US 2080038 A
Abstract available in
Claims available in
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
May 11, 1937. I c. E. FREDERICKSON RAZOR BLADE -VENDING AND COLLECTING CABINET 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed June 5, 1955 gwue'ntov C. EFfeoent/fso n C. E. FREDERICKSON RAZOR BLADE VENDING AND COLLECTING CABINET May 11, 1937.
Filed June 5, 1955 a Sheets- Sheet 2 gwuenkoz CEFreden'c/fson May 11, 1937. c. E. FREDERICKSONI RAZOR BLADE VENDING AND COLLECTING cABiNET Filed June 5, 1935 s Sheets-Sheet s iqff:
Patented May 11, 1937 UNl'l'El) STATES PATENT GFFIQE Clayton E. Frederickson, Chicago, Ill.
Application June 5,
My invention has for its object to provide a simple, neat, inexpensive cabinet for use in the bath rooms and lavatories of hotels, pullman cars, steamboats, etc. for the purpose of vending new razor blades and also for the purpose of serving as a repository or collection receptacle for used blades.
Further, it is an object to provide such a cabinet which can be stamped from sheet metal and which, when the parts are assembled, will be of sufficient rigidity and strength to withstand the usual abuse to which vending cabinets of related kind are often put.
Further, it is an object to provide a cabinet of the kind referred to above in which the housing has its front, two sides, top and bottom formed into a rigid body unit which carries all the operating parts of the machine, the back being formed as a separate unit to be mounted on a wall or other suitable support by means which will be hidden and rendered inaccessible by the body unit when in place on the back unit, the connection between the units being such as to enable the units to be quickly assembled and disassembled and, when assembled, be secured in place by a single padlock or other suitable locking device.
Further, it is an object to provide a simple coin controlled machine for effecting the vending of the boxes containing the razor blade or blades and to provide in that machine a place to put used blades.
Other objects will in part be obvious and in part be pointed out hereinafter.
To the attainment of the aforesaid objects and ends, the invention still further resides in the novel details of construction, combination and arrangement of parts, all of which will be first fully described in the following detailed description,
then be particularly pointed out in the appended claim, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of my invention.
Figure 2 is a vertical section on the line 2-2 of Figure 3.
Figure 3 is a vertical section on the line 3-3 of Figure 4.
Figure 4. is a horizontal section on the line 4-4 of Figure 3.
Figure 5 is a plan of the partition or false bottom, a part being broken off.
Figure 6 is a perspective view of the locking strap.
Figure 7 is a plan of the vending slide, parts being broken away.
In the drawings, in which like numerals of ref- 1935, Serial No. 25,160
erence indicate like parts in all of the figures, l represents the front wall of the cabinet, 2 and 3 the side walls, 4 the top wall, and 5 the bottom wall. All of these parts are preferably stamped out of a single piece of sheet metal, the top and bottom walls being provided with side flanges l and 6 respectively which, when the parts are shaped into form, are soldered, welded, or otherwise secured to the side walls as an integral structure.
The bottom wall 5 is provided with a downwardly bent flange 8 which rests, when the two sections are assembled in the trough portion 9 of the back wall unit I0. The back wall unit it has top and side flanges II to fit over the edge of the front unit.
The back wall unit I!) is secured to a suitable support by screws l2, one of which also passes through the aperture ll in the angled end 55 of thestrap bar I l that passes through a slot is in the wall I and receives a padlock l 9 in its hole 3 whereby the two units are firmly secured together. The angled end 15 of the strap bar M is also riveted at It to the back plate ll).
26 is a partition plate or false bottom which is mounted horizontally within the front unit of the cabinet by means of suitable tangs 25 that pass through slots 21 in the walls l, 2 and 3. The plate 2|] is slit at 2! and bent at 22 so as to form the dispensed blade holding bracket 23.
A partition plate as separates the dispensing opening from the remainder of the interior of the cabinet at the side of the opening where the slit 2| is made while the bracket 23 forms a wall to close the cabinet in back of the slit, see
ure 2. The plate 2!} is also provided with a coin releasing or passing slot 25 through which the spent coin passes and is deposited into the space beneath the plate 2E] within the cabinet, that space serving as a coin box.
A suitable coin chute 28 is provided which is rigidly secured at its upper end to the top wall i, the latter having a depressed opening 3ll3fi for the insertion of the coin. The chute 28 is also supported at its lower end by a suitable strap 28 suitably secured to the other side wall 2, the vendable article magazine 3|, which is in the form of a U-shaped piece of metal, having flanges 32 by means of which it is riveted as at 35 to the wall 2, there being a suitable transparency 33 interposed between the magazine 3i and the wall 2. The wall is also provided with a slot 34 covered by the transparency through which the condition of the magazine may be observed.
