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Publication numberUS1850148 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 22, 1932
Filing dateJan 6, 1930
Priority dateJan 6, 1930
Publication numberUS 1850148 A, US 1850148A, US-A-1850148, US1850148 A, US1850148A
InventorsBrandt Edward J
Original AssigneeBrandt Automatic Cashier Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Money sorting machine
US 1850148 A
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March 22, 1932. E. J BRA T 1,850,148

MONEY SORTING MACHINE Filed Jan. 6. 1930 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 Edward Jfir'andi Patented Mar. 22,1932

- narrg STATES EDW'ARD J. BRANDT, OF ATTERTOWN, WISCONSIN, ASSIG-NOR T BRANDTAUTOMAT!IC CASHIER COMPANY, OF WATEB'IOWN, WISCONSIN, A CQRIPORATIQN OF WISCONSIN I MONEY SORTING Mommas Application filed January 6, 1930. Serial No, 418,741.

My invention relates to new and useful improvements in money sorting machines and has for its principal object the provision of such a machine which will automatically separate coins of different denominations, J from a batch of coins placedin the machine,

and deposit the separated coins of each. olenomination into a separate drawer or receptacle.

Another object of theinvention-consists in providing in a machine of the character 7 p p p p worm 9 secured to the shaft 10 of an electric described a rotor having a plurality of pe- 'ripheral recesses or grooves formed and v adapted to receive in each revolution thereof a coin of any denomination and to support the coins of different denominations at such a point that they will be discharged through a proper discharge opening to be received in the drawer or receptacle receiving-such denomination of coins. I

A further object resides in the provision" of means whereby only a single coin will be received in'each recessor groove'in a complete revolution of the. rotor, means being associated with the rotor and forming a part thereof to carrythe individual coins from a batch thereof for delivery into the grooves or recesses of the rotor.

With the above and other objects in view,

fio'v-rhich'will appearas the description pros ceeds, my invention consists inthe novel details of construction, and arrangement of parts, described in the following specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and while I have illustrated and described ,the preferred embodiments of the invention, asthey now appear-to me, it will be understood that such changes may be made as will fall within the scope of the ap.-

pended claims.

In the drawings Fig. 1 is a top plan. Fig. 2 is a section on the line 2-2'of'Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 1 with parts above the rotor removed. I

Fig. l is a front view withparts broken away; and v Fig. 5 isa. detail showing a member which overlicsthe rotor for wiping the coins.

In the drawings lindicates abase having;

the upwardly extending pedestalor standard 2 provided at the top with the inclined arm 3 for supporting the coin receiving hopper. The arm 3 isprov-ided with an opening to" I receive the bushing 4throughwhich extends 5'51 the shaft 5 as shown more particularly in Fig. 2 ofthe drawings. The lower end of the shaft 5 extends through an opening formed in a plate 6 secured to the projection 7 extending] upwardlyfrom the base 1. Keyed to theei')" shaft 5 is a worm gear 8 meshing with the motor 11 supported on the base 1. Alsosupported on the base 1, in front of the pedestal 2 are the drawers or receptacles 12, 13, 14, 15 61 5' 2 end of the bushing 4', theside walls :18, and the "7d top ring 19 having the inner beveled faceor surface 20. As shown, more particularly in,

2 the hopper sets at an angle with its lowest point at the front'of the machine and l the ring l9gis received on the. upper edgeof .75

the side wall "18 and secured theretoin any desired manner. Supported on the top edge of the ring 19 and secured. thereto in any v desired manner" such as by spot welding or the likeisja plate 21 ofring-like formation 8d with a central 'opening'and positioned over the plate and secured thereto in any desired mannerqsuch" as spot welding. or the like is a flange or ring 22. Positioned interiorl'y of the flangeor ring 22 at the lower point there.- I 5 of,'is an overhanging ledge 23, this ledge beingsemi-circularin shape with its'ends ter mmatmg adyacent the transverse center line of the hopper as shown more particularly in Fig.2.. The led'ge is ofincreasing thickness from the center towards the opposite ends so. that. the bottom of the ledge is of increasing distance from the plate 21 from the ends towards the center. The purpose of this will be later described. An apron 2 l is secured T to the top of the ledge 23 by spot welding or similar mannerand is used to direct the coins .into the hopperi I Y I H Secured to the upper end 'ofthe shaft5,by

