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Publication numberUS2292307 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 4, 1942
Filing dateJun 13, 1940
Priority dateJun 13, 1940
Publication numberUS 2292307 A, US 2292307A, US-A-2292307, US2292307 A, US2292307A
InventorsLiese Selig S, Warner Matthew P
Original AssigneeBarney Rosenberg And Samuel W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Selective automatic apparatus for reproducing images from records thereof
US 2292307 A
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Aug. 4, 1942-. M. P. WARNER ETAL 5 Sheets-Sheet l FIEJ.

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attorney 21;; 4, 1942. M. P. WARNER ETAL 2,292,307 I SELECTIVE AUTOMATIC APPARATUS FOR REPRODUCING IMAGES FROM RECORDS THEREOF Filed June 13, 1940 5 Sheets-Sheet '2 22s 22s 24 g 26 I' I SF- SF I so 1 I 128 s2 sz 52 7a; 55 78 3/ 78 r 72 i b I 74 j l 5 70 /'m 7s s4 ma 3 l 11 8 i: 42 1: 36 32 g a: s: f

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(Ittorneg g W42. M. P. WARNER ETAL 2,2923? 7 SELECTIVE AUTOMATIC APPARATUS FOR REPRODUCING IMAGES FROM RECORDS THEREOF Filged June 13, 1940 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 [08 n2 ,1 m] M 14 us VERTICAL HORIZQNTAL TRANS- A:I4LEHE=IOER SWEEP 88 SWEEP AE1ZEII:IER FoRMERms AMPLIFIER AMPLIFIER 7.5VOLTS 1-0 I q; 1-5 I46 [M5 158 36' I 1 I52 ms 195 s I58 124 32 Hm.

SWITCH I98 Zhwcnto s MATTHEW F! WARNER & SELIG s. LlESE. 2 54! ma Patentedi Aug. 4, 1942 OFFICE- SELECTIVE AUTOMATIC APPTUS FOE REPRODUCING IMAGES FROM RECORDS THEREOF Matthew F. Warner and Sell: 8. Liese, Freeport,

N. Y., asslgnors to Barney Rosenberg and Samuel W. Fried, New York, N. E, as

Application June 13, 1940, Serial No. 340,306

11 Claims.

The present invention relates to selective automatic apparatus for reproducing sound and motion pictures or other visual images from records thereof.

e object of the invention is the provision of apparatus constructed and arranged to operate selectively and automatically for reproducing any one of a plurality of vision records, for example, motion picture films, preferably with an accompanying reproduction of sound without requiring the use of motion picture projection apparatus of the optical type. More specifically, in accordance with this object of the invention, the motion pictures are reproduced by electronic current actuated or responsive means such for example as cathode ray tubes employed in the television art.

Another object of the invention is the provision of apparatus of the character referred to ar ranged in a cabinet and provided with means which may be coin-controlled for selecting the record to be reproduced and for efiecting the reproduction of said record. Motion picture apparatusof this type is well adapted for use in various public places, as well as in the home, for en-.- tertainment or advertising purposes.

A further object of the invention is the provision of motion picture apparatus having reels for the several films constructed and arranged so that in the operation of a selected film the latter is automatically rewound during the reproduction of the pictures or sound carried by the successive portions of the films whereby to obviate the necessity for rewinding the film after the actuation of the apparatus for reproducing the same. In other words the same film can be operated as often as desired without intermediate rewindings of the film between successive reproductions thereof. Further, the provision of reels of this character permits the apparatus including a plurality of films to be mounted within a relatively small cabinet and also eliminates rewinding devices whereby iurther to reduce the size of the cabinet.

Another object of the invention is the provision in conjunction with motion picture apparatus of the character described of a novel picture pick-up device and of a, novel method of scanning the film.

The above objects of the invention and other objects which -might hereinafter appearwill be fully understood from the following description considered with reference to the accompanying drawings which, however,

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as ill a rtive of the invention but not in limitstion thereof.

