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Publication numberUS990909 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 2, 1911
Filing dateApr 30, 1904
Priority dateApr 30, 1904
Publication numberUS 990909 A, US 990909A, US-A-990909, US990909 A, US990909A
InventorsFrederick L Sattley
Original AssigneeFrederick L Sattley
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin-sorter.
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RLSATTLBY. GOIN SORTER.

APIfLIATION FILED APR.30, 1904.

Patented May 2, 1911.

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APPLIGATION FILED un; so, 1904.

Patented May 2, 1911.

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Application led April 30, 1904. Serial No. 205,747.

To all 'whom it may concern: y

Be itknown that I, FREDERICK L. SA'rrLEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Indianapolis, in the county of Marion and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful' Improvements in Coin-Sorter's, of which the following is a specification.

In many classes of business considerable amounts of money are received in the form of small coins of various denominations. `In many cases it is difficult or inconvenient to keep such coins assorted as they are received. The assort-ing and counting of a mixed mass It is the object of my invention denominations from each other.

grasps the handle 24,

Referring to the accompanying drawings which aremade a parthereof and on which similar reference characters indicate similar parts, Figure 1 is a top or plan View of a coin-sorting 'machine' embodying my said invention; Fig. 2 a side elevation .thereof .metaL The bottom'is composed of a late Fig. 3 a centralvertical sectional viewv as seen when looking in the direction indicated by the arrows from the dotted line 3 3 in Fig. 1, the discharging Aposition Aof themachine being indicated by means of dotted lines; Fig. 4 a section at the point indicated by the dotted line 4 4 in Figs. 2 and 3,

' showing the gate and immediately adjacent parts, and Fig. 5 a detail view similar to a portion of Fig. 3, buton an enlarged scale. Said machine is provided with a suitable stand or base, as 21, in which is mounted, vertically, a. crank 22. The body 23 of the machine is mounted upon the upper arm of this crank. In operation, the body is given a reciprocatory or Oyratory motion aroundthe crank. This is one by the operator, who and by this means he is enabled to conveniently impart mot-ion thereto.

Within the body 23 I arrange a series of shelves equal in number to the number of denominations of coin to be assorted g-all but the lower one of said shelves being perforated. In the machine which I have illustrated, I have shown tive such shelves, 31, 32, 33, 34 and 35, andl which are adapted, respectively, to receive dimes, cents, pickles, quarters and half-dollars. The lower shelf .which the cents will not pass.

to provide amachineinto which a `considerable quantity. of coins, of i all ordinary denominationsor bottom 31 is imperforate, and receivesthe dimes, whiclrare of the least diameter among the denominations mentioned, The second shelf, 32, contains perforations through which dimes will pass, but through The third shelf, 33, contains perforations through which the dimes and cents will pass, but through which the nickles will not pass. The

fourth shelf, 34, contains perforations through which the dimes, cents and nickles `will pass, but through which the quarters will not pass; while the fifth shelf, 35, con'- ta-ins perforations` through which all the coins mentioned will pass except the halfdollars, which will not pass through the perforations of any of the shelves, and which, consequently, will remain upon this top shelf after the sorting is completed. A mass of inoney containing coins of these various denominations having been poured upon the top shelf, the operator sets it in motion, and, as I have `found by experience, the coins are almost instantly assorted, and find their respective places on the shelves, as designated.

The body 23 I prefer to construct of sheet of suitable size and is preferably semicircular upon one side, with a straight portion opposite, the intermediate ortions converging as shown in Fig. 1 while attached thereto, adjacent to the narrow straight portion, is the extension which contains receptacles 41, 42, 43 44 and 45 to receive the coins from the sorting shelves after said coins` are assorted. The wall of this body 23 at all other points should be continuous and imperforate; but at the flattened side, where the receptacle-containing extension is attached, said wall is omitted, and, instead, I provide a gate 36, containing corresponding openings through which the coins may pass when the gate is opened. It is a matter of lconvenience to have this extension or receptacle structure attached rigidly to the mainl body, and formed as substantially a part thereof; but, obviously, it is possible to make these receptacles as a separate struc- Vbody 23 is in the form of a hinge, 25, so that I am enabled to discharge the coins from the ture and arrange the same in such relation to l The body of the apparatus should, of

' course, normally remain in its level position.

In order to hold itin this position, except when it is purposely tipped, I have provided a spring 51 which is connected at one end at 52 to the body 23 and at the other end at 53 to the crank 22. By suitably roportion- 4ing this spring I insure the hol ing of this body in its level position at all times, except when it is forcibly tipped up at the time of dischar ing the assorted coin.

