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Publication numberUS1619006 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 1, 1927
Filing dateApr 21, 1925
Priority dateApr 21, 1925
Publication numberUS 1619006 A, US 1619006A, US-A-1619006, US1619006 A, US1619006A
InventorsRoss Vaughan
Original AssigneeEx El Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin-controlled vending machine
US 1619006 A
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COIN-CONTROLLED vmmme MACHINE. Application filed April 21, was. Serial No. 24,858.

My invention relates to coin-controlled delivery device. The door and the bottom vending machines and more particularly to are connected together at about a right machines for vending bottled liquids tdangle at the lower edge of the door. The gether with tubes or straws through which door is pivoted at that angle as shown in 5 the purchasers may suck the liquid from the Fig. 2. The delivery device has the end 60 bottles. members 7 and 8. A bottle 9 ready for de- It is one of the objects of this invention to livery to a purchaser lies between the memprovide a coin-controlled machine which bers 7 and 8 and in the an 1e made by the will, upon the deposit of a suitable coin, door 3 and the bottom 6. A ottleinthe de- 10 make accessible abottle of liquid and a straw livery device lies on the flap or movable or tube for sucking the liquid from the botmember 10, which consists of a sheet metal tle. Another object relates to means for strip pivoted at its inner edge to the bottom closing the coin-slot when no bottle is in 6 and held upon the bottom by a bottle 9 in delivery position. Another object relates to the delivery device.

1 means for preventin the operation of the At the rear of each delivery device is a 7 machine by the use 0 rods or wires. Other magazine 11 having an inclined floor 12 with objects appear hereinafter. its lower front en arranged to deliver the Referring to the accompanying drawings, bottles 9 automatically one at a time to a de- Fig. 1 is a front view of a machine contalnlivery device when its door or front wall is 0 ing my invention; Fig. 2, a vertical section closed. The rear ed e of the bottom 6 has 7 on the line I -II of Fig. 1; Fig. 3, an elevaa downwardly turne flange or member 13 tion showing the inner side of a panel bearwhich cuts off or holds back the second bottle in the coin-controlled mechanisms for three when the delivery device is swung so as to de ivery devices; Fig. A, a top plan view of bring the top edge of the door 3 in front of Fig. 3; Fig. 5, a vertical section throu h one the casing 1 where the bottle in the delivery 80 of the coin-chutes and coin-operated evers, device may be removed by the operator who, and the adjacent portion of the casing; Fig. after the deposit of a proper coin, has pulled 6, a vertical section through the straw-delivthe door by the handle 14. The bottles may cry device; Fig. 7, a plan View of Fig. 6 and be arranged in more than one layer by prothe coin-controlled mechanism co-operating viding a stop 15 so as to engage the front with the straw-delivery device; Fig. 8, a verbottle of each layer above the first. tical section on the line VIII-VIII of Fig. Substantially opposite each door 3, 4, and 6; and Fig. 9, a detail view on the line 5, and in the front 2 is a coin-slot'16 which lX-IX of Fig. 6 showing a portion oi the directs a coin into a chute 17 arranged to de- 35 means for operating the straw-delivery deliver the coin to a door-unlocking means.

vice. The chutes and the coin-operated means for This application relates to improvements the several delivery devices are alike and aron and additions to the mechanism shown ranged one above another. Only one coinand described in my application Serial Numchute and coin controlled means will be deber 425,377, filed November 20, 1920, and scribed.

renewed April 14, 1925. The coin-chute 17 is composed of sheet- On the drawings, 1 designates the casing metal sides spaced apart the thickness of the which encloses the several coin-controlled coin to be used, the front edge of the chute bottle-delivery devices, the straw-delivery next to the casing 1 being open and the rear 4 mechanism, magazines for the bottles and edge being closed above by the downwardly 1 straws, storage for additional filled bottles and inwardly inclined wall 18, and below by and for empty bottles, and cooling means for the downwardly and forwardly inclined wall the filled bottles. 19. The upper end of the chute stands just The front side 2 of the casing has the doors back of the coin-slot 16 so that a coin depos- 3, 4:, and 5, one above another, all constructited through the coin-slot will roll down beed and operated in the same manner, so that tween the wall 18 and the inclined floor 20 a description of one door and its associated punched out of one of the side walls of the elements will suflice for all. The door 3 chute, and thence down the wall 19 and forms the front wall of a, bottle-delivery throu h the open bottom of the chute to the device, {3 represent ng "the bottom of the forke co n-operated lever 21, on which the 10 each lever is held across coin rests with its upper edge still in the chute. The rear Wall of the coin-chute has' the openings 22 through which wire, inserted through the coin-slot for the purpose of fraudulently operating the lever 21, Will extend, thereby directing the wire away from the said lever.

