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Publication numberUS1245405 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 6, 1917
Filing dateFeb 12, 1917
Priority dateJan 27, 1916
Publication numberUS 1245405 A, US 1245405A, US-A-1245405, US1245405 A, US1245405A
InventorsFredrick William Turney
Original AssigneeFredrick William Turney
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Check-controlled apparatus.
US 1245405 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Yov. 6, 1917.

Original application filed January 27, 1916, Serial No. 74,546. Divided and this application flied Ecbruary ing is a specification.


Reference may be had to the accompanying drawings, and the reference characters marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.. Similar characters refer to similar parts in the several iigures therein.

This invention relates to vending-ma.- chines or the like in which a movable member, which may be part of a delivering mechanism, is adapted to be operated by a handle through the medium of an interposed check or coin.

to provide a check-controlled' mechanism adapted to be controlled4 through the medium of a single coin ora pluralitj)7 of coins, as may be desired.

-This application is a division of an application filed by me Januaryv 27, 1916, VSerial No. 74,546, for newspaper-vending machine; and in the present application I have shown my improved check-controlled mechanism applied toa Vending-machine,.such as is shown in'said original application.

Figure 1 of the drawings is a View in front elevation of a newspaper-vending machine embodying my invention.

F'g. 2 isa vertical cross-section. of the sametaken on the broken line 2-2in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a horizontal cross-section of the same taken-on=the'broken line 3 3 in Figs. 1 and 2.

Fig. 4 is a view in elevation `ci the inner open side of the housing for the ejectingmechanism, withits contents removed from the magazine.

Fig. 5 is a view similar toFig. 2, showing l the check-controlled Vmechanism at approxi- 4mately-the limit of its delivering movement.

' Fig. 6 1s a plan view of thc primary' slideplate detached.

Fig. 7 is a'plan view of the auxiliary slideplate detached.

' Fig. 8 is a View similar to Fig. fl, showing merely the housing and lthe parts permanently fixed thereupon.

Referring to the drawings wherein the in- Seral No. 148,009.

`Vention is shown in preferred form, 1, is an inclosure or magazine adapted to contain folded newspapers o1' the like, 70, foi-the vending-oi' which the machine is adapted.

The magazine is provided with a bottom outlet-slot, 2, ,of a Widthadapted for the free passage therethrough. oi a folded newspaper or the like of the greatest thickness for which the machine is adapted, which slot is adjacent to the front side-Wall, 3, oi the magazine.

The bottom, el, of the magazine is mclincd downwardly toward the outlet-slot, 2, and the folded papers are arranged in uprightposition Within the magazine With their folded edges resting upon said inclined bot-V tom.

To facilitate thus supporting the papers and to cause them to slide downalong the The principal object of the invention is' inclined bottom toward the outlet-slot, a movable Weight, 5, is interposed between the contents of the magazine and the rear sidewall, 6, of the magazine.

The papers are yieldingly prevented from passing from the magazine into the outletslot, 2, by means of a yielding roller, 7, movably mounted in an opening in the rear wall ofthe slot, 2, to project more or less into the slot, and to so restrict the Width Y of the slot that the folded paper-next to the front side-wall of the magazine will not pass down into the slot, except 4when forced by the use of suitable ejecting-mechanism. y

The front side-Wall,'3, of the magazine is provided with` vertical sfots, 18, through which parts of the ejecting mechanismA extend into engagement With the paper next to' said side-Wall.

As shown in the drawings, such paper-engaging means are in the-form of spurs, 19, inclined downwardly toward the outlet-slot, which spurs project from a vertically-reciprocatory frame comprising a slide-plate, 20, rertically-reciprocable in an inclosed slide- Way,21,-and.having on its lower end a crossfi,.-. lhead, 22, terminating in vertical 'armsfQB opposite the respective slotshlLfrom/Which arms the spurs tive slots. i

Coil-springs, 24, tend to yieldingly support the spin-carrying frame in elevated position.

The slideway, is formed upon project through the respec- 21, for the slide-plate, 20, a housing which 1s preferably mounted upon the outer side of the tront side-wall, 3.

This housing is provided with a vertical slot. 2G, parallel with the slideway; and the slide-plate, 20, and the cover-plate, 27, for the slideway are provided with' slots respectively, 2S an 2t), registering with the alot, 2G, which registering slots are adapted to freely receive and permit vvertical play of a spindle, 30, projecting inwardly from a vertically-reciprocatory slideplate, 3l, movable along,l the outer side of the slottedwall of the housing, 25. l'

The inner end of the spindle, 30, is srrewthreaded to receive a nut, 32, Vwhich holds a. washer, 'l, closely in sliding engagen'ient with the cover-plate, 27, for the slideway.

