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Publication numberUS1901715 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 14, 1933
Filing dateSep 3, 1929
Priority dateSep 3, 1929
Publication numberUS 1901715 A, US 1901715A, US-A-1901715, US1901715 A, US1901715A
InventorsYoung Wilson T
Original AssigneeFarrell Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin counting and wrapping machine
US 1901715 A
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COIN COUNTING AND WRAPPING MACHINE Filed Sept. 3. 1929 11 Sheets-Sheet l1 gwuemto o /eon Tfivng Patented Mar. 14, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE WILSON '.I.. YOUNG, Ol' OAKMONI, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOB TO THE FARRELL OOH- A BABY, A CORPORATION 01' DELAWABE- COIN COUNTING AND WRAPPING MACHINE 4 Application fled September 8, 1929. Serial Io. 890,078.

My invention relates to machines for counting and packaging coins and the llke and has for its object to provide a machine which will count a definite number of coins and on completion of the count will automatically stop the counting and wrap the counted coins and on completion of the wrapping will automatically stop the wrapping operation and start the counting and soon alternately counting and wrapping. A further object of m invention is to provide a coin counting an packaging machine adapted for countlng and packaging coins of different denominations in which the tubes for receiving coins of a particular denomination for the counting operation and the tube for holding the coin of that denomination for the packaging operation will always be in line one with the other and may be moved simultaneously, by'a single operation, into or out of line with the supply of coins.'

A further object of my invention is to provide in a machine of the character described means operated by the counting mechanism for operating and stopping mechanism when a predetermined number has been counted. A further object of my invention is to provide means by which the shifting of the tubes for receiving the coins to be counted will shift the means for actuating the stopping mechanism to correspond with the diameter of the coin to be counted. A further object of my invention is to provide means by which the portion of the paper strip for wrapping a package of coins will be so cut as to leave an unsevered portion and means for so holding the strip that its complete severing will be effected by the pull of the wrapping rollers. A further object of my invention is to provide means by which the difiiculties arising from difference in thickness of coins or the tilting of coins in the coin counting tubes will be avoided. A further object of my invention is to provide a simple, strong and effective coin counting and packaging machine which will not readily get out of order and will be capable of continuous operation so long as coins to be counted and packaged are supplied.

With the objects above indicated and other objects hereinafter explained in view, my invention consists in and comprises the construction and combination of elements hereinafter described and claimed.

Referring to the drawings:

Figure 1 is a top plan view of coin countng and packaging machine embodying my mvention.

F gure 2 is aside view of the same.

Flgure 3 is a top'plan view, actual size, of the coin receiving hopper.

Figure 4 is a cross sectional view on line of Figure 2.

F gure 5 is a top plan view of the coin tube earner. I I

Figure 6 is a top plan view of the star wheel.

Figure 7 is a detail view of the mechanism for operating the ratchet wheel.

Flgure 8 is a vertical central sectional view of the u per portion of the machine on line 8-8 of igure 3 showing the operating means for the star wheel.

Figure 9 is a vertical, central, sectional view of the upper portion of the machine on line 9-9 of Figure 4.

Figure 10 is a plan view partly broken away of the base box and'mechanism there- 1n.

Figure 11 is a vertical sectional view on line 1111 of Figure 10.

Figure 12 is a vertical sectional view on line 12-12 of Figure 11.

Figure 13 is a vertical sectional view on line 13-13 of Figure 11. I

Figure 14 is a vertical sectional view on line 14-14 of Figure 11.

- Figure 15 is a detail vertical central sectional view of the crimping mechanism.

Figure 16 is a vertical sectional 'view on line 1616 of Figure 11.

Figure 17 is a vertical sectional view on line 17-17 of Figure 11.

Figure 18 is a detail view of the arm for setting the ratchet wheel.

Figure 19 is a detail view of the ratchet wheel.

Figure 20 is a detail view ofthe swinging arm.

. Figure 21 is a detail sectional view on line 2121 of Figure 11.

