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Publication numberUS1066076 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 1, 1913
Filing dateSep 29, 1911
Priority dateSep 29, 1911
Publication numberUS 1066076 A, US 1066076A, US-A-1066076, US1066076 A, US1066076A
InventorsHarry H Campbell, Walter C Fellows
Original AssigneeCoin Devices Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin-separator.
US 1066076 A
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H. H. CAMPBELL & W. G. FELLOWS.

(JOIN SEPARATOR.

APPLIGATIOH FILED SBPT.29,1011,

1,066,076. Patented July 1, 1913.

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HARRYVJT. CAMPBELL, OF WASHIENGTON, DISTRICT or COLUMBIA, AND WALT R c. FELLOWS, or PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNORS TO THE COIN DEVICES COMPANY, OF WASHINGTON COURT HO SE, oHIo, A CORPOR TION or OHIO.

COIN-SEPARATOR.

To all it may concern Be it known that we, I'TARRY- H. Ch nnenn, a citizen of theUnited States, residing at Washington, in the District'of Columbia,

post-ofiiccaddre'ss No. 3304 Sixteenth street northwest, and WAtirnu C). 'FeLLows, a citizen of the United States, residing atPhiladel'phi'a; in the State of Pennsylvania, postofli'ce, address 3822 Gratz street, have --m- VentedJcertain' new and useful Improvedifferent sizes and the object is to first sepa-v rate the largest coins from the rest, tl en the next largest in order to .prevent'any'piling up of the coins on top of each other. a

.One embodimentof'this invention is illus- 2o trated in the drawing, wherc-.

-Figure 1 is a top plan view with a part cutaway, F ig; 2, inside elevation withthe side of thecasing.removed, Fig. 3,.:\ erti. cal section at 33 of-Fig. 1, Fig. 4, a section inlarger scale at 4.4 'of Fig. 1, Fig. a

longitudinal section at 5?: (if lig. 1 also in larger scale and Fig. 6, a section in larger scale,.of the trough along line (3(i (if-Fig.1. Fig. 7, atop plan view inlargeinscale-of a detail ofthe apparatus;'Fig. S, a n elevation,

partly in section of Fig. 7E Figf 9, a cross section at IXIX of Fig.- 7, looking in the direction against arrow 33; Fig. 10, a similar section'at X-X and l i'g. 11., another ing 7 provided with a slidahle' top or tray 8-running in guides of the casing 7. Onthis tray the coins' -t o he sorted are dumped down. .As shown in Figs. l. and 2 the tray is drawn out, the stop'B2 limiting its out; ward movement and the apparatus ready for use. l/Vhen not in use, the tray. is pushed in, forming the top of the housingandmaking 46 'the apparatus dust proof. Thetray has,- on

threesides low, 11 right wallet),terminating .on one side wit-i a diagonal partition 10 leaving an entrance opening at 11 through V which the coins are fed byhand to the in-- 5'0 clined, flat-bottomed trough 12. This trough is joined to the upper end of'the chute proper 13 and has an opening Main the innerfwall 15 see Fig. 6.- The height of Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Julyl 1 913.

Application filed September 29, 1 911. Serial No. 652,013.

the opening has to he a little more than the thickness of thedargest coin to be separated and thewidth of the'opening is equal-to the. width of the chute 13, that is, somewhat wider than the diameter of the largest coin.

that will prevent two coins, one on top of the other to enter the chute proper. Along its whole course the bottom of the chute is edge outwardandalso lengthwise as shown. From the unction between the chute 13 and chute bottom.

v A switch plate '16, touchesthe bottoin of the chute at 17, and has an approximately to The distance from the outer wall of the chute 13.to the flange '18 of the switch 4. with an extension slit 19 at the -.upp.ereud to a receptacle 21. Guided by the flange 18',

plate 16 will then pass through the opening cep'tacle 21. ,euo'ugh to entirely mount the switch plat 16, will fall outthrough the.slit 19% The coins of the next largest diameter will similarly be switchedofi' the chute roper by theplate 22 and carried by the gui e 23into the receptacle 24. I

In the'bottom of; the chute proper are a number-of slits or long openin s suited to the size of the coin for which hey are inwidth that is 'suited to the diameter of'the smallest coin, and opening 28 suited to the these-coins similarly to ,what'has been de scribed above. The order of separa tion will,

as a consequence, be as follows The largest a consequence, whentlie coins travel along.

tended, so that. opening 25 wouldhave a The object of this is to provide a scraper,

inclined crosswise, see Fig. 4-, \vith the lower the trough 12, the bottom of thelatter runs upward smoothly in ,continuation of fillehorizontal bottom see'particularly Figs. 7

plate has to be slightly more than the diamdiameter willslide up on the plate 16 but the next largest ones-and all the smaller An op( -,ning"19' through therside and at an inclination thereof:connects the switch with the guide 20, which leadsdown the coins that have entered err-the switch' l9, and by way of the guid 20- i t the A coin not having speed,

next largest coin. Guides 26, 29 and recep- I I tacles 27, 30 respectivelyare furnishedfor 7 track.

coins arefirst taken off, second the smallest,

third the next largest, fourth the next small-- est, etc. The coins left to the last will drop down into receptacle 31 We claim:- a

-1. In a coin sorting apparatus, the combination with an inclined coin chute of a slidable coin receiving tray, a railing around said tray, a gate in the railing, said tray adapted to have two extreme positions, one closing the apparatus and the other the operating positionwith the gate of'the tray registering with the entrance to the chute.

