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APPLICATION FILED JUNE I7. 1916. I
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Application filed June 17, 1916.
To all whom z't may concern Be it known that I, HARVEY GILES, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Coin-Controlled Vending-Machines, of which the following is a specification.
I have embodied my invention as presented in this application in what is commonly known as a ball gum machine comprising a base and a transparent reservoir mounted thereon to hold and expose the pieces or balls of gum to be sold.
The machine comprises novel mechanism whereby on the introduction of a coin to the coin slot and an outward pull on an operating rod or handle, a ball of gum may be delivered and the coin pass to a coin receptacle within the base portion of the machine.
My invention also includes means whereby should an improper coin be introduced to the machine, such as a silver ten cent piece, when a one cent coin should have been inserted, such improper coin will be returned to the purchaser.
The invention comprises novel mechanisms and details of construction adapting the machine for its intended purposes and to withstand the usual rough usage to which machines of this class are subjected, among the objects of the invention being to secure elliciency in operation, convenience in construction and assembly of parts and durability in the machine as a whole.
The invention'will be fully understood from the detailed description hereinafter presented, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a machine constructed in accordance with and embodying the invention, the view being taken from one corner of the machine and disclosing the opening at which the sold goods become exposed and from which the same may be withdrawn by hand or very conveniently by the thumb and first finger of the left hand; Fig. 2 is a like View of the same taken from the right hand front corner of the machine and disclosing the opening at which coins of improper denomination are returned to the purchaser; Fi is an enlarged vertical section, partly broken away, through the machine, taken on the dotted line 3-3 of Fig. 4 and showing Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 12, $916.
Serial No. 104,147.
the parts of the mechanism in their normal or inoperated position; Fig. 4 is a top view of the base portion of the machine and mechanism carried thereby, with the superposed portion of the machine removed; Fig. 5 is a horizontal section partly broken away, through the same, taken on the dotted line 55 of Fig. 4, with a portion of the superposed mechanism above the base in p0- sition; Fig. 6 is a view corresponding with Fig. 4, but illustrating mechanism as having been operated by the outward pull of the handle or operating rod after the introduc tion of a proper coin to the machine; Fig. 7 is an enlarged vertical section through a portion of the machine, taken on the dotted line 77 of Fig. 9; Fig. 8 is a detail view, partly in section and partly broken away, of a portion of the machine and illustrates more especially the manner of connecting the rear portion of the superposed structure to the base portion of the ma chine; Fig. 9 is a vertical transverse section through the base portion of the machine, taken on the dotted line 9-9 of Fig. 4, the parts being in normal inoperated position; Fig. 10 is a like view of the same illustrated in the relative positions of the parts after the operating rod or handle has been drawn outwardly to the full extent; Fig. 11 is a vertical transverse section through the machine, corresponding in part with Fig. 9, but omitting certain features of the mechanism so as to more clearly illustrate other features, and illustrates the coin as held by the coin tester gagemembers, the parts being shown in their normal inoperated position;,Fig. 12 is a corresponding view illustrating the like parts in their relative positions after the operating handle or pull rod has been drawn outwardly toabout one-half of its full extent of movement, as in the act of effecting a sale, the coin being shown in position to be eyected from the coin tester and fall through a slot into the eoin-boX; .Fig. 13 is a vertical transverse section through the base-portion of the machine, taken on the dotted line 1313 of Fig. 4, the parts being shown in normal inoperated position; Fig. 14 18 a horizontal section through a portion of the machine, taken on the dotted line 14l -14 of Fig. 9, and illustrating the com as imtially positioned by the coin gage members; Fig. 15 :is a horizontal section through the same, taken on the dotted line 15-15 of Fig. 10, and illustrating the relation of the parts after the operating rod or handle has been actuated in the act of effecting a sale, the coin shown in Fig. 14 having been released in the position of the parts shown in Fig. 15; Fig. 16 is a horizontal section through the base portion of the machine, taken on the dotted line 16-16 of Fig. 9, and Fig. 17 is a horizontal section through a portion of the machine, taken on the dotted line 1717 of Fig. 10, Fig. 16 showing the mechanism in a normal inoperated relation and Fig. 17 illustrating corresponding parts in the relation they assume on the outward pull of the operating rod.
In the drawings, 20 designates the base portion of the machine, 21 a glass reservoir for holding the goods, as balls of gum 22, in bulk to be sold in individual pieces, 23 a removable cover for said reservoir, and 24 a plate secured upon the upper end of the base 20 and having an upwardly extending rigidly connected iron ring25 adapted to receive the lower flanged edges of the reservoir 2.1..
