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Publication numberUS1229852 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 12, 1917
Filing dateApr 3, 1916
Priority dateApr 3, 1916
Publication numberUS 1229852 A, US 1229852A, US-A-1229852, US1229852 A, US1229852A
InventorsBoyd Abernathy
Original AssigneeA A Fain, Boyd Abernathy
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Automatic liquid-dispensing machine.
US 1229852 A
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B. ABERNATHY.

AUTOMATIC LIQUID DISPEIISING MACHINE.

y APPLICATION FILED APR.3.1916. ,2@952 PaIenIedJune I2, 1917.

I 5 SHEETS-SHEET I.

IIIIIIIIIII" ttowm BK ABERNATHY. AUTOMATIC LIQUID DISPENSING MACHINE.

APPLICATION FILED APR.3.1915I mmm June 12, 1917.

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B'. ABERNATHY. AUTOMATIC LIQUID DISPENSING MACHINE.

APPLICATIOII FILED APH. 3.1916. 31,22952 Patented J une 12, 191? 5 SHEETS-*SHEET 3.

B. ABEHNATHY. AUTOMAUC L|ou|n DISPE'NSING MACHINE.

APPLICATION FILED APR. 3,1916.

Patefed June 12, 191?,

'5 SHEETS-SHEET 4.

s. ABERNATHY.

AUTOMATIC LIQUD DISPENSING MAC-HNV. APPL-ICATIQN FILED APR, 3, 1915.

Patened June 12, 1917.

5 SHEETS-SHEET 5.

ga/Lumbar N entren salaires narrante BOYD ABERNATHY, OF MURPHY, NORTH OAEOLINA, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO L. Il FAIN, OF MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA.

AUTOMATIC LIQUID-DISPENSING MACHINE.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jane i123, El

Application led April 3, 1916.. Serial No. 88,617.

To all whom t may concern:

lie it known that Born AnnnNA'rnY, a citizen of the United States7 residing at lliurphy5 in the county of Cherokee and State of North Carolina'.7 have invented new and useful Improvements in Automatic Liquid-Dis pensing l\.'lachines, of which the following is a speciiic'ation.

This invention relates to improvements in -automatic liquid dispensing machines and has particular application to an automatic machine for dispensing soda. water.

ln carrying out the present invention, it is my purpose to provide a machine of the class described whereby7 upon the application of a coin of the proper denomination to the machine, the machine may be set in operation 'to deliver a particular' flavor of syrup and a charge of carbonated fater in the proper proportions to a drinking vessel and wherein the drinking vessel will be `placed under the control of the purchaser after the coin has been deposited in the machine so that the contents of the vessel may be` drunk.

lt is also my purpose to provide a machine of thetype set forth wherein the syrup and the charge of, carbonated water will be delivered to individual drinking cups that are automatically placed in cup holders so that' each purchaser will obtain his or her drink in a fresh cup, and wherein the cup holders will be automatically dumped after the pur chaser has placed the cup holder back in the machine so that the soiled drinking cup will be discharged from the holder and the holder be in condition to receive a fresh cup.

Another object oll my invention is the pro vision of a coin controlled automatic soda water dispensing machine wherein slugs, ete.7 inserted in the machine with intent to defraud will be thrown out of the machine,

without setting the dispensing apparatu's in operation, which will be entirely automat-ic in operation and which will be automatically closed up and rendered inactive after the purchaser has drunk Jthe contents of his cup and placed the cup' holder back in themachine.

71th the above and other objects 1n View, the inventlonconsists in .ne construction,

combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter set forth in aml falling within the scope of the claims. i

ln the accompanying` drawings;

Figure 1 is a view in front elevation o1I an automatic liquid dispensing machine constructed im accordance with my present invention. l

Fig. 2. is a sectional view therethrough looking from front to rear showing the parts in normal or inactive position.

Fig. 3 is a` similar view showing 'the part-s in active position.

Fig. l is an enlarged v rtical sectional view through the individual cup container and. the mechanism for delivering the cups to the cup holders.

Fig. 5 is a. similar view showing thc mechanism in `ope ation.

Fig. (i is an enlarged top plan view of a detail of the mechanism shown in Figs. -l aml Fig. 7 is a sectional view on the line 12J( of Fig'. (i.

Fig. 8 is an enlarged fragmentary hori* Zontal sectional view through the machine showing the turn table and associated parts in top plan.

Fig. 9 is an enlarged fragmentary transverse vertical sectional view through lthe machine showing the turn tabl and its associated parts.

Fig. 10 is an enlarged -horizontal fragmentary sectional view showing the coin' con- ,trolled connection between the operating means and the valves.

Fig. 11 is an enlarged fragmentary verti lal sectional view through the coin receiv ing mechanism.

Fig. 12 is a sectional view on the line Fig. 15 is asimilar view showing the valve.

in its other position. y

Fig. 1G is a like view through the carbonated water controlling valve.

`Referring now to the drawings, in detail7 portion of the casi All.;

ed of any ticn 2 of a .height less than the similar dimension el? the easing. lo the present instance, the top olf the outwardly projecting f (F 9) closed by means of a cover hinged its inner edge to the adjacent portion of the front wall of the casing, vinile the top portion. of the front 'wall ot the ouhvardly projecting portion is in he loriu olf a hinged section el having its lower edge hinged to the re mailling portion of the liront we ll ol the outvvardly projecting portion 2. "-/v'hen the cover Sis une" upwardly and the section Ll swung outwardly acrffss moy be nad to "'ie interior of the easing Secured to the front wall olt the easing l adyacent to the upper end tl' 5, each tour lng with a and te one side are plates with a coin slot registerlar slot in the wall on? the casing;7 and au 1 rated vertical slot T registering' with. a similar slot in 't ie casing. The naines ol' the riavere of the Syrups dispensed 'by the machine are preferably in scribed Upon these plates, clearly illustreted in Fig. 'l oi the drawings. laeading .troni each coin slot 6 and projecting downwardly therefrrnn toward 'the back Wall of the casing 'l is a coin chute 8 and secured to one side of the chute 8 and projecting downwardly therefrom. is an arm 9. designates a right angled lever including a horizontal leg and a vertical leg. ',llie horizontal ieg of the lever 10 is pivotally connected to the lower end of the arm 97 while the'upper extremity of the vertical is connected to one end of cord ll trained over suitably arranged guide sheav l2 and con nected to the inner end ci an arm l?) slidably mounted in the slot 7 and having 'the outer end equipped with a. knol) lll. cured to the other sido of each chute S is a bracket and pivotcd between its ends upon the bracket 15 is a. lever lo having the lower end turned out and disposed in 'the path of the vertical leg or' the lever 1 0 and the upper end equipped with a gate 'l2' nor-- inally arranged acrossethe chute 19 designetas permanent magnet fastened to the vertical leg of the lever 10 and working in a. guido 2G secured to the chute 8 and :idapted to move througha slot in the adycent side of the chute and across the chute.l ,.lhe lower end of the lever 16 is connected #to one extremity ot a restoring spring 21 and the other end oi .such spring; is fastened lto the outer extremity of the magnet l5). iillhen a oeuf. is depositetl in either one of the slots 6, such coin rollsA down the chute 8 and engages the gate l?. ,fitter the coin has thus been deposited the arin 13' is pulled downwardly within the slot 7 under the ac- 'ion of the knob 14, thereby pulling upon the cord ll and swinging the lever 10 about its pivotal connection with the arm 9. ln this movement of the lever 10, the vertical leg thereof engages the outturned end portion of the lever 16 and swings such lever to withdraw the gate/17 from the path of the coin. Simultaneously with this movenient of the gate, the magnetlQ passes into the coin chute 8 into juxtaposition to the coinl and it' 'a slug of magnetic metal is in the chute, such slug` will be drawnto the magnet and will not pass down the chute. Upon the release of the arm 13 a restoring spring connected to the lever l0 and to a suitable bracket reacts and restores the lever l0 and the magnet 19 to normal position and in the outward movement of 'the magnet l) the slug thereon will be removed r therefrom by the guide 20. As soon as the lever lo is relieved ofthe influence of the .*erticalleg of the lever l0, the spring 2l reacts and restores the gate 17 tn ,nornial position. @n the other hand, should the coin be genuine it 'will loe uninl'luenced by the magnet 'i9' and will pass down the chute 3 when released by the gate. Suitably secured to the bach wall of the casing:r l and disposed. immediately below the lower ends of the chutes 8 are guide bloc-lis 23 placed end to end and spaced apart and slidably mounted upon the blocks 23 is a horizontal operating rod having one end thereof connected through lthe medium of a ulink 25 with one leg of a bell crank lever 26 pivoted upon a suitable support carried by the casing and connected to the other leg of the hell crank lever 2? is the upper end of a cord 27 or other lexiblefelernent, such ele ienthaving the lower end thereof connected to the central portion of a lever 28 pivoted at one end upon a bracket 29 secured to the back wall of the casing and having the other end projecting through and Working in a slot 30 iornied in the rontwall of the casing adjacent to the lower end` On the outer end of the lever 28 .is a pedal 3l. A spring has one end connected to one side of the er ing end the other extremity fastened 4to the of the bel-l crank lever 26 connected to the .link )f5 and this spring acts to hold the bell crank.- lever Q6, the link 25 and the rod Qd in normal position'mnd the pedal lever 28 elevated. The rod 24 is provided with yoke forming arms at the. lower endsl of 4the chutes 8 and the confronting edges of the legs of the yoles are formed with alining slots 34 adapted to receive the peripheral edges of the coins dropped into the lower ends of the containers 3G, 37 and 38 are outlet pipes 39 terminally connected toI horizontally disposed nieasuringdevices 40.

