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Publication numberUS1900039 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 7, 1933
Filing dateAug 22, 1929
Priority dateAug 22, 1929
Publication numberUS 1900039 A, US 1900039A, US-A-1900039, US1900039 A, US1900039A
InventorsEdward J Brandt
Original AssigneeBrandt Automatic Cashier Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Money handling machine
US 1900039 A
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March 7, 1933 E. J. BRANDT MONEY HANDLING MACHINE 4 Sheets-Sheet Filed Aug. 22, 1929 a MM) fm March 7, 1933.

E. J. BRANDT MONEY HANDLING MACHINE Filed Aug. 22, 1929 4 Sheets-Sheet 2 ttomwg l March 7, 1933. E. J. .BRANDT v v 1,900,039

MONEY HANDLING MACHINE Filed Aug. 22. 1929 March 7, 1933. E BRANDT 1,900,039

MONEY HANDLING MACHI NE Filed Aug. 22, 1929 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 Jrand Patented Mar. 7, 1933 EDVIARD J. BRAND-T, OF VJ'ATERTOTN, VISCON-SIN, ASSEGNOR TO BRANDT AUTOMATIC CASHIER COMPANY, OF WATERTOW'N, WISCONSIN, A CORPORATION 0F WISCONSIN MONEY HANDLING MACHINE .Application filed August 22, 1929. Serial No. 387,695.

My invention relates to new and useful improvements inmoney handling machines of vthe well-known Brandt type in whichv a coin tray or magazine is provided for `supporting a plurality of stacks of coins adapted to be ejected or discharged by the operation of a key or keys and delivered to suitable position to be received by the operator of the machine or a customer or purchaser or the like. i

The principal object of the present invention resides in the provision of novel" means whereby the coins ejected or liberatedy from the machine may be delivered to a point or points at an angle or angles with respect to the machine, either towards the front or rear of the machine, or in the same direction when attached to either end thereof, the delivering means being adapted for attachment to either end of the machine or interchangeable from one end to the other, means being provided in the machine or associated therewith for directing the coins vejected or liberated from the coin tray or magazine towards that end of the machine to which the delivering means is connected.

Another object of the invention consists in so forming the delivery means or mechanism that the coins passing therethroughwill travel at arelatively high speed thereby assuring their delivery to the proper point for lremoval or reception by a person, a relatively shallow cup or receptacle being provided or included in the delivery means for the final reception of the coins prior to their removal by the person, and means being provided to so bafie or retard the movement of the ycoins as to prevent the possibility of their jumping7 or running over the top of the cup or receptacle due to the speed at which they are traveling.

Still another object of the invention resides in so forming the delivery means or mechanism that the largest denomination of coin will readily pass therethrough for discharge into the cup or receptacle without danger of thereto and connecting the cup or receptacle to the lower end of the spout for swinging or horizontal adjustment, the two points of adjustment allowing ready manipulation whereby the coins may be delivered at various.

angles or points relative to the machine.

lilith the above and other objects in view7 which will appear as the description proceeds, my invention consists in the novel details of construction and arrangement of parts described in the following specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and while l have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of the invention, as they now appear to me, it will be understood that such changes may be `made as will fall within the scope of the appended claims.

YIn the drawings Fig.` l is a longitudinal vertical section throughthe body of the machine anda portion of the delivery means with parts shown in front elevation and parts of the operating mechanism omitted for the sake of clearness.

Fig.2 is a diagrammatic view of the delivery means or mechanism with operating parts of the machine omitted for the sake o clearness. V l

Fig. 3 is an elevation showing one end of the body of the machine with the delivery vthrough the delivery means or mechanism.

Fig. 6 is a bottom plan of the delivery means or mechanism, one of the adjustments being shown in dotted line.

Fi. 7 is a detail showing g the cup or recepta cle detached from the lower end of theA spout and the means or bracket whereby the cup is connected to the spout.

Fig. 8 is a transverse vertical section on the line 8-8 of Fig. Lt.

Fig. 9 is a sectionY on the line 9-49 of Fig. 3 looking in the direction of the arrows. n Fig. 1Y0 is a section on the line 10-'-;1O of Fig. ll is a perspective showing theplate forming the bottom of the delivery spout; and

Fig. 12 is a section on the line 12-12 of Fig. 3 looking in the direction of the arrows.

