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Publication numberUS2769524 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 6, 1956
Filing dateApr 18, 1952
Priority dateApr 18, 1952
Publication numberUS 2769524 A, US 2769524A, US-A-2769524, US2769524 A, US2769524A
InventorsJoseph Singer, Kulo Thomas E, Rogier Clarence F
Original AssigneeJohnson Fare Box Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin handling machine
US 2769524 A
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Nov. 6, 1956 Filed ApI il 13, 1952 c. F. ROGIER ETAL 2,769,524

COIN HANDLING MACHINE 6 Sheets-Shet 1 CLARENCE F ROGER, W

THOMAS Eiifuw JOSEPH Smaare.

INVENTOR.

ATTORNEY Nov. 6, 1956 c. F. ROGIER ET AL 2,769,524

' COIN HANDLING MACHINE Filed April 18, 1952 6 Sheets-Sheet 2 CLARENCE F. EQQIER THOMAS E KULO JOSEPH SlNCiER INVENTOR.

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' s aflymdfl ATTORNEY Nov. 6, 1956 c. F. ROGIER ET AL com HANDLING MACHINE 6 Sheets-Sheet 5 Filed April 18, 1952 R. m m wean O L E N R .K F. HE C S H M N w QT BYWMW HTTORNEY of Figure 2 showing the conveyor and coin COIN HANDLING MACHINE Clarence F. Rogier, Chicago, Thomas E. Kulo, Glenview, and Joseph Singer, Chicago, 111., assignors to Johnson 'Fare Box Company, Chicago, 111., a corporation of Delaware Application April 18, 1952, Serial No. 282,966

9 Claims. (CL '19837) This invention relates to a coin handling machine, more specifically it relates to a mechanism for conveying coins from a low to a high bulk coin storage and for cleaning saidcoins .prior to delivery to said high storage.

It is an object of the invention to provide an apparatus which will handle coins without jamming.

Another object of the invention is to provide means for removing loose dirt from the coins.

Yet another object of the invention is to provide means for stopping the conveyor when the high level storage is filled.

A further object of the invention is to provide a vibrator mechanism which assists in the feeding of the coins.

These and other objects will appear from a study 'of this specification and the drawings which are attached hereto, made a part hereof and in which:

Figure 1 is a side elevation of the apparatus as a whole.

"Figure 3.

Figure 6 is a sectional view of the clutch mechanism taken substantially on the line 6-6 of Figure 5.

Figure 7 is a sectional view taken'substantially on the line 7-7 of Figure 1 showing the vaeuum'cleaner nozzle and coin chute.

Figure 8 is a sectional view taken on the line 88 of Figure 7 showing the vacuum cleaner nozzle.

Figure 9 is an elevation, partly in section, showing ahother part of the pusher drive.

Figure 10 is a view of the hopper switch mechanism. Figure 11 is a wiring diagram.

Counter Referring to Figure 1, the numeral 1 represents a stand upon which is mounted a coin counter 3 of the kind shown in the application of Thomas E. Kulo et 221., Serial 'No. 114,504, filed September 8, 1949, for Coin Counter.

This mechanism is provided with a hopper in which is installed a level limitswitch '7.

Chute Adjacent the stand 1 is a'mechanism which comprises "a frame 9 made up of side plates 11, 13 suitably held together in spaced relation by tie bolts 15. Mounted at the top of the frame'by suitabiefasteners '16 is a chute '17 whichextends downwardly and laterally (Figs. 1 and '2) to discharge into the hopper 5.

Vacuum cleaner As shown in Figures 1, 7 and 8, means are provided United States Patent slot asshown in Figure 8.

A combined vacuum fan and electric motor is indicated by numeral 33. The fan discharges'into the filter 35. A hose 37 connects the inlet of the fan with the tapered portion 39 of the suction device 19.

The hose 37 may easily be removed from theportion 39 and fitted with a floor tool so that it may be'used for 'cleaningup the floor around the machine.

Conveyor Asshown in Figures 1 and 7, slots 41 are formed in the frame plates 11, 13 and a shaft 42 projects there- 'through. The shaft has flats 43 milled on each side at the ends thereof which ride in the slots and prevent both axial displacementand rotation of the shaft.

A threaded bracket 45 is fixed to each plate and re- "ceives an adjusting screw 47 which bears at one 'end on the shaft 421:0 urge "it upwardly in the slot. A lock nut 49 on the screw holds the shaft in its adjusted position.

