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Publication numberUS1378720 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 17, 1921
Filing dateApr 29, 1920
Priority dateApr 29, 1920
Publication numberUS 1378720 A, US 1378720A, US-A-1378720, US1378720 A, US1378720A
InventorsGeorge Bauer John, Hugh Williams Edward, William Roeling Henry
Original AssigneeGeorge Bauer John, Hugh Williams Edward, William Roeling Henry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Automatic coin separating and counting machine
US 1378720 A
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To all whom it may concern: I

Be it known that we, HENRY WILLIAM ROELING, EDWARD HUGH- WILLIAMS, and JOHN GEORGE BAUER, citizens of the United States, and all residing at New Orleans, in the parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Automatic Coin Separating and Counting Machines; and we do hereby declare the following to a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as well enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same. b

The present invention relates to improvements in automatic coin separating and counting machines, and has for an object to provide a machine for the expeditious and accurate separation of coins into their various denominations and at the same time causing same to actuate registers by which they maybe counted.

t' is another object of the invention to provide a machine in whichthe flow of coins therethrough will be uniform, and therefore not apt to clog with the coins at any particular place, and which will be proof against excessively fast operation.

A further object of the invention lies in providing a simple and inexpensive machine for the separation and counting of coins which will possess an attractive appearance and be capable offefl'ective work.

In the accompanying drawings forming a art of this application, and in which simiar reference symbols indicate corresponding parts in the several views:

Figure 1 I is a vertical sectional view through an improved separating and count- -ingvmachine constructed in accordance with the present invention.

Fig. 2 is a similar view taken at right an les to Fig. 1.

i 3 is a fragmentary horizontal sectionaI view through the machine.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary perspective view 'of the kicker sha Fig. 5 is an edge view of the coin trough.

Fig. 6 is a vertical sectional view through the coin distributing-drum. I

Fig. 7Iis an end view of the drum.

Fig. 8 is a cross sectional view there- Fig. 9 is a machine. v Referring more partlcularly to the drawperspective view of the complete Specification of Letters Patent.

1920. Serial No. 377,641.

tube 5" extending centrally, through one head 6 of a coin distributing drum 7. The inner end of the tube 5 enters'the lower end ofthe drum 7, which is supported in an inclined positlon within the cabinet 1, as shown in F1%S. 1 and 6.

he drum is formed with a gear 8 meshing with a pinion 9 on a shaft 10 journaled in suitable bearings in the cabinet, and pro'-' vlded with a two-part clutch 11, 12, and with a handle 13 extending on the exterior of the cablnet for rotation by manual or motive power. The movable element 12 of the clutch is connected to a centrifugal governor 14 which acts to disconnect the clutch should the speed developed by the handle 13 go beyond a predetermined limit. In this way the even and uniform distribution of the coins is assured.

Within the drum 7 are a number ofinclined or "spiral ribs or rails 15, preferably three in number, which are adapted to engage and lift the coin toward the upper part of the drum 7, wherein is located a partition 16 having a-number of slots 17 atits peripheral edge close to the wall of the drum. These slots 17 are also preferably three in number to agree with the number of the ribs 15 employed, the ribs inclining toward the opening 17 and acting to deliver the coins therethrough'into the upper compartment of the drum between the partition 16 and the end head 6. In this upper compartment are also placed inclined or spiral ribs orrails 18, of shorter len h though greater in number as compared with the first mentioned ribs 15 in the lower portion of the drum.

' In the end head 6 of the drum, as shown in Fig. 7, are also provided slots or openings 19., at the peripheral edge thereof close to the drum wall, these slots 19 being preferably twelve in number to agree, for instance,

.with the twelve ribs 18 in the upper compart ment. It will, of course, be understood Patented May 1'7, 1921.

that the number of these various ribs and from any part of the same.

A gate or gage plate 21, shown in Figs. 6 and 7, is placedbefore the head 6 of the drum and is slotted to receive the projecting end of the tube 5. This plate is provided with a slot 22in which adjustably engages a bolt 23 on a bracket 24 depending from the curved elbow portion of the hopper 4. The plate or gate 24 is therefore vertically adjustable to permit of masking more or less of the slots or openings 19 and regulating to the necessary extent the delivery of coins from the drum to the coin chute 20.

The coin chute is provided with a guide rail along the lower side thereof, the chute being'supported in an inclined posi: tion, as shown to better advantage in Fig. 2. A gap 26 is made :in' the guide rail I to permit mutilated coins to drop from the chute 20 into a separate compartment 27, thus preventing coins of thiskind passing to the slotted portion of the 'chute to become mingled with the other coins. .Any good coins found in the safety compartment 27 may be subsequently .put through the machine a second'time.

