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Publication numberUS2610100 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 9, 1952
Filing dateDec 26, 1947
Priority dateDec 26, 1947
Publication numberUS 2610100 A, US 2610100A, US-A-2610100, US2610100 A, US2610100A
InventorsHarry S Childers
Original AssigneeVendorlator Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin controlled vending machine
US 2610100 A
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P 1952 H. s. CHILDERS 2,610,100

COIN CONTROLLED VENDING MACHINE Fild Dec. 26, 1947 s Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR. H/wm i Cm; 0565 mam/ms,

Sept. 9, 1952 H. s. CHILDERS 2,610,100

COIN CONTROLLED VENDING MACHINE Filed Dec. 26, 1947 s Sheets-Sheet 3 11 4 INVENTOR." HAP/Q) .61. OM 0505 WWA/ ,lm

Patented Sept. 9, 1952 Harry S. Ghilders, Fresno, Califl, assignor; to Vendorlator Manufacturing Company, Fresno,


Application-December 26, 1947, Serial No. 794.045-

6 claims. (01. 312-971).

Thepresent invention relates to. dispensing tapparatus and more particularly to a. coin controlled vending. machine adapted. to .pre-cool and. dispense bottled beverages.

A prime factor in the sale ofibottled beverages is the convenient availability of. supplies thereof in places and. at times best suited. tov the most. effective. supplying of'consumer demand. Many studies have been made directed to the determine.

tion of the. most effective distribution of bottlevending. machines. Although such studies have proved of value, conclusions. reached havev been based upon so many variable" and. indeterminate factors as to: be: frequently in error. As. a. result, bottle vending machines are usually distributed according to a trial and error procedure with frequent. ineil'ective results.

Further, it has been discovered that a. major, and perhaps thegreatest, potential demand for. bottled beverages lies in dispersed areas each having relatively small demand forbottled. beverages but significant in the. summation of such demand. Conventional bottle vending. machines are too; expensive, too large and too cumbersome to utilize. effectually the potential deman'daof these so-called dispersed areas. Thus, a significant demand has remained unfilled because of an: inability sufficiently ,todisperse supplies of. bottled: beverages. and to maintainthe same in po'tably cooled con dition. The present invention is directed generally to the commercial exploitation of this poten-- tial demand. l

An objectefthe presentinventionis therefore: to provide an improved compact bottle vending; machine.

Another object is to: provide an improved man-1 uallymanipulable, coin controlled, bottle dispensing apparatus. suited to relatively small. reserve bottle requirements.

Another objectis toprovide arefrigerated-bottle vending machine having; a capacity less; than heretofore considered a minimnmjor eflicient operation, that-is simple structure,. dependable inoperation, andeconomicalto employ.

Another objectis to provide a dispensing appai ratusinthe form of a compaclgattractive cabinet, includingimproved rotary magazine meansv adapted. to be loaded. with: vendable merchandisea and associated. with a heatexchanging; unit. for

effective-temperature. control of the merchandise.

. Another object is to; providein. an apparatus. of.

the; character described. the: preceding; para graph an association of the magazine means and the; heat exchanging. unit maltingr provision for the convenient and easy" disassociationor said having; portionsaof the-front doors thereof" re-3 movediifbnconveniencel in the'illustrationiot inter-- nalelementsz. 1

4 Fig. 10 is a: section. taken. en linea Iii-I'll: of! Fig; i

Referring in greater detail to the drawings::

In Fig; 1, a-cabinet or housing for the device of the presentinvention is indicated generally at ifl having a front, orflouter, door l l throughwhich a delivery opening 12- is formed andameans as for adjustment, repair andreplacementl purposes.

Another object. isto provide; an improved, rotatable drum type magazine for vendable merchan-' dise so; constructed. as: to facilitate the provision ofcompartments radially spaced from the axis of rotationiof the drum insnbstantiallyparallel relationto said axis of. rotationi Another object is to provide an annular type magazine; rotatable. about. a substantially horizontal' axis and adapted to hold. bottles. and. the like: in; substantially" horizontal. attitudes radially spacedzfrom the axis of. rotation ofv the. magazinev for radial dischargeinwardly of said; magazine.

