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Publication numberUS985616 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 28, 1911
Filing dateDec 7, 1910
Publication numberUS 985616 A, US 985616A, US-A-985616, US985616 A, US985616A
InventorsDavid Pratt Meade
Original AssigneeDavid Pratt Meade
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin-controlled telephone apparatus.
US 985616 A
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Patented Fei. ne, 1911.'

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To all whom it may fmcem:

Be it known that L Devin Pri-Arr Meine, a citizen of the United States, residing :it iVbite oet, in the county of Clarke and "inte of Virginio., havefinvented certain new and usefui Improvements in @iin-Controiieri Tciepbone Apparatus; 11nd I in hereby dej' )are the following t0 be a fiiil, clear and fact description of f he invention. suenos Wiii ennbie others riiieii in the crt .to winch it eppertains to make anti use the game, reference being had tc the. accompanying draw ings, and to the. letters and figures of reference ninrked thereon, .hicn forni :i part of this sg'fccificntion.

rIhis invention 'relates to new.' and nrcfni improve:nente in coin-mnroiied apparatus for teiepboncs und the object. in view is to' produce aeimpie enti ecicnt mechanism of this nature a) financed that coins may be rcropping the sume in the instrument An 'thc event of not person desired to be reached by; th: pnone, the' coin serving as a. moons oi completing the circuit when the receiver is taken from its hunger. 1

The invention consists further iii-an appa ratus of this nature so 'arranged as e. toi system for talkin" with cierent. foreign oints requiring t. eieposiiing-o coins of iiierent.- ienominations before the. circuit may be closez: for tffliiiing at diffe-rene toii stations.

Another feature ofA the invent-ion consists in he provision of means whereby, after a coin has been deposited in zxV siotof the instrnmeni, 'the circuit. muy be dosed when getting the `central is coined by taking the receiver from its hnngcr'f Vsind the coin returned to the person depositing it in thecventof additionai coins being' plnce within one of he other slots of die instrument for foreign toll.

' Still another object of the invention resides in the provision of means whereby a person may be coiled up from central oiice withoutthe dropping in of 'n coin to' close the circuit.

The invention comprises various other details of construction and combinations and4 arrangements of parte which w'il be herein- -aftcr fully described and then specifically defined in the appended ciaims.

. the various. circuits.

n viig drawings, in whicii:-,

Figure l is e. perspectie View of a desk one shining-g my apparatus as :xpphed th gh the cising shown'in Fig. Vl and iiustr ,ing thc mechanism wntaineai therein. Fig. :3 e. diagrammatic View showing Fig. l is n detnii perspecive view of a contactfpoint for-supporting and dumping a coin. Fig. 5 is a inni, sectional view on iine 5-5 of FimZ.

A- 6 is a. detail perspective view of a tiltcoin hopper, ami Fig. 7 is a. Sectional View on iine... 7-7 of Fig. I

Reerenccnow being had to the details of the drawings by letter, A designates a. deck.

Fig. 2 is n eectionai view vertiliy' iihxstmie-rny invention in the accumpatelephone o the usual constmction and hav ing a receiver B mi a hanger B therefor. Piroi'aiij: connccicei to thc.- :mntgfei` is a link B2 which is nivoted at B3 to the end of the curexi arm Y" of hc :ingle lever Bf" which in turn is pivotnliy ,connected at. B6 with thev curved end oi' the bnr BT which has e iongi tuinni movement. through an aperture C in the' caeing C. Rods C2 projo-ct from Suid casing :mii have rings C3 at their ends which round he cylindriwl upright port-ion of the beiepho'ne, forming means for holding the cneing and teicphone together. Suid casing is provided with n series of coin shits, desimiic-fl by letters i). D. D, D3, D* und 5 respectiveiy, adnpteii for the reception. of

1 come of difierem. dermmznnmon.= which are necessary to pay toii for foreign cniis.

