US 2562180 A
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July 31-, 1951 T. J. FOLEY ET AL ARTICLE DISPENSER Filed April 12, 1949 Tfiomy J 23 ZJ' ZZZ 6802276 flj izzrzefa Patented July 31, 1951 Q fSTAT EIS 1o FlFil C E i lllinois conibination dispensing device and 'coin tray or hute-s'o positioned as to oc'cu'pya minimumof sp'aceand-to call potential customers attention forci'bly'to the'dispensing-device. device of this t?" isparticularly adaptedfor use' 'a't such places aesk's in restaurants and storeswhere the change aroma previous sale is placed in the changetray, nd th'usaidsinthe sale of articles in the dis- DBlj'sr. I l
' Another-object is to provide such'a -'device in an attractive, compact form which is "simple and 'idurable in constr'uction and relatively inexpensive to manufacture A further object is to provide such a device which maybe reloaded readily and lends itself to advertising display.
Other objectsand advantages will appear from the following description and fromthe drawings,
fiti' whicltr v a I a Figure 1 is a perspective view of an em'bodiment of the inventionchosen forillustration.
Fig. 2 is a front view this embodiment of the invention. "-"-"Fig, 3 is aside-viewofthiSfembodiment of the ;-invention, "some portions being cutaway approxiatel'y' tot'he line i=3 of Fig 2 to showjm'ore eelearly'the structure of the base and the "lower "end of the "dispenser.
Fig.4 is a perspective view of the lower end *ofbn'e form of a cartridge which may be used with the dispenser. v
Fig, 5 is a fragmentaryfiectional view taken approximately along the l'ine"55 of Figfz. "filthoughthe law requires a'full and exactdescription of at least one form of the invention, such as that which follows, it is, of course, the purpose of a patent to cover each new inventive concept therein, no matter how it may later be disguised by variations in form or additions of further improvements; and the appended claims are intended to accomplish this purpose by par-' ticularly pointing out the parts, improvements or combinations in which the inventive concepts are found.
In the embodiment of the invention chosen for illustration, the improved change tray and dispenser includes two parts, a base I and a cartridge IS. The base I may be molded from glass, metal, plastic or similar material, for instance 'butyrate. The base I is provided with an ina'r" imert, Berwyn, ='Ill., assign'ors to 'I-h Caindy Comp-any, chiea ull acorporation-wt urtiss Application April 12, 194's,xsenaiinaiseiezs Y '2'Claims. (01. '312-42) against loss of such change, devices or pedestals 4, adapted "to'receive c'artrid'g'e I,fspa'ced -'o'n' "oppositesi'de's"ofba'se l,'a*pocket 6 into "which such change will slide and concentrate, and afguard rim or ledge! around pocket 6. Preferably'legs 8 are provided which are adapted tojhold "suetion cups 9. These form ideal feet in ajny locajes-eanziy or cigarette *countersf-and cashiers tion'andma'y be useda's'su'ction cupsfito prevent have thr'ee 'sided upward extensions to provide cartridge supports *"l I. Extending inwardly from the rear walls of cartridge supportsfll are shelves l 2, adapted "to provide vertical support for cartridge i6. Preferablygshelve's 12 are wide enough to extend "partially beneath articles ll'contained 'in'cart'rid'ge 16, which ensuresthat edges 2110f "the rear wall of thecartridge I will not slip off shelves 12. Parallel runners l 3,', p1eferably,fX- tending "the thickness of supports ll (from fron't to back) at the level of shelves l2, provide vertical supportfor articles I'I and also provide a smooth surface over which the "lowermost are 'ticles may be'slidou't through horizontal slots HI.
Runners 1'3 maybe merely angular c'ontinuations ofshelvesl'z.
Cartridge l6 may be the regular cardboard carton'in which the gum, candy bars or other articles to be" dispensed are packaged, Pref- =erab1y on'eend "of the carton is 'die out, "or "perforated, so that on being opened it may readily be torn approximately to the shape shown in Fig. 4, with the center portion l8 of the opening being higher than the ends H! to permit the lowermost article to be gripped. One face of the box may be pre-cut to the contour shown, and the other may be largely pre-cut likewise but with a tuck-in flap extending therefrom and separable along perforations, especially where edges 22 will be left upon tearing off the flap.
The form of the invention chosen for illustration is particularly adapted for dispensing suchfiat articles as individual sticks of gum. For this purpose, cartridge l6 and cartridge tilts the face 2| of cartridge I6, upon which adpocket 9 .may vary.
as to hold ,,cartridge forms of interlocking between cartridge 16 and vertising matter may be displayed, toward potential customers so that it may be read easily and also, in effect, lifts the front edge 22. This permits the lowermost article to be removed without interference. If thicker article are to be dispensed, it may be desirable to further raise front edge 22 by tilting more or perhaps by cutting .it back. This latter could also be done if it were desired tomaintain cartridge IS in a more nearly vertical position. The tilting method of providing a withdrawal opening is preferred because it permits the use of a better carton.
While pedestals 4 and [associated part areshown as being at a substantially higher level than rim 3, this may not be necessary if the slope of inclined face 2 is sufiicient to provide clearance. It is merely necessary to have sufficient clearance between inclined face 2 and the lowermost article to allow the opening between them to serve its dual purpose of permitting passage of change" and of the fingers of customers.
. Although ,we have illustrated an embodiment Of-the invention in which cartridge supports H are formed of continuous or solid walls except for slots through which to Withdraw the lowermost article, and include shelves. 1 2 for ver- ..tical supportsrof cartridge 16, other forms of horizontal supports may be used, such as mere corner pillars, pillars havin arms extending around the ends, of cartridge 16, and a pedestal at only one side, with cantilever support (as by NVherecartridge i6 is the regularcardboard carton in which articles I! to be dispensed are packaged, the end, before being torn to the shape shown in Figure 4, may have tuck-in flaps extending from ends l9. If such flaps are provided, itmay be best not to tear them off, but to. tu'ck,them down past shelves 12 as cartridge I6 is inserted into cartridge supports H. In that eventthe flaps are preferably notched to receive shelves l2, and interlock with them so 16 'more firmly. Other its holder could be provided instead of that described.
' We claim:
1.The, combination of a cartridge having frontand rear sides both terminating at the bottom end substantially in the same plane perpendicular to said sides, and supporting means including side members adapted to provide horizontal support for said cartridge and having openings, one in the front wall of each side member above said horizontal support, through which the lowermost article in the cartridge can be withdrawn and means approximately at the level of said opening in said supporting means beneath the rear side of said cartridge to support it vertically, and said side members being tilted rearwardly sufficiently to raise the end of the front side of said cartridge above the lower edge of said opening in said supporting means a distance greater than the thickness of said lowermost article to provide passage for said article.
2. The combination of a cartridge having front and rear sides both terminating at the bottom end substantially in the same plane perpendicular to said sides, and supporting. means including side members adapted to provide horizontal support for said cartridge and having openings, one in the front Wall of each side member above said horizontal support, through which the lowermost articles in the cartridge can be withdrawn, a shelf approximately at the level of said opening in said supporting meansbeneath therear side of said cartridge to SuppQrt it vertically, and runners extending toward said openings and having their upper surfaces positioned substantially level with said shelf, said side members being tilted rearwardly sufiiciently to raise the front side of said cartridges above the lower edge of said opening in said supporting means and above saidrunners a distance greater than the thickness of said lowermost article to provide passage for said article.
THOMAS J. FOLEY. GEORGE W. EMMERT.,
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