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Publication numberUS1697537 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 1, 1929
Filing dateSep 20, 1924
Priority dateSep 20, 1924
Publication numberUS 1697537 A, US 1697537A, US-A-1697537, US1697537 A, US1697537A
InventorsFred L Mills
Original AssigneeMills Novelty Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin-controlled machine
US 1697537 A
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Patented Jan. 1, 1929.

UNITED STATES PATENT oFF ICE...

FRED L. MILLS, OF OAK PARK, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO MILLS NOVELTY COMPANY, 015 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS.

COIN-CONTROLLED MACHINE.

Application filed September 20, 1924. Serial No. 738,831. 4

This invention relates particularly to coincontrolled vending machines, and especially machines of the type having in combination with vending mechanism a plurality of legend-displaying wheels which are adapted to be driven by actuating the machine, and which will, when they come to rest, display a combination of legends, or symbols, as for the purpose of telling fortunes, or for other purposes.

' The primary object of the invention is to provide improved vending means in a machine of this type and to advantageously controlled mechanism combine said vending means with the coincontrolled mechanism which controls the operation of the legend-displaying Wheels and the vending operation.

The invention is illustrated in its preferred embodiment in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a frontelevational view of a machine embodying the invention; Fig. 2, a side elevational view, a portion of the easing being broken away; Fig. 3, a front elevational View of the mechanism removed from the casing, a fragment of the casing being shown in section; Fig. 4, a side elevational view of the mechanism; Fig. 5, a plan sectional view taken as indicated at line 55 of Figs. 3 and, 6, parts of the-casing being i visible through a window omitted; Fig. 6, a broken vertical sectional view taken as indicated at line 6 t) of Fig. 5; Fig. 7, a broken view taken as indicated at line 7-7 of Fig. 3; Fig.8, a horizontal sec ti onal view taken as indicated at line 8-8 of Fig. 3; and Fig. 9 a broken section taken as indicated at line 99 of Fig. 5.

The improved machine comprises a main ca-sing A which is equipped at its front por- 1 tion with a series of vertical compartments A, A, for merchandise, such as .rolls of mints, r the like, and below said compartments with a tray, or trough, A which is adapted to receive articles of merchandise and checks, or coupons; themain mechanism Mounted on one sidewall of the casing A 1s an actuating lever D which is rigidly secured to a pivot D endof the pivot D is an arm D which serves to actuate the main mechanism which is coincontrolled. I

The casing A is equipped with a coin-chute 1 which is adapted to receive coins, slugs, or metal checks (which may be annular), Whiich will enable the mechanism to be actuate The mechanism B is provided with a series of wheels, or reels, 3, 4' and 5 which are adapted to display suitablelegends, or designs, as desired. Portions of these reels are main casing is fitted.

The mechanism B 18 equipped with a tube,

or magazine, 7 which is located directly beneath the passage of the coin-slot 1, and with a tube, or chute, 8 which may lead to a cash box 9 disposed in the casing beneath the mechanism B. The lower end of the magazine 7 is disposed above a series of deliverytokens, or coupons, to the discharge orifice, or.tray,of the casing.

The mechanism B embodies a frame 11 which is adapted to be housed within and se- 6 with which the.

3ournalled in the sidewall of the casing. Fixedly secured to the inner cured to the main casing; a main actuating lever 12 supported on a pivot 13 and equipped at its front end with a lateral stud 12 which is adapted to be actuated by means of a lat- "which is equippe B mounted within said casing and compris ing the legend-displaying reels and the coin and a rotary ejector C disposed beneath the receptacles, oncompartments, A, and having a shaft which projects through one side of the casing and is equipped outside the casing with a knob C by means of which the ejector may be operated when it is unlocked through the medium of the coin-controlled mechanism.