Mounted within the casing CQ :is shown clenriy in Fig. 2 of the drniingsjis rock shat E having :i series of coin 'receiving 'pies I", one of which is ehmvn in Fig. 4.- or' the drawings and erich of which has :L hoiow E2 for the reception of the. shaft E e suitable in'sniaion E: being interposed between the boss and the shaft E. A wire E* is connected with cach of said bosses and each siot has Contact points F which are electrically connected by moans of the wires F and each pair of contact. points F hns connected thereto a wire F2, the two wires F2 and E* being' conn-:Cioni to 'nie coin-controHed circuits, as illustrated in Fig. 3 of thc drawings.

Referring to Fi". 5 of the drawings will be ,ei-een a rock sha t. B8 mounted in the bear- Q v f 985,618

ings B and fixed to said shaft is a crank y of the arniati'u'c Q'. which shank portion Q arm l" which. as shown in Fig. :2 of the is mounted upon a lpivotal pin Q2. The updrawings, is slotted as at B and a pivotal i per projecting end of the. armature Q has pin b carried by the bar B has a sliding: preferably' a knife edge and is adapted to 5 pivotal movement in said slot.. vA second contact with the terminal Q when said 74? crank arm Bl2 is fixed-to the shaft B and armature Q is drawn into contact with the disposed at an angle to the crank shaft B1 solenoid as the latter is energized. '|`luand is pivotally connected hy means of a wires (Y. forming the. windingahout the pin bf to the upper end of the laterally solenoid O, are conm-'cred to the liniwire-y lo swinging member the lower end 71" of 1 connected to central and affordinr ini-ans 75.

which is widened and is thrown to the posiwhereby, when central desircs'io r`i-:ill the tion shown in dotted lines' in Fig. Q hv partv,a'ciir1ciit mar he eiiuscd to pass means of a. spring b. Fixed to the shaft throiigh the wires 0v to enerffize the sole- E is a finger L against which the lower noid t). The shank portion Qnof the armawidened end bsvof the member if is adapted l ture Q has pivotally connected thereto a 80 to contact when the receiver taken from its link Q4 which is connected to a crank arin hanger, the usual spring, which is not shown, i Q5 Fixed to the sha-ft E, as shown clearly in connecte-dto the hanginsewing to throw the Fig. 2 of the. drawings, atording means latter to its highest position as the. receiver l ii'herehy, as the solenoid t) is energized and i l l i is taken thleflolll and, T'lgh the eonnee 'its armature Q drawn in contact therewith 35. A tions described, cause the inemher b2 to be the shank Q5 mav be rocked. ,i raised to the position shown in dotted lines Referring to Fig. 2 of the drawings will 1n Fig. 2 in readiness to canse the shaft E he seen a solenoid R having a coi-e R monntto .he rocked when the receiver is returned -ed to have a longitudinal movement upon t0 lS hnge? 11nd the .latter dI'WIl (lOWn by the har Il supportedn on its ends in suitable im c thc Weight 0f the TQCCIVGI- thearings fastened to the opposite Walls of Mount/ed in tlie'lower portion of the rei the casing, and R3 designates a wire forming ceptacle is a coin ltr-ox G adapted to receive the winding of the sole'noid R which is coi:- the coins which pay for the use of the telenected to the har R". The wire S connects phone. Anadditional coin receptacle, dcsigi? with the shank portion Q of the armature 95 nated by letter G', is provided for the re- Q and forms a part of the circuit shown in ception of such coins as may have been diagrammatic view Fig. Secured to and dropped in the ii'istmiment to allow the cirinsulated fronivthe core R are the bracket cuit to he closed but which coins it is desired members R, shown clearly in Fig. Y of the to he returned to the. person dropping them drawings', and each of said bracket members 100 in the slot when the (party sought to be carries a shoe 'l` adapted to contact, with one L reached does not respon to the telephone. or another of the sets ot terminals, desig- Rcforring to Fig. (i of the drawings will .iiatcd in the diagrammatic View hy letter W. he seen a tiltingr hopper Il, having two com- A 'cahle V is fastened at. one end to the cus- 40 partments Il and H1' with inclined bottoms in ur and passes underneath a pulley V car- 105 and mounted upon a rock shaft I mounted ried by a crank arm V fixed to the shaft E in siV suitable bearing! in the fixed arm J. A and thence about a pulley V2 and 'has its pivotal armature, designated hy letter K, other end connected to the core R and servhas an integral angle shank portion K ing;` as means for returning the core to its mounted upon a shaft K2, the end of which normal position when the shaft l is rocked. .1w is journaled in ihc hearingP K and a sleeve In operation` when it is desired to call K? is journaled upon ihe horizontally discentral, a nickel is dropped in the slot D posed portion K of the shank ot' the :irmaand falls upon the tilting plate E and' tilts ture, and K5 designates a crank arni fixed against one or :mot-hen of the contati points .v0 to the shank portion K' of thil armature. F, thus closing the circuit. As the operator 115 Kc is a link pivotally connecting the crank takes the receiver from the hanger, the nieinarm KT' with a pivotal pin K7 proji-.eting her h2 will assume the osition shown in from the tilting hopper H. lii'otally rondotted lines in Fi. 2 `0 the drawings, in nectcd to the armature K is a link lA which which position the ower end of said member in turn is pivot-ally connected at l." to the b2 will rest upon he linger bf'. When the 120 crank arm L1' which is fixed to the rock receiver is hang up and the hanger drawn down to the position shown' in Fig. 1. the free end of the member la: will push down upon the finger biand cause the shaft E to roi-k and the coin will he dumped into'125 the coin receptacle G. The rock shaft is' returned to its normal position by means of the adjustable counter-balance weight Z1".