In the drawings 1 indicates a hopper in which are received the coins to be counted and wrapped in packages. This hopper is supported in fixed, non-rotating position on posts 2 in line respectively with posts 3 on which is supported plate 4 on which is mounted the carrier 5 for the coin receiving tubes 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, of different diameters, corresponding to the different coins in use, dimes, one cent, five cent, twenty-five cent, and fifty cent. Carrier 5 is fast on shaft 14 and rotates with it. which is carried the wrapping mechanism hereinafter described. Plate 11 forms the top of a base box 12 in which the operating mechanism is arranged. v

Hopper 1 has a central opening 13a in which revolving feed disc 13 loose on central shaft 14 rotates. Hopper 1 has at one side near its periphery an opening 15 through which the coins may pass to the particular one of the coin receivingtubes which may be in line with this opening 15. About opening 15 is formed an upwardly extending guide rib 16 open towards the centre of the hopper. Into the open side of this guide rib 16 the edge of disc 13 extends. Disc 13 is carried by gear 17 which runs freely on the upper end of shaft 14. The hub of gear 17 has its bearing in plate 18 which is secured to the under face of hopper 1. Disc 13 serves to move the coins deposited in hopper 1 towards the opening .in guide rib 16 and through this opening into opening 15 through which they drop by gravity into the particular coin receiving tube which is in line with this opening.

The coin receiving tubes 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, are carried at theirupper ends in plate 20 having at its centre hub 21 fast on shaft 14 and having its periphery bearing in depending flange 22 of hopper 1. Plate 20 is preferably provided in line with each of the coin receiving tubes with a funnel for guiding the coins from opening 15 of the hopper into the particular coin receiving tube which may be in line with opening 15. The lower ends of the coin receiving tubes are carried by carrier 5 which is adapted to rotate in circular recess 25 in plate 4. Carrier 5 for the coin receiving tubes comprises a series of bars 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30, extending from one coin receiving tube to the next adjacent tube. Midway of each of these bars is an adjustable pin 31 extending outward through the bar a distance regulated by adjusting nuts 32 on the inside of the bar. These bars 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30. are so bent between the tubes between which they extend that the ends of their respective pins 31 will extend radially from the cent-re of shaft 14 a distance corresponding to the diameter of the particular coin which the tube which is in line with Posts 3 are carried by top plate 11 on the delivery openings of the hopper is adapted to receive, so that the end of pin 31 of bar 27, for instance, will be in contact with the end 33a of lever 33 when coin receiving tube .6 is in line with opening 15 of hopper 1. In setting the machine for different coins the rotation of the tube carrier 5 to bring the proper coin receiving tube in line with opening 15 will bring the end of a pin 31 against the end of lever 33 to cause it to swing on its pivot 34 a greater or less extent depending upon which one of the coin tubes is brought in line. By'means of adjusting nuts 32 the precise movement of lever 33 by pin 31 may be regulated.

Beneath carrier 5, between it and fixed plate 4 is star wheel 36 having at its centre hub 37 keyed or otherwise fast to 36 and free to rotate about shaft 14. Star wheel 36 has three arms 38, 39, and 40, which sweep in succession across the lower end of the coin receiving tube which is in line with opening 15 of the hopper and, push the lowermost coin out fromunder the coins which may be above it in that tube into line with the upper end of the guide tube 41 by which the 001118 a pin 43 carried by plate 4 so as to lift the 7.

portion of carrier 5 sufficiently to permit a coin of a particular denomination to be freely movable by the arms of the star wheel out from under the coins in the coin tube.

For the purpose of ensuring the movement of the lowermost coin the arms 38, 39, and 40, are each provided on their upper faces with an upwardly extending projection 44 adapted to pass through a recess 44a formed in the lower end of each of the coin receiving tubes and carrier 5. This projection 44 will strike the upwardly tilted edge of a coin which may not lie quite flat.

Below plate 4 is a plate 45 having a central hub 46 attached to shaft 14 and carrying a series of upwardly extending tubular projections 47, interiorly funnel shaped, corresponding in number and interior diameter with the coin receiving tubes 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. Depending from plate 45 in line with each of the tubular projections 47 and carried in plate 49 is a tube 48 for holding the pile of coins to be wrapped. Plates 45 and 49 are each fast on shaft 14 and rotate with it to bring the proper funnel 47 and tube 48 simultancously into line with the guide tube 41. Tube 48 is provided in its sides with openings 48 and 48 adapted to permit the peripheries of wrapping rollers 114 and 115 to enter a distance sufficient to bring them into contact with the coins to be wrapped.

Gear. 17 which as above stated is free to rotate on shaft 14 is in mesh with gear 50 carried b stub shaft 51 which in turn is in mesh witli gear 52 on vertical shaft 53. Fast .on shaft 53 below late 4 is a bevel gear 54 which meshes with evel gear 55 on horizontal shaft 56. Shaft 56 carries on its inner end bevel gear 57 which meshes with a bevel gear on the end'of hub 37 which carries star wheel 36.