In the drawings:

1 is a vertical sectional view of apparatus emg the present invention:

Fla; 2 is a sectional view on the line 22- oi l, with certain parts omitted for the sake of clearness of illustration 3 is a front view of the selfu m, reel;

Fig. 4 is an end view of the self-winding reel;

Fig. 5 is a sectional view of the self-winding reel on the line 5-5 of Fig. 3;

Fig. 6 is a side view of the film guide and driver;

Fig. 7 is an end view of the film guide and driver;

Fiend is a front view of a film controlled sir cuit maker and breaker;

9 is a sectional view on the line 9-9 of Fig. 8; r

'Fig. 10 is an end view oi the film controlled circuit maker and breaker;

Fig. ll-is a block di, partly schematic, of the electrical apparatus, and also illustrates more or less diagrammatically the mechanical devices of the apparatus;

Fi 12 is a schematic view of a coin-controlled switch mechanism;

Fig. 13 is a front view of ture film.

Referring now to the drawings in detail, the apparatus as here'shown comprises a cabinet it part of a motion pic- I having an inclined upper panel 62 provided with an openingwith respect to which the vision cathode ray'tube' I4 is juxtaposed. The sound are to be considered reproducing unit or loud speaker i 6 'is arranged at the lower or vertical part l8 of the front wall of the cabinet. The selector 2!), usually coincontrolled, is mounted for convenient access and operation at the upper part of the vertical front w'all.

A plurality of film reels 22, hereinafter to be described more or less in detail, for a. plurality of films SF are mounted in stationary position within the cabinet on individual brackets 24 fixed to the rear wall 26 of the cabinet. A film guide and driver 28 is associated with each self-winding reel 22 and is mounted therebelow on a bracket 30. The motor 32 for moving the film is mounted on the bottom 38 of the cabinet and is connected by a pulley driven belt 36 to a pulley 38 which rotates the shaft All journalled for rotation in bearings carried by a bracket s2 fixed to a side wall d4. of the cabinet. Shaft is provided with a driving pulley 86 which, through a belt 48, ac-

- tion on shaft 52, being belt to actuate understood that the diameters of the tuates a pulley 60 fixed to rotary driven shaft 52. It will be several pulleys are so related as to result in the rotation of. shaft 52 at the proper speed for movthe proper speed. .Each film guide 'and'driver 28 includes a rotary sprocket wheel 54 which lsdriven by' a pulley 56 rotated by by a pulley 60 mounted on shaft 52. Each pulley 6b is mounted for rotaheld' against Increment l-ongitudinallyof said shaft, and is rotated by the of the apparatus. vices hereinafter to be turns to the self-winding reel 22, passing in its return movement through film guide 2%. As il-" lustrated in Fig.2, said pictureand sound pick-up is selectively operated latter only when. a companion clutch b2 movable control of selectorsandothercontrol devices as will hereinafter be described.

The blanking out operation between frames of the films SE is accomplished as here shown by relatively movable companion contacts 92 and 94 underthe. control of'a companion filmdrivlng sprocket 54 as illustrated more or less diagrammatically in Fig. 11 considered with reference to Fig. 13. Thus, as here shown, the sprocket openlugs '96 of the filmSF are disposed on the lines between successive frames of said film. Accordlongitudinally of the shaft and rotatable thereby in accordance with the film SFselectedtobe reproduced in the operation Certain of the electrical dejreferred to are preferably 15' I ment here shown, one of said teeth in. projecting a a through an opening '96 engages the spring arm 98 mounted in the'casing 6d which as here shown is supported on the bottom wall As illustrated in Figs.- 1 and 2, each film SF, which is preferably a'motion picture film having a sound recording thereon, passes of the cabinet.

nomtne reel i Etto its companion film guidet t and from the latter to the picture pick-up device to and to the companion sound pick-up device t8 and around the lower guide roller iii from which the film redevlce G6 and til, respectively; and said lower guide roller it are adjustably mounted on bracki ets '52, M and it, respectively, adjustably carried ingly, when said film. is movedby its companion sprocket the teeth of said sprocket project through said openings 96 and in the arrangeon which movable contact 92 is carried and, only at the times the lines between frames passes tube 8!], causes said contact 92 toengagethe companion contact 94 to close a circuit which includes theline 99 which is connected in the grid circuit of the vision tube It. Accordingly in the scanning operation, the grid of vision tube I4 is groundedand no trace either vertical or horizontal appearson thefluorescent screen of said tube when the parts of the film between the frames .thereof are in position to be scannedby cathode ray tube tit. Itwill be understood that contacts E92 and 9 5 are normally open, contact 92 being biasedto open position by itscompanion spring strip 98.

