US 1121804 A
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GUM VENDING MACHINE.
APPLICATION FILED FEB.24, 1914. 1 1 21 804, Patented Dec. 22, 1914.
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GUM VENDING MACHINE.
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. GUI-VENDING- IACHINF Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 22, 1914.
Application filed February 24, 1914. Serial No. 820,450.
ner as hereinafter set forth, for simulta neously dispensing a product and a sample thereof, the mac ine being especially designed for a confection, as candies and chewing 1m. 7
Another object of this invention is to provide a vending machine embodying a revoluble magazine holder for products or commodities adapted to be dispensed by depositing coins in the-machine, also stationary magazines for delivering samples of the product, specimens of certain commodities, or advertising matter simultaneous with the delivery of products from the machine.
A further object of this invention is to provide a durable and compact vending malurality of magazines for various kinds of merchandise and the arrangement of the magazines is such that a' prospective purchaser can readily observe the various kinds of merchandise within the machine, position the magazine for delivery purposes, and then manually actuating a coin controlled mechanism to deliver an article of mechandise.
With the above and other objects in view the invention resides in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter specifically described and then claimed.
Reference will now be had to the drawings, wherein- Figure l is a front elevation of the vending machine; Fig. view of a portion of the same partly broken away, and Fig. 3 is a vertical cross sectional view of themachine partly broken away.
In describin my invention by-aid of the views above re erred to,'I desire to point out that l intendsaid views as merely illustrative of an example whereby my invention maybe applied in practice, and I do not limit 2 is a horizontal sectional myself to the precise construction and arrangement of parts shown. The following descri tion is therefore to be broadly construe as includingsubstitute arrangements and constructions which are the obvious equivalent of those shown..
In the drawing, 1 denotes a frusto-conical shaped hollow base provided with a transverse spider 2 in which is mounted a mast or upright 3 having the upper end thereof provided with a screw threaded stem 4. The
upright 3, adjacent to the upper end thereof,
has a collar 5 supporting an annular bearing 6; and arranged above said bearing" and en- CHCllIlg said upright is a revoluble bearing 7. Thebearings 6 and 7 have the confronting faces thereof provided with ball races for anti-frictional balls 8, and said revoluble hearing has outriggers or hangers 9 supporting a magazine holder. The magazine holder comprises a bottom ring 10, a top ring 11, spaced vertical frames 1:? connecting said rings. The vertical frames 12 are triangular in cross section and the confronting faces ofsaid frames are provided with vertical grooves to receive the side edges of channel shaped magazines 14 that are vertically disposed between the frames with the upper ends thereof open and thelower ends thereof closed and supported by the bottom ring 10. The magazines are preferably made 0 a vitreous material, as glass, whereby the contents thereof can be readily observed, thus enabling a prospective purchaser to revolvethe magazine holder and correctly position a magazine whereby the contents or a portion of the contents can be e ected therefrom. The upper open ends of the magazines permit of'merchandise being easily placed therein, and mounted upon the stem 4 of the upright 3 is a cover 15 that closes the upper ends of the magazines and prevents merchandise from being surreptitiously removed therefrom. The lower inner andouter walls of the magazine are provided with openings 16 of sufficient size to allow merchandise to be ejected inwardly and oif of the bottom rin 10.
' The base 1 is provide with a transverse support 17 having an opening 18 providin clearance for the upright 3. he support 1% is in substantiall the same planeas the bottom ring 10 of the magazine holder and ar ranged upon said support are a plurality of vertical magazines 19 constructed similar to the magazines 14, with the exception that these magazines can be made of other material than glass and are smaller in cross sec tion than the ma azines14. The magazines 19 are primarily esigned for holding asample or small quantities of the merchandise contained within-the magazines 14, and the lower ends of the magazines 19 are provided with openings '20 whereby samples can be ejected from the same. v The base 1 extends above the bottom 10 and overhanging the upper edges of sai baseis a horizontal frame 21, carried by the vertical frames 12 and cooperating with said frames and the magazines in closing the upper end of the base. The base has the front wall thereof provided with openings 22 and 23 and formed integral with walls of the opening 22 is'a tray 24 forming the lower end of an inclined chute 25 which extends upwardly in the base beneath the support 17 and the sample or auxiliary magazines carried thereby. The chute 25 has a central boss 26 surrounding the up right 3 and resting upon the spider 2. r
Formed integra with the bottom wall of the opening 23 is a bracket 27 adapted to support a coin receptacle 28 having an open bottom or lower end which is normally closed by the bracket 27. Coins can be easily removed from the receptacle 28 by simply pulling outwardly which time the coins are eposited in the 7 tray 24. Suitable means can be employed for holding or looking the coin receptacle upon the bracket 27.
Arranged above the coin receptacle and extending outwardly from the base 1 a casing 29 suitably connected to 'the' base or formed integral with the vertical walls of the opening 23. lVithin the upper part of the casing 29 is. a coin plate 30 having an opening 31. Slidably mounted upon the coin. plate 30 is a coin slide 32 having the outer end thereof terminating in a handle or lip 33 and the inner end thereof terminatadapted to ride or extend through guide ways 35 of the bottom ring-10 and impinge an article of merchandise in the lower end of a magazine, which must be correctly positioned relatively to the guide way before -matter can be ejected therefrom.
The coin slide 32 has an opening 36. to receive a coin and said openingis adapted to register with the opening 31, when the slide 32 is shifted inwardly, whereb the coin will be deposited in the receptac e 28. The coin slide 32 is retained upon the coin plate 30 by a cover plate 37 suitably secured to the casing 29,- sald cover plate aving a.
