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US1719497A
US1719497A US205327A US20532727A US1719497A US 1719497 A US1719497 A US 1719497A US 205327 A US205327 A US 205327A US 20532727 A US20532727 A US 20532727A US 1719497 A US1719497 A US 1719497A
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July 2, 1929. P. D. BELL 1,719,497
COIN CONTROLLED DOCUMENT DEVICE Filed July 13, 1927 3 Sheets-Sheet l a vwevi toz 7 60/"! D0268 Bell July 2, 1929. P. D. BELL COIN CONTROLLED DOCUMENT DEVICE Filed July 15, 1927 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 Patented July 2, 1929.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
COIN-CONTROLLED DOCUMENT DEVICE.
Application filed July 18, 1927. Serial No. 205,821.
This invention has reference to coin-controlled devices, in which a document will be impressed or printed by various data, and which is actuated only after insertion of the proper coin.
One object of the invention is to provide such a device that will cause the printing of the exact time on the document, and which will further present the document at a window to receive writing such as an autograph.
A further object is to provide means for making a record of the document as printed in'the casing and which record is retained in the casing when the document is delivered; and which device can produce a series of such documents in succession, and a record of each document will be retained in the casing.
Another object of the invention is to provide means for causing the same operation of the printing means to show the date and time, and also the autograph, by the insertion of coins of different sizes; but which latter operation will cause a. special impression on the document to indicate the coin by which it was operated.
In the aceompanyin drawings showing one embodiment of my invention.
Figure 1 is a perspective view.
F 2 shows the document slip.
Fig. 3 shows a printing means for the name.
Fig. 4 is a side elevation with the side plate removed.
Fig. 5 is a rear view of part of the printing mechanism.
Fig. 6 shows the frame.
Fig. 7 is a detail of the coin mechamsm.
Fig. 8 shows part of the coin release.
Fig. 9 shows the printing mechanlsm.
As shown in the drawings the casing comprises a back plate 3 with side plates 4 and 5, having extensions 6 and 7 at the lower part to receive a bridge plate 8 supported thereon, with other cross plates 9 and 10 supported by the side plates. TlllS plate 9 receives a web 11 from a roll 12, which web passes under aguide 13, then over the plate 8, and down to engage a windin roll 14. A cross shaft 15 carries tooth dlSkS 16, that project through slots 17 in the plate 9 to engage the web having suitable holes as shown in Fi 2. A belt 18 drives the roll 14 from t e shaft 15, which belt is under tension and may be a coil of wire.
Another web 19 is carried by a roller 20 at the top, and passes down around a guide roll 21 and then moves forward on top of the web 11, see Fig. 4, and is pressed a ainst the tooth wheel or disk 16 by roll 22, so that it will be advanced with the web 11 over the plate 9. The web 11 is intended to receive a carbon cop of the record on the web 19, and a ban 23 of carbon paper passes around four rolls 24, 25, 26 and 27 and is endless, and will be advanced between the two webs. As these webs are advanced by the two disks, the upper web 19 will pass forward under the plate 28 and out through a slot 29 at the front. Means to be set forth, cut portions of this web as advanced, while the other web 11 will be wound up on the roll 14.
Means are provided in the machine for printin the exact hour and the date on the two we 5 on the plate 9. This mechanism can be of the conventional form well known as a time stamp and will include suitable printing wheels denoted generally by 29', connected with a clock 30 for roper control. These wheels are carried y a frame denoted generally by 31, suspended on each side by links 32, 33 from the side plates normally held raised b springs 34, and which frame is depresse to cause the t on the wheels to print on the webs held y the plate 9.
The coin controlled mechanism is shown to receive three different size coins, such as a nickel, a dime and a quarter. A box 35 is shown having slots 36, 37 and 38 of different len hs for these coins. When a coin is inserte in slot 36 and pushed down it will enga e a lever 39 and this lever back as shown in Fi 7, which by a link 40 will swin a rack ar 41 to the rear and hold it in t is position. The coin is now supported by the lever 39 and an arm 110 and an arm 42 on a shaft 43 which is rocked at a later stage will release the coin.