It will be understood that the length of the scanning line or trace ofpick-up tube 80 is regulatcdso'that'it does not extend into the sound recordings on the film and further it'will be accordance with the present inventionthe ,mo--

tionpictures are reproduced by apparatus of the television type ;-'I'hus,,as here shown, the

picture pick-up device as comprises a cathode ray tube as and a companion photo-cell 82. The cathode ray tube 8!! is the picture scanning device and is designed to operate only with a horizontal sweep, that is, to produce a bright horizontal trace or line of illumination on the fluorescent screen of said tube. This is accomplished by applying in a well known way an alternating current voltage to the horizontal-deilection plates or magnets of the cathode ray tube. Said tubes to are also preferably provided, however, with'means for applying a direct current voltage to the vertical deflection means, that is, to the horizontal plates or magnets for adjusting the vertical position of the, horizontal trace. It will be understood that vertical adjustment of the sweep is intended only for adjusting the horizontal line or trace in respect to the companion photo-electric cell 82. It will be observed that the vertical sweep'of the cathode ray scanning tube 80 is unnecessary for scanning purposes in view of the vertical movement of the film SF in relation to its companion pick-up device 66.

As shown more or less diagrammatically in the block diagram of Fig. 11, each cathode ray scan ning tube 80 is connected to a horizontal sweep amplifier 84 winch is also connected to the horizontal sweep control of the cathode my vision tube It. The photo-electric cells 82 are connected to the picture or video amplifier 86 which is connected to the grid of said vision tube IA. The vertical sweep amplifier 88 is connected to the vertical controls of the vision tube 14 but not to the pick-up device 66. Said amplifiers 84, 86 and 88 derive their energizing currents and potentials from a suitable source of alternating ourunderstood that although the length of the horizohtal line or trace of tube 8B isrelatively short,

being in proportion to the picture width of the filmSF, the horizontal line or trace reproduced on the viewing screenof the vision tube M is much longer, being amplified to the extent desired, within well known practical limits, by the horizontal sweep amplifier 84.

The sound pick-up device 68 can be of any suitable construction, and as here shown, in cludes an exciter lamp I00 and a companion photo-electric cell 12. As illustrated in Fig. 11, the photo-electric cells I02 are connected to the sound amplifier HM which is connected to the loud speaker or sound reproducer IS. The exciter lamps I00 are energized by the step-down transformer I06 supplied from line 90.

The present invention contemplates use of the apparatus for advertising purposes as well as for entertaining or other purposes. Accordingly, said apparatus includes means for projecting on the fluorescent screen of the vision tube M reproductions of advertising matter, preferably s1 multaneously with the reproduction of the motion picture and sound record. For this pur pose there is provided a pick-up device I08 including a cathode ray scanning tube H0 and a companion photo-electric cell H2, Said pickup device I08 is carried by a bracket H4 adjustably mounted on one of the posts 18. Said bracket includes a frame H6 disposed between cathode tube H0 and a photo-electric cell H2 for supporting a translucent panel 8 on which the advertising matter appears, As panel H8 is preferably stationary during scanning thereof,

- scanning tube H0 has a vertical sweep control as well as a horizontal sweep control and is therefore connected, as illustrated in Fig. 11, to

the horizontal sweep amplifier 84 and to the verrent supplied theretoover the line under the.

tical sweep amplifier I38. The photo=electric cell M2 or" pick-up device its is connected to the picture or video amplifier 35 which, as hereinbe= fore stated, is connected to the grid of the vision tube IQ. Preferably panel H8 is scanned in such relation to the scanning of film SF that the reproduction of the advertising matter appears on the upper part or the fluorescent screen of tube Id while the reproduction of film SF appears wholly or mainly on the part of said fluorescent screen which is below the part on which said advertising matter is reproduced.