eral projection D with which the arm D is equipped, said lever 12 having a rearwardly projecting arm 12 which carries a plvoted actuating pawl 14; a main rock shaft 15 journalled in the rear (portion of the frame 11, and with an actuating; arm 15 0 which-is adapted to be actuated by the pawl 14, the rock shaft 15 having formed integrally therewith arms 15" 15, 15 and 15, the arms 15 being connected at their extremities by-a Web 15; a series of dogs 17, 18' and 19 ivotally supported on a shaft 20, these ogs serving to engage star wheels with which the shafts of the various wheels are equipped as shown, for example, in Figs. 3 and 8 telescoping tubular shafts 3, 4 and 5 (Fig. 8), upon which the reels 3, 4. and 5 are mounted, re-' spectively, said reels having their hubv portions equipped'with star wheels 3', 4 and 5 a series of ratchet-disks 3, 4 and 5 secured to, the shafts of the reels 3, 4 and 5, respectively;

80 slides 10, which may serve to deliver checks,

a disk-actuating device 22 (Figs. 3 and 6) connected, by a pivot 22 (Fig. 6) to the front end of the arm and also connected with said arm by a spring 23, the member 22 carrying a spring-held, movably mounted member 22 which is adapted to engage the teeth of the ratchet-disks mentioned; a push rod 24 (Figs. 5 and 6), which is adapted to move the pay-out slides 10 forwardly to the charging position, that is to a position where they may receive checks, or tokens, from the magazine 7, the rear end of the member 24 being equipped with a loop 24, having lost motion connections with a stud 25 carried by the arm 15; a heavy coil spring 26 connecting the loop 24 with a depending projection with which the arm 15 is provided; a bell-crank lever 27 (Fig. 5) fixedly secured on a shaft 28 connected by a suitable ratchet (not shown) with a gear-train 29'mounted on the bottom member of the frame 11, one arm of the member 27 being connected, by a spring 30, with a bracket member 31 with which the frame 1 is equipped, as shown in Fig. 4, it being noted that the member 27 is adapted to be actuated against the force of the spring by means of the arm15 of the rock shaft 15 a vane or train 29, the function of the vane being to retard the return of the member 27 after it has been actuated by the arm 15, a pawllocking bar 32 having one end connected with the base of the frame by a pivot 33, and having a-link connection 34 with the bell-crank F member 27, the function of the member '32 being to hold the dogs 17, 18 and 19. out of engagement with their respective star wheels during the spinning of the reels, and to permit the dogs, in turn, to reenga'ge the star wheels'and bring the wheels to rest; a bellcrank lever 35 mounted on the pivot 33 bep neath the bar 32 and adapted to lock the payout slides 10 in the loading position at the proper time, said member 35 having an ex- 1 tremity 35 adapted to engage and lock said slides, and having a short arm equipped with 0. lug 35 which 1s adapted to be engaged by the bar 32 to disengage the member 35 from the pay-out slides when the bar 32 returns to'its normal position; a spring 36 adapted to move the member 35 to the locking position a member 37 (Fig. 4) adapted to lock the ratchet-disks when the machine is at rest;

I a series of coil springs 38 (Fig. 5) adapted orifice or trough to retract certain of the pay-out slides when such action is permitted, thus permitting checks, or coupons, to be discharged at vthe A of the main casing; a series of horizontally disposed locking levers 39 (Figs. 4, 5, and 6), said locking bars 39 being suitably spaced and connected at their rear ends with a. vertical pivot 40, the front extremities of said locking bars being adapted to engage the rear ends of the pay-(out s1ides,and thus to prevent the pay-out slides pending upon what action of the levers 41 is fan 29 connected with the gear-.

