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Publication numberUS1543299 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 23, 1925
Filing dateJul 21, 1922
Priority dateJul 21, 1922
Publication numberUS 1543299 A, US 1543299A, US-A-1543299, US1543299 A, US1543299A
InventorsShelley Edgar E
Original AssigneeEconomy Paper Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paper-towel-vending machine
US 1543299 A
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E. E SHELLEY PAPER TOWEL VENDING MACHINE .June 23,1925. 1,543,299

Filed Ju ly 21, 1922 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Edgar 5kellqy June 23, 1925. E. E. SHELLEY PAPER rowan vmmme momma:

Filed July 21, 1922 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented June 23, 1925.

{UNITED s- A EDGAR E. SHELLEY, on NEWARK, NEW JERSEY; ASSIGNOR To THE ECONOMY Pat na COMPANY, or NEWARK; NEW JERSEY, A CORPORATION o 'NnW JERSEY.

PAPER-TOWEL-VENDING MAC HINE.

Application filed July 21,

. skilled in the art towhich it appertains to make anduse the same.

This invent'on relates to I machines for vending aper towels, napkins and the like and particularly to machines ofthisclass employing coin actuated -means for controlling the vending of the towels, napkins or the like and the objectof the invention is to provide a machine of the class specified com prising a drum rotatabl mounted in'a suitable casing with a cutter device mounted in iu xtaposition to said drii'm and cooperating therewith for cutting predetermined portions or sections of paper from a roll of paper mounted in the machine; a further object being to provide coin controlling means for actuating said drum. to' permit of the 'vendin of the paper from said roll of 1 2 per; a further object being to provide means for intermittently rotating the drum in said casing orto rotate said drum independent of said intermittent feeding means; and with these and; other objects in view'the invention consists in a machine of the class and for the purpose specified which is simple in construction and operation, eflicient in use and whichis constructed and operated as hereinafter described and claimed.

The invention is fully disclosed in the following s aeciiication, of which the accom panying c rawings form a part, in which the separate parts of my improvement are designated by suitable reference characters in each of the views, and in which Fig; 1 is a front, View of my improved machine. I Fi 2 is a side view of the machine shown in F1g. 1 with the side plate removed and with parts'broken away and in section.

F1g. 3 is a longitudinal, partial section v ew through the machine with parts of the construction broken away and in section. Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 2 but looking from the opposite side of the machine and only showing part of the construction.=

Figs. 5, 6 'and'7 are sectional detail views directed coin chute 28 1922. Serial 1%. 576,431..

of such aper and, in practise, I provide a;

suitable oX-shaped casing 10 which is closed at the'sides, back, top and bottom, the bot tom of the casing being provided with a coin receptacle llhinged to the casing as shown-- for the Tssl PATENT oF-Fics;

at 12 and. provided with a lockliifor controllingthe opening and closing of the receptacle 11. The front of-the casing is pro; videdwith a door 14 adapted to be swung upon a-transverse rod 15 and'held in a closed position b a rod 16 passed through a beaded portion 1; at the top of the cover and through the sides of the casing 10, said rod being providedat one end with a head 18- and being a ertured' to receive a padlock 19 on the or or end thereof. The cover 14 is'also provided centrally with a glass panel 20' and at one side thereof with a coin aperture 2 1.- Between the compartment 11 and the hinged end of the cover 12, the bottom of the casing is provided with a transverse discharge opening 22 through whlchthe paper from a roll 23 is adapted to pass. The roll of pa er'23 is mounted upon a heavy shaft 24: which is slidably mounted in tracks or runways 25 on the inner faces of the side. walls of the'casing as clearly shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 1 of the drawing. Mounted in the lower portion of the-casing 10 is a frame 26 comprising substantially V-shap'ed' side plate members JOlIlGCl by three rods 27 and one. of said plate members 15 provided with an upwardly and forwardly the face of which is adapted to abut the inner face of the cover '14 in juxtaposition to the coin aperture 21 and the frame 26 is supported in the casing The operative mechanism of m vyimproved end plates 33 and as of openwork or web like construction. The drum 32 is provided with a rough facing such as emery cloth or the like and at a predetermined point with a longitudinalaperture 35 which is opened inwardly through the drum and the side walls of the aperture are reinforced by metal facing sheets 36.

The end plate 33 of the drum is provided with a plurality of projecting annular flangemembers 37 as clearl shown in Fi of V the drawing, said members being cut away til) at intervals and provided where cut away with projecting pins 38. A shaft 39 is mounted longitudinally of and in front of the drum 32 and is rotatable in the side plates of the frame 26, aid shaft being pro.- vided with a cutter hlade l-O having projecting teeth ti and a central aperture portion 42 as shown in Fig. 3 of the drawing and secured to the shaft 39 at one end thereof is a geneva having four suhstantially arcshaped. or concave surfaces 4:4: adapted to operate in connection with the flange members 37 and in the corner portions of the geneva are three elongated apertures in connection with which the pins are adapted to operate for intermittently rotat ing said shaft and the cutter blade 40.

