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Publication numberUS1103919 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 14, 1914
Filing dateJun 1, 1914
Priority dateJun 1, 1914
Publication numberUS 1103919 A, US 1103919A, US-A-1103919, US1103919 A, US1103919A
InventorsLouis C Tarasch
Original AssigneeTheodore Jelenk
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1103919 A
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APPLICATION FILED APR. 1, 1913. RENEWED JUNE 1, 1914- 1,103,919. Patented July 14, 19M


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Application filed April 1, 1913, Serial No.

To all whom. it may concern Be it known that I, LOUIS G. TARASCH, a citizen of Russia, residing at Brooklyn, county of Kings, and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Vending-Machine, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a vending ma chine of novel construction, and more particularly to new and eflicient means for dispensing a selected number of cylindrical articles of merchandise, such as cigarettes,

candy sticks, perfume bottles etc.

The invention comprises various novel features of construction referred to in the specification and more fully pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawing: Figure 1 is a vertical section on line 11, Fig. 2, of a vending machine embodying my inven tion; Fig. 2 a cross section on line 25-2, Fig. 1; Fig. 3 a sectional plan of the machine; Fig. 4 a detail of the coin checking rod and cooperating parts; Fig. 5 a perspective view of the oscillable coin chute section; Fig. 6 a similar view of the driver; Fig. 7 a vertical section through the upper end of the stationary coin chute, and Fig. 8 a cross section on line 8-8, Fig. 7.

Within a suitable casing 10, is mounted a receptacle 11 having a tapering bottom 12 upon which the goods 13 to be dispensed, are supported. Below a lower egress opening 14 of receptacle 11 is rotatably mounted a drum 15 having longitudinal peripheral.

pockets 16, each pocket being adapted to receive one of the articles to be delivered. In order to prevent a premature discharge from the drum, which is rotated in-manner hereafter described, a curved guard 17 partly encompasses the same, while the articles are finally received by a trough 18 projecting partly out of casing 10 so as. to permit a ready removal of 'said articles.

Sidewise of receptacle 11, there ismounted within casing 10 a coin chute 19 into'which the proper coin' maybe inserted through a slot 20 of casing 10. Below the lower terminal of chute '19 is arranged a curved oscillable chute section or member 21 that is firmly secured to a spindle 22 projecting outwardly through casing 10 and carrying a knob 23 said spindle also serving to loosely sup rt drum,15. The curved walls 24, 25 o \chute 21 "are partly cut out as at 26,

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented July 14., 1914.

758,092. Renewed June 1. 1914. Serial No. 842,308.

27, to form a coin slot while below the mutilated wall/portion 27, there normally located the correspondingly curved flange or seat 28 formed on a driver 29 loosely mounted on spindle 22. Driver 29 is provided with an upright extension or arm 30 which is located-sidewise of the coin slot and is adapted to be taken along by chute sect-ion 21 whenever proper coin 31 has been dropped into chute-19.

As will be seen from Fig. 1, the inserted coin 31 will drop upon flange 28 of driver 29 while a further descent. thereof along chute 21 is prevented by its engagement with a checking rod .32 pivoted at 33 to casing 10. The free end of rod 32 plays within a pair of alined slots 34, 35 respectively provided in the parts 21, 30, and of which slot 34 extends across thecoin slot, while rod 32 is by springs 36, 37 normally so centered that it is located within the path of a coin 31 descendingalong chute 19. Before coming to a rest upon flange 28, coin 31 will by its weight tilt rod 32 toward the right (Fig. 3) until said rod engages a check spring 38. The several parts are so dimensioned that in this position of the coin, its left edge (Figs. 1 and 3) projects partly over extension 30, so that upon the proper manipulation of knob 23 the turning of chute section 21 will cause coin 31 to take along facewise arm 30 of driver 29. This movement of driver 29 will be transmitted to drum 15 by means of a spring-influenced pawl 39 engaging a ratchet wheel'40 that is secured to said drum, the movement of the arm and consequently that of drum being limited by a suitable stop 41. This stop is adapted to be inserted into either one of a pair of sockets 42, so that one or two articles of merchandise may be delivered upon an operation of knob 23. i

It will be seen that during the initial turning of the coin 31 clamped between parts 21, 29, rod 32 will be swung toward the right (Fig. 3) against the action of spring 38 until said rod slips off the coin and is properly centered by springs 36, 37.

After the knob 23 has been turned as deagainst the free end of rod 32 will cause the latter to be tilted toward the left (dot:

that the spring-influenced rod 32 will cause said coin to; roll down along" chute 21 to be finally received within a coin receptacle 18, the machine being thus set ready for receiving a fresh coin. e

If a coin of smaller diameter is' dropped into the chute, the left edge of the same would clear extension 30, so'that upon the subsequent turning, of knob '23, the coin would fail to take along driver 29 and would finally slip off flange 28 to'be received by a guide way 49 that conveys the coin to trough 18 through opening 50.

In case a spurious coin of proper sizetbut made of iron is dropped into chute 19, a magnet 51 arranged in proximity to wall 26 will slightly draw said counterfeit to the right (Fig. 1). In this way, extension 30 will not be taken along upon manipulat ing knob 23, but the counterfeit, upon clear-,

ing flange 28 will be discharged into trough 18.

In order to prevent the insertion of coins in case the receptacle 11 has been emptied, a duct is arranged in parallelism. with chute 19, said duct and chute communicating through an upper opening 58. With in duct 52 is movably guided a gate 5 1 which is by ropes 55 running over idlers 56 connected to a weight57 resting upon the articles to be dispensed. 'VVhen receptacle 11 is emptied and weight 54 occupies its lowermost position, ropes 55 will pull gate 54 through opening 52 into coin chute 19, thereby closing slot 20, so that the insertion of coins is prevented.

I claim:

1'. A vending machine comprising a shaft, a recessed delivery drum loosely mounted thereon, a curved oscillable member fast on the shaft and provided with a coin slot, a driver loosely mounted on the shaft and extending partly beneath the oscillable member, a coin rest on the driver beneath the thereon, a curvedoscillable member fast on the shaft, said member being provided with a coin slot and with a check-rod slot eX- tending across the coin slot, a driver loosely mounted on the shaft and extending partly beneath the oscillable member, a coin rest on the driver beneath the coin slot, an arm' extending upwardly from the driver sideu'ise of the coin slot and adapted to be engaged facewise by a coin held Within the coin slot, said arm being likewise rovided with a check-rod slot, a spring-controlled check rod movable within the check rod slots of the oscillable member and arm, and means for operably connecting the driver to the delivery drum.

7 3. A vending machine comprising a shaft, a recessed delivery drum loosely mounted thereon, an oscillable member fast on the shaft and provided with acoin slot, :1 driver loosely mounted on the shaft and normally adjacent to and disengaged from said drum, a coin rest on the driver beneath the coin slot, an arm extending from the driver sidewise of the coin slot'and adapted to be engaged facewise by'a coin held Within the slot, and means for operatively connecting the driver to the delivery drum.

Louis .0. TARAsdH,


Referenced by
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US4589571 *Jul 23, 1984May 20, 1986Sykes Willard DVending machine dispensing device
U.S. Classification194/296, 221/231, 194/324
Cooperative ClassificationG07F11/24