The lower portion of the chute is provided with'slots 28 of various sizes corresponding to the sizes of the coins of the various denominations, and are such as to permit the coins to become overbalanced and fall therethrough into hoppers 29 provided beneath each of the chutes and communicating with compartments 30 in which the various coins are separately received.

A guide flange 31 is providedalong the upper'edge of the coin chute 20 at the slotted portion thereof to assist in maintaihing the coins in place and to insure the passage of the coins singly 'therethrough so that theley will be properly sorted.

slot is made near the lower end of each of the hoppers 2,9; as indicated at 32, and in such slots are placed rotary kickers 33 mounted on a common shaft 34 passing beneath the delivery end of all of the hop-' pers 29. On the kickershaftis a sprocket 35 over which runs a chain 36 extending to a second sprocket 37 on a jack shaft 38. Intermeshing gear wheels 39 and 40, respectively, on the jack shaft 38 and a drive shaft 41 provide for the rotation of said jack shaft. The drive shaft 41 also contains a sprocket 42 receiving the lower end of a chain 43, shown in Fig. 1, which is driven from a sprocket 44 on the shaft 10. Of course other means may be resorted tofordriving the kicker shaft 34.

. The function of the kickers is to engage the ends'of the coins in the lower parts of the hoppers 29 and forcibly eject the same into the compartments 30 and into engagement with the movable tripping parts 45 of registers 46 which total the number'of coins passing-to the compartments 30. An individual register 46 is provided for each of the compartments to separately total the number of coins of the several denominations- Glass panels 47 may be provided in the front of the cabinet 1 to permit inspection of the registers and the progress of the action of separating the coins.

The coins deposited in the hopper 4 pass 1 through the tube 5 into the lower end of the drum 7 and are engaged by the three ribs 15 which carry the same to the slots 17 in the partition 16 through which the same are delivered tothe upper compartment in the drum. Here the coins are again engaged by the ribs 18, which serve to eject, the same through the slots 19 and into the coin chute'20. By having the front compartment provided with a greater number of ribs 18, each rib is enabled to deliver a smaller quantity of the coins within a given time as compared to the larger ribs 15, but being more numerous the former ribs 18 act to discharge the coins faster and consequently the movement of the coins to the chute is more even and uniform.

. The coins thereuponmove downthe chute 20 until they arrive at their respective slots 28, whereupon they fall into the particular hopper 29 provided to receive coins of that denomination. Later they are, engaged by the kicker 33 and move past the register 46 into the compartment 30. The arran ement of gearing shown is desirable for riving the kicker shaft at a convenient speed for the purpose stated, but wev do not restrict ourselves to this particular gearing.

. It is obvious that those skilled in the art may vary the details of construction and, arrangements of parts without departing from the spirit 'of'our invention, and therefore, we do not wish to be limited to such claims.

We claim: a

1. In an automatic coin separating machine, a receiver for the coins, a chute having means to separate the coins passing therethrough, a rotary drum betweenthe receiver and chute having slots to deliver the coins from the drum,-an d inclined ribs in features except as may be required by the '3 from the inner to the outer compartment, and means in the outer compartment Whereby the coins may be distributed to the chute in an even stream, substantially as described.

3. In an automatic coin separating machine, a receiver, a coin chute having means for separating the coins, a rotary drum placed between the receiver and chute, a partition therein dividing. the drum into inner and outer compartments, said partition having slots setting up communication between the compartments, inclined ribs on the drum in the inner compartment leading to the slots, and means in the outer compartment for delivering coins to the chute, substantially as described.

4. In an automatic coin separating machine, a receiver, a coin chute having separating means associated therewith, a rotary drum between the receiver and chute, a partition dividing the drum into inner and outer compartments and having slots there in, inclined ribs in the inner compartment leading to the slots, the outer compartment also having slots leading to the coin chute,

l and inclined ribs in the outer compartment leading to the openings therein, substantially as described.

5. In an automatic coin separating and counting machine, a cabinet having an opening in the top thereof, a hopper beneath the opening for receiving coins, a rotary drum in connection With the hopper, means on the exterior of the cabinet to rotate the drum, means for preventing rotation of the drum at excessive speeds, a coin chute in connection with the drum having slots therein, individual hoppers in connection with the slots, a kicker shaft having kickers thereon at the delivery end of the last named hoppers, registers adapted to receive and be actuated by the coins driven through the hoppers by said kickers, gear means to rotate the kicker shaft from the drum rotating mechanism, and individual compartments to receive the sorted coins, substantially as described.



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U.S. Classification453/9, 453/57, 74/545, 235/98.00R
International ClassificationG07D9/00
Cooperative ClassificationG07D9/008
European ClassificationG07D9/00F