A furtherobj'ect'isto provide a bottle dispensing apparatus adaptedxto' contain a plurality of bottles: in substantially" cylindrical arrangement and todischarge said bottles inwardly from said. cylindrical arrangement, said apparatus including a heat exchanging: unit concentrically disposed said cylindrical arrangement so that bottles: prior to discharge; are intimately exposed to the effects of said heat exchanging. unit.

Still-further objects are to provide/improved elements and-arrangements thereofi in a device of thecharacter and for the p In. the drawings i Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a dispensing apparatus embodying; the invention;


Fig. 2 is; aside elevation of. the dispensing. apparatus shown in Fig. 1. a qFigi 3' is. a section taken on line 3-3- oi Fig.2.

Fig.4 is asomewhat enlarged section taken onv line:4-4 of Fig. 3.

Fig. 5 isasection taken on line 5+5. of Fig. 4. Fig.6 is'a sectiontaken on line 6--6'of Fig. 5.v

.Fig. 7 is a perspective view oi'apair, of dogs:

and: mounting. means therefor employed in the drive-linkageof the present? invention. Fig, 8 is aperspective view ofa cam; plate and. mounting means-therefor as employed in the drive" linkage of thepresent invention; Fig. 9- is a. fragmentary front elevation dispensing apparatus of. the present? invention principles or: the present of the control island [3 outwardly extended. A crown puller I4 is provided in the door I I in a conveniently accessible position for the removal of bottle tops from bottles. The control island provides a coin receiving slot i5, a scavenger button I6, a manual manipulating lever I1, and a coin return cup IS, the purposes, structure, association, and operation of which will presently be more fully described.

Referring to Fig. 4, the cabinet is shown to include an insulated portion 22 enclosing a chamber 23. The insulated portion has a bottom 24, a top 25, side walls 26 and 21, respectively, and a rear wall 28. An opening 29 is centrallylocated- The front of the insulated in the rear wall 28. portion of the cabinet is closed by an insulated inner door 33 pivotally mountedas at 34 and adapted to seal the front side of said insulated portion of the cabinet. The inner door is'held in closed position by any suitable catch mechanism not shown. The forward door ll overlays the inner door when closed.

An insulating plug 36 is seated in the opening 29 in sealing relation thereto and mountsa heat exchanging unit, presently more fully described. To facilitate removal of the. plug 36, the opening 29 is preferably circular and rearwardly distended as at 31. The plug is conveniently frustro-conical in form complementary to the opening 23 so as to seat therein. To the end of more effectively sealing the opening 29 tubular rubber seals 38 and 39 are interposed the plug and the rear wall 28. The plug is conveniently secured in sealing relation to the opening 29 as by means of ears 46 outwardly extended from the plug and cap screws 4| extended through the ears and screw-threadedly engaged to the rear wall 28.

A housing 45, having an air intake 46 provided centrally therein and an air exhaust opening- 41 provided in the top portion thereof, is mounted on the rear wall 28 and rearwardly extended therefrom to envelope and protect the heat exchanging unit previously referred to and subsequently described. A convenient mounting for the housing 45 includes L-shaped' brackets 48 mounted on the rear wall 28,as by welding, and cap screws 49 extended through said housing and screw-threadedly engaged to the brackets. An evaporator 56 for the heat exchanging unit, presently more fully described, is mounted in the intake 46.

The outer door H is hingedly mounted; as'at 53, in overlaying relation to the inner door 33. Said outer door is locked in position by any suit able lock mechanism 54. The frontzdoor may conveniently comprise a shell of sheet metal'or the like spaced from the insulated inner door 33 by spacers and 56 respectively: A deliverychute 51 is mounted in the outerdoor and inwardly-extended from the opening 'l 2. "A delivery chute 58 is mounted-in the inner door 'in'registration with the chute=51 The chutes 5'! and 58 preferably provide a downwardly inclined path for the slideable delivery of bottles dispensed to the opening l2.

' The trap door is normally maintainedjin closing,

relationto the chute by; gravity to retain cold For purposes ofappearance the opening I2 is bounded'by a facing 59 pro-. viding an upwardly extended lip 601from-the rotatably mounted in the cabinet by means of brackets 16 and H extended upwardly from the lower panel 24 and downwardly from the upper panel 25, respectively, which in turn rotatably mount rollers '13 in engagement with the rails 61. The rollers 13 preferably provide a circumscribing groove adapted to receive the rails and thus to preclude longitudinal shifting of the magazine during rotation thereof.