60 indicates a lever extending from its piv- 0t 61 on-plate 4 in the direction in which the star wheel 36 moves, in the path of movement of the coin as it is swe t forward by an arm of the star wheel from eneath a coin receiving tube. Extending rearward from pivot 61 is an arm 62 to the end of which is pivoted apawl rod 63 which extends across beneath plate 4. This pawl rod 63 has its free end adapted to en age ratchet wheel 64 which is fast on to sha t 64a and has opening 7 O in it. This pawl rod is straight as shown at 73 at its end portion and as indicated at 74is bent away from this straight end portion. A pin 75 serves, when the pawl rod 63 is in nonoperating position, as a bearing for the straight portion 73 but as the awl rod is moved by lever 60-62 the straight portion 73 passes pin 7 5 and permits the end of the pawl rod to engage a tooth of ratchet wheel 64 and to rotate it. The lever 62 engages the operating mechanism of a counter 6 which may be on any usual construction. A spring 6311 bears against the pawl rod 63 to press it towards the ratchet wheel 64. An arm 65 is secured to shaft 66 and has at its free end a pin 67 movable in a slot 68 in plate 4. Arm 33 is provided on one side with a gear sector 69 which engages with pinion 71 which is fast on the lower end of ratchet wheel shaft 64a. The free end of arm 33, as above described is in contact with the end of pin 31,

the position of lever 33 being determined by the distance of a particular pin 31 from the centre of shaft 14. Movement of the free end of arm 33 as the carrier 5 is rotated to bring the coin receiving tube for a particular denomination of coin into position in line with the delivery opening of hopper 1 causes arm 33 to move in or out as the case may be, causing its gear sector end 69 to act upon the pinion 71 which in turn rotates the ratchet wheel 64 through shaft 64a causing the opening in the ratchet wheel 64 to stop at a definite position with relation to pin 67 on swingingarm 65 and determines the number of teeth in ratchet wheel 64 that must be moved by pawl rod 63 before hole 7 0 comes over spring pin 67 to allow said pin to slide vertically through ratchet wheel 64 and plate 4 and into the path of the points of the star wheel. Rotation of the star wheel will then move the free end of swinging arm 65 which ca-ries spring pin 67 a limited distance to the le t.

Shaft 66 carries near its lower end within base box 12 a lever 77 extending to the left (see Figure 10) and a lever 78 which extends through a slot in the side of base box 12 and has a handhold at its free end. On the side of lever 78 is a pin 78a adapted to engage stop 79 fixed to the side wall of base box 12. A spring 97 bears at its upper end against top plate 11 and at its lower end against the neck of lever 78 acting to force shaft 66 downward when pin 7 8a is disengaged from stop 79. A link 98 pivoted to the free end of lever 77 guided in bearing 99 is connected at its free end with clutch lever 100.

Movement of swinging arm 65, fast on a sector 69 (not shown). The anticlockwise.

movement of lever 77 through link 98 force: clutch lever 100 a distance suflicient to disengage clutch teeth 88 from the clutch teeth of sleeve 89 thereby stopping the movement of the star wheel and engaging the clutch teeth 92 of sleeve 86 with the clutch teeth of sleeve 93 through which the wrapping mechanism is driven.

Lever 111 is pivoted at 112 on fixed arm 112a and has at its inner end an-arm 111a,

extending below shaft 96 in position to be struck by cam 168 thereon. Cam 168 forces the inner end of lever 111 downward and forces its outer end which bears against the lower face of the hub of lever 78 on shaft 66 so as to lift shaft 66 and the parts carried by it upward against the resistance of spring 97 so that pin 7 8a will be above stop 79. Spring 123 will thereupon force pin 78 over onto the stop.

80 indicates a driving motor located in the base of the-machine. Gear 81 on the shaft of the motor, through suitable reducing gears 82 and 83 drives counter shaft 84 which carries a worm which in turn drives Worm wheel 85 of clutch sleeve 86 on cross shaft 87. Clutch sleeve 86 has at one end clutch teeth 88 for engagement with corresponding teeth on sleeve 89 which carries bevel gear 90 which is in mesh with bevel gear 91 on vertical shaft 53 which as above described rotates the gear 17 and also rotates star wheel 36. Clutch sleeve 86 has at its other end clutch teeth 92 which engages corresponding teeth on sleeve 93 on shaft 87 which carries worm 94 which drives worm wheel 95 on shaft 96.

