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Publication numberUS2337625 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 28, 1943
Filing dateJun 7, 1940
Priority dateJun 7, 1940
Publication numberUS 2337625 A, US 2337625A, US-A-2337625, US2337625 A, US2337625A
InventorsSacksteder Abner F
Original AssigneeSacksteder Abner F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Change dispenser
US 2337625 A
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1943- A. FJSACK STEDER 2,337,625

CHANGE DISPENSER Filed June 7, 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENT OR.

ATTORNEY.

A. F. SACKSTEDER 2,337,625

CHANGE DISPENSER Filed Jude 7, 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 MM. Adm/.412

INVENTOR.

6 darzel" KYLSac/aZ edu/ BEST AVAILABLE COPY Patented Dec. 28, 1943 UNITED PATENT OFFICE M f Y Q e z j.

1 CHANGE DISPENSER v I Abner F. Sackstede r; Chicago, in. Application June '7, 1940, Serial No. 339,249

' (c ao-hm] 14 Claims.

This invention relates in general to a change tray or dispenser for depositing coins or similar articles into the hands of areceiver and is'more particularly described as an advertising change dispenser having movable means for I dispensing the change which also actuates an advertising display which moves it from concealed to display position. 1

One of the principalobjects ofthe invention is in the provision of movable means actuated by the hand which receives the money fordischarging it into thehand' without thf'e necessityof scooping it up out'of a container;

A further object of the invention is in the provision of a'change dispenser in which the move ment of the hand to receive the money from the end of a change receiver or a tray also causes a discharging movement of" themoney into the hand.

A still further object of the invention is in the provision of a change device having movable money discharging means which actuates a display normally concealed or out of the line of vision of the one who receives the change which is actuated by the movement of the change discharging means to appear in upright position within the vision of the receiver and bearing a message or advertisement which is thus directed to the attention of the receiver.

Other objects of the invention will appear hereinafter and are apparent from the drawings, in

which Fig. 1 is a perspective and Fig. 2 is a top elevation of a change dispenser embodying this invention;

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 33 of Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is a perspective of a modification;

Fig. 5 is a top plan view of the form shown in Fig. 4;

Fig. 6 is a sectional view taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 5; and r Fig. '7 is a view of the movable parts showing their positions upon actuation thereof.

In returning change it is customary at the present time to place it upon a counter or in a hollowed receptacle from which it must be withdrawn or scooped by the hand of the receiver. Often the counter or tray is dirty and many people object to the scooping movement as unsanitary and also likely to soil the hands or gloves of the receiver. The present invention overcomes these objections by providing a dispenser with a projecting tray for receiving change under the outer end of which the hand of a receiver may be'placed, the movement ofthe hand actuating thetray or dispensing means" to discharge the change directly from the trayinto the hand of the receiver without any scooping action or manual movementof the'coinsin the tray.

Referring now more particularly to the drawings, a suitable mounting or base is provided which may be in the fo'rm of a receptacle H] as shown in Fig. 1, with upwardly rounded opposite sides I l spaced apart 'and'from the front and rear, and having fron'tand rear inclined ledges l2 and I 3 extending upwardly and inwardly at the lower edges of the rounded projections. This base may be incorporated in or formed as a part of "a counter or adispensing shell, as in a bank; or it maybe a separate device as shown, made of metal, plastic'molded material, or any other suitable construction; 1 Pivotedwithin the supporting base is a change receiver l 4 in the form ofa plate or'platform having a slightly dished central portion l5 with a rounded extremity l6 atthe outer end and having an upwardly projecting extremity [Tat its inner end. This receiver has a pivot 18 at each side near the rear thereof for mounting near the forward edges of the opposite sides I l and may be in the form of a pin or screw inserted from the outer side thereof. A display plate 2% is preferably formed of thin sheet metal and has a portion 2| bent over upon itself at one end and inclined at an angle to the remainder of the plate to provide a display surface 22 with a pivot 23 in the angle joining this bent portion to the remainder of the plate, the pivot being located above the inner end of the change receptable M near strengthening rib l9 extending at the inside of the base toward the top of each of the side extensions H, and at each side of the display plate and in such a position that when the other end of the display plate is allowed to assume its natural position it will rest upon the inclined ledge l3 at the rear of the base Iii. The upper bent extremity ll of the rear end of the coin receptacle or platform l4 engages the under side of the plate 20 adjacent its pivot 23 and the weight and disposition of these parts is such that the change receptacle is normally held in substantially horizontal position when the display plate is resting upon the ledge i 3.