In Fig. 3, the magazine is shown supported at four radial positions. It will be clearly apparent that the present invention is not limited to such number, three, for example, being adequate to maintain the magazine in position. V-shaped partitions, or bottle supporting racks, 14 are mounted inwardly disposed on the shell, having their apices inwardly extended from said shell. The partitions are spaced to receive bottles, indicated at 15, or other vendable merchandise, therebetween. The bottle compartments thus formed by the partitions are radially related to the magazine and provide support for the bottles in substantially horizontal positions. Said compartments have inwardly disposed open side portions. I I

To the end of maintaining the bottles 15 in the compartments delineated by the partitions 14 until ready for discharge, a cylindrical retainer i6 is mounted on the rear wall of the cabinet in circumscribing relation to the opening 29 and concentrically related to the magazine 65. As seen in Fig. 4, the retainer preferably has air inlet passages "formed in the central and forwardly disposed portions thereof and air outlet openings 18 formed in the rearward end portion. The retainer 16 is provided with a delivery chute 19 extended forwardly and inwardly from the upper portion. The delivery chute 19 of the retainer is preferably downwardly inclined and positioned to register with the chute 58 in the inner door 33. I

As Will soon become apparent, the magazine is motivated in stepped rotation in a clockwise direction as seen in Fig. 3. To the end of selecting bottles from the magazine and delivering them one at a time to the chute l9 and thence to theopening l2, a selection finger 84 is mounted on the retainer 16 adjacent the right edge of the chute 19, as seen in Fig. 3, and extended upwardly and -'arcuate1y therefrom to the left. The extended end portion of the finger, is spaced from theretainer a distance adapted to receive there'- between the body portion ofa bottle carried toward the finger by rotation of the magazine. Thus; the finger selects the inwardly disposed bottle-of bottles contained in each compartment successively as the compartments approach the fingerjupon rotation of the magazine. The upper surface of the finger 84 acts" asa track to receive bottles outwardly disposed within the compartments and to lower said-bottles to-inwardly disposed positions upon-further rotation ofthe magazine. Rearwardly of the finger a track 85 ismOunted-On the rear-wallJ28of'the cabinet and extended forwardly into the compartment 23 acre-nod to receive and to lower the necks of bottles: outwardly disposed in. the magazine; as said bottles vided with slots formed in their apices in a.

To permit the passage of the par-- plane of thefinger at right angles toi the axis 'of.

rotation of themagazine. i l. 1. To translate pivotal movement of the lever 11 intostepped rotation of the magazine 95 an arbor- 90 is journaled; inthe island l3 of the inner door 33. The arbor mounts the lever l7 outwardly disposed the cabinet and fixedly mounts a sector gear 9 within the island. A stop 92 limits movement of the sector gear to travel desired and thus of the lever ll. indicated generally at 93 translates reciprocal rotation of the sector gear into stepped rotation of the magazine.

As shown in Fig. 5, the unidirectional drive linkage comprises a shaft 95 journaled in the inner door 33 and in brackets 96 mounted onthe lower panel 24 of the cabinet. To providesupport for the outer end portion of the shaft 95, brackets 91 aremounted on the inner door 33 within the island l3 and receive the shaft in journaled relation thereto. Inasmuch as theinner door 33 must beadapted for opening to load themachine, it is necessary to interrupt the shaft 95 between the portion thereof mounted in the brackets 96- andthe portion mounted intheinner door 33. The two portions of the shaft 95 are preferably articulated by a separable coupling 98. ploying male and female engageableportions and is thus not described in greater detail. The couplingpermits the outer portion of the shaft 95 to swing outwardly upon opening of the door. 33

while the inner portion remains in fixed position in the cabinet. Upon return of the door to position, the separableportiong of the coupling are reengaged for unitary rotationalniovement of the shaft.

