|Publication number||US736980 A|
|Publication date||Aug 25, 1903|
|Filing date||Nov 22, 1902|
|Priority date||Nov 22, 1902|
|Publication number||US 736980 A, US 736980A, US-A-736980, US736980 A, US736980A|
|Inventors||John Deam Kneedler|
|Original Assignee||G H Jandt, John Deam Kneedler|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (7), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
PATENTED AUG. 25, 1903.
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UNITED STATES Patented August 25, 1903.
I PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN DEAM KNEEDLER, OF SIOUX CITY, IOWVA, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO G. H. JANDT, OF SIOUX.OITY, IOWA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 736,980, dated August 25, 1903.
Application filed November 22,1902. Serial No. 132,472. (NomodeL) [O the art to which it appertains to make andv use the same.
My invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in vending-machines,
and is adapted more especially to be used for vending spools of thread, 8m.
My objects are to provide a device that may be located at any convenient point on the sidewalk or in the store, whereby thread may be obtained by the purchaser without requiring the presence of a clerk.
A further object is to provide a means whereby the required size of thread may be brought to the discharging-point,so that when the discharging mechanism is operated that particular spool will be ejected and no other.
Other objects and advantages will be hereinafter more clearly described, and pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a top plan View of my device in operative position. Fig. 2 is a horizontal sectional View thereof as seen from the dotted line so a: in Fig. 3. Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view thereof as seen from the dotted line y 1/ in Fig. 1.
5 Fig. 4 is a sectional View similar to Fig. 3, showing a modified form of construction. Fig. 5 is a horizontal sectional View as seen from the dotted linez z in Fig. 4. Fig. 6 is a detail sectional View of a still further modi- 0 fied form of spool-carrying rack.
detail side elevation of a portion of the same, showing the means of placing the spool within I the rack.
Referring more particularly to the draw- 5 ings,in which similar reference-numerals designate'corresponding parts, 1 indicates the outside casing or housing, which is preferably sextagonal in cross-section; but I do not desire to be confined to this particular construction, as the said housing may be constructed in any shape. Each sextant of the housingis provided with a window 2 orequivalent, so that the interior of the cabinet may be viewed from any side.
Incased within the casing 1 is a circular 5 spool-carrying rack or frame 3. Surrounding the periphery of the said rack are compartments 4, the said compartments being composed of dividing-walls 5, arranged at suitable distances apart. 5 is provided with strips 6, which are wider than the said wall portions, thus providinga ledge against which one end of the spools 7 rests, the opposite end of the spool resting against the face of the frame 3. By having the strips 6 narrower than the width of the compartments a space is left between each strip, so that the spools in each compartment can be seen when looking through the windows 2. In this manner it is an easy matter to ascertain when any of the compartments are empty and also when the compartment containing the thread wanted has reached thev proper point to be ejected. The lower end of the frame 3 is provided with openings 8 adjacent to the bottom of the compartments 4, through which the spools 7 gain egress from the said receptacles, the said openings being of such size as to admit of the passage of but one spool at a time. The frame 3 is supported bya standard 9, centrally located with respect to said frame and having a central orifice throughontits length,th rough which takes ashaft10,thesaidshaftextendingbeyondeach end of the standard 9, the lower end thereof taking into a socket in the bearing-plate 11,the upper end finding a bearing in the top plate 12 of the housing 1. The extreme upper end of the shaft 10 is squared and receives the head portion 13 0f the rotating arms 14, hav- 9o ing depending handles 14. In order to attach the frame 3 rigidly to the standard 9, heads 15 and 16 are placed at the upper and lower ends ofthe said frame, the said heads surrounding the said standard and are secured rigidly thereto.
At the base of the housing 1 and in a plane with one sextant thereof is an auxiliary housing 17.
The delivery mechanism comprises a rockshaft 18, extending through the entire length of the housing 1'7 and is provided at one end One edge of the walls 60 with a crank 19, by which means the shaft 18 is rotated.
Securely attached to one-side of the housing 17in any preferred way is a tubular socket Grbar 34, so that When the rock-shaft 18 is /rocked in one direction the bar 33 is forced outward. Inorder to return the bar 33 to its normal inward position, a spring tension 37 is employed, one end of said spring bearing zo/against the cross-bar 34, the opposite end V bearing against suitable stops 38, carried by the socket 32.
In Figs. 4 and of the drawings a modified form of spool-rack 3 is shown, wherein the dividing-walls 5 and strips 6 are dispensed \Jwith and the spool-compartments 4 are formed by the use of rods 45, the said rods being carried by a circular disk 46, which is in turn rigidly secured to and carried by the tubular 3o bearing 47. This form is especially adapted for the display of spool-silk. The wall portion of the rack 3 in this construction is stationary and is provided with reinforcing-disks 48, 49, and 50, the disk 49 carrying a bearing x 35251 for the lower end of a vertical shaft 52.
This shaft passes up through the disk 48 and receives the bearing 47, the said bearing being rigidly keyed to said shaft. It will be seen that by this construction the disk 46 and rods carried thereby are supported by the disk 48. The spools 7 in this construction are placed on end and are held in place by means of an annular ring 53, carried at the lower ends of the rods 45.
In Figs. 6 and 7 a further modification is shown, wherein the walls 5 are semicircular in cross-section, portions of said walls beingcut away, as at 54, to permit the spools to be inserted into and removed from the receptacles 4. 3
In operation the receptacles 4 are filled with of said bar passing through an orifice 43 in 4 the wall of the casing 1 and forcing the lower 0st spool carried by the compartment in registration with the indicator, out through the orifice 8, and into the delivery-chute 44, the said chute having an inclined bottom, so that the spool will roll down to the opening 44 in the side of the housing 17, when the purchaser may obtain possession of the same. After the spool has been delivered into the chute 44 the crank 19 is released and the several parts of the mechanism brought to their normal positions by means of the spring 37, when the operation may be repeated.
While I have described the preferred combination and construction deemed necessary in carrying out my invention, I desire to comprehend all such substantial equivalents and substitutes as may fairly fall within the scope of my invention.
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, isy 1. A vending-machine comprising a casing having an ejector-orifice, an auxiliary housing located in front of the ejector-orifice, a rock-shaft extending through the housing having an operating-crank and arms, a tubular socket secured to the auxiliary casing so as to be embraced by the arms of the shaft, and having longitudinal slots and stops, an ejector-bar mounted in the'tuhular shaft in front of the ejector-orifice of the casing, and having a cross-barwith which the arms on the rock-shaft engage to advance the ejector-bar, a spring tension for retracting the latter surrounding the tubular socket between the stops thereon, and the cross-bar of the ejector-bar and a rotatable article-carrying frame from which the article selected is ejected toward the interior thereof.
2. A vending-machine comprising a casing having an ejector-orifice, an auxiliary housing located in front of the ejector-orifice, a rock-shaft extending through the housing having an operating-crank, and arms, a tubular socket located Within the auxiliary casing so as to be embraced by the arms of the shaft and having longitudinal slots and stops, an ejector-bar mounted in the tubular shaft in front of the ejector-orifice of the casing and having a cross-bar with which the arms on the rock-shaft engage to advance the ejectorbar, a spring tension for retracting the latter, surrounding the tubular socket between the stops thereon, and the cross-bar of the ejector-bar, a rotatable article-carrying frame from which the article selected is ejected toward the interior thereof, and means for rotating the carrying-frame.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JOHN DEAM KNEEDLER.
MAUDE KNEEDLER, C. A. KNEEDLER.
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