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Publication numberUS1397615 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 22, 1921
Filing dateMay 16, 1921
Priority dateMay 16, 1921
Publication numberUS 1397615 A, US 1397615A, US-A-1397615, US1397615 A, US1397615A
InventorsBassett Fred R
Original AssigneeBassett Fred R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vending-machine
US 1397615 A
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F. R. BASSETT.

VENDING MACHINE.

APPLICATION FILED MAY 16, 1921.

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VENDING MACHINE.

APPLICATION FILED MAY16,192!.

Patented N o v. 22, 1921.

ATTORNEYS.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

' FRED n. nessnr'r, or raw raw, MICHIGAN.

VENDING-MACHINE.

Application filed May 16,

To all whom it may concern: 7

Be it known that I, FRED R. BASSE'IT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Paw Paw, county of Van Buren, State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Vending-Machines, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in vending machines.

The main objects of this invention are:

First, to provide an improved vending machine for vending various kinds of varieties ofmerchandise,-any of which may be selected by the purchaser Second, to provide an improved vending machine having the above advantages in which the merchandise is attractively displayed.

Third, to provide an improved vending machine having the above features, which is easy to manipulate.

Fourth, to provide an improved vending machine which is comparatively simple and economical in structure.

Fifth, to provide in a vending machine an improved coin control mechanism.

Further objects, and objects relating to structural details, will definitely appear from the detailed description to follow.

I accomplish the objects of my invention by the devices and means describedin the following specification. The invention is clearly defined and pointed out in the claims.

A structure which is a preferred embodiment of my invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this application, in which:

Figure I is a left side elevation of my improved vending machine.

Fig. II is an elevation from the right of Fig. I.

Fig. III is a detail top plan view.

Fig. IV is a fragmentary plan View of the coin control mechanism, the casing therefor being removed.

Fig. V is a detail vertical section on a line corresponding to line 55 of Figs. II, IV and VII, showing details of the coin control mechanism and the discharge for the merchandise.

Fig. VI is a detail transverse section on a line corresponding to line 6-6 of Figs. I and IV, showing details of the locking mechanism.

Fig. VII is a detail vertical section on a line corresponding to line 77 of Figs.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 22, 1921.

1921. Serial No. 469,806.

IV, V and IX, showing details of the coin control mechanism.

Fig. VIII is a detail section corresponding to that of Fig. VII indicating the movement of the coin control mechanism by dotted lines.

Fig. IX is a detail view of the coin control mechanism looking fromthe right thereof, the casing being shown in section.

Fig. X is a detail view of the parts shown in Fig. IX, with the actuating plungerlocking lever released as by the introduction of a coin, indicated in the end of the coin chute by dotted lines in Fig. VIII.

Fi XI is a detail view corresponding to Flg. X, showing the actuating rod in its completely actuated position, in which position the locking lever occupies the position shown by dotted lines in Fig. VIII, the coin being discharged as indicated.

In the drawing similar referenc characters refer to similar parts throughout the Referring to the drawing, 1 represents I the base of the machine carrying the uprights or standards 2 between which the merchandise drum or magazine 3 is mounted. The spindle 4 of the drum is provided with a crank 5. The. drum is provided with a series of peripheral pockets or compartments 6 preferably having one side 7 glazed to expose the contents, shown conventionally at 8.

The compartments are provided with doors 9 hinged at 10 to swing outwardly permitting the contents to discharge by gravity. The magazine is surrounded by a door retaining member 11, the member being spaced from the periphery sufficiently to permit the rotation of the magazine but not sufiiciently to permit the opening of the doors.

At the top the member 11 is provided with a rectangular frame 12 permitting the opening of the doors for filling the compartments when the gate or closure 13 is open. This is ordinarily closed by the lock 14.

The retaining 'member 11 is preferably formed of round rods, the lower portions being covered by rubber tubing 15 to prevent noise as the doors drag along the same, as indicated in Fig. V.

At its lower portion the retaining memholes when nism is arranged to be ,pne of its holes 19 in alinement with 25,see Figs. IV,

pivoted at 17 to swing downwardly allowing the door in alinement therewith to open to the position shown by the dotted lines in Fig. V, so that the contents of the receptacle are discharged into the chute 18.

