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Publication numberUS1261402 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 2, 1918
Filing dateDec 16, 1916
Priority dateDec 16, 1916
Publication numberUS 1261402 A, US 1261402A, US-A-1261402, US1261402 A, US1261402A
InventorsJoseph G Journeay
Original AssigneeJoseph G Journeay
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Match-dispensing machine.
US 1261402 A
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Patented Apr. 2, 1918.

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. Application filed December 1c, 1916.

To all whom it may concern: y

Be it known that I, Josnri-r G. JOURNEAY, a citizen of the United States, residing at San Francisco, in the county of San Fran cisco, State of California, have invented certain new and useful lmprovemei'its in Match-Dispensing Machines, of which the following is a specification. I

My invention relates to a new, useful and novel form of match dispensing machine and has as its primary object that of a case or match container provided with anejector adapted to eject or pass from the container a single match or other similar object at a time. i 7

Finally the object of the invention is to provide a device of the character describedi that will be strong, durable and eflicient, simple and comparatively inexpensive to construct, also one in which the several parts will not be liable to get out of working order.

With these and other objects in view the invention has relation to a certain arrangement and combination of parts, an example of which is described in the following specification, pointed out in the appended claim and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a view of the case in front elevation.

Fig. 2 is a elevation.

Fig. 3 is a view in side elevation with one corner of a side wall broken away.

Fig. 4 is a view of the ejector member.

Referring now more particularly to the drawings whereinthe same reference characters refer to similar several views: 1

The letter designates the container por tion of the dispenser which is slightly wider than the length of an ordinary match or toothpick, the machine being equally adapted to either, but for brevity is referred to herein as a match dispenser. The numerals 1 and2 designate the side walls thereof. The end walls arev designated by the numerals 3 and 4:. A top orcover 5 is provided and is adapted to be secured by any usual or convenient means. tom or floor of the container is composed of two inclined planes 6 and 7 as illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3 and have sufficient incline to cause the matches or other objects contained parts throughout the Specification of Letters Patent.

view of the device shown in side- The bot Patented Apr. 2, 1918 Seria1 No. 137,330.

to fall to and come in contact with the ejector member hereinafter described.

A pair of correlated cylinders 8 and 9 are provided at the bottom of the hopper, formed by the inclined floor of the container, and are rotatably mounted on shafts or pinions 10 and 11 in the side walls of the container. A groove 12 is provided the entire length of the cylinder 8, which is the ejector member, and is of suliicient dimensions to contain a single match-or other object to be ejected. To one end of the shaft or pinion and on the outside of the container is fixed a crank or lever 13 which is adapted to rotate by hand pressure the cylinder 8 or ejector member a sufiicient distance that the groove 12 will be in its downward position and deposit a match in the receptacle 14. An arm 15, curved at either end, has its ends pivotally retained in one end of each cylinder as illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3 and is adapted to rotate the cylinder 9 by force transmitted from the cylinder 8 when operated or rotated by the lever 13. A coiled spring 16 is provided to hold the lever and cylinders in their normal upward position as illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3. One end of the spring is fixed to the end wall 3 of the container at a position above the cylinder 9 and the other is attached to the cylinder 9 as illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3 and exerts suflicient force to return the cylinders to their normal positions when displaced by the lever 13 in operation.

Stops 17 and 18 are provided on the outside of the Wall 1 of the container and are adapted to limit the distance of travel of the lever in either direction the stop 18 holdingthe lever and ejector cylinder 8 in nor-- mal position against the tension of the spring 16. When in said normal position the groove 12 on the cylinder 8 is in its upward position, as illustrated, and in position to permit a match to fall therein. The stop 17 allows the lever to move in its downward position of displacement only. suificiently far to rotate the cylinder 8 a sufiicient distance to carry the groove 12 to a sufliciently downward position to expel the match. An ejector member 19 is fixed to the wall of the case at one of its ends the free end being adapted to loosely fit in a groove 20 provided in the cylinder 8 and to intersect the groove 12 when in its displaced position; the purpose of which is to as-- sure the discharge of the match from the groove 12.

The cylinders 8 and 9 are spaced only a suflicient distance apart to prevent friction between them. The object ot' the cylinder 9, which oscillates against the direction of travel. of the cylinder 8, is to force the matches backward from the direction of travel of the cylinder 8, prevent them from becoming lodged in the exit and allow only the match in the groove to pass through.


In a match dispensing device, the combination with a casing, of a pair of rollers journaled in the casing, one of said rollers provided with a turning means whereby it may be operated from the outside of the casing, means provided for transmitting motion from one roller to the other of the pair, one of said rollers provided with a match receiving groove longitudinally formed in said roller, said roller further provided with a groove formed therein right angular with the first named groove and connecting therewith, and a match ejecting device comprising an ejector finger lying within the groove and adapted to eject a match therefrom;

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.



Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, 1). G.

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U.S. Classification221/204, 221/233
Cooperative ClassificationA24F15/04