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Publication numberUS811559 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 6, 1906
Filing dateFeb 10, 1905
Priority dateFeb 10, 1905
Publication numberUS 811559 A, US 811559A, US-A-811559, US811559 A, US811559A
InventorsCharles F Hess
Original AssigneeCharles F Hess
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin separating, counting, and stacking device.
US 811559 A
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wfmfssfs.- l /NvENjUR No. 811,559. PATENTED FEB. 6, 1906. C. F. HESS.




1 wrrmsssf's ATTORNEY IATENTED FEB. 6, 1,966.


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No. 81L559.

Patented Feb. B, 1906.

Application 61ml ubriiauy 10.1906. Serill No. HBQL iihitinii nl' thv i-iiiiis iis ilistiiignishiti finiii sinipln gravitynriintniiiiitir sipin'iitinii, ns hits horn livietnfnrv prnpniaitl.

iii iiiini'iliiiii-i with the prvscnt invention thil svpiii'iitinn uf thu vains is rife-(steil by nii-=iii which clepviiils fui' its effectiveness npnn the iliiivrunco in thc diameters (if ('nitis Il iiivviitinii. int-n practice ii. series nf iiic'rhanitiill \ilri\'vii viii'rivis :im prnviilod nimh with iin iipni'tiirvv nr swigs nf ziwitiires through whih minI ni lvssiir iliiiiiiettir than thune iiihiptrd tu liv iiiiiiillml liv` that riii'rier muy ilrnp. viwh t'iirriri heilig ii sn prnvithd with ii discharging iiivrliunisiii fin' dischiirgiiigtlirrel'i-niii mins nl' pri ivr iliiiiiiotvr tu li't retained by thv mrr'ivr without panning through the lwhirv-iiivutiiiiiml iipi-itiire cir iipvrtiirvs, the uniting iiivchiiiiisiii prvfvriibly living oper iitml hy thv coin itsvli' in thi` iictr nl' hein v ilisi-liiirgtil triirii thi. ciiirivr. ln the re vrreii cuiistriictioii the carriers take the iiriii of ii serios nf disks nr wheels hit-atm! nini iiiinve the other und all save the loweriiicisi, carriar provided with ii sries of roncaiitriclIy-arrmiged aperturas for the pass-uwe uf coins nf lesser diameter than the ruin ai iipuid tobmiiseharg -il unil minted b 1 thu discharging #taunting iiiccliiinisni. huid disks or wheels are preferalily till n 'inliiitml mi ii. single central vertical viiriniu` ilviiniiiiiiiitinns, iiiiil iii tiirryilig the sliiil't iixliiptril to receive rotary motion finiii iiiiy snitii ih driving iiivrhiiiiisiri, the whole living contained in 1i rust or framing of iiiiy siiitiihlo viiiistiiivtinii. lii this prefer-rml env liniliiiiviit thi` ciiso iiiitl carriers airepreferably inii'strni'tvil in units iiiltiptrii tn be asmnhhil hy living placed one upnii the other, ciirh imitriiilimlying une carrier and iin iiiiiinhir suctinii g of thel casing whereby mich section ni' iiiiit is. i siivilui' thi` driving iiiechiiiiisiii, independent uf tho other soutiniis or nuits iiiiil may be rcninvoil hir rv iniignr iiiliiiiittnriit by the simple oxpml'ioiit n sepiiriitiiiif the sevnrril iiiiits without ilsiisicmhlingtllie parts nf each unit'. Rvi'urriiig tti thv iwrmiipiiiiying drawings, Figure t is ii pers )active View, with portions hrnkvii away tn siioiif iintlerlyingparts, of im iippiiriitiis eniiintlyiiig tha Fig. Z is ii sectional iivt-r'il, in n, vertical pinne. showing tho tup or iinpper section. Fig. 3 is ii huttnni pian view o 'the bottom section. showing mie form nf iiriviugiiioehansm fnr the coin-carrier shaft.. Fig. 4 is a tu plan view of the section-shown in Fig. L. ig. 5 is a to plan view of bnc-half of ii carrier, illustrating niie [nrm nf voiii-iliscliiiigin inchiinism; and Figs. ti, 7, and S are verticii setlt-ionnl views of the :annie iinv the lines BA, BD, BE, respectively. Fi Si niid l0 arev detail views nf one of the loiils' for the coin-dihsrger and une iii the ouin-dischargers itselfl` res cc tively. Fig. 11 is n tnp plain View of onealf of ii carrier, showixigii. different fnriii of coinilist-.liiirging` inucliansni. Figs. 12, 13, and t4 are vrtiriil'seetiozis of the same o the. lirios BC, BF, iiiidTiG, respedtiely. Fig. 15 is a pci-S iectve View of the coiii-ischrger used in t iis form if the device. Fig. i6 is a tii plan view of ii riirriir,illustrating still iinnt wr fnriii of ruin-discharging mechanism. Fig. l7 is ii detail prrspertive vien nf mir of tho cuiii-disrhin'gcm nsoti in the forni of .'iirriir illustriitvil iii Fig. 16. Fi gl is a iletiiil vertit'iil strtinnthrmigh ini nf the iiprrtiiros in the ruin-minier and 'illustrating thi` rctiiiiier fur ypi'uvtnti'rig.: the. coins from janixiiiiig in the ii rtiiriu Fig. 19 is a empertv 'the brushw` fur piisitioiiiii the coins nii the. carriers und l'nr insuring t ie prn ier distribution of the mins. Fig. 2t) is n 'i etiiil section through the brush-shaft und associated pin-ts in t-liefnriii ilhistratvdin Fig. t9. Fig. 21 is a detiiil of thv brush-shaft. itself. Fi 'Z2 is ii detail perspective showing a slight y-inodil tied iirriiiigiiineiit of brush-adjusting mechanvicw, part-inl if broken away to s inw une nf A resent invention.