As hereinbefore indicated, provision is made for selecting the film SF "to be reproduced in the operation of the apparatus and preferably'the operation of the apparatus is coin-controlled. For this purpose the line so which supplies the electric energy to the various operating or con= trol parts of the apparatus is connected to the alternating current supply line Iild under the control of a coin-controlled switch mechanism I22 as diagrammatically illustrated in Fig. ll. A branch line IM connects motor 32 to line 98 whereby said motor is also actuated underthe control of the coin-controlled switch mechanism 522. The means for selecting the film SF to be reproduced comprises a plurality of buttons I28 which together with the coin-controlled switch mechanism I22 form part of the selector 20. Each button controls a circuit for the, cathode ray tube at of the vision pick-up device 66, the circuit of the exciter lamp I of the sound pickup device 68, and a circuit for the solenoid I28 of the companion clutch 62 for each film SF. Each button is connected to a movable contact member ififi which is provided with three conducting portions I32, Kid, and I36 respectively, said contact portions being insulated from each other. Contact portion I32 is engageable with a stationary contact I38 forclosing the circuit from transformer I as through exciter lamp I00. Contact portion IS I is engageable with a stationary contact member Hill for connecting companion cathode ray scanning tube 8d to the horizontal sweep amplifier 8G, contact portion I at being connected ,to ground as illustrated and it being understood that for the purpose of explanation said ground connection is to be considered as one side of the line of the horizontal sweep amplifier. Contact portion I35 is adapted to engage a stationary contact M2 to complete the circuit through the companion clutch-operating solenoid I25 which, as here shown, is connected to the branch line III I which receives current from line ad. Contact portion I36 is illustrated as connected to ground and it will be understood that the other side of supply line 90 may be considered as connected to groundfor completing the circuit. Thus when a coin is inserted in coincontrolled switch mechanism I32 and when a selected button I26 is actuated, the proper pick-up devices are activated and the apparatus is auiomatically operated to reproduce the motion picture film on the viewing screen of the vision mice It and at the same time the companion ;ound record which ordinarily is on the film is 'eproduced by the loud speaker I6.

As here shown, the pick-up I 98 for the .adverising matter is in the circuit sothat panel H8 5 reproduced simultaneously with the reproducion of each film SF, but it will be understoodhat pick-up I08 can be disconnected from the ircuit if desired by any suitable switch mechaiism (not shown) or that a plurality of such Iick-up devices can be provided for a plurality Ill.

\ ture I on the end 3 or difierent advertising panels respectively to be individually reproduced as desired upon the view ing screen of the vision tube III, or upon some other vision tube, it being understood that the connection of pick-up device Iiil with the vision tube It as here shown is merely illustrative of one of numerous ways in which advertising mat= ter can'be reproduced by television apparatus, preferably in conjunction with entertainment matter,

Provision is made for automatically interrupt ing the operation of the apparatus at the end of the reproduction of the selected film, and for conditioning the apparatus for the next opera tion to be initiated by the insertion of another coin. This is accomplished by the provision of a film controlled switch in conjunction with. the coin-controlled switch mechanism I22 as will now be described, reference being had to Figs. 8 to 10 and 12 in conjunction with Fig. 2. The film controlled switch its is mounted on or sup= ported by film guide 28 and comprises a guide pas sage formed by plates Ida and IEII between which the companion film SF passes during the movement thereof. Plate M8 is electrically connected to a line I52 leading to switch mechanism I22. A movable contact member I 55 is carried by a spring strip I55 fastened to but insulated from plate I59 and electrically connected to line I58 in the circuit of electro-magnet I60. The arrangement is such that film SF normally prevents contact member I 56 from engaging plate I 38 but when the cut out portion I62 of the film (Fig. 8) which is arranged in the film at the part thereof near the end of the picture record passes contact member I 55 the latter engages contact plate I68 to complete a'circuit through electromagnet I66. Line I52 is connected to a terminal I65 of switch I 22 and line I56 which is connected toone end of the winding of magnet I60 is connected to terminal I68 of switch I22.