means of the screw 25*or other suitable'fas tening, is the rotor 26 having the depending peripheral flange 27 provided interiorly with the recesses or cut-out portions 28 to lighten the same. The top marginal edge of the rotor is formed with the downwardly and outward- 1y inclined surfaces or portions 29 terminating in substantially vertically extending recess'es or grooves 30 formed in the outer face of the depending portion or flange 27 of the rotor. Each of the recesses or grooves 30 is formed with a straight edge 31 and an opposite edge of stepped formation the steps or shoulders being indicated at 32, 33, 34 and 35 more particularly in Fig. 4 of the drawings. Extending outwardly from the rotor between the beveled or inclined surfaces 29 are the projections 36, the outer edges of which are beveled as shown at 37 to extend parallel with the beveled inner, face 20 of the ring 19. The side faces of the projections are downwardly and outwardly flared as shown at 38 and lead to the sides of the grooves 30. The beveled surfaces 29 of the rotor and flared portions 38 of the projections 36 direct the coins into the grooves 30 in a manner to be laterdescribed. It will be further noted that with the construction described that the rotor will be of polygonal shape.

Positioned on top of the rotor and operating in the central opening of the plate 21, as shown more particularly in Fig. 2 of the drawings, is a plat-e 39 and positioned over this plate 39 and overlying the upper surface of the plate 21 is a plate 40. As shown more particularly in Fig. 1 of the drawings the plate 40 is formed in two sections and is secured to the plate 39 by means of the screws 41 or other suitable fastenings. Screws 42 or other suitable fastenings extend through both the plates 39 and 40 and secure the plate 39 to the rotor. The marginal edge of the plate 40 is formed with the semicircular recesses 43 of a size to receive the largest coin operated upon in the machine and formed on top of the plate 40. at the edgethereof, and extending upwardly therefrom, arethe circumferentially spaced projections 44 An elongated opening 45 is formed in the plate 21 adjacent the highest point of the machine as shown moreparticularly in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawings and the coins are adapted to drop through'this opening into therecesses or grooves of the rotor in a manner to be later described. Positioned over this opening and secured to the ring or flange 22 by means of the screw 46 or other suitable fastening is the member 47 having secured at one end a depending wiper48 spaced from the upper surface of the plate 40 secured to the rotor such a distance as to 'allow only a single coin to pass thereunder and adapted to wipe off any additional coins that may be carried by the rotor. Secured to the under surface of the member 47 is a spring 49, the free end of which positioned over the opening 45 in the plate 21 and normally extends into the opening as shown more particularly in Fig. 5. This spring is used to positively eject the coins from the recesses 43 in the plate 40 and discharge them through the opening 45 in the plate 21.

Fingers 51 and 52 are pivotally connected at 53 and 54 respectively to the outwardly projecting edge of the plate 21 as shown more particularly in Fig. 1 of the drawings and springs 55 and 56 are secured to the plate and fingers and normally hold the opposite ends of the fingers projected through openings formed in the flange or ring 22 and positioned adjacent the peripheral edge of the plate 40 carried by the rotor. The inner edges of these fingers are corrugated as shown at 57 and are adapted to engage the edges and release any coins which may be sticking to coins in the recesses 43 of the plate 40 of the rotor. It will be understood that it is only desirable and in fact necessary that only a single coin be discharged at a time through the opening 45.