The measuring devices connected tothe outlet pipes of the containers 36 and 37 vare iel - neeted with the pipe in the `form of relatively short tubes, each adapted vto hold a predetermined quantity of the syrup, connected to the container 38 in the form of a relatively long cylinder fin which is mounted for sliding movement a piston 4lP (Fig. 5) provided with a piston rod 42 projecting through the outer end ofthe cylinder. Inter-posed between the measuring devices 40 and the respective outlet' pipes-39 are controlling valves 43. The valves 43 (Figs. 14 and l5) connected to thg'containers 3G and 37 are identical in construction and each comprises a casing in which is rotatablj7 mounted a plug 45 having the periphery thereof formed lwith a groove 4G. The casing 44 is con- 39 at one point and with the measuring device 40 at an opposite point and is connected with a pipe 47 at a point between the pipe 39 and the measuring device 40. In the normal position (Fig. 14) ,of the plug 45, the groove 4G establishes communication between the measuring tube 40 and the pipe 47, while in the other position (Fig. 15) of the .plug communication between the measuringr device and the' pipe 47 is cut ott' and the Ineaswhile the measuring device uring device placed in communication with the. container'. The controlling valve of the container' 38 embodies a casing 48, as shown in Fig. 16, and a plug 49 rotatably mounted in the casing 48 and formed with a transverse passage 50 and a port 5l at right angles to the passage and -com municating therewith. hThe casing 48 'is connected to the pipe 39 at one point 'and to the long measuring device 40' at an opposite point, while leadingl from the casing at a lpoint between such connections vis a pipe lilormally7 the plug 49 is in a position to establish communication between the pipe 52 and the .long measuring device 40, as shown in Fig. 1G, by means o'f the passage 5U and port 5l, while in the other position of the plug, such, communication is cut olf and communication established between the cylinder and the measuring device 40 and the carbonated 4water container byl way of the passagel150. The pipes 47 and 52 are all connected toa common discharge pipe 53' that extends downwardly and then forwardly into the outwardly projecting portion 2 at the casing. .'lhe plugs of the controlling valves 43 are equipped with depending handles 54 andpivotally[connected to the lower ends oftne handles 54 of the controlling valvesof the syrup containers are the upper ends of downwardly inclined links 55 (Figs. 2 and 10) a'nd the lower ends of these'links 55 rest in the respective yokes on the rod 24 and are formed with transverse slots that aline with the slots 34 in the legs of the respective yokes. -Slid- I ably mounted in suitable guides and arranged behind the handlesI 54 is a librizontal bar 5G equipped with outwardly projecting.;` pins 57 disposed in the path of movement of the handlesof the respective syrup controlling valves. Arranged at- 011e end of the bar 56 and lspaced apart therefrom is a. bearing 58 and slidably mounted in the bearing 58 is a rod 59 j allyconnected to the bar 5G and formed in the upper e'dge of the rod 59 is a notch 6() adapted ,to be engaged bythe dog end of a lever 61 pivoted between its ends upon a bracket projecting upwardly from the bearing 58 and having the other end thereof pivotally connected to the lower end of a link (32. The upper end of the link (32 is pivotally connected to the horizontal leg of a bell crank lever G3 pivotedupon a s'uitable bracket and having the other leg thereof projecting upwardly and pivotally connected to one end ot' a rod G4. -The other end of the rod G4 is slidably mounted in a bearing 65 carried by the other end wall of the easing and formed on the end of the rod (i4 beyond'the bearing (i5 is a lug (3G to which is connected one end oi a relractileV spring G7, the other end f the spring .being secured to the bearing G5. This spring G7 acts upon the rod 64 to hold the dog end of the lever 61 normally in frietional engagement with the upper edge of the rod 59 so that when the rod 59 is moved under the action of the barl 56, the dog end of the lever 61 will drop into the notch 60.ai1d hold the rod 59 against return to normal position. A spring 68 has one end connected to the rod end of the bar 56 and the other end secured to the bracket carried by the bearing 58 and this spring acts to hold the bar 5G in .normal position` and to restore' the same and the rod 59 to such position succeeding the release of the rod' 59 by the dog end of the lever 6l. The lower end of the handle of the valve controlling the flow of carbonated water from the container 38 is pivotally connected `to the adjacent'eud of the bar 5G, as clearly illustrated in Figs.' 2 and 3 of the drawings. l

llVhena coin passes to the lower end of eitherone of the chutes 8, such coin lodges the alining grooves in the yoke on the rod 24, thereby connecting the link 55 to the rod Q4 so that the linkl will move with the rod. After the coin has been thus positioned, the pedal extremity f the lever 28 is depressed, thereby pulling'downwardly upon tli'e cord having one end pivot- "u1/thc groove inthe particular link 55 and l 27 with the effect to swing the bell crank 1ever 26 against the action of the spring 32.

ln this movement of the bell crank lever 2G, motion is transmitted through the connecting rod 25 to theibar Q-i with the effect to slidethe latter along the blocks 23 and in this movement 'of the bar 2i the particular syrup valve is operated from. the position shown rin Fig. 14 to the position shown in Fig. l5 so that' the syrup may flow from the particular container into the corresponding measuring device. ln the movement of the handle of the syrup valve to zctuate the latter, such handle engages the adjacent pin 57 and slides the bar 5G and the rod 59 meente trained over a guide sheave 74,@witn the upper end portion of the bar 70. Thus, posi-r tive motion is imparted to the piston rod and the piston to force' the carbonated Water out of the measuring device C ,Suitably mounted in the casing l below the blocks Q3 is a shelf fand mounted upon the shelf 75 is a coin receptacle "Z6 alining with the space between the confronting ends olli. the blocks 23 and establishing confimunicad tion between the louter end oif the block 23 corresponding to the container 36, and `the coin receptacle is a chute 77. When the link l 55 on 'the handle 5l of the controlling valve ci the container 87 is connected tothe paragainst the action of the spring 68, In the(V `ticular yoke on the rod 24: through the memovemcnt of the bar 5G, the handle of the carbonated water valve connected to such bar is swung with the eiect to operate 'the carbonated water valve out of the position shown in Fig. 1G to cut oli communication between the carbonated water measuring de vice and. the pipe 52 and establish communication between the carboni. ed water container 88 and the measuringr device. ln the movement of the rod 59 under the action of the bar 56, as just described, the dog end of the lever 6l clivages in the notch SQ and holds the bar 55 and the operated valves in operated position against the action of the spring' 68. Vhcn the particular syrup valve Y and the carbonated-water valve are thus operated syrup and the carbonated water iiow into the respectivemeasuring devices and as the carbonated water enters its measuring device, the piston 4l is moved outwardly under the action of suoli water, thereby slicing the piston rod i2 beyond the outer end of the cylinder.