A pair of sprockets 51 are rotatably mounted in spaced relation on the shaft. v

A pair of spaced guide rails 53 are fixed to the upper portions of the side plates and a pair of spaced rails 55 are fixed to the lower portions of the side plates to serve as.guidesforthe rolls 57 of the chains 59.

As shown, particularly in Figure 5, a shaft 61 is mounted "in suitable bearings in the side plates and apair' of sprockets .62ar'e fixed in spaced relation thereon to receive and drive the chains 5% 1 T he chains are connected transversely-by pins or shafts tiiirand a continuous series of buckets 65 are hingedly mounted at 67 upon adjacent pairs of pins. Thehinges'i67 of adjacent brackets interfit on the order of a, piano hinge so that there will be no openings between the buckets through which coins may drop.

Conveyor drive As shown in Figure 1, an electric motor'69 is mounted upon the frame and through a gear reduction mechanism 71 drives a sprocket 73, chain 75 and sprocket 77.

. The sprocket 77 is 'fixed to 'the driving member 79' of .a clutch (Figs. 5 and 6). This member carries the"'-de tents 31 which are urged by springs '82 into engagement with notches 83 of the driven member 35 which is 'fixed to shaft 61.

Thus, should the resistance torque of the shaft 61increase beyond a predetermined amount, the clutch will slip andprevent damageto the various components gear on shaft 107. A bracket-109 (Fig. {3-')'is fixed' to the deck plate 111 which extends between and is fixed horizontally on the side-plates and supports the shaft 107.

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wardly at 153 to afford {The level limit switch "ahead 'of relay magnet 173. The conveyor motor 69 is connected to lines 169, 171 through relay contact-178 opened and the apparatus stops.

The shaft earries spur pinion 113 at a level above and substantially parallel to the deck plate:

The deck. plate 111 has a pair of upstanding, spaced ribs 115 which run substantially parallel to the conveyor and iwhich; are onset outwardly at 117. 'Ribs 119 extend flaterally from the exterior of the ribsand aicoin hopper 1 121; is fixedly mounted on the ribs by suitable supporting tends down from the back portion of the hopper and 'serves as a gate to prevent coins from moving to the right (Fig. 3). I

The deck plate terminates at- A-pair of pusher bars 131, 133 fill the space between "the ribs 115 and lie flat on the deck plate. Their upper surfaces are very close to gate 127. Attached to the pushers 131,133 byscrews 135 are the racks 137, 139

' which mesh with the gear 113. As the gear'113 oscillates, the pusher bars will alternate by moving from a position adjacent the gate 127 (Fig. 3) as illustrated by 131 to a position over the edge as shown by 133 in Fig. 4.

An adjustable gate 141 is slidably mounted on the :.wall ofthe hopper opposite gate 127. It is guided at the lower edge of the hopper by washers 143 mounted on pins 145 in the hopper and by a slot 147 vin.the

gate which slidably receives a stud 149 on which is mounted a wing-nut 151.

The electrical structure not otherwise mounted is housed" in the box 191,-Fig; 1.

-means. Cover plates123,'125'mounted on the-'i'ibs serve Z "to enclosc the mechanism; A stop plate of gate 127' ex- 1' 129 above the: conveyor '7 Theupper end of'this gate is preferably bent upa finger hold. Thus the outlet opening 155 of the hopper may be adjusted to restrict the flow of coins to the conveyor. 1

An electric vibrator 157 is mounted on the hopper to insure that the coins feed down to the outlet thereof.

Cover 7 V A cover of transparent material159, preferably a transparent plastic, is fixed .to the side. plates of the frame l and extends from the cover plate 125 (Fig. 3) over the top of the conveyortoa position which is "indicated by the line 161. u

A separate cover 163 of similar material 'is mounted.

' over the chute 17, as is shown in Figures 1 and 7.

Thus, all access to the'coins is 'denied'from the low level hopper 121 tothe high level hopper 5.

Wiring diagram The power supply to the motors and vibrator is shown in the wiring diagram, Figure 11, wherein the numeral 167 represents a plug connector. The hot wire is represented'by 169 while the neutral wire is 171. A master switch 170 may be used.

7 is introduced in line 169 *and wire 176 and vibrator 157 is connected to lines 169, 171 through relay contact 178 andrheostat 180. The

rheostat varies the intensity of vibration to suit the size of coins being handled.

I The vacuum cleaner motor 33 is connected directly across lines 169, 171 through a manual switch 183 and line 174. A line 182 connects line '174 between switch 183 and the motor with relay contact 175.

