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Publication numberUS907449 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 22, 1908
Filing dateAug 15, 1908
Publication numberUS 907449 A, US 907449A, US-A-907449, US907449 A, US907449A
InventorsAlfred C O Bock
Original AssigneeRudolph F Emmerich
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin-controlled vending-machine.
US 907449 A
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Application filed August 15, 1908.

,Specification of Le tters Patent.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ALFRED C. O. lBOCK, a subject of Germany, and a resident of Brochlyn, in the county of kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Coin-Controlled r'ending- Machines, of which the following is a specification. I

The invention relates to improvements in coin-controlled vending machines, and consists in the novel features, arrangements and combinations of parts hereinafter described, and particularly pointed out in the claims.

The invention pertains more particulnrl to novel goodsejector mechanism, and in acccrdance with my invention this mechanism comprises a rotary frame or Wheel having pockets to receive the coins and temporarily expose the middle portions of the letter and a manually operative plunger rod which when driven inwardly, after acoin has been fed to said frame, will engage the coin and bypressing against the same rotate said frame to a limited extent and causefingers thereon to mov e against and eject the bottom piece of a stack of confections held Within the machine. In the absence of a coin in the pocket of the rotary frame in line with the plunger rod, the letter if pushed inwardly will pass idly between the sides of said frame without rotating it ;'the presence of a coin in. the pocket of the rotary frame inline with the plunger rod is therefore necessary to enable said re d mvh en pushed inwardiy to sit ct s rotary movement of said frame and cause the latter to eject s piece of the, confections from the stack thereof.

The invention will be fully understood from the detailed description hereinafter presented, reference being had to the sccornpenying drawings, in which:

Figure l is avertical longitudinal section through a coin-controlled vending machineconstructed in accordance with and embodying my invention, the section being on the dotted line 1-1 of Fig. 2; Fig. is a horizon telsection of the same on the dotted line 22 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is e vertical longitudinal section through at portion of the same on the dotted line 3--3 of Fig. Fig. 4 is a substantislly vertical section through a portion of the same on the dotted line 44 of Fig. 3, and Fig. 5 is an enlarged transverse section through the coin chute on the'dotted line 55 of Fig. 1.

In the drawings, 15 designates a genersi form of cabinet, it; a vertical holder or tray of customary form and construction for holding the stock; of pieces l? of confection to he sold, 18 a manually operative plunger-rod,

coins which may te l by gravity o: sew

ejector and direct them frontwardly. low the same.

My iIlVGIltiOD l the rotor oods-e ector l9 and v sarilv coo cratin therewith.

The )lun er 18 is a lain rod slideht 1 b i 7 J mounted in epertureo hangers se urea to a supporting plate 26 for the ope re mechenism. Upon the rod 18 is provided it ed spring 27 held under compression between one of the hangers 25 and s colder festened on said rod. The purpose of the 27 is to normally retain the rod 18 in its initial projected position shown in the drawings and to return said rod to such position after it has been forced inwardly forthe purpose of effecting the ejection of a piece of the confectiom.

The goodsejector iiiisrotatshly mounted in bearings 29 supported from the plate 28 and comprises a hub 30, shaft '31 and sides 32, 33, and said ejector is preferably "formed on one side with a star ratchet wheel or, more clearly illustrated in Fig. l, for cooper-- ation With a s ring 35 flexed against it and adapted to yie ldingly retain it in stationary position. The purpose oi" the star-Wheel 3e. and spring 35 is to yieldingly lock the goodsejector 19 in stationary position at the end of each of its operative movements. The sides of the goods-ejector 19 are formed of correspending redial arms or members in Whose inner feces are formed radial grooves 35 which form pockets to receivethe come 3'? fed to the machine, said grooves 256 heiii prefers-lily Wider at their outer ends thence narrowing toward the hub 34), as shown in Fig. 8. The sides of the ejector are separated from each other 0, 7 9. space, shown in Fig. i, and when a coin 37 is fed to one of the pockets formed by'the tscing rstar-wheel 34 1s The radial members constituting the sides ofbers containing in their inner faces the cor "responding radial grooves 36, and hence the formed with six points.

19 are formed at one side of the the ejector with outwardly projecting extengrooves 36 SlOnS or direct the coins from the chute 20 into the pockets of the ejector (Fig. 3) and also as means, during the rotation of the ejector, for engaging the frontvertical edge of the bottom piece 17 and pushing the same from the tray or holder 16, said ejected piece 17 sliding down the plate 22 and falling on the chute 23, which will direct it to the usual front opening at the lower end of the cabinet 15. The plate 22 is less in width than the tray or holder 16 and supports the vertical central portion of the stack of pieces 17. During the rotation of the ejector 19," the fingers 38 pass along opposite sides of the plate '22 and engage the end portions of the ieces 17.

The ejector 19 serves to receive and temporarily hold the coins 37 and the radial arms or members of its sides, in which the pockets for the coins are formed, are adapted to substantially straddle the lower end of the tray or holder 16, as shown in Fig. 3, so that during each 0 cause the e ector to perform one-sixth of a erative movement of the ejector a pair of t 1e fingers 38 will pass from position adjacent to the lower end of the coinchute 20 to a position just in rear of the lower: end ofthe tray or holder 16, the ejector during such movement performing one-sixth of a rotation and belng then yieldingly locked by the engagement of the spring 35 with the star-wheel 34. The goods ejector 19 is below the holder or tray 16 and its upper portion is inline with the plunger 18, the purpose being that when no coin 37 is in the pocket of the ejector in line with the coin chute 20, the plunger rod, if driven inwardly, will pass through the space between the sides of the ejector 19 and not operate the latter. When a coin 37 is in the pocket of the ejector in line with; the chute 20, as shown in Fig. 3, the inner and of the plunger 1 l, if pushed inwardly, will move against said coin, and, by pressing against the latter,

rotation, the fingers 38 at said pocket holding the'coin, moving against the bottom piece 17 of the confections and dislodging it from the holder 16 during such partial rotation of'the ejector.

