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Publication numberUS1128561 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 16, 1915
Filing dateMar 18, 1914
Priority dateMar 18, 1914
Publication numberUS 1128561 A, US 1128561A, US-A-1128561, US1128561 A, US1128561A
InventorsJohn F Webendorfer
Original AssigneeJohn F Webendorfer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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J.. P3. WBBBNDORFER. COIN COUNTER.

APPLICATION FILED MAB.. 18, 1914.

Patented Feb. 16, 1915.

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COIN COUNTER.

APPLIATION I'ILD MAR. 18, 1914.

Patented Feb. 16, 1915.

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WITNESSES: /A/ VE N TOR J. F. WEBENDORPER.

COIN COUNTER.

APPLIOATION FILED MAR.13, 1914.

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Patented Feb. 16, 1915.

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GOIN COUNTER.

APPLICATION FILED MAR.18, 1914.

Patented Feb. 16, 1915.

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COIN-COUNTER.

Specification of Letterslatent.

Patenteaneb. 1c, 1915.

Application mea March 1s, 191`4. `seria1 No. 825,586.

, coins of different ,sizes or denomina/tions,

vide the necessary supports,

vguides for the various machine parts hereinwhich will insure' the proper counting of every coin passing therethrough, which will be automatically stopped and locked against further operation when a predetermined number ofcoins has passed, and which may be adjusted within relativelywide limits to provide for the automatic counting offany desired number of coins. E

With these and other objects in view I have devised the novel mechanism which l will now describe, reference being had to the accompanying drawingsv in.which\:

Figure 1 is a plan view-"of the compl te machine;,Fig. 2 is a section on the line 2-'2, Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a sectionv on the line 3 3, Fig. 2; Fig. 4 is a section on the line 4, Fig. 1; Fig. 5 is an enlarged plan view `of a portion of the mechanism shown in Fig. 1; Fig. (iris a section substantially on the line 6, Fig. 5, with the coin guide members and certain other parts removed; Fig. 7 is a detail plan View of the adjustable coiri guide member Fig. 8 is a section on the line 88, Fig. 7,. Fig. 9 is a front elevation of the parts shown in Fig. 5; Fig. 10 is a partial elevation as Fig. 5; Fig.' 11 is a l -by 4"engagement with the notch' or notches in vthe collar 23, acts to couple the gear 26 toy seen from ther right in section, substantially on the line 1 1--11, Fig. y 9, of the ratchet mechanism; Fig. 12 1s a view similar to Fig. 11 showing the use of a second ratchet wheel to increase the counting capacity.

15 denotes the main machine frame which may be of any suitable form and size to probearings, and

' after referred to..

16 denotes a stationary tray supported at its forward 'end by the" frame 15 and at lts rcnr end upon legs 114 (see Fig. 1.)

, wheel 18:

l the ,shaft 21.

riphery 18 denotes a horizontal centrifugal Wheel mounted on'a vertical shaft 19 journaled in the machine frame 15.

v44 denotes an Urupright cylindrical rim 'formed at the top of the frame 15 and partly surrounding the--`centrifugal Wheel 18, said rim .being of "such a lengthvas to leave' exa 'posed a portion of the edge of the wheel 18,

means of which said.l shaft may be manually rotated, thereby rotating -the 'centrifugal 23 (seeFigs. 2 and `3) denotes arcollarl vfixed', as by a set screw 24,v to the shaft 21.

and having'onefor more notches which ,are

"engaged by a spring pressed pawl 25 pivoted tothe hub of a worm gear 26 loose on The worm g'ear y26 meshes 27 on a shaft 28'journaled in with aj-worm frame and suitably connected,

the machine as by pulleys 29 and 30 and belt 31, with the shaft of a motor 32, preferably .an electric motor, suitably supported by the machine frame.v The arrangement is such thatwhen the-motor 32 is runnin' the movement thereof willbe transmitte through the connections above described to the centrifugal whleel 18 in such a manner as to rotate said wheel in aclockwise direction as indicated by arrows 'in` F lgs. 1 and 5. At this tlme'f) the pawl 25,

the shaft 21', so that the rotation o said gear is tran'smittedto the shaft and to the centrif. ugal w eel.. turned n the same direction by the crank 22 the pawl 25 will travel idly on the pe- 'ofthe hub .23, so'that the shaft 21 may be freely turned @without causing 'the movement the' gear 26, permitting said gear and the parts-connecting the sameyvith the motr 32 to remain at rest. p

f, however, the shaft 2 1 beF 1o`o thereof to be communicated, to

33 (s'ee Figs. 1, 4 and 5) denotesalspring pusher or clearer, secured, as by a screw 34, to the under surface of the centrifugal wheel projects through an opening 36 in said wheel for apurpos'e presently to be explained.