When switch 170 and the limit switch 7 are closed,

" fboth motors 69, 33 and vibrator 157 operate due to the closing of the normally openrelay contacts '175, 178.

As soon as the upper hopper fills, the'limit switch is However, should it be desired to operate the vacuum cleaner alone, the switches 170 and 183 may be closed.

As will be seen from'Figure 10, the limit switch 7 is a normally closed switch to the lever '185' of Which is attached an actuator 187 in the form of a cup which projects into the hopper'through an opening therein. Depression of the cup by coins the hopper opens switch 7.

all loose dirt is removed.

Operation The coins which have been sorted as to denomination and preferably for mutilation are emptied into the hopper 121 and if the level switch 7 is closed, closing of the master switch will start the motor 33, 69 and the vibrator 157. i u

,Coins are fedfifrom the hopper at-a rat'e' depending upon the setting of gate 141 onto the pushers 131,133.

The latter are actuated from motor 69 throughthe chain drive 73, 75, 77, clutch 79, 81, 83, 85, shaft 61,'gears 87, 89; crank 93, link 95,- crankf99, shaft-101', gears 103, 105, shaft 107, gear 113 and racks 137,139

The pushers feed coins into the buckets 65 of the conveyor which are driven from shaft 61 by'sprockets 62. r

The coins are emptied from the buckets onto thechute 17 fat the top of the conveyor and pass by gravity down the chute, underneath the. vacuum cleaner noz'zle where The chute 17 may be perforated, 'if desired, so that air may enter the chute. Also some of. the foreign matter may fall through the chute.

After cleaning, the coins pass into the coin counter hopper 5 until the level of coins therein reaches and depresses the cup 187- toopen. the switch 7 whereuponthe machineis stopped.

Should it be desired to operate the vacuum cleaner separately, while the level switch 7 is open, the switch. 183 maybe closed and the hose 37 may be used to clean: 7

up around the machine. 7

It is obvious that various changes maybe made in the form,'struc'ture and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention. Accordingly,

applicants do'not desire tobe. limited to the "specific embodiment disclosed herein primarily" for purposes of illustratiom but'instead they desi're protectionfalling fairly within the scope of the appended claims.

I What we claim to be new and desire toproteet by r Letters Patent of the United States is: e e

1. In a coin handling machine, a bucket type conv'eyor,

discharge opening and the platform, means for'reciproeating said bars in opposite directions, said means serving to move said bars between 'a positionuncovering said platform to said opening 'and a position covering said 7 platform and extending beyond the discharge edge thereof.

2. 'In a coin handling machine, a bucket type conveyor, means supporting said conveyor for lifting coins from one level to a higher level, a hopper, having a discharge opening disposed at the bottom. end of the con-. veyor, a platform disposed beneath the opening and adjacentthe conveyor and having a discharge edge, pusher means for moving coins from said platform, over said edge, into the conveyor buckets, said'pusher means comprising a pair of pusher bars, means for guiding the bars on-the platform for reciprocation thereon between the hopper discharge opening and the platform, means for reciprocating said bars in opposite directions, said means serving to movesaid. bars between a position uncovering said platform to said opening and a position covering said platform and extending beyond the'discharge edge thereof, and a gate extendingfrom 'said hopper to and in sealing relation with the bars to prevent movement of coins away from the discharge edge of the platform.

3. In a coin handling machine, a bucket type conveyor, means supporting said conveyor for lifting coins from one level to a higher level, a hopper, having a discharge opening disposed at the bottom end of the conveyor, a platform disposed beneath the opening and adjacent the conveyor and having a discharge edge, and pusher means for moving coins from said platform, over said edge, into the conveyor buckets, said pusher means comprising a pair of pusher bars, means for guiding the bars on the platform for reciprocation thereon between the hopper discharge opening and the pi; e r reciprocating said bars in opposite directions.

4. In a coin handling machine, a bucket type conveyor, means supporting said conveyor for lifting coins from one level to a higher level, a hopper, ha /in" a discharge opening disposed at the bottom end the conveyor. a platform disposed beneath the opening and adjacent the conveyor and having a discharge edge, pusher means for moving coins from said platform, over said edge, into the conveyor buckets, said pusher means comprising a pair of pusher bars, means for guiding the bars on the platform for reciprocation thereon between the hopper discharge opening and the platform, means for reciprocating said bars in opposite directions comprising a gear, a rack on each bar contacting the gear on opposite sides thereof, and means for oscillating the gear.