A suitable filling opening 36 is provided in the side wall 2 at the top of the magazine through which the magazine may be loaded when necessary.
Within the front unit and secured to the side wall 2 thereof in any suitable way, is a pocket 31 for the used blades, the blades being deposited in the pocket 38 through the top wall 4. It is to be noted that the pocket Sl has walls on three sides and it has a bottom but the fourth side is closed by the back It) for a purpose presently understood.
39 is a slide by means of which the machine is operated. It has a thickened section 40 that is provided with a horizontal bore 4| and a transverse coin passage or slot 43. It also has a recess 42 in its front edge at the front end of the slot 4| for a purpose presently explained.
The slide 39 is provided with an opening 44 for the reception of a vendable article from the magazine, the article being delivered from the opening 44 to the discharge opening of the cabinet when the openings align with one another.
45 is the push-pull rod which is made in two sections connected by a neck 41 and which carries a knob 46 on its outer end so that it can be manipulated.
A cotter pin 48 passed through an aperture in the rod within the confines of the casing serves to prevent the rod being pulled Wholly out of the casing. The recess 42 in the slide is provided to receive the cotter pin when the rod is connected to the slide by means of a coin in the slot 43 and the neck portion 4! of the rod.
49 designates the boxes of blades, one or more to the box, 50 the coin for operating the machine and 5| the used blades.
It will be seen from the foregoing that when it is desired to mount the cabinet on the Wall, the lock 1 9 is opened and removed from the strap [4. The front of the cabinet can then be tilted forwardly in the trough-shaped portion 9 of the back (the strap 14 being sufficiently resilinet to permit this) until the top 4 of the .cabinet clears the fiange I l at the top of the back l0 and until the end of the strap 54 clears the slot I3; whereupon the front unit may be lifted from the trough 9 leaving the back unit by itself. This unit is now screwed to the support and the front unit replaced by reversing the foregoing movements. The magazine is filled through the opening 36 and the machine is ready for action.
Upon depositing the required coin in the opening and pushing in the handle 46 as far as it will go, the slide 39 will be pushed against the back wall It] to bring the opening 44 beneath the magazine and permit one of the articles todrop into the opening, it being understood that the thickness of the portion of the slide that is provided with the opening 44 is equal to that of the package to be dispensed so that but one package will feed into the slide at a time. With the coin deposited in the coin chute, as soon as the slide has been pushed all the way back, the neck portion 41 of the rod 45 will line up with the coin slot 43 and receive the edge of the coin, see dotted lines in Figure 3. The coin cannot drop through into the coin box for at this time it is resting on the unslotted portion of the plate 29. The operator then pulls the knob 46 forwardly, bringing the rod 45 out to its limit, the cotter pin 48 engages the front Wall I at which time the package will drop from the opening 44 onto the holding bracket 23 and at the same time the coin will be released through the opening 25. This disconnects the push-pull rod from the slide. However, the slide can be pushed back for the next operation by reason of the engagement of the cotter pin 48 in the receiving part 42 of the slide.
When the blade has been used and it is desired to discard the same it is dropped through the slot 38 into the pocket 31.
When sufficient used blades have been accumulated to fill the pocket, or when the coin box has become filled, or at any time it may be found desirable to do so, the attendant unlocks the padlock l9 and removes the front unit from the back plate Ill. The removal taking place on a downward arc, the contents of the pocket 31 and of the coin box will be held from dropping out. After the front unit has been detached from the back unit by moving it on the trough 9 as a pivot and lifting it out of the trough the coins and used razor blades can be dumped out by tilting the front unit backwardly and downwardly.
It will be seen that my invention provides a very simple device that can be manufactured at a very low cost, practically all of sheet metal (all except the slide and push-pull rod) and Will readily and effectively serve. its intended purposes.
The device is neat and ornamental in appearance and will not detract from the general decorative scheme of the place where it is put up, it being obvious that it may be enamled or painted with any suitable coloring to match the color scheme of the bath room or toilet where it is placed.
From the foregoing description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, it is thought the complete construction, operation and advantages of my invention will be clear to those skilled in the art to which it relates.
What I claim is:
In a vending cabinet, a metallic housing having a front wall, side walls, a top wall and a bottom wall constituting an integral structure having an open back, an article magazine and an article vending mechanism located in said housing, a mounting plate constituting a closure for the housing, means to secure said plate to a support, said means passing through said mounting plate within the confines of the housing and being accessible only when the housing is removed, means removably locking the housing to said plate, and an L-partition in said housing adjacent one side thereof and adjacent the back thereof and constituting with said mounting plate a used-article receptacle, said housing having an opening leading to said used-article receptacle, all being arranged substantially as shown and described.
CLAYTON E. FREDERICKSON.