As illustrated in Fig. 12, terminals for connecting switch I22 to the supply line I29 are indicated at IIB and III. In Fig. 12 the coin chute is indicated more or less diagrammatically at I72. Said chute comprises stationary and movable contacts I It and I I6 electrically connected to the respective input terminals Nd and It will be understood that contact members IIII and I It oi coin chute I72 are connected to the opposite sides respectively of line 96 and that a circuit is completed through said line only when a coin is inserted in chute I12 and is positioned between contact members III! and Ila. Consequently after the reproduction of a selected record SF is completed, coin-controlled switch mechanism I22 is operated to eject the coin whereby to interrupt the circuit'of line 90. For this purpose contact member I15 is mounted on a lever I'm pivoted at I88. Said lever is controlled by an electro-magnet I82 and by a spring IBI. When magnet I52 is energized the armaof lever I18 is attracted and actuates said lever for moving contact member I78 to its projected orcoln-retaining position, but when said magnet is die-energized spring I84 moves lever lid to retracted or coin-releasing position. Magnet I82 is deenergized momentarily under the control of magnet I60. More specifically, the winding of magnet I32 is connected to input terminal I70 and through stationary and movable contact members I88 and I90, respectively, to input terminal I II Movable contact member IQII is carried by a lever I92 pivoted at I941. When magnet IE0 is energized, the armature ESE at one end of lever I92 is attracted thereby disengaging contacts I88 and i9), said contacts being normally held in circuit-closing position by a spring I98 which also is efiective to return lever 692 to circuit-closing position after magnet M50 is de-energized.

As hereinbefore stated, magnet E60 is energized under the control of any one of the film controlled switches M6. It will be understood, however, that the energization of magnet ltd is only momentary, that is, only for a sufficient length of time, which is short, to permit operation of coin release magnet and lever lit near the end of the operation of the reproduction of the companion film SF. .Due to inertia, the film continues to move a short distance after the cut out portion 062 thereof reaches contact member of the film controlled switch whereby the film again moves between and separates contact i 3 from contact M8 thereby interrupting the circuit of magnet I60 and permitting lever M2 to return to normal switch-closing position thereby completing the circuit through the energizing magnet N32 for returning coin-releasing member N6 of the coin chute to coin-retaining position. Accordingly when a coin is inserted for the next operation of the apparatus, said coin completes a circuit through contact members E'l l and M6 to line 90 for energizing the apparatus, and as soon as the selected button 126 is actuated the selected film and the accompanying sound record are reproduced as hereinbefore described. It will be understood that selector switches i313 can be interlocked in any well known manner so that only one switch can be actuated at any one time, a description of such mecha nisms being unnecessary as numerous selectorsare well known to those skilled in the art.

Reverting now to the self-winding reels 22 and the companion film guides and drivers, the construction of these devices will now be described. The self-winding reel 22 comprises a plate 20% having a fixed central bearing member 2112 provided with an opening, preferably non-circular, for mounting said reel on a supporting part 2% of bracket 24 whereby the reel is removably mounted and supported by said bracket in stationary position. An annular plate 2% having a central opening 208 and spaced ends 25! and 282 is carried by plate 206 in fixed spaced and parallel relation thereto. Plate 2% is secured in said position by a plurality of peripherally spaced members 2% and companion screws EMS and H8 which are passed through plates 2% and are threaded into the opposite ends of spacer members 2M. A plurality of peripherally spaced cylindrical rollers 22% are mounted for rotation on companion spindles 222 fixed at their opposite ends in plates 2% and 2%, respectively. A conical roller 22 3 tapering toward plate 2% is mounted for rotation on a spindle 22E fixed to said plate in position between spaced ends 2m and 252 of plate 206. A similar but oppositely tapering conical roller 228 is mounted for rotation on a spindle 23H fixed to and projecting outwardly from plate 296. The filmSF is an endless film and is disposed in the form of a winding with the innermost convolution in engagement with cylindrical rollers 22d and conical rollers 22 and 228. The innermost convolution of the film passes over and is in engagement with roller 22E, the opposite surface of said film passing over conical roller 228, the film being thus directed for movement progressively from the inner convolutions thereof, the withdrawn portions of the reel 22 to the film guide'2 8 being thus moved by the driving sprocket 5 1. Said film guide 28 comprises, as here shown, a plate 236 carried by bracket 30. Film guide headed pins 238 are carried by plate 236 in position to hold the advancing portions of the film in engagement with the teeth of sprocket wheel 54, and similar members 21w are carried by said plate for holding the retracting portions of the film in engagement with said sprocket. Plate 236 has a bearing opening 2&2 in which the shaft '244 of the sprocket wheel is journalled for rotation.