To reduce heat loss through the insulated inner door 33, the outer portion of the shaft 95 is preferably formed of inefficient heat conducting material such as plastic. ably arranged in a horizontal attitude withits inwardl'y'extended end portion adjacent the cog wheel 68 which circumscribes the magazine. A. drive cog wheel 99 is journaled on the shaft in engagementwith the cog wheel 68. A driven-cog Wheel. [Bil-sis fixedly mounted on the shaft as at l fl l in: mesh. with the sector gear 9|. The abutting of the mounting llll with the bracket 97 longitudinally positions the outer portion of theshaft 95. A thrust bearing I02 is interposed the drive cog wheel 99 and a flange 96 precluding inward movement of the inner'portion of the shaft95l i :A'frame I95 is fixedly mounted onthe cog A unidirectional drive linkage The coupling is of conventional form em-- The. shaft .is prefer wheel '99; as by cap screws I96, and provides radially extended arm portions 101;- A dog [08 ispivotally mounted on each of the radially extended-arms. [91, as by pivotpins I09. Springs H11 serve to urge the dogs radially. or outwardly,

fromatheshaft95. A boss m isaxially extended from. each of the dogs-I98 toward the forward portion of the cabinet. An annular ratchet rack |1|l21 providing inwardly'l disposed teeth-.- lWis; mounted in the cabinet" in circumjacent'relation to the shaftengageable by the dogs 198 As seenu in;Fig'.- 6 the dogsg under urging' of the" springs, engage the -ratchet-'teeth tocounter=c1ockwise rotationofthe shaft i A cam. plate H5 is slideably positioned. on. the shaft 95,:engageable with thebosses Hi. The

camplate providesspiral cam= ways. H6 extended. counter-clockwise, inwardly from the. periphery thereof, as, viewed in Fig. 8;. and is adapted to. receive the bosses... The. portions of the cam plate adjacent the periphery thereof. and. in.- wardly disposed to the spiral cam. way are pref erably curved toward the front of the cabinet as;

at H]. Said curved: portions also exercise. a;

camming action in disengaging. the bosses as-will: soon become apparent. V

The cam plate is provided with a. mounting. yoke H8 fixedly extended therefrom oppositely disposedthe frame I95',.dogs IUSandbosses II? The. yoke provides-a. central. portion journaled'. on the shaft forwardly of the cam plate and a.

pair of legs oppositely disposed the shaft inter.--

connectin the central portion of the yoke and: the cam plate. The legs are preferably. parallel,

to the shaft andyequally spaced therefrom. The yoke slideably receives. ablockltS- between. the; legs thereof which is fixedly secured to the shaft asby a set screw I29; The block, in engagement;

with the legs-,causes the. cam plate to rotate;

is rotatedin a counter-clockwise direction, as.

seen in Fig.. 6, which. is. arbitrarily designated for purposes of convenience. .as. forwardly. Upon. such rotation the bosses: are receivedby the cam.

ways I I6 and theirrespective dogs I93 withdrawn from engagement. with the ratchet wheel H21 by the bossesWiding. inwardly in the cam ways.

Furthercrotation of the shaft 95. causes. the; bosses; to reach. the. inner ends of the cam ways. and thewcam plate, through the bosses, the dogs,

and: the. frame I95, rotates the drive cog wheel 99 in said forward direction and the drive cog;

wheelrthus..rotatesthe magazine, clockwise as. shown. in Fig. 3, through engagement with: the;

cog wheel 6.8. 111; the event that themagazine is urged. in a. clockwise. direction, independent of the drive linkage, as. by aqperson inserting his handupwardly' of. the chute 51, 58 and I9, and

trying manually to turn themagazine; the bosses ride up over the curved portions H1 of the cam plate ||5,.urge the cam. plate forwardly, dise1rgage the bosses fromthe cam ways H6, and re lease. the dogs to throw' outwardly into'engagee H2 under the urg mentiwith the bracket wheel ing of the springs H9.-

Counter-clockwise rotation of the magazine is precluded by a ratchet pawl I22 mounted in the brackets 96' and urged intoengagement withthe' drive cogwheel" 99 as by -a spring 123 Thus,

movement of the magazine in either directionindependent of motivation through the drive linkage is precluded. The drive linkage motivates V steppe'cli" unidirectional rotation of the mega zine in clockwise direction, as shown in'Ei'g. 3; and precludes turning of' the magazine by any other means sufficiently" tjo 'effect bottle discharge.

