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Publication numberUS1190881 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 11, 1916
Filing dateNov 19, 1915
Priority dateNov 19, 1915
Publication numberUS 1190881 A, US 1190881A, US-A-1190881, US1190881 A, US1190881A
InventorsLeif Ericksen
Original AssigneeSidney M Harrington
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin-controlled apparatus.
US 1190881 A
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Patented Jul 11, 1916.


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Application filed November 19, 1915. Serial No. 62,242.

To all whom it may concern. Y

Be it known that LLEIF ER1oKsEN','a subject of the King of Norway, and a resident of the borough of Brooklyn, in the county of Kingsiand State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Coin-Controlled Apparatus, of

, ments are openfor a suflicient distance, as

which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to coin-controlled apparatus, and more particularly, though not necessarlly-"exclusively, to coin-controlled vending. apparatus.

The improvements are particularly ap-- plicable to that type of vending'machme wherein a magazine structure carrying a plurality of stacks of articles or packages is rotatable about a vertical axis relatively to a delivery slide having coin-released locking or detent means which prevents operative movement of the slide in'the a coin or in event of the presence of a coin or token of an improper character.

The object of the invention is generally to simplify and improve the mechanism and especially to provide a simple and effective detent mechanism for the purposes above indicated.- I o In the accompanying drawings illustrating the preferred embodiment of the invention: Figure 1 is a vertical longitudinal section through the the line 22 .of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a horizontal section on the line 3- -3 of Fig. 1; Fig. 4-. is a vertical longitudi nal. section through the operating or delivery slide and its associated parts; Fig. '5 is a horizontal section'on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4; Fig. 6 is a transverse vertical secperspective view 8 is an enlarged perspective view of one of the detentsyand Fig. 9 is a fragmentary elevation of the ring which fastens the glass dome.

The machine has a prising side walls 2, preferably circular, and a bottom 3, having feet 4. Rising from the bottom is a central 'vertical bearing 5, wherein is journaled a shaft 6 which extends upward to a substantial distance above the base andcarries the rota- This struc-.

table plural magazine structure. ture comprises a'suitable number of Vertical Specification of Letters Patent.

character of the, goods.

absence of machine; Fig. 2 is a hori- 6-6 of Fig. 4; Fig. 7 is a of the delivery slide; Fig.

holloiv base 1 com Patented July it, was.

compartments 56, preferably open 'atthe outer side to display the contents, and united wlth each other and to the shaft by means of "plates 7. The bottoms of the magazines are closed by an annular plate 8,

suitably secured thereto, and above this bottom plate the back walls of the compartshown at 9, to permit the lowermost article to be ejectedfrom the stack in an inward dlrection.

, Channeled slides 10 fixed to the fronts of the several magazine compartments serve for the reception of signs indicating the The rotary magazine structure is turned by means of a handwheel 11 outside of the base 1', the same being fixed on a horizontal shaft 12 journaled in the wall -2 and in the upper end of a. member 13 rising from the bottom 3 and having a bevel pinion 14 at its 5 inner end which meshes with a bevel gear 15 on the vertical shaft 6.

A horizontally swinging arm 16 is piv oted on the member 13 and carries at its outer end a roller 17, which is urged by a spring 18 connected with the arm against the perlphery of a disk 19, the said disk be.- lng fixed on the shaft 6 and provided with -a series of equidistant curved notches 20- equal in number to the compartments of the structure and so positioned as to magazine by theroller 17 when the correbe engaged sponding compartments are opposite the delivery device presently to be described. In

this way the rotary structure,

by means of the handwheel, tends to come to rest as eachof the compartments arrives in operative with the coin slide is thereby insured.

The magazine structure is inclosed by a glass dome. 21, having a basal flange 22 which rests on top of when turned position, and proper registry,

.95 the wall 2 and is engaged by a flanged retaining ring 23. x Thi ring encircles the upperJpart of the wall 2 r and is provided with bayonet joint slots 24 which receive studs 25 projecting from the wall. Then the ring is turnedso that the studs are freed from the horizontal portions of these slots, the ring andthe dome may be.

lifted off the base, to the magazines and the machine.

in order to afiord access the general interior of In the position shown in Fig.

f .9, however, the ring is locked against 'verso that the latter will be prevented from enticalmovement so as to hold the dome firmly tering the notch when a coin of proper diin place. f ameter fills the coinopening,but will do so In the normal condition of the machine if the coin is too small. The detent pins are 5 the ring 26 is locked against turning, so as formed at their sides opposing the inward 70 to render it impossible for an unauthorized movement of the slide with holding faces person to remove the dome. This is accom- 49 and at their opposite sides with oblique plished by means of a device 27, which as a latching surfaces 50, which permit the slide 4 whole may be termed the lock. The said to return freely to initial position under the l0 device comprises a'block or casting 28 adaptaction of a spring 51, disposed insaid cham- 75 ed to be placed over an opening 29 in the bored portion 36 and secured, at one end, 1 upper part of the wall 2, and havingone orto a downward-projecting lug 34 carried at a more hook lugs 30 at its upper end to take the inner end "of the'slide 34 and, at its other behind the upper edge of the said opening, end, to the front wall of said chambered porand a key lock 31 on its lower portion, the tion, as shown in Figs. 1 and 4. The pins 3 bolt 32 of'which lock may be projected beare prevented from turning by means of hind the lower'edge-of the opening. In this lugs 52 formed on them and operatingin" way the block may be locked in placeor renotches 53 in the block. The pin 44, it will .moved, and whenin position it bars rotary be understood, acts to bar the movement of movement of the ring 26, because the latter the slide if there is no coin in theslide, or if 5 has a cut-out portion 33 whichjust fits over the coin is too thin or too thick. In the lat the top of the block. The said block 28 conter case the pinabuts, not against the rear stitutesa frame part wherein the coin slide side of the coin opening, but against the or operating device 34is mounted. To this forward edge of the coin itself.

