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Publication numberUS1151792 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 31, 1915
Filing dateAug 12, 1914
Priority dateAug 12, 1914
Publication numberUS 1151792 A, US 1151792A, US-A-1151792, US1151792 A, US1151792A
InventorsOtto Jaeger
Original AssigneeInd Service Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing apparatus.
US 1151792 A
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DISPENSING APPARATUS.

APPLICATION FILED AuG.I2. 1914.

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OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR, BY MESNE ASSIGN- COMPANY, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA,

DISPENSING APPARATUS.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug.. 31, 19315.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, @TTC JAEGER, citizen of the United States, residing in the city of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful 1inprovements in Dispensing Apparatus, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification.

The object of my invention is to provide a novel, simple and ecient dispensing apparatus paticiilarly adapted vfor dispensing folded sheets of paper and devices of similar character, one at a time, from a suitable holder or container.

With this object in view, my invented apparatus consists of the elements and the combinations of them hereinafter fully described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings, illustrating my invention: Figure 1 is a vertical section through my improved apparatus, the chamber containing the articles to be dispensed, and through mechanism for dispensing the articles, showing the dispensing mechanism in readiness for operation. Fig. 2 is a view ofthe lower portion of Fig. 1, showing the position of the dispensing mechanism immediately after .the operation thereof to dispense `an article from the apparatus. Fig. 3 is a horizontal section, on line 3-3 of Fig. 1, omitting the articlesto be dispensed. Fig. 4 is a vertical section, on line 4 -4 -of Fig. 1, omitting the articles to be dispensed. Fig. 5 is a vertical section, on line 5-5 0f Fig. 1.

Referring to the drawings, 6 designates the base of the machine or apparatus and 7 a frame or casing rising from the base.

Thev casing 7 includes vertically-extending walls 8, 9 and 10 inclosing a chamber or container 11 adapted to receive and contain the articles 12 to be dispensed. The forward wall 8 ofthe container 11 has a discharge opening the articles 12 may be successively projected by devices hereinafter described. IThe discharge opening 13 is normally closed by a door 14 hinged at 15 to a part of the casing and hanging normally in the closed position shown in Fig. 1, by gravity.

The container 11 is provided with a hori- 13 therein through which` most .zontal bottom wall or plate 1G, and, extending inwardly from the side walls 9 of the conta'iner 11, above the bottom plate 16, are side plates 17 adapted to support the stack of articles 12 within the container 11. r1`he plates 17 have a space between them, and the forward ends of the plates 17 are spaced from the forward wall 8 of the container, as shown, for purposes hereinafter appearing.

The articles 12 to be dispensed, herein shown, are folded sheets of paper, each comprising a flat body 18, shaped to fit freely into the container 11, and an end portion 19 folded, at 20, and extending beneath one end of the body portion 18, as clearly shown in Fig. 1. When the articlesA 12 are stacked 'within the container 11, the stack rests upon the supporting plates 17, and the folded end portions 19 are all above the space between the forward ends of the plates 17 and the forward wall 8.of the container 11; and, owing to the natural tendency of the folded paper to spring back and resume its original unfolded condition, the folded end portion 19 of the lowermost article 12 will spring down from the body 18 thereof and bear against the bottom plate 16 of the container 11, as shown in Fig. 1.

Between the bottom plate 16 and the supporting plates 17 in the lower portion of the container 11, and rearwardly of the downwardly-extending end portion 19 of the lowermost article 12, is a horizontal ejector plate 21. The ejector plate 21 is carried by a carriage plate 21 being secured on a bracket 23 which projects upwardly from the forward 22, the rear end of the ejectorr end of the carriage 22 and through a slot is supported on suitable rollers 25 in a guideway 26 formed between upwardly eX- tending side plates 27 on the base 6, as

shown. When the carriage 22 and therewith the plate 21 are moved from the position shown in Fig. 1 to the position shown in Fig. 2, the forward portion of the ejector late will enter between the folded portion 19 of the lowermost article 12 and the body thereof and will engage the fold 20 and pro-v ject the forward portion of the said lowerarticle 12 out through the discharge opening 13, at the same time raising the door 14. rAfter the article 12 has been thus projected through the opening 13, it may be readily drawn from the container 11 by hand. l

To prevent the lowermost article 12, while being ejected or withdrawn from the container'll, from carrying with it-any other article or articles 12 resting thereon, I provide a brush, comprising a block .28`and .bristles 29 extending downwardly therefrom. The lower ends of the bristles 29 are' and another plate 34 of the casing 7 by means of screws 35 extending through openings in the plate 34, and through slots 36 in the plate 31, and screwed into the plates 33. By'loosening the screw 35 the block 28 may be adjusted vertically to vary the distance between the roller 3() and the lower ends of the bristles 29 to insure a proper working of the apparatusv under different conditions.