from the ratchet-disks from being retracted to permit the paying out of checks, until appropriately released; a vertical series of levers 41 adapted to effect release of certain of the locking bars 39, de-

permitted by the ratchet-disks 3 4 and 5, it being noted that the bars 41 are pivotally supported near their lower ends on a pivot 42, as shown in Fig. 9, and it being further noted that the controlling levers 41 are equipped at their upper ends with laterally extending arms 41 working through slots in a guide member 43 carried by the frame 11, (see Figs. 7 and 8) the arms 41 coacting with the ratchet-disks and being adapted to enter perforations 44, or to bear against the outermost disk 3, as the case may be; and a leverretracting member 45 (Fig. 6) supported on pivots 45 and'equipped with an actuating arm 45? which is adapted to be actuated by the arm 15 and which, in turn, is adapted to strike an arm 37 of the'disk-locking device 37 and effect release of the disks therefrom, the member 45 being further equipped with an arm 45 equipped with a pivotally connected plunger 46 whose lower end is adapted to rest upon a lever 47 (Fig. 5) when said lever is in one position and to pass said lever when it is in another position, it being .noted' that the lever 47 is adapted to be actuated by a stud 48 on the rock lever 27 and is equipped with a spring 49 which holds the lever 47 in contact with the stud 48.

It may be noted here that the rock member 45 serves,'when the machine is actuated,'to move the upper so as to permit free revolution of the reels and when the lever 47 is permitted to return to the position shown in Fig. 5, the plunge1x46 drops ofi' the bar 47 and ermits'the member 45 to release the levers 41., so that the extremities, or arms, 41 may come into contact with the ratchet-disk 3. Should the extremity of any arm 41 enter a perforation in one or more of the disks, the result would be to eifect the release of a corresponding pay-out slide locking lever 39, thus permitting the pay-out slide to be retracted and effect the discharge of a check, or token.

Referring to Figs. 3 and 4, the lever 12 of the mechanism B which is actuated by the ends of the levers 41 away.

the upper end of a lever53', having its intermediate portion mounted on a pivot 53*. The lower end of the lever 53 has stud and slot connection, as indicated at 53, at the upper fit) end of the pivoted locking lever 54 which is adapted to engage a locking lug 55 on the arm 12 to prevent the mechanism from being actuated unless the locking dog 54 is first moved by the lever 53 to effect release of the arm 12. The arm-12 is capable of a certain amount of movement to enable the lever 53" to be coin-actuated to move the dog 54 out of the path of the lug 55.

The link 50 has its lower end provided with a slot 56 which engages freely a stud 57 wit-h which the lever 12 is equipped. The stud 57 is equipped with a clip 58 which is connected by springs 59 with a member 60 fixedly secured to the link 50. Thus, when the lever 12 is depressed, the link 50 is withdrawn downwardly through the medium of the springs 59. The lower end of the link 50 is adapted to engage a shoulder. or lug, 61 on a pivoted dog 61 which is equipped with a spring 62. When the mechanism works properly and the link 50 is lowered to cause the coin to actuate the lever 53 through the mediumof the plunger 53, the lower end of the link will engage the lug 61 and turn the dog 61 out of the way of the lever 12. If the parts are obstructed, the dog 61* will remain in the path of the lever 12 and prevent themachine from being operated. The slot 56 permits the stud 57 to move further therein after the link 50 has reached the limit of its movement, thus permitting a cycle of operations tobe completed.

The dog 14 carried by the arm 12 of the lever 12 is mounted on a pivot 63 and is provided with an enlarged perforation 64 which permits the dog to swing on its pivot to a limited arc, but when the lever 12 is actuated. one wall of the perforation 64 will engage a stud 65 with which the arm 12 is equipped so that the dog 14 will be. caused to actuate the arm 15 of the main rock shaft 15. A throw-out lever 66 is provided, which may be swung from the position shown in Fig. 4 to move the upper end of the dog 14 so that its path will not intercept the arm 15*. In this manner, the machine may be rendered inoperative to enable the magazine 7 to be loaded. I

As appears from Fig. 3, the mechanism is equipped with a slide-locking lever 67,which is supported on a pivot 68 and held in the locking position by a spring 69. The lower end of the lever 67 is equipped with a lug 67 which is adapted to engage the front end portion of the lowermost member -of. the series of the slides 10. The upper end of the lever 67 is equipped with a cam 67 which is adapted to be engaged by the lug 55 of the lever 12, whereby the locking lever 67 will be moved to release thepay-out slides when the mechanism is operated. The mechanism is shown equipped with a lever 70, equipped with springs 71. The lever 70 is so shaped and so co-operates with the lug 55 of the the plunger 72 to the slot obstructing position.