The outer end of the piston rod 42 is connected with a cross head 68 slidably mounted in horizontal guides 69 spaced apart vertically, and connected to the cross head 68 is a vertical bar 70 having the upper end thereof adapted to engage a stop 7l. 'fastened u on the rod 64C. vThe upper end of the bar 0 engages the stop 7l as soon as the piston il has completed its movement in the cylinder under the action of the carbonated water and when the stop 71 is se engaged the rod 64, the bell crank lever 63, the link 62 and the dog lever 6l are actuated against the action of the spring 68 so that the rod 59 is relieved of the iniiuence of the' dog lever G1 to permit the spring 68 to react to restore the parts to normal position. 'lnthis operation, the syrup and the carbonated water 'in the respective measuring devices are discharged into the delivery pipe Suitable means is provided for imparting positive movement to the piston 4:1 so as to discharge the carbonated water from the measuring device under pressure. In the present instance, this means embodies a; weight 'Z2 connected through themedium or' a cord 73,

dium ol a coin and the rod 2l and linla lar yoke on the bar 24 by a coin, and the @5 valve is fully open, as previously described, the coin rides beyond the outer end of the corresponding block 23 and when relieved of the binding action of the link and yoke drops into the chute 't7 and. passes down the im) chute into the coin container 78.

Suitably supported in the casing 'i immo' diately adjacent to the outwardly projecting portion 2 and disposed at a. point ap proximately centrally ci the width, oi the outward-ly projecting portion 2 of the casing are vertically alining bearings 78 and journaled in these bearings is a vertical shaft" 79 capable of 'rotation and' fixed upon the shaft A'79 and adapted to rotate therewitlifis 110 a turn table 80 disposed at a height conven; ient to the reach of a purchaser. ln the present instancel this turn table 80 is formed ,with radial. slots 8l opening onto the periphe-ry thereof. and spaced apart equal dis 115 tances around the turn table andl 'mounted in the respective slots 8l are plates having the inner ends hinged 'to the correspondingl end walls or the slots 8l, and the outer ends equipped with rollers' 83: Suitably 126 supportedin the casing and disposed ina plane immediately below that of the turn table is a stationary table 84 formed centrally with an opening corresponding diameter to the diameter of the turn table vactuated dog 88 normally held in engagesecured to the lower end'of ment with IFigs-E2 and 3 of the the ratchet wheel 86. In the present "instance, the number of teeth on the ratchet wheel corresponds to the number of plates 82 on the turn table and these teeth are spaced apart equal spend to the spacing of the plates. Pivotally connected to one end of the lever 87 is one extremity of a connecting rod 89 and the remaining end of the rod 89 is pivotally a lever'90 fulcrumed between its ends upon a bracket 91 carried by the casing. The upper end of the lever 90 is` connected through the metdium of a link 92 with the lower end of the bar 70, as clearly illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3 of the drawings. Mounted upon the plates 82 respectively are cup holders 93 and,

in the present' instance; these cup holdersl 93 are held against removal from the ma chine by means of cords 94 securrd to the.-

lower ends of the respective cup holders and projecting through openings 95 in the plates rllhese cords 94 are of suitable length and-fastened to the lower end of each cord is a weight 9G. B v means of the cords 94 the cup holders may be lifted from the turn table to facilitate drinking and when the cup holder is released. the weight 96 restores the holder to the corresponding plate 82.

1n the outward movement of the bar 70 under the action of the piston 41 -in the carbonated water measuring device, the lower end of the bar connected to the upper end of the lever 90 swings such lever with the effect to rotate, the lever 87 througlrthe medium of the rod 8.. ln this rotation of the lever 87 the dog 88 engages the adjacent tooth of the ratchet wheel 86 and revolves the latter and the turn angle suiiicient to move the cup holder 93 that is in line with the discharge pipe 53 out of alinement with such pipe, ahd bring the next holder 93 into alinement with the pipe. risthe turn table reyolves, the plate 82 carrying the cup holder previously in line with the discharge-pipe rides off of the stationary table 84 and drops down so that an article in the cup holder will be discharged therefrom, as clearly illustrated in drawings, and in the continued rotation of the turn table, -the table at the cut out' distances to corre' Vformed with an elongated slot 10.

table 80 through an l cord 9d of the cup holder on the fallen plate rides around on the inside of the bar 85, while the plate rides around on the outside of the bar and is gradually restored to normal position and engaged with the upper surface of the table 84 at the other end thereof. Thus, each time that the lever 90 swung under the action 'of the outwardly moving bar T0, the turn table 80 is rotated to move one cup holder'out of line with the discharge pipe and another cup holder into line with such pipe.

Mounted upon the shelf is av container -carrying individual drinking cups, and' a -projecting into the opening to form a seat for the bottom cup in the container 97. The eups,are indicated at 99 and are preferably composed of paratlin paper although any other suitable material may bcused and these cups are nested with the open ends up e and the lowermost cup is supported by the inwardly projecting edge f the'ring 98 in position to enter the alining cup holder 93. The l delivery mechanism for removingr the cups from the container one after another and delivering such cups to the cup holders successively is constructed as follows: Secured 'to the shelf and projecting upwardly therefrom behind the tubular container 97 is a bascboard 100 and secured` to the front face of the baseboard 100 and alining vertically with each other are guides 101 in which is slidlably mounted a vertical bar 102 having" the upper end .portion Fas tened to the bar 102 immediately below the slot 10S is a cross bar 104 and arranged below the cross bar 10sL is a second cross bar 10T secured to the vertical bar 102 adjacent to the lower end thereof. Pivotally con-- nected to the outer ends of the cross barl 105 are vertical levers 106 spaced apart in parallelism and having the lower ends projectingr through slots formed in the shelf 75 and the upperfends projecting slightly above the cross bar 1.04 and disposed in juxtaposition to one side of such cross bar. Secured to 'the'cross bar 104 and projecting' outwardly therefrom are pins 107 disposed at the opposite side edges of each lever 106 and at the ends of the path .of movement of such lever. Pivotally connected-'tothe' meenam upper ends oli the levers 106 and projecting upwardly therefrom alamlinlrs 10S having the upper ends ther-eet pivot-ally connected to each other and to a ring; 109. @ne endet the pivot pin, lcomiectinethe links 10S to each other, and to the ring 109, is passed through the slot 103. Formed in one edge ot the bar 102 are oppositely in clined notches 110 and 111 arranged one above the other and pivotally mounted. hetween its ends upon the hasehoard 100 is a 'lever 112 having one end provided with. an outwardly extending pin 118 adapted to enter either one of thc notches 110, 111 and the other end connected with. a spring 111 actingy to hold the pin 1123 normally in the particular notch. The lower ends of the levers 1.00 are 'formed with outwardly projectiner feet 115 respectively arranged at diamctrically opposite sides oli the bottom cup in 'the container 97 and secured to the upper edges 'ol' the respective feet 115 and projecting ullnvardly therefrom are pins 110 upon which are mounted plates 117 alining with cach other longitudinally and disposed upon opposite sides olf the hottom cup. The inner edges o t the platee 1.17 are eoncaved to contorni to the cmvatm'e ot the side wall oli the cup and are lormed with prongs 11H adapted to bite into the. cup. The outer ends elI the plates 11"? are formed with upwardly projecting lugs 110. Placed in 'lace to laee Contact with the upper surface ol each plate 11i" is what may he termed a clearing` 'plate 120 ha vine' the side edges thereof turned under the plate 117, as clearly illustrated in Fig'. of the drawings, s0 that the plate 120 will he held upon the plate 117 and at the saine time permitted to slide longitudinally upon such plate. The inner edges of the clearing; plates 120 are cut to ""Worm to the shape ot the pronged edges or theplates 117, while the outer ends oi1V the clearing plates are formed with upstaiidingv lugs 121 and interposed between the lugs 119 and 121 are coiled expansion springs 122 that act to hold the inner edges of the clearing plates normally over the prongs 11S. 1n the present instance7 the side edges ot each clearingr plate 120 adjacent to the inner end ot the plate are cut away as at 123 to torni shoulders 1241 and secured to the upper vlace of the plate 117 in the path oli the Shoulders 121 are stop pins 125 that act to limit the movement of the plate 120 under the action o't the springe,y 122.