In Fig. 9, aconventional coin selector is shown .generallyatJZ S; Any suitable form of selector may be' employed and is thus not described in detail atithis point. The selector. provides a om receiving--slot15', a'scavenger button.'i9, an'd a chute [2B directedto thereturning of slugs; bent" coins;- and other unacceptable elements" to the freturn cup 18; -In thewevent such a bent coin,

urge. the cam plate:

. 7 slug, or other elements becomes lodged in the selector, the pressing of the scavenger button I serves to return the coin to the slot. Coins suitable to the operation of the apparatus of the present invention are directed into a'sprag wheel I21 bythe coin selector. The sprag wheel, as is well known in coin selectors, is arrangedon the'shaft 90 in association with aratchet pawl I28.whereby depressing of the handle I! is precluded'until a coin releases the pawl from sprag wheel engagement. Such a coin, shown at I29, releases the pawl by dropping into a receptacle in the sprag wheel and camming the pawl out ofenga'gement .withthe' sprag wheel upon the initiation of rotationofthe shaft 90. The coin is dropped into *a coin storage box, not shown, upon rotation of the shaft 90 sufiiciently to rotate the magazine 65 a sufficient distance to bring a succeeding bottle compartment of the magazine into registration with the chute 19. It is obvious that because ofthe characteristics of the drive linkage 93, previously described, the insertion of a single acceptable coin permits the stepped rotation of the magazine a sufficient distance to discharge a bottle from said magazine, but no further.

The apparatus of the present invention is preferably precluded from receiving coins unless there is a bottle in a compartment ready to .be

delivered upon the insertion of such a coin and the depressing of the handle IT. A mechanism shown generally at I35, in Figs. 4 and 9, success fully accomplishes this purpose. A detecting finger I36 is slideably mounted in the door 33 for forward and rearward reciprocation and has an inner end portion adapted to abut and be urged outwardly by a bottle in the compartment positioned for delivery to the chute I9 upon depressin of the handle IT. The inner end portion of the finger is preferably provided with a shoe I31 of suiiicient length continuously to engage a bottle traveling from a position immediately adjacent delivery to a positionin registration with the chute and thus as a bottle is diverted into the chute fordelivery is already engaged bya following bottle. The finger is urged inwardly by any suitable means such as a helical compression sprin I38 interpositioned the door 33 and the shoe. A bell crank I39 is pivotally mounted on the outward surface of the door 33 and is articulately connected to the outward end portion of the finger I36. A second bell crank I40 is pivotally mounted in the island I3 adjacent the coin receiving slot I5. A push pull rod I4I interconnects the bell cranks I39. and I40 forcorrespending rocking movement incident to reciprocal inward and outward positioning of the finger. in response to bottle detection by the shoe. A coin excluding shield I42 is mounted on an arm of' adjacent the chute I9 for delivery as above described, urges the finger I36 outward and withdraws the shield] I 42 from blocked position in the slot I5. Thus, at all times, the apparatus of the present invention either precludes thereception of a coinor is preconditioned for the delivery of a, bottle upon the insertion of the 'c'oinand thedepressing of the handle 11. I

The heat exchanging unit shown generally at, I50 in Fig. 4 is essentially of conventionalform;

The shield conbut is mounted and positioned in a novel manner and arrangement. A fan motor I5I driving a cool air circulating fan I52 and a hot air circulatin fan I53 is .mountedin the plug 36 as by means .of rubber or other resilient mounting rings I54 fixedlycircumscribing the motor and a secured inthe plug. The rings provide a convenient mounting of the motor, serving to prevent the entrance of the moisture into the insulation withinthe plug, and absorbing sound incident to operation of the motor. A plurality of evaporator coilmounting flanges I55 are mounted on the block 36 concentrically of the motor andinwardly extended into the hollow interior of the magazine 65. The mounting flanges preferably, are slideably fitted to the retainer I6. The 'fianges mount the evaporator coils I56 concentrically Within the retainer I6. The inner end portions of the flanges mount a bafile plate I51.

The fan I52 is rotated in a direction drawing airthrough the openings TI inwardly over the coils I56, moving the air rearwardly, and radially ejecting the air from the retainer through the openings 18. This provides an effective circulation of the cool air within the chamber 23 over the bottles. v

The evaporator coils are connected to a conventional refrigeration compressor unit I58, as by fluid conduits I59. The compressor unit effects a removal of heat from the compartment 23 rearwardly through the plug 36. The fan I53 0perates effectively to draw air in through theintake 46 and to discharge the air through the exhaust 41 effectively dissipating heat from the compressor unit I58.