L 2 end the block'is preferably. made in two The coin slide is further provided with a to parts, an upper part 35' and a lower part' longitudinal slot 54, which communicates at .36, which are so formed and assembled as to one end with the coinopening; and in this 'afi'ord a'flat slideway 37 having an opening slot there'is received a fixed coin ejector or 37 therethrough, at its rear end. Said lower tooth 55'.firmly fastened to the upper half partl36 is also provided with a chambered 0f the block at the inside. This tooth a5 portion 36*, beneath'said slideway 37, which operates positively to displace coins which is closed at its front and open at its rear, as ma be jammed in the coin opening of the shown. Projecting into'said chambered por- 'sli e, and prevents the same coin being used t1on136 and supported therewithin i a coinmore than. once.

a slide-pusher 34 provided with a circular bodiment of the invention, it will be under- 0 1 1 opening. 38 for the purpose of receiving stood that numerous changes and omlssions a'coin flatwlseh When pushed in to the limit 'maybe'made without departing from the determined by thecontact of its finger'piece Y. scope .of the appended claims. The handle i 40 39 with the-front wall of the block, the slidefor turning the magazine structure has been 105 pusher acts to eject, thebottom package'of shown at the. rear, of the cabinet for conone of the stacks, which package'thereupon' venience' in illustration, but in practice it fallsinto a delivery hute40 leadingthrough will preferably be located at oneside. Tt an opening 41in the wall\2 to a recipientwill also be understood that the coin slide 42. Suifiment movement of the slide to ac-- and its associated parts 'may be employed 11o complish this result isprevented, however, .*in .connectionwith other kinds of com-conby detents 43 and 44, unless the proper coin trolled apparatus. I 7 o is in the slide. The said detents consist of What I claim as newis: vertically movable pins mounted slidablylin 1. In 'acoin-c'ontrolled apparatus, a membores or chambers 45 and 46 in the upper berhavinga flat apertur'ed slideway and a.

' half 3 5',of'the,block, and acted upon, downchambered; portion, beneath said slideway,

' wardly, bysprings' 47 also housed in' said closed at its front and open at its rear; a' chambers. These pinsare'spa'oedfrom each slide-pusher vmovable on 'saidaslideway and other transversely with reference-to the having. acoin-receiving aperture'registrable longitudinally; The pin, 43. whlch is dispusher is moved inward ;i' a second member posed more laterall of the twois positioned j disposed over said slide-pusher and having to engage the side of the coin opening 38, spring-pressed detents cooperable with said I 1 while the other, 44, isadapted todrop into slide-pusher to a limlt movement thereof,

'55 movement of the slide, and also, preferably, with the slidewayaperture when the slide- 126 thereof, r better coiiperation with the said coin-receiving aperture, or when no coin pin 43 the coin opening is provided at the is disposed therein; a coin-chute supported side with a notch 48, the extent of which in said chambered portion to receive coins transversely of theslide is less than the. droppingthrough said .twoapertures'when 65 width of the operative extremity of the pin, they register; and spring means disposed in 130 chute 37F. 'On the slideway37 reci rocates' While I have illustrated the preferred em: loo

the'openingand contact with the rear wall when an lmproper coin is deposited in the front wall thereof and to the rear end of said slide-pusher, for automatically return-.

ing the latter to normal position after manual actuation thereof.

2. In a coin-controlled apparatus, a member having a flat apertured slideway. and a chambered portion, beneath said slideway, closed at its front and open at its rear; a slide-pusher movable on said slideway and having a coin-receiving aperture registrable with the slideway aperture when the slidepusher is moved inward; a second member disposed over said slide-pusher and having spring-pressed detents cooperable with said slide-pusher to limit movement thereof,

when an improper coin is deposited said coin-receiving aperture, or when no coin is disposed therein; a coin-chutesupported in said chambered portion to receive coins dropping through said two apertures when "they register; spring means disposed in said chambered portion and secured to the front Wall thereof and to the rear end of said slide-pusher, for automatically returning .the latter to normal position after manual actuation thereof;- and means carried by said second member for positively QJGCtlIlg the coin from the coin-receiving aperture when said slide-pusher has been moved to the limit of its rearward movement.


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2686612 *Jun 13, 1950Aug 17, 1954Curlee Machinery Company IncDispensing machine
US2840215 *Aug 16, 1955Jun 24, 1958Hensley Jr Robert KKey and coin combination lock
US2948379 *Nov 28, 1956Aug 9, 1960Hensley Jr Robert KKey and coin combination lock
US3620342 *Aug 25, 1969Nov 16, 1971Universal Coin Meter Co IncMechanical rotary coin acceptor
US4159054 *Nov 4, 1977Jun 26, 1979Yoshida Don KProtective device for dispensing machines and the like having openings
U.S. Classification194/291, 221/122
Cooperative ClassificationG07F5/02