37 denotes a horizontally disposed rejecting wheel'which 'is mounted on `an upright shaft 38 journaled in a sleeve or bushing 39 which is adjustabjly held by means of a clamp screw 40 in a split portion 41 of the machine frame. The rejectingwheel 37 is located above the centrifugal wheel 18 and overlaps the exposed portion 17 offthe edge thereof, being separated from the upper face of saidcentrifugal wheel by a space determined by the adjustment of the sleeve or bushing 39, such space in practice bein made'substantialljT equal t'o the thickness o the particular coins to be counted. l 42 denotes a worm gear fixed upon the :shaft 38 and meshing with aworm 43 on the f shaft 21'. The worm 43 and skew gear 201 tion, -as indicated vare oppositely disposedor inclined, whereby jacent" the exposed portion 17 o f the edge of the wheel 18, and with its upper surface substantially on a levelwith the upper surface of said'wheel and shaped at-its edge substantially to it the edgeof said wheel.

46 denotes a ixedguide strip or member permanently secured to or formed integral with the table 45 adjacent the exposed edge of the wheel 18, and 47.a'n adjustable guide strip or member arranged parallel to the guide memberA 46 and adjustably secured tov the table 45 by meansof a screw 48 which passes through a slot 49 in said member 47 and enters the-table 45, whereby the@ guide member 47 may be adjusted toward'and from the guide memberl 46 to vary the space between said members in accordance -withi the diameter of the coins to be counted.

. The guide members 46 and 47 f orm between them on'the table/45a coin guideway substantially tangential to the centrifugal wheel 18 and communicating therewith beneath the` rejecting wheel 37. The guide member l47 is formed with a pointedend 102which extends beneath the edge of the -wheel 37 and which is recessed to receive said edge.

- 50 denotes-al bar carried by the guide-' 1n Fig. 1 there 1s provided a 'cylindrical receptacle 76 pivoted to the table 45 upon member 47 and extending across the coin guideway, thereby preventing the entry of coinsinto said guideway beyond the periphery. of the wheel 37. .The bar 50 is spaced above the table 45 a distance suicient to permit a single coin to pass thereunder 18 and havin'g an angular'endr 35 which but insu'icient to permit the passage of more than one coin ata time.

1 51 denotes a feeding wheel provided on its periphery. with a rubber or other frictional facing which projects through a slot 52v in thev table .45 adjacent the guide 47. The

feeding wheel 51 is mounted on a shaft 53 journaled in the machine frame and Apronvided with a'gear 54 which meshes with a gear 55 on the A shaft 21,4whereby the feedingwheel 51 is continuouslyrotated from the shaft 21.

- 56 denotes 'a presser wheel journaled onv a pin 63 carried between the arms of a yoke Downward movement of the-wheel 56 under they infiuence of the spring 61 is preferably limited by means of a stop screw 64 which passes through a lug'or ear 65 on the yoke '57 and engages the bracket. 59. L 66` denotes a counting wheel which is fixed to'an upright shaft 67 journaled in the table 45, adjacent'the end of the guide member 46,

. said counting Wheel having a suitable number of radial arms, herein shown as five.

4which extend into the coinI guideway and in'to proximity tothe feeding wheel 51 and presser wheel- 56. Said countingwheel is'.L positioned with one or another of its arms adjacent said feeding and presser wheels. in the positionshown in Figs. -1 and 5, by

means of a centering pawl 68 which has an end shaped to fit the space between two of the `arms on thel Wheel 66 and is secured at its opposite end to a pin 69 journaled in ,the table 45 and provided beneathlsaid table with an arm 70 connected lwith said table b 'V a spring 71, whereby the free end of said 'pawl 468 is yieldingly pressed against the counting wheel 66.

72 denotes a skew gear iixed to the upper end of the shaft 67 and meshing with a corresponding skew gear 73 on the shaft-of aV suitable counting device or registerl74 carried by the table 45 and by means of which the numberof rotations or fractional rotations ofthe counting wheelV may be registered or indicated. 1

Beyond the wheels 51 and 56 the table 45 is provided with a short chute 75 through which. the coins, after passing the counting wheel, may be discharged into a suitable receptacle designed to receive them. -As shown a pin 77 by which said receptacle is suspended in -a osition to -receive the coins discharged om the chute 75 and about which ysaid receptacle'may 'be swung in order to a crank pin 79 and with a stop shoulder 8O (see Figs. 11 and 12).