The coin-lever is carried by the pivot 23 supported by the bracket 24 secured to the front 2. The weight of the coin on the lever 21 depresses its forked end so that the upper edge of the coin is slightly above the lower end .of the chute and so that the other end of the lever is lifted out of the locking notch 26 in the end 7 of the delivery device. The lever is prevented from moving so as to release the coin by the spring 25 having a portion bearing on the end of the lever nearest the delivery device. At the rear edge of the notch 26 there is a cam 27 on the end 7 of the delivery device, this cam being rounded next to the lever 21 and extending above the lever when it is tilted by the weight of a coin. When the delivery device is rotated as shown by the door 3 in Fig. 2, the cam 27 operating on the under side of the lever forces it still farther upwardly against the tension of the spring 25, and causing the forked end of the lever 21 to be lowered and the coin to be tilted into the chute 28 whence it falls through the chutes 29 and 30 into the coin-receptacle 31 below the bottom inclined floor 12. When the coin escapes the spring 25 returns the lever 21 to its horizontal position beneath the chute 17. The coin rests with its edges engaging the fork members of the lever 21. The tiltting of the lever by the weight of the coin tilts the coin so that, when it is released, it will, tilt to the left (looking at Fig. 3) into the chute below rather than to the right whereby it might fall beyond the chute. Coins falling from the middle lever 21 fall into the chute 29 and through the chute 30, and coins falling from the lowest lever 21 fall into the chute 30.

At the rear of the front 2 are a number of sheet-metal levers 32, all alike, one above another on separate pivots and designed each to close a coin-slot 16. Each lever is angular or somewhat L-shaped, and pivoted at its angle as shown at 33. The upper end of its associated coinslot 16 by a spring 34, which like the springs 25 have flange 35. The inner end of each lever has an upstanding member 36 which extends up through the bottom 6 of'its associated delivery device when the latter is closed, and engages the lower face of flap 10, so that, when a bottle 9 rests on the flap, the member 36 is depressed and the upper end of the lever 32 is held away from the slot 16. When the delivery device is operated, the flap moves with the delivery device, allowing the spring each one end fastened to a vertical- 34 to close the coin-slot. When a dolivery device is closed and no bottle rests on the flap, the member 36 extends up through the bottom 6, .and the corresponding coin-slot re-.

mains closed, so that a coin may not be forfeited by being inserted in the slot.

Above the upper magazine 11 is an ice compartment 37 having the perforated floor 38 or the like for blocks 39 of ice. The cold air and drip from the ice passes over the bottles in the magazines 11 and through the perforated floors 12 to the storage compartment 40 in which the water is held for cooling additional bottles of fluid standing in the Water.

In the upper portion of the casing 1 is a ma azine 41 for suction straws or tubes 42 to be inserted into the bottles for sucking out their contents. The straws are laid parallel in the magazine 41 and at right angles to the front 2. The stationary member of the magazine 41 comprises an outer member 43 lying next to the casing 1 and an inner member or wall 44 parallel therewith, but having its lower end curved outwardly to form a flange 45 and terminating somewhat below the outer member 43, which has its lower portion inclined downwardly toward the inner member 44 to form the fixed portion 46 of the bottom of the magazine. Shortly before-the bottom 46 reaches the center of the magazine it descends to form the shoulder or guide 47, from the bottom of which it extends a short distance toward the flange or guide 45. This extension marked 48 forms with the guide 45 and the shoulder 47 bottom and lateral rests and guides for the movable member 49 of the magazine 41..

The member 49 is made of sheet-metal. Its bottom is inclined and has its upper edge lying on the member 48 and against the shoulder 47 and its lower end resting on the flange 45. From the flange 45 the member 49 turns back parallel with and above its bottom so asto form a supplementary inclined magazine or chute in which a single inclined layer of straws lies, the bottom straw lying in line with the opening 50 in the front 2. Before reaching the shoulder 47, the member 49 turns back toward the side member 44 and then extends up along that member as the inner terminal wall 51 of the member 49. The member 51 is free from the wall 44 except at its upper edge where it has a small flange 52 hearing on the wall 44 to lessen friction.