Formed in the front of the wall 18 of the hopper are the openings 58, 59, 60, 61 and 62, these openings being positioned on diflerent planes as shown more particularly in Fig. 4 of the drawings. Secured to the wall 18, by means of the screws 63 or other suitable fastenings, to receive and direct coins discharged through the openings 58, 59, 60, 61 and 62, is a spout 64 having discharge openings 65, 66, 67, 68 and 69. These openings will respectively discharge coins into the pockets or receptacles 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16, the pocket or receptacle 12 receiving 50 pieces, the pocket or receptacle 13 receiving 25 pieces, the pocket or receptacle 14 receiving 5 pieces, the pocket or receptacle 15 receiving 1 pieces, and the pocket or receptacle 16 receiving 10 pieces.

At 7 0 I have indicated generally a counter which may be used with the machine and operated to indicate the amount of the coins which are sorted.

Having described the detail construction 1 will now more fully set forth the operation of my machine. A batch of coins of differ ent denominations are placed in the machine and will be directed by the apron 24 onto the top of the rotor. The rotor being continually operated by the electric motor 11 operates in an anti-clockwise direction. As the hopper is positioned on an incline as shown more clearly in Fig. 2 the coins will have a tendency to fall towards the front of the machine. As the rotor operates the upwardly extending projections 44 will agitate the coir-s and aid with the rotor in carrying certain of the coins towards the top or highest point of the machine. Certain of the coins will be received in the marginal recesses 43 of the plate 40 and lie'flat upon'the plate 21 around which they will be carried. The fingers 51 and 52 will charged through the opening 45;

prevent the sticking of coins and they corru wipedoff by the Wiper t8isecured to; the end of themember 47; Itwill' therefore be seen that only: one coin: can 'becarriedin each of the recesses l-3 underthe member 47 to be dis- Asthe successive coins reach the open ng 451 they Wlll' normally drop firomthe recesses4-3 and fall through the opening hut in: order to providea 7 positive release of: the'coins the. spring 49 is provided and ridesover the upper faces ofthc' coins. Should a coin stick inone of the re cesses 4-3 the sprmg'will' positively disengage the same and allow it to drop through the opening. As quite clearly shown in the draw ings each of the recesses i3jaligns with one of the substantially vertically extending grooves in the peripheryof the rotor and as the coin drops through the opening it will be directed by the inclined surface 29 and the flared sides 38 of the projections 36 into the aligned groove or recess. It will he understood that only a single coin will be re ceived at a time in any one of the grooves or recesses. Should a 50 piece be received in the groove or recess it Will rest upon the step or shoulder 32, a 25 piece will rest upon the step or shoulder 33, a 556 piece will rest upon the step or shoulder 34, a 1 piece will rest upon the step or shoulder 35 and a 10 piece will rest upon the bottom of the groove or recess below the step or shoulder35. The coins will thus be positioned so that as the rotor brings them around to the front or lower end of the machine the 50. pieces will be discharged through the opening 58 into the spout opening to be discharged into the drawer or receptacle 12, 25 pieces will fall through the opening 59 into the opening 66 of the spout and be dischargedinto the drawer "r or receptacle 13, 595 pieces will fall through the opening 60 into the opening 67 of the spoutand be discharged into the drawer or receptacle 14, 1c pieces will fall through the opening 61 for discharge through the opening 68 of the spout into the drawer or receptacle 15, and 10 pieces will fall through the opening 62 for discharge through the opening 69 of the spout into the drawer or receptacle 16. The ledge 23 overlying the top of the rotor also aids in spreading the coins over the rotor. It will thus be seen that I have provided a machine in which the coins of different denominations areseparatcd from a batch and discharged into drawers or receptacles receiving coins of a particular denomination. The grooves or recesses in the rotor are so formed that a coin of any denomination maybe received therein and so held in position that itwillbe discharged into the drawer or'reccptaclereceiving coins of that denomipositioned relative to the hopper, and arotor operable in the hopper for delivering coins of different denominations into different-receptacles, said rotor being provided in its wall with a plurality'of recesses adapted to receive but a single coin in each recess in a complete revolution ofthe rotor, said recesses being formed to support coins of difierent' denominations on different planes;