While we have shown and described the preferred way of practicing our invention, it will be understood that the latter is capable of numerous specific embodiments which may comprise various electrical and mechanical devices of different constructions. Thus, for example, a single vision pick-up device and/or a single sound pickup device can be used for all of the films instead of a plurality of sets of such devices for the several films, respectively, in which case the single set of pick-up devices can be mounted for movement to pick-up positions in relation to said films, respectively. Also in lieu of cathode ray scan ning tubes, it is within the scope of this invention to utilize other scanning devices, for example, rotary disks having concentric apertures or belts having a horizontal row of scanning apertures. Various other changes in the apparatus herein disclosed may be made and will occur to skilled artisans in view of the present disclosure. Accordingly, we do not wish to be limited to the apparatus herein specifically illustrated or de scribed or to the specific organization herein disclosed, except to the extent which may be required by the scope of the present claims.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. Apparatus of the character described comprising a cathode-ray vision tube, means for mounting a plurality of motion picture films to be reproduced, a plurality of selectively operable film-operating means for said films, respectively, means for selectively reproducing said films including said vision tube and picture pick-up means operatively connected to said tube and arranged to be operatively associated with said films when the latter are operated, means for selectively operating said pick-up means, and means including a single motor for actuating any one of said film-operating means.

2. Apparatus of the character described com prising a cathode-ray vision tube, means for mounting a plurality of motion picture films to be reproduced, a plurality of selectively operable film-operating means for said films, respectively, means for reproducing said films including said vision tube and picture pick-up means operatively connected to said tube and arranged to be operatively associated with said films, respectively,

sponsor when the latter operated, said pick-up moons comprising cathode-ray sog means and photo-electric means responsive thereto and operable under the control of a selected film. for transmitting video signals to said vision tube,

and means including s single motor for actuat- Sing any one of sold -operating means.

J 3. rpperatus of the character described comprising a cathode-ray vision tube, stationary means for mounting c. plurality oi picture-records to be reproduced, a plurality oi selectively operable record-operating means for said records, respectively, means ior reproducing any one or sold records including sold vision tube and picture plci-z-up means operatively connected to said tube and arranged to be operctively associated with said records, respectively, when the latter are operated, respectively, said pick-up means comprising a plurality oi cathode-ray S0131 tubes and companion photo-electric cells responsive to said cathode s tubes, respectively,

cmoclated with said records, respectively, and opersble selectively under the control of a selected 7 record for trtting video signals to said vision tube, and means including a single motor for actuating uy one of said record-operating means.

d. Apparatus of the cacter described comprising a cathode-ray vision tube, means for mounting aplurality of picture records to be reproduced, means for selectively reproducing said records including said vision tube and picture pick-up means operatively connected to said tube and arranged to be opcratively associated with any one or said records when the latter are operated, respectively, said pick-up means comprislng cathode-ray scanning means and photoelectric means responsive thereto and operable under the control of a selected record for transmitting video signals to said vision tube, means for selectively operating said records in relation to said-piclr-up means including a plurality of selectively operable record-operating means for said records, respectively, coin-controlled selective means, and means including a single motor operable under the control of said coin-controlled selective means for actuating any one of said record operating cans,

5. Apparatus oi the character described comprising a cathode-ray vision tube, means for mounting a plurality of motion picture films to ac reproduced, means for selectively reproducing said films including said vision tube and picture pick-up means operatively connected to said tube and arranged to be operatively associated with my one of said films when the latter are opertted, respectively, said pick-up means comprising l plurality of cathode-ray sca tubes and :ompanion photo-electric cells responsive to said :athode scanning tubes, respectively, and operible selectively under the control of a selected ecord for transmitting video signals to said vision ube, means for selectively activating said cathdc-ray scanning tubes and their companion lhoto-electric cells, means including a plurality -f selectively operable film-operating means for aid films, respectively, for selectively moving old films in relation to said cathode-ray scaning tubes and their said companion photolectric cells for the selective reproduction of said lms, coin-controlled selective means, means inluding a single motor operable under the control I said selective means for actuating any one of aid film operating means, and means operable nder the control of said coin-controlled selecthe selected record for interrupting tive means for activating the scanning tube asse ciated with the selected film-operating means,

