US 2749001 A
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June '5, 1956 5 2,749,001
FILLING DEVICES FOR MONEY COUNTING MACHINES Filed Feb. 7, 1952 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 June 5, 1956 E. REIS FILLING DEVICES FOR MONEY COUNTING MACHINES 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Feb; 7. 1952 )9 j; if 14 ZZZ/mew 1 Elie b6 FILLING DEVICES FOR MONEY COUNTING MACHINES June 5, 1956 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 Filed Feb. '7, 1952 .Zzzyeniop Elie (L6 r: r 2,749,001 Ice Patented June 5, 1956 FILLING DEVICES FOR MONEY COUNTING MACHINES Eugen Reis, Bruchsal, Germany Application February 7, 1952, Serial No. 270,457
Claims priority, application Germany April 27, 1951 2 Claims. (Cl. 226-19) In the money counting machines, such as are nowadays in use, only a single discharge tube can be fixed, which can be fitted with a paper bag. When the bag is full, it is removed from the discharge tube, closed and the discharge tube provided with a fresh paper bag. The
changing of each separate bag is inconvenient and takes much time. The invention enables a number of bags, for instance six, to be filled immediately one after the other, through the device being provided with a sliding member supporting the discharge tubes, which is fed forward by a hand lever under the feed hopper by means of intermediate rodwork and a rack. The discharging operation can consequently be carried through far more rapidly.
A constructional example of the invention is illustrated diagrammatically in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Fig. l is a side view of the discharge device with a discharge tube suspended in it,
Fig. 2 a side view with the forward feed out of action,
Fig. 3 a plan view of the forward feed release arrangement,
Fig. 4 a front view of the discharge device without discharge tubes and Fig. 5 a front view of the discharge device with six discharge tubes.
To the coin plate 1 are fixed the outlet funnel 2 and a front plate 3 with two guide rails 4 and 5, in which a sliding member 6 is supported so as to be slidable in both directions. To the sliding member 6 is fixed a rack 7 and an angle bar 8 provided with six or more suspension holes. The holes 8 are spaced at the same distance from one another as the teeth of the rack 7. The holes serve the purpose of receiving the discharge tube 9a to 9 (Fig. 5), which are widened out at their upper rib to such an extent that they cannot fall through the suspension holes 8'. To the front plate 3 are also fixed the bearing angles 19, 11 and 12 (Fig. 3), in which is supported a shaft 13 and a rail 14 rigidly connected with the shaft so as to be capable of turning with it. To the rail 14 are fixed a spring-loaded pawl 15 (Fig. 4) and a stop pin 16. On the rear side of the rail 14 are two rivets 17 with heads and necks, in which is movably supported a sliding member 18 provided with a slot 18 with its nose 19 and a pin 20. A tension spring 21 which is fixed to the pin and to the supporting angle 11 draws the sliding member 18 to the left.
On the shaft 13 is fixed an arm 22 (Fig. 1), to which is pivoted a connecting bar 23, in the two slots 23 of which an extension rail 24 is slidably supported with two screws 25 with heads and necks. A tension spring 26 which is fixed to the rail 24 and to the connecting bar 23 draws the extension rail 24 downwards. On a supporting angle 27 fixed to the back of the front plate 3 a lever 28 is pivoted, which is pivotally attached to the extension rail 24 at 24', whilst the other end is taken through a slot 29 of the front plate 3 to the outside and is provided with a handle 28. The lever 28 is drawn downwards by a tension spring 30'which. is attached-to an anglepiece 31 of the front plate 3-. Behind the coinplate-1 is supported a connecting bar 32 which is displaceable in its slot 32 andis pivotally attached to the startingl'ever 33 (Fig. 4).
To the front plate 3 is also fixed a spring casing 34 (Fig. 4), the cover of which can be turned and on the periphery of which a tension band 35 can be rolled up, which runs over a roller 36 and is fixed to the rack 7.
The mechanism operates in the following manner:
The sliding member 6 is moved to the left till it comes up against a stop (not shown), the discharge tubes 9a to 9f are inserted in the holes of the angle bar 8 and the discharge tubes are provided with the requisite paper bags. On the lever 28 (Fig. 1) being forced downwards, the extension rail 24 and the bar 23 connected with it by a strong tension spring 26 and the lever 22 are pulled upwards until it strikes against the stop handle 31, whereby the shaft 13 (Fig. 3) and the rail 14 connected to it with its detent 15 are rocked forward in opposition to the force of the tension spring 30 and the locking of the rack 7 thereby released. The rack 7 will then be drawn to the right by the tension of the spring casing 34. This causes the following tooth of the rack 7 to strike against the nose 19 (Fig. 4) of the sliding member 18 and to carry the sliding member with it as far as its stop. On the lever 28 being released, the shaft 13 with the rail 14 and its detent 15 will swing back again. The nose 1% of the sliding member 18 becomes free and the latter is drawn back by the tension spring 21 into its position of rest, whilst the rack 7 is held in its position by the detent 15. Through this operation the first discharge tube 9f is brought under the outlet funnel 2 and the selected coins can fall into the discharge tube 9 As the known money counting machines after the passage of the desired coins automatically interrupt the forward feed of the coin, these machines are provided with a starting lever 33 (Fig. 4) which by being depressed liberates the forward feed of the coins. In order to operate the further conveyance of the discharge tubes 9a to 9f under the funnel 2 and to release the locking of the coins, two lever manipulations are necessary, which are liable to cause disturbances, if the levers should not be depressed into the correct sequence in order to avoid these disturbances provision is made according to the invention, for both functions to be performed in the correct sequence by the actuating lever 28. As already stated above the actuation of the lever 28 causes the lever 22 to be drawn up till it strikes against its stop 31, which brings about the further motion of the rack 7. On the actuating lever 28 being pushed down still further, the extension rail 24 will push itself upwards in opposition to the tension of the spring 26, which is considerably greater than the tension of the spring 30, and force the rail 32 also upwards, which thereby actuates the lever 33.
1. A filling device for money counting machines, comprising in combination an inclined coin plate, an outlet funnel arranged at the bottom of the inclined plate, a vertical front plate arranged below said funnel, a sliding member guided on said front plate below said funnel, spring actuated means connected to said sliding member, a toothed rack fixed on said sliding member, an angle bar on said sliding member for the reception of discharge tubes spaced at intervals equal to those between the teeth of said rack and adapted to be moved one after the other below said funnel, a shaft journaled on said front plate with locking and releasing means for said toothed rack on said sliding member, and an actuating means connected to said shaft.
2. A filling device for money counting machines as claimed in claim 1, further comprising a displaceable bar in the rear of the coin plate and attached to a starting References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Yost May 17, 1892 4 Hess June 18, 1907 Wever July 16, 1907 Rose Feb. 8, 1910 Schlich Aug. 29, 1911 Lile Mar. 3, 1921