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Publication numberUS1625979 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 26, 1927
Filing dateAug 21, 1925
Priority dateAug 21, 1925
Publication numberUS 1625979 A, US 1625979A, US-A-1625979, US1625979 A, US1625979A
InventorsBrinkerhoff Frederic H
Original AssigneeBrinkerhoff Frederic H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 1625979 A
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1,625,979 1927 F. H. BRINKERHOFF com MAGAZINE Filed A 21. 1925. 4 Sheets-Sheet 1 April 26 1927.

- 1,625,979 F. BRINKERHOFF 00m MAGAZINE Filed Au 21.- 1925 4 Sheets-Sheet 2 F. H. BRINKERHOFF 00m IAGAZINE File r= 21. 1925 4 Sheets-Sheet 3 agW t Apnl 26, F. H. BRINKERHOFF GOIN MAGAZINE 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 Fi1ed AuiI. 1925 Patentecl Apr. 26, 1927.





=Ap1)lica.1sion filed August '21, 1.925.

%The. present invention rela1es =to coin C011- trollecl coin magazlnes anal ris useful in v2rr1ous typesof vending maohines, coin: machines, faxe o-ollectors ancl money 0hanging maChines, and the invention :aims provide .a novel .ancl improvecl devlce whereln colnsW-ill be receivecl in the coin controlled magazine .anc1 are oontrollcl forrdispensing ooins:;as.such omin 13110 form 0fchange.

Another objectis thecprovision ofa coin magazinonvher0in 13he. ooins are individually received 1a nd hold, ancl in .whieh1heueoins will not =clog or xstop 1l1e ma.chine wen though the coi-ns are thin .or =crooked.

A fu1ther. object -is the 'PI'OV1S1OI1 .of. such a clevice in whioh1zhecoins are dispensed o1 paic1 out revers0ly to the*entry of .the coins*into1he magazine, that is, the last c0-i11 received is the first. one disoha1 ged.

T1lne inventionalso :has for. an object the improvementof1;he mechanism generally in its constructionand in 1rrrangement of 1:he oonoponenb elements in orcler-that the device Will be 'practicaland; 0flicier1t inuse.

1Vit=h"the foregoing 2111'd :o1zher objectsin view, whioh Will be apparent =as'1zhe description proceeds,*the invention -resides in the construction -ancl arrangement of parts I as hereinafter clescribecl-ancl claimed, it being understood that changes 02m be 111a cle mithin the scope:of wha1i is olaimed, Without "departing fromm the spirit of the' invention.

The invention is illustratecldn the accompanying drawi-ngs, wvherein Figure1is a sicle elevation of the improvecl coinmagazine, =portions b0ing Shown in section taken 011" the line1l of'Fig. 3.

Fig. 2 is a sectional detail takenon -the line. 2+-2 of:Fig.' 3.

:Fim'3:=is a' section on=the line 3 3 01 Fig. l.

=Fig. 4is -a1 section on-the line 4:-4 of 3&Fig. 5 -is a :ifragmentary elevation illustrating= a; moclification.

'tiFig. 6 ::is -:a sectional view illustrating ano1:her mocli fication.

Fig. 7 is a -:fragmentary elevation illustrat-ing still anothr modification.

Fig. 8 is a fragmentary-sectional view clepictingr a further variation.

In ca1rying 0ut the invention there is provided assuitable coin holdernnovable in one dlrect-ion zwheu receiving coinsm1c1 movable. in Ehe reverse 01oppoSitoklirectionafter paj*.ing out ortlischavging coins. Thismem- Serial N0. 51,58 1.