Clutch sleeve 86 is moved on shaft 87 by lever which extends outward through a suitable slot in the side of base box 12 and is pivoted at 101. When the lever is so swung on its pivot as to cause clutch teeth 88 to engage clutch teeth on sleeve 89 the bevel gear 90 will, through .bevel gear 91, rotate vertical shaft 53 and cause star Wheel 36 and feed disc 13 to rotate to feed and count the coins. When lever 100 is swung in the other direction to cause clutch teeth 92 to engage clutch teeth in sleeve 93 H phanism for wrapping the coins willbe driven by shaft 87. For this purpose worm 94 drives worm wheel 95 on shaft 96.

The coins dropped into tube 48 rest on removable plate 102 which is carried on the end of arm 103 which is pivoted at 104 in post 104a on top plate 11 and has a tall piece 103a to which is connected downwardly extending rod 106 the lower end of which rests on the end of rod 109 vertically slidable in a bearing in block 110. The lower end of rod 109 rests on the upper end of lever 186 which extends over shaft 96 from its bearing 112 and rests on cam 139 on shaft 96. When shaft 96 is rotated cam 139 lifts the free end of lever 186 and through verticalrod 109 rod 106 and tail piece 103a depresses the free end of arm 103 thereby removing plate 102 from position in tube 48 to discharge the wrapped coin package. Plate 102 returns to position in tube 48 by means of a spring, not shown, and s0 remains until time to discharge another package.

114 and 115 indicate wrap-ping rollers and 116 indicates an intermediate gear for transmitting movement of rotation from gear 121 to gear 121a. Gears 121 and 121a are carried by the shafts of the wrapping rollers 114 and 115 and are spiral gears. Roller 115 is carried on vertical shaft 120 on the lower end of which is keyed gear 121 which is in mesh with wormgear 122 on shaft 87. Rollers 114 and 115, and intermediate gear 116, are carried on slide 117 which is normally pressed towards the coins in tubes 48 by spring 118 acting against pin 119 which bears against this slide. Tube 48 is held against displacement by a roller 210 which is freely rotatable on central shaft 14. The peripheries of the wrapping rollers enter openings 48 and 48 in tube 48 so as to bear against the coins therein and to wrap the paper strip about them, the end of the paper strip beinggripped between the periphery of the wrapping roller 115 and the column of coins in tube 48 and is thus drawn in through opening 48, gripped between wrapping roller 114 and the column of coins and thus wrapped about the coins.

Worm gear 122 also drives gear 125 on shaft 126 which by suitable gearing drives vertical shaft 128 carrying above plate 11 feed roller 127. Cooperating with feed roller 127 is movable feed roller 129 on shaft 130 carried by arms 133.

Arms 133 are carried on vertical shaft 133a above top plate 11. On the lower end of shaft 133a is secured arm 139. Mounted to.

rotate freely on vertical rod 133a within base box 12 is a sleeve 138 carrying near its lower end arm 134 and near'its upper end arm 135, the arms 134 and 135 being arranged at an oblique angle to each other so as to form a bell crank lever. Arm 135 carries at its free end a roller 135a which bears against the periphery of plate 49 which carries the wrapping tubes 48. Plate 49 is mounted to rotate with central shaft 14 and is so shaped that as it is rotated to brin the desired wrapping tube 48 and coin tu e 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10, for the articular coin to be counted and package in line with opening 15 of hopper 1, it will act upon lever 135 to swing lever 134 in one direction or permit it to swing in the other direction.

Arm 134 holds roller 135a against plate 49, and is provided at its free end with downwardly projecting pin 134a which extends into the annular groove of sleeve 136 which is splined on shaft 96 and carries a series of cams 132 difiering slightly in contour, each adapted when shifted to be brought in line with the end of slide rod 131 which is spring p'essed against the cam by spring 131a which ars at one end against a collar on the rod and at the other against lever 139. The movement imparted to lever 135 by the periphery of plate 49 will thus cause sleeve 136 to shift so as to bring the proper one of cams 132 into line with the end of rod 131. The other end of rod 131 bears against arm 139 on vertical shaft 133a because of pressure of spring 131a so as to cause arms 133 to press movable feed roller 129 towards fixed feed roller 127 at the proper time in the cycle of operation to feed the amount of paper for wrapping coins of a particular denomination.