lu the event of central desiring to call up 130 a particular phone equipped with my appa-V shaft L, having a wedge-shaped dctlectingj member L* fixed thereto and which is mounted over the central partition iii-.foren the 6o compartments H and H2 of tin, hopper 1I. Mounted within the casing A are the, two

` solenoids, designated respectively hy letteis N and 0, the former of which has a. winding of wire N connected with the talkin; r

circuit. and also with the shank portion Q v'return wire to the talking circuit, this being .accomplished without the necessity of uhh- Vcore 1 of the solenoid R so that the purhe cled to enable n person to tell: with 'in orxler to close 'die first 'circuit to call up l un increfiserlcurrentA to shatE will be. rocked in the manner before 'conti-.ct there?.

' by the provision of the apparatus shown ossei@l l B ruins, it. muy be. rione hy energizing the solenoid O unil the uruuiture. Q. will he drawn in contact with the core of the solenoid (l und the circuit will l. through the solenoid wire S. through the pivot of the armature Q. through .lhs terminal Q und zation of a coin to close a circuit.'

When it is desired to uilize the apparatus inv paying toll for foreign cslls, .the nickel l is dropped in the slot D in the usual mur.- ner to viclose ille circuic5 the receiver token from the hunger :m @entrai called 11p. The central cpertor in adjnsing the up arntns to conneriup with a foreign toll oi ice l will cause the shoes ich@ moveii with the tic'ular pair of shoes vWill brid' e over any two pair of contact cunts os c 3. 1n Fig. 3 which u'oulddesigniare u toll of $1.00.

lille apparatus being thus adjusted, the cirfveniy-'ive een?, coin in slots DE und D. This being. clone, the proper circ-airs would the foreign-toll olice. u the eventof the appiuaus being adjusted for toll and there bezug a nichel previously droppe in slot D l central smi it is desired to return the nickel to the'persou culling, he operator will cause css through the' winding of lhe soenoi i* to energize' the sul'iciently to draw che armature K in which, through Athe .mechanism shown, will rsusethe guiding member L tr.:- he swung to the oosition shown in doiterl linesA in Fig. 2. c hen the punts are sfig'ustefi in'these pcsiicns and the operator places the receiver upon the henger, he

described unil cause the coin to he dumped into the compartment HZ of the vhopper H i und fall into the receptacle G rom which it muy he withdrawn. As the nickel strikes the losser ieclinef edge of the compartment H. it will cause the hopper to tilt; und, through the connections shown in Fig'. 6, g Olie. rlelecting member L* will he returned to its normal position.