The reservoir 21 is preferably of globular outline and has seated upon its upper edge a spider frame comprising a ring 26 and transverse bar 27, and this frame is secured to an inner hub 28 by means of a vertical rod 29 which extends up through the transverse bar 27 and is secured at its upper end by nuts 30 applied upon said rod above said bar. The ring 26 along its inner edges extends downwardly within the outline of the upper end of the reservoir 21, as at 31 (Fig. 3), and a gasket is interposed between the outer edges of the ring 26 and upper edges of said reservoir. The frame composed of the ring 26 and bar 27 is held in place by the rod 29, and the cover 23 is applied upon said frame and secured thereto by a suitable lock 32 whose bolt is adapted to be shot below an inwardly extending portion 33 of said ring, as shown in Fig. 3. The lock 32 is at one side of the center of the cover 23 and said cover at its opposite side is pro vided with an arm 34 adapted for insertion below a cut-out portion of the ring 26. The reservoir 21. will be charged with the balls 22 upon the removal of the cover 23, and said cover when restored to position will protect the balls 22 against unauthorized re moval.
Upon the plate 24 and within the outline of the ring 25 is mounted a casting affording the aforesaid hub 28, a downwardly inclined floor and a delivery spout 36, said floor normally supporting the goods 22 and said spout 36 permitting one ball 22 at a time to reach a delivery position. The floor 35 is slotted, as at 37, to permit an agitator arm 38 to have a swinging or oscillatory movement above the spout 36 so as to prevent the bridging or clogging thereat of the balls 22. The floor 35 and inner vertical wall of the spout 36 are also slotted, as at 39, to permit of the convenient assembly of the parts, said slot 39 being in communication with the slot 37 permitting the connected superposed parts 24, 25, 35, 21 to be applied oi'er and also removed from over the agitator member 38 when desired.
he plate 24 is secured to the ring 25 and also to the casting affording the floor 35 and hub 28, and these parts with the globe 21, rod 29 and cover 23 constitute what may be termed the superposed structure arranged upon the base 20. This superposed structure is detachably secured to the base 20 by means of one or more lugs 40 (Fig. 8) secured to the plate 24 and entered within a slot or slots 41 cut in the rear vertical wall of the base 20, and by means of a latch or sliding plate 42 (Fig. 5) applied upon the lower side of a plate 43 connected with the base 20 and arranged to engage notches in keeper-plates 44 secured to the plate 24 and adapted to be projected downwardly through slots in said plate 43. The latch-plate 42 has a spring 45 connected with it for normally holding the same in latching position, and said plate 42 is also provided with a finger-piece 46 by which it may be moved from the keepers 44. The plate 42 is supported and guided upon screws 47 which enter the plate 43. The latch plate 42 and its coiiperating parts are concealed within the chamber formed within the base 20, and said latch, which is intended to be moved to unlocking position manually, can only be reached when the front door 48 of the base 20 is unlocked and opened. The latch 42 is therefore concealed, and thus the superposed structure cannot be removed except by an authorized person.
The base 20 is preferably of rectangular outline, as shown, and at its front has a door 48 to be secured by a lock 49. At the left hand front corner of the base 20 is an opening 50 at which the goods delivered may be taken by the purchaser, and at the right hand front corner of the base 20 is an opening 51 through which an improper coin, as a ten cent piece dropped into the machine by mistake, is returned to the customer. lVithin the base 20 is formed a chamber 52 to receive the coins fed to the machine, and this chamber may be reached by opening the door 48.
Vithin the base 20 and preferably at the right hand side thereof is an auxiliary chamber having a bottom 54 and an inner vertical Wall 55. Within the chamber 53 is located a substantial portion of the operative mechanism of the machine. The bottom 54 of the chamber 53 contains a slot 56 through which coins may pass to the coin receptacle 52, and the forward portion of said bottom is inclined, as at 57, and leads to the opening 51 for returned coins. Proper coins finally pass downwardly through the slot 56 and improper coins and the like pass down the inclined portion 57 of the bottom 5% and reach the opening 51.
lVithin its upper portion the base 20 has a top-plate l3 upon which some of the operative mechanism of the machine is arranged and which is secured upon four vertical posts or bolts 58. The top plate 43 is shown more clearly in Figs. 4 and 6 and contains the slots 59 hereinbefore referred to for the keepers 44:, which are shown more clearly in Fig. 5. The top plate 4-8 contains an opening 60 for the escape of the gum-balls 22, and this opening 60 is over a laterally eX- tending chute 61 (Fig. 16) which leads to a downwardly and forwardly extending chute down which the purchased goods roll to the delivery opening 50. While the opening 60 is above the chute 61, the distance be tween the said opening and the upper end of said chute at that point is less than the diameter of a ball 22, and hence when the parts are in the position shown in Fig. 6, the ball 22 cannot ride down the chute 61, be cause at that time a shutter 63 stands in the path of said ball, said shutter extending downwardly to a su'tlicient extent to prevent the ball rolling down the chute 61. The shutter 63 takes the position in which it is illustrated in Fig. 6 when the operating rod or handle 64 is pulled outwardly, and when said handle or operating rod 6 is permitted to move inwardly under the influence of the spring 65, the shutter 63 will turn rearwardly along a slot 66 in the plate l3 or to the position shown in Fig. 4;, thus leaving the ball 22 and permitting it to roll down the chute 61. On the outward pull of the rod or handle 64:, after a proper coin has been introduced, the shutter 63 leaves the position shown in Fig. 4 and moves to the position shown in Fig. 6, and then a ball 22 may settle down through the opening 60 in the plate 43, and when the rod 64 is returned to its normal position, the shutter 63 ceases to torm an obstruction to the escape of the ball 22 and the latter may ride down the chute 61 to the chute 62 and thence to the delivery opening 50.