81 denotes a ratchet wheel mounted to rotate on a stud 82 projecting downwardly from the machine frame. Said stud 82 is preferably formed'with an enlargement 83 upon which said ratchet wheel is supported.

.84 denotes a spring surrounding the stud 82 and connected at its opposite ends respectively to the 'framework and to the ratchet wheel 81, said spring-tending 'normally/)to rotate the ratchet wheel 81'in a counterclock- Wisev direction.

85 denotes an actuating pawl pivoted on the crank pin 79 and drawn into a position to engage at its end the teeth ofthe ratchet wheel 81 by means of a spring 864 secured at -one end to a pin 87 projecting from said pawl and at the opposite jend to the frame@ 88 denotes a bracket secured to the framework and formed at its lower end with a guard 89 adapted to engage the' end of the pawl 85 and hold the same out vof engage-l ment with the teeth of the ratchet wheel 81 except through a portionof the'travelpf` said pawl, the arrangement being'such that at `1each rotation of the shaft 67 the pawl 85 will turn the ratchet Wheel 81 in a clockwise direction, as shown by the arrow on Fig. 11,

" the space'l of one tooth.

bracket 88 and held by a spring 91 in a position to engage at its end the teeth of the ratchet wheel and hold said ratchet wheel in the position to Which it is advanced by the pawl against the tension of the spring 84. The pawl is rovided with'a linger piece'92 by means o ,which said pawl may l be moved out @of engagement with the ratchet wheel81, While the pawl S50-is provided with a' pin 93 which is engaged by thel pawl 90 when the latterJ is disengaged from the ratchet wheel 81, thereby disengaging the pawl 85 also and placing the ratchetiwheel 81 Junder thefinfluence of the spring 84 by which said ratchet wheel is returned to its initial or predetermined position.`

94 denotes a shouldered stop plate secured to the ratchet wheel 81, as by screws 95.

' The stop plate 94 is formed with a series of plaie cla'ip s crew` 97 to a lug 98 projecting fromradially extending shoulders arranged at progressively increasing distances from the center of the ratchet wheel., A e

, 96 denotes an adjustable `stop which, in the construction shown, comprises .a slotted adjustably secured by means' of a with vtheend thereof at a greater or less distance from the center of the ratchet wheel 81 said end may be caused to engage any desired shoulder on the stop plate 94, thereby arresting' the movement of ratchet wheel 81 under the influence of the ,v spring 84 at any one of a plurality of points.

The shoulders on the plate 94 are preferably designated by numerals indicating numbers of coins whichthe machine may be adj usted to pass before being brought to rest, as will y presently be more fully explained.

' brought into a position to be engaged by the stop shoulder' 8O on the crank disk 78 when the latter is rotated in the direction of' the arrow on Fig. 11 by the shaft 67 andcounting wheel 66, thereby locking said shaft and counting wheel against further rotation.

The operation of the machine as thus far described is as follows. The` machine is initially setto count coins of any desired del nomination by' soladjusting the sleeve `39 widthof the coin guideway, will be subLb stahtially equal to the diameter of such coin.

