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Oct. 11, 1960 M. THOMAS com DISPENSING BANK Filed Oct. 7, 1958 l/// /&///
INVENTOR. Lm/A M Dongs ATTD R N EYS United States Patent COIN DISPENSING BANK Lydia M. Thomas, 616 Walnut St, Dayton, Ky.
Filed Oct. 7, 1958, Ser- No. 765,882
1 Claim. (Cl. 232-4) This invention relates to toy banks of the type designed to represent animals, fowl, or the like, and in particular a body slidably mounted on legs with feet on the lower ends and having a spring for returning the body to an upwardly disposed position after being manually pressed downwardly to dispense a coin.
The purpose of this invention is to provide a bank of a relatively small size whereby coins for parking meters, change, and other purposes are dispensed by pressing the casing or housing of thebank downwardly.
Toy banks have been provided in various types and designs and change holders, coin tubes and the like have also been used in combination with toy banks. Pennies, and in some instances nickels, are required universally for sale taxes, parking meters, and the like and with this thought in mind this invention contemplates a pivotally and resiliently supported container with dispensing means in the lower portion whereby downward movement of the container causes a coin to be dispensed from the lower side.
The object of this invention is, therefore, to provide means in a toy bank for dispensing coins as the bank is pressed downwardly.
Another object of the invention is to provide a coin dispensing bank in which odd coins received in change may be stored and wherein such coins may be dispensed when desired.
A further object of the invention is to provide a toy bank having coin dispensing means therein in which the bank is of a simple and economical construction.
With these and other objects and advantages in view the invention embodies a substantially hollow body supported in an elevated position upon legs with a spring for urging the body to an upwardly disposed position and wherein downward movement of the body actuates coin dispensing means for dropping a coin from the lower part of the body.
Other features and advantages of the invention will appear from the following description taken in connection with the drawing, wherein:
Figure 1 is a side elevational view of the improved coin dispensing bank with parts broken away showing the mounting of the coin dispensing and actuating elements therein.
Figure 2 is a cross section through the body taken on line 22 of Figure 1 showing the body in a depressed position wherein a coin passage in the lower part of the body is open.
Figure 3 is a cross section through the lower portion of the body taken on line 33 of Figure 1 also showing the plates for closing the coin passage in the open position and with the upper part of the body broken away.
Figure 4 is a cross section through the head of the body taken on line 44 of Figure l and illustrating the pivotal mounting of the body on the supporting legs.
Referring now to the drawing wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts the henny penny 0: coin dispensing bank of this invention includes a hol- 2,955,752 Patented Oct. 11, 1960 low body 10, a mounting bar 11 positioned in the hollow body, supporting legs 12 and 13 having feet 14 and 15 on lower ends thereof mounted by a rivet or other fastening element 16 on the lower end of the mounting bar 11, a pin 17 mounted in a hub 18 on the upper end of the mounting bar 11 and positioned with the ends extended into slots 19 and 20 in the sides of the head 21, a spring 22 for urging the body to an upwardly disposed position, and arcuate plates or sliders 23 and 24 for closing a coin passage 25 in the lower surface of the body 10.
The mounting bar 11 is provided with a horizontally disposed section 26, a diagonally disposed section 27 extended from a point 28 to a point 29 and an upwardly inclined section 30 on the upper end of which the hub 18 is positioned and with the hub positioned, as shown in Figures 1 and 4 the ends of the pin 17 extend into the slots 19 and 20 in the side walls of the head 21 of the body. The head is also provided with a coin receiving slot 31 through which coins are dropped into the body.
The mounting bar 11 is also provided with a stud 32 over which the lower end of the spring 22 is positioned and the upper end of the spring is positioned around a similar stud 33 on the inner surface of the upper wall of the body.
The mounting bar 11 is also provided with an opening 34 through which a rod 35 extends and, as shown in Figures 2 and 3 arms 36 and 37 extend downwardly from ends of the rod 35 and the lower ends thereof are provided with eyes 38 and 39 that extend through openings 40 and 41 respectively, of the arcuate plates 23 and 24. The edges of the plate 24 are slidably held in clip angles 42 and 43 and the edges of the slider or plate 23 are slidably held in similar clip angles 44.
With the parts mounted in this manner downward movement of the body 10 causes the lower surface of the body to move downwardly wherein the arms 36 and 37 draw the plates 23 and 24 upwardly and outwardly opening the passage 25. As a coin drops through the passage the body is instantly released whereby the body is urged upwardly by the spring 22 so that the plates 23 and 24 return to positions for closing the passage 25.
The upper ends of the legs 12 and 13' are secured to a cross bar 45 through which the rivets 16 extend and lower portions of the legs extend through elongated openings 46 and 47 which, being larger than the legs, permit movement of the body on the legs.
With the parts assembled as illustrated and described coins, and particularly pennies are inserted through the slot 31 and when it is desired to use the pennies the body is pressed downwardly opening the passage 25 so that a penny drops through. Upon release of the body the spring 22 urges the body upwardly whereby the arcuate plates or sliders 23 and 24 slide to inwardly disposed positions closing the passage 25.
It will be understood that modifications, within the scope of the appended claim, may be made in the design and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit of the invention.
What is claimed is:
In a coin dispensing bank, the combination which comprises a hollow body, such as the body of a fowl, legs having feet on lower ends positioned in openings in the lower wall of said body, a bar mounted on upper ends of said legs and extended upwardly into the lower part of the head of the body, a pin carried in the upper end of the bar, the head portion of the body having aligned vertically disposed slots in inner surfaces of the side walls thereof and ends of the pin carried by the upper end of the bar being positioned in said slots, 2. compression spring positioned between the bar and upper wall of the body, means locating the ends of the spring on r i 3 l the bar and body, respectively, the lower portion of said body having a coin dispensing opening therein, sliders mounted on therinner surfark of said lower wall of the body and positioned to cover the coin dispensing opening, and arms connected to the sliders 'and bar for drawing the sliders apart to uncover the coin dispensing opening upon downward movement of said body. 5
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