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Publication numberUS816975 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 3, 1906
Filing dateFeb 25, 1905
Priority dateFeb 25, 1905
Publication numberUS 816975 A, US 816975A, US-A-816975, US816975 A, US816975A
InventorsSidney C Gilbert
Original AssigneeSidney C Gilbert
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vending device.
US 816975 A
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PATENTED APR. 3, 1906.

8. G. GILBERT.

VENDING DEVICE.

APPLICATION FILED FEB. 25. 1905.

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IIIIVEIVTOI? Kidney U. @EZbezi WITNESSES:

ATTORNEYS PATENTED APR. 3, 1906.

S. G. GILBERT.

VENDING DEVICE.

APPLICATION IILED IEB.25. 1905.

2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.

UN TED STAS Y sinner c.- GILBERT, or Jackson, orno.

sesame DEVICE.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented April 3, 19063.

. Application filed February 25, 1905. Serial No. 247,257.

Jackson, in the county of Jackson and State of Qhio,have invented a new and Improved Vending Device, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

My invention relates to a vending device capable of use for many purposes, but of especial utility for the vending of peanuts in s I The principal objects of the invention are to provide means for holding a series of bags of peanuts or other similar articles in a casing and automatically delivering one ba at a time upon the mani ulation of any esired V startin device-.suc ,for instance, as coincontrol ed mechanism; also, to provide for preventing the delivery of more than one package at each 0 eration of the controlling device and for eating the packages, so as to.

keep the peanuts or other articles in a warm condition at all times.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming 'a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference of Fig. 1-.

indicate corresponding parts in all thefi ures. Figure 1 is a vertical central sectiona view of an apparatus constructed in accordance with the principleof my invention. Fig. 2'is a fragmentary sectional view on the line 2 2 Fig. 3 is a sectional view of the machine on the line 3 3 of Fi 1, and Fig. 4 is a pers ective view of a detaiE In t e drawings is shown a casing 10, which incloses the principal arts of the machine. This casing is provide with a central shaft 11, having a wheel 12, upon which may be wound a rope,'chain, or cable 13.. This rope passes'over a pulley 14 and is provided with a weight 15, which constitutes the motive power for operating the device. Fixedly mounted upon the shaft is a casing 16, havin an inner casin 17, if desired, and provide with a series 0% compartments 18 for receivingbags or packages 19, containing eanuts or any other desired article. At the ottom of each compartment is a catch 20, normally forced intooperative osition by means of-a sprin or equivalent evice 21. This catch is pre erably pivoted to the outside of thereceptacle, as shown at 22, and is provided with and from t ere into a pocket 28.

- ence of the cam 24.

' The receptacle may be rotated in any de- It will be seen that the rotation of the re ceptacle by means of the descent of the weight 15 will carry the packages aroundwithout deto a bracket 25 u on the casing 10 and is disposed in the at of the u per ends of the catches 20. en one oi the catches 20 reaches a point adjacent to the cam 24, the latter will be swung by the catch into a stationary position against a stop 26 and will then force the upper end of the catch inward against the spring 21 and remove the projection 23 from the packageor bag in the receptacle and ermit it to drop into a chute 27 In order to prevent more than one package from dropping at this time, a spring 29 is mounted on' the inside of the casing and projects through a slot 30 in the-wall of the receptacle, so as to engage the package next above the one being discharged at all times. This will hold this package up until the rece tacle is rotated the next step, when they pac age will be beyond the influence of this spring and will drop to the bottom of the compartment, where it will be stopped by the projection 23,'which by that time wil have passed out of the influsired manner and is preferably rotated by the introduction of a coin into the machine. I have illustrated a conventional coin-controlled device for controlling the rotation of the receptacle, comprising a chute 31, a spring-switch 32, which is designed to be swung by the-introduction of a coin into con nection with an electrical contact 33, and an electrical circuit 34, connecting the contact 33 and the opposite end of the switch 32 with an electromagnet 35. This magnet is rovide'd with an armature, as usual, contro ing a lever 36, ivoted to a stationary part of the frame and havin a tooth 37, adapted to engage with a circu ar rack 38 upon the outside of the receptacle. It will be seen that the weight 15 constantly urges the receptacle to rotate when the device is wound u and that v the manipulation of the switch wi I close the circuit 34 and cause the lever 36 to be attracted into the position shown in Fig. 1, which will permit the weight to descend and the receptacle to rotate. As soon as the coin is discharged from the switch the lever will assume its normal position, in which the'tooth 37 is at its lowest position, and when the receptacle has rotated the space of one tooth on the ratchet the tooth 37 will stop the receptacle and prevent further rotation.