her is conveniently anal pre1erably in 1:he form 01 21 wheel so as to have rotary motion, anclsaicl mvheelor member 10 nmy be of any suita=ble Cliameter accorcling to the capacity desirecl. The l1u b o1 the wheel is secured 011 a horizontal slmft 11 1'01 the rotation 0'f the Wl1eel alo0ut the horizont2u1 axis of saiclshaft, und saicl -slm1t is supported by asuitable frame 12. T110 rim oftl1e wheel l1as radial pockets 13 opening a1; the opposite sicles=ancl oircumferenceof theWheel, a=ncl a plate 01 disk 14. ancl ringt 15 are securecl 1:0 one side of the whee1 10 across the pockets 13, 2mcl said plate ancl ring are spacecl apart 1:0 provide the annular sl0t 16 intersecting the pock ets 13 at tl1e corresponcling sidoof the wheel. The frame 12 has a sicle plate 17- atthe opposite sicle 0f 13l1e wheel 10 ancl fixed 130 the frame s0as not 110 turn with the wheelywhile tl1e plate 14 and ring 15 rocate with the wheel. The plate 17 extends across the pockets 13 a1; that sicle of tl1e wheel opposite 130 -the plate 14, so tha1; the plates 14 and 17 retain the coins in t he pocket-s ancl prevent the coins from rolling out ofsaicl pookets a1: either side 0f the wheel. The framel2ancl plate 17 have beari-ngs 18 and 19 in which the slmrf1; 11 =is journaled for'rotation.

Tl1e coins recteivedby the vending m21- chine, fare c0llector, or ot-her contrivance in which 1:11e coin magazi ne' is usecl, drop clown achute=20 which has its lower end C011- neoted 10 the plate 17 a1 the lower ortion of the wheel in orcler that the poekets 13 Will register in successionatthe corresponding sicle 01 ehe Whee1 10 with the lower end 01 the chute 20, so that the ooins in dropping clown ehe chute will roll into the pockets 13 ofthe coin holder 01 wheel 10. The coins 21 may be of any clenomination, anal the -vending machine or fare collector ma'y have a series 01 the magazines for coinsof difierent sizes 01 denominations.

The plate 17 has an arcuate fiange o1 shield 22 overlapping the ou1:er periphery 015 tl1e wheel 1010 retain the coins in the-p0ckets 13. One encl of the shield 22 is adjacent 10 1l1e ahnte and the other encl is spaoed therefrom,1o provicle a paying out or clelivery opening 23, below Which a p aying out chute 24 is clisposecl t0 receive 1;he ooins p-aid out 01' dischargecl from the wheel 10 ancl convey szune toa poin1; where 1:he coins may be taken out. The opening 23 is normally closecl by a shuttex-2 which is anovable 2'1long the outer surface o f the sl1ield 22 away 1'r0m und toward the c0in ahnte in overlapping relation with that terminal 0f the shie1d 22 that is spaaed from said ahnte. The shntter 25 is carried by a lever 01 arm. 26 that is m0nnted f0r rocking movement 0n the shaft 11, and said 1ever 26 has any snit-able means, such as an eye 27, f0r the operation 0f seid 1ever meahaniaally er mannally for paying 0nt the a0ins acaording t0 a predetermine-d credit. The lever 26 is retnrned t0 normal position by a spring 28 and bears against a stop 29 aarried by the frame 12, thereby norma11y holding the shntter 25 in closed position across the spaae 01" opening hetween the ends 01: the shield 22, as seen in Fig. 2.

A aoiled torsion spring 30 snrronnds the shaft 11 and has one end seanred t0 the bearing 18 and its other encl secnred t0 a aollar 31 seanred an the shaft 11, wherebyeaid spring W111 rotate the wheel 10 in one direati0n (aloakwise as seen in Fig. 1). As shown, the arm 20 is 10aated hetween the collar 31 anal hnb of the wheel 10, said lever 0r arm 26 being 100se 0n the shaft.