It will be noted that the roll of paper 23- rests upon the top of the drum 32 and the paper is fed by the rough surface of said drum when the drum is rotat d and pivotally mounted in connection with the inner faces of the side walls of the ca ling 10 are two lever arms 46 the free ends of which carry a transv roller i? which is adapted to hearupon the periphery of the drum 32 in juxtaposition to the shaft 39 and a spring 48 is mounted on the shaft centrally there of and cooperates with the roller 4;? to tensionally hold said roller in engagement with the drum.

Secured to the shaft 31- within the drum 32 and in juxtaposition to the end plate 3-lthereof is a cam 49 and pivotally mounted in connection with the plate 341 as shown at 50 is a lever 51 which carries a roller 52 which operates in connection with the cam 49. A spiral spring 53 is connected with the shaft of the roller 52 and with the plate 3 as shown at 54 and serves to normally hold the roller in engagement with the face of the cam at all times. Another lever 55 is pivoted to the plate 43 as shown at 56 and is provided with a spring 57 for not? mally holding the same in engagement with the free end of the lever 51 and said lever is provided with a projection 58 adapted to engage a pin 59 for intermittently operating said lever or moving the same out of engagement with the lever 51 as hereinafter set out. i

- Rotataloly mounted on the shaft 31 out-- wardly of the plate 3% of the drum 32 is a disk in the periphery thereof with a coin receiving recess 61 into which a coin, through the coin chute 28, is adapted to pass and this recess normally registers with the coin chute when the machine is in an inoperative position. The disk is provided on its inner face with a projecting pin 62 which cooperates in an elongated aperture 63 in the plate 3% of the drum to interlock the disk 60 with said drum and outwardly of the disk 60 is a segmental disk 6st which is also rotatably mounted on the shaft 31 and is provided with a flange 65 which overlaps the periphery of the disk 60 or a predetermined area thereof and the segmental disk 61 is coupled with a crank lever 66 through a pin 67 said lever being mounted outwardly of the side wall of the casing 10 andthe pin 67 passes theretln-ough. The lever 66 is held in position by a screw 68 which-passes into one end of the shaft 31 and mounted-on said shaft is a spring 69 one end of which is passed around the pin 67, and the other end of which is seemed to one side plate of the frame 26 as shown at 70 in Fig. 2 of the. drawing. i

The outer face of the disk 60 is provided with a plurality of inwardly projecting teeth 71 in connection with which a pawl 7 2 pivoted to the segmental disk 67 as shown at 73 is adapted to operate and a spring 74 is adapted to normally hold the pawl in an outward position to engage said teeth or projection 71, and the segmental disk is provided with a projection 75 for holding the free end of the pawl in operative position and for preventing the displacement thereof. One side wall. of the casing 10 is provided on its inner face with an arc-shaped projecting flange 76 which serves to cooperate with the disk 60 to retain the coin against displacement therefrom or from the recess 61 thereof until the coin is over the coin receptacle 11 as shown in Fig. 8 of the drawing.

Mounted on the shaft 31 within the drum 32 and in juxtaposition to the plate 33 is a collar 77 having a recess 7 8 in the periphery thereof and a pawl 79 is pivotally mounted in connection with. the plate 33 of the drum and normally held in engagement with the collar 77 by a spring 80 and this construction serves to prevent the backward rotation of the drum when the same reaches its normal or inoperative position. 7

The disk 60 is provided on its inner face 60 provided at a predetermined pointand adjacent to the periphery thereof with a projecting pin 81 which is adapted to operate in connection with a raised portion 82 on a lock lever 83 rotatably' mounted on one of the rods 27 and-provided atlits free end other words,by .moving the crank 66 tor-.

wardly and downwardly the segmental disk 6a will be correspondingly moved-but the drum 39 and the disk will remain stationary. Upon the insertion o't-a coin however, into the machine, the coin will drop into the recess 61 and by manipulating the crank 66 asabove set out, the fiange will engage the coin in the recess 61 and cause the disk 60 to be rotated and the druinf32 to be correspondingly operated. 1

It will be understood that the drum is held against rotation by the engagement of the lock lever 83 therewith but in the above described operation and upon the insertion 01"- the coin into the disk 60 or the recess 61 therein, as said disk is rotated, the pin 81 operates to move the lever S3into an inoperative position in which operation, the

7 pin 62 moves freely in the elongated aperture 63 in the side plate 34 of the drum and said drum remains stationary and as the movement of the crank lever 66 is continued the drum 32 will be rotated a partial revo lution, approximately a one-quarter revolution which will. be the movement of? the crank lever 66; Upon releasing the crank lever 66, the same will be returned to its normal position by the spr ng 69 and thls operation may be repeated Ul'ltll the drum has completed one revolution and inthe' last named operations, the pawl '72 engages the projecting teeth 71 -to rotate the drum as well asthe disk 60.

