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Pfo. VAN SLYKE & T. NESOM. Device for Holding, Counting, andDelivering 00in. No. 234,441. Patented Nov, 16,1880.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 234,441, dated November 16, 1880.
Application filed September 17,1880.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, PETER C. VAN SLYKE and THOMAS NESOM, citizens of the United States, residing; at Bloomfield, in the county of Greene and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Devices for Holding and Counting Coin; and we do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertaius to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to letters or figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
The present invention relates to an apparatus for holding and counting or delivering coin, whereby coin of different denominations placed inside the receptacles can be rapidly and accurately counted out for the purpose of making change.
The invention consists, essentially, in a novel. arrangement of coin-delivery slides, which are operated by a system of pulleys, springs, cords, chains, or belts, and levers also, in an alarm mechanism consisting of a gong, a spring-hammer, and a transverse bar placed beneath the levers, which serve to actuate the deliveryslides as will be hereinafter more fully described.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a perspective View of a coin holding and countin g apparatus constructed according to our invention. Fig. 2 is a bottom view thereof. Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken at the line x .r of Fig. 2, which represents more fully the alarm mechanism and inclined dischargeplane; and Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on the line y y of Fig. 2.
A series of tubular or hollow vertical colum us, A, a-rrangedparallel with each other at one end of the apparatus, serve to receive and hold coin of ditferent sizes or denominations. In the present instance five columns or coin -receptacles are employed to provide for the reception of dollars, half and quarter dollars, and ten and five cent pieces.
The front of each coin column or receptacle is slotted through its entire length, and is provided with scales a graduated to correspond with the varying thickness of the coin, so as (Model) to indicate or register by the number of the several scales the cash value of the coins in each column or receptacle.
Below the coin columns or receptacles A are arranged a series of horizontal slides or plates, B, which correspond in width with the size or diameter of the coin-columns. The slide-plates are arranged one below each coincolumn, and move between the latter and a top board, O,'of a casing or till, D, inclosing the operating mechanism. Each slide-plate is provided with an opening of such a size and shape as will enable a piece of coin of the denomination of the corresponding column to easily enter the same. We prefer to make the openings of an oblong shape. IVhen the slides are in their normal position the openings therein are disposed immediately beneath the coin columns or receptacles, asingle coin being held in each opening. By moving the slides forward the openings in the same are brought over openings or apertures d in the top board,
O, of the till, thus permitting the coin to drop through the latter upon an inclined plane or board, E. This inclined plane is in the nature of a trough or chute, it being composed of two side boards and abottom plate ofglass or other material. This bottom plate passes through an opening in the till-casing, so as to discharge the coin into the hand of the operator or into a receptacle held outside of the same.
Instead of the trough or chute, we may employ a drawer for receiving the coin, this drawer being arranged immediately below the dis- 8 5 charge openings in the top board, G.
For the purpose of operating the coin-delivery slides in an expeditious and simple manner, we provide the following mechanism, viz: Below the top board, 0, in front of the 0 chute or drawer, is arranged a transverse cylindrical shaft or rod, G, firmly fixed in the side walls of the casing 1). On this shaft are placed a series of movable pulleys, H, corresponding in number with the delivery-slides. Each pulley has a cord, belt, or chain, I, secured thereto, which passes over the same in a backward direction to the rear end of its coin-delivery slide, where it is secured. .Another cord, J, having its front end attached at or about the middle of the delivery-slide, passes over its respective pulley, and is then secured to a horizontal lever or key, K. These levers or keys, corresponding in numher with the coin columns, are fulcrumed at their rear ends on a transverse rod or shaft, being held at a proper distance apart from each other by spacing washers or sleeves W. The free ends of the levers project through vertical slots in the casing D and are provided with knobs or handles. On the aforesaid shaft or rod G are arranged coiled springs M, each having one end secured to the shaft and the other end to the side of its respective pulley.
By depressing the front end of any one of the keys or levers the slide connected therewith is carried forward so as to discharge its coin into the delivery chute or drawer. As soon as the hand-pressure is removed from the key the coiled spring will act upon the pulley and partially rotate the same, and as the cord I is connected with said pulley and the rear end of the slide, the latter is again forced backward so as to bring its opening under its coin-receptacle.
In order to sound an alarm whenever a coin is withdrawn from any of the receptacles, we provide an alarm mechanism consisting of the transverse rod N beneath the levers K, and carried by a pivoted lever, L, which is journaled on the fulcrum-rod of the levers K. To the rear end of the leverLis attached a spring tongue or arm, 0, the free end of which is vibrated to cause it to strike against a gong, I, secured to the casing D. This vibratorymovement of the arm is efiected by a pivoted plate, Q, having a cam or projection, 1t. \Vhen the rod N is depressed by the depression of any of the levers K it follows that the lever L is turned on its fulcrum, thus causing the hammer end of the spring tongue or arm 0, in rising, to slide upon the projection or cam B. This deflects the spring-hammer to one side, and when it passes beyond the cam R it is released and strikes the gon When the lever K is raised a spring, S, bearing upon the lever L, serves to reset the gong mechanism by causing the arm 0 to slip back to its normal position on the under side of the cam R.
The pivoted plateQhasashort arm withknob T working through an inclined slot of the casing D, so as to enable said plate and cam to be disengaged from the arm 0. When thisis done by turning the plate down into the posi' tion shown by dotted lines on Fig. 3, the alarm is not sounded when the delivery-slides are operated, as the springhammer O can rise and fall without touching the deflecting-cam R.
A detachable board, V, is fitted over the front portions of the delivervslides, for convenience in reaching the mechanism.
Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. In a coin holding and delivering apparatus, the combination of the stationary shaft G, movable pulleys H, cords, belts, or chains I J, and springs M with the pivoted levers or keys K, slotted coin -delivery slides B, and vertical coin columns or receptacles A, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
2. The combination of the transverse rod N, spring S, lever L, spring arm or tongue 0, and plate Q, having cam or projection R, with the gong P, levers K, and casing D, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.
3. The pivoted plate Q, having projection R and knob T, in combination with the slotted casing D and gong mechanisn, substantially as set forth.
In testimony whereofwe atfix our signatures in presence of two witnesses.
Witnesses J OSEPH J. Srxson, S. W. AXTELL.
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