US 2487303 A
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Nov. 8, 194-9 D. s. BRAHE ET AL PACKAGE COIN INSERTING MACHINE 5 Shets-Sheet 1 Filed Nov. 26, 1945 Mm OLLMAN RARE.
ATTORNEYS Nov. 8, 1949 D. S. BRAHE ET AL PACKAGE COIN INSERTING MACHINE Filed Nov. 26, 1945 as lib- 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 w DAN STUART BRAHE BQLLNAN BRAHE;
Nov. 8, 1949 D. s. BRAHE ET AL PACKAGE COIN INSERTING MACHINE .5 Shets-Sheet 3 Filed Nov. 26, 1945 \NvENToRs DAN 5mm? BRAHE 1LENA OLLHAN BRAHE Patented Nov. 8, 1949 PATENT OFFICE PACKAGE COIN Dan Stuart BraheandLena-iiol lman B rahe', N eW Hartford, N. Y.
Application November 26, 1945, Serial No. 6305843 I 7 Claims; 1 v This invention relates to improvementsin package coin inserting machines, and is more specifically directed to improvementsupon the machine shown in our Patent No. 2,341,973 issued February 15, 1944; I
The machine to which the improvements are directed has, for its main. object and purpose, the very rapid insertion within the covers of cigarette packages of the requisite change which is coming to the customer when a packv of' cig arettes is sold; This insertion of the required number of pennies or one-cent coins, which may be one: to four, depending upon the sales price, is for the purpose of preparing. the cigarette packages for use invending machines, wherein a clerk is not at hand to give the customer the required change. The machine is operated by the inser tionof coinswhich are a multiple of fi ve, and if the purchase price is at a. figure between any two multiples of five the customer has some change coming back and with our invention the packages arepre-prepared before placing in the vending machine withthe requisite change con"- tained in the package underneath its cover. I
In the present invention several improvements in structure for a much better operation and for equipping the machine to take care. of packages of difierent lengths and for adjusting it for packages of varying thickness; within the usual lime it's of the thickness'variation have been provided. Also the machine is equipped with no'v'er struc; ture so that the number of pennies or on-e cen't coins which are to be inserted underneath the package covering may be varied; though all of the stacks of' one-ci'it-pie'ces are"- maintained supplied. The delivery or a number of' packs, usually five in number to the carton, which is to receive such packages at one time is reel-1r tated and abetter insertion oi the one-cent coins all in the sameiplane underneath the package c'ov' ering is assured without a superimposing of one of the: coins over another, which might: occurwith our previous machine, thereby affectingthe operation of the vending machine-because of the extra thickness given to the package by one or more of the coins being located. over another or others. I
An understanding of the invention may be had from the following description taken in connection with: the accompanying drawings, in which,
Fig 1. is a plan view of our machine as improvedr Fig. 2 is a fragmentary vertical section substantially on the plane of line 22 of Fig. 1.
Fig.v 3 is an end elevation of the immediate coin inserting mechanism. 7
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary transverse vertical-see tion substantially on the plane ofline 4--4 of Fig. 1.
Fig; 5' is a fragmentary longitudinal vertical section substantially on the plane of line 6-4 I Fig; 7 is afragmentary transverse vertical section: substantially on the plane ofline 1-1 of Fig 8,; and
Fig: 8: is afragmentary plan of the adjustable holding means for engaging a package at an end thereof for holding it in secure position while the change coins are being inserted.
section views are enlarged and are taken looking in the direction indicated by the arrows; Inv theseveral. figures of the drawings like reference characters refer to like parts.