Such action occurs when the arm 75 passes the cam 7 3 on the upward movement of the arm 75, by which time the center of the perforate cheek reaches a position to receive the front end of the plunger 72. If a coin is employed, the plunger simply impinges against the rear surface of the coin.

The mechanism is further equipped with a coin-ejector plunger 77, which is also in the nature of an escapement. The front end of this plunger will impale a perforate check, but if a solid coin is presented, it will force the coin forwardly away from the plane of the coin passage of the coin-chute and cause the coin to drop into the tube 8, by which it will be conveyed to the cash box 9. On the other hand, if a perforate check is used, it

will be impaled by the plunger 77 and when the plunger is withdrawn, the check will drop in the reservoir 7. vThe coin, or check v is normally kept in the plane of thecoin passage by means of a spring-held member 78, which is disposed in front of the coin passage and at one side thereof, the .front wall of the coin-chute bein cut away at this point, as indicated at 79 (Fig. 3).

The rear end of the plunger 77 is pivotally connected with the upper end of the lever 77 which is mounted'on the pivot 74. The spring 71 tends, to move the lever 77 to retract the plunger 77. The lever 12 is equipped above its pivot with an arcuate member provided with ratchet teeth 81 co-acting with a pawl 82. The purpose of this device is to prevent the mechanism from returning to normal position before the completion of a cycle of operations. The arcuate projection mentioned carries a pivot 83 upon which 15 mounted a pivoted member 84 having a cam 85 adapted to engage the lower end of the lever 77 and move it against the forceof the spring 71, thus causing the plunger 77 to be projected to cause the transfer of a coin from the coin-slot to the discharge tube 8. The member 84 is equipped with a spring 84 which holds it normally int-he position shown in Fig. 4. When thelever 12 is actuated, the cam 85 is withdrawn from the lever 7 thus permitting the spring 71 to effect retraction of the plunger 7 The main actuating arm 12 of the mechanism B is connected with the frame 11 by a heavy coil spring 86 which tends to mainoff, in succession, from the bar 32 as the bar that when the ejector returns to its normal position, thus permitting the reels to be successively locked by the dogs 17, 18 and 19.

As will best be understood from Figs. 5 and 6, the rotary ejector C comprises cylindrical members 88 mounted on a shaft 89. The members 88 are exposed beneath the several compartments A. Each of said members is cut away, or provided with a concavity, or recess, 88?; and these concavities are'separated from each other by angles of 90 (there being four of the members 88 so is turned, an article will be discharged from the lower part of one compartment, then from the next, and so on. The ejector is adapted to rotate in the direction indicated by the arrow in Fig. 6; and, when so rotated, an article will be discharged into the tray, or trough, A.

One end of the shaft 89 projects through a lateral wall of the casing and has fixed thereon the operating knob C. The shaft 89 is equipped with a ratchet wheel 90 which is engaged by the forward end of a locking pawl I 91 which is mounted on a pivot 91 The hold the locking rear end of the pawl 91 is connected by a pivot 91 with the forwardly turned lower end of a vertically movable link 92 which has a slot 92 engaged by a stud 93 which projects inwardly from the sidewall of the casing, as will be clearly understood from Figs. 3 and 6. When the locking pawl 91 is released from the ratchet wheel 90, a lug 91 with which the pawl is equipped is engaged by a bell-crank latching lever 94 which is spring actuated by a spring 94*. The purpose is to lever 91 free from engagement with the ratchet wheel until the ejector can be turned one step. The ratchet wheel 90 is provided with a series of recesses 90? which provide teeth adaptedto be engaged by a lateral projection 91 with which the pawl 91 is provided at its front end. (The ratchet wheel 90 is further provided with a series of pins 9O which are adapted to engage the latching pawl interlocking engagement with the lug 91 as the ejector is rotated. The arrangement is such that the ejector is permitted to turn (in the illustration given) 90 at each operation of the machine.