Upon the plate 43 is mounted the operating rod or handle 6%, which is guided in a recess in the front wall of the base 20, a double-ended lever 67 to one arm of which said rod or handle 6% is pivotally connected, a pivoted agitator 68 having the upper agitator member 36, a link 69 connecting the lever 6'? with the base portion of the agitator 68, a goods ejector or releaser '70 of which the shutter 63 forms a part, and a pivoted pawl 71 which cotiperates with a rack 72, hereinafter described, for compelling a full outward and a full inward movement of the operating rod or handle 64, said pawl 71 having a spring 73 connected with it for holding said pawl in the normal position in which it is shown in Fig. 6, when the same is disengaged from the rack 72, and for causing the point of said pawl to follow the teeth of said rack during the movements of the rod or handle 64;. Upon the plate 43 is provided a stop 74 for arresting the operating rod or handle 64: at the extreme of its inward movement and a stop 75 for arresting the lever 67 at the end of the full outward movement of the rod or handle (it The goods ejector 70 is pirotally mounted and its normal position is that shown in Fig. l extending across the open ing 60 and excluding merchandise therefrom, and 1 preferably connect a spring 76 with the goods ejector for normally holding it in its initial position shown in Fig. 4. At its right hand end the goods ejector 70 is engaged by means for moving the ejector from the position shown in Fig. 4 to that illustrated in Fig. 6, and these means will presently be described. The lever 67 is actuated from the rod or handle 64: to operate the mechanism, presently to be described, by
which the goods ejector 70 is set in motion.
The agitator 68 is pivotally mounted and carries the arm 38 which extends upwardly into the reservoir 21 and above the spout 36. On the outward pull of the rod or handle 64, the agitator 68 is turned to the right (looking at Fig. 6), and its upper member 38 is carried against the balls 22 so as to keep the passage clear, with one ball admitted to the lower portion of said spout, and when the operating handle 64: is retracted said ejector 68 is swung to the left (looking at Fig. 4).
The upper member 38 of the goods ejector, having regard to the positions shown in Figs. and 6, will lie at the left hand edge of the upper end of the spout 36 (Fig. 3) when the rod or handle 64 is at its inner position, and at this time one ball will be within the base of the spout and upon a portion of the goods ejector 70, said ejector then being in the position shown. inFi-g. d; and when the operating rod or handle 6t is pulled outwardly, the said member 38 will be swung across the spout 36 and to the right hand side thereof, and the ball previously in said spout will enter the opening 60 of the plate 4-8, the goods ejector 70 having moved away to permit this result, as shown in 6, but said ball will not be permitted to escape until the operating rod or handle 64: has again moved inwardly and the shutter 63 has traveled rearwardly to allow the ball to ride down the chute 61, the ball passing below the left hand portion of tie ejector after the shutter 63 has entered the slot 66.
Within the chamber 03 is mounted a vertical plate 7 7 said plate carrying much of the operative mechanism and being held at its front and rear edges in vertical guides 78, which permit the plate 77 to be readily applied and removed when desired. The plate 77 is formed with an upwardly and outwardly extending tongue or chute 79, upon which the coins fed to the machine are placed and which directs said coins to the interior mechanism, a slot or opening being left at the base of the tongue, as at 80 (Fig. 2), for the admission of the coins.
Upon the inner face of the plate 77 is slidably mounted a plate 81 whose integral portions are indicated by horizontal surface line shading in Figs. 9 and 10. The plate 81 has at its upper edge a laterally turned flange carrying a pin 82 which is engaged by the fork at the right hand end of the lever 67 (Figs. 4 and (3), and said plate 81 receives a sliding motion along the plate 77 from the operating rod or handle 64 and lever 67. The plate 81 carries the rack 72 hereinbefore referred to and also carries a magnet 83 for arresting slugs and also a pivoted washer catcher 8 1 (Fig. 7) whose lower outwardly pointed end stands in the path of the Coins and is designed to enter the hole of a Washer or the like that may be introduced through the coin slot 80. The plate 81 also carries a pivoted lever 85 which is employed to actuate the goods ejector 70, and also the members constituting the coin gage, one of said members being ashort plate 86 fastened by screws to a rearwardly extending arm 87 of the plate 81 and being disposed at the outer side of the plate 81 or between said plate and the vertical plate 7 7 and the other gage member being at the outer side of the plate 77 but adjustably connected with the arm 87 of the plate 81, and comprising a slotted plate 88 (Figs. 13, 1st, 15) adjustably held against the plate 77 by screws 89 entering the slot in said plate 88 and havingconnected therewith a pivoted arm 90 whose forward or toe end 91 coacts with the forward edge of the plate 86 in forming a predetermined space to receive and arrest a proper coin fed to the machine, such coin being shown in Fig. 11 in its initial position arrested between the end 91 of the arm 00 and. the forward edge of the plate 86 and being numbered 92. The plate 86 is against the inner face of the plate 81 and. the pivoted arm 90 is located within the chamber at the outer side of the plate 77, and said arm 90 is normally pressed toward the plate 77 by means of a spring 93 clearly illustrated in Fig. 13.
