US 518726 A
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Patented Apr. 24, 1894.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
'JULIUS ROEVER, OF BROOKLYN, NEW' YORK.
SPECIFIGATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 518,726, dated April 24, 1 894.
` Application lecl February 17, 1894. Serial No. 500,466. (No model.)
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Be it known that I, JULIUs RoEvE'E, of Brooklyn, Kings county, New York, have in vented an Improved Coin-Controlled Game, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a game which is set in motion by the introduction of a coin and the turning of a crank, and in which a platform is made to revolve rapidly, so as to seat a ball withinl one of its sockets.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure l, is a vertical central section of my improved game; Fig. 2 a horizontal section on line 2, 2, Fig. l; Fig. 3 a similar section on line 3, 3, Fig. 1, and Fig. 4 a similar section on line 4, 4, Fig. 1, showing the parts in a dierent position.
The letter a, represents a box that contains the operating mechanism and that serves also as a receptacle for the accumulated coins.
b, is the operating crank shaft, slotted as at b', and journaled in a lower shaft c, having a corresponding slot c. The coin A in- .troduced through slot d', into hopper d, is
guided into the slots b', c', so as to connect the shafts b, c, and to cause the motion of shaft b, to be transmitted to shaft c. The shaft c, is provided with a nose c2, adapted to vibrate a lever e, made with a hub e', that embraces a hollow post f, which constitutes the fulcrum. The free end of the lever carries a pivoted pawl g, having a tail piece g', adapted to make contact with a stop g2. The pawl is adapted to engage a ratchet Wheel h, fast on a spindle h', turning on a cone bearing of tube f. This spindle is provided at its upper end with a platform t', having a number of seats or sockets t', adapted for the reception of a ball j. The platform t', is protected by a suitable glass cover la, through which the position of the ball may be ascertained. vThe pawl g, is adapted to be drawn into engagement with the teeth of the ratchet wheel h, by a weak spring Z, secured to the pawl and to the lever e. A second stronger spring m, secured to lever e, and to a fixed' point m', tends to vibrate the lever e, in a direction opposite to that imparted to it by the nose c2.
In use, the coin A is dropped into the slot d', to connect the shafts b, c, and then the crank b2, is revolved to revolve both shafts simultaneously. This will cause the nose c2,
to vibrate lever e, (Fig. 4) and to cause the been thus imparted, the tail piece g', of the pawl will strike against the stop g2 (Fig. 3) and thus the pawl will be lifted out of the ratchet wheel and permit the same to revolve freely. The revolution of the ratchet Wheel will cause a corresponding revolution of the platform t', mounted on the same spindle, and thus the ball j, will roll over such platform and drop in to one of the sockets i', to make a count. As soon as the nose c2, has cleared the lever e, (Fig. 4), all pressure will be taken off the shafts b, c, and the coin A is free to drop into the receptacle ct. The crankb2, is however turned until a complete revolution of shaft b has been accomplished. During this latter motion of shaft Zr, it will take along the shaft c, by a weak spring fn., (Fig. l) secured to the shaft b, and engaging one of a set of radial pins c3, of shaft c. This spring however is not strong enough to carry with it the shaft c, when any pressure is exerted upon the nose c2, by the lever e. Thus the shaft c, will stop turning as soon as the slot c', has arrived opposite hopper d, because in that position, the lever e, begins to bear on nose c2, (Fig. 3.) A spring pawl p, and ratchet p', prevent the crank shaft b, from being revolved in the wrong direction.
What I claim is- 1. The combination of slotted shaft b, with slotted shaft c, provided with nose c2, a lever e, operated thereby, a pawl pivoted to the lever, a ratchet wheel engaging the pawl, and a platform mounted on the spindle of the ratchet wheel, substantially as specified.
2. The combination of aslotted shaft b, with a slotted shaft c, provided with nose c2, a lever e, operated thereby, an inclosed hollowr post f, a pawl pivoted to the lever, a spindle h', turning in the hollow post, and a ratchet wheel 71., and platform c', mounted upon the spindle, substantially as specified.
- JULIUS ROEVER. Witnesses:
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