Th machine has a rectangular somewhat elongated metal supporting plate or base prefer ably provided with downturned flanges at its sides and ends for reinforcement As in our earlier machine disclosed in the aforesaid patent, the packages of cigarettes which are to have the change coins inserted" under the coverings' thereof are placed. in. a vertical column in a hollow vertical housing 2 therefor, which at its opposite sides and at its lower ends is cut away so that a pusher may enter at one side of the housing at its lower end and push out the lowermost package of the vertical column of superimposed packages in succession at the opposite side ofthe housing, the pusher as hereinafterdescribed being periodically moved back and forth so that the packages are pushed one ahead of the other and side by side lengthwise of the-supporting base plate I, as shown in Fig, .1. Said packages 3 are guided atone end beyond the coin insertion unit by a longitudinal guide bar 4' secured to the base I; At their opposite ends and opposite the coin inserting mechanism spaced fiat plates 5 formed at their inner edges with upturned flanges 6, the plates being welded or otherwise permanently secured to a cross bar at their outer ends (Fig. 8)- are mounted on the base I forinn'er and outer adjustment, Said plates have slots 8' through which bolts 9 pass the nuts being threaded onto the bolts below the plate .I (Fig. '7), and. with coiled compres= sion springs [0 around the belts tending to force them upwardly and maintain the plates frictiona'lly at places to which adjusted; yet permitting an immediate inward and outward change. of position. The vertical flanges 6 serve as guides for the outer ends of the cigarette packages 3 until their inner ends come to the guide bar at 4 Theadjustment of the plates 5 and guide flanges 6 thereon is to make thema chine available for cigarette packages of dif; fering lengths those of the regular length and those of a'longer length, packages of which are known'as- King size:
A pusher bar H is mounted for longitudinal reciprocatory movements through spaced apart brackets l2 (Fig. l) at the upper side of the base I and toward one end of the machine. The pusher I3 is secured at the inner end of said bar which bar is parallel to the length of the base. At the upper side of the bar II are two spaced upwardly extending projections [4 usually in the form of the screws. A horizontal flat plate of metal 15, narrower in width where it passes across the upper side of the bar than the distance between the screws .14, is permanently secured at its outer end to an actuating bar I! which is mounted for slidable movement in adirection parallel' to the length of the base plate through a number of spaced apart angle brackets l8 secured to the upper side of the base. Such actuating bar IT, at its end beyond the coin inserting station of the machine, is bent at right angles to extend toward the rear edge of the base and is provided with an extension it Which is mounted for rocking movement about its longitudinal axis at one end on the laterally turned end portion of the bar H. Substantially at the juncture of the longitudinal and transverse portions of the bar ll, a flat plate I!) is permanently secured at one end to the upper side of said bar and to the rear end of which one end of a coiled tension Spring 20is secured, the other end having connection to one end of a rod 2i which is anchored at its opposite end to a bracket 22 (Fig. 1) located adjacent the plate l5. Thus when bar I! is moved to the right (Fig. 1), the spring [9 is stretched and aids in returning the actuating bar IT to its initial position. At the rear end of the plate I9 a link bar 23 is connected thereto at one end thereof and at its outer end is connected with an operating lever 24 for reciprocation of the actuating bar [1.
Between the plates previously described a spring actuated presser mechanism is located, in. cluding an elongated lower bar 25 secured to the base from each end of which ears 26 extend upwardly (Fig, 7). Inwardly of the inner ear 26 a presser member 01' head having a vertical flange 21 and a horizontal flange 28 bent outwardly from its upper edge is disposed and has the flange 21 permanently secured to the front ends of two parallel rods 29 which extend through openings and are guided by the ears 26. One of said rods 29 has a coiled compression spring 39 around it between the outer ear 26 and a washer 3| secured on said rod 29. The force of said spring tends to move the pressing head inwardly until the washer 3| comes against the inner ear 26 desoribed and the spring must be compressed upon outward movement of the pressing head.
At the inner side of the flange 2'! of the pressing member or head a substantially U-shaped stirrup band 32 of metal is disposed having inturned end portions lying back of the flange 21. Between the inner side of said flange and the front side of the stirrup, a spacing block 33 of wood or other suitable material is releasably held. At the upper side of the horizontal flange 28 a vertical pin 34 is secured (Fig. 7). A plate 35 of fiat metal is connected to the upper edge of the bar I! in approximate relation to said pin and has pivotally mounted thereon a bar 36 which at its free end is turned inwardly at an angle to bear against the actuating bar i1 being normally held thereagainst by a spring as shown in Fig, 1. In the reciprocation of the actuating bar I! from its farthermost position to the left in Fig. 1, said pin 34, which may be equipped with a roller, rides upon the outer inclined free end portion of the bar or finger 36 and withdraws the presser head, moving it outwardly, and holding it until the movement of said actuating bar to the right carries it sufiiciently that the pivoted end of the finger 38 is moved beyond the pin 34 thereupon releasing the presser head to move it inwardly and engage against the outer end of a cigarette package disposed in alinement with said head. Upon return movement of the actuatin bar to the left said inclined inner end of the finger 36 rides over the pin 34 and snaps back to its normal position against the actuating bar IT. This is substantially the same as in our aforementioned patent.