An esaapement is providecl t0 permit the whee1 10 t0 rotate step by step nnaer the inflnence 0f the spring 30, as the a0ins move in snacession from the ahnte 20 into the pochets 13. F01 this pnrpose, an escapement lever 01 member 32 is pivoted t0 a braaket 33 carried by the frame 12, anal has the dags 34 anal 35 t0 alternately engage annnlar series 01 ratahet teeth 36 anal 37 aarried by the plate 14 and ring 15, .respeatively. A spring 38 aonneated t0 the lever 32 normally swings said 1ever t0 move the (10g 35 into engagement with the ratahet teeth 37, and the lever 32 has a hnger 01 1ng 39 projeating throngh the slot 16 t0 enter the poaket 13 Whiah is in registration with the ahnte 20. Eaah series 0f ratahet teeth 3637 has one t00th for each pocket 13, anal when a c0in 21 rolls from the ahnte 20 into the registering poaket 13, the coin aontaats with the finger 39 and swings the lever 32 against the tension 0f the spring 38, to disengage the paw1 01' dog 35 from the aorresgonding tooth 37. This releases the whee1 10 so that the spring 30 rotates the Whee1 ahn0st a fn11 step, and the (log 34 being moved int0 engagement with the cortes1: 0nding tooth 36 Will 1imit the tnrning movement 0f the wheel just slightly short 013 a f'n1l step 0f movement. The wheel having tnrned substantially one step will move the next empty poaket 13 into registration with the ahnte 20, so that the spring 38 Will retnrn the 1ever 32 t0 normal position and projeat the finger 39 int0 the empty poaket, the d0g 35 retnrning into engagement With the Wheel t0 engage the next t00th 37 and permit the s1ia;ht tnrning movement of the wheel to aomp1ete the fnl1 step 0f movement there0f. '1hns, as each c0in moves into the aorrespanding p0aket 0t the nhee1 from the a0in ahnte 20,

the wheel is advanaed one step by the spring 30 anal the operation 01: the esaape1nent, thereby bringing the next empty poeket into registration with the ahnte. This filling operatian 01 the magazine is antomatia, the coins operating the esaapement, anc1 the spring 30 tnrning the wheel 10 as the coins enter the poakets in sncaession.

'1he 1ever 26 carries a paw1 40 t0 engage the ratahet teeth 37 anal move the wheel 10 reversely after aoins have been paid ont by the opening movement 0'f the shntter 25. Th0 pawl 40 has an arm 0r Ing 41 that contaats with a St0p 40 when the lever 26 is swnng by the spring 28 t0 normal position, thereby svvinging the pawl 40 away fr0m the teeth 37, and said paw1 40 Will therefore n0t interfere with the r0tation of the wheel 10 by the spring 30 as the aoins enter the wheel :E101n the ahnte 20. \Vhen the lever 26 is swnng t0 open the shntter 25 anal permit one 013 more aoins t0 c1rop from the poakets 13, the arm 41 moving away ir0n1 the stop 42 will permit the pawl 40 to move into engagement wit-h the ratahet teeth 37, so that when the 1ever 26 is retnrned the whee1 10 W111 tnrn with said lever. The wheel 10 is retnrned as many steps as the nnmber 0f c0ins disaharged. Thns, if the shntter 25 is m0ved t0 disaharge one coin, the pawl 40 W111 move the wheel 10 back one step to bring the emptied poaket into registration with the ahnte 20. If tw0 aoins are paid ont, the pawl 40, dnring the retnrn 01 the 1ever 20, W111 ratnrn the Whee1 10 two steps, so that the wheel is turned baakvvardly, after the paying ont 0f any nnmber 0f aoins, whereby the last emptied p0aket is bronght back into registration with the ahnte 20.

A detent is provided f01' holding a a0in in the ahnte 20 when a aoin has entered the p0aket 13 that registers with said ahnte, so as to prevent alogging. This detent inalndes a lever 43 fnlarnmed at the 10Wer end of' the ahnte anal having an npstand: ing finger 0r Ing 44 that projects npwardly' into the p0aket 13 thatregisters with the ahnte, when seid p0aket is empty. The lever 43 has a detent finger 40 projeating throngh a s10t 47 in one side 0f the ahnte 20 adjacent the lower end 0f the ahnte, to serve as a stop for the seaond aoin. A spring 45 aonnected t0 the lever 43 normally swings said lever to projeat the finger 44 npwardly into the empty poaket 13 that registers with the ahnte 20, thereby moving the finger 46 down ont 01: the way so as n0t to obstrnct the passage of a aoin fr0nf1 the ahnte 20 into the registering poaket 13.