Two similar rack bars 44 and 45 are operated by links 46 and 47, from levers 48 and 49 similar to lever 39, see Fig. 6. These three levers are arranged to be actuated by the three different coins, and arms similar to 42 on shaft 43 cause the release of any coin in these three locations. The lower ends of these rack bars are slotted and are guided by the shaft 52 of the printing mechanism. A main operating lever 53 is mounted on a cross shaft 54 that projects through a side plate. This shaft carries a pinion 55 of suflicient length to be engaged by either of the racks 41, 44 or 45, when swun back on insertion of a coin. Thereupon t e swinging forward and down of this lever will through this pinion move the engaged rack downwardly. Each of these racks has a type on the lower end arranged to engage t e two webs and make an impression, that will indicate the coin by which the operation is produced. This downward movement of any rack bar will carry down an arm thereon 56, 57 or 58 for the three rack bars; and such arm will engage a rod 59 carried by the frame 31 that supports the type wheels as described. Thereby the swinging down of the handle will bring the type wheels to make an impression on the webs, at the same time that the selecter rack bar moves down to make its impression. It will be understood that only the selected bar will 0 erate, and the other two bars will be locke normally by cross pins 60 thereon that engage a stop plate 61, see Fig. 7.
This swinging down of the links 32 and 33 will serve to actuate the web disks, by a lever 62 on the link, that engages pins 63 on a gear 64, by a hook end 65. An arm 66 on lever 62 has a hook end 67 that engages these pins on opposite sides of the gear center, and the arm 66 is pressed toward the arm 62 by a spring 68, so that the hooks work alternately when moved up and down. The gear 64 engages a gear 7 0 fast on shaft 15, by this means when the frame and links move down the web will be advanced a certain distance by the hook 65, and when the link moves up the other hook 67 will again advance the web so that the portion that receives the impression will be moved along near the Window in front plate 28, where the user can write the name or other desired matter. In Fig. 3 a special wheel 71 is shown that turns on an arm 72 carried by a rock bar 73. This can be swung over the window 2 and the characters on the wheel when turned will print as desired.
Means are provided for locking the control lever 53'when swung down, and an arm 74 at the front carries a latch 75 that will engage a pin 76 on the arm 77 fast to shaft 54. When the lever 53 is swung down to print and released, it will be readily understood that the tooth on latch 75 will ride free over pin 76 on arm 77 and permit a very small return movement of the printing wheels b spring 34, before the pin 76 is held by t e latch so that the type are clear of the web as advanced.
At this stage the user writes the autograph on the upper web, and the carbon copy is made on the lower web. Then the arm 74 is swung to release the lever and carriage, and the spring 34 will return these parts to upper position. The lever 62 will further advance the tooth disk by the hook arm, and the webs will be advanced, the upper web passing forward through the slot 29. At the latter portion of this operation, a cutter blade 177 will be operated by an arm 78 and link 79, from an arm 80 fast to the link 33, that will sever the upper web, but not the lower one that passes below the roller 13.
To release the coin, a link 81 is connected with the arm 74 and to an arm 82 on the shaft 43, so that this lever will serve to release the coin in any of the slots and thus restore these parts. The three arms 42 when swung will serve to move the coin sidewise, see F ig. 8, by having an inclined or cam edge that will engage the coin as held between levers 39 and 110, and will shift it sidewise to be free to drop down, as shown in Fig. 8.
Opposite the coin arms 39, 48 and 49, are three arms 110, that are spring-pressed toward the said levers, against in stops 113. When the coin is first inserted it will force back these three levers 110, until it passes through the upper slot, when such levers by their strong springs will actuate the said levers 39, 48 and 49 with their connected links and rack bars.
Means are further provided for a shutter to normally close the window 2, and as shown a plate 90 is carried by the lever or arm 80 fast to the link 33. This shutter will normally close the window and prevent access to the web below the window. When the operation of the mechanism as set forth takes place and the link 33 swings down, the shutter will be withdrawn by the arm 80 and expose the web.
It should have been stated that as soon as either of the rack bars moves down the pins 60 thereon will be held by plate 91 in engagement with the pinion 54 and will engage this pinion until the racks are again moved upwardly to their normal position.