ism. Fig. 23 is a detail perspective illustrating a spring-pressed brush-carrier.

Similar letters of reference in tht` several tigures indicate like parts.

The apparatus illustrated is in ft-neral cylindrical in form and com osed o a series of i superposed sections H H I'l Il Il* lli H", the section H beinfT a hopper-section and the sections H', &c., icing, respectively, the dollarsection, fifty-cent section, twcnty-tive-cent section, five-cent section, one-cent sect ion, and ten-cent section. The sections, except the hopper and ten-cent sections, are practically duplicates of each other, save that the apertures are of difl'erent size for permitting the passage of coins of smaller diameter than coins adapted to be handled by the carrier in its section. The bottom or ten-cent section obviously need not be provided with apertures, inasmuch as this is tht` smallest coin to be handled and the necessity of passing smaller coins therethrough does not exist. Each of the sections H to H" is ada ted to hold within it a rotary coin-carrier. T us the section H is provided with a central conical projection h for directing the coins toward the periphery, and at or near the `a series of apertures h', Figs. l an 4, through which coins of all denominations may pass; but said coins are prevented from passing through the apertures, save at one side of the ho per, by a guard It, having asection h. (Sgown in dotted lilies in Fig. 4 removed.) With this construction coins dropped into the hopper-section H will be shaken about and carried around to the opening h and will then drop through or out of the hopper and into the next section Hf, which is the section containing the mechanism for discharging coin of the larger diameter, (dollars.) all coins of smaller diameter being ada` ted to pass through the dollar-section and mto thesueceeding sections.

Inasmuch as all of the coin-carriers and sections are practically duplicates, as before stated, it is not deemed necessary to illustrate in detail or describe but. one of said sections. Thus in Figs. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and l() the one-cent section is illustrated, and bv reference to these fiffures it will he seen that the rotary carrier f is mounted on the central shaft K and is provided near its periphery with a series of circumferential coin-receptacles i, in the bottom of each of which is a coinaperture i', through which coins of lesser diameter than those to be handled by the carrier are adapted to pass` The coin-receptacles i are preferablyr formed bv segmental projections i on the. carrier and are of such depth as to permit a coin of the proper denomination to lie substantially flush therein and of insutlieient depth to permit more than a single coin to lodge in any receptacle. 'lhe casing-section Hs in this instance is provided with an inner annual wall c". and the coins are eriphery isA adapted to pass down bctwccn thc two u fills of the casing and be distributed in this annular space to the several receptacles in the currier. the distribution being preferably` etlcctcd b v brushes 1 l"ig. ttt, usually pivotallv mounted between the walls li" and ll and capable of being adjusted so as to exert u greater or less pressure on the carrier, so as to insure the proper entry and distribution of the coins to the receptacle in the carrier und also so as to prevent smaller coins from traveling around with the carricr in case all ol thc receptacles are filled by coins of proper dcnomination, in wh-ich evcnt the smaller coins will be retained b v the brush until an opening presents itself through which the smaller coin may drop to the next section of the device.