Journaled in suitable hearings carried hy the upper end of Jthe casing 1 is a shaft 126. and {xcd upon one end ot the shaft 126 is an arm 127 having,r the outer end thereof connected to the ring` 109 at a point diametrically opposite to the connection hetween the ring and the links 108. Fixed lupon the other end oi' the shaft 126 is an shaft 120 .in normal position and to restore the same to such position.

1n the outward movement ot the har 70 under the action of the carbonated. water entering the cylinder or" the measuring deu '.v-ice, the pin 121 ridesalong the slot 1530 and engages one end wall of the slot with the 1,. elle lo pull the rod 129 and swing' the shaft 120 against the action of the spring; 12, previous to the rod'TO engagiiig the stop 7l. 1n this movement ot the shaft 120, the arm 12TY is lowered from the posi.- tion shown in Fig: -1 to the position shown in. hij and in the initial downwind movev ment ol the arm 12T the pin rides down in the slot 10S-l and the links 10S ad apart to swing the upper ends et the levers 106 out ivardly and the lower ends inwardly. ln this movement of the levers 10G, the pronged ed s 11S o'lI the platee 11"( hite into the nuuerial olz the lowermost cup .in the container 0.7 the plates 120 heme.` 'toi-ced outwardly against thoaotion ot the springs 122, hy the material oil the cup, to uncover the prongs. ve; ,soon the levers 100 have completed this n'iovement, the upper ends thereof engage the outermost pins 10i, thereby checking the swinging` ot the levers and causing the latter to move dowmvardly in the ('(mtinueifl downward movement of the arm 12T. ln this downward movement et the levers 10G, the har 102 is likewise `actuated and the pin 11?) rides ont of the` lowermost notch 111 and iito the top notch 11.0. .fls the lower ends oi: the levers move down the lbottom cup is carried out olf the container' and into the aliningr cup holder 08. .ln the continued outward movement ot the har Y0 the rod G1 is pulled to release the valves, as previol'isly described, and upon. the release ot the valves the har 70 moves inwardly and releases the rod. 129 so that.

the. spi-ine' 132 .may react to restore the pai is' of the cup delivery mechanism to normal position. 1n the swinging nio 'ement of the levers 10o to normal position, the cup is released and dropsA into the alining' cup holder 025, while `in the upward movement of the levers '100 the har 102 is carriedJipwardltY 'against the action of the pin 113 and the spring 114, andthe notch 110 rides out of engagement with the pin.` while the notch 111. receives the pin. 1n the initial swing-- ing of the levers 10G to normalposition.. the

springs 122 react and slide the plates 120 over the prongs 118 so as to force the cup out ot engagement with the prongs. The clip delivery mechanism 1s placed in operation immediately succeeding the rotation of f the turn table under the action of the lever -i following cup holder moved into position beneath the cup container to receive a fresh cup from the container.

I-will now proceed to describe the nieclil' aiiism for opening the section 4 and tlie cover 3 and for holding the same open.

ln the- )resent instance this mechanism cni.

bodiesa bell crank lever 134 pivotally mounted upon a bracket 135 arranged above the turn table 8p and to one side thereof.'

Onellcg of the bell crank lever 134 projects i'ipwardly and rearwardly and is pivotally connected to the lower end of a vertical bar -136, such bar having the upper end tornied with an elongated slot 137. 'Ihcother leg ot' the bell crank lever 134 is offset from the Hist-mentioned leg' and projects downwardly and ,rearwardly and is connectcdwith `one end ota rod 138 projectingT into the portion 2 of the'casing and havingr the other end thereof pivotally connected to the section 4. A link 139 has one end connected to the rod 138 and thc other extremity pivotally seci'ircd to the under surface of the cover 3. 140 designates a bell crank lever pivotcd adjacent to the Ienides 69 and having one end adjustably connected through the niediu'm of a link 141 with the bar 70 and the other end connected to alolock 142 slidably mounted in the slot 137 of the bar 186. Pivotally connected to the upwardly yprojecting leg of the bell crank lever 134 is the upper end of aV connecting link 143 and the. lower end ot this link is pivotally scoured to the upper end of a rod 144. The lower end of the rod 144 is connected to a block 145 slidably mounted upon vertical guide rods 1,46 secured to a baseboard 147 opstanding from the bottom of the casing,`

1. Pivoted to a bracket 1484 carried by the lower end of the baseboard 147 is a vertical.

lever 149.1iaving the upper end'formed with a latching dog 150 and the lower end formed with an outwardly projecting horizontally disposed lug,r 151 connected through the medium of a spring' 152 with the bottom wall of the casing.. J

As the bar .70 moves outwardly vunder the action of the carbonated water entering the j cylinder .of the measuring device40 the bell crank lever is swung and the block 142 moves downwardly in the slot 137 and engages the lower end wall of such. slot and as soon asthe block engages the lower' end wall of the slot, motion is' transmitted to -the bar 136 and-the bell cizank lever 1214,

war'dly and in the downward movement of the rod 144. the block slides along)t the `guide rods 146 and 'engages beneath the bitchingl dog` on the lcvci5149, thereby holding the section 4 and the cover 3 in opeirposition so that the purchaser (may ht't the ciip holder 'trom the turn table and drink the contentsI ot the cup.