i l fz As shown in the drawings the mechanism is 90 denotesa holding pawl plvoted to the motor 32 started or the shaft 21 rotated by' the crank 22 as desired. A suitable number of coins are then swept from the tray 16 upon the centrifugal wheel 18, which is rotated in the direction of the' arrows applied `thereto in Figs. l and 5. The centrifugal action induced by the rotation of said wheel causes the coins'thereon to be thrown to the outer edge thereof `where they are retained by the rim 44. As said coins are carried around to the rejecting wheel 37 such of said coins as are inproper position will pass beneath the edge of said Wheel. Inasmuch as f the adjustment of said wheel'is such that-the space between the same and the wheel 18 is equal only to the thickness of one coin it fol- `lows that the coins must pass under said wheel one at a time. If twoA coins are brought to the rejection lWheel one-super imposed upon the other, as indicated in Fig. 5, said coins will not pass beneath the wheel but. by reason of the direction of rotation of said wheel, will beth'rown to the left toward the center of the centrifugal wheel- 18 and caused to travel around with said centrifugal wheel again. Any coin of greater thickness than that for which \the machine is adjusted, and ,which may accidentally havev found .its way into the machine, will be similarly swept aside by the rejecting. wheel. Such coins as pass properly beneath the rejecting wheel 37 will, by reason of the centrifugal` action and Vthe tangential arrangement of the coin guideway, be -carried into said guideway and beneaththe bar 50, which, as above eXplained, coperates with the rejecting wheel 37 in preventing the pase sage of more thanone coin at aftime. Should two coins assume such a position as is indicated in Fig. 1, and which position, by rea; son of the centrifugal action, might prevent either from passing between the guide members 46 and 47, the end 35 Vof thel spring pusher or clearer 33 will, at the proper time in the rotation of the wheel 18, engage'the first ofvsaid coins and force it from its position on. the pointed end 102 of .the guide member 47. 4 l yThe yielding nature of theu'pusher 33 prevents any breakage of parts should the coins become so tightly jammed as to be incapable of beingfpushed aside as above described.` The .coins having passed the bar 50|pass be` tween the Wheels 51- and1 56 by.which said coins are tightly gripped and positively fed past the countingwheel 66. In passing the latter wheel each coin, by engagement with the adjacent armv on said wheel, causesffjthe same tov be turned through one-fifth of a rotation, after which said coin is discharged through the chute 75 into the receptacle 76. The counting wheel' occupies a fixed position with respect to the fixed guide member 46- vand is normally held by the positioning--pawl 68 with-one of its arms extended into tlje vguideway, and the adjustment of the guide member 47 from the guide member 46 in accordance with the diameter of the coiris being counted renders 'it impossible for a coin to pass between the wheels 51 and 56 without engaging and operating the count-c ing wheel 66 as above described, while the parts hereinbefore referred .to render it impossible for the coinsto pass through themachine one superimposed upon'another, so that as each c oin passes through the machine the counting Wheel 66 must be turned through one fifth of a rotation. The rotation of said counting wheel is transmitted, through the gears 72 and 73, to the register 74, which'is so constructed as directly to indicate `the number of coins which have passed the countingwheel. The preciseconstruction of` the register 74 forms no part of the present invention and may be of any suitable character familiar to those skilled in the art, thel only essential characteristic thereof being that the same be so arranged as to be advanced one number at each ractionaLrotaany additional coins.' s"

ltion of the wheel corresponding to the coins the following additional adjustments are initially made. justed as to engage the shoulder on the stop 'plate 94 corresponding to thenumber of coins in question. As shown in Fig. 11 the partsare adjusted to'count twenty coins, while as shown in Fig. 12 the same parts are adjusted to count fifty coins. The pawls and 90 are then swung v outwardly by means of thie finger Apiece 92, thereby releasing the ratchet wheel 81and-permitting the spring 84 to turn the samev until the desired shoulder Aon the plate 94 is brought into engagement with-the stop 96." Having been so adjusted-the mechanism is started and the coins fed past the counting wheel as above described. Y

At eachcomplete rotation of the counting wheel 66, corresponding in the construction shown to the passage of ve coins, the .pawl 85 willV be given a complete reciprdcation,

therebyvturning the ratchet wheel 81 in a4 clockwise direction through the space of one tooth. With the parts adjusted as shown 1n Fig. 11 -when the ratchet wheel 81- has The stp 96is so ad-n been turned through the space of four teeth,

corresponding to the passage .ot twentyl A coins,- theaarm 99 will `have been turned into the position shownv dotted linesv in said ligure an'dwill be itnnediately engaged by the stop shoulder 80, thereby locking the lcounting wheel 66 against further 'rotation and positively preventing the ,passage lof `When the machine` is automatically operated by a continuously runningy motor such vided, reference being had to Figs. 9, 11 and 12: 103 and 104' denote vwires or conductors forming a part of the-circuit to the electric motor 32.

oi' well-known form, to a xed contact memnected to a pivoted contact member 106 co'- operating with the contact member 105, said contact members` constituting a switch controlling the circuit to the motorf32. The

vasthat shown at 32Iin Fig. 1 it is desirable The wire or conductor 103 is connected, as by a binding post of any usual -ber 105, while the wire 104 is similarly con'- 'Y contact members 105 and 106 are referably'.

suitably insulated from the machine iframe, as byl an' insulating bushing 115 earned by ratchet wheel 81.