On thecompletion of the wrapping opera tion the ends of thewrapper are crimped onto the ends of the iles of coins. This end crimping is effecte by crimper arms 173 and 174 which extend through vertical slot 48a in tube 48 to bear on the upper and lower edges of the paper wrapping. The upper crimping arm is pivoted at 175 in an arm 176 extending downward from plate 45 and has a tail piece 177 extending outward from its pivot. To the end of this tail piece 177 is pivoted the upper end of the downwardly extending rod 106. To rod 106 is pivoted at 178 the outer end oflower crimper arm 174. Guide post 174a on plate 49 serves as a guide to prevent side movement of lower crimper arm 174. Pivot 178 is connected by arm 179 to a pivot 180 on a post 181'extending upward from plate 49. Arm 17 9 has a tail piece 182.

A retractile spring 183 connects the end of tail piece 182 with the end of tail piece 177 of the upper crimper arm, this spring acting to so swing the crimper arms as to withdraw their ends from slot 48a of tube 48. Rod 106a extends downward through slot 185 in late 49 and has at its end an enlargement or ball 107 which is guided in a tubular bearing formed in a projection 108 extending downward from plate 49. Then the tube 48 for the particular denomination of coins to be packaged is in position the enlargement or ball 107 is in line with the upper end of m rod 113 which is slidable vertically in a bearing in block 110 and bears at its lower end on the upper end of lever 124 which extends over shaft 96 from a bearing 112 restin on cam 139 on shaft 96. On rotation of sha t 96 cam 139 acts to lift the free end of lever 186 and to force rod 113 to act against ball 107 to force rod 106a upward and to force the inner ends of crimper arms 173 and 174 through slot 48a and down and up respective--' ly against the edges of the wrapper.

On the completion of the wrapping and crimping operation the wrapping rollers are withdrawn from contact with the package by push rod 188 carried in a bearing formed in a projection 189 extending downward from plate 11. At the end of this projection 189 is pivoted a bell crank lever 190 the upper arm of which bears against the rear end of push rod 188. Its lower arm is directly above the upper end of rod 191 vertically movable in a bearing in block 110. The lower end of rod 191 rests on the upper end of lever 192 which extends over shaft 96 from its bearing 112 and rests on cam 193 on shaft 96. On rotation of shaft 96 cam 193 acting on lever 192 pushes rod 191 upward causing its upper end to act upon the lower arm of bell crank lever 190 and cause its upper arm to force push rod 188 to the left to force slide 117 to the left against the force of spring 118 thus moving the wrapping rollers away from the completed package.

While only one of the crimping mechanisms and only one of the devices for pushing back slide 117 is above described, it is to be understood that each of the tubes 48 is provided with its individual crimping mechanism, the length of the crimper arms being suitably varied and that for each tube 48 there is the device above described for pushing back slide 117 the length of push rods 188 being varied to suit the different tubes 48.

Mounted on top plate 11 is a fixed knife 140. Opposite this fixed knife and cooperating with it to sever the paper strip is a movable knife 141 carried on rod 142 which is mounted to slide in bearings in fixed posts 143 and 143a. Block 143a is recessed to receive a spring 144 which bears at one end against a collar 145 and at the other end against the end of the recess. This spring is strong enough to, when released, force the movable knife against the fixed knife with sufiicient force to sever the paper strip. Rod 142 is slotted intermediate its ends to receive the upper end of lever 146 which extends downward through slot 147 in top plate 11 and is pivoted below the top plate at 148 in the upper end of post 149. The lower end of the lever bears against cam 150 on shaft 96, the cam and the lower end of lever 146 being so formed that at the proper time in the cycle of operation the point 151 of the cam will pass the end 152 of the lever and permit it to move to the right (see Figure 16) and the upper end of the lever to be moved to the left by spring 144.

Between the knives 140 and 141 and the counting and wrapping mechanism is a device for clamping the paper strip. This comprises a fixed clamping block 153 and a movable clamping block 154 which is carried on sliding rod 155 movable in bearings in the upper ends of posts 156 and 157 of which the bearing in 157 is recessed to receive spring 158 which bears at one end against a collar 159 on sliding rod 155 and at its other end against the end of the recess. Rod 155 is recessed midway between its ends to receive the end of lever 170 which extends downward through slot 171 in top plate 11 and is pivoted below the top plate in post 149.