Secured to the bottom wall of; the casing;` 1 and extending; upwardly therefrom is a vertical bar liftormed withy a vertical'slot 154 and pivotalljv connected `to the lower end ot the lever 149 immediately above the lue` 151 is one cud ot a latch-ing' bar The other end ot the bar 155 is passed through the-slot 154 and capable of sliding. movement therein. livotally connected` to one sdeot the bar 153 adjacent 'to the upper cud thereof is a springactuated holding' dog! 15G connected through the medium of a link 15T with a` drip pan 158 pivoted upon a rod 159 and held in normal position by means of a spring 160. Surrounding the drip pan158 is a guard 161 formed withl a Stop A162 disposed in the path oit movement of one end oit the drip pan 15S Ato limit themovcment of such pan under the 1."';

engage the end of, such bar in the slot 154 with the springactuated dog 156 so as to hold the bar elevated. The @iard 1&1

-prevents th weights 96 from coming' in Contact with the pan 158. Whenyy howeverj,

the filled cup holder' is lifted from the vtarn table 80,' .the weight 96 connected therctf is `relieved of the influence of the guard 161 and when the cup holder is replaced on the table the weight drops onto the pan 14589 thereby swinging' the .latter to disenganc the dog 156 from the latching bar liand owing to the slackl in the rope 153 incident to the return of the bar 70 to normal' po tion,' as here'inbefore described, the latching' .barA 155 gravitates lto horizontal position ant strikes the lug* 151, with the effect. to swing the lever 2149.l and disengage the dogg" 150ffrom the hlock145fthereby releasing,n the section 4 and the cover 3. .An spring 1-65 is connected to the bell crank leveri f. Lacasse of another coin to again place the machine in operation.

ln the present instance, the bell crank lever 1341; is held against movement previous to the opening ol: the carbonated Water valve so as to prevent tampering with the machine and this holding device 'for the bell. rank lever 134-. embodies, in this form et my invention, a horizontal red 166 slidably mounted in suitable guides 16"( and .having one end formed with ay hook 168 adapted te engage the upwardly and rearwardly projecting leg ot the bell crank lever 134, and the other Vend formed with a shoe 169 disposed in the path oit movement o l the haiidle of the carbonated water valve, as clearly shown in Figs. 2 and ot' the drawings. 170 designates a springl having' one end connected to the rod 166 and the other end fastened to one of the bearings 167 and this spring acts to restore the rod 166 to noi'- mal position succeeding the return of the valves to normal position.

From the toregoinggdcscription taken in oniioction with the accompanying draw- ,39 u"ings-the construction and mote et operation oft my improved. automatic liquid dispensing" machine will be readily apparent. llt will be seen that l have provided macliiie which is entirely automatic in operation and whereby a syrup et' the desired flavor and a charge el carbonated water, in the proper proportions, may be delivered to a cup and the cup placed within the reach 1 9 of the pin:c.haser, and wherein a tresh cup will be iiaoved into position to receive the lquid in each operation oit the machine.

r V/'liile l have herein shown and described the preferred form of my invention by way illufsttration, l wish it to be understood that l do not limit or conine myself to the precise details ot construction herein. de-

scribed and delineated, as nuulilication and variation may b'c made within the scope ot the claims and without departing from the spirit oit' the invention. Furthermore, l wish it to be understoodv that any number of syrup containers and their associated parts may be employed, while adjustable connections between the parts may be used Vl" 'M ,wherever desired or necessary.

munieation between said containers and measuring' devices and establish communication between said ineasuring' devices andV spoilt, and means for operating said valves to establish communication between said containers and measuring devices.

2. ln automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a. syrup container, a carbonated water -container, measuring devices connected te said containers respectively, 4a discharge spout connected to said measuring.,r devices, valves controlling'communication betw ni said containers-and measuring devices and between said measuring devices and spout and normally in positions to cui; oit' communication between said containers and iniasuring devices and establish coinmunication between said measuring devices and spout, means ior operatingr said valves to establish communication between said containers and. measuring` devices, and means for restoring` said valves to normal positions whereby communication between saidv measuring devices and containers will be cut ott' and the liquid in said measuringr devices delivered to said discharge spout. 'A l. ln automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, syrup containers, acarbonated water container, measuring devices connected to said containers respectively, a discharge pipe common to said measuriiug` devices, valves controlliiifbr communication between said containers and measuring devices and between said measuringv devices and spoilt, and normally in positions te cut olf cominunication measuriiq; devices and establish communication between said measuring,rv devices and peut, means whereby said carbonated water valve may be operated in the operation o'l" any one el? said syrup valves, and means tor selectively operating` said syrup valves.

4. lo. automatic liquid dispensing" apparatus, syrup containers, a carbonated water container, measuring devices connected to said containers respectively, a discharge pipe common to said measuringdevices, valves controlling comn'uinication between said containers and measuring devices and between said measuriimr devices and spoilt, and normally in positions to cut oli communication between said contaimas and measuringdevices and establish communication between said measuring devices and spout, means whereby said carbonated wat-er valve may be operated in the operation et any one el" said syrup valves, and coin conv trolled mechanism for selectively operating said syrup valves.

5. ln automatic liquid dispensing appa.- ratas, a delivery pipe having an inlet end and a. discharge end, a horizontal turn table below 'the discharge end et' said delivery pipe and rotatable about a vertical axis, and cup holders on said turn table movable into between said containers and incassa alinement with the discharge end of said pipe successively. y

6. In automatic liquid dispensing appa- 'atus, a delivery pipe having an inlet end and a discharge end, cup holders arranged in a circle and movable into alinement with the discha/rge end of said pipe, and means for delivering individual drinking cups to said holders as the latter are brought into alinement With said delivery pipe.

7. In automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a vertical deliver7 pipe having an inlet end and a discharge end, a rotary table, cup holders mounted upon said table and arranged in a circle thereon, and movable into alinement with the discharge cnd of said pipe successively, and means for delivering individual drinking cups to said holders as the latter are brought into alinement with said delivery pipe.

8. In automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a delivery pipe having an inlet end and a discharge end, cup holders movable into alinement with the discharge end of said delivery pipe successively, means for delivering individual drinking cups to said holders as the latter are brought into alinemeut with the discharge end of the pipe, and means for dumping said holders to discharge the cup therefrom succeeding the drinking of the contents of the cup.

t). ln automatic liquid dispensing appa-v ratus, a delivery pipe havingan inlet end and a discharge end, cup holders movable into alinement with the discharge end of said pipe successively, and means for deliveringvindividual cups to said holders before the latter are brought into line. with said delivery pipe.1 l

10, In automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a delivery pipe having an inlet end and a discharge end, a turn table, cup holders mounted on said turn table and mo 'able therewith into alinement with the discharge end of said pipe successively, and means for delivering the individual cups to said holders immediately preceding the alining of the holders with thedelivery pipe.

l1. In automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a delivery pipe having an inlet end and a discharge end, a turn table, cup holders mounted on said turn table and movable therewith into alinement with the discharge end of said pipe successively, means for delivering the individual cups to said holders immediat-ely preceding the alining of the holders with the delivery pipe, and a lbose connection between said holders and turn table whereby the holders may be lifted from the table to facilitate the drinking of the contents of said cups.

l2. In automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, 'a delivery pipe having an inlet end and a discharge end. a turn table, cup holders mounted on said turn table and movable therewith into alinement With the discharge end of said pipe successively, means for delivering the individual cups to said holders immediately preceding the alining of the holders with the delivery pipe, a loose convsucceeding the drinking of the contents of the cups.

155. ln automatic liquid dispensing appa-l ratus, a delivery pipe having an inlet end and a discharge end, a turn table, cup holders mounted on said turn table and movable therewith into alinen'ient with the discharge end of said pipe successively, mea-ns for delivering the individual cups to said holders innnediately preceding the alining of the holders with the delivery pipe, a loose connection between said holders and turn table whereby the holders may be lifted from the table to facilitate the drinking of the contents of the cups, and means controlled by the movement of said turn table for dumping said cup holders to discharge the cups therefrom succeeding the drinking of the contents of the cups.