` The arrangement is preferably such that the coins will travel `down through the series of sections at one side of the device, and moisi than one brush is provided beneath which the coins must travel before reaching the dischargin -point and before being operated on by the( ischarging mechanism, which will be new described.

Arranged to. move radially in each of the coin-receptacles of the carrier ls a pusher or discharger M, preferably of proper thickness to cooperate with the edge of a coin held in the receptacle and to discharge the same through an aperture-such, for instance, as indicated at 0 in Fig. l. A mechanism is provided for advancing the dischargcr or pusher M quickly or with an impulsive act ion at the instant when the coin-rcceptacle has reached a point in registry with the aperture in the casing. Obviouslymechanism of widelv-dill'emnt character may bc employed for effecting the impulsive discharge movement of the dscharger or pusher, and in the accompanyin r drawings three dillercnt formsof such lncc nlnism are illustrated. ln Figs. 5 to l(l,-inclusive,cach dischargcr is provided withl an impclling-spring 1n, preferably mounted on a in or extension m of the dischar l'erand atlixpted to be compressed when the tlischarger is retracted or held back out of the coin-receptacle. 'lo hold the springs under tension, a bolt or retainer hr2 is provided in the carrier with a spring-pressed latch or trigger m for normally holding the bolt m2 advanced in osition to enter a notch or hole m* in the discllarger. The dischargers are retracted to put the sprin rs under compression by a cam or incline P, `i f. 5, which coperates with projections or ro lcrs P' on each discharger, as shown in ltig. 7, whereby as the carrier is rotated each roller or projection riding up the incline P will force the discharger back until the spring-pressed -pin m.'-I may enter the a pcrture m and retain the discharger retracted. The latches or triggers mn are vertically arranged in this embodiment of the device, and at the proper instant, or when the coin-receptacles are opposite the discharge-aperture, seid bitches or tri'gcrs are ede ted to bei-depressed, so es to re case the disc iargers by ineens of s reistivciy Fixed projection or roller P, Figs. 5 und 8, thus pci'- mitting of the impulsive advance of the dischar er and the consequent discharge of any coin cld in the receptacle. Y

In Figs. 11 to 15, inclusive, ii sonieivlnit different arrangement of pusher or discharging mechanism is illustrated, siiid iucchnnism in this instance dispensing with the necessity of employing separate iinpiilsesprings for each pusher or dischargcr and providing a single spring pressed o eretiug member adapted to cooperate with t ie pushers or dischargers in succession as they reach the dis-l charging-point. In this form of the device the carrier itself is as described in connection with Figs. ,5 to 8l inclusive; but no lock and trigger mechanism is employed for retailiing the pushers retracted. 0n the contrary, each of said pushers Mis provided with an incline M and a piecting shoulder M3, the latter bein adapt to cooperate with a fixed incline Figs. 11 and 12, whereby the pushers or dischargers will be moved inwardly and A may be held inwardly by an annular'continuation of the incline, as indiciited in dottedlines et M5. Pivoted on a pro`ection or bearing M, carried by the inner ring I of the casing, is en operating-arm M7, adapted to copcrate with the ini-,lines M* on the pusher or disclifii'fre-r "and to be advanced, so as t-o more said pushers or dischargers radially outward by o `spring M, the tension of Wl 'gli ma justed by n tliumb-screw an nut M With this construction the projections Miiinit he outward movement of the pushers or ischargers, and the operatingmrinvwiil travel up the inclines M es the carrier rotates and passing around the inner end ofthe segments l? will drop upon the incline of the Ynext suc-- ceeding pusher or dischergerat the instant when the letter r 'sterswith the coin-discharge aperture, t us advancing' the said pusher or dischar erwithfan impulsive action to cause the IiilisehiirgeV of any coin held in the receptacle ofthe carrier: 1