It will be understood that in the above o-peration of rotating'the drum, the geneva as I will be intermittently rotated to correspond ingly rotate the cutter blade 40 by the engagement otjthe pins 38, with the apertures e5 of the geneva and the successive steps of this operation are shown in Figs. 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the drawing. In the last fraction of the revolution of the drum 32 the cutter blade 40 passes into the aperture 35 in the drum and cuts or tears the paper passed thereover to cut a predetermined portion of the paper from the roll of paper 23 and at the end of this operation the drum will be retained in its normal position ready for an other operation. 7

In the above operation it will also be apparent that the coin passed into the machineis earned around with the disk 60 until it is I over the receptacle 11 into which the coin drops and from which the coin or coins may be removed by opening the door to saidreceptacle through the lock 13. In the above operation of rotating the drum it will also be understood thatthe roller 52 on the lever 51 travelsover the cam face of the cam 49 and in the first cranking operation the roller travels upwardly. over the raised portion 49* of the cam and places the spring 53 under tension as clearly shown in Fig. 5 of the drawing and the lever 55 in this position drops beneath the lever 51;

and serves to support said lever and torelie-ve the tension of the spring 53 to permit if desired, the withdrawal of the paper from the machine by hand and the rotation of the drum and various other parts of the machine by the operator in withdrawing the paper without manipulating the crank after the first manipulation thereof. When the roller 52reaches the position shown in Fig. 7 on the face of the cam 49 the lever 55 is moved into inoperative position bythe pro- I jection 58 to allow the sudden dropping of the lever 51 to impart a sudden rotary action to the drum 32 in the operation-of passing the cutter blade 40 into and out of the aperture 35 in. the drum 32 in theoperation of cutting or tearing the paper.

It will be undeistood that the. pawl 79 operates tov prevent the backward movement or rotation. of the drum 32 when-it reaches its normal positionand the recess 4-9" in the cam 49 will also operate to hold said drum instationary position after completing one cycle of the operation and while I have shown certain details of construction for carrying my invention into, effect it will be understood that I am not necessarily limited to these details, and various changes therein and modifications thereofmay be made within the scope of the zuppended claims withoutdeparting from the spirit of my invention or sacrificing its advantages. Having fully described my invention,

What I claimas new anddesireto secure by Letters Patent, i,s; r

1. A machine of he class described comprising a suitable casing a drum :rotatably mounted in said casing and provided with an elongated aperture, a rotatablecutter device mounted in juxtaposition to and longis tudinally of said drumand adapted to cooperate with the aperture of said drum,

ter device in the passage of said cutter device into and out of the aperture in said drum. I

2. A machine of the class described comprising a suitable casing, a drum rotatably mounted in said casing and provided with an elongated aperture, a rotatable cutter device mounted longitudinally of the drum and in operative connection therewith and adapted to be rotated by said drum, the blade of said device being adapted to operate in connection with the aperture in said drum, a crank lever at one side of the casing and normally out of engagement with said drum, and means for coupling said crank lever with said drum.

3. A machine of the class described comprising a suitable casing, a drum rotatably mounted in said casing and provided with an elongated aperture, a rotatable cutter device mounted longitudinally of the drum and in operative connection therewith and adapted to be rotated by said drum, the blade of said device being adapted to operate in connection with the aperture in said drum, a crank lever at one side of the casing and normally out of engagement with said drum, means for holding said drum against movement, and means for coupling said crank lever with said drum.

4. A machine of the class described comprising a suitable casing, a drum rotatably mounted in said casing and provided with an elongated aperture, a rotatable cutter device mounted longitudinally of the drum and in operative connection therewith and adapted to be rotated by said drum, the blade of said device being adapted to operate in connection with the aperture in said drum, a crank lever at one side of the casing and normally out of engagement with said drum, means for holding said drum against movement, means for coupling said crank lever with said drum, and means whereby the insertion of a coin into the machine will cause the drum locking means to be moved intovinoperative position and complete the coupling between said crank lever and said drum to permit of the rotation of said drum.