The operation of the machine will harm dnormal position of ejector preparatory to 'ing fingers 38 which serve as guides to -p comprising a rotary derstood from the foregoing description without further extended explanation; The the parts of the machine and it is represented that fed to one pocket of the the plunger rod 18 beressed inwardly. 'The purchaser after feeding a coin to the chute 20 will press the rod 18 inwardly and the inner end of this rod will move against the coin and cause the ejector to perform one-sixth of a rotation and while doing so operate through the fingers'38 to eject the bottom-piece 17 .of the confections, said piecedescending over the late 22 and down the chute 23'. The spring 27 will return the rod 1-8 to'its outer or initial position. At the endof each movement of the ejector another into line with the com chute 20. The coins Will remain in the ockets of the ejector 19 until permitted to s as, 1 indicate by dotted lines at the right hand portion of Fig. 3.

What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters latent, is: v

1. In a ooineontrolled vending machine, a vertical holder for a stack of the goods to be sold," a goods ejector located below said holder, a coin-chute for directing the coins thereto and rendering the same operative, a manually operative plunger for cooperation are shown in Fig. 3, a coin 37 has been ock et thereof will pass;

ide therefrom by gravity,

with said ejector, and means at the lower end s of said holder to support the stack of goods normally free of said ejector, said ejector comprising a rotary frame having radial pockets between its sides to receive the individual coins and hold the same exposed to the inner end of said plunger and which sides are. provided with radial fingers projecting therefrom to engage, when the-frame is rotated by the pressure of said plunger against a cein held thereby, lower piece of goods in said holder and push the same therefrom; substantially as set forth.

2. In a coin-controlled vending machine, a vertical holder for a stack of the oods to be sold, a goods ejector located holder, a coin-chute for directing the coins thereto and rendering the same. operative, a manually operative lunger for cooperation with said ejector, an means at the lower end of said holder to support the stack of goods normally free of said ejector, said e ector frame having radial pockets between its sides to receive the individual coins and hold the same exposed to the inner end of said plunger and which sides are provided with radial fingers projecting therefrom to engage, when tlie'frame is r0- tated by the ressure of said plunger against a coin held t ereby, thevertmal side of the lower piece of oods in said holder and push the same there. rem,

the vertical side of the elow said and said fingers bein at pockets; substantially as set forth.

directing the coins from said chute to said 3. In a coin-controlled vending machine, a vertical holder for a stack of the goods to be sold, a goods ejector located below said holder, a coin-chute for directing the coins thereto and rendering the same'operative, a manually operative lunger for cooperation with said ejector, and means at the lower end of said holder to support the stack of goods normally free of said ejector, said ejector comprising a rotary frame having radial pockets between its sides to receive the individual coins and hold the same exposed to the inner end of said plunger-and which frame is provided with radial lingers projecting therefrom to engage, when the frame is rotated by the pressure of said plunger :wainst a coin held thereby, the vertical side o the lower piece of goods in said'holder and push the same therefrom, said fingers being spaced .to straddle the lower end of said holder after each operation of the machine; substantially as set forth.

'4. In a coin-controlled vending machine, a holder for the goods to be sold, a goodsejector below the same, a chute for directing the coins thereto andrendering the same operative, and a manually operative plunger for co(' peration with said ejector, said ejector comprising sides grooved at their inner faces to form pockets to receive the edges of the individual coins and hold the coins exposed to the inner end of said plunger and which sides are provided with fingers to engage. when the frame is rotated by the pressure of said plunger against a coin held thereby, the lower piece of goods in said. holder and push thesame therefrom, and said pockets and fingers of said'ejector being spaced so that each two )ockets will straddle the lower end of said holder; substantially as set forth.

5. In a coin-controlled vending machine, a holder for the goods to be sold, a goods? ejector below the same, a chute for directing the coins thereto and rendering the s'ame operative, and a manuall operative plunger .for cooperation with sai ejector, said ejector i comprising sides grooved at their inner faces set forth.

fingers of said ejector being spaced so that each two ockets will straddle the lower end of said ho der, combined with means for arresting said frame after each operation thereof with one of its pockets in position to receive a coin from said chute substantially as set forth.

6. In a coin-controlled vendin machine, a holder for the goods to be sol a goodsejector below the same, a chute for directing the coins thereto and rendering the same operative, and a manually operative plunger for cooperation with said ejector, said ejector comprising sides grooved at theirinner faces to form pockets to receive the edges of the individual coins and hold the coins exposed to the inner end of said plunger and which sides are provided with fingers to engage, when the frame is rotated by the pressure of said plunger against a coin held thereby, the lower piece of goods in said holder andpush the same therefrom, and said pockets and. fingers of said ejector being spaced so that each two )ockets will straddle the lower end of said ho der, combined with means for arresting said frame after each operation thereof with one of itspockets in position to receive a coin from said chute, and a plate at the base of said holder to support the stack of goods therein, said plate being less in width than said holder and extending rearwardly therefromto direct the ejected goods to the discharge therefor; substantially as Signed at New York city, in the county of New York, and State of New York, 14th day of August, A. D 1908.

. ALFRED C. 0. BOOK. Witnesses:

ARTHUR MARION, CHAS. O. GILL.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationG07F17/14