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Publication numberUS2188615 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 30, 1940
Filing dateJul 21, 1937
Priority dateJul 21, 1937
Publication numberUS 2188615 A, US 2188615A, US-A-2188615, US2188615 A, US2188615A
InventorsSlezak Vincent F
Original AssigneeSlezak Vincent F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Horoscope unit for dispensing machines
US 2188615 A
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Jan. 30, 1940. v. F. SLEZAK 2,188,615

HOROSCOPE UNIT FOR DISPENSING MACHINES Filed July 21, 1937 y/ (aye.

YOUR SOLAR IF YOUR BIRTHDAY cows HOROSC P BETWEEN MAR 2| & APRILZO YOUR FoREcAsy FOR MAY, I937 The 1st day, avoid travel ARIES I n Aries individual,

--'e'\'ing on the exact birthday dafe.

L .-'ms". available in This machine after May BO INVENTOR 4 7&5

Patented Jan. 30, 1940 UNITED STATES 2,188,615 HOROSCOPE UNIT FOR DISPENSING MACHINES Vincent F. Slezak, Chicago, 111.

Application July 21, 1937, Serial No. 154,740

4 Claims.

The invention relates to new and useful improvements in a dispensable printed matter unit for vending machines, and has for an object a dispensable unit which is so constructed that it contains a relatively large amount of printed matter, while maintaining the unit of a form and size which permits it to be stored in the magazine of a vending machine and readily dispensed therefrom. A further object of the invention is to provide a dispensable printed matter unit which is of cylindrical shape and provided with a casing which is hard, lubricous and moisture-proof, so that the printed matter may be protectively encased therein and the units, when stored, readily moved relative to each other to facilitate the vending thereof. A still further object of the invention is to provide a dispensable printed matter unit including a. strip rolled into cylindrical form and retained within a casing wherein the casing is open-ended and of slightly shorter length than the rolled cylindrical strip to facilitate the removal of the strip from the casing without destroying the casing.

These and other objects will in part be obvious and will in part be hereinafter more fully disclosed.

Of the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a fragmentary showing of the printed strip containing permanent natal astrological data;

Fig. 2 is a like showing of the opposite side of the strip containing data for a given month for persons born under the particular zodiacal sign;

Fig. 3 is an isometric view of the casing of the scroll; and

Fig. 4 is a View illustrating the showing of identifying data through the casing.

My improved dispensable printed matter unit consists generally of a strip of paper or the like which is relatively long and narrow so that a considerable amount of printed matter can be placed thereon. The strip after it has been prepared is rolled tightly into a hollow cylinder, the length of which is determined by the width of the strip. This wound strip or scroll is placed in a tubular casing which is preferably pre-formed by some mechanism or process which insures uniform diameter and smooth, seamless construction. Long pre-formed tubes of material such as Celluloid or Cellophane having uniform diameter, are cut off in standard lengths. The length of the casing thus formed is slightly less than the length of the wound cylinder, so that the wound cylinder will project from the ends of the casing. The cylinder is wound sufficiently tight so as to be inserted in the casing, and when released it will unwind sufficiently to firmly grip the casing and. be retained therein. As noted, the material used in the forming of the casing is preferably Celluloid or Cellophane and this provides a material which may be transparent and which is moistureresistant. The surface of the casing is also hard and lubricous, which greatly facilitates the storing of the dispensable units in the magazine of. a vending machine and the re-arranging of the units and the vending of the same from the magazine.

This dispensable printed. matterunit is particularly adapted for use in a horoscope vending machine such as shown in my co-pending application Serial No. 110,148, filed November 10, 1936. The machine shown in said application contains twelve magazines, one for each zodiac period. The dispensable units; are provided with the appropriate printed datafor the twelve zodiac periods, andthengthe units are, placed in the proper magazines therefor for dispensing. The units are all similar, except as to the printed matter contained on the strips.