6. Apparatus oi the character described co prising a cathode-ray vision tube, means lor mounting a, plurality of picture records tobe reproduced, means for selectively reproducing said records including said vision tube and plo ture pics-up means operatively connected to said tube and arranged to be operatively associa ed with any one of said records when the latter ere operated, respectively, a plurality of selectively operable record-operating means for said records, respectively, and means including a single motor for actuating any one of said record opcrating means, and means operable under the control of the operation of said motor.

7. Apparatus of the character described 60m prising a cathode-ray vision tube, means Zor mounting a plurality of motion picture films to be reproduced, means for selectively reproducing said films including said vision tube and picture pick-up means operatively connected to said tube and arranged to be operatively associated with any one oisald films when the latter are oper= ated, respectively, said pick-up means comprising a plurality of cathode-ray scanning tubes and companion photo-electric cells responsive to said cathode scanning tubes, respectively, and oper= able selectively under the control of a selected record for transmitting video signals to said vision tube, means for selectively activating said cathode-ray scanning tubes and their companion photo-electric cells, e. plurality of individually operable means for moving said films, respectively, in relation to said. cathode-ray sc-- H.

- tubes and their said companion photo-electri I said vision tube when said films are cells for the selective reproduction of said films, means including a s ngle motor for actuating any one of said film-operating means, and means including a coin-controlled switch mechanism operable under the control oi a selected film and after a predetermined extent of movement thereof for interrupting the operation of the selected film.

8. Apparatus of the character described comprising a cabinet, stationary means in said cablnet for mounting a plurality of motion picture films f'or operation therein, a cathode-ray vision tube mounted in said cabinet and having its picture reproducing screen visible externally of sad cabinet, means for selectively reproducing said records including said vision tube and picture pick-up means operatively connected to said tube and arranged to be operatively associated with said records when the latter are operated, a plurality of selectively operable record-operating means for said records, respectively, and means including a. single motor for actuating any one of said record-operating means.

9. Apparatus of the character described comprising a cabinet, a, plurality of motion picture firms in said cabinet each mounted for movement at a. separate fixed station, a cathode-ray vision tube mounted in said cabinet and having its picture reproducing screen visible externally of said cabinet, picture pick-up means operatively connected to said vision tube and mounted in said cabinet in position to be opcratlvely associated with any one of said films for operating said stations, respectively, a plurality of selectively operable film-operating means for said films, respectively, and means including a single operated at motor for actuating any one of said film-operating means.

10. Apparatus of the character described comprising a cabinet, a plurality of motion picture films in said cabinet each mounted for movement at a separate fixed station, a cathode-ray vision tube mounted in said cabinet and having its picture reproducing screen visible externally of said cabinet, picture pick-up means operatively connected to said vvision tube and mounted in said cabinet in position to be operatively associated with any one of said films for operating said vision tube when said films are operated at said.

stations, respectively, said films also having sound records thereon, sound pick-up means for said sound records, means operable under the control of said sound pick-up means for reproducing the sound record of the selected film simultaneously with the reproduction of the picture record, a

plurality of selectively operable film-operating means for said films, respectively, and'mgans including a single motor for actuating any one of said film-operating means.

11. Apparatus or the character described comprising a cabinet, a plurality of motion picture films in said'cabinet each mounted for movement at a separate fixed station, a cathode-ray vision tube mounted in said cabinet and having its picture reproducing screen visible externally of said cabinet, picture pick-up means operatively connected to said vision tube and mounted in said cabinet in position to be operatively associated with any one of said films for operating said vision tube when said films are operated at said stations, respectively, a plurality of individually operable means at said stations, respectively, for moving said films one at a time in said cabinet, means for selecting the film-moving means to be operated, and means including a single motor for actuating any one of the selected film-moving means.

MATTHEW P. WARNER. SELIG S. LIESE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification348/100, 348/107, 386/E05.61, 380/227, 369/97, 352/8
International ClassificationH04N5/84
Cooperative ClassificationH04N5/84
European ClassificationH04N5/84