The coin inserting unit is directly opposite the block at 33, the packages of cigarettes passing between said coin inserting unit and the block. Said unit includes a substantially horizontal plate 31 having a downturned flange 38 at its forward edge (Fig. 4) which is supported upon a member of flat metal provided with an intermediate horizontal section 39, at the under side of and welded or otherwise permanently secured to the plate 31 and at its rear end having sections 40 the first turned down at right angles from the section 39 and the last turned at right angles to lie upon and be secured permanently to the base plate I. At the front end of the section 39 a flange 4| is turned downwardly but terminates short of the base I. It is located a distance back of the flange 38.
A rod 42 passes through the spaced flanges 38 and 41 with a coiled spring 43 around it. At its F outer or front end a vertical plate 44 is secured to the rod against which the rear end of a cigarette package 3 may be pressed by the presser head, previously described, in the operation of the machine. As the thicknesses of cigarette packages vary to some extent, for the proper relation of the immediate coin inserting finger into a slitted package as previously described, the position of the front portion of the plate 31 is made adjustable so as to occupy positions at varying distances from the base plate I by means of a manually operable lever 45 pivotally mounted between its ends on the base i and extending at its inner end underneath the flange 4|. At the inner end of the lever 45 a lip 46 (Fig. 4) extends upwardly and is inclined to the horizontal so that by manually turning the lever 45 to vari0us positions between its two extremes of movement, governed by spaced stops 4'! on the base I (Fig. 1), between which the lever operates, the front poition 0f the plate 3'! may be adjusted as required. In such adjustment the vertical section 40 is sprung or strained away from its normal position and a tension built up therein which will move the front portion of the plate 31 toward the base I when free to do so or, when the lever 45 is turned in the proper releasing direction.
At the upper side of the plate 37, longitudinally thereof and at each side edge, two guide plates 48 are secured in spaced relation to each other. A magazine chamber 49 divided into a plurality of magazines for holding pennies, four being shown, is mounted vertically above plate 3'! by a bracket 50, the lower ends of the several magazines being open so that the lowermost coins, one-cent pieces, 5|, held therein, will be received in the space or shallow groove between the adjacent edges of the plates 48. The coins 5| may be stacked up any desired height in the several magazines and reacla'r ite'dto be moved. in a forward direction to force the lowermost coins out of the magazinesin aforward direction. The operating means-imeludes an elongated member 54 of flat metal having upturned ears 55 at its front and rear ends through which a rod 56 slid'ably passes. An arm 51- is connected at one end to said rod and is slotted at its free end to embrace the car 53. A link 58 is pivotally connected to the rod 56 at itsrear end and at its front end to one arm 59 of a belt crank lever pivotally mounted between its ends at- 6 (Fig. 1)" on the base I and having asecond forwardly extending arm 6| which at its free end portion passes above the plate I secured to the actuating bar ll. Screw plugs 62 and 63'- are secured to and extend above the rear portion of the plate 15. The plug 62 is secured at athreaded opening in the plate adjacent the inner side thereof while the plug 63 is selectively connected to the plate I5 atiany one of four threaded openings 66 spaced from each other and made through the inner end portion of the plate [5. I
The movement of the plate [5 accompanying the reciprocating movements of the actuating bar I 1 causes the upwardly extending plug 62 to engage against a side of the arm Bl on movement to the left (Fig. 1) and move the coin ejecting slide 52' in a forward direction. On the return of the actuating bar to the right the ejecting slide 52 is returned to a predetermined position dependent upon the opening 64' in which the plug 63 is screw connected. If said plug 63' is in the opening 64 nearest to the plug 62 the ejector slide at its front free end will be moved back of the lowermost coin in the rearmost magazine so that on its forward ejecting movement it will push one coin from each of the four magazines outward in succession. As shown in the drawing the plug 63 is set over one opening away from the position to the plug 62, therefore the ejector slide is withdrawn to a position behind the lowermost coin in the third magazine from the front (Fig.
4 and by shifting the plug 63' to the other open-- ings outwardly of the positionshown in Fig. 1, the return of the ejector slide may be-selectively positioned at the rear of the lowermost coin-in the second magazine from the front or at the rear of that in the front magazine. With such construction any desired number of coinsfrom one to four inclusive, that is, one-cent pieces which are the coins used, may be pushed out at the front for insertion underneath the cover of each of the cigarette packages that pass the coin ejecting and loading unit.
At the front of the plate 31 and in substantially direct alinement with the axes of the l'ower-' most coins a finger 65 is pivotally mounted at itsrear end and extends beyond plate 31 at the front so as to be over the upper side and rear end portion of each of the successive cigarette packs 3 coming thereto. The free forward end of the finger 65' which is made from a flat member of metal is thinned at its upper side and sharpened and is of a rounded form as indicated in Fig. 1. .Anarm 66 is secured to the upper side of the finger in front of. the pivot.- and extendsbackward-1y therefrom.
