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Publication numberUS1841926 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 19, 1932
Filing dateFeb 8, 1930
Priority dateFeb 8, 1930
Publication numberUS 1841926 A, US 1841926A, US-A-1841926, US1841926 A, US1841926A
InventorsWray Zuehl
Original AssigneeWray Zuehl
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing apparatus
US 1841926 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Jan. 19, 1932. w. ZUEHL 1,841,926

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DI SPENSING APPARATUS Filed Feb. 8, 1930 4Sheets-Sheet 4 Inventor Z3 Wfdy Z1367? Z Attorney Patented Jan. 19,1932

UNITED STATES WRAY ZUEEL, OF EAGLE IPASS, 'I'EXAB nrsrnnsme Arena-rue Application filed February 8, mac. Serial No. 426,967.

The present invention relates to a dispensing apparatus particularly adapted for dispensing canned goods and the like and the prime object of the invention resides in the provision of an apparatus which will dispense the cannedgoods one at a time and has means incorporated therein for preventing the cans from jamming in the apparatus or against one another. I

Another very important object of the invention resides in the provision of an apparatus of this nature which is exceedingly simple in construction, easy to manipulate, not like- 1y to readily become out of order, compact, 'and convenient in its arrangement of parts,

thoroughly eflicient and reliable in* use and operation, and otherwise well adapted to the purpose for which it is designed.

With the above and numerous other objects in view as will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in certain novel features of construction, and in the combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.

5' In the drawings:

l Figure his a longitudinal vertical section through the lower end of the apparatus showin the outlet drum closed,

igure 2 is a similar view showing the outlet drum open,

' Figure 3 is a top plan view of the apparatus,

, Figure his a longitudinal horizontal section through the apparatus,

Figure 5 is an end elevation of the apparatus with the drum removed,

Figure 6 is a vertical transverse section through the apparatus taken substantially .on the line 66 of Figure 1, 1

Figure 7 is a perspective view of the releasing crank, 1

Figure 8 is a detail-sectional view taken substantially on the line 8-8 of Figure 6,

Figure 9 is a sectional view taken substantially-0n the line 9-4) of Figure 8 with the stop pawls removed,

Figure 10 is a perspective view of one of the step pawls,

shown in its raised Figure 12 is a top plan view of the lower pair of stop pawls with their releasing crank,

Figure 13 is a perspective view of the lower releasing pawls,

Figure 14 is a fragmentary longitudinal 55 section through an apparatus showing another embodiment of the invention, and

Figure 15 is a perspectiveview of the combined stop pawl and releasing crank. used thereon.

Referring to the drawings in detail and first to the embodiment of the invention shown in Figures 1 to 13.; inclusive it will be seen that the numeral 5 denotes a bottom. Side walls 6 are disposed alongside of the bottom in spaced relation thereto and rise upwardly and have a stop plate '7 extending therebetween. I

Stop pawls 8 are rockably mounted on pins 9 between the side edges of the bottom 5 and the lower portions of the sides 6. These pins preferably extend through the bottom and terminate immediately ad acent the side walls for the purpose of allowing the pawls to be assembled as the apparatus is built up. Each pawl is of an elongated formation having at one end an enlarged stop shoulder 10.

With each pawl 10 there is associated a pair of pins 11 and 12 to limit the rocking'movement thereof as is clearly illustrated in Figure 8. In this figure the upper pawl being position and the lower pawl being shown in its lowered position.

The cans or the like are mounted in the inclined bottom 5 and are held in spaced relation by the shoulders 10 of the pawls 8, the other ends of the pawls being held down by the weight cans thereon asvis clearly illustrated in Figure 1. A drum 15 is rockable in brackets 16 on the lower ends of the side walls 6.and has oneside open as at 17 while the opposite side is provided with a circumferential centrally located slot 18.

A stop 19 is formed on the outside of the drum adjacent the end of the opening 17 remote from the slot 18 and adjacent this stop and closer to the opening 15 is a projection 20 "i -w we waged by a catc 91 i tile closed pesitl. this catch 21 may any suitable means such as by acoin controlled apparatus.

A shaft 23 is rockable across the lower end of the apparatus and has on its ends stop pawls 24 and intermediate its ends has an operating crank 25 extending through the slot 18 so that when a can is disposed in the drum resting on the crank 25, the pawls 24 are raised to hold the next adjacent can spaced from the can in the drum.