In Figs. 16 und 17 still e. third form vofopersting mechanism is illustrated. The construction of the carrier per se is substantially as before described, save thatV the segmental pro'ections 'if nre in this instance provided wit. i ini-lines m, u i which incliries the spring-pressed operating-arm or device mi 4is adapted to travel, and the pushers or dischargers are provided with plrojentions im, against the rciir faces of'whii the driver in" isv adapted to act as it rides off oi the ire-A vious incline m", so es to advance the pus ers or discli'iirgcrs smartly. The oiiti :ird more: ment of said pushers` or dischargers is iinitcd li y the projection m striking the inner fui-c of thc casing rin? li?. 'lhe piisliers or dischargers are adiipted to be retracted by en 'fore nccd not lic l'iii'iiicrdcsciibcd.

incliue'm". which corrcsponils iii consi i-in-iio-i to thciiu'liiic \l ol Figs. il und timid thci-clii tliisiu stuiice the diii'ci' or operating lucchziuisin for thc puslicrs or dist-burgers muy consist simply of ai resilient iiriu or -spring m". iitliichcd :it one cud to thc innci' ring lr" of ilic cus-ing. :is shown :it m. lu wich instniicc it is preferred that the cud ol' the piislici` or dischiirgci' -slnill bc beveled liglitly. :is indicated :it m, Figs. l0, l5. und l?. in order thnt the pusher will oiili opcrntc to discharge ouc coin should it so ,lmp ico thnt too exim thin or worn coinsl nrc he d iii thc receptacle ol' the carrier. :dtliougli, iis before iointcd out ,said receptor-ics are of such dept i us to icocii'c und ichiiii only one coin, und iii roi-tice it is found ihn( the chances of more t nin one coin lodging in eiich receptacle ns it. passes benciitii thi` brush or brushes is exceedingly rcinotc. A

Bv reference to Figs. li, i6, und 1S it willlic seen tlnit the n erturcs in the carriers through which coins o sinidlcr diameter than those intended to be handled and discharged. by tliiit carrier und itsdiscliargiiig mechanism arev not complete circles, but on the rciir sides are provided with projections Q, such projection being preferably I'oriiicd with iiielined upper surfaces q, Fig.' 1S, the buse of the incline being llush with the bottoni ol' the receptacle or u iper edge oi the aperture. rilie foriiiiition ol tllic coin-passing apertures of less than ii full circle is iin iiuportiint l'ciiture of construction in connection with coincarriers or devices of this chiirnctcr whcrciii the coins rire iidiiptcd to he positioned in the reccptuclcsor caused to piisstiu'ough the iipcrturcs by being swept over the su rfaice of thc carrier by brushesor equivalent positioning devices, iiuisiuuch iis itis found that without the provision of menus such, for insten'cc, iis the` rojcctionQthcrc is ii liiibilitvol' tlic coins stcging in thcgipertures nud clogging the operation of the iiiccliiiiiisni. 'lho pro'octions described constitute. iii etici-t, iiicliiics on t c rciirtsidc. ol' the coiu-p'nhiug Yn|ricrliircs, and ii. coin passing over tlu` surfiicc o the cnr rief-end its front edge tipping into thc. :iperture will ride up thc incluirl until it is po'- sitioncd squarely on the corrie-r, when il' the coin he of sillicicutly simili diameter its rciir edge, or edge toward the direction in which the carrier is traveling with relation to thc coin, will drop down through the aperture, und the whole coin will follow us ir mutter of course. 0n the other hund, if the coin is of such size asto simply sent in the receptor-.le without passing through the iipcrtiire it will seat squarely without danger of binding in the aperture or being upset by the passage of i 5 While any desired or preferred form of distributing device or brush mav be employed for spreading the coins over the carriers and insuring their distribution to the receptacles and apertures. l prefer to employ a brush the face of which is more or less inclined to the t'ace of the carrierI as shown particularly in l\`ig, ttt ot' the accompanying drawin s. In this preferred construction the brus L is i mounted on a stpiare shaft. l, journaled inthe easing-rings lli i, and on the other end of the shaft there is provided an adjusting-arm having a projection adapted to eoieratc with one of a series of depressions 2 in a guard-piece/f'on the casing,whereby the pressure ol the brush may he radially adjusted as found desirable or necessary. rlhe squared shaft where it passes through the casing-ring Il'" may he provided with a circular washer which in this instance will constitute a journal on which the shaft may rotate. As an obvious inodilication of the adjustin" means the guard-piece l may be provided with a series ,of teeth F', Fig. 22, between which a projection l on the operating-arm l' maybe held.