A vertical plate 6110f metal is permanently secured to the: rear guide rail a and has in it a horizontal longitudinal slot 68 into which apin 69 at the rear end. of the previously described member i8- is received; the pin 69 traversing the slot 6% when the actuating bar I! is reciprocated.
On a headed journal pin 10* (Fig; 5) a lever made of. spring wire is pivotally mounted between its ends. One arm ll of the lever extends from the pivot upwardly and forwardly and hooks under the rear free end of the arm 66. The other arm T2 of the lever extends in the opposite direc-- tion for a distance and is then formed with an upwardly inclined section 73 and terminates in a horizontal section 11 When the pin 69', as shown in Fig. 5, rides against the upper side of the terminal section 14' it turns said lever counterclockwise elevating the arm I I, which pressing upwardly at its free end But when the pin 69 has moved to the right (Fig.
5) and reaches the inclined section 73 the lever is freed and the tension in it disappears, thereby freeing the finger 65' from the spring force of the lever as previously exerted so that the free end of the lever 65 drops downwardly only under its own weight.
When the cigarette packs are moved at spaced intervals one after another at each complete reciprocation of the actuating bar ll, a cigarette pack 3 comes back of the presser head at 3d at a time when said presser head is withdrawn, therefore passing freely between it and the rear plate M: (Fig. 4). At the completion of a complete reciprocation of the actuating bar IT a cigarette pack will be between the pressing or clamping head 33 and the rear plate 44, and the press-er head having been released it will move rearwardly or inwardly under the force of spring, 36 moving the pack out of line with the other packs and pressing it securely against the plate 44. As each cigarette pack is pushed from the holding magazine 2 therefor in succession it is slitted at its upper side and near its rear end with a slit it by means of a slitting mechanism 15 identical with that shown in our previously mentioned patent. When a package thus slitted is moved rearwardly out of line with the others the finger 65 is under the force exerted by the spring wire arm H of the lever previously described, and will press downwardly against the upper side of the pack back of said slit H, depressing it sufficiently that when the pack is moved rearwarclly the finger will enter at its free end portion through said slit underneath the cover in front of the slit. Then by the time that the ejecting slide 52 is brought into operation to force one or more of the one-cent coins forwardly, the spring pressure upon the finger 65 will have been relieved by the movement ofv the pin 69 from the section 14' of the lever, and the coins will be pushed, one or more of them, and in succession when more than one is ejected, under the covering of the package and will not be subjected to a spring pressure on the finger 65, therefore will not telescope one over the other which has happened in machines in which the" spring pressure depressing the free end of the finger 65 was continuously exerted. This insures that the thickness of the coin loaded pack- I ages when delivered from the machine will be uniform. The front end of the guide bar 4 having its inner end turned rearwardly at an angle serves to cause the package which has been pushed out of line while being loaded with the change coins, to again move into line with all of the remaining packages except the next succeeding package which is to be similarly loaded with the coins needed.
An elongated bar TI is connected with the rockably mounted member l8 extending therefrom and terminating at its free end in a downturned finger 18. A flat metal member 19 is connected to the upper side of the finger and extends back over and is spaced a short distance from the bar ll terminating in an upwardly inclined end section 1912. Said member 19 is approximately one-third of the length of the bar 11 as shown. The bar H is normally spring held in a down position with the end of the finger I8 resting upon the base I by an elongated spring machine pushing the earlier coin loaded packs ahead, the first of a preselected number of five packs in the construction as shown, reaches the inclined finger l8 and lifts it upwardly as shown in Fig. 6, and in the final position the free end of the terminal upwardly inclined section 190. of 1 plate 19 is raised slightly above the horizontal portion of the member 82. Therefore, when the actuating bar I! is reciprocated said plate 19 is moved to and passes over said member 82 retaining the bar 1'! and its finger 18 in an upper position, as in dotted lines in Fig. 6, wholly freeing the packs of cigarettes underneath from any interference frictionally or otherwise to their being pushed simultaneously forward to be deposited in a carton or other receiver therefor.
