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Publication numberUS2852159 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 16, 1958
Filing dateJun 14, 1956
Priority dateJun 14, 1956
Publication numberUS 2852159 A, US 2852159A, US-A-2852159, US2852159 A, US2852159A
InventorsKlein Regina
Original AssigneeKlein Regina
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Advertising literature and articles dispenser for trucks
US 2852159 A
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R. KLEIN Sept. 16, 1958 ADVERTISING LITERATURE AND ARTICLES DISPENSER FOR TRUCKS Filed Jun 14, 1956 3 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR. BY Fae/NA KLEIN Sept. 16, 1958 R. KLEIN v 2,852,159

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REG/NA KL suv ATTORNEY Unite States Patent ADVERTISING LITERATURE AND ARTICLES DISPENSER FOR TRUCKS Regina Klein, New York, N. Y. Application June 14, 1956, Serial No. 591,404

1 Claim. (Cl. 221-194) Summarized briefly, the present invention is a chutelike container, mountable upon the inner surface of the side wall of a truck body and having an outlet at its lower end accessible from without the truck body, said outlet being normally closed -by a door. The container is adapted to hold a quantity of advertising literature, and associated with the container is means for dispensing a single item of said literature responsive to pressing of a button projecting outwardly from the truck body.

Often, one may observe a particular truck, owned by a company and used in performing the regular company operations. The observer may desire'to make contact with the company, for the purpose of making use of its services. Further, the company may desire to provide means associated with the truck for dispensing advertising literature to those interested in having the same. Accordingly, one important purpose of the present invention is to provide a device mountable in a truck body to permit either of these desirable objects to be attained, so that one may be directed, by a suitable sign on the truck, to press a button on the wall of the truck body, in such a way as to cause a single piece of advertising literature to be dispensed from the truck body.

Another object is to provide a device as stated which will be provided with a novelly designed means for insuring the dispensing of a single piece of literature, responsive to depression of a button accessible from outside the vehicle.

A further object is to form a card or advertising literature dispenser as stated that will be capable of manufacture at low cost, will be capable of preassembly as a unit, and will be mountable in a truck body with a minimum amount of effort.

Another object is to provide'a dispensing device as stated which will be compactly designed, so as to take a minimum amount of the load-receiving space of the truck body.

For further comprehension of theinvention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:

Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of a truck equipped with a pair of advertising literature dispensers formed in accordance with the present invention.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged section taken longitudinally through the dispenser, on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a view in elevation of the dispenser as seen from the right of Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary, enlarged perspective view of the dispenser.

Fig. 5 is a sectional view, still further enlarged, of the means for effecting the discharge of a single piece of advertising literature responsive to the depression of a push button, taken on line 5-5 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 6 is a sectional view, the scale being slightly smaller than that of Fig. 5, on line 6-6 of Fig. '2, showin the single item dispensing means of Fig. 5.

Fig. 7 is a view like Fig. 6 with the literature-dispensing means adjusted to a position for release of a single piece of literature.

Fig. 8 is an enlarged, detail section on line 8-8 of Fig. 5 with the literature-dispensing means in its normal position of Fig. 6.

Fig. 9 is a view similar to Fig. 8 with the literaturedispensing means in its Fig. 7 position.

Fig. 10 is an enlarged perspective view of the literature-dispensing arm.

Referring to the drawings in detail, a truck body 10 which can be of any design or size, has a side wall 12 on which are mounted a plurality of card dispensers 14 formed according to the invention. Any number of dispensers may be mounted on the truck body, and they can be at any location as, for example, on the door of the cab of the truck, on the rear doors of the truck body, at both sides, etc. Since all of the dispensers are identical, the description of one would sufiice for all.

The dispenser 14 includes an upwardly opening, vertically disposed, elongated, sheet metal housing having side walls 16 and a back wall 18. The front of the housing is closed by the side Wall 12 of the truck.

Back wall 18 at its lower end has a forwardly curving extension 20, curving through ninety degrees and terminating at the side wall 12.

Integral with side walls 16 are outwardly directed longitudinal flanges 22 connected by screws or equivalent fasteners to the inner surface of the truck side Wall 12. A depending flange 24 is integral with the lower end of extension 20 and is similarly connected to the truck wall.

At the lower end of the housing, side wall 12 is formed with an opening, closed by a door 26 hingedly connected at its upper edge at 28 to the side wall, said door being swingable between its closed and open positions, shown in full and dotted lines respectively in Fig. 2, through the medium of a handle 30 projecting outwardly from the door.

The cards or other advertising literature are inserted in the housing through the open upper end thereof, in a stack. The cards have been designated by the reference letter C and may contain any desired information. The cards are normally supported with the lowermost card of the stack disposed in a horizontal plane substantially coplanar with the top edge of the door-receiving opening, so as not to be accessible from without the truck. However, means is provided for controlled dispensing of the cards, one at a time, responsive to depression of a push button projecting outwardly from the truck.

Said means has been designated at 32 generally, and includes a generally C-shaped bracket 34 fixedly secured to and projecting outwardly from curved extension 20, said bracket having horizontal, vertically spaced legs 36, 38 formed with vertically aligned openings in which is rotatable a vertical stem 40 (Fig. 5). The lower end of the stem is threaded to receive a nut 42 hearing against the underside of the lower leg 38 and supported upon the lower leg 38 is an elongated arm 44 extending horizontally from the stern and formed at one end with a sleeve 46 receiving the stem, a setscrew 48 being threaded in the sleeve against the stem to connect the stem and arm 44 for joint rotational movement about the stern ax1s.

