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Publication numberUS1756861 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 29, 1930
Filing dateJan 29, 1930
Priority dateJan 29, 1930
Publication numberUS 1756861 A, US 1756861A, US-A-1756861, US1756861 A, US1756861A
InventorsHoke Jr Harry H
Original AssigneeHoke Jr Harry H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Game attachment for coin machines
US 1756861 A
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April 29, 1930. H. H. HOKE, JR 1,756,861

GAME ATTACHMENT FOR COIN MACHINES Filed Jan. 29. 195o 2 sheets-sheet 1 April 29, 1930. H. H. HOKE, JR 1,756,861

GAME ATTACHMENT FOR COIN MACHINES Filed Jan. 29, 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 l @je l J I IIE' 5 Nga@ ill*Il @@SHE Wi' Patented Apr. 29, 1930 UNITED STATES Parar 1 GAME ATTACHMENT FOR CON MACHINES Application led January 29, 1930. Serial No. 424,390.

This invention relates to a game attachment for a vending machine of that class which has a plurality of display Wheels which are adapted to be driven by actuating the machine and which will, when they come to rest, display a combination of characters for indicating a number of tokens or the like which should be vended by the machine.

The general object of the invention is to 10 provide hand operated means for moving al .25 ence will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which:--

Figure l is a perspective view of the ma- 30 chine, showing the invention applied there-l n side of the center are respectively designated Figure 2 is a front view of a front plate of the machine which carries the invention.

Figure 3 is a rear view of the plate.

ure 2; n

Figure 5 is an end view of the plate. Figure 6 is a section lon line 6 6 of Figure 2.

The machine A is of well known construction and is operated by the placing of a coin therein and operating the handle Bfwhich causes the vending of candy' or the like from the machine and the operation of the handle 5 also causes a number of wheels or rolls C to rotate, these wheels or rolls rotating to varying degrees at different operations of the machine.

In carrying out my invention, I place char- '50 acters vl on the circumference of the rollers,

Figure 4 is a section on line 4;-4 of Fig'-` t-hese characters representing football players in diii'erent attitudes and these characters are designed to cometo rest opposite a pointer on the machine. The machine also de-V positstokens in the tray D which receives the candy or other articles, the number of these tokens delivered varying at different operations of the machine and the characters l are so arranged as to designate a certain ,number of tokens. For instance, if three similar characters appear at the window E of the machine, opposite the pointer 2, the operator will know that a certain number of tokens should be delivered by the machine. e If a dierent arrangement of characters should come opposite the pointer, then a different number of ytokens should be delivered by the machine; kThis machine, with the exception of the football characters on the wheels thereof,'is a well known construction and it is not thought it needs tobe described in detail.

A frontplate 3 forms part of the machine and this plate has a forwardly projecting housing4 formed thereon which is provided with a window 6 'covered by'a transparent member 7. The upper edge of the window has the marks 8 thereon indicating zfiveyard dashes and the lower edge ofthe windowis provided with the marks 9, the center Yone of which is designated 50 and those yon eachy 405714430775 lc4203: and @1071.`

A Aspiral shaft lll-is rotatably supported i 1 inthe housing adj acent-the lower` edge of the window and a shaft 11 issupported in the f housing adjacent the upper' edge of the win;-`

dow.A-1ne1nber l2 'is slidably supported on the rod l1 and has a hole therein through Y whichtheshaft l0 passes, `a screw 13 A'being carried by lthe member and engagingy'the groove in the shaftV so @that as the shaft is rotated', the member 12`will-becausedto movejalon'gfthe same. lThis member carries the representation of a football,as shown-at 14, the representation of the lacing of which serves as afmarker l5 forcooperatingfwithV the marks 8 andi) for facilitating the adjust'- ing of the/,member l2 by'y lthe turning of the shaft. vEach-endv of thesha'ft projects"from the housing where it vis provided withV a knurled member 16.

Thus for each token delivered by the machine, the shaft is turned to place the meinber 12 opposite a mark 8. For instance, if a user of the machine secures two tokens therefrom, he would turn the shaft to bring the pointer 15 on the member 12 opposite the second mark 8 from the center mark, which Vwould indicate that the team represented by the first player had gained ten yards. '1f

- the neXt operation of thepmachine gave him tour tokens, he would move the shaft a sufiicient distance to move the member 12 Jfour more marks to indicate that this play had netted twenty yards. Then the neXtplayer would operate the machine and if he secured two tokens, heV would move the member 12 a distance equal-to two of the marks 8 in an opposite direction, as the second player would represent the second team and,

` of course, lie Wouldmove the member 12 toward his opponents goal. 'Of course, the winner of the game Awould be the one that ino-ved the member 12 to the end of the device.

Vllt is thought from the foregoing descriptionY that the advantages and novel features Y of the invention will be readily apparent.

It isV to be understood that changes may va marker certain distances according to the number of tokens-delivered by tlie'machine.V 2L An attachment for a vending machine edge of the window whereby the member can i be moved certain distances according to the number of tokens delivered by the machine. In testimony whereoi1 I aiiiX my signature.


which delivers varying numbers or" tokens or otherobjects, comprising a housing on the machine having a Window therein, a screw shaft passing through the-housing and having a handle at one end thereof, a member visible through the window and movable Vby the rotation of the shaft in one direction or the other, said memberhaving a mark thereon, a scale for indicating the amount of move- Y l ment of the member, said member beingV movedrelative to the'scale according tothe number 'of tokens delivered at each operation of the'inacliine. Y

V3. In combinationwit-h a vending machine which vends Vvarying numbers ofV Vtokens when the same is operated-,a plate'forming a portion of the Yfront of ythe machine, a housing extending forwardly from the plate and having'a wind-owtherein, marlrs on an edge ofthe window indicating iive yard dashes,'a spiralshaft passing through Vthe housing, a

handle at one endV of `the shaft, a 'member movable across the windowA by4 the .rotary movement of the shaft and a marker on the member cooperating with VVthemarks on the iisl

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US3468476 *Jun 6, 1967Sep 23, 1969Keegan Robert JSales control indicator
US6319123Mar 17, 2000Nov 20, 2001Louis B. PaludiGame utilizing non-identical sequential images as a winning condition
US6800028Oct 12, 2001Oct 5, 2004Louis B. PaludiGame utilizing non-identical sequential images as a winning condition
U.S. Classification116/225, 273/143.00R, D21/370
International ClassificationG07F17/34, G07F17/32
Cooperative ClassificationG07F17/34
European ClassificationG07F17/34