14. in automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a delivery pipe having an inlet endy and a discharge end, cup holders movable into alincnient with-thc discharge end of said pipe successively, a container holding a stack of individual drinking cups, and means for delivering the drinking cups individually to said holders before the latter are moved into position to receive the contents of said pipe.

l5. ln automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a delivery pipe having an inlet end and a discharge end, clip `holders movable inio alineincnt with the discharge end of said pipe successively, a container holding a stack of individluil drinking cups, and automatic mechanism for engaging the lowermost cup in the bottom of the stack and moving said cup downwardly and then releasing the cup whereby the latter may fall into the alining cup holder.`

1G. ln automatiil liquid dispensing apparatos, a syrup container', a carbonated water container, measuring devices connected to said containers resina-lively', a discharge pipe. connnon to said measuring devices, valves establishing communication between said `containers and measuring devices and bctween said measuring.devices and spout and mirinally in positions to cut ofi" communication between said containers and measuring devices and establish communication between said measuring devices and spout, means for operating said alves to establish communication between said containers and measuring devices and cut off communication between said measuring devices and pipe, means for restoring said valves to normal position whereby the contents oi? said measuring devices will be delivered to said discharge pipe, and cup holders movable into alinement with said discharge pipe successively immediately preceding the return of said valves to normal positions.

17. ln automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a syrup container, a carbonated water container, measuring devices connected to said containers respectively, a discharge pipe common to said measuring devices, valves establishing communication between said containers and measuring devices and between said measuring devices and spout and normally in positions to cut off communication between said containers and measuring devices and establish communication between said measuring devices and spout, means for operating said valves to establish communication between said containers and measuring devices and cut oit communication between said measuring devices and pipe, means for restoring said valves to normal position whereby the contents of said measuring devices will be delivered to said discharge pipe, cup holders movable into alineinent with said discharge pipe successively immediately preceding the return of said valves to normal position, and

means for delivering individual cups to said holders before the latter are moved into position to receive the contents of said pipe.

18. ln automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a syrup container, a car onated water container, measuring devices connected to said containers respectively, a discharge pipe common to said measuring devices, valves establishing communication between said containers and measuring devices and between said mesuring devices and spout and normally in positions to cut olf communication between said containers and measuring devices and establish communication between said measuring devices and spout, means for operating said valves to establish communication between said containers and measuring devices and cut oif communication between said measuring devices and pipe, means for restoring said valves to normal positions whereby the contents of said measuring devices will be delivered to said discharge pipe, cup holders movable into alineinent with said discharge pipe successively immediately preceding the return of said 'valves to normal positions, said car` -bonated water measuring device embodying a cylinder, a piston in the cylinder' movable tliere'iii under the action ot' the carbonated water entering thc cylinder, and means connected to said pistou and Operable in said movement thereof to artuate said cup delivery means.

Leaders 19. In automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a syrup container, a carbonated water com ahier, measuring devices connected to said containers respectively, a discharge pipe common to said measuring devices, valves establishiing communication between said containers and measuring devices and between said measuring devices and spout and normally in positions to cut oil' communication between said containers and measuring devices and establishcommunication between said measuring devices and spout, means for operating said valves to establish communication between said containers and measuring devices and cut ott' communication between said measuring devices and pipe, means for restoring said valves to normal positions whereby the contents of said measuring devices will be delivered to said discharge pipe, cup holders movable into alineiilent with said discharge pipe successively immediately preceding the return of said valves to normal positions, said carbonated water measuring device embodying a cylinder, a piston in the cylinder movable therein under the action of the carbonated water enteringI the` cylinder, means connected to said piston and operable in said movement thereof to actuate said cup delivery means, and means for operating said piston in the reverse direction to discharge the carbonated water through said valve to said delivery pipe.

20. ln'automatic liquid dis ensing apparatus, a syrup container, a car onated water container, measuring devices connected to said containers respectively, a discharge pipe common to said measuring devices,

-valves establishing communication between said containers land measuring devices and between said measuring devices and spout and normally in positions to cut off communication between said containers and measlos uring devices and establish communication s between said measuring devices and spout, means :tor operating said valves to establish communication between said containers and measuring devices and cut oil' communica tion between said measuring devices and pipe, means for restoring said valves to normal positions whereby the contents of said measuring devices will be delivered to said discharge pipe, cup holders movable into alinement with said discharge pipe successively immediately preceding the return of said valves to normal positions, said carbonated water measuring device embodying a cylindeiya piston in the cylinder movable therein under the action of the carbonated water entering the cylinder, means connected to said piston and operable in said movement vthereofl to actuate said cup delivery means, means for operating said piston in the reverse direction to discharge the carbonated water through said valve to said delivery pipe, and means operable from said piston in the last movement thereof to move said cup holders. 21. ln automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a syrup container, a carbonated water container, measuring devices connected to said containers respectively, a discharge pipe common to said measuring devices, valves establishing communication between said conlo tainers and n'ieasuring devices and between said measuring devices and spout and normally in positions to cut oil' communication between said containers and measuring de- A vices and establish corrnnunication between 5 said measuring devices and spout, means for operating said valves to establish communi.- cation between said containers and measuring devices and cut ofi' communication between said' measuring devices and pipe,

2O means for restoring said valves to normalV positions whereby the contents of said measuring devices will he delivered to said discharge pipe, cup holders movable into alinement with said discharge pipe successively immediately preceding the return of said valve to normal positions, said carbonated water measuring; device embodying a cylinder, a piston in the cylinder movable therein under the action ot the carbonated water entering the cylinder, means connected to said piston and operable in said movement there-ot to actuate said cup deliaf'ery 1neans,n1eans for operating said piston in the reverse direction to discharge the carbonated water through said valve to said delivery pipe, means operable :from said piston in the filling' movement thereolE to move said cup holders, a casing inclosing said apparatus and formed with an opening in juxtaposition to said cup holders, av cover for said opening normally closed, and means operable from said piston. in the filling movement thereof and connected to said door to swing the latter to open position.

22. ln automatic liquid dispensing' apparatas, a. syrup container, a carbonated water container, measuring devices connected to said containers respectively, a discharge pipe common to said measuring devices, alves establishingcommuni ration between said containers and measuringil devices and between said measuring devices and spout and normallyin positions to cut oil communication between said containers and measuring devices and establish communication between said measuring devices and spout, means Jfor operating said valves to establish communication between said containers and measuring,- devices and cut oliI communication bctweensaid measuring devices and pipe, means lor restoring; said valves to normal positions whereby the contents of said measuring devices will be delivered vto said discharge pipe, cup holders movable into alinement with said discharge pipe successively immediately preceding the return ot' said valves to normal positions, said carbonated water measuring device embodying a cylinder, a piston in the cylinder movable therein under the action of the carbonated Water entering the cylinder, means connected. to said piston and operable iu .said movement thereof to actuate said cup delivery means, means t'or operating said pist0n in the reverse direction to discharge the carbonated water through said valve to said delivery pipe, means operable from said piston in the filling movement thcreoiI to move said cup holders, a casing iuclosing said apparatus and formed with an opening iu juxtaposition to said cup holders, a cover for said opening normally closed, means o crable from said piston in the lilling movement thereof and connected to said door to swing the latter to open position, and means for latcliintg` said door in open position.

23. ln automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a syrup container, a carbonated water container, measuring' devices connected to said containers respectively, a discharge pipe common to said measuring,` devices, valves establishing coniuiunication between said containers and measuring devices and between said measuring devices and spout and normally in positions to cut oli comuninication between said containers and lucasuring devices and establish communication between said mensili-ing;` devices and spout, means for operating said valves to establish communication between said containers aud measuring devices and cutl oli' communication between .said measuring devices and pipe, means for restoring said `valves to uormal positions wluereby thc contents oi said measuring devices will be delivered to said discharge pipe, cup holders movable into alinement with said discharge pipe successively `immediately preceding,y the return oli said valves to normal positions, said carbonated water incasiuiug` device embmlviup; a cylinder, a pistou in the cylinder movable therein under the action olt the carbonated water entering the cylinder, means connected to said pistou and operable iu id movement thereof to actuate said cup deliveryv means, means for operating said piston iu the reverse direction to discharge the cai'- bonated water through said valveto said delivery pipe, means operable 'from said piston'in the lilling nioveineut thereof to move said cup holders, a casing inclosing said apparatus and iormed with in opening,` in juxtaposition to said cup holders, a cover for said opening nornially closed, means operable 'from said piston in the filling* movement thereof and connected to said door to swing the latter to open position, means for latching said door in open position, and means under the control ot said cups for releasing said latching means ile Iii)

whereby Lne door may be restored tocloscd position.