5. A machine of the class described comprising a suitable casing, a drum rotatably mounted in said casing and provided with an elongated aperture, a rotatable cutter-clevice mounted longitudinally of the drum and in operative connection therewith and adapted to be rotated by said drum, the blade of said device being adapted to operate in connection with the aperture in said drum, a crank lever at one side of the casing and normally out of engagement with said drum, means for holding said drum against movement, means for coupling said crank lever with said drum, means whereby the insertion of a coin into the machine will cause the drum locking means to be moved into inoperative position and complete the coupling between said crank lever and said drum to permlt of the rotation of said drum,

and means whereby the drum may be intermittently rotated by said crank lever to complete one revolution thereof.

6. A machine of the class described comprising a suitable casing, a drum rotatably mounted in said casing and provided with an elongated aperture, a rotatable cutter device mounted longitudinally of the drum and in operative connection therewith and adapted to be rotated by said drtun, the blade of said device being adapted to operate in connection with the aperture in said drum, a crank lever at one side of the casing and normally out of engagement with said drum, means for holding said drum against movement, means for coupling said crank lever with said drum, means whereby the insertion of a coin into the machine will cause the drum locking means to be moved into inoperative position and complete the couv an elongated aperture, a rotatable cutter device mounted longitudinally of the drum and 1n operative connection therewith and adapted to be rotated by said drum, the

blade of said. device being adapted to operate in connection with the aperture in said drum, a crank lever at one side of the casing and normally out of engagement with said drum, means for holding said drum against movement, means for coupling said crank lever with said drum, means whereby the insertion of a coin into the machine will cause the drum locking means to be moved into inoperative position and complete the coupling between said crank lever and said drum to permit of the rotation of said drum,

means whereby the drum may be intermittently rotated by said crank lever to complete one revolution thereof, means cooperating with the drum. for imparting a sudden rotary movement thereto and to said cutter device when said cutter device cooperates with said drum, and means for preventing backward rotary movement of the drum when in its normal position.

8. A machine of the class described comprising a suitable casing, a frame detachably mounted in the casing a drum rotatably mounted in said frame, said drum being provided with a longitudinal aperture in the periphery thereof, a cutter blade rotatably mounted in said frame, means on said drum cooperating with a Geneva member for imparting intermittent rotary movement to said cutter blade in the rotation of said drum and'coin controlled means for controlling the rotation of said drum.

9. A machine of the class described comprising a suitable casing, a frame detachably mounted in the casing, a coin-controlled drum rotatably mounted in vsaid frame, said drum being provided with a longitudinal aperture in the periphery thereof, a cutter blade rotatably mounted in said frame, means on said drum cooperating with a Geneva member for imparting intermittent rotary movement to said cutter blade in the rotation of said drum, and meansfor imparting sudden rotary movement to said drum and said cutter blade when said cutter blade passes through the aperture of said drum.

10. A machine of the class described, comprising a suitable casing, a drum coin-controlled rotatably mounted in said casing and provided with an elongated aperture, a rotatable cutter device mounted in juxtaposition to and longitudinally of said drum, means on said drum and said cutter device, whereby intermittent rotary movement is imparted to said cutter device on the rotation of said drum, means for rotating said drum, and means involving a cam for imparting sudden rotary movement to said drum and cutter device, when said cutter device cooperates with the aperture of said drum. 5

11. A machine of the class described, comprising a suitable casing, a drum rotatably mounted in said casing and provided with an elongated aperture, a rotatable cutter device mounted in juxtaposition to and longitudinally of said drum, means on said drum and said cutter device, whereby intermittent rotary movement is imparted to said cutter device on the rotation of said drum, means for rotating said drum, means involving a a cam for imparting sudden rotary movement to said drum and cutter device, when said cutter device cooperates with the aperture of said drum, and coin controlled means for controlling the rotation of said drum.

12. A machine of theclass described comprising a casing, a drum rotatably mounted in the casing, a cutter blade mounted in juxtaposition to and longitudinally of the periphery of said drum and adapted to cooperate with an aperture therein, said cutter blade being placed in operative connection with said drum through a Geneva member whereby in the rotation of said drum, said cutter blade will be intermittently rotated,

and means involving a crank for rotating 7 trolled means for coupling the crank with 7 said drum.

14. A machine of the class described comprising a casing, a drum rotatably mounted in the casing, a cutter blade mounted in juxtaposition to and longitudinally of the periphery of said drum and adapted to cooperate with an aperture therein, said cutter blade being placed in operative connection with said drum through a Geneva member whereby in the rotation of said drum, said cutter blade will be intermittently rotated, means involving a crank for rotating said drum, said crank being normally out of engagement with said drum, coin controlled means for coupling the crank with said drum, and means for normally retaining the drum in predetermined position.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name this 14th day of July, 1922.

EDGAR E. SHELLEY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification83/334, 194/251
International ClassificationC07C271/00, G07F11/00, G07F11/68, C07C271/08
Cooperative ClassificationG07F11/68, C07C271/08
European ClassificationC07C271/08, G07F11/68