94 and throw it out of The link, or actuating bar, 92 is equipped at its upper end with a lateral lug 95 adapted to be engaged by a device applied h to the mechanism B, as will now be described.

The laterally turned projection 95 is adapt- ,ed to be engaged by a pawl 97 (Fig. 4) mountwhich is equipped with a spring- 97; and a stud 98 carried'by thearm 98"holds the pawl 97 in rigid relation to the arm 98 during the downward stroke thereof. The construction is such that (assuming the lever 7 3 to be held by the plunger 72 engaging the coin) the pawl 97 can slip past the lug 95 on the upward stroke of the arm 98, but on the return move-- ment the pawl 97 will depress the link 92 through the medium of the lug 95 and thus unlock the ejector G of the vending means. The slide-locking levers 39 which serve to lock the slides 10 are equipped, as appears from Figs. 4 and 5, with springs 101, which tend to hold the levers in looking position.

The coupon-ejecting slides 10, as appears from Figs. 3 and 5, are shown as six in number. These slides are provided with perfora- The lowermost member of the series of slides 10 is equipped at its rear end, as shown in Fig. 5, with an upturned flange 105 which is adapted to engage the rear ends of the superposed slides. Thus, when the lowermost slide is shoved forwardly by the push rod 24,

any slides whichare in the retracted position will be moved forwardly to the loading position; and the slides will be locked in the forward position by the levers 39, and also by the lever 35. 'At'the end of a cycle of operations, the locking lever certain ones of the locking levers 39 will be moved to release some of the slides, depending upon the combination effected by the ratchet-disks 3, 4 and 5. These ratchetdisks may be rovided with any desired combination of holes; and the paying-out o checks, or coupons, depends upon the combination of holes governing the movementof the levers 41, which, in turn, determine which of the levers 39 shall be released from ep- 35 will be withdrawn, and

is retracted, the lowermost slide is retracted, and therewith the superposed slides, in order, depending upon how many are released.

As will be understood from the description given, checks 'or coupons, which may be inserted through the coin-slot 1 will be permitted to fall into the coupon magazine 7. On the other hand, if an imperforate coin is inserted in the coin-slot, it will, at the appropriate time, be engaged by the plunger 77 and thrown forwardly, so as to fall into the chute 8 and be directed thereby to the cashbox 9. This will be understood from the des'cription thus far given, reference being made to Figs. 3 and 7, in this connection.

The discharge passage 104, it will be noted from Fig. 6, discharges into the rear portion of the tray A below the ejector C. Thus, the tray, which extends across the front of the machine at the bottom thereof, serves as a common receptacle for the articles of merchandise and for the coupons delivered to the customer. In the illustration given, the articles of merchandise, such as rolls of mints, are designated 106.

The discharge passage 104 is shown equipped with a cut-off slide 107 which is actuated by a lever 108 connected by a pivot 109 with the bottom of the frame on which the mechanism is mounted. The lever 108 is adapted to be actuated by a lug, or projection,

- 110, carried by the bar 32. The arrangement is such that when the bar 32.is swung forwardly about its'pivot, the projection 110 strikes the adjacent end of the lever- 108 and swings it forwardly, thereby retracting the cut-off slide 107 and of the chute 104 to tray A. y

The magazine ,7 may be charged with coupons by feeding them into the coin-slot 1.

permitting the contents discharged into the .This action is permitted when the rear end of the lever 66, shown in Fig. 4, is swung upwardly, thereby moving the dog 14 out of the path of the arm 15, so that the rock shaft 15 will not be actuated when the coincontrolled mechanism is operated. In this manner, the mechanism which forces the coins downward through the chute may be operated to feed'coupons into the magazine, without actuating the rest-of the mechanism.