by the arm 99 an'd preferably insulatedv therefrom, as by an insulating plate V108. The'flnger 107 is adapted, whenthe arm 99 is moved into position to be engaged by the stop shoulder 80, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 11, to engage the pivoted'contact mem-y ber 106 and separate the same from the contact member 105, thereby breaking the .cir-

cuit to the motor 32 and stopping the machine. j

In order yto increase the possible counting capacity of the machine the following mechanism may be provided: 109 denotes an auxiliary ratchet wheel mounted to rotate on the enlargement 83 of the stud 82 'below the Preferably the vertical position of the ratchet wheel 109 is fixed by means of a collar 110 adjustably secured to the reduced lower end 111 of the stud 82 by -means of a set screw 112, whereby said auxiliary ratchet wheel 109 may be retained 1n the inoperative positionshown in full lines in Fig. 9 or may be raised into the op? erative position shown in dotted lines in said figure, in which position said auxiliary ratchet wheel will be engaged by the end of the pawl 85, which ismade of a suiiicient breadth for this purpose as shown in said figure. The auxiliary ratchet wheel 109 is of slightly greater diameter than the ratchet wheel 81, so that the bases of the teeth of the former lie slightly outsidev the extremities of the teeth of the latter. When in engagement with the ratchet wheel 109 the pawl 85 is' prevented from engaging the teeth of the ratchet wheel 81. One of the teeth of the ratchet wheel 109 is eut to a greater depth than the others so that when in engagement with this tooth the pawl 85 is permitted also to engage the corresponding tooth of the ratchet 81 and operate the latter as well as the ratchet wheel 109. 113

denotes a spring pressed retaining pawl pivoted on an extension of the lug 98 and cooperating with the ratchet wheel 109 t prevent retrograde rotation thereof.

The operation of the mechanism last described is as follows: As shown the auxiliary ratchet wheel 109 is provided with twenty teeth, thereby multiplying by twenty the counting capacity of the machine, inasmuch as, in Lorder to produce a movement of the'ratchet wheel 81 through the space of one tooth, the ratchet wheel 109 must be given a complete rotation corresponding to twenty complete rotationsl of the counting wheel 66. As shown in Fig. 12 the adjust# yment is such as to provide for the counting of one thousand coins, the stop 96 being set to engage the shoulder marked 50 on the tooth l move the same away stop plate 94, which shoulder provides for. a movement of ten teeth of the ratchet wheel 81. At each complete rotation of the shaft.`

coins, the ratchet wheel 109 is advanced one without, however, advancing the ratchet wheel 81. After a complete rotation of the ratchet Wheel 109 through the space of twenty teeth, and corresponding "to the 'passage of one hundred coins, the ratchet wheel 8 1 is advanced one tooth. This operation is continued until the ratchet wheel has been advanced. through the space of ten teeth, 'corresponding toten times one hundred or one thousand goinms, after which the arm 99 is brought into a position to be engaged bythe stop,shoulder80 and the mechanismfstopped'as above described. f Having thus described my invention 1 claim: v j

1. 1n a coin counting machine, in combibination, a centrifugal wheel, a shaft operatively connected with said wheel for rotating the same, rotating said on said shaft,

shaft, a notched collar fast with said collar, a motor, and operative connections intermediate said motor and 2. In a coin counting machine, in combination, a centrifugal wheel, a guideway communicating with said Wheel, and a pusher carried 'by' said wheel and'adapted adapted 'to engage coins improperly posi-A tioned in the mouth of said guideway and l from said guidway.

4. Ina coin counting machine, in combination, a centrifugal .wheel provided with an opening therethrough, a guideway com municating with said wheel, andI a spring pushersecured to the under side of'said wheel and having an angular end extending through said' opening adapted to engage coins improperly positioned in the mouth of said guideway and movev the same away from said guideway.

5. 1nv a coin counting machine, in combi? nation, a centrifugal wheel, a pair of guide members forming a guideway communicating with said wheel, one of said guide members having a pointed end extending over said wheel,4 and a pusher carried by said wheel and adapted to engage coins improperly positioned` in the mouth of said guideway and force theA same away from the pointed end of said guide member.

a gear loose on said shaft, a pawl carried by said gear and coperating- '67, corresponding to the passage of five y vse a manually operated crank for 'l 6. In a coincounting machine, in combination, a centrifugal'wheel and a rejecting wheel overlapping the edge of said centrifugal wheel arranged parallel thereto, and spaced above thesame.

