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May 18 1954 B. SHELDON, JR
AU,'I'OMATIC COIN COUNTING AND WRAPPING DEVICE Filed March 8, 1950 2 Sheets- Sheet l INVENTOR. BUTLER SHELDON JR.
May 18, 1954 B. SHELDON, JR
AUTOMATIC com COUNTiNG AND WRAPPING DEVICE Filed March 8. 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 A TTOENEY .of ,coins.
Patented May 18, 1954 AUTOMATIC COIN COUNTING WR P DE QE Butler Sheldon Jr., New York, N, Y1, assignor to Coin Counters Corporation, New York, N. Y., a.
corporation Ap lication March 8 0. seri Nc- 2 59 1 Claim. 1
hi ve i elat s o a c n c unt ng a Wrapp n d vice.
Broadly, it is an object of the invention to provide a simp e de e whi h il au smatica ly count coins of the same denomination and which permits the coins tobe wrapped.
More particularly, it is an object of the invention to provide a device which permits the automatic counting of coins and which is adapted to receive either a tube within which the coins so counted may be easily wrapped, or which can take an outside wrapper which r i the counted coins to be quickly and easily wrapped.
A further object of the invention is to provide a device which will permit either a tubular or a flat wrapper to be used to package a predetermined number of coins.
Another object is to facilitate the packagin of coins of uniform diameter, or denomination, each package containinga predetermined number of coins, which is the capacity of each operation of the device and which in that sense automatically counts the coins in every package.
The device is adapted to count and package coins of dilferent denominations by varying the diameter and height of the tube for the different coins, such as pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars and dollars; the object being to rapidly count and package the well-known cylindrical packages of uniform coins by those, who in the course of their business, accumulate such coins in large numbers and wrap such coins in rolls for bank deposit, each roll representing a specific amount of money, for convenience in handling and counting.
Other advantages will become obvious and will be further described in the following specification.
For a fuller understanding of the nature and objects of the invention reference is had to the following detailed description in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. l is a perspective View of the device.
Fig. 2 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view of the device shown in Fig. 1 with a column of coins of the same denomination therein.
Fig. 3 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view of the device shown in Figs. 1 and 2, showing a paper tube placed within the device prior to the feeding of coins therein.
Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view of the device showing the paper wrapper in raised position after the coins have been placed therein to the top of the device.
Fig. 5 is a top view of the deviceshown in the previous figures.
Fig. 6 is a front view of the device having a column of like coins therein showing use of an outside paper wrapper fcr wrapping the column Fie- 7 shows t e a ics Pa r rapp p d ar und th t b con in he col m 9? Gems s ShQWn n Fie- 6 w th t e upp end f th W a e fol d downwa d l n 011s nd f th column Q coins Eiss h w t e Wra ped w n a sh in Fis- I w th ill l vi Withd a f q he 9 of coins and wrapper sealed at one end and ready to be sealed at the opposite end.
Referring to the drawings, numeral I0 represents a counting and wrapping device which comprises a base l l and an open-endedtube 12 which is'Q t is instals ss II i hollow, h g a sti m !3 1 1 9 wh ch t evi rests nd h t be I2 firml ss sd W n t base o is n e r wi h t a sl w W i i bass H i ing int h e there is a at orm msie sr hi a a nd upper sad oncave sid 6 and s fis 19 o 19 srm H- Th es er s rs m s s o the rounded end I5 is somewhat spaced apart from the internal diameter of the tube H2. The base portion it of the platform member It is also spaced slightly apart from the internal diameter o the b s t Th upper en 9 f u i2 has a pair of opposed channels 19 for the purpose hereinafter described. The distance from the platform H to the upper end 2|] of the tube [2 is the enact distance to receive a pred sm n d st ck o c i o a given n n tion. For example, if the tube is adapted to receive dimes, and it is desired to have five dollars in dim s QJ C 'WQ t pa e FW P h Plat form i1 and the upper end 29 of the tube [2 is t e safes i ta ce of the specs Qc u i by a a ra e spu s s fi t me st c o 1 1 the other so that in loading the dimes within the tub F by is sl ght m m of th de ic a dim sb v the u p r s ls wi l m r Off the stack e upper me abo end 2J c be wiped or? with the fingers, automatically leaving exactly fifty dimes within the tube 12.
A P r d Paper tub a pp :21 of P d mi .ls ih show i .F lean of a e ht th t Wil ea $91 h inner 93 9 s i ls ttom is t s b l w t s u er n i a d a i me r ght ss than the nt rn di me er 9 th bs i t ,ms rfisd it the tube l2 and between the stack of dimes and the internal diameter of the tube [2 to the inner portion 220i the base so that the upperend 23 of the paper tube M is slightly below the upper end 28 of the counting tube.
The rounded upper end lfi and thecurved base ortion i8 will permit the bottom end -26 of the tube 2i to easily pass between the platform member 14 and the internal diameters of the tube 12 e idtas l- Ell .qsncsv sid s is ar c t o conta t with he renteral! ssct s q s .tss s n .1 9 the a sing 9 the tu e 2 i order to avoid air pockets, two fine channels 29 and 36 have been provided leading into the interior of the device. Of course, such channels may be placed in any desired portions of the device without interfering with its operation.