A second member 83 of fiat metal is connected with the bar 4 ahead of the member 82 on which a bell crank lever 84 is pivotally mounted, having a forwardly extending arm, the end of which is located in the path of movement of the pin 80 when it moves to the left. The rear arm of the lever is connected to the forward end of a link 85, the rear end of which is connected to a rod 86 slidably mounted on a bracket secured to the base I, consisting of an elongated narrow plate 81 with upturned ears ,88 at its ends through which the rod slidably passes. At the front end of the rod a pusher 89 is secured, the length of which is sufiicient to engage the rear ends of the five packs of cigarettes which are to be simultaneously delivered at the front of the machine to a carton or other receptacle. A spring 90 normally holds the pusher bar 89 in a rear position. The plurality of packs which are simultaneously pushed forward over the base I on the outward movement of rod 86 and pusher 89, may be delivered to a receptacle open at its top supported by brackets 9| (Fig. 1) secured at the front of the base.
It will be evident that on the reciprocatory movement of the actuating bar H to the left and with the member 19 engaging over the member 82 to hold b-ar Ti and finger 18 elevated, the pin 85 reaches the bell crank lever 84, and in its continued movement turns the lever clockwise 8 so as to push the five packs of cigarettes in front ofthe pusher bar 89 over the base plate I' to the receiving receptacle therefor, this occurring while the bar 11 and its downturned finger 18 are held in an upper position above any of the packs and particularly the outer end pack, therefore not interfering with their forward movement. When on the completion of the reciprocation of the actuating bar I! the parts return to their initial positions, the member 19 will have disengaged from its upper holding member 82, freeing bar 1! to drop by gravity to a lower position so that upon the lifting of the bar 11, when five more packs of cigarettes have been processed,
the pusher bar 89 will again be actuated to push out the succeeding five packs. During the previous four complete reciprocations of the actu ating bar I! and, of course, with a simultaneous back and forth movement of the connected bar 71, the member 59 will pass below the member 82 and the pin 80 will not be lifted high enough to engage the bell crank lever 84. Thus the pushing out of the five packs of cigarettes in the machine shown occurs only at every fifth reciprocation of the actuating bar H.
The improvements to our previous patented structure described are very practical and useful. By reason of the adjustable mounting of the guide flanges 6 through the connected plates 5 on which the flanges are made, a very quick adjustment inward or outward for the different lengths of cigarette packs, those of normal size and king size may be made; and for the longer packs of king size, the block 33 may be removed, to thereby make the pressure member or head, which comes against the outer end of each pack of cigarettes and moves it out of line to carry it to the coin loading mechanism, and automatically cause the entrance of the finger 65 in the slit 16 which has been cut, of the shortened length, to compensate for the additional length of the king size cigarette pack. The adjustment of the coin loading unit of the machine for different vertical dimensions of the packs by means of the bar 45 insures accuracy and certainty that the packs will be properly loaded with the coins in the change amounts needed. Adjustable screw plug at 83 provides a very quick and ready means for adjusting the coin loading unit for the required number of coins, any between one to four inclusive, which may be needed for the packs. The alternate application and release of a spring force to the lever carrying the finger 65 which passes through the slits 16, provides the additional pressure required when a pack of cigarettes is moved lengthwise toward said finger with a certainty that the finger will enter the slit which has been made, and a release of the pressure thereafter to remove the effects of such pressure upon the coins passing underneath said finger, so that the coins pass more freely and one will not be held or obstructed in passage with the result that the next one behind may slide or telescope thereover. And finally the automatic lifting and holding in an upper position of the bar H, with every fifth package processed by the loading of the change coins therein, removes the pressure of said bar upon the outermost pack so that it is as free to be ejected from the machine as are all of the others behind it. These several improvements have been incorporated in commercial machines which are being marketed and have proved very effective and useful.
The invention is defined in the appended claims 9 and is to be considered comprelrensive of all forms ofstructure coming within their scope.
1. In a machine of the class described, a horizontal base, an actuating bar mcu-nted for reciprocation on said base, a plate secured to the bar extending laterally therefrom, an upwardly extending projection secured near the inner edge of said plate and toward its free end, a second upwardly extending projection adjustably secured on said plate, said plate having a plurality of spaced openings at which said second projection may be selectively secured, a bell crank lever mounted on the base, one arm thereof at its end portion extending between said projections, a coin unit comprising a transverse flat base member mounted on and above the first base and a plurality of vertical closely adjacent magazines in each of which coins may be held stacked one upon another, a slide reciprocably mounted upon the base member having the forward end thereof adapted to engage the lowermost coin of the coins in one of said magazines and push it and other coins ahead of it in magazines forward thereof in a forward direction, a rod mounted for longitudinal movement on said base member, a link connecting said rod and the other arm of said bell crank lever, and means connecting said rod and slide.