'2. In a coin sorting apparatus, the combination with an inclined coin chute for sorting the coins,.-of acoin tray on which the coins to be. sorted are deposited by hand,

said tray being slidable in a Straight line and adapted to discharge the coins at one end and to have two extreme positions, one for closing the apparatus and the other for operating it, said tray, in the o era-ting position, having its discharge en in delivering relation tothe entrance of the chute.

3. In a coin sorting apparatus, the com-- bination 'with aninclined coin chute constructcd to sort the coins, of a slidable coin tray whereon the coins to be sorted are deposited by hand, said tray being slidable in a straight line and adapted to discharge the'coins atone end and to-have two extreme positions, one .601 closing the apparatus and the other for operating it; said tray in the operating position having its discharge end in delivering relation to the entrance of the chute; and said tray having -a stop adapted to arrest the traywhen the dis.- charge end of the tray stands in delivering relation to the entrance of the chute.

4. In a coin sorting apparatus, a plurality of coin directing tracks for coins of difl'erent diameters adapted to receive .and support the coins by their flat faces; said tra'cks beinglocatcd in consecutive order one after the other in the path of the advancing coins and constructed with their supporting faces digressing vertically; with the track for the greater coin above that for the less,-and with an opening in thebottom of the greater coin track at the place of digression to permit the lesser coins to follow the lower 5. In a coin sorting apparatus, a continuous main coinchute, and a plurality of coin directing tracks Within the main chute for coins of different diameters and adapted to receive and support the coins by their fiat faces; said tracks being constructed with their supporting faces digressing vertically from said main chute; with the track for the' greater coin preceding that for the less, and with an opening. in. the bottom of the greater coin track at the place of digression 6. In a coin sorting apparatus, the combination with a continpous main,coin chute,

the bottom of said chute being suitably incline in its longitudinal direction and adapted to convey the coins a flat position, a coin switch located within said main chute in the path of-the'advancing coins; said switch being constructed to receive coins of larger diameter, and, support them by their flat faces, and direct them from the chute.

7. In a coin sorting apparatus, the (combination with a continuous main coin chute, having its bottom suitably inclined in its longitudinal direction, a'ndconst-ruc'ted of a width sufficient to accommodate a coin of any size sliding flat thereon; of a p1urality of coin switches located in consecutive order one after the other in the path of the advancing coins within said main chute, and adapted, respectively, to deflect coins from the chute in the order of their diametric measurement; said switches being each constructed to support the coins deflected thereby, and to permit all smaller coins to continue to slide down the chute.

' 8. In a coinsorting apparatus, the combination with a continuous main coin chute, having its bottom suitably inclined in its longitudinal direction, and constructedof' a width sufficient to accommodate a coin of any size sliding fiatthereon; of aplu rality of coin switches located in consecutive order, one after the other in the path of the advancing coins within said main chute,

and adapted, respectively, to deflect coins I from the chute in the order of their diametric measurement; said switches being each constructed to support the 'coins d efiectcd thereby,'and each having beneath ita passageway for coins of less diameter, whereby it permits the latter to continue down the chute.

9. In a coin sorting apparatus, the combination with a coin chute having its, bottom constructed to support coins Iyin down on their flat faces, and suitably incllnedin its longitudinal direction, of a straight sided entrance trough set at an angle of approximatcly 90 horizontally tothe directi'onof" the chute so as to abruptly change the direction of the advancing coins, the bottom of said trough forming an unbroken con-*- tinuation of the upper end of the bot-tom of the chute, the bottom of said trough form- Y ing an unbroken continuation of the upper end of-the bottom of said chute, and abarrier located above the chute a distance to advancing coins, said switches adapted to .lead the coins of the largest diameter slidling on their fiat faces'out from the chute nd'to permit all smaller coins topass under.

he switch and to continue to slide down the chute, a straight entrance trough set at =anangle of approximately 90"to the horizontal direction-of the chute, the bot-tom of said trough forming an unbroken continuation of the upper end of the bottom'of said chute, and a scraper across t-he. chute formed by the'continuation of one side wall of said trough. i I 12. In a coin sorting apparatus, the combination with a coin chute, the bottom of said chute being inclined longitudinally and adapted to convey the coins slidingly upon {their faces, of' an outwardly turned coin switch located-in the'path of the advancing coins, and adaptedto raise the flat lyingcoins ofthe largest diameter from the chute and deflect said coins outwardly; there being a side wallextending upwardly to confine the raiseth coinsupon the switch and said sidewall having an'opening opposite the out-turned portion of the switch.