5. In a coin handling machine, a bucket type conveyor, means supporting said conveyor for lifting coins from one level to a higher level, a hopper, having a discharge opening disposed at the bottom end of the conveyor, a platform disposed beneath the opening and adjacent the conveyor and having a discharge edge, pusher means for moving coins from said platform, over said edge, into the conveyor buckets, said pusher means comprising a pair of pusher bars, means for guiding the bars on the platform for reciprocation thereon between the hopper discharge opening and the platform, means for reciprocating said bars in opposite directions comprising a gear, a rack on each bar contacting the gear on opposite sides thereof, means for oscillating the gear co prising a motor, a crank and link mechanism, and means connecting said mechanism to actuate the gear.

6. In a coin handling machine, a bucket type conveyor, means supporting said conveyor for lifting coins from one level to a higher level, a hopper, having a discharge opening disposed at the bottom end of the conveyor, a platform disposed beneath the opening and adjacent the conveyor and having a discharge edge, pusher means for moving coins from said platform, over said edge, into the conveyor buckets, said pusher means comprising a pair of pusher bars, means for guiding the bars on the platform for reciprocation thereon between the hopper discharge opening and the platform, means for reciprocating said bars in opposite directions comprising a gear, a rack on each bar contacting the gear on opposite sides thereof, means for oscillating the gear comprising a motor, a crank and link mechanism, means connecting said mechanism to actuate the gear, and means connecting the motor to drive the conveyor.

7. In a coin handling machine, a bucket type conveyor, means supporting said conveyor for lifting coins from one level to a higher level, a hopper having a discharge opening disposed at the bottom end of the conveyor, a platform disposed beneath the opening and adjacent the conveyor and having a discharge edge, pusher means for moving coins from said platform over said edge and into the conveyor buckets, said pusher means comprising a plurality of elongated fiat plates arranged side-by-side, said plates receiving and supporting coins fed from said hopper, means for simultaneously moving said pusher plates longitudinally and in opposite directions alternately from a position adjacent said hopper discharge opening to a position over the discharge edge of said platform, a gate mounted on said hopper and movable with respect to said discharge opening, said gate being adjustable to vary the effective size of said opening, and a vibrator mounted on said hopper and operable to cause coins to move from said hopper toward said discharge opening.

8. In a coin handling machine, a bucket type conveyor comprising a plurality of conveyor buckets supported for movement, means supporting said conveyor for lifting coins from one level to a higher level, a hopper having a discharge opening adjacent the bottom end of the conveyor, pusher means arranged beneath said discharge opening for receiving and moving coins fed from said hopper, an adjustable gate arranged adjacent and cooperating with said discharge opening for controlling the passage of coins fed to said pusher means through said discharge opening, said pusher means comprising a plurality of elongated coin supporting members arranged side-by-side and extending from beneath said hopper discharge opening to the lower end of said conveyor, means for simultaneously moving said coin supporting members longitudinally relative to each other and in opposite directions to discharge coins deposited thereon into the conveyor buckets, vibrator means connected to said hopper and operable to cause coins to move toward said hopper discharge opening, and a relatively wide chute disposed adjacent the upper end of said conveyor and in position to receive coins discharged from said conveyor buckets, said chute having a bottom which is perforated to eifect the discharge of foreign particles dislodged from said coins.

9. In a coin handling system, the combination of a conveyor having buckets arranged thereon, means for supporting said conveyor for lifting coins from one level to a higher level, a hopper having a discharge opening adjacent the bottom end of said conveyor, pusher means for receiving and moving coins therealong fed from said hopper and discharging the same into the conveyor buckets, said pusher means comprising a plurality of elongated plates arranged side-by-side, means for simultaneously moving said plates longitudinally and in opposite directions With respect to adjacent plates alternately from a position adjacent the discharge opening of said hopper and to a position to discharge said coins into said conveyor buckets, means for driving the conveyor, a chute disposed for receiving coins discharged from said conveyor buckets at said higher level, a second hopper positioned to receive coins discharged from said chute, a coin level switch for starting and stopping said conveyor driving means which is actuated in response to pre determined high and low levels of coins in said second hopper.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification198/524, 453/56, 198/737, 198/610, 15/309.2, 92/162.00R, 198/703
International ClassificationG07D9/00
Cooperative ClassificationG07D9/008
European ClassificationG07D9/00F