The paper tube 2| may be inserted within the counting tube 2 either before the dimes are placed within the tube i2, or after the dimes have been placed within the tube l2. However, it is preferable to place the paper tube 2| within the tube l2 before the dimes are inserted within the device l0. Since the upper end 23 of the paper tube 2| is below the upper end 26 of the counting tube I2, it is evident that the paper tube 2| will in no way interfere with an accurate counting of the coins within the tube [2 because the upper coin will be above the upper end 23 of the paper tube 2 When there is a full stack of coins within the tube l2 and within the paper tube 2|, the index finger of the hand may then .be placed upon the uppermost coin of the stack and the thumb and middle fingers may then draw up the paper tube 2| by inserting the latter two fingers within the opposed slots |9. The paper tube 2| is then lifted upwardly above end to a height sufiioient to permit the upper end of thepaper tube 2| to be folded over the uppermost coin of the stack leaving sufficient paper below the bottom coin of the stack for folding over. Fig. 4 shows the paper tube 2| in a posilifted before folding over the upper ends tion so of said tube. Since the stack of coins presents a solid body with a comparatively sharp edge of the uppermost coin, it is easy to fold the end of the paper tube 2| over and upon the uppermost coin.
The device, including the stack of coins, is then reversed and the device is lifted off the paper tube 2| containing the column of coins therein in a manner similar to that shown in Fig. 8. Since the thin metal walls of the tube l2 provide a slight clearance, the coins, including the paper tube 2|, will easily be separated from the .tube i2 and thus permit the device to be easily ,lifted and separated from the paper tube 2| with the stack'of coins therein. Since the platform H is above the bottom 24 of the paper tube 2|, there will be sufficient paper to permit the lower end of the paper tube to be folded over the bottom coin, thus completely enclosing the stack of dimes or coins within the paper tube 2| in a package generally used by merchants in delivering wrapped coins to banks, or other institutions.
Referring to Figs. 6, 7 and 8 of the drawings, the device shown in such figures is the identical device shown in Figs. 1 to 5, inclusive. The wrapping of the stack of coins will now be described with an outside paper wrapper of the flat type, well known in commercial use. After the coins have been inserted between the platform l1 and the upper end 26 of the tube l2 so that an exact number of coins have been counted, a fiat paper wrapper which is wider than the stack of coins is wrapped around the outside of the tube |2 in a manner shown in Fig. 6. One longitudinal edge 26 is placed so that it rests upon the shoulder 21 of the base II with the body of the wrapper against the outer circumference of the tube I2, leaving the opposite edge 28 extending somewhat beyond the upper end 20 of the tube l2. After the wrapper 25 has been wrapped completely'around the tube l2, the upper end of the wrapper 25 which extends above the stack of coins, is folded downwardly, as shown in Fig. 7. The device, including the stack of coins, is
. coins within the wrapper 25.
then turned upside down. It will be noted that the platform I! is higher than the edge 26 and shoulder 21 (see Fig. 6) so that when the device is turned upside down, the edge 26 of the wrapper 25 will be higher than the bottom coin which now has become the uppermost coin. Fig. 8 shows the device separated from the stack of The opposite edge 26 of the wrapper 25 is then folded downwardly in a manner similar to that shown in Fig. 7 thus completely enclosing the stack of coins suitable and acceptable 7 for deposit in the customary manner in banks.
It should be noted that in the use of the device, both with the tubular wrapper 2| and with the outside fiat paper wrapper 25, that the end portions of the tube or wrapper when folded downward upon the stack of coins, will fold upon a hard surface of the face of the end coin so that at all times it will be easy to make a clean fold upon the ends of the stack of coins.
It is obvious that various changes and modifications may be made in the details of construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the general spirit of the invention.
In combination, a coin counting and wrapping device, a hollow base having a bottom, a platform member fixed to said bottom within said base, said platform member having an upper fiat top, a rounded upper edge and concave sides, a tube integral with said base and of the same internal diameter as said base, the said rounded edge of said platform member spaced slightly from the inner circumference of said tube and said base, a paper tubular wrapper insertable between said platform member and said tube, said paper wrapper of a length to reach from said bottom to just below the upper end of said tube, air channels in said base and platform member leading from the outer atmosphere into said device, the distance between said top of said platform member and the upper end of said tube being of a predetermined height to automatically count an average stack of coins of a given denomination placed within said device, opposed slots at the upper end of said tube for the fingers of the hand to draw up said paper tubular wrapper above the upper end of said tube, whereby the upper edge of said paper wrapper may be folded downward upon the upper coin of said References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 613,408 Cable Nov. 1, 1893 1,034,569 Batdorf Jan. 13, 1914 1,274,615 Sherwood Aug. 6, 1918 1,457,261 Mathews May 29, 1923 1,919,963 Smith July 25, 1933 2,072,191 Wagner Mar. 2, 1937 2,444,804 Carruthers July 6, 1948 2,554,713 McKay May 29, 1951 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 218,646 Germany Feb. 7, 1910 553,110 Germany Jan; 12, 1933