When change is made the coins are placed upon the receptacle 01' platform l4 and since the upper surface is substantially in horizontal position they will be retained in the slightly hollowed upper surface thereof so that as soon as the outer end of the change receiver is depressed by the engagement of a hand or fingers of a person the coins will slide in the hollowed portion and from the outer end It into the open hand. At either side of the coin receiver is a plain surface 24 upon which may be a direction to press here, or the like, but the coin dispensing operation is apparent upon inspection and by simply engaging either side surface 24 with the thumb, the hand naturally assumes a position underneath the outer edge It of the receiver so that when it is depressed the coins fall naturally into the open or cupped hand.

At the time that the coin receiver is depressed the engagement of the inner end ll moves the display plate upwardly into the broken position.

as shown in Fig. 3, where the surface 25 forms a display which is now brought into the vision of the person receiving the change. Thus the surface 22 may contain some message such as thank you and the surface 25 may contain an advertisement of any kind which may be easily changed or varied by writing or printing thereon or by pasting different labels upon the display surface 25.

In the form of the invention shown by Figs. 4 to 6 a base 35 formed of metal, a plastic molded material, or any suitable material for this purpose, has upward spaced sides 3| between which is a fixed inclined surface 32 with a slightly dished central portion 33 terminating in an overhanging ledge 35 under which the ends of the fingers may be inserted for receiving coins. The inclination of the surface 32 is such'that the coins deposited therein tend to slide to the bottom and a pivoted partition in the form of a bail 35 extends across I the inclined surface and has a lower edge 36 conforming to the curvature 33 of the surface, the sides of the bail extending through slots 3!v in the sides of the surface 32 and being mounted upon a pivot 38 at the inner ends of the sides of the bail.

Pivoted above the inner end of the inclined surface 32 is a display plate 39 having an angular extremity with a display surface Al in substantially vertical position when the main or rear portion of the display is inclined downwardly at the back of the base 38, resting upon an inclined ledge 42 thereof. A single pivot 43 is inserted transversely of the plate and held in place by tongues 45 of the material pressed outwardly therefrom, or a short pivot is thus secured at each side of the plate for pivoting it in the spaced sides 3! of the base.

To operate the partition 35 and to raise the display 39 so that a front or display surface 45 is made visible, an operating lever 45 is mounted upon a pivot (or pivots) til near the front of the base 38 and has an engaging projection 48 at its front end which extends upwardly through a slot 49 in the inclined surface 32, preferably at one side thereof, where it is conveniently engaged by the thumb of the hand which is inserted below the ledge 35. This lever is also provided with a projection 56 intermediate the pivots d! and 36 in engagement with the under edge of the ends of the bail 35 so that as the projection 48 is depressed the projections 55 at the other side of the pivot raise the bail. At the inner end of the lever 46 is a projection adapted to engage the under side of the display plate 39 near its pivot so that as the front end of the lever is depressed to raise the money holding partition 35 the display plate is raised into the line of vision of the person operating the change receiver so that the display surface 4| is turned downwardly and the display surface is raised into view.

As soon as pressure is relieved upon the projection 48 the weight of the display plate 39 causes it to move downwardly and to cause the return of the lever and the bail to their positions with relation to the inclined surface. Raising the bail or partition 35 allows the coins or other merchandise to slide downwardly upon the inclined surface into the hand of a receiver at the bottom of the ledge.

In these change dispensers the action and result is the same. The change or other materials are deposited upon the change receiver, the fingers of the hand are placed below the outer end or edge of the receiver, and the receiver itself or a projection at one side are engaged and depressed by the thumb or fingers of the hand, which causes either the receiving platform to be tilted or a partition to be raised, either of which discharges the coins or other materials into the waiting hand of the receiver. At the same time a display sign is changed from a position exhibiting one message or sign to a difierent or inclined position disclosing another display surface or advertising sign; and the release of the finger pressure returns each of the change mechanisms to the normal or ordinary condition ready for the next deposit and dispensing of coins or other merchandise.

I claim:

l. A change dispenser comprising an inclined coin receiver, means forming a transverse partition to hold coins on the receiver, an advertising display normally invisible which is movably mounted at the inner end of the receiver and lever mean for operating the partition to discharge coins from the receiver and at the same time to actuate the display to make it visible to the lever operator.

2. A change dispenser comprising an inclined change receptacle having a ledge at its lower or discharging end under which a hand may be placed for receiving materials therefrom, an advertising display having a normally hidden portion which is movably mounted at the upper end of the receiver, and lever means manually operable from the lower end of the receiver by the same hand which is placed to receive coins therefrom for discharging the coins from the receiver and at the same time operating the display to bring the normally hidden portion thereof into the vision of a person in front of the receiver.

