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Publication numberUS1236163 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 7, 1917
Filing dateOct 21, 1916
Priority dateOct 21, 1916
Publication numberUS 1236163 A, US 1236163A, US-A-1236163, US1236163 A, US1236163A
InventorsJames L Hackett, William J Boll
Original AssigneeEdgar W Dana
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1236163 A
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Patnted Aug. 7, 1917.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. ".7, 1917.

Application filed October 21, 1916. Serial No. 126,921.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, JAMES L. HACKETT and WILLIAM J. BoLL, citizens of the United States, and residents of Platteville, in the county of Grant and State of Wisconsin,

have invented a new and Improved Vending- Machine, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

This invention relates to vending machines and particularly to a machine which will vend a certain number of articles and then be thrown out of operation, and has for an object the provision of an improved simplified construction which will positively operate until all of the contents have been discharged and will then be automatically thrown out of operation.

Another object in view is to provide a vending machine of minimum size and of simplified construction which may be mounted easily at any point.

A further object of the invention is to provide a simple strong construction for vending small articles, as small packages of candy, chewing gum and the like.

A still further object in view is to provide a rotating vending member operated by a coin in connection with means for discharging the coins after they have per- 30 formed their work.

In the accompanying drawings:

Figure 1 is a side view of a vending machine embodying the invention, shown in position, certain parts being broken away 35 for better disclosing the construction.

Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the machine shown in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a sectional view through Fig. 2 on line 33.

Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view through Fig. 5 on line 4-4.

Fig. 5 is a sectional view through Fig. 4 on line 55.

Fig. 6 is a detail perspective view of the 45 coin receptacle and lock.

Referring to the accompanying drawings by numerals, 1 indicates a casing formed of any desired material, said casing being either closed or open at the back as preferred. A

50 plurality of openings 2, 3 and 4 are provided in the casing, opening 2 accommodating the lever 5 while opening 4 permits the discharge of the coins into the receptacle 6.

The opening 3 is provided in order that 5& the carrier 7 may be readily loaded with a new supply of merchandise whenever de sired. The carrier 7 is formed with a back plate 8 (Fig. 3), a front ring 9 and a plurality of partitions 10, whereby a plurality of compartments 11 are produced. The compartment 11 is provided with a covering member 12, as shown in Fig. 1. The

- carrier 7 is arranged to freely rotate in casing 1 though a sufficient friction is provided for preventing any accidental rotation.

At the back of the casing and arranged on the plate 8 is a spacing plate 13 having a plurality of notches 14 arranged therein for receiving the coin from lever 5, which lever acts as a coin chute in addition to acting as a lever. A retaining plate 15 is arranged on plate 1.3 so as to hold the coins in place. The lever5 extends to the center of the plate 15 and is held in place by a retaining screw 16, which screw passes through the flat spring 17 whereby all the parts are held in proper position and a proper tension is provided for the carrier 7 as the screw 16 enters into the rear wall 18 of easing 1. The front wall 19 of casing 1 merges into a body 20 which defines a chamber 21, said chamber having an outlet 22 caused by the flanged extension 23 of body 20. This chamber is provided in order to receive the articles vended from carrier 7, said articles passing from the various chambers or compartments 11 through the opening 24. 'YVhenever any of the compartments 11 register with opening 24 the article in that particular compartment. will drop by gravity into the chamber 21 where it may be readily removed by the purchaser.

The lever 5 is provided with upstanding walls on each edge and a covering member 25 for guiding the coin inserted into the opening 26, said walls acting as guides for guiding the coin to one of the notches 14. One of the upstanding walls on the lever is cut away at 27 while the opposite wall .28 extends down to near the plate 13, thus allowing a free movement of the lever when moving in one direction while causing the lever to be connected to the disk or plate 13 when moving in the opposite direction provided a coin is arranged in position, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 4. The plate 13 is rigidly secured to the carrier so that when the lever rotates the plate 13 and carrier will also be rotated. The opening 2 is of sufficient length to allow the carrier to be rotated so that one compartment 11 will be moved away from opening 24 and another will be moved thereover.

