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G. F. McGILL AND M. C. BRUHN.
PORTABLE CHANGE MAKER.
APPLlCATlON FILED MAR. 19, 1918.
1,385,382. Patented July 26,1921.v
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APPLICATZON FILED MAR-19, 1918- 1,385,382. Patented July 26, 1921.
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GEORGE E. MOGILL AND MAX 0. BRUHN, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented J uly 26, 1921.
Application filed March 19, 1918. Serial No. 223,403.
ence marked thereon, whichform a part of this specification.
This invention pertains to an improved type of portable coin carrying change maker adapted to be worn by a person receiving coins and re uired to make change. The change maker 0 this invention ermits the lowermost coin or coins in eac com. partment to be positively ejected by actuation of a trigger or lever, one for each compartment disposed conveniently for actuation by a person so thatthe hand may be placed beneath the com artment to receive the coin or coins whic are ejected by a gear actuated element operated by the trig- It is an object of this invention to provide a coin carrier for carrying coins of different denominations in separate compartments, and permitting ready discharge of the coins from any one of said compartments independently of the others.
'It is also an object of this invention to construct a change maker adapted to ejectcoins therefrom by means of lever controlled gear actuated ejectin elements.
It is a further object 0 this invention to construct a coin carryin device comprising a lurality of coin c ambers, one for each enomination of the different coins carried, and each individually actuatable to eject coins by gear actuated means, and havin unitary locking means serving when move into locking position to preventactuation of all of the ejecting means.
Another object of thisinvention is the construction of a change .Inalrenwherein .a geared ejecting meansis provided for each of several coin compartments, each means acting to carry. one 0111101'6 coins therewith and receiving its movement from a lever actuated gear segment.
It is furthermore an object of this inven tion to construct a change maker having being had to the acoom'panyand to the numerals of refer compartments for carrying coins of different denominations, said compartments each provided with an independently actuatable toothed ejector adapted to be operated to e ect a coin by means of a gear segment meshing therewith and actuatable by a spring controlled trigger.
It is an object of this invention furthermore, to provide a portable change maker of simple and effective construction posit vely operatable by spring controlled triggers which, when operated pivotally, swing gear segments which are in mesh with toothed coin ejectors.
Other and further important objects of this invention will be apparent from the disclosures in the specification and draw- Fig 1. *ig. 6 is a detail view taken on line 6-6 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 7 is a detail section on line 77 of Fig. 6.
ig. 8 is an enlarged fragmentary top plan View of one of the ejection mechanisms. Fig. 9 is a front elevation of a modified form of the device.
Fig. 10 is an enlarged detail section taken on line 1010 of Fig. 9.
Fig. 11 is a plan view of one of the ejection mechanisms.
Fig. 12 is an enlarged section taken on line 12-42 of Fig.9.
As shown on the drawings:
. The device comprises a number of tubular coin compartments of different size for dif ferent coins, one compartment denoted by the reference numeral 1, adapted to receive quarters, another denoted by the reference. numeral 2, adapted to receive dimes, and the compartments or chambers denoted by the reference numerals 3 and 4, adapted to receive nickels deposited therein, and each i be readily seen.
. outward movement each of the arms 13, V"
'spective ejecting ring.
provided with view apertures in the front side of the compartment to permit coins, if there are any. carried in said coin tubes, to The lower support for said tubular coin compartments 1, 2, 3 and 4, consists of a horizontal base or plate 5, which, at the rear of the device, is provided with an upright curved wall 6, which has the upper margin thereof bent inwardly, as denoted by the reference numeral 7. The ends 8, of the base plate 5, are of triangular shape, and are'integral'with the base plate 5, and the back wall 6.