The plate 81 is guided in its upper portion by screws 9 which are carried by the plate 81 and extend through slots 95 in the plate 77, and said plate 81 is guided in its lower portion by bushings 96 which are within a slot 97 formed in the plate 77 and receive the screws 89 holding the plate 88 carrying the gage arm 90; the bushings 96 afford the screws 98 by which, with the nuts shown thereon, said bushings are secured to the plate 81. The gage plate 86 is fastened to the plate 81 by means of a rivet 99 (Figs. 14:, 15). The slot in the plate 88 permits of a fine adjustment of said plate and gage arm 90.
I have specifically referred to the parts carried by the sliding plate 81 which is mounted against the stationary plate 77. The stationary plate 77 has mounted on its inner face a weight tester 100 and a coin ejector 101, both of said features being pivotally secured, and said plate 77 has mounted on its outer face a pivoted stripper lever 102, said lever being mounted on a vertical pivot so as to act horizontally and having at its forward end a finger 103 adapted to extend through a hole in the plate 77 and at its rear end a cam finger or extension 104: to be engaged by the plate 81 when the latter is moved :rearwardly for tilting the finger or toe 103 inwardly through the plate 77 for dislodging any coin or other piece which may have rested on the weight tester 100. The plate 77 also has secured to it a plate 105 (Figs. 11, 12) -whose forward edge serves as a. stripper to remove anything which may have adhered to the plate 81 and been carried rearwardly thereby.
The goods ejector 70 is operated by the pivoted lever 85 on the introduction of the required coin to the machine and an out ward pull on the handle or operating rod (i i. The ejector 70 has been hereinbefore described with respect to its operation and some of its features of construction, and said ejector 70 is pivotally mounted upon the plate 43 and at its right hand, looking at Fig. 6, has a downwardly extending arm 100 which projects through a slot 107 in the plate 77 and normally lies transversely of the rear portion of the lever 85, as shown in Figs. 9, 10, 11, 12. The lever 85 is pivoted at its front end and adjacent to said end the lever is formed with a cam projection 108 which engages the coin ejector 101, whose movement under the influence of the coin 92 turns said lever 85 upwardly from its position, shown in Fig. 11, to that illustrated in Fig. 12. At its rear portion the lever 85 is formed with a rearwardly extending finger 109 and an upwardly extend ing finger 110, and between these two features the arm 10?) of the goods ejector 70 projects. The pivoted coin ejector 101 normally rests on the upper edge of the plate 86, and said ejector has no sliding movement but only a tilting movement, since it is fastened to the plate 77, whereas the lever 85 is connected with the slidable plate 81 and moves with it. The coin 92 also moves with the plate 81 and when introduced to the machine becomes pocketed between said plate 81 and the plate 77 and is prevented from falling downwardly from between said plates, except at the proper time, by the engagement of its edges with the front end of the plate 86 and the toe or front end 91 of the pivoted gage member 90.
After a coin has been introduced to the machine and taken the position of the coin 92 in Fig. 11, the operating rod or handle 61 is pulled outwardly, and this has the effect of sliding the plate 81 toward the rear or from the position shown in Fig. 11 to the final position shown in Fig. 10, the coin 92 being first carried against the coin ejector 101 and turning the front portion of said ejector upwardly and causing the ejector to turn the lever 85 upwardly so that its finger 109 reaches a higher elevation than the arm 106 of the goods ejector 70, and thereupon the continued inward movement of the plate 81 during the outward pull of the operating rod or handle 6st causes the lever 85 to pass upon and engage the arm 106, as shown in Fig. 12, and then the further continued inward movement of the plate 81 during the outward pull of the rod 64 causes said plate to travel to its extreme rear position and carry the lever 85 to its extreme rear position, shown in Fig. 10, and said lever 85 during this continued movement after it engages the arm 106 causes the goods ejector to turn rearwardly at its right hand end and forwardly at its left hand end so as to position the shutter 63 for preventing the escape of the ball 22 until the rod 61 has again been returned inwardly, the outward pull of the rod or handle 6 1 with the parts positioned thereby being indicated in Fig. 6. During the rearward movement of the plate 81, the coin ejector 101 turns upwardly against a stop pin 111 (Fig. 12) and becoming arrested against further upward movement, said ejector acts as an obstruction to the continued rearward movement of the coin 92 with the result that it forces the coin from between the gage members 86, 91 and said coin is released to fall downwardly through the slot 56 and enter the coin receptacle 52. On the return inward movement of the operating rod or handle 61 and the consequent forward movement of the plate 81 and lever 85, the lever 85 carries its finger 109 from engagement with the arm 106 of the goods ejector 70, and at such time the finger 110 of the lever 85 may impart reverse movement to the ejector 70 so as to return it to the position shown in Fig. 1 or said ejector 70 may be returned to its position shown in Fig. 1 by the spring 76 connected with it, the machine thus restored to condition to receive a further coin.
