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Publication numberUS1096419 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 12, 1914
Filing dateJul 22, 1912
Priority dateJul 22, 1912
Publication numberUS 1096419 A, US 1096419A, US-A-1096419, US1096419 A, US1096419A
InventorsWillis S Farnsworth
Original AssigneeCoin Controlled Lock Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin-counting device.
US 1096419 A
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-1,096,419. Patented May12,1914.

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Speecaton of Letters Patent. Application nea July ze, 191e. seran No. 710.1140.



PatentedMaylZ, 1914.

To all whom 'it may concer/n.' y

Beit known that I, WILLIS S. Farnsa citizen of the United Stat-es, residing in the city and county of San Fran- Cisco and State of California, have invented new and useful 4Improvements in Coin` Devices, of which the following is a specification.

This invention. relates to a coin-counting mechanism.

It is the object of this invention to provide a mechanism for counting or registering coins, which mechanism is particularly adapted for use in connection with coin-re'- ceiving apparatus, such as coin in the slot machines. and coin receptacles on street cars, and the like. 4

A further Objectis to provide a coin* counting device which is adapted to receive coins of a certain denomination in various quantities andl at irregular intervals, but which will accurately register or count the Vcoins delivered and passed therethrough, on

the operation thereof, irrespective of the number, thus adapting it for use 1n c1rcum stances where it 1s desirable to allow a number of coins to accumulate in the receiver be` 'fore registering their number.

Another object is to provide a coin-counting device which is simple in construction and eilicient and reliable in operation.

The invention primarily resides in a rotary coin receiver and stacker, means `for discharging the coins one by one from the stacker on the rotation thereof, and means operated by the coin for registering its discharge.

' This invention further consists of the the constructiony and combination of parts as hereinafter more fully described and claimed, having reference to the aecompanying drawings, in whichf- Figure 1 is a view in vertical section of the invention partly in elevation. Fig. 2, is a plan view i n vis a horizontal section on the line XWX of In the drawings A represents a baseplate of vany suitable construction, on the. upper face of whichlis formed anannular groove or channel 2, communicating with a yhc'inrizbntal, inclcsed channel 3 leading4 to a, d1scharge opening 4 in .the plate A. Supported. on the plate A, concentrioto the annular channel 2, is an' upwardly.` l extending spindle V5,- on

with parts broken away. Fig.'

the'teeth of` a similar wheel 19,

actuating part of a register 20, which'may which a vertically disposed-cylinder 6 isrevolubly mounted. The cylinder 6 is open at its upper end and 1s formed with a coinreceiving chamber 7, into which coms P are deposited through the open upper end of the cylinder by means ot' coin conveying chutes 8, or in any other suitable manner. Formed in the cylinder 6 is a series of vertically disposed cylindrical pockets 9, which are arranged ina circle, concentric to the 1axis of the cylinder 6. The upper ends .of

the pockets 9 open to the coin-receiving chamber 7, while their lower ends open to the annular channel 2, formed in the base plate A, and register therewith, thus forming a series of communications between the channel 2 and the Coin-receiving cha `;.ber 7.

vThe cylinder 6 may be i ltated in any desired manner; the means here shown as provided for that purpose consistin of a crank 10 connected to a pinion 11- w ich meshes with a gear 12 mounted on ythe periphery of the cylinder 6. The coin-receivln chamber 7 in the cylinder 6 is formed Witi tapered walls which converge toward the pockets 9, and formed within the cylinder is a conical shaped deflector 13, the a ex of which coincides with the cylinder, w lile its base terminates in the walls of the pockets 9.

The upper edges of the partitions between adjacent pockets) are tapered or beveled as indicated at 14, so as on the partitions being directed into pockets 9. The conical walls of the. deflector 13 and the tapered walls of the chamber 7 act todirect coins deposited in the chamber 7 into the pockets 9, thereby Ipreventingchoking of the pockets 9 and the accumulation of4 coins in the chamber K7 until the pockets 9 are filled, and thereby insuring a rapid nularchalnber 2.

Mounted on the base plate A isa plate 15 which 'forms' a cover for the channel 3, and revolubly mounted in the plate 15' is a vertical stud 16, on the lower end of which is carried a star'whcel 17, the teeth of which eX- tend into the channel 3, as` shown in Fig. 3. Mounted on the u per end 0f the stud 1.6 i a starwheel 18, t e teeth of which engag forming the of any suitable description,

Inthe operatlon oithls fmventiom', the

coins B' to. be counted are depositedjn the feed. of the coins through the pockets into the anto' insure coins falling rib therearound and carry the'm against an obstruction 22. ,The obstruction 2.2 isin the fig form or a rib which extends upwardly from thebottom of the annular channel 2 adjacent the inner wall on the straight channel 3; the rib 22 being formed withv a slot 23, Y through which fthe .projections '21, on the` ,ze lower end of-rthe cylinder G, pass when the latter isfrevolved. rlhe coins B von being brought into contact with the ribs 22 are deected into the channel 3, where they -come in `contact with and engage the starwheel -112' lthe coins being successively Y crowded past the star-wheel 17 .by ^the next succeeding coin `ed dpto the channel' 8, VVAthereby', rotatingthe star-wheel 17. The stanwheel 17 on revolving, rotates the stud :se '16 and the star-wheels 18 and 19, thereby operating the register 20 in the usual manner; the coin after' operating the star-wheel 1 7 and the register 20, being discharged .through the opening 4 into any suitable rei oep tacle.

