US 2602576 A
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y 3, 1952 A. SPRUCK DRINK MEASURING AND REGISTERING DEVICE Filed Aug. 18, 1949 /5" INVENTOR ANTHONY SPRUCK [av/MW ATTORN Tm W Patented July 8, 1952 13- 21 e 5,602,516 t g nn'iNKfM AsimING AND REGISTERING Anthony;, Spruck, Milwaukee; Wis.
" v ppiicationAuguStiS, 1949, Serial No.j11,1',o2o
if Mirinventioniefers to sealed'bottle drink dis- The object of my invention isto provide a-series of'bottles of liquor visibly enc'ase'd in a sealed cabinet. The inverted bottles each being seated in an electrically controlled stopper having a hollow body. I The-hollow stopper is provided with upper and lower pairs ofj-valve cntrolled: -ports,
"whichports communicate with a pair of separate fillinganddischarge chambers of pre-determined area, whereby uponmaking or breaking the circuit by'a manually actuateddoubleswitch, a diagonally disposed pair of-the upper and lower ports are opened by a-pair of valve coresactuated by themagnets'to discharge a drink into a glass from one chamberwhile the opposite stopp'er chamberis filled fromthe bottle with atdrink to be dischargedinto'a glass uponcthe next operation of the magnetcontrolledvalve cores, it being understood that adouble switch arm is provided with diagonally disposed pairs .of con- -tacts which will close theelectric' circuit toenerr engagement of the double switch arm with a register. 1 v I With the above and other objects in view, which will appear as' the description proceeds, the invention resides in the novel construction, combination and arrangement'of parts, substantially was hereinafter described, and-more particularly defined by the appended claim, it being under- A Is'tood that such changes in the precise embodiment of the herein disclosed invention may be made as come within the scope of the claim.
In the accompanying drawing is illustrated one complete example of the physical embodiment of the present invention constructed according to the best mode so far devised for the practical application of the principles thereof.
The drawing illustrates a sectional elevation of a cabinet encasing a hollow stopper for an inverted bottle embodying the features of my invention and diagrammatically illustrating magnet controlled means for actuating the stopper.
Referring by characters to the drawings, l indicates a cabinet having a front glass door 2, which door i locked in its closed position. In practice, the said cabinet I is positioned back therefrom a mouth 4', while 1 extending through "the bottom of the cabinet a heads 1 or a; bar, whereby all homes displayed. therein are visible to'customers so that theymay, by the brand indicatedupon the bottle, select the liquor which they desire; l. ,v ,1
- The-bottom of the cabinet fitted therein a series of hollow stoppers3fit being understood that 'only 'lone'of said stoppers are "shown.
' The'up'per end of the'stop'per has extending the lowerend has discharged nipple 5. 1 e Thehollow body of the stopperis formed with a pair of chambers B, fifl'whic h chambers are of an area equaling one drink. Th'efc'hambers are provided with top and bottomheads 'l, 1',;respectively, which heads are provided with vertically disposed pairs of upper and'lower ports 8,
8', respectively, the upper-pairs of ports being in 'communicatiomwith the mouth 4 of the stopper 3v andbhamberst, 6, while the lower pairsiof ports are in communication with the bottom, of the chambers and the discharged nipple Interrupting each pair of ports 8, 8 of, the I is a transversely disposedv channel .9. 9 respectively.- Slidably-mounted'in eachof said channels is avalve core l0, II), the same being reciproacted in its channel, whereby the ports 8, 8' are alternately opened and closed. .The said valve cores'areprovided with longitudinally dis- "posed vent 1 apertures to eliminate blocking of their 'movementin the chambers. Thisfeature will become more-apparent as the =descr proceeds.
iption Thechannels'extend .through'the'bodyoithe upper and lower pairs of magnetsill,
heads and'their open-ends have secured thereto L whereby the valve cores are moved back and forth connected to the left hand magnet ll,
when the magnets are'energized which action will be further explained. The pairs of magnets for actuating the valve cores are controlled by a double switch comprising a rocker arm I2 and upper and lower pairs of contacts I3, l3 and l4, l4, respectively, it being understood, as shown in the drawings in full lines, the arm establishes connection between the diagonally disposed upper and lower contacts 13 and 14, whereby the circuit is closed.