The plate 77 is slotted, as at 97 and 113, to guide the gage members 86, 90 and in that way aid in supporting and guiding the lower portion of the plate 81. The toe 91 of the gage member 90 rides along in the slot 118 until said toe has reached the rear end of said slot, and then said toe rides outwardly on a section 114 of the plate 77 separating the adjacent ends of the slots 97, 113, as shown in Fig. 15. The gage member 90 is spring-pressed toward the coin 92 (Fig. 14) and when the toe 91 of said member 90 rides on the section llt of the plate 77, said toe passes from engagement with the coin 92 and at such time the coin may automatically descend to the coin-receptacle or chamber 52. The coin ejector 101 is arranged to positively force the coin 92 downwardly from between the gage members, the member 90 being yieldable, but I prefer to positively turn the gage member 90 outwardly by the provision of the plate section 114 so that the space for the coin or coin pocket between the plates 81. and 7 7 may be fully opened, as shown in Fig. 15, thereby permitting any coin or piece having any irregiular edge to readily escape and fall downwardly.
I have designated the device 70 as a goods ejector, this being for convenience of description, but said device may be also called a goods releaser since it does not forcibly eject the goods but releases the balls 22, one after another, so that they may automatically escape down the chutes 61, 62.
The coin gage members 86, 90 will be adjusted with relation to the coin to he used in operating the machine, and at present I have adjusted said features to retain a one cent piece 92, as shown in Fig. 11. Should a ten cent piece he slid down the chute 79 and pass over the weight tester 100, it will pass down between the gage members 86, 90 and then slide down the incline 57 to the return opening 51.
The coin tester 100 is not in itself of novel construction, and it is designed to arrest a light disk so that such disk will rest upon the tester 100 and lie between the forward portion of the plate 81 and adjacent portion of the plate 77, and then when the handle or rod 6% is pulled outwardly, the plate 81 will recede rearwardly from such disk and finally the end 103 of the stripper 102 will be projected through the plate 77 and gainst such disk and tilt the same from off the weight tester 100, tl e disk then falling into the enlarged portion 115 of the chamber 53 and descending to the inclined plate 57, will pass to the return opening 51. Should a washer be fed to the machine it will be caught on the pivoted washer catcher 84, shown more clearly in Fig. 7 and not descend to the coin gage members 86, 90, and upon the outward pull of the operating rod or handle 64c, the bent end 103 of the stripper 102 will move against the washer and dislodge it from the washer catcher 841, said washer falling into the enlarged portion 115 of the chamber 53 and descending thence upon the inclined plate 57, will pass to the return opening 51. Any soft substance which may be fed to the machine and pass between the upper forward portions of the plates 81, TI and not readily detachable by the stripper 102 will, it carried along by plate 81, be moved against the stripper ilat 105 and become detached so that it may fall and pass to the opening 51. A slug fed to the machine will be engaged by the magnet 88 and thereupon when the operating rod or handle 64-. is pulled outwardly and the plate 81 moved rearwardly, such slug will be carried against the forward end of the stripper plate 105 and be detached from the magnet, whereupon it will descend and reach the return opening 51.
The stripper 102 is secured on a vertical pivot, and adjacent to its ends the plate 77 contains openings, as shown in Figs. 16 and 17; normally the cam-shaped rear end 101 of the stripper 102 projects through its opening in the plate 77 and stands in the path of the plate 81, said stripper 102 being yieldingly held in that normal position by means of a spring 116. lVhen the plate 81 is moved rearwardly portion thereof adj acent to the rear end of the magnet 83 will move against the cam end 10% of the stripper 102 and turn said end of said stripper outwardly and the other end of the stripper inwardly for the purpose of dislodging anything which may lie in its path. The two positions of the stripper 102 are illustrated in Figs. 16 and 17, respectively.
The weight tester 100 and washer attacher S t are not in themselves novel features in coin-controlled vending machines.