Frmu the foregoing. it will be noied that,

and clc'scrihefl. a simple and eflicieut means i is al'orfled whereby u person not succeeding in getting the person at the other end of the line desired and having to drop in u i nickel for the purpose of making it possible i to close the circuit and call u central muy i have the nickel thus deposited returned without.. going into the coin receptacle G und means is afforded whereby central may call up a person having a Vphone equipperl 2 with the apparatus without the necessity of n nickel for closing 'ie circuit. Another :advantage which will 'euppurcut for the i apparatus shown is that means is provided whereby the apparatus adopted for toll cells. milking;- iil necessary to drop in the puricular i `u ber ofcons to puf; for rho toll before the circuit may be closed to adapt Athe line for long distance conversation.

What I claim to be new is:-

l. A coin-operated telephone apparatus coinpzisin y aftelephone, a slotted casing, o roch" she i therein, projections uponsaid roel; shaft and insulated therefrom, 'cotnct points shove said projections und against which lutter and the points acoin is adapted to Contact to close the circuit, means octustcii by the ielephone receiver hanger for rocking the shaft to clump the coin from said projection und breuk the circuit, a tilting hopper, and means for guiding si coin in said hopper. f

A. coin-operated telephone apparatus comprising a telephone, al slotted easing, roch shaft therein, projections upon seid roc-.lr shaft und insulated therefrom, Contact peints above said projections and against which lutter and the points a coin is adapted to YContact to close the circuit, means actuated by the tele lione receiver-hanger for rocking the sha1- to dump the coin fromA said projection and break the circuit, a tilting hopper having a plurality of compartments szspled to cause o coin robe delivered from the hopper in different diredious, and Ineens for causing the coin -to pass into one or the omer of the compartments.'

3. coiuopereted telephone ppuratus ,comprising a elephcne, u slotted casing, n

v ated by the telephone receiver hunger for rocking the shaft to dump the coin from.

said projection and break the circuit, a tiltinghopper having a plurality of compartments adopted to'c'use u coin to bc'delivered from the hopper in different directions, and electrically operated means for causing thc coin to full into one compartmentI or the 2 other. r

Ll. Af `coin-operated telephone apparatus comprising a telephone, n slotted casing, u. rock shaft. therein, projections upon seid rock shaft. und insulated therefrom, cont-uct points above said projections and against which latter and the points a coin is adapted to contact to close the circuit, means actuated by the telenhfr-p receiver hanger f or rocking: the shnft n: dump the coin from said projection und breuk the circuit, :i tilt ing hopper having a plurality of compnrtments aflupted to cause a coin to be delivered from the hopper in dilferent directions, and

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Y rock shalt therein, projections upon said rocking the shaft to dump Athe coin from from.tlie hopper in'dierent directions, a

l hopper.

' ofthe compartments in the ho per, and

rofl; .shaft and insulated therefrom, Contact -pointsv above said projecti'wis a against l which latter and the oints .i com is adapted to contact to close t e circuit, means actualcd hy the telephone receiver henger for said projection and break the circuit, a tilting hopper having a plurality ofcornpart ments adapted to cause a. coin to be delivered rock shaft mounted" over the hopper, a de fleeting member fixed to said shaft, and means for rocking the shaft to cause the dei'lecting member to cause a coin to fall into oneor another of the compartments in the 6.' A coin-operated telephone apparatus comprising a telephone, a slotted casing, a rock shaft thereimprojections upon said rock shaft and insulated therefrom, contact points above .said projections and against which hitter and the points a coin is adapted to Contact to close the circuit, means actuated by the telephone receiver hanger forrocking the shaft to dumpthe coin from seid projection and .break the circuit, atilting hopper having a plurality of compartments adapted to cause n coin to be delivered from the hopper in dili'erent directions. a rock shaft. mounted over-the hopper, a, detlectirig member fixed to said shaft, means for rocking the shaft to cause the deflecting member to canse a coin to fall into one or another nief'is :1f-mated by the tilting of t ie hopper for returning said deflecting member to its normal position.

