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Publication numberUS1159826 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 9, 1915
Filing dateJul 30, 1910
Priority dateJul 30, 1910
Publication numberUS 1159826 A, US 1159826A, US-A-1159826, US1159826 A, US1159826A
InventorsJohn P Buckley
Original AssigneeJohn P Buckley
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Machine for counting paper money.
US 1159826 A
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l. P. BUCKLEY.

MACHINE FOR couNTlNG PAPER MONEY.

APPLICATION FILED 1ULY`30| 1910.

Patented NOV. 9, 1915.

3 SHEETS-SHEET l.

J. P. BUCKLEY.

MACHINE FOR couNTlNG PAPER MONEY.

APPLICATION FILED JULY 30, I9I0.

Patented Nov. 9, 1915.

3 SHEETS-SHEET 2- 1. P. BUCKLEY.

MACHINE FOR couNTlNG PAPER MONEY.

APPLICATION FILED JULY 30 I9l0.

GQM @www MXN@ M JOHN IBUCKLEY, OF WASHINGTON, DISTRICT 0F COLUMBIA.

MACHINE FOR GOUNTING PAPER MONEY.

Specication of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 9, 1915.

Application le July 30, 1910. Serial No. 574,678. I

To all whom it may Concern: E

Be it known that 1, JOHN P. Buckner, a citizen of the United States, residing at Vashington, in the District of Columbia, have invented new and useful. Improvements in Machines for Counting YPaper Money, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to an improved machine for use in counting paper money, and has for its main object the provision of means whereby the money, upon being fed to the machine, will be accurately counted.

A further object of the invention is to provide means whereby, when a certain predetermined number of bills has been counted, the machine will come to rest, vandthe counting of any further bill or bills will be prevented until the machine is reset for further operation. U

A still further object of the invention is to provide means for keeping any particular package of money which has been counted separate and distinct from any other package or bulk, whereby errors made in the original packaging or bundling may be readily traced.

The invention as embodied in one form is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a vertical longitudinalsectional view of the apparatus, taken on the line 1-1 of Fig. 4; Fig. 2 a transverse vertical sectional view, taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 4, looking toward the forward portion of the machine; Fig. 3 a similar view, taken on the line 3 3 of Fig. 4, looking forwardly; Fig. 4 a top plan view of the machine, portions being shown in section to more clearly illustrate certain parts thereof; Fig. 5 a transverse vertical sectional view, taken on the line 5-5 -of Fig. 4, illustrating the cut-out device for the electric circuit; Fig. 6 a sectional view, showing the parts illustrated in Fig. 1, with a bill in position and the upper gates or supporting leaves elevated; Fig. 7 a transverse vertical sectional view, taken on the line 7 7 of Fig. 6, showing the gates or leaves in the same relative positions as those which they occupy in Fig. 6; Fig. 8 a similar view, taken on the line 8-8 of Fig. 6, the partsbeing in the same relative positions; Fig. 9 a detail perspective view of the counter-actuating pawl and its allied parts; and Fig. 10 a diagrammatic View showing the circuits employed in the machine.

In the drawings 1 denotes'a base' or stand surmounted by a housing open at the' front and divided into two receptacles, 2`and 3, by a pair of hinged gates or 'shelves 4y and 5, the former beingv secured .at one edge to a rock-shaft 6', Fig. :2, while the latter is secured to a similar 'shaft 7 Anarm or lever 8 ,1s secured 4to the rearwardly-.projecting end of the shaft 6, lthe outer end of said lever being'conneqted by a link 9 to a similar arm or lever 10, secured to the shaft 7. A hand lever 11 is also secured to the shaft 7, and by reason of the Same, as 'will be clearly apparent upon reference to Fig. 2,

the vgates or leaves 4 and 5 may beswung downwardly'to discharge the counted bills which may be resting thereon into the receptacle 3. Normally the gates stand in the position shownlin Fi 2, forming a false floor for the vrecep'tac e 2 upon which the bills, as they are counted, will be. automatically stacked.