It is thought that the construction and operation of the machine will be fully understood from the foregoing description without further elaborate explanation. When a coin 02 is fed to the machine it becomes arrested between the gage members 86, 00 and within the space between the plates 81, 77, Fig. 11, and then when the op erating rod or handle 61 is pulled outwardly the plate 81 carrying the gage members and the coin are slid rearwardly, as indicated in Fig. 12, which shows the plate 81 at an intermediate position. The movement of the plate 81 carries the coin 92 against the coin ejector 101 which positions the lever 85 to engage the arm 106 of the goods releasing device 70, and the continued outward movement of the operating rod or handle 6%, and the consequent continued inward movement of the plate 81 carrying the lever 85 results in the coin being ejected by the coin ejector 101 and in the lever 85 actuating the goods releasing device 70, moving the latter to the position shown in Fig. 6, in which position it prevents the escape of the balls 22. Upon the inward movement of the operating rod or handle Gl, the plate 81 is returned to its outer normal position shown in Fig. 9, the goods releasing device is moved to its position shown in Fig. at to release the ball, and the lever descends to its normal position shown in Fig. 11, turning downwardly either by gravity or by the force of a spring 117 flexed against it (Figs. 9 and 10). When the goods ejector or goods releasing device 70 moves to the position shown in Fig. 4 for the purpose of permit ting the escape of the ball 22 below it, said device stands across the lower end of the spout 36 and prevents the escape of the merchandise.
l/Vhat I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. In a coin-controlled vending machine, a receptacle for the goods to be sold, a delivery chute for the goods as sold, a manually operative rod for eilecting a sale on the introduction of a proper coin to the machine, a goods ejector adapted to when in one position prevent the escape of the goods and when in another position permit such escape, and operative mechanism intermediate said rod and ejector comprising a slide to receive the introduced coin and 0perable from said rod, a lever pivoted to said slide and normally out of the path of said ejector, a lever pivoted to a stationary part of the machine in the path of the coin carried by the slide and in position when the coin is carried against the same to position the first-mentioned lever in the path of said ejector for operating the ejector during the continued movement of said slide, and means connected with said slide for receiving and supporting the coin during its travel with the slide to the discharging position of the coin.
2. In a coin-controlled vending machine, a receptacle for the goods to be sold, a delivery chute for the goods as sold, a manually operative rod for effecting a sale on the introduction of a proper coin to the machine, a horizontally pivoted goods ejector having at one end a vertical shutter controlling the escape of the goods down said chute and a portion to control the entrance of the goods to said chute, said features operating .in alternation, and operative mechanism intermediate said rod and ejector comprising a slide to receive the introduced coin and operable from said rod, a lever pivoted to said slide and normally out of the path of said ejector, a lever pivoted to a stationary part of the machine in the path of the coin carried by the slide and in position when the coin is carried against the same to position the first-mentioned lever in the path of said ejector for operating the ejector during the continued movement of said slide, and
means connected with said slide for receiving and supporting the coin during its travel with the slide to the discharging position of the coin.
3. In a coin-controlled vending machine, a receptacle for the goods to be sold, a delivery chute for the goods as sold, a manually'operative rod for effecting a sale on the introduction of a proper coin to the machine, a goods ejector adapted to when in one position prevent the escape of the goods and when in another position permit such escape, and operative mechanism intermediate said rod and ejector comprising a slide to receive the introduced coin and operable from said rod, a lever pivoted to said slide and normally out of the path of said ejector, a lever pivoted to a stationary part of the machine in the path 0]": the coin carried by the slide and adapted when the coin is carried against the same to position the first mentioned lever in the path of said ejector for operating the ejector during the continued movement of said slide, and a coin gage connected with said slide for receiving and supporting the coin during its travel with the slide to the discharge position of the coin, one member of said gage being yieldable, and said lever pivoted to said stationary part being adapted at the end of the proper travel of the coin to eject the same from said gage.
a. In a coin-controlled vending machine, a. receptacle for the goods to be sold, a delivery chute for the goods as sold, a manually operative rod for effecting a sale on the introduction of a proper coin to the machine, a goods ejector adapted to, when in one position, prevent the escape of the goods and when in another position permit such escape, said goods ejector having at its outer end a laterally projecting arm member, and operative mechanism intermediate said rod and said ejector, comprising a slide to receive the introduced coin and operable from said rod, a pivoted lever carried by said slide and having means for holding it normally out or the path of said ejector, and said lever also having a rearwardly projecting finger (109) to, when the lever is in its operative position, pass above the arm member of said ejector, a lever pivoted to a stationary part of the machine in the path of the coin carried by the slide and adapted when the coin is carried against the same to position the first-mentioned lever in the path of said ejector for operating the ejector during the continued movement of said slide, and means connected with said slide for receiving and supporting the coin during its travel with the slide to the discharge position of the coin.