In illustrating the invention to be protected by the present application and patent resulting therefrom I have omitted, for the sake of clearness, the coin supporting tray and operatingmechanism for ejecting the coins it bevbe covered orclosed by a plate cletachably `:connected to the end ofthe body by means of the .SClTeWS 5 or othersuitable means. Positioned xinteriorly of the body and detachably connected 4to the bracket 6, by means of the screw 7 or other suitable fastening is a chute 8 which is downwardly inclined with its upper end resting upon a bar or strip 9 and its lower end projecting through the opening 3 notcovered by the plated. The chute may be arranged for directing` the coins towards either end of the machine and may be positioned as shown either in full lines or dotted lines tol deliver the coins through either of the openings 3.

I have illustrated and will describe, more in detail, .the delivery mechanism or means Aasbeing connected to the end 1. At 10 I show a housing or deiiector detachably connected to the end 1 by means of the screws 11 or other suitable fastenings, this housing or de'liector having yan opening 12 in its rear wall or face aligned with the opening 3 and through which the lower end of the chute 8 projects as shown more clearly in Figs. 1 and 5 of the drawings. The lower end of the housing or deflector is flared outwardly ,to form the depending flange 13 and is slit as shown at 14, ymore particularly in Fig. 6 of the drawings, for a purpose to be later described vand a screw 15 operates lin a threaded opening intersecting this slit for adjustment thereof. l/Vhile I have illustrated the top of the housing or deflector vas open it will be understood, if desired, the saine might be closed.

An open top spout is illustrated at 16 and at its upper end is formed with a ring-like portion 17 Vadapted to be received within the depending iiange 13 of the housing or deflector 10. The ring-like portion is held within the housing or deflector by tightening the screw 15 it being understood that ,the slit 14C allows for a contracting of the bottom edge of the housing or deflector to tightly engage the ring-like portion. The ring-like portion 17 forms an opening at the top of the spout aligned with the bottom opening of the housing or deflector, The spout is formed with the removable bottom plate 18 secured in position by means of the screw 19 or other suitable fastening and the bottom or forward end of the plate extends over the forward portion 2O of the spout as shown more particularly in Fig. 5 of the drawings. Depending from the portion 20 is a lug` or projection 21 for a purpose to be later described. IIhe forward or lower end of the spout is closed bythe end 22 which has itslower portion 23 projecting below the plane of the lower end ofthe spout'bottom for a purpose which will be presently described and the bottom edge lof the end is cut away as shown at 2e to provide the depending portion 25. which acts to position and form a'bearing for the cup or receptacle to be later described. The formation described provides an opening 26 atthe lower end of the spout and through which the n coins are adapted to pass. Ihe bottom plate 18 of the spout is of the shape illustrated more particularly in Figs. 5, 9 and 11 of the drawings and the longitudinal sides of the plate are bent upwardly at an angle as shown Y to provide the portions 27 and the center substantially horizontal portion 28. rllhis shape is of particular advantage in that it is impossible for u ny coin coming down the spout to la f* ieiectl f flat for the central nortiolrv 23 not of a suiiicient width to receive the smallest diameter ofcoin. In other wordsV if the coins are coming down the spout fiat they would not rest upon any one of the surfaces and vthe central portion of the coini` would be supported away from engagement with the spout. l This would prevent undue friction.

"I`he cup or receptacle for receiving the coins from. the spout is shown at 29 and is,

provided with the depressed portion 30 at the 'l or'ward or outer end from which the coins may be readily removed with the hand. As shown more particular-ly 1n`F1g-f5 of the drawings the forward edge of the depressed portion is curved at 31 and yterminates into the vertical wall 32. At the rear end the cup or receptacle is provided with the upstanding flange y33 which will engage the depending portion 25 at the bottom of the lower end ofU the spout as shown. is secured to the lower Vend of the spout by means of the bracket 34 which is secured to the depending' portion 21 of the spout by means of the screws 35 or other suitable fastenings. rThe bracket includes the vertically extending portion secured to the lug or projection 21 and the ring-like horizontal portion y36 provided with the slit 37 where it oins with the vertically extending portion, said.

slit extending upwardly a. distance into the The cup or receptacleki Vao engage the lug or projection 39 depending from the rear end ofthe cup or receptacle. rIhis lug or projection 89 is received in and extends through the ring-like portion of the bracket and forms a pivot on which the cup or receptacle may be swung relative to the spout when the bolt38 is loosened. I wish to call particular attention to the fact that the cup or receptacle is relatively shallow and this is of particular advantage to facilitate the removal of the coins discharged therein. As further shown more particular ly in Figs. 3 and 5 of the drawings the bottom of the forward end of the cup or receptacle is flat so as to rest upon. the counter, table, or other support upon which the machine is positioned and the lug or projection 39 at the rearward. end of the cup or receptacle is of such a length that it will normally project beyond thebottom surface of the bracket and also rest upon the surface of the support.