3. In a change dispenser, a supporting base having upright spaced sides, a change receiving platform pivotally mounted in the base between the sides with one end of the platform projecting from the base, a display plate pivotally mounted above the inner end of the platform and directly engaged by the inner end of the platform, the plate having a display portion adjacent the pivot and at an angle to the opposite plate portion and normally visible above the platform, the depres sion of the front end of the platform moving the display plate about its pivot to make the angular portion adjacent the pivot invisible and to move the opposite plate portion from its normally invisible position into the line of vision of the operator of the platform at the front end thereof.

4. In a dispenser of the class described, a supporting base having a discharging receiver inclined more than the angle of repose Of material deposited thereon, a partition extending across the discharging surface of the receiver having means mounting it for movement therefrom, lever means having a projection at the front and at one side of the receiver for operating the partition to discharge coins from the receiver, and a pivoted advertising display having a portion normally in the line of vision at the top of the receiver and another portion normally out of the line of vision and inclined downwardly therefrom, the lever means being operative to move the display to make the first portion invisible and to bring the second portion of the display into the line of vision, the display being operative to return the lever means and said partition to their normal positions.

5. A change dispenser comprising a substan tially fiat coin receiver having a projecting front end, means operated by a hand in position to receive coins from the projecting end for discharging money into the hand, and a display normally out of sight but moved by said means into the line of vision of an operator at the front of the dispenser.

6. A change dispenser comprising a substantially fiat coin receiver having a forward ledge under which a hand is partially inserted to receive coins, lever means adjacent the hand in such position, operable upon depressing an adjacent end to discharge coins into the open hand, and a display normally out of the line of vision and movable into the line of vision of the operator b the lever means.

7. A dispenser, comprisin a substantially flat receiver into which materials are deposited, pivoted means operable to discharge materials into a hand placed at one end of the receiver, and a movable display normally out of sight which is moved into the line of vision by the operation of said pivoted means.

8. A change dispenser, comprising a platform receiver, means for pivoting and maintaining the receiver normally in horizontal position, said means being operable by manually depressing one end of the receiver which discharges change therefrom by gravity into the hand which operates it, and a display normally out of sight which is moved into the line of vision of the operator by tilting said means.

9. A change dispenser, comprising a substantially flat coin receiver having a projecting extremity at one end, means for depressing and returning the receiver normally to a substantially horizontal position, means for manually operating the receiver with the hand at the projecting end thereof, and inclining it to discharge coins therefrom into that hand at the end of the receiver, and a movable display normally out of th line of sight which is moved into the line of vision by operation of said means.

10. A change dispenser comprising a substantially fiat coin receiver, inclined more than the angle of repose for coins placed thereon, means forming a partition extending across the receiver for engaging and holding coins thereon, means for raising the partition to discharge coins at the lower end of the receiver, and a movable display normally out of sight and operated by said raising means into a visible position.

11. A change dispenser, comprising a receiver inclined more than the angle of repose, of coins placed thereon, means forming a transverse partition for engaging and holding coins on the receiver, lever means operated from the lower end of the receiver for raising the partition and discharging the coins by gravity therefrom, and a display normally out of sight which is moved into the line of vision of an operator by operation of said lever means.

12. A change dispenser, comprising a platform receptacle for discharging coins into a hand at one end thereof, lever means operable by the same hand which receives the coins to discharge them from one end of the receptacle, and display means at the other end of the receptacle, normally out of vision and operated by said lever means for placing the display in a visible position at the same time the coins are discharged.

13. A change dispenser comprising a coin receiver having a projectingledge at one end from which coins are discharged, lever means adjacent the ledge for manual operation by the same hand which is inserted below the discharging ledge of the receiver for receiving the coins, and a movable display also operated by said lever means to move a portion thereof from the position out of the line of vision into a position where the display is easily seen from the front of the dispenser at the same time that the coins are discharged from the receiver.

14. A dispenser of the class described, comprising a movable platform receiver for discharging materials from one end thereof, a movable advertising display directly engaged by the other end of the movable receiver at the same time the receiver is moved to discharge material therefrom. and to position the display in a line of vision of the operator at the discharging end of the receiver, the display having an advertising portion normally invisible from the front of the dispenser and being mounted to return the receiver to its normal position and to move the advertising portion thereof out of the line of vision of a person operating the receiver.

ABNER F. SACKSTEDER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/323, 232/65
International ClassificationG07D9/02
Cooperative ClassificationG07D9/02
European ClassificationG07D9/02