A handle', 34, is fixed upon the slide-plate., Ell, to serve asa means for forcing said slideplate and the spindle', 30, downwardly, a

ooit-spring, --Bg, 'servingto restore them to, and yie'ldingly hold them in, elevated position.

rThe housing, is provided with an opening, Btl, in terseeted by the slot, 2G, adapted to register with a similar opening', 37, in the outer slid-e-l'ilate, 31., when thelatter is in raised position, said openings being of a size and shape to permit passage therethrough of an ordinary coin; and the slideplate. 20, 0f the spur-carrying frame is provided with a recess o1 opening, 38, intersected byV its slot, 28,*adapted when said plate is in elevated position to receive a coin inserted through the slots, 36 and 37.

Adjacent to the vertical slot, Q6, the housing', has formed upon its inner'surfaee a 'vertical series of diwnwardly-faeing;V ratchet'lteeth, 39, and `the under side oll the spindle, 3.0, is formed with a beve-led Surface, 40, adapted to engage the top edge of an inserted coin, when forced vdownward 'Lhereagainst, 1so as to tilt. said coin against said toothed surface,

interposed y between. which carries the spurs, and the coverfplate, 27, of' the slideway for said slide-plate, 'is an auxiliary-plate or plates, 58, one for each additional coin for the, use of which the machine is to be adapted.` Each of said auxiliary-plates is provided with a'verti :al slot, 5t), for the spindle, 30, and with a coin-opening, (i0, adapted to reings, E36-and 37, and is yieldinggly held in raised position by'a coil-spring, G1.'

' l have shown the machine adapted for joint use o f two eoins., v

, .The tirsty coin inserted, 62,*will pass into the (coiiropening, 60, in the auxiliary-plate, 58, `vvithout however, rendering the machine operative, because if the handle is then pushed down before a second coin is inserted, the spindle, 3Q, will, by, engagement with said inserted com, merely force down,

the slide-plate, 20,4

'down Atln'oiuggh the outlet-slot 2'.

the auxiliary-plate,- 58, without moving the erna-actuating plate, 20.

passes into the coinopening, 3S, inthe'sldeplate, 20, and is retained therein by engage ment with the coin, G2, previously inserted in the coin-opening in the plate, 58.

Downward@movement of the handle vill thus causeboth the slide-plate, 20, andthe auxiliary-plate, 5S, to be fore-ed downward to operate the machine in the manner above described.

The constipation just described can be readilv adapted to be )perated with a sin' eiecting-i'iieehanism, to thereat permit the coin to ese-ape.

The do\\"n\\'ardl movement ot the o ieeting-l mechanism having been thus started through the medium of an inserted coin, must be completed so that the coin ese-apes or is expolled," before the spur-carrying frame can be 'restored to its elevated position, due t0 the engagement of the coin 'with the ratchet'.- teeth, 39. A

rlhe downward movelnent in'iparted to the spnrrarryingframe by the handle, 34, through the medium ot the inserted coin,

. causes ythe paper, which is next to the front side-wall. 3, of the magazine, to be slightly penetrated by the spurs, 19, and thereby forced downward past the roller, 7 through the bottom outlet-slot, Q. I,

The operation of? the machine is as follows:

It the machine is adapted for the use of a,

single coin, as by fasteningl together the slide-plate, 20, and the auxiliary-plate or plates, 5S, a person desiring to puro rase one 4of the magna/.iIle-contained papers, insert-'S a eoin of the proper amount t n'ough the coinopenings, 3G and 3T, causing the coin to enter and occupy the eoinopenings, 38, in ll1eslide.-p|ate and (30, in the auxiliary-plate.

lle then forces the handle, 34, downward as far as possible, thereby forcing the slideplate, 2.0, downward and causlng `the spurs, 19, -to' engage the paper which is` next to the front. side-wall, 3, and force'the samef At the lumt of the downward movement of the ejectmganechamsm the com escapes from the openings in the elideplate,and au'xiliary-plate `or plates at the'cut-away portion, 47, of the cover, 27, of the slideway,

whereu on thefspur-carrying mechanism is restore vto its raised position bythe coilsprings, 24;. 0

In the operation of the machine, after 5 the handle is forced downward while the coin occupies the openings, 38, in the 'slide plate and 60, in the auxiliary-plate, the engagement oi the bevel, l0, on the l1an`dle spindle with the top of the coinwill cause the top of the coin to be tipped into engagement with the ratchet-teeth, 39, after which engagement the slide-plate which carries the spurs cannot be returned to its raised position until its downward movement has been fully completed to release the coin, although the handle may be ineectively moved up and down less than its full. movement.

