US 1083727 A
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E. E. CLAUSSEN.
APPLICATION FILED APR. 16. 1912.
Patented Jan. 6, 1914.
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E. E. GLAUSSBN. DISPENSING APPARATUS.
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APPLIUATIONIILED APR. 18, 1912.
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UNITED STATES PATENT .oFFIoE.
EDWARD E. cna'ussnupor HARTFORD, summer-room.
. DISPENSING Ariana-mus;
To all whom it may-cancer;
Be it known that I, EDWARD E. CLAUSSEN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Hartford, in the county of Hartford and State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Dispensing Apparatus, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to dispensing apparatus, amongt-he obj ects-of the invention being the provision of a simple and efiective article of this character which can .be inexpensively and readily made and which may be employed with advantage for receiving and delivering articles of various kinds, although the same is shown in the drawings accompanying and forming part of the present specification, as organized for contain-.
skilled'in the art to practice the same will be set forth fully in the following desorip-'- tion, while the novelty of the invention will be included in the claims succeeding said-description, from which it will be clear that I .do not limit myself to such disclosure; I-may depart therefrom in several respects within the scope of the invention covered-in said claims.
Referring to said drawings: Figure 1 is a front elevation of the lower portion of an apparatus involving my invention and showing the cover, or' front plate of the casing removed. Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view ofthe same, the section being taken from front to rear thereof. Fig. 3 is a horizontal section on the line 33 of Fig. 2 in the direction of the arrow, and, Fig. is an inside face view of coin-controlled mechanism and alsoshows in section a portion of a dispensing member.
Like characters refer to like parts throughout the several figures of the drawings.
As mtnnated apparatus involv ng my 1nvention may be employed with utility for dispensing articles of various kinds, and it preferably includes a container in which certain of the operative p: l'lZS and also the arm- Specification of Letters Patent."
Application filed April 18, 1912; Serial N o. 691,742.
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cles to be dispensed are inclosed. 'Inthe present lnstance this container consists of a casing or box as 5 and a tube as 6'. r sing therefrom, the former being generally made ofsheet metal and the latter of glass ascommon in this art, and as illustrated for example in Letters Patent.- No. 1,010,861 granted tome December 5, 1911. The tube 6 is primanly adaptedto contain the articles to be vended and in the case ofdrinking cups,
suchicups are arranged in nested order in the tube 6, the lower portion of the stack extending intothe'box orcasing 5 through a hole 7 in the topfthereof as shown best in Fig. 2.
As will hereinafterappear means are provided for sustaining, the stack'of cups and for also'eifecting the removal of the lowermost cup fromthe stack,'and when said low ermost cup is thus removed, it may as i1lustrated pass by gravity into a delivery memher which is shown consisting of a chute 8 of approximately tubular form, the upper I end or mouth of which is below and practically coincident with the hole 7. As a mattion andas having a hand ho Ie 9 in its forward side. When the lowermost cup is separated from the stack, it falls into the chute -8 and passes down the same onto the bot-- tom 10 of said chute which constitutes 'a ternporary support for the cup, and the hand I can be passed through the opening 9 to obtain the cup on the shelf or support 10, the
hole 9 being made sufiiciently large to permit the free passage therethrough of a cup.- I provide means as Wlll now appear, for supporting the stack and for also removing may as shown; consist of a slide such as that a cup from the stack, and these means form denoted in a general way by 11 and which in' the constructionillustrated has a movement in the casing or box 5 from front to rear thereof, the side walls of said box interiorly thereof .havingparallelways 12 for receiving and guiding the slide '11 in its back and forth movement.
lower portion of the stack of cups. The side As shown the slide is of v skeleton or open construction so as to pro ride for the projection th'erethrough of the" bars. of the slide 11 are shown provided withinwardlyextending compleinental flanges 13,
extending approximately radially thereof from the upper edge to about the center thereof, said slot beingsufliciently wide to freely receive the free or downwardly extending branch of the arm 33, so that if a coin be not introduced and the slide 28 be moved rearward the free or downwardlyextending branch of the arm 33 on the rearward movement of the slide 28 will pass through said slot 34 without accomplishing anything. The'plate 30 to which I have already referred is provided with a lateral flange 35 constituting a temporary rest for the coin which is'introduced into the machine through. the slot 36 in the top of the casing 23, said slot being so positioned that on the introduction of a coin, it will fall onto the rest or support 35 and be in the path of movement of the free branch of the arm and in-front of the disk-like head 26. It will be assumed that a coin is passed through the slot and that it is sustained upon the rest or shelf 35 between the arm and the head 26 and that the parts are in their normalpositions. Therefore, when the slide 28 is moved rearward through the operation of the knob or finger-piece 32, the coin will be pressed by the arm 33 against the head 26 whereby the slide 11 through the interposed coin, can be moved rearward to an extent sufficient to effect the removal of a cup in the manner already described.