The general operation of thedevice is as follows. The insertion of the coin will cause it to engage the lever 39, or similar levers, that will swing back and bring one rack bar to engage the pinion, that will cause connection of the main operating lever 53 that normally can swing free without operating an of the parts. This lever is now swung orward and down until it engages a stop 92, which will lower the rack bar and at the same time lowerthe frame that carries the printing wheels. At the same time the arm 62 will by the gears turn the tooth disk and advance the two webs. The previous operation caused the upper web to be cut by the blade 77, and this advance of the webs will bring the upper web beyond the window at 2, and at the end of this stroke of the lever the rack bar and. the wheels will make the impression. The lever and other parts will be locked in this position by the described latch, and the autograph is now made at the window 2. Thereupon the arm 74 is moved downward which will release the carriage and the spring 34 will retract these parts, causin the arm 62 to further advance the two we s, the upper web passing out at the slot 29, while the other web is wound up on the roll 14 by the described means. At the end of this return stroke the cutter 177 is actuated to sever the upper web only which can be pulled out at the front. It will be understood that this last operation of advancing the two webs will move the portion that receives the impressions beyond the cutter. The final operation will also release the coin that will drop down into a suitable receptacle in the casing.
The printing wheels 29' are shown as turned by a gear 100 that engages a gear 101 carried by a sup ort 102. The clock 30 b gears 103, 104 an miter gear 105, rotates s aft 106 through a gear 107, on the end of this shaft. The latter is shown as square and the gear 101 has a square bore so that this gear 100 can slide up and down with the frame, while the shaft 106 does not shift, and is carried by the bracket 108.
One of the uses of the present invention is to permit a passenger in a taxicab or other vehicle, to obtain an accident policy by the mere insertion of a certain coin, and the manipulation of certain parts such as a simple lever and an arm. The coin is inserted and pushed down into the slot, and then a main lever is swung downwardly, which operation will expose the document at a window to receive the autograph of the passenger, or similar data. Then the arm is operated that will connect with the main lever that was swung down, and the mechanism will then advance the document, and cut off the end that is presented at the front opening, to be withdrawn by the passenger. The operation of these parts will cause the date and exact time to be .printed on the slip that is discharged, and also indicate the kind of coin b which the operation was produced, and t e signature of the passenger will be contained on the document produced. In addition thereto, a duplicate of this document discharged, will be made on a web or roll of paper, that remains in the casing and cannot be then withdrawn, so that a complete record is retained of all of the documents that are produced. But obviously such a document can be employed for any purposes whatever, where it is desired to produce a document showing the data, by the use of a coin, or coins of different size.
What I claim is:
1. In a device of the character described, a casing, a printing mechanism in the casing, a control lever, a coin-controlled device arranged to connect the lever with the printing mechanism to advance the latter, a web for printing in the casing, rolls by WlllCll the web is carried, means for advancing the web under the printing mechanism when the lever is advanced to receive the impression, and means to further advance the web on the retraction of the lever.
2. In a device of the character described, a casing, a printing mechanism in the casing, a control lever, a coin-controlled device arranged to connect the lever with the printing mechanism to advance the latter, a web for printing in the casing, rolls by which the web is carried, means for advancing the web under the printing mechanism when the lever is advanced to receive the impression, means to lock the lever when advanced to hold the web as first advanced, an arm to release the advanced lever, and means to retract the advanced lever and further advance the web.
3. In a device of the character described, a casing, a printing mechanism in the easing, a control lever, a coin-controlled device arranged to connect the lever with the printing mechanism to advance the latter, a web for printing in the casing, rolls by which the web is carried, means for advancing the web under the printing mechanism when the lever is advanced to receive the impression, means to lock the lever when advanced to hold the web as first advanced, an arm to release the advanced lever, a cutter on the arm to sever the advanced web, and means to retract the advanced lever and further advance the web.
4. In a device of the character described, a casing, a printing mechanism in the easing, a control lever, a coin-controlled device arranged to connect the lever with the printing mechanism to advance the latter, an impression record in the casing for printing, means for advancing the record under the printing mechanism when the lever is advanced to receive the impression, and means to further advance the record on retraction of the lever.