When the auxiliary-plate, 58, is not fixed to the slide-plate, 20, as when it is desired to have the machine operate only' through the medium of a plurality of coins jointly, a single ro'in is ineffective for operation of the machine because, above explained, the downward movement of the handle will merely torce down the auxiliaryplate Without moving the spur-actuating plate.

Then two coins are inserted, however, the nist-inserted coin occupies the opening, 60, in the 'auxiliary-plate While the other coin occupies the opening, 38, in the slide-plate,

20, being prevented by the previously in serted coin from entering the opening, G0,

in the auxiliary-plate. The last-inserted ,coin when engaged by the spindle, 30, of the handle directly forces down the slide-plate,

20, While the firstwinserted coin at the same time forces down the auxiliary-plate, 58. At the limit of the ejecting movement the first-inserted coin. escapes from the auX- l4(1ili'ary-plate past the cut-away portion of plication above referred to.

VVhat I claim aspewand by Lette'rs'lltent isl. In an apparatus of the class described, and in combination; a movable member; a

desire to sccl irc primary slideplatc connected with said movable 'member; an auxiliary slidefplate provided with a coin-opening, said primary sldeplate being provided with a coinopen- `ing leading tothe coin-opening in thc auxso iliary slide-plate; a slidew'ay for both of said slide-plates forming aclosure for the back of said coin-openings through part only of the movement of the slide-plates,and having adjacent to the front side of the primary `J5 slide-plate va `wall provided with a coinopening leading to the coinopening in the primary slide-plate, said slidewy and said slide-plates being provided with registering slots parallel with the slideway; and a handle having a coin-engaging spindle projecting through and adapted to play in said registering slots. V

In an apparatus of the class described, and in combination; a pair of separately movable slide-plates provided with communicating coin-reeeivlng openings; a slideway for said plates having a wall provided with ay coin-receiving Jopening communicating with the coin-receiving openings in said slide-plates, said slide-plates -and said .Wall being provided with correspondingly located longitudinal slots intersecting said respective coin-openings; a coin-engaging operating member adapted to play in said slots; and means for securing said slide`` plates in fixed relation to each other when desired.

3. In an apparatus of theclass described, and in combination; a pair of separately movable slide-plates provided with com' municating coin-receiving openings; a slideway for said plates having a wall provided with a. coin-receiving opening communicat-- ing with the coin-receiving openings in said slide-plates, said slide-plates and said wall being provided with correspondingly lo'- Acated longitudinal slots intersecting said re.-

spective coin-openings;` aI coin-engaging operating member adapted to play in said slots; means for securing said slide-plates in fixed relation to each other when desired; and separate spring-mechanism for imparting a return movement to each of said slide plates.

4. In an apparatus of the class described, and in combination; a pair of separately movable slide-plates provided with comniunicating coin-receiving openings; a slideway for said plates having a wall provided with a coin-receiving opening communicat- .ing with the coin-receiving openings in said slide-plates, said slide-plates and said Wall being provided with correspondingly 1ocated longitudinal` slots intersecting said respective coin.op'enings; a coin-engaging operatingmember adapted to vplay in 4sarid slots; means for securing said slide-plates in fixed relation to each other when desired; and springmechanism for imparting a Arcturn movement to each ot said slide-plates and said operating member.

In an apparatus of the class described,

and in combination; a movable member; a primary slide-plate connected with said movable member; an auxiliary slideplate provided with'a coin-opening, said primary slide-plate being provided with a co1nopen ing leading to the coin-opening in the auxiliary slide-plate; a slideWa-y for both slide plates forming a closure for the back of said coin-openings through part ony of the movcnmn: of (he .wlidefplnes :and having adjacent t0 The from'. sith.: ffl" the prn'mry slide-plaira n wall 'provided 'with er @Girlopening loading to the coin-opening in the primary sli hz-phlt0, said slhhwvny and smid' shdwphltes being provided wTh rgHMfr ing Slots; parallel with the Shdany: i hun" dh having :1 0in-engaging spindle project ing through :1nd -mhlpi'vd to play in said registering slots; and a series of coin-engaging rntclwt-teeth 011 said slidewayvull adjacent to said ,sh-1t' therein.

In tvsjimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hund ths Sth hxy m February, 1917.


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2926814 *Jul 31, 1953Mar 1, 1960W G ScottNewspaper vending machines
US3136451 *Oct 2, 1962Jun 9, 1964Thor Mfg CorpNewspaper dispensing machine
US4465207 *Aug 6, 1981Aug 14, 1984K-Jack Engineering Company, Inc.Single article vending machine
U.S. Classification194/294, 221/241, 221/267, 221/213, 194/229
Cooperative ClassificationG07F5/24