The drum or merchandise magazine is provided with a series of holes 19 spaced to correspond to the compartments, the locking dog 20 being provided with a laterally projecting portion 21 adapted to enter these the magazine is brought to position with one of its compartments in alinement with the discharge gate 16, the locking dog entering the holes 19 holds the magazine against rotation. This locking mechaactuated by the gate control mechanism, so that when the gate is open the magazine is locked against rotation and, further, it is impossible to actuate the parts until the magazine is in position wiitlh t e locking dog, the actuating means consisting of the longitudinally reciprocating actuating rod 22 provided with a return sprlng 23. On this rod is a cross-head 24, the outer end of the cross-head being supported by the slidin rod 25.

This cross-head is connected by the link 26 to one arm of a bell crank lever 27 pivoted at 28, the other arm of the lever 27 being connected by the link 29'to the discharge gate 16, so that when the rod 22 is pushed inwardlv the gate is dropped down permitting the door of the compartment in discharging position to open and discharge the contents of the chute 18. When the push rod is released the spring 23 returns it to its initial position and closes the discharge gate. The push rod also controls the locking member 20 which is provided with an arm 30 projecting inwardly from the pivot 31 of the locking member to be engaged by the rod V and VI. The arm 30 is cammed so that the rod 25 slides onto the arm swinging the locking member into engagement withone of the openings 19 in the event the parts are brought to proper position; if not in proper position the engaging portion 21 will engage the side of the drum preventing the actuation of the push rod.

A coiled spring 32 holds the locking member normally in disengaged position. The push rod is controlled by a coin control mechanism consisting of the locking lever 34 pivoted at 35 to project under the coin chute 36. The push rod is provided with a stop 37 with which'the locking lever 34 coact s,-see Figs. IX, X and XI. When a coin, indicated by the dotted lines 38, is dropped intothe chute it falls upon the end of the lever 34, as indicated, disengaging it from the stop 37, as indicated by Fig. X, the lever being provided with a weight 39 adapted to be counterbalanced by the coin. To prevent the discharging of the coin and thereby when the same is actuated by a coin supporting the parts in position, shown in Fig. X. Y

The ush rod is provided with a cam 42 adapte to raise the coin control locking lever 34 when the push rod is actuated thereby discharging the coin, the parts ending in the position indicated by dotted lines in Fig. VIII and also shown in Fig. XI. On the return of the push rod the locking lever 34 drops to engaging position, so that it is necessary to introduce another coin before the push rod can be again actuated. As stated, the merchandise magazine is locked until the push rod returns to. its initial position.

The coin control member is provided with a housing 43 adapted to prevent manipulation of the mechanism except by coins, the coin being discharged from the chute 36 into a coin box 44, which is provided with a suitable lock.

My improved vending machine is easy and simple to operate, the discharging position of the compartments being indicated by the arrow 45,-see Fig. I, so that the purchaser may inspect the contents of the several compartments and turn the magazine to bring the desired compartment into discharging position. The coin is then introduced and the push rod actuated. The compartments may be quickly filled through the gate 13.

l have not attempted to illustrate or describe certain modifications or adaptations in structural details, as i believe the disclosure made will enable those skilled in the art to which my invention relates to embody or ada t the same as may be desired.

aving thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. In a vending machine, the combination of a rotatably supported merchandise drum having a plurality of peripheral compartments with hinged doors at their outer ends, one side of said compartments being glazed to expose the contents, said drum also having a plurality of holes in one side thereof spaced to correspond to the compartments, a door retaining member surrounding said drum and provided with a filling gate at the top permitting the opening of the door to till the compartments and with a pivoted discharge gate at the bottom adapted to allow the opening of a door alined therewith to discharge the contents of a compartment, a drum lock pivotally mounted to project upwardly at the side of the drum and having an engaging portion adapted to enter said holes in the drum when one of the 'push rod 1 to open drum compartments is in discharging position relative to said discharge gate, a push rod, operating connections for said push rod to said drum lock whereby actuation of the the gate is prevented except when one of the holes in the side of the drum is in alinement with the locking dog and rotation of the drum is prevented while the dischar e gate is open, and a coin controlled locking means for said push rod.

