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Publication numberUS1458515 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 12, 1923
Filing dateJul 16, 1921
Priority dateJul 16, 1921
Publication numberUS 1458515 A, US 1458515A, US-A-1458515, US1458515 A, US1458515A
InventorsAndy Wagoner George, Ward Boring John
Original AssigneeAndy Wagoner George, Ward Boring John
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin assorter
US 1458515 A
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June 12, W23. 1,458,515

J. w. BORING ET AL COIN ASSORTER A /2 Filed July 16. 1921 3 Sheets-Sheet l 5 vwentoz June 12; 1923. 1,458,515

J. W. BORING ET AL COIN ASSORTER' Filed July 16. 1921 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 a n on nfoz J. W. BORING ET AL COIN ASSORTER Filed July 16. 1921 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 Patented June 12, 1923.




Application filed July 16, 1921. Serial No. 485,253.

To aZZ whom it may concern Be it known that W8;JOHN WVARD BORING and CTEORGE ANDY vVAooNnR, citizens of the United States, residing at Gibsonville, in the county of Guilford and State of North Carolina, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in (Join Assorters; and we do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to coin assorting apparatus and more particularly stated contemplates the production of a comparatively light and compact device whereby promiscuously deposited coins are rapidly separated into their varying denominations for further immediate use.

An object of the present invention is to produce an assorting device for coins in which the several coin chutes are detachably associated with a slide support or holder, novel means being provided for effectively maintaining the succeeding chutes in proper position and associated alinement.

Another object of this invention is the production of a coin assorter wherein the coin chutes are interconnected so as to permit of free and unrestricted movement of the coin, a continuous slide being provided for the even descent of the coins without dropping through the assorting chutes or trays.

A further object of the invention is to produce an assorting device the several separating chutes being associated with separate coin receiving chutes wherein the coins are stacked for subsequent use, a comparatively simple closure device being associated with each receiving chute for permitting the withdrawal of the coins in rapid succession.

With these and other objects in view the invention further consists in the inexpensive and easily assembled construction and arrangement of the several parts hereinafter described and pointed out in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings illustrating an embodiment of our invention wherein similar reference characters designate corresponding parts in the several views:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of our complete assorting apparatus;

Fig. 2 is an enlarged vertical sectional view showing portions of the interior construction in side elevation;

Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the device with the ipper portion partly in section;

a F g. 4 is a top plan View showing the coin receiving tray, a portion of the device being broken away;

Fig. 5 is a detail perspective view of the drop bottom edge of the coin receiving chute;

Fig. 6 is a detail sectional view showing the connection of the drop bottom edge of the coin receiving chute and the upper asserting chute connected therewith;

Fig. 7 is a detached plan view of the interconnected assorting chutes or trays;

Fig. 8 is a lon itudinal sectional view on the line 88 of Fig. 7;

Fig. 9 is a transverse sectional view on the line 99 of Fig. 7;

Fig. 10 is a detached perspective view of the holder or support with which the several assorting chutes or trays are detachably connected; and

Fig. 11 is a detached perspective view of one of the assorting chutes or trays.

Our invention, generally stated, includes a coin receiving tray connected with the several associated coin assorting chutes, a series of retaining pockets or stacking chutes for the assorted coins, a closure device and operating means for each pocket, and an enclosing casing having removable panels or side walls.

Referring to the drawings, the assorting device is constructed in the form of a cabinet 1 having a lower portion formed of vertical wall sections 2, and an upper portion composed of two vertically arranged adjacent wall sections 3 and two inclined or tapered wall sections 4;. The base 5' supports the wall sections 3, and is also provided with a block section 6 upon which the stacking chutes or pockets are supported.

The top 7 of the cabinet is restricted as shown, and has supported therein the coin receiving tray 8.

In the present embodiment of our invention the tray 8 is formed with a flange 9 which fits into an opening in the top 7 the size and shape of the said opening corresponding to the major portion of the shape of the tray as shown. The size and shape of the coin receiving tray may be varied to accommodate an appropriate number of oined to a continuing inclined coin chute 11, the latter being preferably curved backward upon itself or substantially U-shape as shown.

Flanges12 are formed on the U-shaped chute section 11 and retain the coins therein as will be understood.

The lower edge of the chute 11 is offset to prevent the coins stacking in transit and is connected to the upper edge of the first assorting or separating chute 13. The associated and succeeding assorting chutes are to insure the proper descent or flow of the coins through the several asserting chutes. Flanges 21 are provided on each stepped section of the holder. the-purpose of said flanges-being to receive the flanged portion of the assorting chutes. A spring 22 15 secured to each stepped section of the holder and serves to retain the respective assorting chutes in position as will be presently described.

The coin assorting chutes are positioned within the respective stepped sections of the holder 19, the bottom or tray portions 23 of the chutes being inserted beneath the springs 22 as best shown'in Fig. 8. As all of the assorting chutes are similar in construction and are only varied to suit the denominations of the coins being separated, a description of but one of the chutes will be given. Referring to Fig. 11, the assorting chute includes the coin supporting or bottom tray portion 23 hereinbefore mentioned, in which is provided an opening 24 of a size to permit the small coins to freely pass therethrough. The opening is formed by cutting or stamping outthe lip portion 25 which latter serves as the incline leading from the bottom portion 23 to the succeeding or adjoining assorting chute. The opening is cut smaller than the width of the tray portion 23, thereby leaving coin supportin flanges 26 upon which the outer edges 0 the larger coins being assorted, can freely slide into the deflecting and discharge end 27. By reference 'to Fig. 8 it will be seen that the lip portions 25 form a substan-. tially continuous and uninterrupted slide for the rapid descent of the lighter coins.