The construction of the compartments A I will be understood from Figs. 1, 2, 5 and 6. In the front portion of the'casing A is mounted a vertical sheet-metal plate 111 which forms the rear wall of the compartments. To theplate 111 are secured angleform sheet-metal members 112 having flanges 112 which are spaced from the plate 111 and form the front wall of the compartments.

-The-flanges 112* are separated by vertical slots 113. In front of the compartments is secured a cast-metal plate 114 which is provided with vertical openings disposed in front of the openings 113 and glazed by means of glass panels 115. Thus, the contents of the compartments may be viewed. The front plate 114 is secured in position between the sidewalls of the casing, in any suitable manner. Preferably, the base portion of the plate is provided Withdowels 116 which fit into sockets with which the tray A is provided. The upper end of the plate 114 is secured tothe casing by means of a lock 117, of any suitable construction. Thus, the front plate may be removed from the casing to enable the com partments A" to be loaded.

The improved machine maybe employed for fortune telling purposes, depending upon the combination of legends displayed by the reels; it may be employed for dispensing checks, or coupons, in connection with the dispensing of merchandise; and the mechanism may be so arranged as to give any desired premium, or'it may be so arranged as to give always a certain premium with every purchase. The amount of the premium given .may be determined b the number of checks,

or coupons, dispense Thus, if desired, the

11030111116 may be employed for a certain peri- .12,0f the mechanism B being released by the lever 53 when it is actuated by the plunger 53 through the medium of a coin, or check, when such coin, or check, is forced downwardly by the lever 51 actuated by the link 50. The main rock shaft 15 is actuated by the arm 15 through the medium-of the lever 12 and dog 14, and is returned by spring action to its normal position. When the arm 15 is swung upwardly in actuating the shaft 15, the arm 15 (Fig. 5) on the rock shaft actuates the lever 27 against the force of the spring 30 and sets the lever 27 in position to turn the gear-train 29 during return movement-of the lever 27 The vane 29 connected with the gear-train governs the return stroke of the cam-bar 32, which, in turn, gov- .erns the time when the dogs 17, 18 and 19 will springs, the reels are caused to spin, and one after another, as the arms 17, 18 and 19 are released from the bar 32, the dogs 17 18 and 19 fall into engagement with the star:

wheels, thus effecting the positioning of the Ill) by Letters Patent, is:

by deliveries from the several described, thus leaving the e'ector free to be turned one step by means. 0 the knob C to effect discharge of an article into the tray A What I regard as new, and desire to secure 1. In combination, a casing equipped at its lower front portion with a. merchandise-holding device accessible from the exterior, an upright merchandise-comparement disposed above said device, a rotary merchandise ejecting device interposed between the lower end of said compartment and said first-named device, said ejecting device having an external operating knob, a locking device for said ejectin device, a coupon-magazine disposed back 0 the plane of said merchandise-com partment and provided with a discharge passage opening at the lower front port-ion of the casing, a con n-ejecting device, and mechanism controlling the operation of said coupon-ejecting device and said locking dece. 2. In combination, a casing equipped at its lower front portion with a merchandise-holdin device accesible from the exterior, a plura ity of merchandise-compartments disposed above said device, a rotary merchandise ejecting device interposed between the lower ends of said compartments and said first-named device, and provided with recesses angularly arranged with relation to each other, wherecompartments in rotation may be made, said e'ecting device having an external operating knob projecting laterally from the casing, a ratchet wheel mounted to turn with said ejecting device, a lockin pawl coacting with said ratchet wheel, a late ing pawl coacting with said locking awl, means moving with the ejecting device or retracting said latching pawl, and mechanism controlling the actuation of said locking pawl.