The ahnte 20 has a t-rap door 48 forming the bott0m o:t the 10We1 end portion of the ahnte, and hinged, as at 49, to swing open downwardly, a Weight 50 being conneated t0 said (1001 43 t0 normal1y swing same npwardly to closed position, so that the aoins the wheel 10 almost a fnll step, thes roll over said door into 'the pockets 13. A chute 51 leads doWnwardly fro1n below tl1e door 48 for the passage of surplus coins into a storage receptacle of any kind. The door 48, as shown, l1as a recess or offset 52 to receive tl1e detent finger 46 when the detent is in normal position, so that the coinsban roll over the finger 46 in pae'sing over ehe doof 48 into the coin pockets of tl1e wheel 10.

'Tl1e rotation of the wheel 10 is ll1nited so that said Wheel cannot mak-e more than one complete revolntion. This may be done by a stop lng 53 011 the plate 14 to contact with one side of the lever 32 when the wheel is cornpletely filled with coins, as seen in Fig. l, and said lng 53 contacts with the opposite side of the lever 32 when the wh-eel is encirely empt-y.

In operation, the empty pocket 13 of the wheel 10 next to'the last coin received by ehe wheel is in registration Wit h the coin ahnte 20, with the esoapement lever 32 moved by the spring 38 130 engage the dog 35 with the oorresponcling tooth 37 and to project the fin ger 39 into said empty pocket 13. The spring also swings the 'detent lever 43 so that the finger 44 projeots npwardly into said pocket, the detent finger 46 being depressed into the recess or notch 52 so as not to interfere with the movement of a coin' over the door 48 into the Pocket. Vhen a coin is dropped down the ahnte 20 it Will roll rapidly over the door 48, so that the coin Will pass over said cloor and into tl1e empty pocket 13 withont tl1e door 48 being given an opportnnity to Swing open. The coin Will press'the finger 44 doWn and the finger 39 ontwardly, as seen in Fig. 3, and this Will raise the detent finger 46 into the path of the next coin, thereby preventing a second coin from following the first coin into the empty pocket of t-l1e wheel 10. This will avoid ologging or jamloing of the mechanism. The finger 39 being pnshed ontwardly Will swing the lever 32 to the position shown in Fig. 3, the dog 35 being disengaged from -the corresponding tooth 37, thereby permitting the spring 30 to ta1rn cog 34 engaging the corr.esponding tooth 36 to limit the movement -of the vvheel 10 1:0 slightly less than a fnll' step. The move- 1nent of tl1e wheel Will immediately bring the next empty pocket into registration with the ohnte 20, and the ooin having been moved away from the fingers 39 and 44 Will ennble the springe 38 and 45 to 1nove the levers 32 und 43 to normal position for bhe reception of the next coin in the empty pocket that was bronght jnco registration Wll l1 the coin. ahnte. This operation of tl1e mechanism is entirely antomat-io, and the coins will be received in the pookets 13 in succe'ssion until all of the pock'ets have been filled, at Wl1icl1 ti1ne the stop lng 53 will contact with the leVer 32 to limit the'movement of the wheel 10 to one revolntion. Tl1e last coin received in the last poclret 13 of the wl1eel Will not 1nove the wheel, so that said coin Wlll remain in the position shown in Fig. 3, with the detent finger 46 serving as a barrier to prevent additional coins entering the wheel. When 2tcoin is dropped down the ahnte with the wheel 10 full o1 coins, or shonld the wheel 10 feil 150 move er advance witl1 a coin in the pocket 13 thatregisters with the ahnte 20, the detentfingen 46 Will remain in raised position, so that ooins dropped down the chnte cannot enter the wheel and will reniain on the trap door 48. A coi n bearing against the finger 46 and resting on the trap door 48 Will depress the trap door, and the coin Will drop down the ehute 51 into a surplns coin reoepcacle (not shown). The snrplus coins are thns diecharged. There is no possibility 01" the c01ns clogging or jambing in the ahnte 20 or Wheel 10, inasmnch as the coi1is are dropped down ehe chnte 20 at intervals and are individnally received by the pooke'ts 13 of the Wheel, the surplns coins passing down into the snrplns coin chnte 51. This keeps the coins from concacting edgewise and thin and crooked coins Will not inter- 1ere with the operation of' the mechanism.