'llie brush may he s iring-presseihas illustrated, for instance. in "ig 23,where a s ring l7 is mounted on the shaft with one end earing on the brush-carrier L and the other end on a pin which latter may be iliserted in any one oll the series of holes l, so as toadjust tlie pressure or tension ofthe springtcnding to hold tlie brush down to itsposition. In any of the constructions it will be noted thatunder extremeI iressurc the brush may yield so as to relieve tite brush and carrierof breaking strains' should through any accident a coin catch and tend to u )set or turn over bcneath the brush, althougli with inelines at the rear sideof the apertures, asbefore explained, this cont ingeney is exceedingly remote.

lt` will be understood that each section or unit is provided with one of the before-men` tioned discbarge-apertures through which. coins of the denomination handled by the carrier for that unit is adapted to be discharged, and these apertures C of the several units are so arranged with relation to cach other that the coins may be shot, out of the device at different points around the circuniference and, if desired, intoditl'ercnt rcceiyers. In the preferred arrangement receivers are provided which will iropcrly stack the coins in convenient form or subsequent handling or wrapping, as the ease may be, and in addition, a counting or registering mechanism is provided for indieat ing the number of coins or the value of the coins passing through the discharge-openings. A convenient form of count ing or registering mechanismmay be, as shown in Fig. l, composed ol a pivotcd gate or operatingr device li, adapted to be swung outwardly as each coin passes beneath it and to operate an escapcnient ltthrough the mediam of a link R. The escapement or pawl R is adapted to coperate with a ratchetwheel R, forming part of v,the registering iiiechanisin,\\hich may consistisimply ofa pointer R on the end of the shaft carr ing the ratchet-wheel and ada ted to register with Uraduations on a dial 5, suitably supporte( in fixed osition. In the particular device illustrate( the escapement or pawl R' is a restraining device for preventing the forward rotation if the ratchet-wheel and allowing said wheel to advance ste bv step, and the power for rotating the w eel and registerinU mechanism is obtained through the weight of the coin-receiver S, which latter is mounted to slide verticall in uidewa 's s and is provided along one e gc willie rac S', ada )ted to mesh with a gear-wheel S3 on the sha t of the ratchet-wheel R. The receiver S thus constitutes a wei ht tending to arl# vance the registering mec anism, and by the operation of the said registering mechanism t 1c receiver is allowed to move' downwardly step by step, the distance of its movements being gagedl in accordance withthe thickness of lthe coins it is adapted to receive. By this construction not: onl willthecoinsbc shot into the -Ilropped squarely into osition, but b properly regulating the lengt i of the rack b vwillen a predctermind nnmberof coins have been lposited in there/- ceivcr the rack may be caused to pass out of engaeenient'with the registering mechanism and dropped into position for removal, whereby each receiver will contain only the predetermined number of coins, and manual counting or separation of the coins into stacks of predetermined ,value is thus done awa. with. Obviously the receivers may be stac edbotween the guides 8,' one above the other, as shown at the left-hand side of F ig. 1, so that when one moves out of engagement with the registering mechanism the next one will move into engagement therewith.

In asmnch as the function of the registering mechanism is chiefly to indicate the number of coins in a receiver when said number of coins is less than the capacity of or full quota of coins to be held by the receiver, the said registering mechanism should start from zero as each receiver comes into engagement therewith. It is therefore referred to have a spring (indieatedat T) or returning the registering mechanism to zero the instant that each receiver moves out of engagement therewith. 'lhis spring T may be a simple convolute spring mounted on the shaft of the ratchet-wheel, with one end attached to saidsliaft and the opposite end attached to a fixed support, such asonc of the guides s. In the preferred construction the registerin'gand coin-receiver holdin and controlling devices or parts are preferally each rividly connects ed with the section or unit of the machine to which it belongs in order that said sections or IIO vunits maybe. separated from each other wit le l out first removing said coinl'ecf.'i\'ers and i associated parts, although, ns shown in the drawing Fig. 1, the upper ends if-the guidi g 5 ways s are also steadted h r posts s' from t ie top or hop )er section ll of the apparatus.