5. In a coin-controlled vending machine, a receptacle for the goods to be sold, a delivery chute for the goods as sold, a manually operative rod for effecting a sale on the introduction of a proper coin to the machine, a goods ejector adapted to, when in one position, prevent the escape of the goods and when in another position permit such escape, said goods ejector having at its outer end a laterally projecting arm member, and operative mechanism intermediate said rod and said ejector, comprising a slide to receive the introduced coin and operable from said rod, a pivoted lever carried by said slide and normally out of the path of said ejector and having a recessed upper rear portion affording a Vertical finger at the rear side of said arm-member of the ejector and a rearwardly facing portion adapted when the lever is in its operative position to engage said arm-member of the ejector for actuating the ejector, a lever pivoted to a stationary part of the machine in the path of the coin carried by the slide and adapted when the coin is carried against the same to position the first-mentioned lever in the path of said ejector for operating the ejector during the continued movement of said slide, and means connected with said slide for receiving and supporting the coin during its travel with the slide to the discharge position of the coin.
6. In a coin-controlled vending machine, a receptacle for the goods to be sold, a delivery chute for the goods as sold, a manually operative rod for eflecting a sale on the introduction of a proper coin to the machine, a goods ejector adapted to when in one position prevent the escape of the goods and when in another position permit such escape, and operative mechanism intermediate said rod and ejector comprising a slide to receive the introduced coin and operable from said rod, a pivoted member carried by said slide normally out of the path of said ejector and adapted at the proper time to actuate said ejector, a lever pivoted to a stationary part o1 the machine in the path of the coin carried by the slide and adapted when the coin is carried against the same to position said pivoted member in the path of said ejector for actuating the ejector during the continued movement of said slide, a coin gage connected with said slide for receiving and supporting the coin during its travel with the slide to the discharge position of the coin, one member of said gage being yieldable, and means in the path oi the yieldable member of said gage for moving the same outwardly into coin releasing position.
7. In a coin-controlled vending machine, a receptacle for the goods to be sold, a de livery chute for the goods as sold, a manually operative rod for eiiecting a sale on an introduction of a proper coin to the machine, a goods ejector, and operative mechanism intermediate said rod and ejector comprising a slide to receive the introduced coin and operable from said rod, a pivoted member carried by said slide normally out of the path of said ejector and adapted at the proper time to actuate said ejector, a lever pivoted to a. stationary part of the machine in the path of the coin carried by the slide and adapted when the coin is carried against the same to position said pivoted member in the path of said ejector for actuating the ejector during the continued movement of said slide, and means connected with the slide for receiving and supporting the coin during its travel with the slide to the discharge position of the coin.
8. In a coin-controlled vending machine, a receptacle for the goods to be sold, a delivery chute for the goods as sold, a manually operative rod for effecting a sale on the introduction of a proper coin to the machine, a goods ejector, and operative mechanism intermediate said rod. and ejector comprising a vertical slide-plate operable from said rod, a vertical stationary plate parallel with and adjacent to said slide-plate and said plates forming between them a coin-space for the introduced coin, a pivoted member carried by said slide-plate normally out of the path of said ejector and adapted at the proper time to actuate said ejector, a lever pivoted to said stationary plate in the path of the coin carried. by said slide-plate and adapted when the coin is carried against the same to position said pivoted member in the path of said ejector for actuating the ejector during the continued movement of said slide-plate, and means connected with the side-plate for receiving and supporting the coin during its travel with the slide-plate to the discharge position of the coin.
9. In a coin-controlled vending machine, a receptacle for the goods to be sold, a delivery chute for the goods as sold, a manually operative rod for effecting a sale on the introduction of a proper coin to the machine, a goods ejector, and operative mechanism intermediate said rod and ejector comprising a vertical slide-plate operable from said rod, a vertical stationary plate parallel with and adjacent to said slideplate and said plates forming between them a coin-space for the introduced coin, a pivoted member carried by said slide-plate normally out of the path of said ejector and adapted at the proper time to actuate said ejector, a lever pivoted to said stationary plate in the path of the coin carried by said slideplate and adapted when the coin is carried against the same to position said pivoted member in the path of said ejector for actuating the ejector during the continued movement of said slide-plate, and a coin gage connected with said slide-plate for receiving and supporting the coin during its travel with the slide-plate to the discharge position of the coin, one member of said gage being a pivoted spring arm and yieldable outwardly to coin-releasing position, and said stationary plate having a part in the path of one end of said gage member for turning said member outwardly to coinreleasing position during the travel of said slide plate.
10. In a coin-controlled vending machine, a receptacle for the goods to be sold, a delivery chute for the goods as sold, a manually operative rod for effecting a sale on the introduction of a proper coin to the machine, a goods ejector, and operative mechanism intermediate said rod and ejector comprising a vertical slide'plate operable from said rod, a vertical stationary plate parallel with and adjacent to said slide-plate and said plates forming between them. a coinspace for the introduced coin, a pivoted member carried by said slide-plate normally out of the path of said ejector and adapted at the proper time to actuate said ejector, a lever pivoted to said stationary plate in the path of the coincarried by said slide-plate and adapted when. the coin is carried against the same to position said pivoted member in the path of said ejector for actuating the ejector during the continued. movement of said slide-plate, and a coin gage connected with said slide-plate for receiving and supporting the coin during its travel with the slide-plate to the discharge position of the coin, one member of said gage being yieldable, and said lever pivoted to the stationary plate being adapted, at the end of the proper travel of the coin, to eject the coin.