2; A sorting machine including a .hoppe to receive coins of alldenominations, receptacles positioned relative to the hopper,

and, a rotor ,operable'in the hopper for delivering coins of different denominations into different receptacles, saidqrotor being pro. vided inits wall with-a pluralityof recesses adapted to receive but a single; coin ineach recess in a complete revolution of the rotor, said recesses beingformedlwith' shoulders. adapted to engage and support coins of-diferent denominations on different :planes.

sorting machine including a hopper adapted toreceivecoi-nsof all denominations, receptacles positioned relative to thehopper for receivingcoins of difierent,denominations therefrom-,Yand a rotor for receiving coins from othe hopper and discharging coins of; different denominations into diiferent recep tacles, said,- rotor' being formed and adapted tosupportthe coins with a face parallel with the periphery 'of-the-rotor. c e

4. A; sorting machine including a hopper adapted to receive coins of all denominations, receptacles positioned relative to the hopper for receiving coins of different-denominations therefrom, and a rotor forvreceiving" coins from the hopper and discharging coins of different denominations into; different res cegotaclessaidrotor being formed and'adapt edto support the coinswitha: face parallel with theperiphery of the rotor and tovdeliver" denominationsinto different; receptacles, said rotor being formedwith relatively shallow peripheral recessesv each toreceive a single coin inacomplete revolution of the rotor and;

to support the same flat for facewise dischargeinto the receptacles.

6. A sorting machine including a hopper for receiving' coins of all denominations, receptacles positioned relative to the hopper for receiving coins of different denomina tions, and a rotor operable in the hopper and adapted to receive and deliver coins of different denominations to different receptacles, said rotor provided on its upper surface with marginal recesses to receive coins and with substantially vertically extending peripheral recesses each to receive and formed to support therein a single coin from one of the marginal recesses during a complete revolution of the rotor. v

7. A sorting machine including a hopper forrreceiving coins of all denominations, receptacles positioned relative to the hopper for receiving coins of different denominations, and a rotor operable in the hopper and adapted to receive and deliver coins of different denominations to different receptacles, said rotor provided on its upper surface with marginalrecesses to receive coins and with substantially vertically extending peripheral recesses each to receive and formed to support therein a single coin from one of the marginal recesses during a complete revolution of the rotor, and means for positively releasing the coins from the marginal recesses.

8. A sorting machine including a hopper to receive coins of all denominations, receptacles positioned relative to the hopper, and a rotor operable in the hopper for delivering coins of different denominations into different receptacles, said rotor being provided with a plurality of recesses adapted to receive but a single coin in each recess in a complete revolution of the rotor, each of said recesses having a straight vertical edge and an opposed edge of stepped formation, the coins being receive within the recesses and supported on different vertical planes according to the denomination of the coins.

9. A sorting machine including a hopper for receiving coins of all denominations, receptacles positioned relative to the hopper for receiving coins of different denominations, and a rotor operable in the hopper to receive and deliver coins of different denominations to different receptacles, saidrotor provided on'its upper surface with marginal recesses to receive coins and in its side wall with recesses equal in number to the marginal recesses to receive coins therefrom, each of said wall recesses having a straight vertical edge and an opposed edge of stepped formation,

the coins within said recesses being supported on different vertical planes.

10. A sorting machine including a casing having openings in its side arranged on different vertical planes, receptacles positioned relative to the casing for receiving coins of different denominations, and a rotor operable in the casing to receive and deliver coins of different denominations to different receptacles, said rotor provided on its upper surface with marginal recesses to receive coins and in its side wall with recesses equal in number to the marginal recesses to receive coins therefrom, each of said wall recesses having a straight vertical edge and an opposed edge of stepped formation, the coins within the said recesses being supported on different vertical planes by the steps and said steps being positioned relative to the open ings in the casing to permit the coins to pass through the openings on the same plane as the coins supported by the steps.

In testimony whereof I hereunto alfix my signature. y

EDWARD J. BRANDT.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification453/5, 453/34
International ClassificationG07D3/02, G07D3/00
Cooperative ClassificationG07D3/02
European ClassificationG07D3/02