At its outer end, arm 44 projects beyond the adjacent side of the card housing, and has a longitudinal slot 50 (Fig. 6) receiving a pin 52 carried by the bifurcated inner end of an elongated plunger 54 slidable in a guide sleeve 56 secured to side wall 12. The plunger at its outer end projects laterally from the-truck body;so'as to 'lying'in aplane normal to the length of the stem; is an elongatedplate member 58,.integrally formed at one end with a forwardly projecting blade. 60 sharpened as best showninFigsi9 and 10 to a knife'edge and extending through a slot 62- formed in the housing extension 20.

Secured fixedly' to :the'other end of plate member .58 is a blade element 64, also projecting forwardly from the plate member 58 and having asharpened edge-66.

Referring to Fig. 6, the knife edge 60 in the normal position of the parts projects forwardly'from plate member 58' a" greater distance thandoes knife edge '66. Under these circumstances, knife edge60 projects ;into the housing, so as to engage under the lowermost cardof thestack in 'the manner shown inFig. 8. Underhthe same circumstances, the knife edge 66 is.recess'ed within its associated slot 68 so as not to engage any 'of'the cards or other advertising literature.

Normally biasing the stem to the normal, .Fig. 6 position thereof is a torsion spring70 oneend'of which is anchored'to the bracket'34 and the 'otherend of which (Fig 5) is anchored to the plate member-58. The spring is tensioned so as to normally-swing the plate member to itsFig. 6 position, andtoglimit swinging movement of the .platev member and the "associated components beyond'said normal position; plunger54 having a'collar 72 engaging guide sleeve 56, as shown in Fig. 6.

To the inner surfaces of side walls 16;:atithe upper end of the dispensingopening closed, normallytbyjdoor 26, there are secured confronting angle "brackets' 76 providing ledges supporting the cards C at the. frontcorners of the cards. Sharpened orblade-like ann60;-when normally positioned, supports the cards by engaging under theback edge portion of. the lowermost card of the stack in thexmanner shown in Fig; 8.

To cause a single card to be dispensed, one "depresses plunger 54, shifting the same to its Fig. 7'position. 'This swings arm 44 rearwardly, rotatingstem 40 adistance sufficient to retract blade arm 60, while simultaneously extending arm 66 'into the housing. Blade arm 66:is* in a plane slightly higher than that of arm 60, the'distance between said planes being equal to the'thickness-of a single card as shown in Fig. 8. It may be 'noted that when blade arm 60 is being retracted, the blade arm 66 will immediately move under the stack, above the lowermost card, before the blade arm 60 is fully retracted out of a stack-supporting position. In this way, aproper support of the stack is assured at all times.

With the plunger fully depressed, blade arm 60 will be fully retracted as shown in Fig. 9, with bladearm"-66 now supporting the stack above the lowermost'card. The lowermost card is thus free to pivot upon the brackets, swinging downwardly a distance sufiicient to permit one to open the door 26'and grasp the same, whereby to pull it completely out of the dispenser.

When the push button is released, spring 70wil1 return the parts to their normal position and before-the blade arm 66 is fully retracted out of stack-supporting'position, the blade arm 60 will have been moved back'into position under the stack. When the parts are fully back to their normal position, the'stackwill have-dropped down a distance equal'to the thickness ofthe card that was previously dispensed,- awaiting the next use of the device.

A coin vending device may also be provided for selling literature food-orrefrigerated articles in the dispenser,

which may be seen through suitable transparent windows.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise construction herein disclosed and that various changes and modifications may be-. made within the scope of the invention as defined in the appendedclaim.

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

A dispenser for a stack of flat, rectangular, flexible sheets comprising a front wall having an opening therein, an elongated housing secured to said front wall, said housing having side walls and a back wall, said back wall having aforwardly. curving lower end terminatingthe bottom of said opening in-the front wall, a door pivotally secured to .said front wall closing the opening therein and opening outwardly therefrom, said housing having an open top, for insertionof said sheets into-the housing, brackets secured to the side walls at said opening to support said sheets at front corners thereof, said back wall having a pair of spaced slots disposed just above the. curved lower end 'thereof opposite said brackets, a support disposed on theexterior of'the back wall, a'stem pivotally mounted insaid support; a plate member secured to, the upper end of the stern and pivotal therewith, a pair of spaced wedge-shaped blade arms extendingjforwardlyfrornsaid plate member,-said blade arms being disposed in closely spaced, horizontal planes, said'planes ,being spaced apart a distance equal substantially to the'thickness of one of said sheets,-one of said blade arms normally extending through one-of theslots and supporting a rear portion of the lowermost one of said sheets, the other of said blade arms being extendiblejthrough the other slotinto the stack immediately abovethe lowermost sheet on retraction of said one blade arm, a spring mounted on said supportand biasing the stem to a position extending said-one blade through said one slot, a. linkage disposed outside the housing andterminating in a plunger extending through said front wall, .said linkage connecting with said .stem, said plunger being manually operable to pivot-said plate memberso that said one blade arm is retracted-to release the rear end of the lowermost sheet while'the other blade arm advances to support the remainder of the stack at the rear thereof, said one blade being extended forwardly by pivotal movement of said stern by said spring upon manual release of said plunger, said lowermost sheet being held adjacent said opening in a'horizontal position by said brackets and the remainder of the stack after release by said one blade'arm, sothat said lowermost sheet is manually removable through said opening upon opening of said door.

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U.S. Classification221/194, 221/301, 221/185
International ClassificationB65H3/30, A47F1/10, A47F3/026
Cooperative ClassificationB65H2301/42322, A47F1/10, B65H3/30, B65H2403/941, B65H2701/1914
European ClassificationA47F1/10, B65H3/30