Having fullj describedthe detailed construction I will now bring out more in detail the operation. The coins which are liberated from the coin tray or maga-Zine, by .Suitable operating mechanism, Adrop upon the chute 8 and pass down over the chute through vthe opening 3 and the opening l2 in the back of the housing or deflector 10. They then drop through the bottom opening in the housing or defiector and the opening at the top of the spout 16 and are discharged into the spout to pass therethrough for discharge through the bottom opening 26 into the cup or receptacle 29. As has been described the bottom of the spout is of .such a form or configuration that the coins cannot lie iat thereon but instead will be positioned so that a portion of the coin will be supported in spacedrelation to the surface to prevent undue friction. The coins will be discharged over the chute 8 at relatively high speed and due to such speed certain of the coins will jump over the open ing and engage the forward end or wall of the housing or deflec'tor which acts as a bathe and directs the coins through the bottom opening into the spout. It will be appreciated that in a machine of the character described it is desired, at all times, that'the coins be delivered towards the forward end of the cup or receptacle to facilitate removal and also to aid in the removal it is desirable to have the cup relatively shallow .so that the fingers of the person may be positioned therein to withdraw the coins. To allow the coins to pass at suiiicient speed to accomplish the above purpose the spout is arranged at a relatively high angle and the coins passing through or over the spout will be discharged at a relatively high speed or velocity. In rorder to prevent the coins thus discharged, fromthe spout into the cup, from jumping over or rolling over the edges of the cup or receptacle the lower end of the spout is closed by the wall 22 and the lower portion or edge of the wall projects below the plane of the top surface of thespout. The coins passing `from the end of the bottom of the spout will vengage the wall 22 which actsas a baiiie and 'J70 the speed of movement is reduced to such an extent that when the coins are delivered kinto the cup or receptacle there will be no possibility of them jumping or rolling over the edge thereof. If 'the coins are coming" .75

down the spout relatively flat or rolling on edge they will nevertheless engage the wall 22 .so that their speed will be reduced. If relatively flat theyl will drop through the opening 26 into the cup or receptacle with-1180 cle a suflicient distance toallow a'coin of the 35 highest diameter to `pass therebeneath even though remaining or rolling on edge. The cup or receptacle is of the formation described so that the coins discharged therein will be directed intothe depressed portion 30.;

When the coins are positioned in the depressed portion 30 the personk to remove the same will place his ngers into the depressed portion and draw the coins towards the front end of the cup or receptacle. As he -does this 95 the coins are drawn over the curved surface 31 which has a tendency to direct'them 'into the hand to facilitate removal. It will thus be seen that the coins can properly pass over and through the spout for discharge in propi' 100 er position into the cup.- 'There are two baffles provided for retarding the coins one being' the forward wall of the housing or de- -flector "10 and. theothcr being the end wall 22 at the bottom of the spout. I also claim i105 particular advantage inI having the spout mounted'for adjustment relative to the body of the machine and the cup-or receptacle adjustable with respect to the end of the spout as well as having both the spout and cupl with the housing interchangeable to either end of the body of the machine. Machines of the character described are used in a large number or variety of places and for various uses. At times the support upon which the l machine is placed is relatively small. As an example I might point to the relatively small booths commonly used at moving picture theatres and in which a ticket and change are` delivered to a purchaser through a small opening. At times the machine is positioned at the right of the cashier or operator and at other times to the left. According to the size of the support and'for convenience the machine while at either side of the operator nay be arranged at different angles. `With the machine which I have provided the delivery spout and cup with the .supporting housing or deflector may be connected to either end of the machine, as stated, and then the 130 spout and cusp maybe adjusted to different angles to discharge the coins in the direction desired. l/Vhen desired the cup and spout may be adjusted so that the cup will be positioned through an opening in a booth or the like as .shown more particularly in Fig. 2 of the drawings. No matter on what end of the machine the spout and cup are secured the same may be directed in any direction or angle desired. In other words while attac-hed to either end of the machine they may be directed towards the front of the machine or to the rear of the machine or to any angle relative thereto.

It is to be understood that the arrangement of the runway or spout at a relatively high angle or pitch will permit and insure all coins passing down the runway without lodging, which lodgingor tendency to lodge is seriously'objectionable where such an open runway is, incommercial usage, exposed and receives, to a greater or less extent, a coating of dust or the like.