An electric energy circuit wire [5 leads from the source of supply to the pair of wires I4, [6 and the second circuit wire l5 leads from the source of energy to the right hand magnet l l of the bottle stopper. A branch circuit wire I6 extends from the circuit wire [5' to the left hand lower magnet H and a branch circuit wire l1 and the right hand upper magnet I I of the stopper. From the last mentioned right hand magnet I I, a wire I I1 connects said magnet and the contact I3 of the double switch.
The lower right hand magnet II is connected by a circuit wire I8 to the diagonally positioned upper magnet I I with reference to the lower right hand magnet II' and the upper left hand magnet I I is: also connectedto the switch contact I3 byawireI9.
Thus, it will be noted that all of the stopper magnets are controlled by the double switch arm I2.
In practice, the necks of inverted bottles are fitted over the mouth 4 of the stopper 3, there being a suitable yieldable ring 20 interposed between the mouth of said stopper and the open neck of the bottle over which it'is nestled to prevent leakage.
In practice, an endlessbelt A is mounted under gized, it being understood that in this operationthe stopper chamber 6' has been emptied. Hence, when the diagonally. disposed I magnetsare energized by closing the, connection between the contacts I3'.',.I'4 the valve cores will shift their positions. from. that shown in thedrawing to a reversed position, whereby the" upper right hand port. 8' isyopento fillchamber 6' and the upper leftzhand .port 81 is closed with reference to the full' -chamb'er 6, and at the same time, the lower 'right hand magnet ,I I will draw th valve core towards it, whereby the lower port 8 'in the empty chamber bottom 6' is closed for-the reception of a drink, while the left hand port 8' in the fulliichamber-fiis open to permit the charge of i liquor in said full chamber to be delivered into theiglass. .Thus, when one chamber discharges a drink' into a glass, the opposite chamber re- 'ceives full drink from the bottlej .and it should be obvious: from the above that. when the valve cores are in the: position as shown inthedrawing I r that the.- liquid fills not only-chamber 6 but also the. left hand side of channels and port 8. Therefore when the valve core I0 moves fromthe position showntoward th left hand magnet its movement would ordinarily be blocked by the compressing of the liquid in the channel butby the provision of the longitudinal vent theliquid moves through the coreand permits it to travel freelyin the channel. i I.
In order to keep a record of the drinks dispensed from a series of scaled bottles, I provide a register 2|, which will be actuated by the switch arm I2 in each operation of the device.
In order to save electric current when the apparatus is not in use, I may provide a switch I5", whereby the current will be cut off when the same is opened.
A drink" measuring and registering device of the type including a cabinet with a hinged trans- 1 parent front panel and an endless belt conveyor positioned beneath the cabinet floor comprising,
in combination with a sealed hollow bottle stopper having an upper mouth for the reception in the neck of an inverted bottle and a lower discharge nipple extending through the floor of the cabinet and terminating above the conveyor, of a pair of scaled chambers formed in the hollow stopper intermediate the. mouth and nipple thereof, upper and lower pairs of valve ports each pair communicating with the stopper mouth, nipple and pair of chambers, a transversely positioned channel interrupting each pair of ports,
a valve core reciprocatively mounted in each channel; whereby the associated pair of ports are alternately opened and closed to' establish communicationbetween the mouth and nipple of the stopper and a. respective chamber, a pairof oppositely disposed magnets carried by the stopp'er and inalignment with each channel valve core, a manually actuated double switch arm having means cooperating with pairs of diagonally positioned" contacts for selectively energizing the diagonally positioned stopper magnets and conductor wires connecting the contacts and the magnets with .aisource of electricalenergy,
'whereby upon selective movement of. the switch arm, apair of diagonallypositioned magnets are energized to shift the valve cores, so that the contentsv of onestopper chamber is discharged fromthe nipple into-a glass 011i the endless belt conveyor while the other stopper chamberT-is filledwith; liquid from a'bottle, and means in each valve core. for permitting. the liquidin eachv channelto-pass freely from one side of the valve core to the other upon movement of the core.
. ANTHONY SPRUCK.
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