The end 27 of the assorting chute is formed with a deflecting flange or wall 28' against which the coins strike prior to being discharged over the lip portion 29 intothe the asserting chutes or trays.

pockets or stacking chutes. The flange 28 is suitably curved to properly direct the coins to the appropriate pocket, and the discharging lip portion 29 is also relativelyrequire. indicated at 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18, each of said chutes being of the proper shape and size to separate the coins according to their The pockets or stacking chutes 30 are supported in the base block member 6, and as shown are relatively graduated in size to receive the respective assortment of the coins discharged from the assorting trays or chutes. The back walls of the pockets 30 are respectively inclined as shown at 31, and the bottom of each pocket or stacking chute is also inclined as indicated at 32. The coins rest within the pocket 30 and are retained by a closuredevice to be presently described. The back walls 31 of the pockets are inclined at different angles as shown so as to provide for the proper descent and dischar e of the lighter coins from the apparatus w en the closure device is opened.

The inclined bottom 32 of the pockets also assists in the substantially immediate descent'and discharge of the coins when the closure device is opened as will be understood.

A closure device 33 is provided for each coin pocket and as shown includes a door 34 hinged at 35 to the cabinet wall.

An operating means in the form of a spring latch 36 retains the door in closed position, the bolt 37 of said latch extending upwardly and bearing against the outer face of the door as shown. The handle portion 38 of the spring latch can be readily depressed for withdrawing the bolt, whereupon the pressure of the coins in the pocket forces the door open and the coins slide from the pocket upon the inclined shelf 39. When the desired number of coins has been withdrawn the latch is released and the door is closed, the plate 40 on the lower edge thereof passing over the sprin latch which yields as will be understood. 'l he shelf 39 is preferabl inclined at the angle of the bottom 32 o the coin pockets, so, as to provide for the rapid discharge of the coins into the hand which is usually positioned adjacent the shelf to receive the coins.

In practice the mixed coins to be separated are deposited'upon the receiving tray 8 and pushed oif into the U-shaped chute 11 from where they begin their descent over The lar r coins-are immediately arrested by the rst assorter 13 and deflected and delivered to the corresponding pocket or stacking chute. The smaller coins continue to descend over'the lip portions 28 of the succeeding assorters until arrested according to their denominations, whereupon they are deflected and delivered to their corresponding pocket.

To withdraw the coins, the desired closure device is' opened and the coins are liberated as hereinbefore described.

Our invention is not limited to the exact construction set forth, and it will 'be understood that various changes in the arrangement and construction may be made without departing from the invention more particularl defined in the following claims.

0 claim: 1. An asserting apparatus for coins and .thelike including in combination a coin recelving tray, an inclined chute communicating with said tray, an inclined holder adjacent said chute, a plurality of coin asserting devices detachably positioned upon said holder and receptacles for the assorted coins.

2. A coin handling apparatus including an inclined trough-shaped chute of sufiicient width to permit coins of the largest denomi- V nation to lie flat therein, an inclined holder connected to the lower end of said chute, said holder being stair-shaped in longitudinal section and trough-shaped in transverse section, the successive steps formed by said holder being of gradually decreasing width from the upper end of the holder to the lower 'endof the latter, and an asserting chute connected to each step of the holder, each asserting chute being provided with a substantially U-shaped slit to form a tongue which is gradually inclined downwar y, each assortingchute being also provided at one end with a laterally-extending portion v provided with a guide flange at one edge.

3. An asserting apparatus for coins and.

the like including in combination a coin reoeiving tray having an inclined chute, a

holder arranged adjacent said chute having a series of stepped sections,.and a plurality ceiving tray having an inclined chute, a

holder arranged adjacent said chute having a series of stepped sections, a plurality of coin asserting devices, and means including a spring. for detachably connecting an assorting device in each of the aforesaid stepped portions of the holder.

5. An assorting apparatus for coins and the like including in combinationa coin receiving tray having an inclined chute, a holder arranged adjacent said chute having a series of stepped sections, a spring in each of said sections, and a plurality of coin assorting devices, each of assorting devices having a bottom portion adapted to be engaged by said spring, and an inclined lip or chute extending therefrom andrestablishing communication with the succeeding assorting device.

6. An assorting device for coins and the.

like comprising a supporting holder, and a series of asserting chutes carried thereby, each of said chutes being detach-ably connected to the said holder and to each other.

7. An assorting device for coins and the like comprising a supporting holder formed of stepped sections, and an asserting chute detachably connected to each ofsaid 'ste ped sections, said chute having a slide, and deflecting flange for the larger coins and an opening and -a slide for the passage of the smaller coins.

In testimony whereof we afiix our signatures, in presence of two subscribing witnesses.


FRANK M. Bonme, Lnsem Waoom

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U.S. Classification453/5
International ClassificationG07D3/00, G07D3/12, G07D3/04
Cooperative ClassificationG07D3/04, G07D3/126
European ClassificationG07D3/04, G07D3/12B4