To actuate the carriage 22 and therewith the ejector plate 21, I provide the following mechanism: Secured on the carriage 22 is a gear rack 37 which co-acts with a gear wheel 38 on a shaft 39 extending transversely over the carriage 22 and mounted to turn in suitable bearings 40 rising from the side walls 27 of the guideway 26 for the carriage 22. The shaft 39 is provided with a gear segment 41 which co-acts with a gear rack 42 on a vertically-reciprocative plunger 43 mounted to slide in parts of the casing 7. The plunger 43 is maintained normally elevated and the carriage 22 in the rearward position shown in Fig. 1, by the action of a spiral spring 44 having one end secured to the shaft 39 and the other end secured to the casing 7 and tending to turn the shaft 39 in the direction of the arrow in Fig. 1.

When the plunger 43 is depressed from the normal position shown in Fig. 1 to the position shown in Fig. 2, the 'parts will be moved to the position shown in Fig. 2 and v the lowermost article 12 vwill Vbe projected through the discharge opening 13; and when the downward pressure is removed vfrom the plunger 43, the parts' will be returned to the normal position shown in Fig. 1 by the spring 44, for a succeeding operation after the lowermost article is entirely removed from the container 11 by hand.` Thus the articles 12 may be successively removed from the container' 11 by hand.

Itl will be observed that the plunger 43 for voperating the mechanism for successively ejecting the articles 12 is located within a chamber 45 formed by Walls of the casing, and, therefore, it will be readily understood that a suitable coin-controlled mechanism may be contained within the chamber 45 for operating the plunger 43, so that one article 12 may be projected through the discharge opening 13 each time a coin is inserted Vinto the apparatus. 4

Should it be desired to operate the plunger 43 directly by hand, it may be extended up through and above the top of the casing and provided with a suitable handle or knob 46 on the upper end thereof, as indicated by dot-and-dash lines in Fig. l. It will be observed that the machine or apparatus is broken away at the top of Fig. 3 and at the right hand side of Figs. 4 and 5. This is to indicate that the machine may be made any desired size and that any desired number of separately operated dispensing` devices and containers 11 may be arranged side by side and included in one inclosing casing.

I claim 1. In a dispensing apparatus, a casing providing a container for the articles to be dispensed and having a discharge opening in the front wall thereof, a horizontally reciprocative ejector plate movable within the lower portion of the container, means to support and guide said plate, a rotatable shaft, means to support said shaft, a gear wheel cnsaid shaft, a vertically reciprocative plunger having a gear rack co-acting with said gear wheel, and means operated by said shaft for moving the ejector plate.

2. In a dispensing apparatus, a casing providing a container for the articles to be dispensed and having a discharge opening in the front wall thereof, a horizontally reciprocative ejector plate movable within the lower portion of the container, means to support `and guide said plate, a rotatable shaft, means to support said shaft, a gear wheel on said shaft, a vertically reciprocative plunger having a `gear rack 4co-acting with said g'ear wheel, a second gear wheel on vsaid shaft, and a gear rack operated by said gear wheel and operating the ejector rack on said carriage co-acting with said gear wheel.

4. In a dispensing apparatus, a casing providing a container for the articles to be dispensed and having a discharge opening in the front Wall-thereof, a horizontally reciprocative ejector platemovable Within the lower portion of the container, means to support and guide said plate, a rotatable shaft, means to support said shaft, means operative to turn said shaft in one direction, a spiral spring having one end connected to said shaft and the other end connected to said casing and tending to turn said shaft in the reverse direction, and means operated by said shaft for reciprocating said ejector plate.

5. In a dispensing apparatus, a casing providing a container for the articles to be dispensed and having a discharge. opening in the front Wall thereof, a horizontal ejector plate movable within the lower portion of the container, a horizontally reciprocative carriage connected to said plate, means to support and guide said carriage, a shaft journaled in said casing, a gear Wheel on said shaft, a gear rack on said carriage colacting with said gear Wheel, a spiral spring having one end connected to said shaft and the other end connected to said tion of the container, a horizontally recip' rocative carriage connected to said plate, means to support and guide said carriage, a shaft journaled in said casing, a gear Wheel on said shaft, a gear rack on said carriage (zo-acting with said gear Wheel, a spiral spring having one end connected to said shaft and the other end connected to said casing and tending to turn said shaft in one direction, a gear segment on said shaft, a v

vertically reciprocative plunger !provided With a gear rack co-acting with said segment, and means to support and guide said plunger.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto aiiixed my signature this 11th day of August, A. D. 1914.

OTTO JAEGER.

lVitnesses:

W. Y. IRWIN, WM. L. FLooD.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification221/275, 221/251, 221/250, 221/36, 271/2
International ClassificationA47F3/026
Cooperative ClassificationA61F6/005, G07F11/16