The lower end of this lever bears against cam 172 on shaft 96, the cam and the lower end of the lever being similar in form to cam 150 and lower end 152 of the cutting mechanism, the arrangement being such that at the proper time in the cycle of operation the cam will release lever 17 0 to permit movable clamping block 154 to be forced forward by spring 158 to clamp the paper strip between it and fixed clamping block 153. This is so timed that further forward movement of the paper strip will be prevented until the feed rollers 127 and 129 are ready to tear the forward sheet free and wrap it about the package and are in position to carry forward another sheet severed by the knives except for its forward lower edge.

The knives 140 and 141 are so arranged that their lower edges are a short distance, preferably about one eighth inch above the lower end of the passage'for the paper strip so that when operated they will leave unsevered one eighth of an inch at the lower edge. This one eighth of an inch is sufficient to ensure the strip being drawn forward when the movable knife and the movable clamping block are withdrawn by their respective cams, but readily severed by the pull of the feed rollers when the clamping device is in action to hold the strip.

160 indicates they roll of paper. The paper strip 161 is led from the roll over guide rollers 162 and 163 and between knives 140 and 141 and between clamping blocks 153 and 154, and then between fixed guides 164 to the feed rollers 127 and 129, between these rollers and then between fixed guides 165 and 166 and is then guided by fixed'guide 167 to the driven wrapping rollers 114, 115 and the loose roller 210. I

'Olutch lever 100 when moved to the position in which it is shown in Figure 10 causes clutch teeth 92 to engage the clutch teeth.

on sleeve 93 and through worm 94 on shaft 87 and worm wheel 95 on shaft 96 rotates shaft 96 and through worm 122 rotates the wrapping rollers 114 and 115. The cams on shaft 96 will, as that shaft is rotated effect the several above described operations of feeding the paper strips, crimping the wrapper, pushing the wrapping rollers away from the completed package, releasing the package and permitting it to drop into receptacle 211, cutting oil the strip and clamping the strip. As shaft 96 is rotated cam 194, near the outer end of lever 100, acts against the end of rod 195 slidably carried in bearings in block 196 against the force of spring 197 until the shoulder of slot 198 on rod 195 acts against pin 199 on the under side of lever 100. When the wrapping operation is completed cam 194 as it completes its rotation releases rod 195 and spring 197 acts to cause rod 195 through engagement of the shoulders of its slot 198, to swing lever 100 on its pivot 101. This disengages clutch teeth 92 from the clutch teeth of sleeve 93 and causes clutch teeth 88 to engage the clutch teeth on sleeve 89.

A spring pin 200 is adapted to engage the under side of lever 100 to hold it in either of its operative positions or in intermediate, inoperative position.

While the machine once set in operation will count the coins to the number desired and, on completion of the counting of the desired number will automatically disconnect the counting mechanism and will wrap the counted coins and on completion of the wrapping operation will automatically disconnect the wrapping mechanism and again connect and start in operation the counting mechanism and is designed and intended to maintain this alternate counting and packaging, the levers 78 and 100 may be operated at any time to connect or disconnect the counting or the packaging mechanism, lever 100 being arranged to be held in neutral pos'ition. to disconnect both mechanisms from i the motor.

In order to permit ready access to the wrapping mechanism, as may sometimes be ound necessary and particularly so that the feed rollers will be out of the way of tubes 48 when the coin tubes are to be shifted for different coins, slide 117 is provided with a means of which the wrapping rollers 114 and 115 may be drawn back to rmit a defective wrapper to be removed. Y 'Flie machine above described is shown arranged to count and packa e the several coins commonly used in the nited Statesto wit, nickels, tube 6; cents, tube 7; dimes,

tube 8; half dollars,

,until its opening 70 tube 9; and quarters, tube 10. But by changing the tubes other coins, car tokens or other metal discs may'be counted.