Attention is directed heat exchanging unit on the plug which permits the ready disassociating of the heat exchanging unit and theremai'nder of the dispensing apparatus as for repair, replacement, adjustment, cleaning Or the like merely by releasing the plug and sliding said plug and heat exchanging and circulating units rearwardly. I

Operation The operation of the device of the present in-- vention is briefly summarized as follows:

The magazine 65'is loaded by opening the outer door I I, the inner door :33, and by inserting the bottles I5, crown first, into the compartments closed and said outer door looked as at 54.. The

abutting of the bottle adjacent the delivery chute I9 by-the shoe I31, through the operationofthemechanism I35, removes the shield I42 .from the: coin slot I5. ventilation means operate tocool the bottles 15 The heat exchanging unit and and their contents to potable condition. The

dispensing apparatus is at such time precondi tioned for the vendingof the bottled beverages at the customers convenience,

i The insertion of,;an appropriate coin into the slot I5 releases'the handle I! for. manual depression thereof. Such depression results in rota tion of. the'shaft95 through the sector gear 9| The drive linkage;

and the drivenlcog, wheel III I]. 93 rotatesgthe m-agazine 65 in a clockwise directo the mountingof the" "acid-o 9 tion as viewed in Fig; 3. "The magazine is rotated in steps by the depressing of the handle I 1 successively to bring the bottle compartments into registration with the chute lithe insertion of anacceptable coin being prerequisite to each discharged bottles are gently lowered to theretainer 76 by the outer curvature of the finger 84 and by the track 85. It will beclearly apparent that further rotation of the magazine may cause such a bottle to roll gently out and then in of its respective compartment but when it approaches the chutel9 it is inwardly positioned .florwdischargebytheflnger 84. l

The circulation oicold ainwithin, the compartment 23 provides'eil'ective refrigeration oi the 7 bottled beverages contained therein. ,The arranging of the bottles in intimate circumjacent relation to the cooling coil I56 efficiently utilizes the efiect of the heat exchanging unit. Although the present invention has been'described in terms 01 bottled beverages, which arecooled'to potable condition, it will be clearly apparent that the invention is not limited to such vendable merchandise nor is it limited to the cooling thereof.

As previously mentioned, the coin selector I25 accumulates the acceptable coins in a coin storage box, of any suitable form, not shown. Removal of accumulated coins therefrom is conveniently effected by unlocking the outer door I l and swinging the same outwardly to gain access to the storage box.

The dispensing apparatus of thepresent inven tion is simple in structure, dependable in operation, and economical to employ. It enables the provision of relatively small quantities oi bottled beverages sufficiently dispersed to effectively utilize dispersed areas of demand. The apparatus is compact in form and economical to construct.

Although I have herein shown and described my invention in what I have conceived to be the most practical and preferred embodiment, it is recognized that departures may be made therefrom within the scope of my invention, which is not to be limited to the details disclosed here in, but is to be accorded the full scope of the claims so as to embrace any and all equivalent devices and systems.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

l. A bottle dispensing apparatus comprising an enclosed chamber having a delivery opening in a side wall thereof; a substantially cylindrical magazine having a substantially cylindrical shell, circumscribing rails mounted on the shell, and V-shaped partitions borne by the shell with the apices of said partitions inwardly disposed to the shell defining a plurality of radially disposed bottle compartments therebetween adapted to receive bottles in substantially horizontal positions, said compartments having inwardly disposed open end portions; rollers mounted in the cabinet in supporting engagement with the rails and supporting the magazine for rotation about a substantially horizontal axis; a cylindrical retainer mounted concentrically within the magazine in closing relation to the compartments traveled thereabout and providing a discharge chute in the upper portion thereof extended inwardly of the magazine and downwardly to register with the delivery opening; a drive linkage peripherally engaged with the magazine for step rotation thereof in one direction; manual means for mo- 7 tivating the drive linkage; a heat exchanging unit mounted concentrically within the cylindrical retainer; and a selection finger mounted on the retainer and positioned to discharge bottles one at atime from the magazine into the delivery chute in response to movement of the bottles into registry with'the chute upon rotation oithe magazine.

