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July 2l, 1925. 1,547,151
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UNITED STATES JOHN F. WATLING, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
COIN-CONTROLLED YENDING MACHINE.
Application med .Tune 15',
To all whom '5 may can rem.'
Be it known that I, JOHN F. IVATLING, a` citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinols, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Coin- Controlled Vending Machine; and I hereby declare that thev following'v is a full, clear,v and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompan ing drawings, and to the numerals of re erence marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
This invention relates to a coin controlled vending machine, and it is among the objects of this invention to provide a machine in which a coin is periodically returned to the purchaser together with an article that the machine is vending so that one articleduring a certain cycle of operation may be free to the purchaser. l
The invention comprises the novel mechanism and combinations hereinafter described and more particularly pointed out and defined in the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawings which illustrate a preferred embodiment of this invention and in which similar reference numerals refer to similar features in the different views:
Figure 1 is a front elevational view of a vendmg machine embodying this invention.
Figure 2 is a section on the line 2 2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view showing the operating mechanism in elevation.
Figure 4 is an enlarged section taken substantially upon the line 4-4 of Figure 3.
Figure 5 is a rear elevational view of the vending machine with the back plate removed. a
Figure 6 is a side elevational view of the vending machine.
Figure 7 is an enlarged sectional view upon the line 7-7 of Figure 3.
Figure 8 is an enlarged sectional view upon the line 8,-8 of Figure 3.
As shown on the drawings:
In referring to the drawings there is illustrated the usual casing 1 containing in the present instance three vertically extending compartments for containing the articles to be ven'ded which may consist of confectionery or the like. The lower ends of these compartments are open so that the ar- 1923. Serial No. 645,529..v
ticles may drop therethrough by gravity. Adjacent the lower open end of each compartment is a pair of disks 2 (Figures 2 and 5). Each pair of disks has a plurality of relatively deep notches for receiving the article to be vended. The notches of each pair of disks are in alignment, Vbut the notches in the pairs are staggered. In the present instance, each pair of disks has three sets of notches so that a thirdv of a revolution of the disks which is the extent of each operation will always bring a set of aligned notches in position under a compartment. The disks 2 are securad in spaced relation upon a shaft 3 suitably supported in the casing.
A coin controlled actuator is loosely mounted upon the shaft 3 for imparting a third of a revolution to the shaft 3 upon each actuation through mechanism kto be later described. The actuator is best shown in Figures 3 and 4 and comprises a disk 4 having a lateral impelling abutment 5 which is shown as consisting of a short laterally extending cicumferential flange having a circumferential extent equal to substantially one third of the circumference of the disk.
The coins are adapted to be inserted in one of the' slots 6 shown in Figure 1 and drop down through a coin chute 7 shown in Figure 8 and lodge in a concave notch 8 formed in the periphery of a disk 9 secured upon the shaft 3. In the present instance, three spaced concave notches are shown in the periphery of the disk 9 which is actuated one third of a revolution so that one coin notch 'properly centering the coin disk 9 so t at -it will be in a position to receive a coin.
The actuating disk 4 is provided with a radial shank 11 (Figure 4) from which an operating handle 12 projects. The handle projects t'hrough an arcuate slot in the side of the casing for manual actuation. This arcuate slot is normally closed by a. shield 13 extending radially from the actuating disk4 which is always returned to normalposition through the spring 14 which is connected at one end to the casing and at its other end to the shank 11.
In Figure 4 a coin 15 is shown deposited in a coin notch in the disk 9. Now by actuating the disk 4 through the handle 12 the abutting end of the ange 5 will strike the coin and cause the disk 9 and shaft 3 to revolve a art of a. revolution whereby an article carried by a pair of the disks 2 will be dumped into the delivery chute 16. Upon release of the handle 12 the actuator will be drawn back to normal position by the spring 14.
In the present instance, in which three actuations are designed lution to the shaft 3, one of these actuations will return the coin by depositing it in the delivery chute 16. The partsare so designed that every third actuation will return the coin to the purchaser. This is brought about as follows:
In Figures 7 and 8 there is shown a swinging arcuate guide 17 pivoted at one end and so positioned with respect to the coin disk 9 that it will normally guide the coins past the delivery chute 16, the coins riding over a stationary guide 18 and dropin in the rear of the casing which constitutes thecoin box. Mechanism has been provided for swinging the guide 17 outwardly every third actuation of the actuator 4 so that the coin will drop in the delivery chute 16 with the vended article.
In referring to Figure 7, it will be noted that a three armed block 19 is secured upon the shaft 3; two ofthe arms are short and during rotation of the shaft 3 they will not affect the swinging guide 17; the third arm, however, is long and is adapted when it comes` around to strike the guide 17 and swing it outwardl a 'suiiicient extent so that the coin will rop from its notch into the delivery chute 16.
A spring pressed arm 20 pivoted at its to impart one revolower end is spring impelled by the spring 21 against the side of one of the arms of the device 19 for centering the shaft 3 in its statlonary position.
While the present vending machine is designed to return every third coin to the purchaser, it should be understood that this is for the urpose of illustrating only. It is contemp ated that any predetermined actuation of the machine may return the coin.
I am aware that nany changes may be made, and numerous details of construction may be varied through a wide range Without departing from the principles of this inven tion, and I therefore do not purpose limiting the patent granted hereon, otherwise than necessitated by the prior art.
1. In a coin controlled vending machine, a rotatable coin carrying disk, means for rotating the same through the interposition of a coin, a swinging guide for retaining the coins in said disk to discharge into the coin depository, and an arm connected for rotation with said coin disk and adapted at intervals to swing said guide to allow a coin to drop into the delivery chute-of the machine.
2. In a coin controlled vending machine, a rotatable article ldelivering device, a coin disk secured thereto, an actuator for the disk movable guiding mechanism for retaining the coins on said disk and means for periodically rendering said guiding mechanism inoperative.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name.
JOHN r. WATLING.