The machine is set forth'e particular coin to be counted by so rotating plate 20, carrier 5, late 45, and plate 49, that the proper coin tu e, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10, will be brought in register with opening 15 of the hopper and the proper paeka ing tube 48'will by the same operation be rought in line with guide tube 41. Plate 20, carrier 5, and plates 45 and 49 are all fast on shaft 14 and consequently rotate together.

he coins or other metal discs to be counted andpackaged are placed in the hopper 1 and the motor started, clutch lever 100, which may be assumed to have been in neutral position, is moved in a direction to cause clutch teeth 88 to engage the clutch teeth of sleeve 89 causing vertical shaft 53 to rotate. Shaft 53 through gear 52 causes feed disc 13 to rotate to feed the coins to opening 15 in the hopper through which they drop into the coin tube inregister with it. Vertical shaft 53 rotates, through gearing 5457 and hub 37, star wheel 36. As the star wheel rotates its arms. push the lowermost coin in the coin tube over the opening leading to guide tube 41 from which they drop into the wrap ing tube 48 and will rest on plate 102. s each coin is pushed by an arm of the star wheel past arm pawl rod 63 is caused to act on ratchet wheel 64 to rotate it a predetermined distance. This rotation of ratchet wheel 64 continues is brought into register with spring pin 67 which at once locks arm 65 to the ratchet wheel and also projects upward into the path of an arm of the star wheel so that the slight further movement of swlng on the axis of vertical shaft 66 as a centre and, as it is fast on shaft 66, the shaft swings with it. The swing of shaft 66 moves arm 77 to cause pin 7 8a to slip off stop block 79 and through arm 77 so swings lever 100 on its pivot 101 as to slide clutch sleeve 86 on shaft 87 and disengage clutch teeth 88 from the clutch teeth of sleeve 89 and to cause clutch teeth 92 to engage the clutch teeth of sleeve 93. Vertical shaft 53 with feed disc 13 and star wheel 36 will thereupon cease to rotate and, of course, the counting opera.- tion will stop.

The clutch sleeve being thus shifted rotation of shaft 87 will through worm 94 and worm wheel 95 rotate shaft 96 through one complete rotation and through worm 122 will rotate the wrapping rollers ,114 and 115, wrap the nearly severed end portion of paper strip 160 about the coins in tube 48 and as the strip is prevented from being drawn forward by clamping blocks 153 and 154,.the pull of the wrapping rollers will complete age is rotated by the severing of this end portion of the strip. Rotation of shaft 96 will also through cam 187 cause the crimping arms 173 and 174 to act upon the ends of the wrapper as the packthe continued action of the wrapping rollers, to crimp the ends onto the package. Rotation of shaft 96 also, through cam 139 permits the free end of arm 103 to drop carrying plate 102 out of tube 48 so that the completed package of coins may drop into receptacle 211.

Rotation of shaft 96 also through cam 150 releases movable knife 141 to permit it to be forced forward by spring 144 to cut the paper strip, except for the narrow strip at its lower edge, the cutting being so timed as to leave the end portion of the strip in position to be engaged by the wrapping rollers on a succeeding operation. Rotation of the shaft 96 also, through cam 17 O releases clamping block 154 so that it will be forced forward by spring 158 to clamp the paper strip against clamping block 154, the clamping action being so timed as to clamp the paper strip as the end section, almost completely severed, is almost completely wound about the coins, and continues to clamp the strip until a successive winding is begun. Rotation of shaft 96 also, through cam 193, causes bell crank lever 190 to act upon push rod 188 to force the wrapping rollers away from contact with tube 48. Rotation of shaft 96 also through cam 194 permits spring 197 to swing clutch lever 100 on its pivot 101 back again into its original position shifting clutch sleeve 86 into position to cause clutch teeth 87 to engage the clutch teeth of sleeve 89. This stopsfurther rotation of shaft 96 and stops the operation of the several mechanisms controlled by or operated by the cams carried by it, that is, stops the wrapping operation, and starts the counting mechanism again into operation.

The machine thus automatically shifts the motive ower from the counting operation to the pac aging operation and back again to the countin operation.

Having thus described my invention what I claim is:

1. In a machine for counting and packaging coins and like articles, means for counting the coins, means for packaging the counted coins, driving means and means for automatically connecting the counting mechanism and the packaging mechanism alternately with the driving means so arranged that on completion of the counting operation the counting mechanism will stop and the packaging mechanism will start to operate and upon the completion of the packaging operation the packaging mechanism will stop and the counting operation will resume operation.

2. In a machine for counting and packaging coins and like articles, means for counting the coins, means for packaging the countcompletion of the counting operation the counting mechanism will stop and the packaging mechanism will start to operate and upon the completion of the packaging operation the packaging mechanism will stop and the counting operation will resume operation, comprising a star wheel in the counting I mechanism and means operated thereby for shifting the driving mechanism from the counting mechanism to the packaging mechanism.