In operation, a coin is placed into the opening 26 and is allowed to move by gravity to the dot-ted position shown in F g. 4:. The lever 5 is then swung over unt11 it strikes against the abutment 29 and as it swings the carrier 7 will be rotated a sufficient distance for bringing a new compartment 11 in register with opening 24, whereupon the article in the new compartment will drop through said opening 24 into chamber 21 where it may be readily grasped by the purchaser. After this has been done the lever 5 will be moved back to its first position and the action repeated as often as there are notches 14, there being one compartment 11 foreach notch 14.

As shown in Fig. 4, there is provided a solid portion in plate 13. When the compartment 11 is in register with opening 24 the solid part 30 will be opposite the lever 5 provided the lever is in the position shown in Figs. 1. and 4 If the lever should be swung to the other position, namely, against the abutment 29, a coin could not be inserted by reason of the coin previously deposited.

, It will thus be seen that after all the comlock partinents have been discharged no new coincan be inserted into any of the notches 14. As the compartment rotates and also the notched plate 13 rotates, the coins are moved to a position opposite the opening 4: and are released by the action of gravity from the notches 1a and discharged through openinga into the receptacle 6.

The receptacle 6 is connected to the casing l by any suitable means, as for instance, a hinge 31, and by a lock 32. The receptacle 6 is provided with-a chamber at the lower part for receiving the coins and at the upper part with a covering plate 33 which carries The covering plate 33 covers the opening 3, as shown in Fig. 1, and is provided with a depending end 5st fitting into a suitable notch inthe casing. A socket member 35 is provided on the casing 1 for receiving the bolt from the lock 32, whereby upon the use of the hinge 31 and the lock 32 the coin container is held in position. It will be noted that this one member covers openings 3 and a and that a single lock is utilized for maintaining this one member closed, though allowing it to be opened at any time for removal of the coins and for supplying new articles to the carrier 7,

V hat we claim is:

1. I11 a vending machine of the character described, a casing provided with a dispensing chamber having an opening on one side and a carrier chamber having an openmg on the opposite side, said carrier chamber surrounding said dispensing chamber,said eas ing being also provided with an opening forming a communication between the carrier chamber and the dispensing chamber, a carrier arranged in said carrier chamber, said carrier being formed with a plurality of compartments for receiving articles, a lever, and means utilizing a coin for'connecting said lever with said carrier for moving the carrier so that the compartments therein will be successively brought into register with the opening between said chambers whereby said articles will be vended.

2. In a vending machine of the character described, a casing provided with a carrier chamber having a discharge opening and an inlet opening, a carrier provided with coni-partments arranged in said chamber and adapted to have the compartments thereof brought into registry with the discharge opening and inlet open-ing", a lever, means for receiving and holding a coinin such position as to connect the lever with the carrier whereby when the lever is moved in one direction the carrier will be moved in the same direction and to thesame extent, and a coin receptacle provided with an extension covering the inlet opening, said casing being provided with a discharge opening IOl'lhe coins, said discharge opening registering with the coin receptacle,

In a vending machine of the character described, a casing provided with a chamber having a discharge opening, a carrier arranged in said chamber formed with a plurality of article receiving compartments adapted to be brought into registry with said discharge opening, said casing having an inlet and a coin outlet opening, an operating lever, means for receiving a coin for connecting the lever with the carrier whereby the carrier may be rotated a predetermined distance, a coin receptacle fitting over saidiinlet opening and the coin dis-- charge openingl or causing the coin passing through the discharge opening to enter the receptacle and to cover the inlet opening, and a lock for locking said receptacle to said casing. v a,


WILLIAM J B OLLr Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D'. G.

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US3521790 *Apr 12, 1968Jul 28, 1970Paymax Syrup CorpConveyor-type cellular magazine dispenser
US4989420 *Jul 3, 1990Feb 5, 1991Reinhold-Caribe, Inc.Ring with hidden internal compartments
U.S. Classification194/296, 221/82
Cooperative ClassificationG07F11/24