2. In a vending machine, the combination of a rotatably supported merchandise drum having a plurality of peripheral compartments with hinged doors at their outer.

ends, said "drum also having a plurality of holes in one side thereof spaced to correspond to the compartments, a door retaining member surrounding said drum and provided with a discharge gate at the bottom adapted to allow the opening of a door alined therewith to discharge the contents of a compartment, a. drum lock pivotally mounted to project upwardly at the side of the drum and having an engaging portion adapted to enter sa1d holes in the drumwhen one of the drum compartments is in discharging position relative to said discharge gate, a push rod, operating connections for said push rod to said discharge gate and for said push rod to said drum lock whereby actuation of the push rod to open the gate is prevented except whgn one of the holes in the side of the drum is in alinement with the locking dog and rotation; of the drum is prevented while the discharge gate is open, and a coin controlled locking means for said push rod.

3. In a vending machine, the combination of a rotatably supported merchandise drum having a plurality of peripheral compartments with'hinged doors at their outer ends, one side of said compartments being glazed to expose the contents, a door retaining member surrounding said drum and provided with a filling gate at the top permitting the opening of the doors to fill the compartments and with a pivoted discharge gate at the bottom adapted to allow the opening of a door alined therewith to discharge the contents of a compartment, and means for opening said discharge gate.

"4. In a vending machine, the combination of a rotatably supported merchandise drum having a plurality of'peripheral compartments withhinged doors at their outer ends, a door retaining member surrounding said drum and provided with a discharge gate at the bottom adapted to allow the opening of a door alined therewith to discharge the contents of a compartment, and means for opening said discharge gate.

5. In a vending machine, the combination of a rotatably supported merchandise drum havinga plurality or peripheral compartments with hinged doors at their outer ends said compartments being glazed to expose the contents, a door retaining member surrounding said drum and provided with a filling gate at the top permitting the opening of the doors to fill the compartments and with a pivoted discharge gate at the bottom adapted to allow the opening of a door alined therewith to discharge the contents of a compartment, a drum locking means and actuating member, and operating connections for said actuating member to said discharge gate and drum locking means whereby actuation of the actuating means to open the gate is prevented except when one of the compartments is in discharging positions and rotation of the drum is prevented while the discharge gate is open.

6. In a vending machine, the, combination of a rotatably supported merchandise. drum having a plurality of peripheral compartments with hinged doors at their outer ends, a door retaining member surrounding said drum and provided with a discharge gate at the bottom adapted to allow the opening of a door alined therewith to discharge the contents of a compartment, a drum locking means, an actuating member, and operating connections for said actuating member to said discharge gate and drum locking means whereby actuation of the actuating means to open the gate is prevented except when one of the compartments is in discharging positions and rotation of the drum is prevented while the discharge gate is open.

7. In a vending machine, the combination of a rotatably supported merchandise drum having a.plurality of peripheral compartments with hinged doors at their outer ends said compartments being glazed to expose the contents, a door retaining member surrounding said drum and provided with a filling gate at the top permitting the opening of the doors'to fill the compartments and; with a ivoted discharge gate at the bottom adapted to allow the opening of a door therewith to discharge the contents of a compartment, and means for controlling said discharge gate.

8; In a vending machine, the combination of a rotatably supported merchandise drum having a plurality of peripheral compartments with hinged doors at their outer ends, a door retaining member surrounding said drum and provlded with a discharge gate at the bottom adapted to allow the opening of a door alined therewith to discharge the Y charge gate adapted to permit the door alined therewith to open to discharge the contents of a compartment, a magazine lock a door retaining member with which said magazine is movably associated, said retaining member being provided with a discharge gate adapted to permit the door alined therewith to open to discharge the contents of a compartment, a magazlne lock for holding said magazine with one of its compartments in discharging relation to said discharge gate, and a means for controlling said gate.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set m hand and seal in the presence of two wltnesses.

FRED R. BASSETT. [-L.s.] Witnesses:

WM. KILLEFER, MAMIE L. SHAEFER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification221/83, 194/282, 221/155, 211/164, 221/90
International ClassificationG07F11/52, G07F11/46
Cooperative ClassificationG07F11/52
European ClassificationG07F11/52