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' Dec. 1937. H. sAMUELsEN Er AL COIN SORTING DEVICE Filed Feb. 4, 1936 ob le ffy-Hr- Hfs/land( Patented Dec. 7, 1937 UNITED STATES COIN SOBTING DEVICE Hjalmar Samuelson, Oslo, and Jakob de Rytter Kielland, Vinderen, near Oslo, Norway Application February 4, 1936, Serial No. 62,358 InV Norway February 12, 1935 2 Claims.
The present invention which is a continuation in part of our copending application, Serial No. 18,586, filed April 27th, 1935, now Patent 2,070,846 dated Feb. 16, 1937, and entitled Paying and 5 money changing devices relates to a coin classifying device for coins of different size, which are inserted through a single opening into a cash drawer or coin changing apparatus or the like, the object of the invention being to pass coins of different sizes into different passages intended for the diierent sizes of coins.
The invention is designed to provide a. coin classifying apparatus which separates out the coins as rapidly as possible and wherein failure to sort properly is precluded to the greatest possible degree.
According to the invention the coin classier comprises a coin channel, one wall surface of which is formed in known manner by a plate provided with openings corresponding to the Various sizes of coins, while the other lateral wall is formed by one or more endless conveyor bands which are applied resiliently against the coins inserted in the passage, and press them against the wall which is provided with openings.
According to another feature of the invention the conveyor band or bands are inclined relative to the bottom of the channel so as to press the coins constantly against the bottom.
An embodiment of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein Fig. 1 is a fragmentary elevation of the coin classifying apparatus, Fig. 2 a vertical section and Fig. 3 a
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On said drawing I designates the common insertion channel for the coins. From this opening the insertedl coins pass into the coin-classifying groove 2, one Wall of which is formed by the plate 3 provided with perforations. 'I'he perfora- 0 tions 4, 5, 6, 1, 8, 9 correspond to the different sizes of coins and are connected with coin passages I0, II, I2, I3, i4, I5, which lead to receptacles or devices for the individual coins.
The other wall of the groove 2 is formed'of conveyor cords I6, preferably of rubber or the like; and the supporting frame for the Cord or pulleys I1, I8 are connected by the link I9 and the spring 20 with the plate 3, so. that the cords 5 press the coins against this wall.
The movement of the cords against the wall can be limited by a screw 2|.
The cords I6 are somewhat inclined with respect to the bottom 22 of groove 2, so that they 10 press the coins not only against the Wall but also against the bottom of the groove.
The conveyor device formed by the rubber cords I6 may 'be driven by means of the cord pulley IT, which is driven by means of a flexible shaft, 15 for example.
It is obvious that, once our invention has been disclosed in the broad aspects, numerous modications and adaptations falling Within the province of the invention will readily suggest themselves to those skilled in the art. Accordingly, it is intended that our invention be limited only by the scope of the appended claims.
1. A coin classifying apparatus for cash or 25 change devices and the like comprising a sorting plate having a iloor and a conveyor belt for engaging one side of the coins with a yielding pressure for moving coins over said plate disposed at an angle to said floor whereby said coins 30 are maintained in contact with said floor prior to being sorted.
2. A coin classifying apparatus for cash or change devices and the like comprising a sorting plate having a floor, a conveyor belt for moving 35 coins over said plate disposed at an angle to said floor and means resiliently urging said conveyor belt against said plate whereby said conveyor belt urges said coins against said plate and also against said door.
HJALMAR SAMUELSEN. JAKOB DE RYTTER KIELLAQND.