11. In a coin-controlled vending machine, a receptacle for the goods to be sold, a delivery chute for the goods as sold, a man ually operative rod for effecting a sale on the introduction of a proper coin to the machine, a goods ejector, and operative mechanism intermediate said rod and ejector comprising a vertical slide-plate operable from said rod, a vertical stationary plate parallel with and adjacent to said slideplate and said plates forming between them a coin-space for the introduced coin, a pivoted member carried by said slide-plate normally out of the path of said ejector and adapted at the proper time to actuate said ejector, a lever pivoted to said stationary plate in the path of the coin carried by said slide-plate and adapted when the coin is carried against the same to position said pivoted member in the path of said ejector for actuating the ejector during the continued movement of said slide-plate, and means connected with the slide-plate for receiving and supporting the coin during its travel with the slide-plate to the discharge position of the coin, said stationary plate having a stripper thereon for dislodging anything which might lie between the upper portion of said parallel plates in the path proposed for a coin on its introductionto the machine.
12. In a coin-controlled vending machine, a receptacle for the goods to be sold, a delivery chute for the goods as sold, a manually operative rod for effecting a sale on the introduction of a proper coin to the machine, a goods ejector and operative mechanism intermediate said rod and ejector comprising a vertical slide-plate operable from said rod, a vertical stationary plate parallel with and adjacent to said slide-plate and said plates forming between them a coinspace for the introduced coin, a pivoted member carried by said slide-plate normally out of the path of said ejector and adapted at the proper time to actuate said ejector, a lever pivoted to said stationary plate in the path of the coin carried by said slideplate and adapted when the coin is carried against the same to position said pivoted member in the path of said ejector for actuating the ejector during the continued movement of said slide-plate, means connected with the slide-plate for receiving and supporting the coin during its travel with the slide-plate to the discharge position of the coin, and a stripper pivotally mounted on said stationary plate and having its ends turned laterally through openings in said plate, one of said ends being cam-shaped so as to be engaged by the said slide-plate during its movement for turning the other end of said stripper inwardly into the path proposed for a coin on its introduction to the machine.
18. In a coin-controlled vending machine, a receptacle for the goods to be sold, a delivery chute for the goods as sold, a manually operative rod for eflecting a sale on the introduction of a proper coin to the machine, a goods-ejector, and operative mechanism intermediate said rod and ejector comprising a slide to receive the introduced coin and operable from said rod, an ejector actu' ating member carried by said slide normally out of the path of said ejector and adapted at the proper time to actuate said ejector, a movable cam member supported by a stationary part of the machine in the path of the coin carried by the slide and adapted when the coin is carried against the same to position said actuating member in the path of said ejector for actuating the ejector during the continued movement of said slide, and means connected with the slide for receiving and supporting the coin during its travel with the slide to the discharge position of the coin.
14:. In a coin-controlled vending machine, a receptacle for the goods to be sold, a delivery chute for the goods as sold, a man ually operative rod for effecting a sale on the introduction of a proper coin to the machine, a goods ejector, and operative mechanism intermediate said rod and ejector comprising a slide to receive the introduced coin and operable from said rod, an ejector actuating member carried by said slide normally out of the path of said ejector and adapted at the proper time to actuate said ejector, .a movable cam member supported by a stationary part of the machine in the path of the coin carried by the slide and adapted when the coin is carried against the same to position said actuating member in the path of said ejector for actuating the ejector during the continued movement of said slide, and a coin gage connected with said slide for receiving and supporting the coin during its travel with the slide to the discharge position of the coin, one member of said gage being yieldable, and said cam member being adapted at the end of the proper travel of the coin to eject the same.
Signed at New York city, in the county of New York and State of New York, this 16th day of June A. D. 1916.
HARVEY GILES.
Witnesses:
ARTHUR MARION, CHAS. C. GILL.
topics 01. this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the "Commissioner of Patents,
' Washington, I). G.
It is hereby certified that the name of the assignee in Letters Patent No. 1,198,210, granted September 12, 1916, upon the application of Harvey Giles, of Brooklyn, New York, for an improvement in Coin-Controlled Vending-Machines, was erroneously Written and printed as Artemus Ward, whereas said name should have been written and printed as Arte'mas Ward; and that the said Letters Patent should be read with this correction therein that the same may conform to the record of the case in the Patent Ofiice.
Signed and sealed this 10th day of October, A. D., 1916.
[SEAL] R. F. WVHITEHEAD,
Acting Commissioner of Patents.
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