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April 1-4, 1925. 1,533,147.
5- R. SYENDSGAARD DISPENSING MACHINE Filed June 14, 1923 Patented Apr. 14, 1925.
UNITED STATES SVERRE n. SVENDSGAAR-D,
OF TEKOA, XVASHINGTON.
Application filed June 14;,
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, SVERRE R. SVENDS- mean, a citizen oi the United States, residing at Tekoa, in lVhitman County and State of li ashington, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Dispensing Machines, of which the following is a specification.
My present invention relates to improvements in dispensing machines for use in store service, and especially designed for manual operation by the clerk behind the counter, for the purpose of vending packages of commodities, as for instance chewing gum, and similar articles usually packed in wrappers or cartons.
The primary object of the invention is the provision of an attractive device of this character including a vending cabinet in which a variety of articles, for instance packages of chewing gum of various flavors or makes, may be encasechand from which a selected package may be ejected as desired. The invention consists in certain novel combinations and arrangements of parts within the cabinet whereby the articles to be dispensed may be displayed in attractive manner and singly ejected by the operator, as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings 1 have illustrated one complete example of the physical embodiment of my invention wherein the parts are combined and arranged according to the best mode I have thus far devised for the practical application of the principles of my invention.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the vending machine showing'the magazine or receptacle portion of the cabinet with parts in dotted lines, and for convenience of illustration only one of several interior partitions and stack supporting-hangers is shown.
Figure 2 is a transverse, vertical, sectional View through the cabinet and casing for the operating parts of the device.
Figure 3 is an enlarged detail perspective view showing the relation of a stackhanger or support to its complementary partition, several of which partitions divide the cabinet into stack-compartments.
Figure 4 is a perspective view of one of the stack hangers.
The cabinet 1 is of generally rectangular tor-m made up of plates of glass for its 1923. Serial No. 645,248.
wallsto present an attractive appearance and disclose the packages P that may be contained therein. support the cabinet and a casing 3 is fixed to the clerks side of the cabinet forentheir upper edges just below the top ot',
the cabinet, and they extend to the front or purchasers side of the cabinet-V to form a series of discharge openings D between the lower edge of the glass front plate of the cabinet and the base 2. At the upper rear corner, and within the cabinet a metal bracing plate 6 is provided which extends along the interior of the cabinet from side to side.
notches are designed to receive the rear edges of the series of spaced partitions 5 and hold them in properspaced position.
The partitions are thus confined within the cabinet in the grooves and notches,
against the rear wall 8 of the cabinet and retained in proper position to form the com partments-tor the stacks of commodities.
This combination and arrangement of parts A base 2 is utilized to This bracing plate is fashioned. with a series of notches 7 alined with the, series out grooves 4111 the base and the provides for a simple and inexpensive, but
at the same time eiiective structure, which maybe assembled'with facility. The top plate of the cabinet. may be removed for the purpose of filling or charging the emptied compartments, and suitable means may be employed for locking the top on the cabinet.
For supporting or suspending the stacks of packages within their compartments I utilize in each compartment a suspending device or stack-hanger 9, which is preferably of metal and fashioned at its upper end with a suspending hook 10 and at its lower end with a bottom flange 11. As shown the hook is twisted at an angle to the plane of the body of the hanger to fit over the top edge of a partition, and the flange 11 at the bottom of the hangeris bent forwardly at right angles to the body of the hanger, or at the proper angle to supports packet Vertical position.
on end in vertical posit-ion, as indicated in Fig. 1. and also in Fig. 2 in dotted lines. It
, will be noted particularly in Figure 2 that the hook of the hanger is offset from the body of the hanger at the side of the hanger opposite to that from which the flange 11 projects. Thus in storin the'packages or packets in the compartments the hanger is moved toward the front wall of the cabinet and two or more packets P are stood on end, standing onthe flange 11- between the hanger and the front wall of the cabinet. In this position the labels on the standing'packets may readily be observed by the purchaser and the contents of the'packets identified.
The supporting flange 11 terminates just above the top wall of the discharge opening D, and the hanger, with its two supported packets, is held in vertical position while the stacker packets is placed in the compartment at the rear of the hanger. The lowermost packet of the stack rests hori .zontally on the base and the ends of the,
superimposed packets hold the hanger in singly from a stack, the lower one being forced out through the discharge opening I) after winch the entire stack falls to the succeeding position after the withdrawal of the ejector to be described. After all the packets of the stack have been ejected, the
unsupported hanger, as indicated in Fig. 2,
the bottom packet through the discharge 1 openmg. This mechanism comprises a llOIlzontally disposed, reciprocating ejector 12 which is preferably" a hollow metal tube guided in .a complementary casing or tube 13 having an upturned stop 13" at the rear The packets are ejected,
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end for the ejector. In the top of the ejector guide is arranged a longitudinally extending slot 14 for the accommodation of an arm 15 of a bell crank lever which is p1voted or loosely connected at 16 with the ejector 12. The series of bell crank levers may be pivot-edon a single pivot rod as 17 eXtendmg throughout the length of the casing or housing 3, and each lev'er is provided with a retracting spring 18 suspended between the housing'and the arm 15 to return the ejector and normallyhold it in retracted position.
The second is normally disposed in horizontal position and is depressed by pressure on the button or key 20 at the upper end of the vertically arranged depressing rod 21 which is pivoted V at 22 Within the housing, to the arm' 19. The
rod passes through an opening 23 in the top of the housing and provision is made for arm 19 of the bell crank lever tie swinging movement of the bell crank lever and depressing key and rod.
It will be obvious that by depressing a selected key the clerk may, through the action of the complementary bell crank lever and its ejector, push the desired packet through the discharge opening. vVhen pressure is released from the key the spring 18 pulls the bell crank lever from dotted position in Fig. 2 and retracts the ejector.
Having :thus fully described myinvention, what I claim as new and desire to In a dispensing cabinet the combination with a partition termmatmg below the top of the cabinet, of a'packet hanger compris ing a plate having a bottom supportingm flange, and a suspending hook at the upper end of said plate projecting at right angles to the flange for pivotal support on the partition, said hook being offset from the plate .to insure a swinging movement ofthe plate when the latter is unsupported from the,
rear, for the purpose described. I
In testnnony whereof I atfix my signasvnnnn n. SVENDSGAARD-