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Publication numberUS985990 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 7, 1911
Filing dateJun 1, 1910
Priority dateJun 1, 1910
Publication numberUS 985990 A, US 985990A, US-A-985990, US985990 A, US985990A
InventorsWillis S Farnsworth, William H Reed
Original AssigneeCoin Controlled Lock Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Patented M21117, 1911.

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To all whom tt may concern:

Be it known that we, \VILLIS S. Farms- WORTH ,and WILLIAM H. REED, both citizens of the United States, residing at Petaluma,

-in the county of Sonoma and State of CalifOIHlfl, have invented new and useful Im-.--

ployedin operating the locks of the hingeddoors.

A further object is to p1-ovide a,l1ollow hinge to serve as a coin'conveyer where several doors are adapted to be mounted inseries, so as to provide a continuous tubular coin conveyer of any length andfor any number of separately hinged doors, by. which the coins of a great numberl of lock-controlling devices may be all gathered -into one receptacle.

Another object is to provide. a" hollow hinge of this character which is simple in construction. efiicient in operation, and which can be readily applied.

The invention consists of the parts and the construction andcombinat-ion of parts as hereinafter more fully described and claimed, having reference to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a front view of a series of lockers, showing the invention as applied.

Fig. 2 is a detailed view in elevation of a portion of the conveyor hinge, with parts broken away. .Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the line X-X, Fig. 2. Fig. 4; is a section on the line Y-Y, Fig.2.

In the drawings, A represents a door, or a series of doors, which may be of any suitable description and which may be hung in any desired casing B, here shown as a cabinet containing a series of lockers. Each door A has secured to its rear or hinge-edge a tube or cylinder 2, the ends of which project a short distance above'and below the top Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed June 1, 19 10. Serial No. 564,418.

and bottom of the door and form pintles on Patented Mar. 7, 1911.-

which the door turns. Thetub 2 is secured to its door A- by suitable means, as screws 3 which are screwed into the door from inside the tube 2, alhopenin 4 being provided in the tube 2 opposite the screw 3 through which the screw 21 d a. screwdriver maybe inserted. Eachdoor is hungfby the straps or bands 5 'whiclbare placed over each of the projecting-"ends of the tube 2 and are secured to the casing B by screws or other suitable means. \Vhere several doors are placed one above the other, as shown 'in l,each hinge strap 5 has a ribG formed on the inner side of the strap, against-which rib an end of atube 2 abuts or rests. Thus for each door, one-half of its lower strap with its rib 6 supports the tube 20f that 'door, while the lower half of the-same strap supports the upper end of the tube below and retains it in-a vertical position. Where a number'of doors A are mounted one above the other, as shown in Fig. 1', onestrap 5 will serve to support the tube above and to retain the one below, in alinementtherewith. In this manner a hollow, continuous, .sectional tube ,is formed extending from..the

uppermost locker dptir A to the floor or bot tom of the cabinet. l.

Each door A is prnvided with a coin -slot '3 and ztcoin chute-8', the latter terminating in a slot. 9 formed in the tube 2; it being understood that each door is normallylocked by a suitable coin -;controlledv lo'ck, represented at 10, and at the coin which is dropped into slot 7 'andlfinally, finds ts way.

to the hinge-conveyer-tube 2 operat to un lock the lock in any well-known manner.

The operation of the invention is as follows: A coin being dropped in the slot 7 in the door A, operates any desired mechanism, and after performing a required function passes on down the chute 8 and enters the vertically disposed tube 2, down which it falls and is conveyed to any-suitable coin receptacle.

By this construction, one common receptacle or cash drawer 10 may be provided for a large number of lockers, chutes 11 connecting. each bottom terminal of a vertical with a separate receptacle, orv one column composed of a number of tubes 2 may have line of conveyer tubes 2 with the cash reend of a tube'2 and suitably. locked in position. r

- Strips of moldings 13 are placedover the wings and screws on the straps 5, so as to prevent their being removed exceptwhen necessary.

'Haring thus- Qdes'cribed our invention, what. we claim and-desire to secure by Letters Patent is a 1. The combination in a-door having a coin-controlled lock and a coinchute, of a hollow hinge therefor, with the interior of which the coin chute connects.

2. Thecombination with a door, f a hollow tubular hinge having a divergent coin chute connecting with the interior of the tube. j 3.- The combination of a series of doors placed one abovethe other, each a001- having a hollow hinge; and the hollow hinges in lineand communicating with on 2 another "to serve. as a coin receptacle or chute.

, '4. 'lhe;combinatio n of a series of doors placed one above the other, each door having Y a hollow hinge, the hollow hinges in line and I communicating with one another to serve as a coin receptacle, and said doors each having coin chutes intersecting and discharging into,

i said hollow hinges.

- 5. The combination with a door, of a hinge consisting of a tube open at the ends and carried by the door, a fixed support, and straps secured to said support in which the ends of said tube turn, and said docr having a coin chute intersecting the interior (if said tubular hinge.

(3. T he combination with a door, I of a hinge consisting of a tube open at-the ends and carried by the door, a fixed support, straps secured to said support in which the ends of said tube turn, said door having a sesame "single coin receiver. For this purposeyve ave shown a closed tube 12,-Fig. 1, which 'inay be inserted in the strap 5" at" the lowertubular hinge, said strapshaving inwardly projecting, segmental ribs which abut the ends of the tube and form-stops'to limit the endwisc movement-of the tube, and other doors'having similar tubular hinges journaling in these self-same straps.

7. The combination of a series of doors one above the, other, each having a tubular hinge open at the ends, each of said doors havinga coin chute leading into the tubular binge, all of said tubular hinges being in line,.a fixed support, and straps securedto said fixed support and embracing the adjacent ends of said tubular hinges.

8. The combination of a series of doors one above the other, each having a tubular hinge open at the ends, each of saiddoors having a coin chute leading into the tubular hinge and all of said tubular hinges being in line, a fixed supporhand straps secured to said fixed support and embracing the adstraps having inwardly projecting parting beads between the hinges and supporting the latter endwise.

9.-'lhel combination of a series of doors' coin chute intersecting tlie inter'ior of said -jacent ends of said tubular hinges, said

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US3841457 *Sep 1, 1972Oct 15, 1974Glory Kogyo KkDevice for automatic collection of coins in coin-operated apparatus
US5449230 *Oct 26, 1993Sep 12, 1995Murray; PeterStorage lockers
Cooperative ClassificationG07F1/04