'Pivotedonthe base plate 5, beneath each of therespective tubular chambers 1, 2, 3 and 4;, are ring shaped ejecting or discharge elements 9, 10, 11 and 12, respectively, which are normally disposed in register beneath the tubular coin chambers so that coins depositedtherein' fall to the bottom thereof with the lowermost coin seatin within the ring shaped ejecting means. 2 detail view of one of said ejecting means is shown in Fig. 8, and as illustrated, is provided with an integral'tongue or extension 12, and an integral arm or extension 13, pivotally held on the base plate 5, by means of a pin or rivet 14. Integrally formed on the Outer edge of the arm 13,is a gear segment provided with teeth 15. As shown in Figs. 5 and 8, a back stop 16, secured on the base plate5, is provided for each of the ejecting rings to limit the inward movement thereof. Integrally formed or rigidly secured on the front edge of the base plate 5, are front stops 17, one for each of the, ejecting rings to limit the thereof. Pivotally plate 5, to the rear of is a gear segment/l8, provided with a slot 19, and having the teeth thereof in mesh with the teeth 15, of the remounted on the base 7 For the purpose of swinging any one of said rejecting ringsoutwa'rdly into a dotted line position asshown in Fig, 8, whereby the same is moved overa 'semrcircular cut-away.
portion of the base plate 5, a trigger 0r lever 20, is provided for each of said ejecting rings. The construction of each of the trig- "e0 the purpose in the gers 20, is identical, and a detail of a trigger is clearly shown in Fig. 7, and is pivotally mounted on inwardly turned tongues or lugs 21, struck from the rear wall 6.
Each ofjthe triggers is provided with a downwardly directed integral 22, which engages in the slot 19, of the respective gear segment l8,v and has the end positioned to slidably engage in one finger or tail base plate 5.' When a trigger is depressed, the tail 22, swings inwardly. orir'earwardly, and being engaged in the slot 19, of the respective gear segment 18,
, and disposed normally at the forward end of the respective slot 23, of the base plate, pivotally swings or rotates the gear segment, the teeth of which, being in mesh with the teeth 15, of the respective ejecting ring, swing the coin ejecting ring outwardly from the frame from beneath the coin tube into register with the semi-circular cut-away portion of the base plate to permit a coin carried outwardly by the ejecting ring to fall therethrough into the hand of the operator. A coiled spring 24, one for each of the triggers 20, is provided, coiled around the pintle for the trigger with one end of each of the springs bearing against the rear wall (3, and the other end engaged behind the tail 22, of the respective trigger, so that depressing movements of the triggers are resisted by the springs and after depression of said triggers, the same are returned by said springs to normal aosition and the ejecting rings therewith. inward and outward ing rings are limited respectively.
unitary locking means is provided to lock all of said ejecting rings from actuation, and comprises a curved slide bar 25, with the ends bent to form handles or actuating finger pieces 26, which also serve to limit the movement of said slide bar by contact with the ends 8, of the frame. Said slide bar 25, is provided with a plurality of stops or lugs 27, which, when said sllde bar is moved from normal position to locking position, move into a position in back of the respective tails 22, of the triggers, thus preventing depression of the triggers and consequent operation of any of the coin ejecting rings.
ecured across the upper ends of the coin tubes 1, 2, 3 and 4, is a single unitary cover plate 28, which is flanged downwardly and shaped to afford a cover for each one of the respective coin tubes. Each of the respective covers thus provided for the coin tubes, is provided with a coin slot 29, by which a coin of the proper denomination may be easily introduced into the respective coin tube. Rigidly connecting the base plate 5, of the carrier frame and the cover plate 28, are upright rods 30, at each end of the device which at their upper ends, are curved or bent rearwardly and downwardly to all ford attaching hooks 31, adapted to be engaged over the belt of a person by whom the carrier is used.
In the modified form of the device shown in Figs. 9 to 12, inclusive, the construction of the change maker is practically the same as that already described with the exception that an additional'coin compartment or coin tube 32, is )rovided for receiving dimes. Said coin tube 32, is disposed between the coin tubes 1 and 2, and is constructed identically the same as the coin tube 2, except that said coin tube 32, is a trifle shorter.
s already described, the
coin carrier order to obtain memes An ejecting rin 33, is disposed below the coin tube 32, an is constructed the same as that shown in detail in Fig. 8, but'in addition has integrally formed thereon an upwardly directed rin flange 34, of a height to permit the two l owermost dimes in the coin tube 32, to seat within the ejecting ring, whereby a depression of the trigger associated with the coin tube 32, rotates the respective gear segment 18, and thereby swings the. ejectmg ring 33, outwardly to register with the respective semi-circular opening in the base plate to permit the two lowermost dimes carried by the ejector to fall into the hand of an operator.