13. In a coin sorting apparatus, the combination with a coin chute, the'bottom of said cliute being inclined longitudinally and.

adapted to convey the coins slidingly upon their faces, of an outwardly turned coin switch located in the path of the advancing coins, and adapted to raise the flat lying coins of the largest diameter from the chute and deflect said coins outwardly; there being a side wall extending upwardly 'to 14. A coinseparator comprising a mam chute, in position to afford vertical support to one of the flat faces'of the coin, and a plurality of diverting chutes, each constructed to'receive and afford vertical support to the flat faces of a particular size of coin, ar-

ranged in series in the order of the sizes of the coin received, each with its supporting surface at the receiving end merged with the supporting surface of the main chute,

, its receiving end merge confine the raised coins upon the switch and said side wall having an opening opposite fand diverted gradually upward therefrom to lift and remove its appropriate coin from the main chute;

15. A separator for coins or other tokens comprising a main chute in position to aliord a' vertical support to the flat side of the coin, and a diverting chute constructed to receiveand afford vertical support to theflat side of the coin having its supporting surface at V its receiving end merged with the surface of the main chute, audgradually diverted a upwardly therefrom, whereby it gradually lifts and removes the particular coin from" said inain chute.

16. .& separator for coins or other tokens 30 comprising a main chute, in position to atford a vertical support to the flat side of the coin, and a diverting chute constructed to receive and afi'ord verticalsupport to the flat of the coin having .its supporting surface at. its receiving end merged with the surface of v.the'main chute. and gradually diverted upwardly therefrom, where it gradually lifts and removes the particular coin from said main chute, said diverting chute having its receiving end restricted transversely'at the point of merging with the main chute to raise the -coin to be deflected at the point farthest from the outside Wall-of the main chute, and to permit all' but said particular coin to continue their progress in the main chute.

17. A separator for coins or other tokens comprising a main chute in position to afford avertical support to the flat side of the coin, and a diverting chute constructed to receive and afford vertical support to the fiat side of thecoin having its su porting surface at d with the surface of the main chute, and gradually diverted upwardly therefrom, whereby it gradually lift-s and removes the particular coin from said main chute, said diverting chute being transversely deflected as regards the main chute to eflect lateral removal of the coins. '1

18. A separator for coins or other tokenscomprising a main chute in position to.1- afford a vertical. support to the Hat side of the coin, and a diverting chute constructed 7 to receive and afford vertical support to the 11S fiat side of the coin having its supporting surface at receiving encl'merged with the surface of the main chute, and gradually diverted upwardly therefrom, whereby it gradually lifts and removes the particular 12o 'coin from said main chute, said main chute being curved transversely and said diverting chute being directed toward the outer curve limit of the main chute.

19L A separator for coinsor other tokens"" 7 to receive and afiord vertical support to the flat side of the coin having its supporting surface at its receiving end merged with the chute, said main chute being curved trans-. versely, and said divertingchute bein surface of the main chute, and gradually diverted upwardly therefrom, whereby it gradually lifts and removes the particular flectekl coin first, and to. permit the passage of coins that are to remain in the main directed toward the outer curve limit 0 the main chute, whereby the not yet deflected coins are kept by centrifugal force away from the lifting surface at :the point of merging. -v

20. A separator for c'oinsor other tokens comprising a main chute" in position toatford a vertical support to the flat side, of the coin, and a diverting chute constructed to receive and afford vertical support to th flat side 'of the coin having its supporting surface at its receivingend merged with the surface of the main chute, and radually diverted upwardly therefrom, wiereby it gradually lifts and removes the particular coin from said main chute, said diverting chute having a laterally deflecting wall in position to engage the edge of the separated coin and guide it laterally.

HARRY H. CAMPBELL. WALTER o. FELLOWS.

Witnesses to the signatureof Harry H.

Campbell:

EDWIN S. CLARKSON, WILLeON H. KNIGHT.

'Witnesses to. the signature lof Walter C.

Fellows:

' CHAS. W. Rmmzm,

Jo'ssrn H. TEMPLIN. l

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US3367346 *Oct 26, 1966Feb 6, 1968Gdanski Ronald CCoin sorter
US7635059Feb 2, 2000Dec 22, 2009Imonex Services, Inc.Apparatus and method for rejecting jammed coins
USRE36966 *Aug 19, 1996Nov 21, 2000Perkitny; JerzyCoin bank
Classifications
U.S. Classification453/15
Cooperative ClassificationC12N9/1205, G07D3/08