24. ln automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a delivery pipe having an inlet end and a discharge end, cup holders movable into alinenient with the discharge end of said pipe successively, means for delivering individual cups to said holders successively c previous to the. holders alining with the pipe, a movable table carrying said holders, a loose connection between said holders and table so that the holders may be lifted from the table to facilitate the drinking of the contents of the cups, a casing inclosing said apparatus and termed with au opening in juxtaposition to said cup holders, and a door normally closing said opening.

Q5. In automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a delivery pipe having an inlet end and a discharge end, cup holders movable into alinement with the discharge end otl said pipe successively, means for delivering individual cups to said holders successively previous to the holders alining with the pipe, a movable table carrying said holders,

a loose connection between saidvholders and table so that the holders may be lifted from the table to facilitate the drinking of the ('.ontents'of the cups, a casing inclosing said apparatus and formed with an opening` in juxtaposition to said cup holders, a door normally closing said opening, and lneans for opening said door automatically during the filling of the cups.

2G. In automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a delivery pipe having an inlet end and a discharge end, cup holders movable into alinement with thc discharge end of said pipe successively, means for delivering individual cups to said holders successively previous to the holders alining with the pipe, a movable table carrying said holders, a loose connection between said holders and table so that the holders may be lifted from the table to facilitate the drinking ot the contents of the cups, a casing inclosing said apparatus and formed with an opening in uxtaposition to said cup holders, a door normally closing said opening, means for opening said door automatically during the filling of the cups, and means for automatically latchingsaid door in open position.

27. In automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a delivery pipe having an inlet end and a discharge end, cup holders movable into alinement with the discharge end of i said pipe successively, means for delivering individual cups to said holders successively previous to the holders alning with the pipe, a movable table carrying said holders, a loose connection between said holders and table so that the holders may be lifted from the table to'facilitate the drinking of the contents of the cups, a casing inclosin said apparatus and formed with an opemng in juxtaposition to said cup holders, a door normally closing said opening, means for o} cnin.g said door automatically during the filling of the cups, means for automatically latchmg said door in open position,l and means operable from the cup holders when the latter are restored to the table succeeding the drinking of the contents of the cups to release said latching means whereby said door may be restored to closed position.

28. In automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a delivery pipe having an inlet end and a discharge end, cup holders movable into alinement with the discharge end of said pipe successively, means for delivering individual cups to said holders successively previous to the holders alining with the pipe, a movable table carrying said holders, a loose connection between said holders and table so that the holders may be lifted from the table to facilitate the drinking of the contents oi' the cups, a casing inclosing said apparatus and formed with an opening in juxtaposition to said cup holders, a door normally closing said opening, means for opening said door automatically during the filling of the cups, means for automatically latching said door in open position, means operable from the cup holders when the latter are restored to the table succeeding the drinking o'f the contents ot the cups to release said latching means whereby said door may be restored to closed position, and means connected to said door for restoring the same to closed position.

20. In automatic liquid dispensing apparatus. a syrup container, a carbonated Water container, measuring devices connected tosaid containers respectively, a discharge pipe connected to said measuring devices, valves controlling communication between said containers and measuring devices and between said measuring dcvices and pipe and normally in position to cut oll connnunication between said containers and measuring devices and establish comnmnieation between said measuring devices and pipe. means :tor operating said valves to establish, communication between said containers and measuring devices and eut oit communication between Said measuring devices and pipe, means for restoring said valves to normal position whereby the contents ot' the measuring devices may be delivered to said )i ie and means in said carbonated water l l a measuring device fon discharging the water therefrom under`\pressure succeeding the opening ot' the syrup valve. i

30. In automatic\\liquid dispensing apparatus, a syrup container, acarbonated water container, measuring'i` devices connected to said containers respectively', a discharge pipe connected to said measuring devices, valves controlling communication between said containers and measuring devices and beincassa tween said measuring devices and pipe and y tents ofthe measuring devices may be de- ,I carbonated Water and operable to discharge' the ,water from said device underpressure y said` carbonated livered to said pipe, and means in Said cesboiiated water measuring device movable therein under the action of the incoming@ iii'the reverse movement thereof.

B1. In automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a syrup container, a carbonated wat r container, measuring devices connected tb said containers respectively, a 4discharge pipeconiiected to said measuring devices, valves controlling communicationbetween said containers and measuring devices and between said measuring devices and pipe;

and normally in position to cut oii'com- `muiiication between said containers and measuring devices and establish communica-v tion between said measuring devices and pipe, means for operating said valves to establisli communication between said containers and measuring devices and cut oli vtentsoftlie measuring devices may be delivered to said pipe, means in said carbonated water measuring device movable therein under the action of the incomingcarbon` ated water and operable to discharge the water from said device under pressure in the reverse movement thereof, a turn table below the discharge end of delivery pipe, cup holders on said turn table movable int'o line with the discharge end of said pipe successively, and means operable from said carbonated water controlled means to rotate saidturn table in the filling movement of water controlled means whereby a fresh cup holder will be brought into line withsaid pipe.

32. In automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a syrup container, a carbonated water between said measuring devices and pipe and normally in position to cut ofi1 mmmunication between said containers and measuring devices and cstal'ilish communication between said measuring devices and pipe,

means for operating said valves to establis'.i

coinniuiiication between said containers and measuring devices and cut off communication between said measuring devices and pipe, means for restoring said valves to normal position whereby the contents of the measuring devices may be delivered to said pipe, means in said carbonated water measuring device movable therein under the action of the incoming carbonated Water and operable to discharge the water from said device under pressure in the reverse movement thereof, a turn table below the discharge end ot said delivery pipe, cup lioldei's on said turn table movable into line with the discharge end of said pipe successively, means operable from said carbonated water controlled means to rotate said turn table in the filling movement of said carbonated water controlled means whereby a fresh cup holder will be brought into line with said pipe, and means for delivering individual drinking cups to said cup holders previous to the latter alining with said pipe.

33. In automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a syrup container, a carbonated water container, measuring devices connected to said containers respectively, a discharge pipe connected to said measuring devices, valves controlling communication between said c ontainers and measuring devices and between said measuring devices and pipe and normally in position to cut off communication between said containers and measuring devices and establish communication between said measuring devices and pipe, means for operating said valves to establish communication between said containers and measuring devices and cut oli` communication bctwceii said measuring devices and pipe, means for restoring said valves to normal position whereby thecontents of the measui'ing devices may bedelivered to said pipe, means in said carbonated water measuring device movable therein under the action of the incoming carbonated water and operable to discharge the water from said device under pressure in the reverse movement therel ot', a turn table below the discharge end of said delivery pipe, cup holders on said turn tablemovable into linel with the discharge end ot' said pipe successively, means operable from said carbonated water controlled means to rotate said turn table in the filling movement ot said carbonated water controlled means whereby a fresh cup holder will be brought into line with said pipe, means for delivering individual drinking cups to said cup holders previous to the latter alining with said pipe, and means operable from said carbonated water controlled means to deliver individual drinking cups to said holders in the fillingmoveincnt ioo 34:. In automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a syrup container, a carbonated wat/er container, measuring devices connected to said containers respectively, a discharge pipe connected to said measuring devices, valves controlling communication between said containers and measuring devices and between said measuring devices and pipe and normally in position to cut olf communication between said containers and measuring devices and establish communication between said measuring devices and pipe, means for operating said valves to establish communication between said containers and measuring devices and cut ott communication between said measuring devices and pipe, means for restoring said valves to normal position whereby the contents of thc measuring devices may be delivered to said pipe, means in said carbonated water measuring device movable therein under the action of the incoming carbonated water and operable to discharge the water from said device under pressure in the reverse movement thereof, a turn table -below'the discharge end of said delivery pipe, cup holders on said turn table movable into line with the discbar e end of said pipe successively, means opera le from said carbonated water controlled means to rotate said turn table in the filling movement of said carbonated water controlled means whereby a fresh cup holder will be brought into line with said pipe, means for delivering individual drinking cups to said cup holders' previousl to the latter alining with said pipe, means operable from said carbonated water controlled means to deliver individual drinking cups to said holders in the filling movement oi said carbonated water controlled means immediately preceding the alining ot' the holders with the pipe, and means for dumping said cup holders after cach has alined with said pipe to dischargeJ the individual drinking"cup therefrom.