It will, of course, be understood that any number of coin tubes may be provided for receiving coins of the same denomination, said coin tubes, however, being equipped with ejecting rings of different depths so that any desired number of coins may be ejected by a single operation of the respective trigger.
The operation is as follows:
In using the device, the person usin the same merel drops the coins receive according to t eir denomination in the respective coin tubes 1, 2, 3 or 4, as the case may be, and the same fall by gravity therein,
stacking one upon another with the lowermost coin of each compartment seated in the coin ejecting ring e ement disposed in register with the lower end thereof. In
the coin desired, the operator depresses the proper trigger for the purpose, thereby rotating the respective gear segment 18, which, being in mesh with the teeth 15, of the respective ejecting ring mechanism, thereby swings the ejecting ring outwardly into a position against the respective outer stop 17, to register over the semicircular cut-away portion of the base plate 5, which permits the coin carried in the particular ejectin ring to fall by gravity therethrough into t e hand of the operator. Release of the trigger then causes the ejecting ring to be returned to registering position beneath the coin tube and against the respective rear stop 16, under the stress of the spring 24:. It is due to the fact that the integral tongue or extension 12*, integrally formed on each ejecting ring has swung into position beneath its coin tube that the remaining coins in the tube are prevented from falling downwardly on the base plate 5, in position behind the ejecting ring which would of course prevent said ring returning to normal position and would make proper operation of the device impossible.
The operation of the slidable unitary locking means 25, has been described, but it may be said that all of the triggers are locked from actuation by sliding said bar from the position shown in Fig. 6, into a position whereby the stops 27, on said bar are moved into position behind the tails 22, of the triggers to prevent depression of all of said triggers.
We are aware that numerous details of construction may be varied through a wide range without departing from the principles of this invention, and we therefore do not. purpose limiting the patent granted otherwise than necessitated by the prior art.
We claim as our invention:
1. In a change maker of the class described, a coin tube, independently operatable ejecting mechanism for the coins beneath said tube comprising a pivoted ejecting ring, teeth formed thereon, a slotted pivotally mounted gear segment meshing with said teeth, a pivoted trigger, and a tail thereon engaged in the slotted gear segment to actuate the same to swing said ejecting mechanism outwardly to eject coins.
2. In a device of the class described, a coin tube, ejecting mechanism pivoted below said coin tube, teeth on said ejecting mechanism, slotted gear means in mesh with said teeth, and a spring controlled trigger member engaged in the slot of said gear means to operate said ejecting mechanism when said trigger member is depressed to eject coins from the coin tube.
3. In a device of the class described, a coin tube, an independently operatable ejecting mechanism for the coins beneath said tube comprising a pivoted ejecting ring, means limiting the outward movement of said ring to a position only slightly out of register with the coin tube to permit a coin to fall therefrom, means limiting the inward movement of said ejecting ring into position registering beneath the coin tube, gear means associated with said ejecting ring, a trigger member for said gear means for op erating the same by depression of the trigger member, and resilient means connected with said trigger member to resist depression thereof and acting to automatically re store said trigger member and said ejecting ring to normal position after each actuation thereof.
4. In a change maker of the class described, a coin tube, independently operatable ejecting mechanism for the coins beneath said tube comprising a pivoted ejecting ring, an extension integrally formed thereon, teeth formed on said ring, a slotted pivotally mounted gear segment meshing with said teeth, a pivoted trigger, and a tail thereon engaged in the slotted gear segment to actuate the same to swing said ejecting mechanism outwardly to eject coins and to position the ring extension centrally beneath the tube to hold the remaining coins in said tube supported in position.
5. A change maker comprising a coin tube, an ejector ring pivotally mounted therebeneath, and having gear teeth and means engaging said gear teeth for swinging said ejector.
6. The combination with a coin tube of a money changing apparatus, of ejector mechanism therefor comprising an ejector member having horizontally arranged gear teeth, and an operated gear segment meshing therewith and operable to swing said ejector member.
In testimony whereof we have hereunto 1O subscribed our names in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
CHARLES W. HILLS, J11, FRED E. PAESLER.