The coins are held individnally in the pockets 13, ahne providing for the converiient discharge of the coins. The last ooins rece1ved by the wheel 10 are over the shntter 25, and as the shutter is swnngopen, the last coin received is the firsf coin discharged, the ooins dropping fron1 tl1 Pock- @ts 13 into the ahnte 24 as the shntter 25 1S moved open (towardthe left as Seen in Figs. 1 and 2). Tl1ns, the movement of the lever 26 to open tl1e shntter 25 Will cleliver one er 1nore coins, and said coins 1nay drop freely ont Of the pookecs 13 into tl1e pying ont ahnte 24. Vhen tl1e lever 26 is 1noved 130 pny ont a predetermined nnmber o1 colns, the pawl 40 is moved past tl1e sarne munloer of ratchet teetl1 3T, so that when the lever 26 is retnrned to normal position by the spring 28, the pawl 40 will tnrn the wheel 10 baokwardly the same nnmber 075 steps as coins were discharged, thereby br1nging the last emptied pocket 13 inzo registraton witl1 the chnte 20. Vvhen the lever 26 is retnrned, tl1e lug or arm 41 of the pawl 40 strikes the stop 42, thereby swlnging sald puwl away from the teeth 3T, so as not to interfere with the ndvnnce turning movernent of the wheel 10 hy the spring 30 when the coins nre fed into the Wl1eei The spring 28 exerts snfiiclent ower to everco1ne the force 0'E the spring 30 so that 1;l1e wheel 10 is rnoved bckwnrdly with the lever 26 nnder tl1e inflnence of the spring 28 against the influence of the spring 30.

Fig. 5 illnstrates a modificaton.


the ratchet teeth 3" are disposed at the inner periphery of the 1im of bhe wheel and on1y one set o1 ratchet teeth is necessayy. The escapement 1ever 32 has its oppos1te ends er dogs arranged to alternately engage the teech 37 for the step by step movement 0f the wheel. The 1ever 32 is controlled. hy an e]ectromagnet 55 disposed in an elentrical circuit 56 with the hatztery 57 er other source of energy and the concacts Said contacts 2ue so arranged that when the detent lever 43 is swung downwarclly by the movement of a coin into the wheel, the lever 43 hridges the contacts 58, thereoy closlng the cireuit 56 and energizing the magnet so that ehe lever 32 is moved to permit the coin holcling wheel to avance'almost a fu1l step. VVhen the wheel has a lvanced substantially 0110 step, the lever 43 bengrestored to normal osition Will open the circuit 50 und deenergize the magnet 55 so that the escapement ]ever 32 is returned to normal position the wheel then completing .its f1111 step 01 movement. The paw1 40 Whi0h is pwoted to the 1ever or arm 25 that curries the shuttm. 25 19 also engage able with the ratchet teeth ST, und hns :1 cam finger 41 which rides ove:r u pin 01 1ug 42 when the shutter 25 is returned to normal closed position, therehy xraising the pawl 40 away from the teeth 37 so not to interfere with the advance movement 01" t-he coin wheel when it is bing advanced in receiving coins.

Fig. 6 illustrates another modificntion wherein the pockecs 13 of the wheel 10 a1e open at their inner as we11 zus their outer ends, so that Ehe coins may drop from ehe coin chute downwardly into the pockes at t-he ]ower ortion of the whoel, und the pockets may he closed a1; hoth sides of the whee1. The outer ends of the pockets; 13 me closed by the shield 22" und shutter the Same as hereinoefore descrihed, und in order to prevent the coins from dropping out m ehe pockets at the upper portion of the whee], flap members zu-e pivoted W1fl1111 Ehe wheel bey-ond the inner ends of the partitions between the pockets: 13 and are froe to swing downwardly by gravity. Thus, the members 00 a1e in depending; positions at the lower portion of the whoel, so as not to interfere with the downward movement 0'f a coin from ehe ahnte 20 into the ernpty pocket be1-ow and registering with said chute. AS S2111 me1nbers 00 are moved mpwardly they come into overlapping relation, as seen at Ehe ]eft side oc" G, and seid members 1emain in overlnpping relation ab the upper portion of the wheeh so as to support the coins in the pockets.