The slide 23 is shown having at its inner or rear end the inwardly-extending ear 37 against which one end of the coiled sp ng 38 bears, the opposite end of said spring bearing against the rear wall of the auxiliary casing 23. hen the slide is moved rearward in i the manner indicated, this spring is compressed, so that when the hand is disengaged from the knob 32, thespring 38 will return the slide 28 to its original po-- sition. The terminal portions of the spring "38 encircle pins as 39 on the lug 37 and casing 23 respectively, which provide a simple means for holding said spring in place.
Fastened to the top of the auxiliary casing 23 is a plate 40 having near its forward portion in the under side the cam surface 41,
and this plate or cam as the head 26 moves rearward is adapted to extend through the slot or notch 34, so that the cam face 41 will thereby move the coin downward, for a reason that will now appear.
A yield'able detent or stop such as the spring 42 is shown, the shank or butt of said spring being fastened to therest or shelf 35, the inner portion of which is curved downward.- as at 4:3 to conform approximately to the curve of the cam face i1. As
the head 26 and slide 28 are moved forward a in the direction indicated carrying with and 1 between them the coin, said coin will travel face 41 said coin will be lowered thereby bending or flexing the spring 42 and the instant that the coin passes out of contact with the spring, the latter resumes its orig-' inal position and in doing so moves to the front of the coin, and hence whenany attempt is made to withdraw the parts the coin will be positively dislodged, so that heating 'o f themachine by moving the slide 31 back and forth is not possible.
.along the spring 43, and owing to the cam The casing 23 is Providd W h dammit:
which covers the forward portion of the slot 23 whereby when the slide 28 is moved rearward, a knife or the like cannot be passed through said slot to efiect the removal of the cups.
What I claim is:
1. A dispensing apparatus comprising a container fora stack of nested drinking' cups, and a slidable member provided with primary and secondary supporting means,
the primary supporting means being adapted to support the stack when said member is in normal position and the'secondary supporting means being adapted to support the stack at a higher point when said slidable member is shifted, said slidable member being provided with means for positively removing allower cup approximately at the time the stack is freed by said primary supporting means. v I f 2. A dispensing apparatus comprising a container for a stack of nested drinking cups, and a slidable member provided with primary and secondary supporting means, the primary supporting means being adapted to support the stack when said member is in normal position, and the secondary supporting means being adapted to support the tion and the secondary supporting means being adapted to support the slide at a. higher point when said slide is shifted, said slide having cup removing means active when the stack is freed by said primary supporting means.
4. A dispensing apparatus comprising a container for a stack of nested drinking cups, and a slide provided with rimary and secondary supporting means, t e primary supporting means being adapted to support the stack when said slide is in normal posi: tion and the secondary supporting means being adapted to support the slide at a higher point when said slide is shifted, said slide having cam cup removing means active when the stack is freed by said primary supporting means. i
5. A dispensing apparatus comprising a container for a stack of nested drinking cups, and a slide provided with two sets of flanges,'t=he active portions ofwhich are in superposed planes, one set of flanges clonstituting primary supporting means and the other set of flanges constituting secondary supporting means, the primary supporting means being adapted to support the stack when said slide is in normal position, and
the secondary supporting means being adapted to support the stack at a higher point when the slide is shifted, the flanges which constitute the secondary supporting means being provided with cams for withdrawing the lowermost eup on the movement of the slide after the stack has been released by the primary supporting means.
6. In a vending machine, the combination of means for supporting a stack of drinking with an opening throughwhich t e stack extends and also provided with means for positively separating the lowermost portion of the stack from the remainder thereofv on the forward movement of said slide.
1 cups, and a spring retracted slide rovided