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Publication numberUS1600158 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 14, 1926
Filing dateMay 31, 1924
Priority dateMay 31, 1924
Publication numberUS 1600158 A, US 1600158A, US-A-1600158, US1600158 A, US1600158A
InventorsWilliams Robert M
Original AssigneeWilliams Robert M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vending machine
US 1600158 A
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Sept. 14; 1926. 1,600,158 R. M.'WILLIAMS I VENDING MACHINE 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed May :51, 1924 INVENTOR ATTORNEY WWW WITNESS:

Sept. 14 1926.


Sept. 14 1926.

1,600,158 R. M. WILLIAMS v VENDING MACHINE Filed May 51 1924 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 O W u; J

m'vE'NTqR ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 14, 1926.




Application filed May 31,

This invention relates to a vending machine, the general object of the invention being to provide a plunger having a slide at one end thereof for moving articles from a container into a delivery chute with coin operated means for holding the plungeragainst movement until a coin is inserted into the device.

,Another object of the invention is to provide spring means for returning the plunger to normal position and to provide a money drawer for receiving the coins from the plunger after the plunger has been moved to its innermost position.-

This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and specifically pointed out in the appended claim.

In describing my invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which Figure l is a front view of the invention.

Figure 2 is a section on line 2-2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is an enlarged sectional view showing one of the plungers in partly projected 1 position.

Figure 4 is a ure 3.

Figure 5 is a section on line 55 of Figure 3.

Figure 6 is a view of the coin operated spring.

In these views, 1 indicates a casing, which is made with a narrow upper part and a. wide lower part, the upper part being provided with a transparent front 2 and a mirror 3 and a hingedtop 4 which may be locked by any suitable form of lock, shown at 5. The articles to be vended are placed in the guideways 6, the front portions of which are formed by the rods 7 after raising the top 1. A horizontally arranged plunger 8 is associated with each guideway and each plunger has on its inner end a frame which consists of a cross piece 9 and a yoke 10 which has its bight spaced from the front edge of the cross piece to form a receiving space for the lowermost article in the guideway. By pushing the plunger inwardly the article A, shown in this instance as perfume section on line 4.--4 of Fig- 1924. Serial No. 717,100.

bottles, is moved from the bottom of the guideway over the upper end of a chute 11 which is so arranged-as to cause the article to pass to'a pocket 11' at the front of the casing where it may be picked up by the purchaser. A spring 12 is arranged on the plunger and acts to hold the same in its outermost position, said spring having one end engaging a. U-shaped guiding member 13 through the bight of which the plunger passes and which has its limbs connected a guiding means for the plunger and to the top of which is fastened a spring plate 15 with its front end bent downwardly, as at 16, to engage a shoulder 17 formed on the plunger, thus holding the plunger in its outermost position. The front end of the spring plate is located just in rear of a coin chute 18 formed in the top of the wide part of the casing and with which a slot 19 in the plunger will register when'the plunger is in its outermost position The bottom of a recess 20 acts as a support for the coin when engaging the slot 19 and a coin opening 21 in the partition 22 is arranged adjacent the recess so that when the plunger is moved forwardly the coin will roll along the bottom of the recess and drop into the opening 21 and thus pass into a money drawer 23 located under the partition. As

the coin moves along the bottom of the with a stationary part 14 which also acts as recess it will strike the depending part 16 t of the plate and raise the sameout of-engagement with the shoulder on the plunger to permit the plunger to be forced inwardly to its entire extent and thus take an article from the guideway and-deposit it into the three chute 11. The drawing shows plungers and three guideways for supporting three rows of articles with themoney drawer .22 arranged to receive the coins from all of the plungers, though it will of course be understood that this arrangement can be varied to suit conditions. The articles can be seen through the transparent face of the casing.

From the foregoing it will be seen that it is simply necessary to place a coin of the desired denomination in a coin chute so that this coin will rest upon the bottom of the recess 20 in the partition 22and project from the'slot 19 in the plunger. Then by pushing upon the outer end of the plunger the coin will be forced into engagement with the depending part of the spring 7 plate so as to raise said plate out of engagement with the shoulder on the plunger to permit the movement of the plunger to be continuedand thus move an article resting upon the inner end of a partition and fingenis released from the plunger .the

spring 12 will return the plunger to its outermost position and the depending part in' the spring plate will-drop in rear of the shoulder on the plunger and thus prevent another inward movement of the plunger until another coin has been placed in the coin chute. The coin will be forced through the opening 21 into the money drawer as the plunger moves inwardly under the action of gravity and the pressure of the spring plate.

It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of my invention will be readily apparent.

I desire it to be understood that I may make changes in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fzlill within the scope of the appended 0 mm.

What I claim is A vending machine of the class described comprising a casing having a guide way therein for containing the articles to bevended, a stationary horizontal guide member, a U-shaped guide having its end attached to the stationary guide, a plunger movable through the guide and intermediate portion of the U- shaped guide, a chute in the top of the easing, said plunger having a slot adapted to be normally aligned with the chute, a partition in the casing below the plunger, said partition being formed with a recess aligned with the chute and further provided with an opening out of alignment with the chute, yieldable means for retaining the plunger in an inoperative position including a coil spring upon the plunger between one end of the stationary guide and the intermediate portion of the U-shaped guide, means preventing movement of the plunger against said spring. said means being released through movement of the plunger and means carried by the plunger for removing the arstationary ticles from the guide way one at a time upon movement of the plunger in one direction.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.


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U.S. Classification194/257, 221/151, 221/264
International ClassificationG07F5/02, G07F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationG07F5/02
European ClassificationG07F5/02