3. In a machine for counting and packaging coins and like articles, means for counting the coins, means for packaging the counted coins, driving means and means for automatically connecting the counting mechanism and the packaging mechanism alternately with the driving means so arranged that on completion of the counting operation the counting mechanism will stop and the packaging mechanism will start to operate and upon the completion of the packaging operation the packaging mechanism will stop and the counting operation will resume operation, comprising a cam in the packaging mechanism and means operated by it to shift the driving means from the packaging mechanism to the counting mechanism.

4. In a machine of the class described, mechanism for packaging counted coins comprising a packaging tube for the coins adapted to permit the coins to be rotated therein and having openings in its sides adapted to permit portions of the peripheries of wrapping rollers to extend through them, rollers for feeding a paper strip, wrapping rollers movable into and out of contact with the coins in the packaging tube through the openings in its sides, means for crimping the ends of the paper strip onto the coins, means for driving the feeding rollers and the wrapping rollers, a cam shaft and means operated thereby for moving the crimping means into and out of operation.

5. In a machine of the class described, 115 mechanism for packaging counted coins comprising a packaging tube for the coins adapted to permit the coins to be rotated therein and having openings in its sides adapted to permit portions of the peripheries of wrap- 120 ping rollers to extend through them, rollers or feeding a paper strip, wrapping rollers movable into and out of contact with the coins in the packaging tube through the openings in its sides, means for crimping the ends 125 of the paper strip onto the coins, means for driving the feeding rollers and the wrapping rollers, a cam shaft and means operated thereby for moving the crimping means into and out of operation and for moving the ed to permit the position in the wrapping rollers away from the packaging tube.

6. In a machine of the class described, mechanism for packing counted coins comprising a packaging tube for the coins adapted to permit the coins to be rotated therein and having openings in its sides adapted to permit portions of the peripheries of wrapping rollers to extend through them, rollers for feeding a paper strip, wrapping rollers movable into and out of contact with the coins in the packaging tube through the openings in its sides, a plate movable into and out of the lower end of the packaging tube for supporting the coins to be wrapped, means for driving the feeding rollers and the wrapping rollers, a cam shaft andmeans operated thereby for moving said plate into and out of position in the packaging tubes.

7. In a machine of the class described, mechanism for packaging counted coins comprising a packaging tube for the coins adaptcoins to be rotated therein and having openings in its sides adapted to permit portions of the peripheries of wrapping rollers to extend through them, rollers for feeding a paper strip, wrapping rollers movable into and out of contact with the coins in the packaging tube through the openings in its sides, a plate movable into and out ofthe lower end of the ackaging tube for supporting the coins to e wrapped, means for driving the feeding rollers and the wrapping rollers, a cam shaft and means operated thereby for moving said plate into and out of packaging tubes, for severing the paper strip and for stopping forward movement of the paper strip.

8; In a machine of the class described comsleeve on the other side of the clutch sleeve adapted to be engaged by said clutch and means operatively connected therewith for driving the packaging mechanism, a hand lever for shifting the clutch sleeve into engagement with the sleeve on either side of it, means operated by the counting mechanism for shifting the hand lever in one direction and means operated by the packaging mechanism for operating the hand lever in the other direction comprising a cam shaft and a cam carried thereon.

In testimony whereof, I hereunto afiix my signature.

WILSON T. YOUNG;

prising coin counting and coin packaging mechanisms, a driven shaft, a cross shaft, a

clutch sleeve slidable thereon geared to the d'riven shaft, a sleeve on one side of the clutch sleeve adapted to be engaged by said clutch sleeve and means 0 eratively connected therewith for driving t sleeve on the other side of the clutch sleeve adapted to be engaged by said clutch and means operatively connected therewith for driving the packaging mechanism, a hand lever for shifting the clutch sleeve into engagement with the sleeve on either side of it, means operated by the counting mechanism for shifting the hand lever in one direction and means operated by the packaging mechanism for operating the hand lever in the other direction.

9. In a machine of the class described comprising coin counting and coin packaging mechanisms, a driven shaft, a cross shaft, a clutch sleeve slidable thereon geared to the driven shaft, a sleeve on one side of the clutch sleeve adapted to be engaged by said clutch sleeve and means 0 eratively connected therewith for driving t e counting mechanism, a

e counting mechanism, a

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Classifications
U.S. Classification53/500, 453/59, 53/501, 53/168, 53/212, 53/532, 192/99.00A
International ClassificationG07D9/06
Cooperative ClassificationG07D9/065
European ClassificationG07D9/06B