US 1723417 A
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Aug. 6, 1929. D. D. GLASS ARTICLE DISPENSING DEVICE F'iled Aug. 9, 1923 m 5 m m 5 3 V// 5 I m r w w fi .J w M Ma M w Patented Aug. 6, 1929.
* UNITED STATES DAVID Lo. GLASS,
O1? ELIDA, OHIO.
ARTICLE DISPENtTiING DEVICE.
Application filed Au uste, 192s. eel-m1 No. 298,552.
This invention relates to dispensing aparatus and pertains particularly to a' dis; pensing cabinet deslgned especially for handling packages of cigarettes.
The primary object of this invention isto provide a cabinet which willhold a number of di'l'i'erent brands of pacimgedcigarettes, each brand in a separatecompartment;and arranged so that individual ones of the dif ferent brands may be selectively removed as desired. I
Another object of the invention is to pro vide a multiple compartment cabinet for packaged articles, in which all of the articles will be exposed to view serving the double purpose of displaying the articles and also indicating the quantity of the same in the cabinet. I a
The invention boardly contemplates the provision of a casing divided into a number of verticaltiers the front wall-of each. tier being transparent while the bottom thereof is slotted transversely of the central portion to permit the insertion ofa fore-linger be} hind the lower one of av number of packages in a tier, so that the package may be quickly withdrawn from the cabinet. The trans parent front wall of each tier terminates at its lower end a slight distance above the bot tom of the tier so that the package maybe withdrawn therefrom horizontally.
A further object of the invention is to pro vide a cabinet of simple inexpensive con struction, which will be strong and durable and may be readily set up for use! The invention will be best understood from a consideration of the following ;letailed description taken in connection with. the accompanying; drawings forming part of thisspecification, with the understanding, however, that the invention is not confined to any strict conformity with the showing of the drawing but may be changed or modified so long as such changes or modifications mark no material departure from the salient features of the invention as expressed in the appended claim.
In the drawing Figure 1 is a view in front elevation of the cabinet structure embodying this invention;
Figure 2 is a vertical transverse section through one of the compartments of the cabinet;
taco of the back 1 as shown and each end of.
the cabinet is rovided with the upright end wall at which e. .ends from the front edge of the bottom to the rear edge thereof thus overlapping each end edge of the back, as shown.
A reinforcing strip 5 is secured longitudinallyof the lower portion of the back wall 1 and rests upon the projecting rear portion of the bottom 8, as shown, and a second reinforc- I secured across the rear face of the haclrwall adjacent the upper edge thereof as indicated at 6 this reinforcing strip projecting a slight distance above the upper edgevof the back and having its forward face recessed to receive the same so that there is provided the forwardly extending tongue portion 7 which rests upon the top edge of the back wall as shown, coming at its forward face flush with the forward face of the back wall.
Arranged vertically of the forward face of the back wall 1 and resting upon the bottom 3, is a series of equi-distantly spaced parallel mullion strips 8, these strips having their opposed faces provided adjacent the forward edges thereof with the longitudinally extending grooves 9. Each of the end walls 4; also has its inner face adjacent its forward edge provided with a longitudinally extending groove 10 similar to the grooves 9 and these grooves terminate a substantial distance above the bottom 3 of the cabinet so that whenv the glass panels 11 are inserted between the mullions with their edges in the grooves 9 they will be supported with their lower edges spaced above the bottom 3 leaving the forward outlet opening 12 through which a package may be removed from a compartment 1? thus formed between the mullions and front and rear walls.
Midway of each of the compartments 13, the bottomS is provided with a rearwardly extending recess let which terminates at its inner end in substantially the same plane as the rear face of the back wall 1, the back wall at this point being provided with an upwardly extending arched recess 15 which communicates with the rear of the adjacent recess 14, in the manner shown. These recesses 14 are of materially less width than the compartments, they being formed only of sufficient Width to permit the insertion of a fore-finger, so that when a series of packages is in place in a compartment, the finger may be extended upwardly into the arched recess 15 in the back wall, behind the lowermost package and then I drawn forwardly through the recess 14: to
draw the package out of the compartment through the opening 12.
A lid 16 is provided for the top of the cabinet, this lid being of a length to cover all the compartments and being designed to rest upon the top edges of the mullions and the end wall of the cabinet with its top surface flush with the top edge of the reinforcing strip 6. A suitable hinge 17 is provided, one leaf being secured to the back face of the strip 6 while the other leaf normally extends across the top edge of the back strip and across the top surface of the lid 16 to which it is secured. With the pivotal point of the hinge at the rear top corner of the reinforcing strip 6, it will be seen that when the lid 16 is raised, its top surface will be in substantially the same Vertical plane as the rear faces of the reinforcing bodies 5 and 6, thus enabling the user of the cabinet to place the same with the back against a wall surface without interfering with the opening of the lid.
As previously stated, the present cabinet is designed primarily to facilitate the handling of packages of cigarettes and each of the compartments is preferably formed of a height to receive a complete carton of packages of cigarettes of the large size, or in other words, ten packages. It is, of course, to be understood that while I have described the present cabinet as designed for the dispensing of cigarettes, I do not wish to limit myself to such use for it is obvious that the structure may be advantageously employed for the handling of other packages.
Having thus described my invention what I claim is A display and dispensing cabinet comprising a back wall, end and partition walls arranged in spaced parallel relation vertically of said back wall, said last mentioned walls having their opposed faces, adjacent the for ward edges, provided with grooves extending downwardly and terminating a substantial distance above the lower ends of the partitions, a bottom wall extending transversely of the rear end of said partitions and end walls and secured to said back wall, pauels arranged between said partitions and ha v ing their longitudinal edges slidably engaged in the grooves thereof, said back wall extending a substantial distance above the upper ends of the end and partition walls,a top overlying the upper ends of said end and partition walls and said panels and having its forward edge flush with the forward edge of the partition walls and its top face flush with the top of said back wall, and hingemeans connect- 7 ing the lid with the back wall.
In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my signature.
DAVID D. GLASS.