35. ln automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a syrup container, a carbonated water container, measuring devices connect! ed to said containers respectively, a discharge pipe connected to said measuring devices, valvescoptrolling communication bet-ween said containers and measuring devices and between said measuring devices and pipe and normally in position to cut off com munication between said containers s.; d n -asuring devices and establish communication between' said n'lcasuring devi'es and pipe, means for operating said valves to establish. communicat-ion'between said containers and measuring devices and cut ofi com- `munication between said measuring devices and pipe, means for restoring said valves to normal position whereby tbe contents of tbe measuring devices may be delivered t0 said pipe, means in said carbonated water meas- Laagste uring device movable therein under the action of the incoming carbonated water and operable to discharge the water from said device under pressure in the reverse movement thereof, a turn table below the discharge end of said delivery pipe, cup holders on said turn table movable into line .with the discharge end of said pipe successively, means operable from said carbonated water controlled means to rotate Said turn table in the filling movement of said carbonated water controlled means whereby a fresh cup holder will be brought into line with said pi e, means for delivering individual drm ing cups to said cup holders previous to the latter alining' with said pipe, means operable from said carbonated water controlled means to deliver individual drinking cups to said'holders in the filling movement of said carbonated 'water controlled means immediately preceding the alining of the holders with the pipe, means for dumping said cup holders after; each has alined with said'pipe to discharge the individual drinking cup therefrom, a casing inclosing said apparatus and formed with an opening in juxta osition to said turn table, a door normal y closing said opening. means for opening said door automatically in the operation of the apparatus, and m lans for locking said door normally closed and under the control of said carbonated water valve to release the door in the operation oi" said valve.

Bti. ln automatic.liquid dispensing apparatos. a. syrup container, a carbonated water container, measuring devices'connected to said containers respectively, a discharge pipe connected to said measuring de-viees, valves control l i ug communication between said containers and measuring devices and between said measuring devices and pipe and normally in position to cut otl communication between said containers and measuring devices and establish communication between said measuring devices and pipe. means for operating said valves to establish communication between said containers aml measuring devicesI aml cnt oil' communication between said measuring devices and pipe, means for restoring said valves to normal position whereby the contents ot' the measuring devices may be delivered to said pipe, means in said earbomxted Water measuring device movable therein under the action of the incoming carbonated water and operable to discharge the. water from said device under pressure in the reverse morena-ni. thereof. a turntable below the discharge end of said delivery pipe, cup holders on said turn table movable into line with the discharge end of said-pipe successively. means operable from said carlu'maied water controlled means to rotate said turn table in the filling movement oi said carbonated water controlled neas,

means whereby a fresh cup holder will be. brought into line with said pipe, means for delivering individual drinking cups to said cup holders previous 'io the latter' alining with sail pipe, means operable from said carbonated water controlled means to deliver individual drinking cups tol said holders in the filling movement of said carbonated water controlled means immediately preceding the alining of the holders with the pipe, means for dumping said cupholders after each has alined with said pipe to discharge the individual drinking cup therefrom, and means for returning said cup holders to normal position in the continued rotation of said turn table.

3T. In automatic liquid dispensing appa- 'atus, a syrup container, a carbonated water container, measuring devices connected to said containers respectively, a discharge pipe commonyto said measuring devices, yalves controllingckcommunication between said containers and measuring devicesmandj. between said measuring devices and pipe and normally in positions to eut olf communication between said containers and. measuring devices and establish communication between said measuring devices and pipe, means for operating said valves to establish communication between said containers and measuring device,4 and cut ofi' communication between said measuring devices and pipe, means for resetting said valves. said carbonated water measuring device cinbody ing a cylinder, a piston fin said cylinder capable of movement in one direction under the action oit' the charged water entering the same, a piston4 rod connected to said piston and projecting outwardly through one end of the cylinder, a cross head connected .to the outer end ot said rod, Guides for said cross head, a casing inclosing said apparatus and formed .vith an opening in juxtaposition to said discharge pipe, a door normally closing said opening and connections between said cross head and dooi' for opening the latter in the movement of the cross head under the action of the charged water entering the cylinder.

38. In automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a syrup container, a carbonated water container, measuring devices connected to said containers respectively, a .discharge pipe common to said measuring devices, valves controlling communication between said containers and measuring devices and between said measuring devices. and pipe and normally in positions to cut ofi" communieation between said containers and measuring ldevices and establish communication between said measuring devices and pipe, means for operating said valves to establish communication between said containers and measuring devices and cut oii1 communication between said measuring devices and pipe, means for resetting said valves, said carbonated water measuring device embodying a cyiinder, a piston. in said cylinder capable of movement in one direc tion under the action of the charged Water entering the saine, a piston rod connected to said piston and projecting outwardly through one end of the, cylinder, a cross head connected to the outer end of said rod, guides for said cross head, a casing inclasing said apparatus and Aformed with an opening .in-juxtaposition to said discharge pipe, a door normally closing said opening, connections between said cross head and door for opening the latter in the movement of the cross head under the action of the charged water entering Vthe cylinder, and means locking said door normally in closed position and under the control of said carbonated water valve.

39. In automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a syrup container, a carbonated water container, measuring devices connected to said containers respectively, a discharge pipe common to said measuring devices, valves controllingr communication between said containers and measuring devices and between said measuring devices and pipeand normally in positions to cut ed communication between said containers and measuring devices and establish communica tion between said measuring devices and pipe, means for operating said valves to establish communication between said containers and measuring devices and cutofl1 communication between said measuring devices and pipe, means'for resetting said valves, said carbonated Water measuring device embodying. a cylinder, a piston in said cylinder capable of movement in one direction under the action oi the charged Water entering the same, a piston rod connected to said piston and projecting through one end of the cylinder, a cross head connected to the outer end of said rod, guides for said cross head, a casing inclosing said apparatus and 'formed with an opening in juxtaposition to said discharge pipe, ay door normally closing said opening, connections between said cross head and door for opening the latter in the movement of the cross head under the action of the charged water entering the cylinder, a turn table rotatably mounted below said discharge pipe, cup holders mounted upon said turn tableand rotatable therewith to move into alinement with said discharge pipe successively in the rotation of the turn table, and means operable from said cross head in the outward movement thereof to rotate said turn tableyto bring a fresh cup holder into alinement with said pipe.

40. in automatic liquid dispensing apparatus, a syrup container, a carbonated water 2 container, measuring devices connected to outwardly

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2755006 *Oct 3, 1951Jul 17, 1956Herman DavidDrink dispensing mechanism
US4327843 *May 27, 1980May 4, 1982Corley Dewey ACup dispensing mechanism
Classifications
U.S. Classification221/96, 221/210, 222/129.4, 194/298, 221/213, 221/221
Cooperative ClassificationG07F13/10