Suspended from the chains or links 53 secured to the wall 51 is a straw agitator 54, which is a sheet of metal lying parallel with the wall 51 and near its inner surface down to about the level where the lower edge of the vertical wall 51 begins. From there the agitator is inclined parallel with the member 49 until it reaches the angle 55 of the member 49, where it turns downwardly as the member 56 and terminates about the dimeter of a straw from the bottom of the 58 is a vertical rock-shaft mounted in the casing 1 and provided with horizontal arms 59 connected by chains 60 or the like to the ends8 of the delivery devices, so that, when the doors 3, 4, or 5 are opened, the chains will cause the shaft 58 to rotate. The upper end of the shaft has the arm 61 which is connected by the link or chain 62 to one end of the spring 63, havin one end secured to the casing 1. The en of the spring attached to the hnk 62 is connected to the lug 64 carried by the bottom of the movable magazine member 49.

The straws preferably have their ends close to the ends of their magazine, the front 2 being the front end of the magazine and the wall 65 being the rear end. The magazine member 49 has a rear or inner extension 66 below the bottom straw in this member. This extension projects out through a hole 67 in the wall 65 when the member 49 is in its rear position against the wall'65. The extension has a small upstandinglug or hook 68 of a size to engage the end of the bottom straw only and force it for ashort distance throu h the hole 50 when the member 49 is move toward the front 2.

A roper coin having been inserted throu one of the coin-slots 16 runs down the a jacent chute and falls upon a lever 21 and unlocks the corresponding delivery device, as already described. The proer door is drawn out to makethe correspon 'ng bottle 9 accessible to the de sitor of the coin. As the door is operated t e associated chain causes the shaft 58 to rotate, the arm 61 causin the movable magazine member 49 to move om the wall to the position shown on Fig. 8, during which time the lug 68 pushes a straw through the hole 50. At the same time the 'tator 54, which was at first suspended by t e chains 53 hanging vertica y, moves with themember 49 toward the front 2 until the projection 69 engages the front 2. Further movement of the member 49 causes the agitator to be lifted slightly causing the straws to be slightly moved to facilitate their feeding downwardly. When the member 49 is moved by the sprmg 63 to-- ward the wall 65, the agitator first dro slightly and then moves with the member cried thereby for moving a straw 49 toward the wall 65. At the same time the lug 68 rides beneath the lowest straw and throu h the'hole 61. The straws drop so that the end of the lowest one is in the path of travel of the lug 68 at the next operation of the member 49.

The bottle-ca may be removed by any suitable cap-pu ler 72 located above the chute 69 down which the caps fall into the casing, and empty bottles may be deposited in the compartment in the bottom of the casing through the opening 71.

This application is a copy of my application Serial No. 521,897, filed December 12, 1921, as the same waswhen allowed March 6, 1923 and inadvertently allowed to lapse March 6,1925.

I claim- 1. In a dispensing machine, a straw magazine having a bottom member movable lengthwise. of the straws, means carried by the said member for moving a straw therewith, an agitator for the straws carried by the said member and movable transversely thereof, -a bottl -delivery device, means for operating the said device, a rock shaft operated by the said device, and connections whereb the operation of the said shaft operates t c said me ber.

2. In a dispensing machine, a straw magazine having a movable member, means carlongitudinally with res ect to other straws, an agi tator member fbr the straws freely suspended on the said movable member, means for stopping the conjoint travel of the said members whereby the agitator member is caused to move transversely during the further travel of the member not stopped, a bottle- I delivery device, means for operating the said device, a rock shaft operated by the said device and connections whereby the operagim of the said shaft operates the said memr. 3. In a dispensing machine, a straw ma?- zine, a movable member for moving t e straws one at a time longitudinally, a rockshaft, a bottle-delivery device, .means for causin the operation of the said device to rock t e shaft, means for causing the rockrate the said movable ing of the shaft to 0 or operating the bottlemember, and means delivery device.

In testimony whereof, I aflix my signature.


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U.S. Classification221/93, 221/102, 221/130, 221/204, 221/266, 194/277
International ClassificationG07F11/00
Cooperative ClassificationG07F11/00
European ClassificationG07F11/00