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Publication numberUS988570 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 4, 1911
Filing dateJan 12, 1911
Priority dateJan 12, 1911
Publication numberUS 988570 A, US 988570A, US-A-988570, US988570 A, US988570A
InventorsCarl G Hassmann
Original AssigneeMills Novelty Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin-controlled machine.
US 988570 A
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APPLICATION FILED JAN.12,1911.

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UNITED STATEiPATENT OFFICE.

CARL G. HASSMANN, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO MILLS NOVELTY COMPANY, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS.

COIN-CONTROLLED MACHINE.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed January 12, 1911.

Serial No. 602,206.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CARL G. HASSMANN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Coin-Controlled Machines, of which the following is a specification.

' My invention relates to improvements in coin-controlled vending machines for use, more particularly, in connection with mechanism employing a plurality of rotatably mounted legend-displaying wheels, or the like, which are adapted to be driven by actuating the machine, and when they come to rest display a combination of legends, as for the purpose of telling fortunes, such types of machines being well known in the art.

My object is to provide a simple construction of vending mechanism which will be effective for controlling the releasing of the articles to be vended from the machine when the latter is operated, and which will be particularly adapted for use in connection with legend displaying machines, whereby tlie op eration of the machine for displayin a com bination of legends concurrently re cases a predetermined number of the articles to be My invent-ion is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a view in front elevation of a combined fortune-telling and vending machine constructed in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a section taken at the line 2 on Fig. 1 and viewed in the direction of the arrow, showing the mechanism of the machine in elevation and in the position it assumes when the machine is in normal condition. Fi 3 is an enlarged broken view like that of F 1g. 2 of a portion of the mechanism illustrated in the last referred to figure, showing the parts illustrated in the positions theyassume when the actuating lever has neared the limit of its movement for tripping the mechanism for driving the legenddisplaying wheels. Fig. 4 is a broken, enlarged sectional view, inrear elevation, .of the article-vending mechanism and. the means for operating it from the main-shaft of the mechanism illustrated in Fig. 2, the parts of the article-vending machine being illustrated normal locked condition. Fig. 5 is a sectiontaken at the line 5 on Fig. 4 and viewed in the direction of a shaft 16 to the right in Fig. 2,

of the arrow, showing by full lines the parts in normal position, and by dotted lines the position assumed by the trip-arm carried by the main-shaft for operatlng the vending mechanism, when the mechanism illustrated in Fig. 3 is operated to the position therein shown. Fig. 6 is a view, like Fig. 4, of the vending mechanism therein shown, the parts being illustrated in the positions they assume when operated by the trip-arm of Fig. 5 for unlocking the slide which delivers the articles from the magazine containing the articles to be vended. Fig. 7 is a section taken at the line 7 on Fig. 4 and viewed in the direction of the arrow. Fig. 8 is a sec-. tion taken at the line 8 on Fig. 4 and viewed in the direction of. the arrow. Fig. 9 is a view like Fig. 8 of the. mechanism therein shown, the parts illustrated being shown in the positions they assume when the articledeliverin slide has moved to delivery position; an Fig. 10, a section taken at the line 10 on Fig. 4 and viewed. in the direction of the arrow.

As the mechanism of the fortune-telling machine in connection with which I have chosen to illustrate. my invention, is of wellknown construction, a eneral illustration and description thereof 1s deemed su cient.

The casing for the fortune-telling mechanism is illustrated at 11 and is shown as equipped with a coin-chute 12 for receiving the coins through the medium of which the machine is operated. The wheels on which the legendary matter (not shown) is carried, to be exposed to view through an opening 13 in the casing 11 when they come to rest, as is usual in fortune-tolling machines, are represented at 14, and are separately rotatablly -mounted to permit them to rotate indepen ently of each other. The wheels are driven bysmeans of a spring-controlled shouldered arm (not shown) which is adapted to engage with notches 15 on the wheels when this arm is moved to raised position by the rockilhg t is shaft being journaled in bearings in the framel'? of the machine. The shaft 16 carries an arm 18 which extends into the path of upward movement of a finger 19 supported on a spring-returnable rock-member 20 fulcrumed on a stub-shaft 21 secured in the casing 11, the member 20 carrying a lug 22 which extends into the path of movement Patented Apr. 4, 1911.

of an operating lever v23 fulcrumed on the casing 11, whereby when 'the lever 23 is swung down, assuming a coin to have been introduced into the chute/12, the member 20 is swung upon its fulcrum to the left in Fig. 2, thereby raising the finger 19 which engages the arm 18 and rocks the spring-controlled shaft 16 to the right in Fig. 2, the

finger 19 in the final movement of the member 20 disengaging from the arm 18 and permitting the shaft 16 to return to the normal position illustrated in Fig.2 under the action of its controlling spring. Rocking of the shaft 16 as described-causes the wheeldriving arm to rise and engage with notches shown) but which is well-known in the art and forms no part of my present invention. Located at the side of the casing 11 and supported thereon is a magazine 24 shown in a form suitable for receiving packages of gum to be vended, and positioned below the magazme is a casing 25 provided with an article-receiving shelf 26for receiving the packages of gum as they are discharged from the magazine, as herelnafter described.