Olnions y other forms ol' registering or indie-atingr mechanism for countingr the coins ma)v be employed; hut isisprel'erred that said io mechanism should depend entireljtA upon the passage ol' a coin from the receptacles in the carriers out through the wall ol' the easing, inasmuch as at this time the coin is gniilil and ample power may he hroueht to hear upon it toY hoth discharge it nii-l nanse it to o crate the recording;v devices. So, also, it js in rions that rcgristerilhgr devices may he employed without the necessity nl' receivers, which will travel down as they are filled, or. 2c in other words, fixed receivers ol' ordinarv construction may be employed, into which the coins are discharged, and the coins may be subsequently gathered into stacks of the desired value, or the coins may he discharged z5 'into or conduetedfrom the scpxn'atingr meehanisln to any ofthe well-known l'orms oll aparatns [or stacking und wrap ling the same m bundles of desired value, and eonseipxently l do not wish to he limited to the spectlc usc 3o of the. coin-se arming mechanism Illustrated and dcscrhefl herein.

Having thus deserihed my invention, 'what I claim as new, and desire to secure bylt- Aters Patent., is l. tn'a device of the character set forth, the combination with a series of supcrposcd carriers having apertures thcrcin for the, pas .'sage of coins of less diameters than the coins adapted to be handled hy the carriers and 4o coin-receptzn'les in the carriers, of means for dist hating the coins to the reecptaces'and means for discharging the coins yronfi the receptacles in succession. i

2. ln an apparat ns such as described, the comhinution with a series ol' superposed carfiers having win-receptarles therein and a iertures for the passage nl' coins of smaller iametcrs than those to he held in the receptacles and means for imparting movement to 5o said carrie, of dischargers working in said receptacles for discharging the coins theret' rom and means foropcrating said dischargers successively to d ischargc the coins.

5i. -`lnan apparatus such as described, the c5 combination with u series of superpose-d eilt'- riers having coinflrceptaclc's therein and api ertnrcs in said receptacles for the passage of voi i is of less diameters than trh'e'ccins adapted .to he held in said`reccptacles, of moans for 6o moving said carriers and -mcans for discharging tite coins from the receptacles succossivcly-z substantially as described.

4. 1n a device oi' the. .character described, thc einnhination with a rotary carrier having 6 3 ciiilkl'ctuzptacles therein and ftpertu refs fm' tht) passage ol' coins ni smallerdiameters than the coins adapted to he held h) the receptacles, of springrartunted discharging mechanism lordseharging coins from the receptacles and means for retrartin,"r the disehartfner met-h :mism h r the movement ol' the carrier.

ln a device sneh as'deserilwd. the comv hnation with n rotary carrier, ol' n series ol cireulnferentiailv-arranged coinreceptacles and apertures lor the mss-age of coins nl' smaller diameters than those adapted to seat in the rece miele, of radially-moralle springactunted discharging mechanism and means for. retracting` sind diseharghlg unehanism against the tension ofits s :ring and embodying an incline; substantially as deserihed.

t5. ln a device such as described, the enmhination with n rotary mnrierhaving eircom ferentially niceptaeles therein. means l'or distributing coins to said receptacles and n ensiil'r-lii1tilig'a coin-discharge aperture with which said receptacles register in succession. of a discharging mechanism operating to discharge the coins through said api-rt nre in the casing embodying an impellling-sprung` and means for retraeting the tllsellarginrr mechanism.

1n a device such as descrihed, the eombination with a rotary carrier having circumfcrentially-arrangcd coinhrece taclcs therein and apertures in said rcceptac es for the `passage therethrough of coins of'iess diameter than the coins adapted to hc held in said receptacles, of radially-movahic discharging mechanism and means fornuis-ing said dischargingmechanism radially outward to discharge the coins successively from the receptacles. i

S. 1n a device such as descrihcd, the combination with a series of superposcd carriers mounted on a common shaft adapted to he rotated .therch and each having a series ol circuml'ercntia ly arranged coin recept arles therein and apertures in the snperposed earriets l'or the passage. of coins` ol' less diameters than those adapted to he held in the reeeptaC clos, ol' radiallympvahle discharging mechanism for cach carrier, means for moving said discharging mechanism in ipulsi velyL ontwik rd and means for retracting the discharging mechanism.

