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Publication numberUS1706465 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 26, 1929
Filing dateJun 20, 1925
Priority dateJun 20, 1925
Publication numberUS 1706465 A, US 1706465A, US-A-1706465, US1706465 A, US1706465A
InventorsRosenblatt Max
Original AssigneeJohn F Meyer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin-controlled apparatus
US 1706465 A
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' Filed June 20,1925

3 shgets-sheet l March 26, 1929. 1 ROSENBLATT 1,706,465 com conmommn APPARATUS Filed June 20, 1925 3 Shefgs-Sheat 2;

I ll/ll lll/ 36 March 26, 1929. M. ROSENBLATT COIN CONTROLLED APPARATUS Filed June 20, 1925 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 Patented Mar. 26, 1929.






Application filed June 20,: 1925. Serial No. 38,406.

' My invention relates'to a novel andimproved apparatus preferably controlled by atom orthe like and which will permit a predetermined number of revolutions ofa shaft by a motor,at the end of which release of the" tune teller.

r In the accompanying drawings in which I "vention; I Fig.1 is a perspective view of my mechaeofnism' as embodied in a cabinet.

Fig. 2"is avertical sectional view through the cabinet shown in Fig. 1. i Fig.3 is a detail view of one of the dice cups.' Q Fig. 4 is a section'on the line"4'4l of Fig. 2. F ig. 5 is a section on the line 55 of Fig. 2. Fig. 6 is a-section'on' the line 6-6 of Fig.5. 1F ig.' 7 is a section on the'line 7-7 of Fig. 5.

Fig.8 is asection on the line 88 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 9 is a section on the line 9.9 of Fig. 8.

v :Referringnow to the drawings, the num-. her 1 designates any suitable cabinet in which my inventionmay be desired to be incorporated, the cabinet comprislng a base 2, above which isdisposed a compartment '3 closed by i a door 4; and having at its top'a base plate 5.

The back wall 6 of the cabinet extends upwar'dly andjforms'the rear wall of a chamber f7 within which is disposed the operating lmechain'sm of the device. This chamber is.

"closed in front by a'glass panel 8, which eni ables inspection and observation of the mech-] anism. x

8 is disposed a ooinslot 9 registering with a coin chute 10 disposed on the inner surface of the, door 4. fEXt'ending through.'openings in the walls of'the coin'cliute are a pair of fingers 11', spaced apart a suificientdistance 5Q to. support a coin thereon andprevent its passage through ,the": chute. The fingers are q mountedon a rock shaft 12supported1on an arm 13, which in turn is pivotally supported shaker, and which may beemployed as a for have shown a selected embodiment of my incam.

the hub 35 of the, cam 31'.

In the base plate 5 and in frontof the panel I d coin in theslot'9, the fingers 11 are depressed on" a second rock shaft 14 mountedin brackets 15 on the base plate. The arm 13 is normally held in position with the fingers'extending into thechute by means of a spring 16, as

plainly shown in F ig; 2.

Mounted adjacent one wall 17 of the cabi net is a suitable clock mechanism 18 compris- ,ing a spring motor 19 and gearingcausing rotation of a shaft 19 supported insuitable bearings in the clock work and in the brackets '20. The gearing includes the'gear 21 which also drives further gearing driving a shaft 22 upon which'is mounted th'e'brake 23, consisting in this instance of a plate having a notch 24 in one edge thereof, as indicated in Fig. 5. j

Mounted on the end ofthe rock shaft 12-is a link 25 pivotedto a double lever having one arm 26 adapted to engage the brake 23 and to pass through the notch 24 upon revolution of the brake; The other arm-'27 is secured toa' member 28 mounted ona pivot 29 secured to the frame of the clock work. The 21111127 is provided with an extension 30 beyond the member 28 and bent at' right. angles thereto and forming a pawl rid ng upon the cam 31.

Asbest shown in F 7, this cam is provided .withfone recess 32, the remainder of the periphery thereof being 'ClICUlELI 111 form and grooved, as shown at 33 (Fig. 5) to retain the end of the extension 30 therein, this extension forming a pawl co-operating with the r I The rock shaft 14 is provided with an arm 34lheld by the spring 16 in engagement with Mounted on the cam is a pin 36 arranged to contact With'the arm 34 and lift the same against the action "ofthe-spring 16.

The'operation of'the-me'chanism th'us' described is believed to be plain from the description, but it will be briefly summed up here. 7

The normal position of thep'arts is shown in Figsland 2. Upon depositing a from the position shown infull lines in Fig.

shaft 12 uponjwhichthey are secured and through the link 25 will' cause the arni26to beraised out of engagement with the brake 23 and thus release the'clock work, causing rotation of the shaft 19 in a counterclockwise direction, as viewed in Figs. 2, 6 and 7. During this rotation of the shaft the pawl 30 will leave the recess 32 and ride on the circular part of the periphery of the cam 31, thus holding the arm 26 out of engagement with the brake 23 until the shaft 19 has com-. pleted one revolution, when the pawl will snap back into the recess due to its own weight and the weight of the other parts connected thereto, thus bringing the arm26'back into position wherein it will engage the brake and stop operation of the clock work. The notch'24 in one edge of the brake 23 is provided for the purpose of permitting the arm 26 to move into and out of position without being interfered with by this edge of the brake.