A similar pair of vgates or'hinged shelves 12 and 13 are mounted in the upper portion of the housing or framework, said shelves being shown in their lowered position in Figs. 1, 8 and 4, and in their elevated position in Figs. 6, 7 and 8. Gate 12 is secured to and carried by a rock shaft 14, said shaft being provided at its rear end'with an arm or lever 15, which latter is connected at its outer end by a link 16 to the outer end of a similar lever 17 secured upon a rock" shaft 18, which carries the gate 13'. Th

gates are thus caused to open and close il# unison each time the rock shaft 18v is oscilllated. -The shaft 18, as will be seein upulif4 reference to Fig. 4, is extended rearwardly" of the main housing and passes through upstanding walls 19 and 20 of the 'supplemental housing or supporting member secured;l to the main frame in any suitable manner, as for instance by bolts and spacing'collars 21,

Fig. 1.

The shaft 18 has secured to it a wheelshaped member 22, the wheel being provided with a groove in which is seated and vsecured one end of a coiled spring 23, the lower end of which is adjustably attached to a fixed portion of the machine. Normally this spring tends `to rotate the Wheel in the direction of the arrow in Fig. 2. Wheel 22 also has attached to one side face .thereof a link 24, the lower end of said link being pivotally attached to an armature 25, fulcrumed upon the supplemental frame,

as at 26. The armature overlies the poles of a magnet 27, said armature workmg 1n opposition to the spring, as will be hereinspaced apart, there being an extra unindicated tooth between the first tooth and that designated 100. The reason for providing this extra tooth will presently appear.

' Secured to the shaft 31, upon which the indicating Qdisk or wheel 29 is mounted, 1s

a disk or member 32, the shaft being mounted in insulated bushings,

asis clearly shown in Fig. 6. Bearing upon the periphery of said disk 32, which is spiral-like inform, is a contact brush 33.- The disk is provided with 'an insulating ,section,34, located adjacent to the high point 35 upon the perimeter of the same, so that when the disk is rotated and the brush 33 passes od the high point it will bear upon the insulated section and thus break the circuit in which the brush and disk are normally included.

Located at the forward upper portion of the machine, in line with the uppermost gates or shelves, is a table or platform 36 upon which the billsfto be counted areplaced one by one by the operator or attendant. Between the inner end of the table and the forward portion of the upper gates is a pair of rollers 37 and 38, said rollers being mounted in insulated bearings, one of them being driven through any suitable agency. Brushes 39 and 40 contact respectively with the shafts of the feed rolls 37 and 38. Normally these rolls are in Contact with each other and the circuit is completed, as will be Seen upon reference to Figs. 4 and 10, through wire'41 leading to a source of current 42, a wire 43 leading to the magnet 27, thence to the brush 33, through disk 32, shaft 31, brush 44 (see Fig. 4) and wire 45 leading to the brush 39. The toothed wheel 294 will, of course, be insulated from the shaft 31, so that the current will not be Ashort-circuited'through said wheel and the pawl to the frame of the machine.

A shunt'connection 46, provided with a normally open switch 47, enables the operator to close the circuit directly through magnet 27 and to thus operate the pawl 28, so as to advance the wheel 29 the distance of one tooth.

Normally the circuit is vclosed by the contact of the rollers 37 and 38, at which time the magnet is energized, its armature pulled down, and through Aits downward movement the wheel-shaped member 22 is partially rotated, and the shaft 18 is so moved as to throw the proximate inner edges of the gates or shelves downwardly. This position is maintained until theoperator presents a bill to the rotating roller, when its forward end will be grasped by the rollers and drawn inwardly between the same.

to swing upwardly in position to receive so the bill or note. The parts are so positioned that after the bill has passed inwardly between the rollers it will lie Hat v upon the gates and as this position is come into contact brought about the rolls with each other and close the circuit, thereby energizing the magnet and bringing the parts to the positions first mentioned. The bill will thenl drop onto the lowermost gates, 4 and 5, where it rlhis action continues until the brush 33 passes off of the high point 35 of the disk or member 32 and onto the circuitfbreaking section 34.