By releasing the catch 21, the drum may be rotated so that the stop 19 engages the bottom end of the bottom 5 thereby placing the drum in position shown in Figure 2'so that the can and drum may be lifted out of the opening thereby allowing the crank to swing upwardly because of the gravitation downward movement of the pawls 25 which are heavier than the crank 25.

This releases the second can and allows it to roll down into the drum. This movement of the second can off its respective pawls, of course, releases the third can and so forth until all the cans come down intermitently to the outletdrum.

In Figure 14 I have shown a slightly different embodiment of the invention where in at the bottom outlet end there is provided a receiving trough for the lowermost can and when this lowermost can is in the trough 30 it rests on the crank portion 31 of a pawl 32 pivoted in the lower end of the apparatus to stop the next adjacent can. I g

It is thought that the construct-1on, operation, utility and advantages of this invention will now be quite apparent to those skilled in this art without a more detailed description thereof. v

The present embodiment of the invention has been described in considerable detail merely for the purposes of exemplification since in actual practlce it attains the features of the advantage enumerated as desirable in the statement of the invention and the above description.

It will be apparent that changes in the details of construction, and in the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed or sacrificing any of its advantages.

Havmg thus described my invention, what I claim as new is:

1. A- dis nsing apparatus of the class described inc uding an inclined receptacle for receiving a plurality of cans, a plurality of pawls rockably mounted in the bottom of the receptacle to hold the cans separated one from the other, said pawls having extensions on which the cans rest to hold the pawls in raised position so that when the cans roll off the extensions the pawls gravitate downwardly to release the cans. 1

2. A dispensing apparatus of the class described including an inclined receptacle for receiving a lurality of cans, a plurali of pawls rocka 1y mounted in the bottom 0 the receptacle to hold the cans separated one from the other, said pawls havin extensions on which the cans rest to hold t e pawls in raised position so that when the cans roll off the extensions the pawls gravitate downwardly to release the cans, a drum rockably mounted at the bottom end of the receptacle and having an opening in one side thereof, a slot in the other side of the drum, a crank extending through the slot into the drum on which a can in the drum is adapted to rest, said crank being mounted on a shaft rockable in the receptacle and having stop pawls engaged thereon so that when the crank is held down by a can in the drum the next adjacent can is held spaced therefrom and when the drum is rocked the can therein may be removed, said crank is released allowing the pawls to gravitate downwardl so that the next adjacent can will roll against the drum and when the drum is rotated back into its normal position the last mentioned can may roll therein.

3. A dispensing apparatus of the class described including an inclined receptacle for receiving a lurality of cans, a plurality of pawls rocka 1y mounted in the bottom of the receptacle to hold the cans separated one from the other, said pawls havin extensions on which the cans rest to hold t e pawls in raised position so that when the cans roll off the extensions, the pawls gravitate down-.

wardly to release the cams, a drum rockably mounted at the bottom end of the receptacle and having an opening in one side thereof, a slot in the other side of the drum, a crank extending through the slot into the drum on which a can in the drum is adapted to rest, said crank being mounted on a shaft rockable in the receptacle and having stop pawls engaged thereonso that when the crank is held down by a can in the drum the next adj acent can is held aced therefrom and when the drum is rock the can therein may be removed, said crank is released allowing the pawls to gravitate downwardl so that the next adjacent can will roll agamst the drum and when the drum-is rotated back into its normal position the last mentioned can may rolltherein, stops on the drum to limit the rocking movement thereof.

4. A dispensing apparatus of the class deneeneae the other side of the drum, a crank extending through the slot into the drum onwhich a can in the drum is adapted to rest, said crank being mounted on a shaft rockable in b the receptacle and having stop pawls engaged thereon so that when the crank is held downby a can in the drum the next adjacent can is held spaced therefrom and when the drum is rocked the can therein may be removed, said crank is released allowing the pawls to gravitate downwardly so that the next adjacent can will roll against the drum and when the drum is rotated back into its normal position the last mentioned can may roll therein, stops on the drum to limit the rocking movement thereof, a projection on the drum, a catch on the receptacle to engage the projection for holding the drum in a closed position, said receptacle compris- 2-1 ing side walls, a bottom between the side walls with spaces'between the bottom and the side walls, said pawls being located in said spaces, and pins across the spaces for limiting the rocking movements ofthe pawls. In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.

WRAY ZUEHL.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification221/75, 211/59.2, 221/306, 221/298
International ClassificationA47F1/08, A47F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47F1/08
European ClassificationA47F1/08