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Publication numberUS1866511 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 5, 1932
Filing dateSep 13, 1929
Priority dateSep 13, 1929
Publication numberUS 1866511 A, US 1866511A, US-A-1866511, US1866511 A, US1866511A
InventorsMckee Harry H, Walter Charles T
Original AssigneeInd Patents Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display and vending method and device
US 1866511 A
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July 5, 1932. H H, MCKVEE ET 1,866,511

DISPLAY AND VENDING METHOD AND DEVICE Filed Sept, 15, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet l filf lzhs:

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H. H. M KEE ET AL 1,856,511

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provide a device for vending a plurality of kinds of meats from a common refrigerated chamber; to provide an improved refrigerated, self-service device from which customers may select and obtain wrapped cuts of meats of various kinds; to provide a device of this class for retaining like kinds of pack aged goods in separate compartments; to provide an improved display case in a self-serve ice device for exhibiting a. permanent sample of the goods of each. compartment in'related proximity to the respective delivery outlets of said compartments; to provide for substantially uniform refrigeration of the contents of said display case and compartments.

Reference is made to our co-pending application Serial No. 393,065, filed September 16, 1929.

An illustrative embodiment. of this invention is shown in the accompanying'drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view of a refrigerated vending and display cabinet. Fig. 2 is a transverse vertical section taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. l.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a Wrapped meat package.

In the form shown, the cabinet 1 includes a housing 2 having an inclined front window 3 comprising a frame 4 and a transparent member 5. The frame 4 is pivotally secured to the top of the housing 1 by a hinge 6. The window 3 extends longitudinally from end to end of the cabinet.

Mounted in the cabinet 1 is aperforated v I transverse-selling bins 10=iby substantially The main. objects of this invention are to,

retained. Each storagez; .bin; 'o'mmunicates A substantially solid vertical partition I s aweed-6 tio'ns'thereofrfi Th e space between- :the'tdp of; the cabinet and the-perforated partition-"Z isdividediinto ofthe cabinet at the: ppei edge;" porvertical partitions 11 which extend between the vertical partition Qand'therear side 8 of the housing; *Eachwsellingbin .10 has a. fillingin let at the-rear side of the-cabinet. which is I provided with araclosure or door- 12; and a deliveryiioutlet t13; having; a door 14'. The deliveryoutlets: 13. arei located at .a the front: end of the: bins, immdialtely;adjacent the display case where'they alre conveniently accessi'blegtoa customer.$ 1 Directlyvbelowieachaselling:biii 10 is. a storage bin 15 in which comparativelyzlarge quant ties. 'ofwrappedpackages ofmeaits may be 8 40f Zthegrabinet and," has; aseparatewclosure DI'IdOJOlelG. 31 1i; tiRef'rigera-ting par'atusi nyzsiiit b e type; is; n ountedein thewliou ,ngrbet'ween the perfor-atedm'partitiori 7; and vthestop iofzathe storage. bins; 15.; In; the form shown, there} fllfltliating-w apparatus comprises a, .series lo f .coo-llngipipes 21.7; whi'chiextend; longitudinally ofpthe casingebetween theaend =hereof.g.l A dmpEpanv-IS,ie-l-datedblowt ooli ngcpine or 1ecting'%condens re; Jell -usual y 'iaccnmu, -ates;on:cooling pip of, this: kind to prleiventitifrbm i rthe-stoitagebi-ns'. idn the; practic passesialonigp-thei front bf. visual inspection of the.

e resent thescontfints'ifi 3 I rant-a .v ve se lin bills themmay.b en-sthesdoor la m sbt -ie i am orient these gliins e window 5 form a triangular display case which extends longitudinally from end to end t this invention has been herein shown and described, it will be understood that numerous details of the construction shown may be altered or omitted without departing from the spirit of this invention as defined by the following claims.

We claim:

1. A self-service refrigerated vending cabinet for packaged meats, comprising a housing, a selling bin in said housing, having a perfiatory bottom and a delivery outlet located at the front portion of the selling bin so as to be accessible to customers, a storage bin below the perfiatory bottom of said selling bin, a display case at the front of said housing in registration with the front end of said selling bin for exhibiting a specimen of the contents of said selling bin, and means below the perfiatory bottom of the selling bin and adapted to refrigerate the contents of said display case and bins.

2. A self-service refrigerated vending cabinet comprising a plurality of selling bins, each provided with a perfiatory bottom and having a delivery outlet and filling inlet. said delivery outlet being located at the front portion of the cabinet so as to be accessible to a customer, a display case at the front of said cabinet adapted to exhibit specimens of the contents of said bins in related proximity thereto, and means located below the perfiatory bottoms of the selling bins and adapted to refrigerate the contents of said display case and selling bins. I

3. A self-servicerefrigerated vending cabinet for packaged meats comprising a housing, a perforated, substantially horizontal perfiatory partition in said housing; a plurality of storage bins below said perfiatory partition; a plurality of selling bins extending transversely of said housing above said partition, each having a delivery outlet at the front portion of the cabinet through which packages may be obtained by a custo'mer, a display case extending longitudinal- 1y of said housing at the front ends of said selling bins adapted to exhibit specimens of the contents of said selling and storage bins in related proximity to said bins, and means between said perfiatory partition and said storage bins adapted to refrigerate the contents of said housing.

4. A self-service refrigerated vending cabinet for meats comprising a housing; a plurality of selling bins in said housing eachhaving a filling inlet and a delivery outlet located at the front portion of the cabinet; an inclined front window in said cabinet; a. substantially horizontal perforated perfiatory partition in said housing extending from the bottom of said window to the rear side of said housing; a vertical partition extending longitudinally of said housing between the top of said window and said horizontal partition; said inclined window, vertical and perforated partitions forming a display case at the front end of said pins adapted to exhibit specimens of the packages in related proximity to said bins; and means located beneath the horizontal perfiatory partition and adapted to refrigerate the contents of said sales bins and the display case.

5. A self-service refrigerated vendin cabinet for packaged meats comprisin a ousing, a series of selling binsgi n sai housing each having a perfiatory bottomand provided with a filling inlet and delivery outlet therein, a series of storage bins below said selling bins from which packages may be conveniently transferred to said selling bins from time to time, a display case in said housing having one side adjacent the front ends of said selling bins adapted to exhibit samples of the contents of said selling bins in related proximity thereto, said delivery outlet being located at the front portion of the cabinet adjacent said display case so as to be conveniently accessible to a customer for selection of the goods by visual inspection of the samples, and means located beneath the perfiatory bottoms of the selling bins and adapted to refrigerate the contents of said selling and storage bins and of said display case.

Signed at Chicago this 5th day of Septemher, 1927.

HARRY H. MoKEE. CHARLES T. WALTER.

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US6131399 *Dec 4, 1998Oct 17, 2000Hall; Donald M.Refrigerated vending machine
Classifications
U.S. Classification312/116, 312/118, 62/254
International ClassificationA47F3/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47F3/0404
European ClassificationA47F3/04A