7. In a coin counting machine, in `combination, a centrifugal wheel, a rejecting p wheel overlapping the edge \of said centrifugal wheel arranged parallel thereto, and spaced above the same, andjmeans for rotating said wheels in opposite directions.

8: Ina coin counting macthine, in combination, a centrifugal wheel, a rejecting Wheel overlapping the edge of said centrifugal wheel arranged parallelthereto, and l spaced above the same, ashaft, and oppositely disposed worm gearing operatively connecting said shaft withsaid wheels respectively for rotating said wheels in 'oppbsite directions. l

9. In a com countmg machine, in combl- .nation, a centrifugal wheel, a rejecting .wheel overlapping the edge of said centrifugal wheel and arranged parallel thereto,

and means for adjustably supporting said rejecting wheel vin vspaced relation/to said centrifugal wheel. v

10: In a coin counting machine, inl combination, a frame having a split portion, a centrifugalwheel-journaled in said frame,

a rejecting wheel overlapping 'the edge of said centrifugal wheel, a shaft on which saidrejecting wheelis mounted-, a sleeve in which saidV shaft is journaled, said sleevey being adjustablyheld in the split portion of said frame `for supporting said rejecting wheel, in variably spaced relation to saidwheel overlapping the edge of said centrifugal wheel' arranged parallel thereto, and spaced' above the same, a coin guideway communicating with said centrifugal wheel beneath said rejecting wheel, and a pusher carried by said centrifugal wheel and adapted4 to 'engage coins improperly positioned in the mouth of said guideway and movel the same' away 'from lsaid guideway.

13. In a coin counting machine, 1n com- ,.'l-bination, a centrifugal wheel; a rejectingv wheel overlapping the `edge of said centrifu gal wheel and spaced above the same, and a pair of guidexmembers forming a' coin l' '-guideway 'communicating with said centrif fuga'l. wheels-beneath said rejecting. wheel,

oneofszaidgiiide membershaving a pointedI -en d extending beneath said rejecting wheel, Y said end being recessed on its upper face to receive said rejecting wheel.

14. In a coin counting machine, in combination, .a centrifugal wheel, va rejecting wheel overlappingtlieedge of said centrifugal wheel and spaced above the same, a pair of guide members forming a guideway communicating with said centrifugal wheel beneath said rejecting wheel, one of said guide members having a pointed endextending beneath 4Vsaidv rejecting wheel, said end being recessed on: its lupper face to re- 'ceive said rejecting wheel, and a' pusher` carried by said centrifugal .wheel and adapted to engage coins improperly positioned in the mouth of said guideway and forcethe same away from the pointed end of said guide member.

15. A coin counting machine comprising a centrifugal lwheel; a rejecting wheel overlapping the edge of said centrifugal wheel arranged parallel' thereto, and spaced above the same, a coin4 guideway communicating with said centrifugal wheel beneath said rejecting wheel and adapted to receive the coins from said centrifugal Wheel, and

means for-counting said coins in their passage through said guideway.

16. A coin counting machine comprising a centrifugal wheel, a rejecting wheel loverlapping the vedge of said centrifugal wheelsupporting said rejecting wheel in spaced relation to said centrifugal wheel, said supporting means being adjustable to vary the space between said wheels to accommodate coins of diferent thickness, a coin guideway and arranged parallel thereto, means for communicating with said centrifugal wheel beneath said rejecting Wheel, said guideway being adjustable'in width to accommodate coins of different diameters, and means for .counting said coins in their passage through said guideway. o

17. A coin counting machine comprising a centrifugal wheel, a rejecting wheel overlapping the edge of said centrifugal wheel arranged paral el thereto, and spaced above the sameLa table adjacent the edge of said centrifugal wheel, a-pair of guide members on said table forming a coin guideway communicating with [sai centrifugal wheel be- "neath said rejectin wheel, one of said members being adjusta le o n said table with respect to the .other of said members to vary thewidth-of said guideway, and countlng means su inginto sald ideway. i 18. In .a com counting machine, in combination, a centrifugl wheel, a rejectin wheel overlapping the edge of said centri .ugal wheel arranged parallel thereto, and spacedA above the same, a .coin guideway communicating with said centrifugalwheel beneath said rejecting wheel, a counting pported by said table and extendy Wheel extending into saidguideway, means for feeding coins through said guideWay past said counting Wheel, and a bar 'extending over said guideway between sald rejecting Wheel andfeeding means to compel the j v ing coins, a paWl operated by vsaid'mechapropenpassage ofthe coins from said rejecting Wheel to said counting Wheel.

