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Publication numberUS1188452 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 27, 1916
Filing dateNov 1, 1915
Priority dateNov 1, 1915
Publication numberUS 1188452 A, US 1188452A, US-A-1188452, US1188452 A, US1188452A
InventorsDellevan D Johnson
Original AssigneeJames D Gillespie
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vending device.
US 1188452 A
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, Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed November 1,1915. Serial No. 58,971.

a full, clear, concise, and exact description, 4

reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specifica- 1 nailed, or otherwise secured, the front face tion.

My invention relatesto vending devices and has for its object the provision of a device of this class which is attractive in appearance and which is economical to manufacture.

I contemplate the provision of a device which canbe placed upon the counter of a store and which can be operated by a purchaser if the proprieter or clerk is busy with other matters. To notify the proprietor that the vending device has been operated I provide a sound producer, or bell, which is arranged to be hit by the articles as they are emitted from the device.

My device is particularly applicable as a collar button vending device and a novel feature of this invention is the provision of means whereby the collar buttons are securely held in apertures contained in one of the walls of an easel casing.

My device will be more clearly under- I stood by referring to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device of my invention Fig. 2 is a longitudinal cross sectional view taken along the'line 22 of Fig. 1 and looking in the direction indicated by the arrows. Fig. 3 is a detail view of the lower part of the easel, the outer wallor cover being removed. Fig. 4 is an enlarged cross-sectional view of a portion of the front wall showing the manner of securely holding the collar buttons. Fig. 5 is a front view of-the front wallwith the outer layer of pasteboard removed; and Fig. 6 is a side elevational view of the plug used for disengaging the collar buttons from the easel.

Similar characters of reference refer to similar parts throughout the several views.- The easel comprises a casin 7 formed of asteboard, or other suita 1e ,material,

which has secured to its rear face a support 8 the lower end of whickisbonnected by a Patented June 2'3, 1916;. i

against the rear wall of the casing 7 and" holds the support 8 in the position illustrated.

The side walls of the casing 7 are provided with wooden strips 12 to which is or'cover 13. This cover is composed of several strips of paper and pasteboard, as will subsequently be described. The cover 13 is provided wlth a plurality of apertures indicated at i k-l4, each adapted to receive a collar button 1515 to be Ivended. These apertures may be made of different sizes so as to accommodate difierent sized collar buttons, as illustrated in Fig. 4. Secured to the rearwall of the casing 7 as illustrated 1n Fig. 3, is a pair of deflectors 16-16 which extend from the side wall of the easing to a point near the center thereof. Carried by the rear wall of the casing and disposed between the deflectors 16-16 is a sound producer, or bell, 17 positioned slightly above an outlet opening 19 provided I in the lower end of the cover'13. A third deflector may be employed if desired at'20,

tending downwardly on each side toward the deflectors 16.

I will now describe the means I employ for holding the collar buttons in place in the 'wall 13. This wall is composed of two layers 21 and 22 of pasteboard which are glued together to form one piece, as illustrated in Fig. '4. Extending transversely of the casing and under the heads of two rows of collar buttons is a strip of paper 23 which is glued to the member 22. A similar stri 23 is rovided between each two rows 0 collar uttons. and 22 are, of course, provided with apertures through which the collar buttons are arranged to extend. -A third pasteboard member 24 is glued to the paper strips 23 and 23 and contains apertures which accommodate the heads of the collar buttons. The collar buttons are, therefore, held securely in place and cannot be removed unless the paper strips 23 are torn.

In assembling the front wall and collar buttons the pasteboard members 21 and 22 The members 21' as positioned directly above the bell 17 and exare first glued together, then the collar' buttons are inserted, as illustrated in Fig. 2, and the paper strips 23 glued into position. The outer pasteboard member 24 is then glued to the paper strips and the cover 13 completed and ready to be secured to the casing g When a collar button is to be emitte from the device the plug 25, illustrated in Fig. 6, is pressed against one of the collar buttons so that the portion of the paper strips 23 which is immediately adjacent the pressed collar button becomes torn and permits the head of the button to pass through the aperture. The button isthen free to travel. downwardly until it hits the deflector l6 whichcauses it to hitthe bell 17 and to drop through, or in front of, the outlet. opening 19. The proprietor is, therefore, notified every time an article is taken from the easel. 7

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:

1. A vendin device comprising a casing, a

plurality-of articles to be vended carried by the front wall thereof, and'a bell carried by the casing anddisposed below the articles, each of the articles eing arranged when released from the front wall of the casing to travel downwardly by the force of gravity through the interior of the casing and strike the bell to sound an alarm.-

-2. A vending device comprising a casing provided with an outlet' opening, a plurality of articles to vended carried by the front wall of thecasmg, abell carried'by the easmesses made up of two boards, each provided with several rows, of reglsterlng apertures, and

a plurality of strips between the boards, each disposed between two rows of apertures, the width of each strip being slightly greater-than the distancebetween the two rows so asto extend across the apertures to hold the collar buttons in place.

4. A collar button vending easel comprising, a wall made up of two boards, each provided with several rows of registering apertures, each registering pair of apertures belng arranged to receive the head and-shank of ,a collar button, said buttons being arranged to be removed base first from the wall, and a plurality of paper strips carried betweenthe boards, each disposed between two rows of collar buttons and extending between the head and base portions thereof in, the paths of the head portions.

In witness whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name this 26 da of October, A. D. 1915.


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U.S. Classification248/450, 221/285, 248/220.31, 273/139
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/112