The top of the casing 25 is closed by a plate 27 which forms a support for a slide 28, which slides in a recess 29 in this plate and is guided and restricted in movement by a lug 30 carried by the plate 27 andextending through a slot 31 in the slide. The slide contains an opening 32 of substantially the same size as one of the packages 33 of gum to be vended, this opening registering with the lower open end of the magazine 24 and receiving one of the packages 33 when the slide isin the normal closed position repre sented in Fig. 10. The slide 28 is provided with a hook 34 which permits it to be readily moved to a position for discharging the package contained in its opening 32 when the slide-locking mechanism, hereinafter described, is operated to release the slide, a coiled spring 35 connected at its opposite ends to depending lugs 36 and 37 on the plate 27 and slide 28, respectively, serving to automatically return the slide to normal position after the operator releases his grasp on it.

Ful'crumed as indicated at 38 to a depending lug- 39 on the plate 27, is a lever 40 provided with an upwardly-extending arm 41 of angle-shape which extends, at its outer end 42, through a vertically extending slot 43 in the. casing 11, and at an intermediate portion through a slot 44 in a plate 27. A

-lug 45 carried by the lever 40 extends through the .slot 44 in the plate 27 and co operates with the wall of a recess 45 in the arm to descend and rapidly rotate the slide 28 into which this lug extends when the I The end 42 of the arm41 extends into the path of a trip finger 47 pivoted as indicated at 48 to the lower end of an arm 49 fixed on the endof the shaft 16 opposite to that carrying the arm 18. The finger 47, which is provided with a cam-surface 50, is connected with one end of a coiled spring 51 secured at its opposite end to a pin 52 on the arm 49, this spring serving to hold the finger 47 yieldinglyin engagement at its upper end with a stop-pin53 as shown in Fig. 5, but permit the finger 47 to swing on its pivot to the right in this figure against the tension of thespring 51.

In the normal position of the n'lechanism illustrated in Fig.4, the end 42 of the lever .40, under the action of a spring 54 bearing at 59, through a slot 60 inv the plate 27and spring 63 fastened to the plate 27 and device 56 tending to swing the latter to the right in Fig. 8.

Assuming'the parts of the machine to be in the normal position, the operation of the lever 23 after a coin has been introduced into the chute 12 rocks the shaft 16 to the right in Fig. 2, causes the wheel-actuating arm to be raised to position for operating the wheels 14 when the finger 19 disengages from the arm 18, and swings the arm 49 to the, right in Fig. 5 to the position illustrated by dotted lines therein, the trip 47 in this operation riding upon the'end 42 of the lever 40 and swinging on its pivot 48 against the action of the spring 51. As soon as the arm 18 disengages with'the finger 19, which occurs immediately before the lever 23 reaches the limit of its downward movement, the shaft.

position represented by full lines therein, the tr1pdev ice 47 rides at its cam surface 50 7 upon the end 42 of the lever. 40, with the result of rocking the latter on its fulcrum 38 against the action-of the spring 54 and depressing the lug ,45 below the plane of the seems the action of :the spring 35, to the discharging spositiem illustrated llll :Faig. in which the package '33 mt gum, separated trom rthe column tthereof in the magazine, drops upon the shelf 26. During the movement of the slide 28 to discharging position, the rearwall, indicated at 64, of the opening-61 moved against the-end 59 of the trip-device 56 and swings the latter to the :position illustrated in Fig. 9, thereby withdrawing the shoulder '62 from beneath the section 55 of the lever 40, which permits the latter to be depressed below the plane of the shoulder 62 under the action of the spring 54, the lug in the return movement of the slide 28 bearing against the bottom surface of the latter until the recess 45- in the slide registers with the lug 45, whole (Fig. 8).. Assoon as the slide 28 returns to a normal position, the lowermost ,package 33 in the aniigazine 24 drops into the opening,

32 in this slide, and the vending mechanism -is again in condition to be operated by.the

rocki of the shaft J6 its-described.

It will be manifest 'from -the foregoing descri'ption thatthe slide .28 is locked against movement until thelever 40 has been rocked to .the ,position illustrated in Fig. 6,; and that as soon as the slide is withdrawn sufliciently .far lto 'release a package of gum the device 56 has been swung to a position in whiohits shoulder-62 is withdrawn from the ath of movement of the section 55 of the ever 40, which prevents operation of the slide .28 excepting after it has been preliminarily set by operating the shaft 16 as described.

While I have illustrated and described a particular embodiment of my invention, I do not wish to be understood as intending to'limit it to the embodiment illustrated, as various changes and modifications can be made-therefrom without departing from the spirit of my invention. I

What I claim as'new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is I.