19. ln a coin counting machine, in combination, a frame, a table supported by s aid o frame and having an opening, acount1ng Wheel on said table adjacent said opening, a feeding Wheel beneath said table and eX- tending through said openilg, a shaft, means for rotating said shaft, gears connecting said shaft and feeding-Wheel, a bracketf supported by said frame, pivoted to said bracket above said table, a presser Wheel carried by said yoke and cooperating with said feeding wheel,a spring coperating with said yoke for pressing said presser-Wheel4 toward saidl feeding Wheel, and a stop carried by said yoke and coperating with' said bracketto limit the movement ofsaid presserwheel toward said- 'feeding Wheel.

- 20. ln a coin 'counting machine, in, combination, a centrifugal Wheel, a rejecting wheel roverlapp'ing the edge of said centrifugal Wheel and spaced above the same, means for rotating said Wheels in opposite directions, a guidevvay communicating With said centrifugal ing wheel, and a pusher carried by said centrifugal `Wheel and adapted to engage and dislodge coins improperly positioned in the mouth of said guideWay.

21.- A coin counting machine comprising mechanism for feeding and counting coins, a 'paWl operated by said mechanism, .a ratchet Wheel operated by said pawl, means operated by'said'ratchet Wheel for rendering said feeding and counting mechanism 'peripheral teeth one of which is cut' 'inoperative after a'predetermined number of operations, and a second raktcht Wheel of greater diameter than saidv first named 'ratchet Wheel arranged concentric therevgiith and also engaged by said pawl, said last named ratchet Wheel having a plurality of peripheral teeth one of which is out to `a suiiicient depth to permit said paWl to engage said first named ratchet Wheel.

22. A coin counting machine comprising mechanism 'forfeeding and counting coins, a pawl operated by said mechanism, a ratchet Wheel operated by said pawl, means operated by said ratchet Wheel for rendering said feeding and counting mechanism inoperative after a predetermined number of operations, and a second ratchet Wheel of greater.. diameter than said first named ratchet Wheel and having, a plurality `of 'depth of the teeth on said firstfnamed ratchet Wheel, saidlast named ratchetwvheel beingfcoa-axiaslly arranged `with respect to a yoke Wheel beneath said rejecteiations, and a paWl for' holding said ratchet Wheel against retrograde mfeggement prolfeedingy and counting y-mechanism inoperato the said first named ratchet wheel and being axiallyadj-ustable irto and out of position' for engagement by sr id paWl.

23. A coin counting machine comprising a frame, mechanism for feeding and countnism, a stud projecting from said frame, a ratchet Wheel rotatably mounted on said .stud and operated by said paWl, means operated by said ratchet Wheel for rendering v said feeding and countingmechanism inoperative` after a predetermined number of operations, a second ratchet Wheel of greater diameter than said first named ratchet .Wheel but having one tooth cut to the depth of the vteeth on said first named ratchet Wheel,

an actuating paw] operated by said mechanism, a ratchet WheelL advanced by said pawl, means operated by said ratchet Wheel for rendering said feeding and counting mechanism inoperativei after va predeterminednumber of operations, "a pawl for holding said ratchet Wheel against retrograde movement, and means whereby said paWls may be simultaneously disengaged from said ratchet Wheel. y. a 25. A coin counting machine comprising mechanism for feeding and counting coins, an actuating paWl operated'by saidnlechanism and'lfiaving a projecting pin, a ratchet Wheel operated' by said pawl, means advanced byisaid'ratchet .wheel for rendering v said feeding and counting mechanism inoperative after a predetermined number of opvided with a finger piece forreleasing the same, said holding pawl being arranged When released to engage the pin onsaid actuating pawl and release said actuating paWl. i

26. A coin counting machine comprising mechanism-for feeding and counting coins, a pavvl operated by said mechanism, a ratchet Wheeloperated by said pawl, a pawl guard for preventing' the engagement of said gpawl With said ratchet Wheel except at predetermined times, and means operated by`lv said ratchet Wheel for rendering said tive after a predetermiI/ied number of-operations. f i

27. A coin counting machine comprising a counting Wheel, means for. feeding coins past said counting Wheel, locking means associated with said counting Wheel, a llocking i memberl coperating Withl said locking,

v'means for locking said counting Wheel against operation, and means operated by said counting Wheel for progressively moving said locking member toward locking po 29. 4A coin counting machine comprising a counting Wheel, means for feeding coins past said counting Wheel, a shaft on which said counting Wheel is mounted provided with a stopshoulder, a stop armlfor engaging said shoulder`v and locking said shaft, and means operated by said shaft vfor progressively moving said stop arm toward locking position. y