Each time a bill and the circuit is restablished or completed between them, the wheel-shaped member 22 will be moved in a direction the reverse of that indicated by the arrow in Fig. 2, and

as a consequence the pawl 28 will be moved 100 and will advance the indicating wheel the distance of one tooth. When the circuit is again interrupted by the introduction of another bill, the spring 23 will move the wheel-shaped dicated by the arrow in F ig. 2, thus drawing the pawl downwardly the distance of one tooth and aty the same time elevating the armature 25, carrying the parts to the positions shown in Fig. 7 tuation of the armature by the completion of the circuit, the pawl 28 will again advance the indicating wheel. This operation will continue until the brush 33 contacts with the cut-out 34, as which time the counting mechanism will be locked and the upper gates held in their elevated position.

As will be readily appreciated, durino this operation one hundred bills will have 120 passed between the rollers and the counter will indicate the exact number thereof. No more bills can be counted until the disk 32 is moved so as to carry the insulating section 34 from beneath the end of the brush 125A 33; consequently, the upper gates remain closed and it is impossible, even should bills be fed in between the rollers, to count the same and have them discharge onto the already-counted bills resting upon the gates 130 will be supported.

passes from the rollers member 22 in the direction in- 105 where, upon the acjust mentioned, at

bills into the receptacle 3, after which'thelower gates will again be elevated to form a temporary platform for the upper compartment or chamber 2. When this has been accomplished and thel operator desires to count additionalbills, he closes the switch 47 and thereby energizes the magnet and causes the wheel-shaped member 22 to be actuate'd, thus advancing the indicatingwheel 29 and the disk 32 one step, and carrying the insulating section 34 frombeneath the end 0f the brush 33, restablishing the parts in their normal operative positions, again ready to count upon the introduction of bills between the rollers 3.7 and 38.

In the use of the machine in counting money, particularly where the packages are banded and supposed to contain a given number of bills, as for instance one hundred, the operator can readily determine whether or not the package contains the right number, for if it contains only ninetynine, for example, the indicator-will register 99 and no more. The .bills of the short package may then be removed from the machine and the matter rectified by inspection of the band,'which usually contains an indicating mark or character that enables thev proper authority to trace the package back to the partywho banded the same. In such case it is, of course, necessary for the user of the machine to close the switch 47 twice,

in order to first carry the brush 33 into operative relation with the cut-out 34 and thereafter out of position with relation to said cut-out.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:

l. In a machine for counting paper money, the combination of feeding means for the bills adapted to feed the same one at a time; a counter; an electric circuit adapted to'be opened and closed by said feeding means; and operating means for the counter also included in the circuit.

2. In a machine for counting paper money, the combination of a counter; an electric circuit; operating means for the counter incurrent through the circuit and consequentlyy the actuation of the counter.

4. In a machine for counting paper money,v

the combination of a counter; an electric circuit; operating means forfthe counter included in the circuit; feeding means for the bills also included in the circuit and serving to make and break the same; and means for l temporarily supporting a bill .as it is .ad-

vanced by saidfeeding means.

5. In `a machine for counting paper money,

the combination of a counter; an electric circuit operating means for the counter iiicluded inthe circuit; feeding means for the `bills also included in the circuit and serving to make and b reak the same; a movable support forl the bills-adapted to receive and discharge the same oneby one; and means 'co- 'actively related with the counter-operatingmeans for positioning said support. p

6. In a machine for counting paper money,

the combination of a counter; an electrlc circuit; means for actuating the counter i11- cluded inthe circuit; a pair of feed rolls also included in the circuit, said rolls serving to break the same when a bill is passed between them; a movable support located ad jacent the discharge side of the rolls and adapted to receive a bill as it is discharged therefrom; and means for moving the support and discharging the deposited vbill therefrom upo-n the completion of the feeding operation, said means also serving to act-uate the counter. v

7. In a' machinefor counting paper money,

the combination of a movable support for the bills.; means for advancing the bills one by one onto said support; a counter; and means for moving said support to discharge the deposited bill therefrom and to actuate the counter.