2. A magazine adapted for use in bottle dispensing apparatus comprising a substantially cylindrical shell; circumscribing rails adapted for rotatable mounting of the shell by periph- "eral, rolling support thereof; a circumscribing cog wheel adapted forengagement by adriving cog for rotation of the shell; spaced, V-'shaped par- =titions borne by the shell with the apices of said partitions inwardly disposed to the shell, said partitions being slotted from their apices radially to the shelltoprovide passage of a selection finger therethrough upon magazine rotation for the ejecting'of bottles positioned between the partitions. i

3. .In a dispensing apparatus havinga cabinet;

'a mag'azine having" a substantially cylindrical shell, circumscribing rails mounted on the shell, and spaced V-shaped partitions borne by the shell with the apices of said partitions inwardly disposed to the shell, said partitions being slotted from their apices radially of the shell to provide passage of a selection finger therethrough; rollers rotatably mounted in the cabinet engaged with the rails supporting the magazine for substantially horizontal rotation; and a selection finger mounted in the cabinet in a position to pass through the slots in the magazine partitions upon magazine rotation.

4. In a dispensing apparatus having a cabinet; a magazine having a substantially cylindrical shell, circumscribing rails mounted on the shell, and spaced V-shaped partitions borne by the shell with the apices of said partitions inwardly disposed to the shell, said partitions defining compartments therebetween inwardly disposed to the magazine and being slotted from their apices radially of the shell to provide passage of a se-- lection finger therethrough; rollers rotatably mounted in the cabinet engaged with the rails supporting the magazine for substantially horizontal rotation; a stationary cylindrical retainlng means mounted concentrically within the magazine in closing relation to the inwardly disposed compartments defined by the partitions and providing a delivery chute therein inwardly extended from the magazine at the uppermost portion of the retaining means; and a selection finger mounted on the retaining means in a position to pass through the slots in the magazine partitions upon magazine rotation; and means for imparting step rotation to the magazine.

5. In a dispensing apparatus having a cabinet; a magazine having a substantially cylindrical shell, circumscribin rails mounted on the shell, a circumscribing cog wheel mounted on the shell, and V-shaped partitions borne by the shell with he apices of said partitions inwardly disposed to i the shell, said partitions being slotted from their ed in the cabinet in a position to pass through the slots in the magazine partition upon magazine rotation. I

:6, In a bottle dispensing; machine, the combination of a magazine having a substantially cylindrical shell andpartitions borne by the shell in inwardly disposed positions defining bottle compartments therebetween having inwardly disposed open end portions, said partitions being slotted from their inner ends radially to the shell for the passage of a, selection finger therethrough, means mounting the magazine for rotation about a substantially horizontal; axis, means for impart- I ing stepped rotation to the magazine, an arouate retainer mounted concentrically within the magazine in closing relation to the inwardly disposed ends ofthe compartmentsduring the upper half of rotary travel of the compartments for rolling support of bottles in horizontal stacked relation contained therein and having abottledischarge chute formed downwardly therein from :the-upan upwardly disposed edge curved downwardly in the direction of magazine rotation adapted to support bottles outwardly of the diverted bottles and to provide rolling lowering supportthereof Number Name Date 1 398,245 Ford Oct. '19, 1839 1,065,029 Craig et al. June 1'1, 1913 1,722,849 Luse -1. July 30, 1929 1,741,728 Nemeth Dec. 31, 1929 1,913,231 Carlstedt et. al June 5, 1933 1,975,540 'Folger Oct; 2,1934 1,983,459 Hockman Dec., 4, 1934 2,049,111 Dunham July 28, 1936 2,176394 Elder Oct. 1'7, 1939 2,217,962 McNair Oct. 15, 1940 2,314,632

Rear Mar. 23, 1943

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U.S. Classification221/113, 62/378, 220/920, 221/258, 74/528, 221/150.00R, 312/36
International ClassificationG07F11/52, F25D11/00, F25D19/02
Cooperative ClassificationY10S220/92, G07F11/52, F25D19/02, F25D11/00
European ClassificationF25D11/00, G07F11/52, F25D19/02