Further, with the foregoing in mind, it is apparent that the coins may at times pass down the runway or spout at somewhat different speeds, but even under the reiatively high speed the swivel connection and balie are such that while a coin even though riding vertically on edge after contacting the baffle may roll freely beneath the baffle, but its momentum having been reduced, it cannot roll over the edge of the cup. This is true of the greatest as well as the least diameter of coins for which the machine is designed and irrespective of the angular positioning of the cup relative to the inclined spout, the swivel connection and baffle being arranged and c0- related to permit the largest coin when rolling to at all times have suficient room to permit its clearing under the baile which it has struck, even though the coin should be riding vertically on edge.

Insofar as common subject matter appears therein this application is a continuation of my copending applications filed May 24, 1924, Serial No. 715,661 and filed April 9, 1926, Serial No. 100,903.

Having fully described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is z 1. The combination with an inclined coin spout formed at one end for operative association with coin delivery means of a relatively shallow coin receiver adapted to be associated with the other end of the spout, said receiver having an open forward or toe portion accessible to the hand of the user and an elevated heel portion registering at its top with a discharge opening from the spout, the heel and toe portions of the coin receiver being merged at the bottom through an inclined bottom wall, the bottom of the toe portion being formed into a distinct recess for the reception of the coins.

'2. The combination with aninclined coin `spout formed at one end for operative association with coin delivery means of a relatively shallow coin receiver adapted to be associated with the other end of the spout, said receiver having an open forward or toe portion accessible to kthe hand vof the user and an elevated heel portion registering at its top with a discharge opening from the spout, the heel and toe portions of the coin receiver being merged at the bottom through f ciation with coin delivery means of a relatively shallow coin receiver adapted to-be associated with the other end of the spout, said receiver having an open forward or toe portion accessible to the hand of the user and an elevated heel portion registering at its top with a discharge opening from the spout, the heel and toe portions of the coin receiver being merged at the bottom through an inclinedV bottom wall, and the side walls of the heel portion extending upwardly a substantial distance above the side walls of the toe portion to provide clearance between the bottom of the heel portion and the bottom of the spout for the largest size coin to be dispensed through the machine, the lower wall of the spout adjoining the elevated sides of the heel portion constituting a baffle to retard or upset coins passing from the spout to the coin receiver.

4. rlhe combination with an inclined coin spout formed at one end for operative association with coin deliveryrmeans'of a rela tively shallow Coin receiver adapted to be associated with the other end of the spout, said receiver having an open forward or toe portion accessible to the hand of the user and an elevated heel portion registering at its top with a discharge opening from the spout, the heel and toe portions of the coin receiver being merged at the bottom through an inclined bottom wall, and the side walls of the heel portion extending upwardly a substantial distance above the side walls of the toe portion to provide clearance between the bottom of the heel portion and the bottom of the spout for the largest size coin to be dispensed through the machine, the lower wall of the spout adjoining the elevated sides of the heel portion constituting a baffle to retard or upset coins passing from the spout to the coin receiver, said end wall bale depending below the plane of the inclination of the bottom of the spout to intersect said plane and constituting an apron or barrier therebelow.

5. The combination with an inclined coin spout formed at one end for operative association with coin delivery means of a relatively shallow coin receiver adapted to be associated with the other end of the spout, said receiver having an open forward or toe portion accessible to the hand of the user and an elevated heel portion registering at its top with a discharge opening from the spout, the heel and toe portions of the coin receiver being merged at the bottom through an inclined bottom wall, the bottom of the toe portion being formed into a distinct recess for the reception of the coins, and the forward portion of the recess being curved to aid in directing the coins into the hand of the user.

6. The combination with an inclined coin spout formed at one end for operative association with coin delivery means of a relatively shallow coin receiver adapted to be associated with the other end of the spout, said receiver having an open forward or toe portion accessible to the hand of the user and an elevated heel portion registering at its top with a discharge opening from the spout, the heel and toe portions of the coin receiver being merged at the bottom through an inclined bottom wall, and the side walls of the heel portion extending upwardly a substantial distance above the side walls of the toe portion to provide clearance between the bottom of the heel portion and the bottom of the spout for the largest size coin to be dispensed through the machine, said upwardly extending portion of the side walls being of a height approximating one-half the depth of the coin receiver.

In testimony whereof I hereunto aliiX my signature.

EDWARD J. BRANDT.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/.8, 193/DIG.100, 232/1.00D, 193/22
International ClassificationG07D1/06
Cooperative ClassificationY10S193/01, G07D1/06
European ClassificationG07D1/06