7.' A ouin-operated telephone apparatus comprisin a telephone, a slotted cats-ing, a rock .sha t therein, projections upon said rock shaft and insulated therefrom contact points above said projections' and against which latter and the points a coin is adapted to contact to close the circuit, means actuated by the telephone receiver hanger for rocking the shaft to dump the coin from said rejection and breuk the circuit, a tilting liopper having a plurality of compartments adapted to cause a coin to be delivered from the hopper in different directions', a rock shaft mounted over the hopper, :i del'lccting member fixed to said shaft, means for rocking the shaft to cause 'the deflecting member Vto cause a coin to fall 'int-o one or the other of the compartments in the ho per, a solenoid; an armature adapted to `drawn in vContact with the latter as the solenoid is energized, and connections between the armature and said shaft to cause the same to rock and the loller-ting member to swing te direct a com into one or the other of the j compartments of the hopA .L

8. A. coin-operated ie epiione apparatus comprising e. telephone, a slotted casing, 'a rock, shaft therein, projections upon said rock shaft and insulated therefrom, contact points above said projections and s einst' which'ljtter and the points a coin is a apted to contact to close the circuit, means actuated by the telephone'receiver hanger for rocking the shaft to dump the coin from said rejection and break the circuit, a tilting opper having a. plurality of compartments adapted to cause a coin to be delivered from the hopper in different directions, a rock shaft mounted over the hop r, a deficcting ineinber fixed to said she t, means for rocking the shaft to cause the detlecting member to cause a coin to fall into one or the other of the'compartments in the ho per, a. solenoid, :in armature adapted to be rawn in. contact with the latter as the solenoid is energized. connections between the armature seid shaft to cause the saine to rock and the de- {lect-ing member to swing to diree a coin into one or the other of tt. compartments of the hopper, a crank arm fastened to the shank connections between said crank arm and hopper.

t). A coinoperated telephone apparatus comprisinr a telephonet a slotted casing, arock sha 't therein, projections upon said 4rock shaft and insulated therefrom, Contact points above said projections and affainst which latter and the points a coin is :it aptool to contact o close the circuit, ineens actuated by the telephone receiver hangerfor rocking the shaft to dump the coin from said pror jection and break the circuit, a tilting hopper, means for guiding a coin in said hopper. :i solenoid; a pivotal armature therefor, and connections between said armature and roi-li shaft. A

.10. A coin-operated telephone apparatus comprising a telephone, n slotted casing, a rock shaft therein, projections upon said rock shaft and insulated therefrom, contactpoiuts above. .said projections and against which latter and the points a coin is adapted lo contact to close the circuit, a solenoid. :i longitudinally movable core therein, conV tact shoes movable with said core and insulated therefrom, a series. of contact points. said shoes adapted to bridge .hc latter. and means for returning the shoes to their normal posit-ions when the receiver is placed upon thc hunger. A l1. A coin-operated telephone apparatus coinprisiu'f a telephone, n slotted casing. a rock sha t therein` projections upon said rock 'shaft and insulated therefrom, contact points above Said projections and against ortion of said armature, and link i 'Whicli'lavtiter and ifxe points acoi'n is adapted l crank-arm and about which the able pas-Susy.'

-v vto -contact to close the circuit, a solenoid, a l said fable being, conncctvd to (iw 3m-e nf the, longitudinally mQva'nle core therein, Contact solenoid und designed m calm; the snm(- lo shoesA movable with said core 'and insulated i move longitudinally a5 the shaft is rocked.

fherefrom, a series of Contact points, said In testimony wlmruf I hereunto affix my 15 shoe adapted to bridge 't he`1a ttcr. means for i signature in the pi-'csence of twn witns'ses. returning theshos tf their norm-.1l positions DAVID PRATT MEADE. v.vsvhenthe -reiver is; caced upon the hanger, i Witnesses: lLennik atm fixed to the rock shaft, a cable l A. L` Hunan,

fastened lathe casing, a pulley upon -said -L R. Fmvirzn,

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2519046 *Jul 13, 1946Aug 15, 1950Wurlitzer CoCoin control device
US3066190 *Apr 25, 1960Nov 27, 1962Hare Charles LAttachment for dial telephone sets
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationH04M17/023