Fig. 7 illustraces a spira1 or helical comstruction of the coin magazine, which may be oft any desired length when a 1arge capacity is wanted. Thus, a hehx 10 having the pockets for the coins is connected by spokes 10 with the Shaft 11 a11c1 said helix is movable along 21- helical path, when rotated in opposite directions. The helix 10 moves Within the stationary helical shield 22 that is disposed around the helix, and which has a fiange 17 overlapping one side of the helix, and to which ehe coin chute 20 is secured so that the pockets of the helix move in succession past the coin ahnte, the same as with the wheel type of magazine, the operation being substantially the Same. The helix 10 has the ratchet teeth 3" part of the escapement of' the kind shown in Fig. 5, the pawl 32 being operated by an electromagnet 55. The shutter 25, lever 43 and its finger 44., trap door weight 50 and ahnte 51 are substantially the same aus shown in Figs. 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Fig. 8 illustrates a slide 10 having reslinear movement instead o1" circular movement and having the coin pockets 131 The pockets are movaole past the coin chute 20 the same as hereinbefore described, und the slide 10 moves over a shield 22 having the discharge opening 23 controlled by the shutter 25 to pay outthe coins into the chute 241 A lever 43 .is also shown having the finger 44 substantially as hereinbefore described. The operation is substantially the saure 213 that of the construction shown in Figs. 1, 2, 3 and 1, excepting that the slide 10 has a rectilinear instead of a curvilinear movement.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

1. A coin magazine co1nprising movable coin holding means having a series oi' coin receiving pockets a coin chute with which said pockets register in succession, means operable for automatically advancing said coin holding means step by step anc1 controlled hy the coins as the coins move fl0111 the chute into the pockets, and means for paying out one or more of the lastcoins received hy said pockets und returning the coin holding means a corresponding numbel of steps.

2. A coin magazine comprising movable coin holding means having a series of coin receiving pockets, a coin chufie with Which 'said pockets register in succession, means for moving said coin holding means inone direction, an escapement controlling such 'movement of the coin holding means for the step by step movement of said coin holding means and controlled by the coins as the coins move in succession from the ahnte into the poekecs, and means i0r paying out one or more of the last coins received hy the coin holding means und returning said coin holding means in the opposite direetion a corresponding numher of steps.

3. A coin magazine comprising movable coin holding means having a series of coin receiving pockets, a .coin ahnte with Whiqh sa1d pockets reg1ster 1nsuccess1on, automat1c :means operaJole for advancing said coin holding means step by step Controlled by :the mov.ement 0f the coins fron1 the ahnte intd 1the ;pockets and means for paying out -1ZhBCO1DS from.said pockets.

4. -A ;c0in magazine comprising movable coin holdingmeans having a :series 0f coin mece1v1ng pockets, a (30111 chute vv1th Wh1ch said pockets register in -succession, means for mov1ng sa1d c01n hold1ng means 111 0ne f5. .A .coin maga zine comprising a .movable oinholding membprhaving wseries o1 coin receiving pockets and ratchetteeth, a coin .chute Wi13h which said pockets register in -succession means for moving said member in one direction, an escapement member cooperable with said teeth, automatic controlling means fo'r said escapement member opemble bythecoins as they 1nove f101n the ahnte into said pockets so .that said member is moved step .by step by the firstnamed means, and means f01 :paying out the coins from said pockets.

:6. A;co1n:magaz1ne compr1smg a movable coin holdingmemberhavmg a ser1es of c01n receiving pocketsand ratchet teeth, a co in .chute with wh1ch sa1d pockets reg1ster 111 succession, :n1eans 1":01' moving said member in onedir.ection, an escapement men1ber cooperable with -said teeth, automatic controlling means for saic1 escapement member Operable by the coins as they 1nove fr0m the chute into saicl pockets so that .said memberis moved step by step by the firstanamecln1eans, and 1neans for paj ing out one 0r moreof thelast coins received by saici pockecs and returning the c0in holcling member a corresponding number of steps.