3. In combination, a casing equipped at its lower front portion with a merchandise-holdv in device accesible from the exterior, a plura ity of merchandise-compartments disposed above said device, a rotary merchandise ejecting device interposed between the lower ends of said compartments and said firstnamed device, said ejecting device having an external operating knob projecting laterally from the casing, a ratchet wheel mounted on one end portion of said ejecting device, a locking pawl coacting with said ratchet wheel, an actuating member for releasing said locking pawl disposed at the inner side of one lateral wall of said casing, and mechanism mounted in said casing and equipped with a member adapted to actuate said firstnamed actuating member.

4. In a machine of the character set forth, a casing having a front wall provided with windows, a series of vertical merchandise compartments disposed in a common plane back of said Windows and provided with slotted front walls, a rotary merchandise- "ejector disposed beneath said compartments and having a shaft extending through a lateral wall of the casing and equipped externally with an actuating knob, a locking-lever disposed inside of said lateral wall of said casing and controlling the operation of said ejector, a merchandise-tray disposed be low said ejector, a coupon magazine disposed back of the plane of said compartments, a series of pay-out slides disposed beneath said coupon-magazine, a discharge-chute leading from the pay-out slides beneath the merchandise-ejector to said tray, and mechanism controlling the actuation of said pay-out slides and the release of said locking-lever, said mechanism having a shaft extending through the above-mentioned lateral wall of said casing and equipped externally with an actuating lever.

5. In a machine of the character set forth, the combination of a casing provided at its lower front portion with a merchandise-tray, a series of substantially vertical mechandise compartments disposed in a common plane above said tray, between the lower ends of said compartments and said trayand having a shaft extending through a lateral wall of said casing and equip ed externally with an actuating knob, a 100 ing device for said ejector mounted adjacent the inner surface of said lateral wall of said casing, and actuating mechanism adapted to release said locking device, said mechanism including a shaft extending a rotary ejector interposed through said lateral wall of said casin and I equipped externally with an actuating ever. 6. In a machine of the character set forth,

-a casing having a front wall provided with ejector, a merchandise-tray disposed below said ejector, a coupon-magazine disposed back of the plane of said compartments, a coupon-ejecting device disposed beneath said coupon-magazine, a discharge-chute leading disposed in a common plane from the coupon-ejecting device beneath the merchandise-ejector to said tray, and mechanism controlling the actuation of said couponejecting device and the release of said lockinglever, said mechanism having a shaft extending through the above-mentioned lateral wall of said casing and equipped externally with an actuating lever. v

7 In combination, a casing equipped at its lower front portion with a merchandise-holding device accessible from the exterior, an

upright inert-handise-con1partment disposed above sald devlce, a rotary merchandlse-e ectmg devlce interposed between the lower end of said compartment and said first named device, sald e cct1ng-dev1ce havlng an external operating knob, a locklng device for said ejecting-device, a coupon-magazine disposed back of the plane of said merchandise-compartment and provided with a discharge pas sage opening at the lower front portion of the casing, a series of pay-out slides adapted to eject coupons, and mechanism controlling operation of said pay-out slides and said locking device. Y

compartments disposed in a common plane back of said windows and provided Withslotted front walls, a rotary merchandise ejector disposed beneath said compartments and having a shaft extending through a lateral wall of the casing and equipped externally with an actuating knob, a' locking-lever disposed inside of said lateral wall of said casing and controllingthe operation of said ejector, a merchandise-tray disposed below said ejector, a coupon-magazine disposed back of the plane of said compartments, a coupon-ejecting device disposed beneath said coupon-magazine, a discharge-chute leading from the coupon-ejecting device to said tray, and mechanism controlling the actuation of said coupon-ejecting device and the release of said locking-lever, said mechanism having a shaft extending through the above-mentioned lateral wall of said, casing and equipped externally with an actuating lever.

- FRED L. MILLS.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification221/124, 273/143.00R, 194/300, 312/49, 221/277, 221/131, 221/155
International ClassificationG07F17/34
Cooperative ClassificationG07F17/34
European ClassificationG07F17/34