30. A coin counting machine comprising a counting Wheel, means for feeding coins past said counting wheel, a shaft on which said counting' Wheel is mounted provided With a stop shoulder, a stop armfor engaging said shoulder and locking said shaft, means operated' by said shaft for progressively moving said locking arm toward lockingA position, an electric motor for actuat- 1ng sald -feedlng means, a swltch Afor controlling the cricuit tosaid motor, and means von saidstop arm for opening said switchwhen said stop arm is in locking position.

31. A coin counting machine ,comprising a vcounting Wheel, means'for :feeding coins past said counting wheel, a shaft on which said counting Wheel is mounted lprovided with a stop shoulder, a stop armfor en aging said shoulder and locking said sha t, ,a'

crank pin carried by said shaft, and vmeans.

operated by said crank pin for progressively movingsaid stop arm toward locking position.

32. A coin counting machine comprising mechanism for, feeding and counting coins, a member progressivelymovedin one direction` by. said mechanism from a predetermi-ned starting point, means operated by said member for rendering said mechanism inoperative When said member hasv been moved to a predetermined point, and means for. limiting the movement of said member in. the opposite direction to determine said starting point.

33. A coin counting machine comprising mechanism forlfeedin and. counting coins,

' a progressiyely movab e member, means opy erated by sald member when moved to a predetermined point for rendering said mechanism inoperative, means operated by said 'mechanism for progressively moving said member, said last named means being movable to release vsaid member, and means 4for automatically moving said `member, When released, into a predetermined starting position. A p

34. A coin'counting machine comprising mechanism for feedin and counting coins, a progressively movab e member, means-operated by said member when moved to a predetermined point for rendering said mechanism inoperative, means operated by said mechanism for progressivelymoving said member in" a forward directlon, said last namedjmeans being movable to release said member, means for mving said member inJ a retrograde direction When released, and adjustable means for limiting the retrograde movement of said member.

V35. A coin counting machine comprising mechanism for .feeding and counting coins, a memberprogressively moved in one direction by said mechanism, means operated by said member 'for rendering said mechanism.

inoperative when moved to a predetermined3 point, a stop plate secured to said member i and provided with a series of shoulders, and Ja' stop coperating with said stop plate. for limiting the movement of said member in the opposite direction, saidy stop fbeing adjlstable to cause the same to engage any`of the shoulders on said stop plate.

36. A coin counting machine comprising a frame, mechanism for feeding and counting coins, a member progressively moved in one direction by said mechanism, means opmechanism inoperative when moved toa erated by said member for rendering said predetermined point, a 'sto plate secured to said member and provide with a series f shoulders, a vslotted plate coperating with said stop plate .for'limiting the movement' I of said' member in the opposite direction, and a screw 4passin through the s1 plate lfor ad3ustab y clamping thesame to said frame in position to engage any predetermined shou der on said stop plate.

37.4 A coin 'counting machine comprising -mechanism for feeding and counting coins, a member progressively rotated in one direction by .said mechanism, means operated by said member for' rendering said mechanism inoperative when turned to a predetermined point, a 'spring'for rotatingsaid member in the opposite direction, a stop plate secured to said-,member and provided with a series of shoulders, and' astop coin said operating with 'said stop plate for limiting the'movement of said member under the influencerof said spring, said stopbeing adjustable to cause the same to e the shoulders on saidstop plate. 38. -A coin countingA machine comprising ngage any' of Y mechanism for feeding and counting coins,.

an actuating pawl operated by saidv mechanism, a ratchet wheel progressively rotated Maasaiy l ,9

in one direction-jby said pawl, means opleasedby said pawls, and means for limiting 10 erated by said ratchet wheel when'turned the movement of said ratchet wheel under to a predetermined-peint for rendering said the inuence of said spring.

`feeding and counting mechanism inopera- In testimony whereof I aix my signature tive, a holding paw'l for said ratchet wheel, in presence of two witnesses. r means whereby said pawls may be simul- JOHN F. WEBENDORFER. taneously disengaged from said- .ratchet lWitnesses: wheel, a spring-for rotating said ratchet E. CULVER,

wheel in the opposite directionv when re- H. iV.' MEADE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification453/35, 453/57
Cooperative ClassificationG07D9/04