'coin o enin 38 that permits of a coin being lace int e opening 36 of the slide 32. he inner side of the cover plate 37- has a flat compression sprin 39 adapted to engage a coin'shifted a ve the opening 31 upon the same,'at
mg n an ejector 34; The ejector 34'is- Iejectors' 45 and 46, the latter being slotted to provide clearance forthe upright 3 of the machine. The ejectors 45 and 46 correspend in number to the sample or auxiliary magazines 19 and said ejectors are adapted to enter said magazines and force samples from the lower ends thereof, similar to the ejector 34 entering one of the magazines 14.
To permit of the revoluble magazine holxkr' being correctly positioned whereby mechandise can be removed from one of the magazines thereof, the bottom} side of the ring 10 is provided with a recess or socket beneath each magazine and adapted to engage in said recesses or sockets is a detent 48' 'movably supported by an inwardly projecting bracket-49, carried by the base 1.- The detent 48 has a collar-50 and encircling said detent, between the-collar 50 and the bracket 49, is a coiled compression spring 51 which holds the detent normally in engagement with the bottom ring-1O whereby it will ride into one of the sockets 47. and temporarily hold the revoluble magazine holderin the position to which it is adjusted.
Packages of chewinggum are shown in connection with the machine, the magazines 14 containing large packa es of one or' more brands and the small auxi 'ary magazine's 19 contain samples of the same or samples of other brands of chewing gum or merchandise. Selection having been made it is only necessary to revolve the magazine holder 5 until the proper magazine is positioned in front of the coin controlling e ecting mechanism. Bythen placing a com'in the opening 36 of the coin slide 32, the slide can be. pushed inwardly to'ejectapackage of chewing gum from the magazine 14, and simultaneous with this operation the-ejectors 45 and 46 remove samples from the ma azines 19, said samples and-the package 0 chewing m being delivered to the tray 24 by the c ute 25.
As inconnection with all coin controlled mechanisms for vending machines provision is made whereby the com slide 32 cannot be operated to eject packages of unless a coin is placed in said shde. is is accomplished by making the slide of two interocked parts, as best shown in Fig. 2, the inner part being fixed relativel to the outer part by a coin positioned in e opening 36 between the parts of the slide. This coin controlled mechanism is simply a fair example of one of various types that can be used in connection with a vending machine.
lVhat I claim is:
1. A vending machine comprising a horizontally revoluble magazine holder, stationary auxiliary magazines, and means adapted to simultaneously eject matter from a magazine of said holder and from said stationary magazine.
2. A vending machine comprising a revoluble magazine holder, a plurality of ver tically disposed magazines carried thereby, stationary auxiliary magazines. arranged within said holder, and means for simultaneously ejecting matter from one of said vertical magazines and all of said auxiliary magazines.
3. A vending machine comprising a horizontally disposed revoluble magazine holder, a plurality of vertical magazines carried thereby, a plurality of stationary auxiliary magazines arranged within said holder, manually actuated ejectors adapted to simultaneously eject matter from said auxil iary magazines and one of the magazines of said holder. I
4.. A vending machine comprising a base, a revoluble magazine holder extending above said base, a plurality of vertical magazines carried thereby, a plurality of stationary auxiliary magazines arranged within said holder, and means adapted to simultaneously eject matter from said auxiliary magazines and one of the magazines of said holder. 7
5. A vending machine comprising a base, a horizontally disposed revoluble'magazine holder extending above said base, a plurality of spaced vertical magazines carried thereby, aplurality of stationary auxiliary magazines arranged within said holder, and manually actuated means adapted to simultaneously eject matter from said auxiliary magazines and from one of said vertical magazines.
6. A vending machine comprising a base, a horizontally disposed revoluble-magazine holder extending above said base, a plurality of spaced vertical magazines carried thereby, a plurality of stationary auxiliary magazines arranged within said holder, manually actuated 'meansadapted to simultaneously eject matter from said auxiliary magazines and from one of said vertical magazines, and means carried by said base and adapted to engage said holder to retain said holder stationary and in position for the ejectment of matter from one of the magazines thereof.
7. A vending machine comprising a base, a horizontally disposed revoluble magazine holder extending above said base, a plurality of spaced vertical magazines carried thereby, stationary auxiliary magazines arranged within said holder, a chute within said'base below said stationary magazines and terminating at a wall of said base, and manually actuated means adapted to simul taneously eject matter from said auxiliary magazines and one of the magazines of said holder.
8. A vending machine comprising a base, a horizontally disposed revoluble magazine holder extending above said base, a plurality of spaced vertical magazines carried thereby, stationary auxiliary magazines arranged within said holder, a chute within said base below said stationary magazines and terminating at a wall of said base, manually actuated means adapted to simultaneously eject matter from said auxiliary magazines and one of themagazines of said holder, and means within said base engaging said magazine holder. adapted to hold said holder stationary during ejectment of matter from a magazine thereof.
9. In a vending machine, a base, a horizontally disposed revoluble magazine holder extending above said base, a plurality of vertically disposed magazines carried by said holder, stationary auxiliary magazines arranged within said holder, a chute ar ranged in said base below said magazines and terminating at a wall of said base, and horizontally disposed manually actuated ejectors adapted to simultaneously enter the lower ends ofsaid auxiliary magazines and the lower end of one of themagazines of said holder for ejecting matter from said magazines into said chute.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence 0 two witnesses.
' JOHN COULSON.
ANNA M. Donn,