The coin remains inposition on the fingers thus "holding the arm 26 out of engagement r with the brake while the pawl is riding on the periphery of the cam. The coin is then released by engagement of the pin 36 with the the fingers '11 backwardly to the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 2; The coin is then permitted to pass through the chute to the compartment 3 in which a suitable drawer may be arranged, if desired. As soon as the pin 36 passes out of engagement with the arm herein as being employed for operating a mechanical dice shaker. Th1s shaker 1n the present embodiment consists of two cups 88 con nected by a web 39, the outer surfaces of the cups being provided with hubs 40 whereby the device may be secured on the shaft 19. Piv- 1 oted to the cups are trays '41 connected by a web 42 and provided with rearwardly extending arms 43 to receive the pivot 44 and to connect the trays to a counterweight 45. The pivot 44 passes through the arms 43 and the ears 46on the cups. The normal position of the dice shaker is shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 5, wherein it will be seen that the trays are maintained in a substantially horizontal position by means of the counterweight 45. As the shaft 19 is rotated the trays remain in a substantially horizontal position until thecups come in contact therewith and thus close the The entire device-continues to rotate until the receptacles formed-by the cups and the trays.

trays reach a position substantially 180 from that shown in Fig. 2, when the counterweight will cause them to drop infront of the cups, and when the trays and cups approach the po sition shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 5, the dice con 'tained in the cups will slide into the trays.

I The mechanical'dic eshakerdescribed'; above may be used for a variety of purposes, but I prefer to employ it with a coin controlled mechanism, such as described herein, to opcrate as a fortune teller, or the like. For this purpose. I have shown mounted on the exterior of thecabinet a frame 47 carrying a sign 48 upon which are arranged a plurality of legends "50, eachcorresponding to a given number. The sum of the numbers shown by the dice may be noted and the corresponding jlegend on this sign may be considered as the fortune. When the device, on the other hand,

is intended for use with one of the" many pensive checks which maybe used overand Cover again. arm 34, th s engagement being shown 1n Flg. 7, and causmg rocking of the shaft 14 to move It willlbe notedthat the members 13 and25 are supported from the common rock shaft 14 and that the lower end of the memb r-25 is connected directly with the shaft 12 upon which the fingers 11 are mounted,thusllessening the number of partsirequir'edand' better msurmg uniformlty of movement inoperation. The free end of the stop arm 13? contacts with the inner wallo'f the chute member 10and serves as a stop to prevent thefree ends" of the fingers 11 from contactwith'th wall of the chute. The stop arm =13 antl theQfingers 11 are carried by the same member and move in unison as seen in Fig. 2. V

From the above it will beapparentth at I have provided: a novel andv improved apparatus to control the operation 'ofj' the shaft, and which in turn may be controlled by a com or the like and which be employed with a wide variety of, devices, for VfiIlOIlS purposes. The deviceis extremely simple in construction and operation [and easily jop'e rated by a motor, such as a spring motor,which can be easily rewound as by a handle 49. When employedwith the {frame 47:,and sign i 48 thedevic'e forms a fortune .tell ingmeans which furmshes agreat dealof amusement.

I amaware that change s in the romanstruction and arrangement of parts may be I made wlthout departing fromthe spirit and without sacrificing the advantages of themvention and I reserve the right to make all 7 such changes as fairly fall within the scope" of the following claim: I

Iclaim: w I In a device of'the class described,-;a cabinet ,having'a coin chute,a rock shaft'moun'ted in said cabinet, an arm pivoted to said rock shaft, a second-rock shaft on said arm, a=horizontal shaft, clock mechanism to'rotate said horizontal shaft, meansholding saidhorizontal shaft against rotatlon, a camo'n sard'horizontal shaft, a link conne'ctedjto: said second rock shaft and having an arm engaging said cam, fingers on said second rock shaft extending into said coin chute and adaptedjt'o be moved by a coin, means operated by said fingers to release said holding means and permit rotation of said horizontal shaft, an arm on said first rock shaft adapted to be operated by a pin on said cam for withdrawing the fingers from said coin chute, means forret-urning the fingers to normal position in the chute, 1

and an inwardly projecting shelf on said coin chute to guide the fingers during movement thereof.


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US3831948 *Apr 19, 1973Aug 27, 1974Yoshi ItoAutomatic dice shaking device
US6402141 *Feb 20, 1998Jun 11, 2002Elaut N.V.Automatic dice game machine
U.S. Classification194/264, 273/145.00A
International ClassificationG07F17/34
Cooperative ClassificationG07F17/3213
European ClassificationG07F17/32C2F2