5. In a device of the character described, a casing, a printing mechanism in the easing, a control lever, a coin-controlled device arranged to connect the lever with the printing mechanism to advance the latter, an impression record in.the casing for printing, means for advancing the record under the printing mechanism when the lever is advanced to receive the impression, means to lock the lever when advanced to hold the record as first advanced, an arm to release the advanced lever, and means to retract the adganced lever and further advance the recor 6. In a device of the character described, a casing provided with a window, a time printing mechanism in the casing, a clock arranged to control the time print ng mechanism, a control lever, a coin-controlled device arrangcd to connect the lever with the printing mechanism to advance the latter to print, an impression record in the casing for printing, means to advance the record under the printing mechanism when the lever is advanced to receive the impression of the printing mechanism, a shutter to normally close the casing window and connected with the control lever to be shifted and expose the window, the record as advanced being presented at the window to receive writing thereon.
7. In a device of thecharacter set forth, a casing provided with a window, a time printing mechanism in the casing, a clock arranged to control the time printing mechanism, a control lever, a coin-controlled device arranged to connect the lever with the printing mechanism to advance the latter to print, a web in the casing for printing, means to advance the web under the printing mechanism when the lever is advanced to receive the impression, a shutter to normally close the casing window and connected with the control lever to be shifted to expose the window, the web as advanced being presented at the window to receive writing thereon, means for causing the web as impressed to be protruded from the casing and means for causing the web as protruded to be severed.
8. In a device of the character set forth, a casing provided with a window, a time printing mechanism in the casing, a clock arranged to control the time printing mechanism, a control lever, a coin-controlled device arranged to connect the lever with the printing mechanism to advance the latter to print, a web in the casing for printing, means to advance the web under the printing mechanism when the lever is advanced to receive the impression, a shutter to normally close the casing window and connected with the control lever to be shifted to expose the window, the web as advanced being presented at the window to receive writing thereon, means for causing the web as impressed to be protruded from the casing, means to lock the lever when advanced to hold the web as first advanced, an arm to release the advanced lever that is also arranged to sever the web, and means to retract the advanced lever.
9. In a device of the character set forth, a casing, a time printing mechanism in the casing, a clock arranged to control the time printing mechanism, a control lever, a coincontrolled device arranged to connect the lever with the printing mechanism to advance the latter to print, an impression record in the casing for printing, means to advance the record in the casing for printing under the printing mechanism, said coincontrolled device being arranged to be operated by coins of different sizes, and means for making an indication on the record to show which coin was employed for the operation of the device.
10. In a device of the character set forth, a casing, a time printing mechanism in the casing, a clock arranged to control the time printing mechanism, a control lever, a coincontrolled device arranged to connect the lever with the printing mechanism to advance the latter to print, and which device includes a series of plungers each arranged to be put in connection with said lever and printing mechanism but by a different size coin for each plunger, an impression record in the casing for printing, means to advance the record under the printing mechanism when the lever is advanced to receive the impression, and means for printing a character to indicate which coin operated the device.
11. In a device of the character set forth, a casing, a time printing mechanism in the casing, a clock arranged to control the time printing mechanism, a control lever, a coincontrolled device arranged to connect the lever with the printing mechanism to advance the latter to print, and which device includes a series of plungers each arranged to be put in connection with said lever and printing mechanism but by a different size coin for each lunger, an impression record in the casing or printing, means to advance the record under the printing mechanism when the lever is advanced to receive the im ression, a printing type on each plunger to indicate the coin used, and which is caused to print in unison with the time printing mechanism.
Signed at New York city, N. Y., on July 8 1927.
PEARL DOLES BELL.
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US2854116A (en) * 1953-01-02 1958-09-30 Mercury Internat Res Company Vending machine
US3020994A (en) * 1956-05-10 1962-02-13 Claude R Kirk Deposit receiving and recording machine
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US2724478A (en) * 1951-07-14 1955-11-22 Tele Trip Policy Company Inc Apparatus for vending insurance policies
US2854116A (en) * 1953-01-02 1958-09-30 Mercury Internat Res Company Vending machine
US3020994A (en) * 1956-05-10 1962-02-13 Claude R Kirk Deposit receiving and recording machine
US3750790A (en) * 1971-11-05 1973-08-07 Clough D Cresswell Ticket vending machine

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