From the foregoing it will be seen that any number ci coins may be deposited in the coin-receiving and stacking pockets 9, and that as the cylinder revolves, only the 40 lowermost coin in each pocket will be discharged into the channel 3; the second coin in the pool/zet being carried over the rib E22 and there deposited on the bottom of the wcifiannel 2, to be picked up by the succeecing e5 projection 21 on the cylinder 6 and carried forward thereby, so as to deilect it into the channel 3 on the succeeding revolution of the cylinder 6,

rlhis invention is particularly adapted 5u for use .in connection with a series of coinoperated devices where it is desired to register the number of operations of the device as a whole; the coins from each .device being delivered to the receiving chamber 7 through v chutes S where they accumulate to be afterward discharged therefrom and registered as before described. This arrangement obviates the use ot a separate register with cach coin-operated device.

@ Having. thus described. my invention,

what l claim and desire tosecure by Letters Patent, isq

1.- ln a coin counter the combination oa rotary coinereceiver and stacker comprising .65- av cylinder provided with a plurality of; para revoluble .coin receptacle v.formed with a allel vertically rdisposed pockets, means for 4discharging the coinsone by one from each successive pocket by the rotation of said cylinder, and a single registering means operated by the discharged coin for regist-er- 7o ing its discharge.

2. In a coin'counter the combination of a rotary coin-receiver and stacker, comprising a hollow, vertically disposed, cylinder formed with a series of vertical, cylindrical pockets, a single means for successively dis- 'charging the coins one by one from the bot-l tom' of the pockets by' the rotation of .the cylinder, and means operated b the discharged coin for registering its discharge. 8 0

3. In a -coin counter the combination of a base plate formed with an annular channel and a straight channel tangent/to and connecting with the annular channel, avertically disposed cylinder revolubly mounted on said base plate with itslower end covering the annular channel, coin stacking pockets formed in the cylinder opening .to the annular channel, means on the cylinder for v advancing a coin in said channel, means on they base plate for directing 'an advanced coin into the straight channel, a, register, and means whereby the passage ot' aV coin through the straight vchannel will operate the register.

Li. In a coin counting mechanism, a vertically disposed cylinder formed with a coin" receiving chamber at its upper end and h 'aV- ing a series of'vertical pockets, leading from the receiving chamber and opening tothe lower end of the cylinder in which the coins deposited in the chamber are stacked, said pockets arrangedin a circle concentric with the axis of the cylinder, a base plate on which the cylinder is mounted provided with an annular groove concentric with the cylinder and forming a. bottom for the pockets, cooperating means on the cylinder and base plate for advancing the coins arbund the annular groove and discharging them therefrom, and means operated by the coins for registering their discharge.

5. A coin counting device consisting ota vertically disposed revoluble coin-receiving cylinder having a number of pockets formed therein and opening to the lower end of the L cylinder, a base plate carrying the cylinder having an annular coin-receivin channel formed therein concentric with t e axis of the cylinder and a straight channel connecting with the annular channel, coperat ing means on the' cylinder and base plate for advancing a Icoin around the annular channel andv discharging it through the straight channel, and means for registering the discharge of the coin operated by the passage of a cointhrough the straight channel. r l

6. A. coin counting mechanism comprisingseries of coin-receiving pockets open at their lower ends, a base plate carrying the coinreceptacle, formed with an annular channel arranged to receive the coins discharged from the coin-receiving pockets, means on the coin receptacle for engaging the coins in the channel to advance them therein, an obstruction in said channel coperating with said coin advancingmeans to discharge the coins therefrom, andmeans operated by the discharged coin for registering same.

7. In a coin register, the combination of a late formed with an annular channel having a width substantially the same as a predetermined coin and a discharge channel leading therefrom and at a tangent thereto, means for delivering a coin to the annular channel, means for advancing the coin therearound and discharging it into the discharge channel, and a single registering means operated by the discharged coin for registering its discharge.

8. In a coin register, theco'mbination of a `late formed with an annular channel having a width substantially the same as a predetermined coin andl a discharge channel leading therefrom, means for delivering a coin to the annular channel, com risin a hollow, vertically disposed, revolu le cy inder formed With a series of vertical cylindrical pocket-s opening to the annular channel, means for advancing the coin therearound and discharging it into the discharge channel, and a sing e registering means o perated by the coin `for registering its discharge.

9. In a coin register, the combination of a plate formed with an annular channel and a discharge channel leading therefrom, means for delivering a coin to the; annular channel, com risin a hollow, vertically disposed, revolu le cy inder formed with a series of vertical cylindrical pockets'o ening to the annular channel, means fr a vancing the coin therearound and discharging it into the discharge channel, including Vprojections on the cylinder and an obstruction in the annular channel, and means operated by the coin forregistering its dis'-A charge.

10. In a coin counter, a cylinder provided 4with a plurality 4of vertically disposed cylindrical ockets having a diameterI slightly larger t ian a predetermined .coin and capable of receiving a lurality of coins to form a `vertical stacl, a eveled top Wall between each of said pockets, a conically shaped delecto'r centrally located with reference to said pockets and projecting above the same, means for introducing coins to said pockets at the upper end thereof, means for successively removing coins from the bottom of said pockets, and a countin mechanism for counting the coins remove In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.


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U.S. Classification453/33
Cooperative ClassificationG07D9/008