8.` In a machine fo-r counting paper money, the combination of a movable support for the bills; means for depositing the bills, one by one, upon said support; a counter; and means under the control of said depositing means for actuating the counter and moving said support to discharge the bill deposited thereon. i

9. In a machine for counting paper money, the combination of a movable support for the bills; means for advancing the bills separately onto said support; means 4for actuating said support to discharge the bills therefrom; and a counter associated and op.- erating in unison with said movable support.

10. In a machine for counting paper money, the combination of means for feeding or advancing the bills to be counted one by one; a pair of hinged shelves adapted to receive the bills from said feeding means; a counter; land means for swinging said shelves downwardly to discharge the deposited bill therefrom and likewise to actuate the counter.

11. In a machine for counting paper money, the combination of a pair of feed rolls adapted to advance the bills one byone; a pair of hinged Shelves standing to one side of the rolls and adapted to receive a bill as it is discharged therefrom; a counter; and means for swinging said shelves downwardly to discharge'the deposited bill and to actuate the counter.

12. In a machine for counting paper money, the combination of a pair of feed rolls ada ted to advance the bills one by one; a pair o oppositely hinged shelves located in line with the discharge side of said rolls and adapted to receive the bill advanced therefrom; a counter; and means coperating with said counter and the shelves to lower the latter and aetuate the former When a bill has been deposited on said shelves.

13. In a machine for counting paper money, the combination of a pair of feed rolls; an electric circuit in which said rolls are included; a temporary support for the bills as they are advanced one by one between said rolls; a counter; an electro-magnet included in the circuit aforesaid; a pivoted armature associated with said magnet; and connections between said armature and the counter, and the armature and the support, whereby upon the passage of a bill from between the rolls the magnet will be energized, the support depressed, and the counter actuated.

14. In a machine for counting paper money, the combination of an electric circuit; a pair of feed rolls included in said circuit and normally closing the same; a support locatedadjacent said feed rolls and adapted to temporarily hold a bill as it is deposited thereon by the feed rolls; a counter; an electro-magnet included in the circuit aforesaid; an armature associated with said magnet; connections between said armature and the temporary support for the bills, and between said armature and the counter; and a cut-out for said circuit, adapted to bev brought into operation when a predetermined number of bills have been counted.

15. In a machine for counting paper money, the combination of an electric circuit; a pair of feed rolls included in said circuit and normally closing the same; a support located adjacent said feed rolls and adapted to temporarily hold a bill as it is deposited thereon by the feed rolls; a counter; an 'electro-magnet included in the circuit aforesaid; an armature associated with said magnet; connections between said armature and the temporary support Yfor the bills, and between said' armature and the counter; a cut-out for said circuit, adapted to be brought into operation when a predetermined number of bills have been counted; and a shunt for the circuit, adapted to energize the magnet and to render the cut-out inoperative.

16. In a machine for counting paper money, the combination of means for feeding bills one at a time; a temporary support adapted to receive such bills from the feed ingmeans; a counter and means, controlled by the passage of a bill through the feeding means, for positioning the support, and controlling the actuation of the counter.

17. In a machine for counting paper money, the combination of two coacting members adapted to feed the bills to be counted, one at a time; a temporary supporting means adapted to be thrown up into position below the bill being fed; an electric circuit in which the feeding members are included and by which it is normally completed; a counter and means, also included in the circuit, for actuating said supporting means, and controlling the actuation of the counter.

18. In a machine for counting paper money, the combination of a pair of normally contacting feed rolls; an electric circuit in which said rolls are included; a counter; a movable support for the bills, arranged adjacent the discharge side of the rolls; and an electric magnet, included in the circuit, for actuating the counter and controlling the position of said movable support.

19. In a machine for counting paper money, the combination of a counter; a temporary support for the bills as they are counted; means for feeding the bills onto said support, one by one; and means for actuating the counter and moving the support to discharge the bills, one by one, as they are placed on said support.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.

JOHN P. BUCKLEY.

Witnesses:

C. D. MILLER, K. V. DoNTER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification377/8
Cooperative ClassificationG06M7/06