Underneath the rece tacle '1 preferably place a plate 39, and un erneath that a heating device 40, the purpose of the former being to distribute heat from the latter and cause the entire contents of the receptacle to be subjected to an even elevated temperature.

It will of course be understood that any desired form of coin-controlled device may be connected with my machine and that it is not limited to any particular form; furthermore, that the embodiment of the invention shown in the drawings is merely illustrativeof the principle thereof and that it can be carried out in many other ways.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. In a vending-machine, the combination of a rotatable receptacle adapted to support the articles to be vended,-means on the receptacle for holding the articles therein, means for releasing said last-named means to de osit an article, means for holding other artic es in the receptacle while one is being deposited, means for heating the receptacle, and means located between the heating means and the receptacle for distributing the healt evenly to the various parts of the receptac e.

2. A vending device, comprising a rotatable receptacle having an inner wall and an outer wall and aseries of compartments between them, said compartments being open at the bottom, a casing in which said receptacle is mounted, a spring fixed to said casing and projecting through the outer Wall of the receptacle, a rotatable shaft upon which the receptacle is mounted, and means for rotating the shaft.

3. A vending device, comprising a rotatable receptacle provided with a slot, a spring mounted in fixed position and extending through said slot to engage the articles to be vended, means for dropping an article from the receptacle at a predetermined point, means for rotating the receptacle, and means for confining the motion of rotation to an intermittent one; said last-named me'ans comprising a ratchet connected with the recepta cle, a tooth for engaging the ratchet, a lever upon which said tooth is mounted, an electromagnet for moving said lever, and means for controlling said electromagnet.

4. A vending apparatus, comprising a movable receptacle having means for preventing the ischarge of material from the receptacle, means for rendering said firstnamed means inoperative and means for pre-.

venting the discharge of more than one arti cle from the machine, said last-named means comprising a spring fixed to a stationary part of the machine and projecting into the receptacle to engage articles there in, said spring being located adjacent to said second means.-

5. A vending a paratus, comprising a movable receptacle liaving a series of catches located thereon and provided with projections for preventing the discharge of material from the receptacle, and means in the path of said catches for releasing them from operative position.

movable receptacle having a series of catches located thereon and provided with projections for preventing the discharge of material catches for re easing them from operative osition, and means for preventing the ischarge of more than one article from the machine.

7. A vending apparatus, comprising a movable receptacle having a series of catches located thereon and provided with projections for preventing the discharge of material from the receptacle, means for normally holding the catches in operative position, a cam pivoted to a stationary part of the machine in the path of said catches and adapted to re- -lease them from operative }position, and means for preventing the disc arge of more than one article from the machine.

8. A vending apparatus, comprising alocated thereon and provided with projections for preventing the discharge of material from the receptacle, means for normally-holding the catches in operative position, a cam pivoted to a stationary part of the machine in the path of said catches and. adapted to release them from operative position, and means for preventing the disc than one article from the machine; said means comprising a spring fixed to a stationary part of the machine and projecting through said receptacle to engage articles held therein, said s ring being located adjacent to said means or operating the catches.

9. Avending device comprising a rotatable receptacle having an inner wall and an outer wall and a series of compartments between them, said compartments being open at the bottom, a catch pivoted to the outside of'the outer wall adjacent to each ofthe compartments and provided with a projection each of said catches being provided with a spring for normally holding the projection in its innermost position, a casing 1n Wlnch said receptacle is mounted, a bracket on said casing, a cam pivoted to said bracket in the path of said catches, a stop on the bracket for preventing the cam from moving beyond a cer- 6. A vending apparatus, comprising a' from. the receptacle, means in the path of said 7 arge of more movable receptacle having a series of catches extending inwardly under each compartment,

tein point, espring fixed to said casing edjaname to this specification in the presence of cfint'to said lfirafikeit and projeleting through two subscribing Witnesses. I

t e outer We 0 t e reeeptae e, a rotate, e shaft upon which the receptacle is mounted,- SIDNEY GILBERT g and means for intermittently rotating the Witnesses;

shaft. R. L. GRI Es, In testimony whereof have signed my E. B. RIDENOUR.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationG07F11/54