9. In Aa. device such ns described the enmbination with a rotary carrier having eircmnl'crcntially-arratig'cd cui l i-rercptneles t hertj u and means for disclmrg'ingr the coins from said receptacles in succession, nl' a distrilnltcl having a yielding face overlying said cnrrier for spreading and distrilnlting the coins to the. rccdptaclcs; substantially as described.

It). In s. device such as'dcscrilaul, the. combination of a.v rotary carrier lawiner circnm {crciitiallydlisposcd coin-receptacles therein and means for discharging thc coins from said receptacles in succession, of a hrush ovcrlying theV carrici` for distributing thc l stantially as described.

nular walls in position to rest in proximity coins lo [he receptacles: substantially as del scribed. i

to the receptacles and annular walls between which the coins are confined in position ll. ln a` device of the character described, to enter the receptacles, 'of a discharging the combination of a rotary carrier having ,Jnechainsmembodying radiallymovable discircuiiih-rcntiallydisposed coin -receptacles j chargers, means for impellingsaid dischargers therein and discharging mechanism for dis-'s` charging the coins from said receptacles in succession, of a yielding distributer overlyi ingr saidcarrier for distributing the coins to the receptacles; substantially as described.

l2. In a device such as described, the coinbination with a rotary carrier having circumferenthilly-disposed coin-receptacles therein with apertures for the passage of coins of smaller diameters than those adapted t0 be held by the receptacles, and a yielding distrilmter for distributing the coins to the receptacles; substantially as described.

13. In an apparatus such as described, the combination with the rotary carrier having ciw nmferentially -disposed coin -receptacles therein and apertures for the passage of coins of smaller diameters than those adapted to be held by the receptacles and a discl'iai'ging mechanism for discharging the coins from the receptiicles in succession, of a succession of brushes for distributing the coins to the receptacles and apertures, and means for yieldingly supporting said brushes in position in proximity to the carrier; substantially as described.

14. In aifapparatus'such as described, the combination with a rotary carrier having eircu mferent ially disposed coin -receptacles therein and means for discharging the coins l rom said receptacles in succession, of annular walls between which the coins are conlined in position toenter the receptacles: sub- 15. 1n a device such as described the coinbination with the rotarv carrier having circnml`crentially-disposed coin-receptm'les therein and means for discharging the coins l'roi n said receptacles in succession of a casing embodying annular walls between which the coins are conl'ined in position to enter the reeepla -les,and dist ributers between said walls in proximity to the carrier; substantially as described.

Hi. In a device such as described, the, comhina tion willi therotary carrier having circumferent ially -disposed coin receptacles therein and means l'or dischargingtiie coins from said receptaclesin succession, of a casing embod ying annular walls overlying the carrier and between which the coins are confined in position to enter the receptacles and a pivoted distribu'ter mounted between said an- ,to the upper surface of the carrier; substantially as described.

17. In a device such as described, the cornbination with a rotary c'arricr having a series of circu niferentially disposed coin receptacles therein, means for distributing the coins l outwardly and a fixed incline for inovingsaid dischargers inwardly.

18. In a device such as described the combination with a rotary carrier having a series of c-ircumferentially-arran l'ed coin-receptacles, of spring-actuated sliding dischargers working in said receptacles and a Fixed incline for retracting sald dischargers; substantially as described.

19. In a device for separating coins of differing diameters, the combination of a sup port on which the coins rest having apertures therethrough for the passage of coins of smaller diameter, said a ertnres having inclines at one side thereo and means for ef fecting a relative movement of the coins and su pport toward the sides of the apertures having the inclinesf 20. In a separator for coins, the combination of a carrier having apertures therein for the passage of coins of smaller diameters, Said apertures in part only conformingr to the peripheral shape of the coins and having incimes on one side thereofJ lof,1neans for distributing the coins to said, apertures; substantially as described. i

21. In a device such as described, the coinbination with a rotary carrier having apertures therein for the passage of coins of smaller diameters, and inclines on the rear sides o said apertures for reventing the entry of he forward edge of tlie coininto the apertu refs and means fi r distributing the coins to the apertures as the carrier is rotated; substantially as described.

