 49 crossing it, so that by the act of insertion the coin, in clearing the rod-end in its'path, lifts the rod 49 out of the hole 40 and thus unlocks the slide frame, thereby freeing the spring 32 to retract it to its innermost p.os1tion, shown inr Fig. 2. In that position the frame-end 35 and tongue 36 and the head'30, under the flange of the lowermost clip. In the lastdescribed condition of the par-ts, the frame 31 would still remain obstructed against withdrawal by a shoulderw17 on the lever 17 in the path of the lug 34 depending from the frame. However, when the inserted coin, rolling 'edgewise through-the chute 47, has dropped'into the socket-head 18,-the depth (of which is only suflici'ent to take about one-half the width of the coin, the upper portion of the latter extendsthrough' the slots 26, 39, by which it entered that socket, so that by pulling outwardly on the handle 46 the coin is pressed against the forward edgeof the slot 26 to force the head 18 downwardly and 'thereb turn the shoulder" 17 out of the path of t e lug 34 and permit the frame to be fully withdrawn. The tilting of the lever 17 throws the coin out of the socket into the chamber 14, and the spring 20 thereupon returns the lever to its normal position. 1.

By the withdrawal of the slide-frame, th fingers 38 override the flange of the lowermost cup and depress it out of the stack to drop through the feed-opening 23 into and be delivered through the chute 9, the fingers meantime supporting the remainder of the stack until the machine is again operated to retract them and present the portion 35 of the frame and tongue 36 thereon,

and the head 30, to support the stack. when .by Letters Patent is it drops upon them by gravity to register the space above the then lowermost cupflange with the fingers. When the slideframe has been thus fully withdrawn to" effect the delivery, its hole 40 then registers with the rod 49 to permit thespring 50 to depress it into that hole and lock the delivery-mechanism for the next operation of the machine by the insertion of a coin.

I realize that considerable variation is possible in the details of construction thus specifically shown and described, and I do not intend by illustrating a single, specific, or preferred form to limit my invention thereto my invention being in the following claims to claim protection upon all the novelty there may be in the device as broadlyas the state of the art will permit. 1

What I claim as new and desiretose'cure l. In a vending machine of the character described, the combination of a; delivery chute having afeed-opening in its top, a spring-retracted slide-member supported said top and provided with an opening, fofiwardlyprojecting' delivery-fingers on the slide-member traversing said feed-opening by forward movement of said member, and

- means for releasably locking the slide-meme.

her in its forward withdrawn position.

2. In a vending machine of the character descrlbed, the combination of a deliverychute having a feed-opening in its top provided with a rear recess,a'spring-retracted slide-frame supported on said top and having a forward stack-seating section, forwardly-projecting delivery fingers on said frame traversing said feed-opening by forward movement of the frame, a" springpres'sed supporting head retractable into said recess by forward movement of said frame and cooperating with' said seatingsection, and means for releasably locking said frame in its forward withdrawn posi-' tion.

3. In a vending machine of the character described, the combination of a deliverychute having a feed-opening in its top, a spring-retracted slide-frame supported on said top and having a raisedj'rear-end crossbar, delivery-fin ers projecting forwardly from said crossar near-opposite sides of the frame to traverse said feed-opening by forward movement thereof, and 'means for releasably locking said frame in its forward withdrawn position.

4. In a vending machine of the character described, the combination of a deliverychute having a feed-opening in its top provided with a rear recess, a s ring-retracted slide-frame supported on sai top and having a forward stack-seating sectlon and an spring-retracted slide-frame said top having an aperture, forwardly-pro chute having a feed-opening in its frame to traverse said feed-opening by forward movement of said frame, a springpressed lever having a head' on one end cooperating with said seating-section and retractable into'sa-id recess, and a stud on its opposite end projecting into said slot, and means for releasably locking said frame in its forwardwithdra'wn position.

5. In a vending machine of the character described, the combination of a deliverychute havingafeed-openingin its to a spring-retracted slide-member supporte on said top and provided with an opening, forwardly-projecting delivery-fingers on the slide-member traversing said feed-opening by forward movement of said member, a cap on aid top having an opening with a i fsleeve depending therein in thepath of said fingers and provided with openings for ,;their passage therethrough, and means for releasably'locking the slide-member in its g forward withdrawn position.

described, the combination of a deliverychute having a feed-opening in its top, a supported on jecting delivery-fingers on said frame traversing said feed-opening by forward movement of the frame, a cap on said top provided with an opening for the articles to be delivered, and a spring-depressed rod projecting through the cap to register with and. enter said aperture in the forward withdrawn position of said frame and releasably lock ittherein. I

7 In a vending machine of the character described, the combination of a deliverytop provided with a rear recess, a spring-retracted slide-frame supported on said top and having a forward stack-seating section, forwardly-projecting delivery-fingers on said frame traversing said feed-opening by forward movement of the frame, a springpressed support-ing head retractable into said recess by forward movement of said frame and cooperating with said seating section, a cap on said top having an opening with a sleeve extending through it and pro-' vided in its lower section with openings for the passage of said fingers, a magazme rising from said top about the upper projecting portion of said sleeve, and means for releasably locking the slide-frame in its forward withdrawn position. CARL G. HASSMANN.

In presence. of I R. A. Sormnrnn,

J. WILSON.

6. In a vending machine of the character

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Classifications
U.S. Classification221/152, 221/221, 194/247, 194/257
Cooperative ClassificationG07F11/44