It wil be understood that while I have shown and described a particular construction and arrangement of parts which I at present prefer, I may vary such construction and arrangement in many ways and I may also vary the means for imparting motion to the sorting devices, without departing from the essential requirements of my invention.

In operation, as will be noticed, this machine rst separates the coins into groups each of which containsall the coins of one denomination, and retains these groups of assorted coins until ready to be discharged,

when the groups are each discharged in a convenient manner for separate disposition.

Having thus fully described my said invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is,-

1. The combination, in a coin-sorter, of a suitable base, a body containing a plurality of assorting-shelves having graduated perforations, and a vertically mounted crank connecting the base and the body whereby a gyratory motion is enabled to be imparted to the latter. f

' Q. 4The combination, in a coin-sorting machine, of a base, a body containing a plurality of coin-assorting shelves, a crank vertically mounted in said base, and a hinge connection between said body and said crank ywhereby said body may be tipped for the purpose of discharging the assorted coin.

3. The combination, in a coin-Sorter, of a body containing coin-assorting shelves, a gate arranged at one side of said shelves whereby the spaces therebetween may be kept closed during the sorting operation and opened for the purpose of discharging thev assorted coin and means whereby a gyratory movement is imparted to the coin sort-er in operation.

4. The combination, in a coin-sorter, of a base, a body mounted to gyrate thereon and containing coin-assorting shelves, a gate at one side of said shelves which may be opened to discharge the assorted coin, and'separate receptacles arranged vto receive the assorted coins from the several shelves when said coins are discharged therefrom.

5. The combination, in a coin-sorter, of a body containing coin-assorting shelves, means lfor imparting a gyratory motion thereto in assortin the coin, a gate whereby the walls boun ing the shelves are kept continuous during the assorting operation but which when opened provides discharge openings for the assorted coin, receptacles for the coin arranged to receive the coin when discharged, and means whereby the body may be tlpped and the coin thus caused to slide' out through .said discharge openings.

6. The combination, in a coin-sorter, of a base, av body containing the assorting shelves, a crank mounted in said base, a hinge connecting said crank to said body, and a spring extending from said crank to said body whereby it is normally held in level position but permitted to be raised to inclined position to discharge the coin.

7. The combination, in a coin-sorter, of a base, a crank Ivertically mounted therein, a body hingedly mounted on said crank, a spring whereby said body is .normally held to level position, a gate at one side of said body which when raised provides discharge openings for the assorted coin, and receptacles arranged to receive the coin as discharged.

8. rIhe combination, in a coin-sorter, of a base provided with a vertical pivot, a body pivotally mounted thereon, and assorting shelves mounted in said body and provided with graduated openings (the lower shelves having the smaller openings and the upper shelves the larger) whereby, when motion is imparted to said body, the coins become assorted. f

9. The combination, in a coin-sorter, of a base provided with a vertical pivot, a body pivotally mounted thereon, and assorting shelves mounted in said body and provided with graduated openings, said body beingV hingedly mounted and thereby adapted to be tipped to assist in the discharge of the coins after the samehave been assorted.

10. The combination, in a coin sorter,lof a base, a body having a plurality of assorting shelves containing graduated perforations and pivotally m'ounted on a vertical crankshaftcarried by said base whereby it is eni abled to have a gyra-tory motion and having a comparatively narrow discharging side and straight walls diverging thence to the wider portion of the body, said crank-shaft, and means for opening and closing the discharging points at will.

11. A coin-sorter comprising a body composed of assorting shelves and a surrounding wall having a discharging side narrower ico than the diameter ofi-said body and walls diverging thenceto the greater diameter, said vdischarging side beingprovided with a gate whereby during the sorting operation the walls are rendered substantially continuous, but which, when opened, permits the discharge of the assorted coins through said side.

12. The combination, in a coin-sorter, of a body having sides which converge fromthe greater diameter in approximately straight lines to the discharging point, a receptacle case secured to said side over the discharge openings, receptacles in said case adapted to receive the coins from the assorting shelves, said shelves, and a gate by means of which the discharge openings may be closed during the process of asserting the c oins.

13. The combination, in a coin-sorter, of a body having sides which converge Jfrom the greater diameter in approximately straight lines to a dischargingpoint, a receptacle case secured to said side over the discharge openings, receptacles in said case adapted to receive the coins from the assorting shelves, said shelves, a gate by means of which the discharge openings may be closed during the process of assorting the coins, and means for tipping said body to facilitate the discharge.