7. A coin magazine comprising n1ovab1e coinh0lding n1e'ans having a series 0f coin receiving pockets, and means operable for paying out one o1 more of successive coins with a single operation und moving said 1neans, =t0 comp1ete be operation, .a corresponding number ofsteps in succession so that other coinsain saidmeans take the places ofrthose paid out.

8. A coin magazine comprising movable coin holding means having a seri'es 0f coin receiving pockets, a shield having an opening:through wh-ich the c0ins may discharge from said poekets, a, shutter normally closing said opening and movable to permit one or=more df the coins t0 discharge from said pockets, and means operable with said shutter for moving the firstnamed means a number of-steps corresponding to.the:num-

her 0f coins discharged, When Lthe shutter is closed, so that coins in the flrs-tnamed. means take the places 0f those coins .that

were discharged.

9. A 00111 magaz1ne oornpr1s1ng a movable 00111 hold1ng member hzw1ng a ser1es of co1n receiving pockets and ratchet teeth, 1a zshield im said member having an opening through which the coins may discharge from said pockets, a shutter normally closing said opening and 1novable in one direction for the discharge of one or more of said coins from Ehe pockets, and apawl movable With said shutter and engageable with said ratchet teeth during the clos-ing movement of .the shntter to 1nove said member a number of steps corresponding to the number:of 1coins discharged so that coins in said member .take

the .pla.ces of those discharged.

v10. Acoi n magazine comprisingzmovaible c0in holding means having a series 0f coin rece1v1ng pockets, a c01n ahnte vv1th which sa1d pockets re g1ster m success1on, means operable for -advancing said coin holding meansscep by step as the c01ns move from the chute intothe pockets, a.shield for holding the coin'sin said pockets and having an opening through which the coins may discharge from said pockets, a shuttennormal ly elosingsaid opening and movable in the d1rection that the coin :holding means is advanced for discharging one 01 more .0f the last coins received by said pookets, and means movable with said shutter for moving the coin holding means reversely, when the vshntter is closecl, a number 0f steps corresponding to the number of coins discharg'ed.

l'l. A c0in magazine comprising a movab1e coin holding member -having a series of coin receiving pockets, a coin ahnte with whichsaid pockets register in succession, means for moving said coin holding member inone direction, an escapement controlling such movement of said meniber for the step by.step movement o'f said member ascoins movein succession fr0m th6 ahnte into the =pockets, a shield for retaining the coins in said-pockets and having an openingthrough which thecoins ma y discharge fronn said pock-ets, .a shutter normally closing said opening and movable in the aforesaid direction 'f01 paying out one 01 more 0f' t he last xcoins received by said pockets, and means receiving pockets, a coin ahnte with which said pockets register in succession, means operable for advancmg sa1d coin holding 1neens step by step es aoins move from the ahnte into the poakets, end e trep (1001 ovar Whiah the aoins move fro1n the ahnte into seid poakets end errenged t0 swing open when e aoin remeins theraon so es to disaherge such aoin.

13. A aoin megezine aomprising 1novebla aoin holaling meens heving e series 0f aoin reaeiving poakets, e aoin ahnte with whiah seid pockets register in sncaassion, 1neens operelole for edvenaing seid aoin holding maens step by step es the aoins move fromm the ahnte into the poakets, end e detent opereted l0y e aoin entering the poaket whiah registers with the ahnte 'J01' stopping the next aoin followin,ain the ahnte nntil seid aoin holding meens hes mavad one step t0 bring the next en1pty poal et into ragistrm tinn with the ahnte.

14:. A aoin megezine aomprising movehle (ein holding means heving e series of aoin reaeiving poakets. e aoin ahnte with whiah seid poakets 1egister in sncaession, rneens operalole f0r edvenaing seid aoin holding meens step by step es the coins move from the ahnte int0 the poakets, e detent opereted by e aoin entering the poaket whiah registers with the ahnte for stopping the next aoin following in the ahnte nntil seid aoin holding meens hes moved 0ne step to bring the next empty poaket into registretion with the ahnte, end meens for clisaherging the lastnemed aoin if the detent prevents move ment thereof into the aoin holding meens.