In the drawing there is shown in detail a horoscope unit for the birthdays occurring between March 21st and April 20th. The strip as prepared, is also the forecast for the month of May, 1937. The strip is indicated at I. As shown at 3 in Figure 1, the strip is captioned with the sign Aries. This is the zodiac sign for the period between March 21st and April 20th. The strip contains texts relating to persons born under that sign. At the head of the strip on the opposite side is a caption text indicating both the natal zodiacal period, and also; the twelve periods to which the data on the sheet pertains. In this particular instance, the strip is designed for the zodiac period Aries, and therefore, it contains the phrase If your birthday comes between March 21st and April'20th. Thus it is that this phrase which is made visible through the casing when a strip is Wound into a cylinder, indicates the magazine of the vending machine in which the scroll unit would be placed. This strip also contains at the head on the back side thereof, the phrase Your forecast for May, 1937, which is also, visible through the transparent casing 2, and this indicates the particular month in which the forecast is made for birthdays coming under the zodiac sign Aries; The strip after being prepared in the manner stated is rolled from the bottom end into a cylinder leaving a small axial free space, and the cylinder thus formed is placed in a casing indicated at 2 in the drawing. This casing is preferably made of Celluloid or Cellophane, which is transparent, so that the desired data may be observed through the casing without removing the strip. When the material stated is used, it is hard and lubricous, as well as moisture-proof, and as noted above, this greatly facilitates the movement ofl the units one on the other in the magazines and the dispensing of the same. The casing is preferably pre-formed and is of a length so that when a printed strip rolled into cylindrical form is inserted therein, the cylinder will project slightly from the ends of the casing as shown in Figure 4. This permits the cylinder strip to be readily shifted in the casing so that it may be firmly grasped and removed from the casing without rupturing the casing. The person securing the horoscope can unroll the strip, and after having read the prediction contained thereon, then the strip can be again rolled up and inserted in the casing. It is, of course, wound to a diameter slightly smaller than that of the casing, and after it is inserted and released, it will unwind until the cylinder frictionally grips the casing where it will be firmly held therein.

While I have described the strip which is wound into cylindrical form as containing the horoscope data, it will be understood that other printed matter may be used on the strip and other materials may be used in the forming of the casing without departing from the spirit of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.

What I claim is: v

1. A dispensable printed matter unit for vending machines comprising an exteriorly smooth, open-ended, tubular casing of hard, lubricous, moisture-proof material and a strip of material bearing indicia wound into a cylinder disposed within said casing, said cylinder being dimensioned so that the expansion of the cylinder through the unwinding of the strip will cause said strip to frictionally engage said casing.

2. A dispensable printed matter unit for vending machines comprising an exteriorly smooth, open-ended, tubular casing of hard, lubricous, moisture-proof material and a strip of material bearing indicia wound into a cylinder disposed within said casing, said cylinder being dimensioned so that the expansion of the cylinder through the unwinding of the strip will cause said strip to frictionally engage said casing, said hollow cylinder extending beyond the end of the tubular casing whereby the cylinder disposed therein may be gripped and removed from the casing without rupturing said casing.

3. A dispensable unit for astrological vending machines comprising an exteriorly smooth, openended, tubular casing of hard, lubricous, transparent, moisture-proof material and a strip of material bearing astrological data and indicia as to the time period to which said data pertains wound into a cylinder and disposed Within said casing so that certain of said indicia are visible through said casing, said cylinder being dimensioned so that the expansion of the cylinder through the unwinding of the strip will cause said strip to frictionally engage said casing.

4. A dispensable unit for astrological vending machines comprising an exteriorly smooth, openended, tubular casing of hard, lubricous, transparent, moisture-proof material and a strip of material bearing astrological data and indicia as to the time period to which said data pertains Wound into a cylinder and disposed within said casing so that certain of said indicia are visible through said casing, said cylinder being dimensioned so that the expansion of the cylinder through the unwinding of the strip will cause said strip to frictionally engage said casing, said hollow cylinder extending beyond the end of the tubular casing whereby the cylinder disposed therein may be gripped and removed from the casing without rupturing said casing.

VINCENT F. SLEZAK.

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US7866472 *Jan 21, 2004Jan 11, 2011Karen AylwardGreeting device
US20060157356 *Jan 21, 2004Jul 20, 2006Karen AylwardGreeting device
Classifications
U.S. Classification283/117, 273/161, 206/389
International ClassificationG09F23/00, G09F23/14
Cooperative ClassificationG09F23/14
European ClassificationG09F23/14