14. In a coin-sorter, a body containing a plurality of assorting shelves, means whereby said body is given motion in a substantially horizontal plane during the asserting work, and means whereby said body may be tipped on a substantially horizontal aXis for discharging the coins.

15. The combination, in a coin-sorter, of a base, a body mounted on said base to move in a substantiallyhorizontal plane and provided with a hinge connection whereby it may be a supporting base, .of a body supported thereon by means permitting gyration thereof in a substantially horizontal plane, a pivotal connection between said body and its support permitting swing in a substantially vertical plane, and a plurality of superposed coin sorting shelves arranged in said body.

17. In a coin sorter, the combination, with a supporting base, of a body supported thereon by means permitting gyration thereof in a substantially horizontal plane, a pivotal connection between said body and its support permitting swing in a substantially vertical plane, a plurality of superposed coin sorting shelves arranged in said body, a gate structure arranged to normally prevent discharge of coins in the planes of the sorting shelves, and receptacles arranged beyond said gate structure to receive coins from said shelves.

18. In a coin sorter, the combination, with tipped on a substantially horizontah a suitable supporting base, of a body containing a plurality of superposed coin sorting shelves ,and having a discharge opening opposite each shelf, a gate structure arranged to normally close each of said openings, a gate structure connecting said several gates for simultaneous movement, means v:tor supporting said body on the base to permit gyratory movement of said body in a substantially horizontal plane, a pivotal connection between said body and its supporting base permitting swing of said body in a sub stantially vertical plane, and coin receptacles `arranged opposite the several openings to lreceive coins from the several shelves.

19: In a coin sorter, the combination, with a suitable supporting base, of a body containing a plurality of superposed coin sorting shelves and having a discharge opening opposite each shelf, a gate structure arranged to normally close each of said openings, means for withdrawing said gates from normal position, means for supporting said body on the base to permit gyratory movement of said body in a substantially horizontal plane, a pivotal connection between said body and its supporting base permitting swing of said body in a substantially vertical plane, and coin receptacles arranged opposite the several openings to receive coins from the several shelves.

20. In a. coin sorter, the combination, with i a suitable supporting base, of a body containing a plurality of superposed coin sorting shelves and having a discharge opening opposite each shelf, a gate structure arranged to normally close each of said openings, a gate structure connecting said several gates for simultaneous movement, means for supporting said body on the base to permit gyratory movement of said body in a substantially horizontal plane, a pivotal conn l nection between said body and its support- 16. In a coin sorter, the combination, with ing base permitting swing of said body in a substantially vertical plane, and a plurality of independently removable coin-receiving trays one arranged opposite each of said openings.

21: In a coin sorter, the combination, vwith a suitable supporting base, of a body containing a plurality of superposed coin sorting shelves and having a discharge opening opposite each shelf, a gate structure arranged to normally close each of said openings, means for withdrawing said gates from normal position, means for supporting said body on the base to permit gyratory movement of said body in a substantially horizontal plane, a pivotal connection between said body and its supporting base permitting swing of said body in a substantially vertical plane, and a plurality of independently removable coin-receiving trays one arranged opposite each of said openings.

Q9. A. coin sorter comprising a casing having a plurality of superimposed spaced dierentially perforated screens, the said casing' having an opening opposite a part of each screen, an extension carried by said casing adjacent such openings, means for normally closing the openings opposite the several screens, and coin-receiving means mounted in the extension.

23. A coin sorter comprising a casing having a plurality of superimposed spaced differentially perforated screens, the said casing having an opening opposite one side of each screen, gates for normally closing said openings and a plurality of Withdrawable receptacles arranged in receiving position relative to the several screens.

24. A coin sorter comprising a casing having a plurality of superimposed spaced differentially perforated screens, the said casing having an opening opposite one side of each screen, gates for normally closing said openings, and a plurality of separately Withdrawable receptacles arranged in `"receiving position relative to the several screens.

25. In a coin sorter, the combination4 of a plurality of dierentially perforated superimposed sorting shelves, a casing inclosing said shelves and provided with an opening through which the sorted coins may be delivered, a plurality of receptacles, one for each shelf, arranged to receive the sorted coins from said shelves, and a vibratory 'supporting means for said shelves and casing.

In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Indianapolis, Indiana, this twenty-fifth day of April, A. D. one thousand nine hundred and four.

FREDERICK L. SATTLEY.

Witnesses CHESTER BRADFORD, JAMES A. WALSH.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationG07D3/10