15. A aoin megezine aomprising moveble aoin halding meens heving e Series cf aoin reaeiving poakets, e aoin ahnt-e with whiah seid poakets ragister in snaaession, meens opereble f0r edmnaing seid aoin holding 1neens step by step es the aoins move from the ahnte into the poakets, e detent opereted by e aoin entering the poaket whiah registers with the ahnte for stopping the next aoin. following in the ahnte nntil seid aoin holding 1neens hes moved one step to bring the next empty poaket into registretion with the ahnte, end e trep door over whiah the aoins move from the ahnte into the poakets anal so errenged thet e aoin stopped by the detent rests an the trep door end will swing the t1ep d001" open to disaherge such aoin.

16. A aoin megezine ao1nprising moveble aoin holding 1neens heving e series of aoin receiving poakets, e aoin ahnte with whiah seid paakets register in snaaession, nieens operehle for edvenaing seid aoin holding n1eens step hy step es aoins move from the ahnte int0 the poakets, anal 1neens for disaherging the a0ins fron1 the ahnte when seid aoin holcling meens refnses 130 receive e aoin.

17. A aoin magezine comprising mo-veble aoin holding meens heving e series 0f aoin reaeiving pockets, e aoin ahnte with whiah seid poakets register in snaaession, 1neens opereble ifor edvenaing seid aoin holding1neens step by step es the aoins move from the ahnte int0 the poakets, anal e detent heving e finger to p1ojeat into the poaket which registers With the ahnte end e detent finger 1novelole in the ahnte, the lestnemed finger being moved into the peth of e seaond aoin following e aoin thet hes moved fr0m the ahnte into the registering poaket vvhen the firstnemed finger is 1noved by seid aoin entering the poaket.

18. A aoin megezine aomprising 1novable aoin holding 1neens heving e series 0f aoin raaaiving poakets, e aoin ahnte with whiah seid poakets register in snaaession, maens operehle f0r edvenaing seid aoin holding n1aens step by step es aoins move from the ahnte into the poakets, e detent hevi11g e fingen t0 projeat into the poaket whiah registers with the ahnte anal e detent finge1 moveble in the ahnte, the lestne1ned finger being moved int0 the peth of e seaond aoin following e aoin thet hes moved from the ahnte into the registering pocket when the firstnemed finger is moved by seid aoin entering the poaket, end e trep door arrenged t0 be opened by e aoin stopped by seid detent finger to permit seid aoin to be disaherged fro1n the ahnte.

19. A aoin megezine aomprising moveble aoin holding meens heving e series of aoin receiving poakets, e aoin ahnte with whiah seid poaket-s register in snaaession, end aoin aontrolled meens opereble for ealvenaing seid aoin holding meens step lay step es aoins move from the ahnte into the poakets.

20. A aoin megezine comprising movelole aoin h olding 1neens heving e series 0t' speaed aoin reaeiving poakets, e aoin ahnte with whiah seid poakets register, anal aoin cantrolled meens opereble f0i' moving seid poakets to register with seid ahnte.

21. A aoin megezine aoinprising movelole aoin holding meens heving e plnrelity 0f aoin reaeiving poakets, e aoin ahnte with whiah seid poakets register, aoin aont-rolled meens operehle for edvenaing seid aoin holding meens to register with seid ahnte, end 1neens for peying ont the coins from seid poakets.

22. A aoin 1negezine aomprising movelole aoin holcling meens heving aoin reaeiving poakets, e aoin ahnte with whiah seid poakets register in snacession, aoin aontrolled 1naens for eclvenaing the aoin holding meens, end meens opereble for peying ont either e single aoin er e plnrelity 0f aoins simulteneonsly from seid poakets.

In testimony whereof I herennto afiix my signetnre.


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U.S. Classification453/49, 104/94, 194/351
International ClassificationG07F5/00, G07F5/24, G07D1/00, G07F1/04, G07F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationG07F1/047, G07D1/00
European ClassificationG07F1/04H, G07D1/00