. 1. The combination with a rock-shaftfand means for rocking it, of a magazine for receiving the articles to be vended, a slide for discharging the articleslfrom the magazine,

' means normally locking said slide against movement, and means 0 erated by said shaft for actuatm said slideocking means to: unlock said sli e.-

2. The combination with a rock-shaftjandmeans for necking it, of a magazine for recei'ving the articles to he mended, a slide for discharging :the articles tirom the magazine, a pivotally supported member equipped-with means for releasably locking sand slide against movement, means operated by said shaft for rocking said member to amlock the slide, and means for releasably holding said member in position for releasing the slide until after the latter has been moved from normal position.

3. The combination with ;a rook-shaft and means for rocking it, otf a magazine for receiving the articles to be vended, .a slide for discharging the articles from :the magazine, a pivotally supported member equipped with means for releasably locking said slide against movement, means operated by said shatt for rocking said member to unlock theslide, a spring-controlled device cooperatin with said rock-member for 'releasably hol :the latter in position :for releasing the sli e, and 'means operated by the slide for actuating said device to release said rook-member.

4. The combination with .a rock-shaft and means for rocking .it, of a'magazine for receiving the articles to be vended, a slide for discharging the articles from the magazine, a ,pivotally supported inember equipped with means for releasably locking said slide against movement, means :tendin to maintain said member in position or locking said slide, means'operated by said shaft'for rocking said member to unlock the slide, and means for releasabl holding said memberin position for unloc ing the slide until the latter has been moved from normal position.

5. The combination with a rock-shaft andmeans .for rocking it, of a magazine for rc-. ceiving the articles to be vended, a slide for discharging the articles from the magazine, a pivotally supported member equipped with means for releasably locking said slide against movement, means tending to maintain said member in position for locking said slide, means operated by said shaft for rocking said member to unlock the slide, a spring-controlled device cooperatin with said rock-member for releasably holdlng the latter in position for releasing the slide, and means operated by the slide for actuating said device to release said mock-member.

6. The combination with a rock-shaft and means .for rocking it, of a magazine for receiving the articles-to be vended, a slide for discharging the articles from the magazine, a pivotally supported member equipped with means for releasably locking said slide against movement, means operated by said shaft for rocking said. member to unlock the slide, a shiftable device provided with a shoulder adapted to coiiperate with said rock-member, means tending to move said shiftable device to a position in which its gaging, said shoulder from said rock-member after the slide has been moved from normal position.

7. The combination with a rock-shaft and means for rocking it, of a magazine for receiving the articles to be vended, a slide for discharging the articles from the magazine, a pivotally supported member equipped with means for' releasably locking said slide against movement, means operatedby said shaft for rocking said member to unlock the slide,'a pivotally supported member provided with a shoulder adapted to cooperate with said rock-member, means tending to rock said last-named pivoted member to a position in which its shoulder extends into 'the path of movement of said rock member for releasably holding the latter in a position for releasing the slide, and means opera ated by the slide for disengaging said shoulder from said rock-member after the slide has been moved from normal position.

8. The combination with a'rock-shaft and means for rocking it, of a magazine for receiving the articles to be 'vended, a slide for.

discharging the articles from the vmagazine provided with a downwardly-opening recess, a pivotally supported member equipped with means for releasably locking said slide against movement, means tending to hold said rock-member in position for locking the slide, means operated by said shaft for rocking'said member to unlock the slide, apivot. ally supported member provided with a shoulder adapted to cobperate with said rock-member and extend into the path of movement thereof when the latter is actuated by said shaft, and means tending to move said last-named member into position for engaging at its shoulder with said rockmember, said pi otally supported member extending into the recess in said slide whereby when the slide is moved from normal position said shoulder is moved out of the path of movement of said rock-member, for the purpose set forth.

9. The combination with a rock-shaft and means for .rocking it, of a magazine for receiving the articles to be vended, a slide for discharging the articles from the magazine.

.formed with shouldered portions, a pivotally supported member provided with means pivotally supported 'tripdevice provided with a shoulder, and means tendingto movev said shoulder into the path of movement of said first-named member, said trip-device extending into engagement with the other of the said shouldered portions of the slide for permitting said first-named member to return to normal locking position after the slide has been moved from normal position. 10. The combination with a rock-shaft and means for rocking it inopposite directions, of a magazine for receiving the articles to bevended, a slidefor discharging the articles from the magazine, means normally. locking said slide against movement, and a. shiftable device carried by said shaft and constructed and arranged to operate said slide-locking means for unlocking the slide upon each alternate rocking movement of said shaft.

11. The combination with a rock-shaft and means for rocking it in opposite directions,

means extend when in normal position, and

means operating-to permit said pivoted device to swing with said shaft in one direction without operating said means, and to operate said means when swinging in the opposite direction. I a CARL G. HASSMANN,

In presence of LfHEIsLAR, R. SGHAEFER.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationG07F11/44