, 22. In an'apparatus such as described the combination with the rotary carrier having radiallyarian ged coin receptacles therein, apertures in said receptacles of less diameterst ian the receptacles and inclines pro'ectine into said apertures on the rear sides thereof? of means for rotating the carrier and means for discharging coins from the receptacles; substantiall as described. f

23. In a evice for separating coins of different diameters, an apertured support over which the coins are distributed tothe apertures in the support, said apertures having a` transverse diameter equal to or greiitr' than the coins adapted to pass therethrough and a rejection extending belowthe level of the ace of the su pport from one sideof the aperture, said projection having an inclined upper face against which theforward edge of coins tending to enter the a erture are deflected upwardly and Aout oiI the apertureiV substantially as described.

24. In an ap aratus -such as described, the `ombination o? a series of separable units arranged in succession one above the other and IOS each embodying a coin-carrier and discharging mechanism, said coin-carrier ol' each unit having apertures therethrough for the assage of coins of smaller diameters than t lose ada )ted to be discharged hy the discharging mec ianism of that unit.

25. In an apparatus such as described the combination with a cylindrical raisin formed in separable sections arranged one all-inve the other, of coin-separating and radially-o )eri ating discharging mechanisms mounted in each section, operating simultaneously to separate and discharge coins, the separating;r and discharging mechanisms for the larger coins being arranged above the separating and discharging meehanisms for the smaller coins; substantially as described.

26. In an apparatus such as described'the combination with a cylindrical casing, a central shaft and means for rotating said shaft, of a series of coin separating and discharging mechanisms rotated by the shaft and Located one above the other within the Casin 27. In an apparatus sur-h as deseri ied, the

combination with a series of rotary coin serI aratmg and distrihu ting mechanisms arranged ono above the other and adapted to eac-h per# mit of the passage therethrough of ruins of smaller denominations, of a series of eoin-re eeivers disposed in sueeession around said coin separating and distributing meehanisnis and each adapted to receive coins from one of said mechanisms; substantially as described.

28. in an apparatus such as dest-ritmi. the combination with a series of eoin'earriersl nrranged one above the other on a vertirai axis l and adapted to rotate horizontal!) and eoin separating and discharging means substantially as described, of a series of coin-reeeivers disposed in snceession around said eoiui-arriers and each adapted to receive the mins diseharged from one ol said carriers. as set forth.

BSL ln an apparatus sueh as deseriied, the eomliination with a horizontally-rotatahle coin-carrier and means for diseharging;` coins radially therefrom, of a counting and indieating` mechanism controlled by the coin as Veoin-reeeiver mounted in said discharged from the carrier and a movable eoin-reeeiver whose iosition with relation to the eariier is control ed hy said eouni in;y and indicating mechanism.

im. In un apparatus sueh as deserilwd. the eomhination with a h'oriaontall)- -roiaiaiile ruin-carrier and means for disehargintr vom radiall)Y therefrom of a vertically-morahle euin-reeeiver, mei'lnniisin controlling tlnA po sition ol' said -oiiirerei\er uith relation to the enrrier and itself eontrolied h r the win discharged from the carrier: substantially :u desorihed.

.'il. in an apparatus such as deserilwd, the continuation with a. horizontall) -rotatahle eoin-enrrier and means for dist-hangin;r mins radially thenl'rom, of a vertically-inoralle eoin-reecver into which the coins are distributed and feeding mechanism for the eoin-r reiver aetuated hy the discharged coin; suhstn itialljr as deserihed.

in an apparatus such as deseriiied. the eoinhnnition with a hormontalljr-rotatahle eoiii-earrier and. lueehanisln for disrharging ruina` radialiy therefrom, of vertieaiy-araanged guides in proximity to said earrier, a rides and feedin r mechanism eontrolling tie position ol' said receiver in the guides and havingr an operating part projecting into the path of the eoin heilig discharged; substantially as dcsrrihed.

33. In an apparatus sueh as deserilwd,- the combination with the coin separatingr and diseharging nieehanism, of a counting und indient ing mei'hanisin artuated bythe eoins heing diseharged, means for automatieall) returning said indieating mechanism to zero, and a coin-receiver adraneing in unison with said mechanism whereby the counting mechanism will indirate the number or vaine ol eoins in the receiver when less than equal to the capacity of the receiver; substantially as described.


Witnesses: t donn J. BEURER, Manx' B. GALLAGHER.

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Cooperative ClassificationG07D3/06