2. In a machine of the class described, a main supporting base, a coin unit including a base plate mounted transversely of and above said supporting base, a plurality of alined vertical coin receiving magazines carried by and at the upper side of the plate, a fiat finger pivotally mounted to turn about a horizontal axis at the front end of the plate, an arm extending rearwardly therefrom, an actuating bar, means for reciprocating the bar, means actuated by said bar for ejecting a preselected number of coins, one from each of a selected number of magazines, in a forward direction underneath said finger, spring means acting on said arm tending to force said finger at its free end in a downward direction, and means connected with the actuating bar for releasing said spring means and freeing the finger from the force thereof when the selected coins are moved underneath the finger.
.3. In a machine of the class described, a supporting base, a coin unit base plate located above the supporting base and secured thereto, a fiat finger having a reduced and thinned front end pivotally mounted at its rear and at the front end of the plate, means for longitudinally moving a cover slitted package toward the front end of the plate and holding it against movement to move the slit in said package toward said finger with the finger passing through said slit, an actuating bar, means operated thereby for said moving and holding of the package, an arm extending rearwardly from said finger, spring means acting on said arm to press the free end of the finger in a downward direction, means operated by said actuating bar for moving a preselected number of coins in alinement underneath said finger into said package underneath the cover thereof, and means operated by said actuating bar for releasing and rendering said spring means ineffective when said coins are moved underneath the finger.
4. In a machine of the class described, a horizontal elongated base over which a plurality of packages with covers therearound are adapted to be moved in periodic step by step movements, a reciprocating actuating bar, means operated by able presser member 'reciprocably mounted on said base transversely thereof, means operated bysaid actuating bar forwithdrawing said presser member durin the movement of said packages and releasing "it between said movements to engage a package at its outer end and push it out of line with remaining packages to the rear, a coin supplying unit mounted on said base in alinement with said presser member back of said package, having means at its front end against which the package pushed is held at its rear end, the covers of said packages at their rear ends and adjacent their sides having transverse slits therein, means operated by the actuated bar for forcing a preselected number of coins through the slit in said misalined package and underneath the cover thereof, a stirrup member secured at the inner end of said presser member, and a removable block between said stirrup member and the inner end of the presser member, upon removal of which the stirrup member moves back against the adjacent end of the presser member to thereby adapt the machine for different lengths of packages.
5. A construction as defined in claim 4, and a plate guide member mounted on said base upon which said pusher member is movably mounted, said guide member at its inner edges having upturned fianges, and having transverse slots therein, headed bolts passing through said slots and through the base and coiled compression springs between the heads of said bolts and the guide member.
6. In a machine as described, an elongated bar having a free end and means for pivotally mounting it at its opposite end to turn about a horizontal axis, underneath which a preselected number of the coin loaded packages are adapted to pass, said bar having a downturned inclined free end finger against which the end package comes thereby elevating the bar, a member attached above and at the free end portion of said bar extending thereover and having an upturned inclined free end, a fixed supporting member, means for moving said bar longitudinally to thereby bring the inclined free end portion of the member attached to said bar over said fixed member to hold it in an upper position above the packages, and means actuated by said bar in its movement while thus held in upper position adapting it to move a preselected number of coin loaded packages over the base for delivery to a receiving receptacle.
7. In a machine of the class described, a flat base, an actuating bar mounted for reciprocation on said base, a coin inserting unit comprising, a substantially horizontal plate and a plurality of vertical, alined adjacent coin receiving magazines carried thereby, an ejector slide mounted on said plate, means for reciprocating said ejector slide disposed between said slide and the actuating bar including, a member permanently secured to said actuating bar and spaced members extending from said first mentioned member, one of which is secured in a fixed relation thereto and the other adjustable to a plurality of different positions whereby the ejector slide is moved in one direction to eject coins to a substantially predetermined position and in the other direction to variable positions, dependent upon the position of said adjustable member to thereby locate an end of the ejector :slide back of the lowermost coin of a selected magazine, a lever pivotally 1 1 12 mounted between its ends on said base having one end extending underneath the plate of the coin REFERENCES CITED unit and the other end free for manual operation The o ow n efe ences are of record in the of the lever, and means at the first mentioned fi Of this p nt: end of the lever bearing upon means extending 5 downwardly from said coin unit plate for tilting Um STATES PATENTS said plate at its forward end to difierent spaced Number Name Date positions above the base of the machine. 2,341,973 Brahe 9t 1944 DAN STUART BRAHE. LENA BOILMAN BRAHE.