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W'. O. DOUBLEDAY. CIGAR VENDING APPARATUS.
No. 399,851. Patented Mar. 19,1889
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2 Sheets-Sheet W. O. DOUBLEDAY. UIGAR VENDING APPARATUS.
Patented Mar. 19, 1889 N. Parana Phnwmm m mr. Wishingion D. c,
UNTTnn STATES FaTnNT @rrrca \VILLIAM Ci. DOUBLEDAY, OF LIMA, OHIO, ASSIGNOR TO BERTHA C.
DOUBLEDAY, OF SAME PLACE.
CIGAR VENDING APPARATUS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 399,851, dated March 19, 1889.
Application filed September 10, 1888. Serial No. 286,061.. (No model.)
1'0 all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that 1, WILLIAM 0. DOUBLE- DAY, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Lima, in the county of Allen and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Cigar-V ending Machines; and I 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 appertains to make and use the same.
My invention relates to improvements in coinoperated vending apparatus; and. it consists of the novel con'ibination and arrangement of devices, as will be hereinafter fully described and claimed.
One of the objects of my invention is to provide anapparatus of the character above described with mechanism of improved construction for preventing the introduction of a coin to release a locking device for preventing the withdrawal of a delivery-slide, which coin-detaining apparatus is automatically op erated by gravity of the cigar when the latter is in position to be delivered by the deliveryslide, whereby the introduction of a coin in the coin-receiving slot cannot be made when the supply of cigars has been exhausted.
A further obj eet of my invention is to provide a delivery-slide of peculiar construction for delivering one cigar at a time, after the introduction. of each coin, in position to be readily removed from the slide by the purchaser; and this slide connected by intermediate mechanical devices with a carrier for automatically operating the latter to place a cigar in position on the slide when it is returned to its normal I position within the inclosing shell or case.
A further obj ectof my invention is to provide means whereby a cigar-box. and its 0011- tents can be supported bodily in the apparatus in position to supply one cigar at a time to the carrier direct from the cigar-box in which the cigars are originally packed, and this carrier is constructed in a novel manner to agitate the cigars in the box, and thus prevent the cigars from binding and insure the proper feeding of the same.
To enable others to understand my invention, I will now proceed to describe my apparatus in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which Figure lis an elevation taken from the rear of the apparatus, looking in the direction indicated by the arrow in Fig. 2. Fig. 2 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view 011 the line a; 0c of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a horizontal transverse sectional view on the line 1 y of Fig. 2. Fig. at is a vertical transverse sectional view at right angles to the plane of Fig. 2 011 the line .2 .2 of said Fig. 2, and Fig. 5 is a detail perspective view of the delivery slide detached from the apparatus.
Referring to the drawings, in which like let ters of reference denote corresponding parts in all the figures, A designates the inclosing shell or case of my improved vending apparatus, at a suitable point of the front wall of which shell or case is provided a coin-receiving slot, a, in which the coins are introduced. A coinway or slide, B, is arranged in an inclined position within said case with its upper end terminating immediately below the coin-receiving slot, so that the coins introduced through the slot will drop on said way with certainty, and the lower end of said in.- clined coinway or slide terminates immediately above a vertical coin-tube, O. The inclined coinway is provided with parallel raised sides or flanges I), which retain the coin in proper position onthe slide and insure its delivery to the coin-tube, and said coinway is provided further at intermediate points of its length with a longitudinal slot, 7;. This slot is narrower than the width of the coin- Way, so as to leave narrow flanges b (see Fig. 1,) on which the edges of a coin of proper denomination as, for instance, a five cent nickelslide when the coin travels down the coinway to the coin-tube, while a coin of less value than a nickel or of smaller size .as a one-cent or three-cent piece or a halfdime or dimewill drop through said slot 1) into a separate receptacle, l3, placed below said coinway B, as shown in Figs. 2 and 4. The vertical fixed coin-tube is open at its upper end to adapt the coins to fall directly therein from the coinway, and in this coin-tube is arranged a pivoted plate, D, that is interposed in the path of the coin falling through the tube. This pivoted plate is provided with an inclined arm that is provided at its free end with a weight. This arm is arranged so that its weight will strike a bell, d, to give an audible alarm and thus indicate that the coin has passed the pivoted plate, and as the free end of the hammer is weighted only such coins as have the proper weight can tilt the pivoted plate before passing through. the cointube, and upon the return movement of said plate to its normal horizontal position in the coin-tube the hammer strikes the bell to indicate that the coin has been properly deposited on the delivery-slide and that the latter and the cigar thereon can now be withdrawn from the case, will be more fully described presently.
E is an endwise-movable delivery-slide, which is arranged in the lower end of the inclosing shell or case in the vertical plane of the coinway B and coin-tube C, and this delivery-slide is guided in a straight direct line in a groove, 6, formed in a platform or sub-base, 6'. (See Fig. 4.) The lower side of the delivery-slide is preferably made dovetailed in cross-section, as indicated in Figs. 1, 4, and 5, and the groove c is made to correspond to the shape of said slide. The front end of this deliveryslide extends through an opening formed in the front wall of the inclosing shell or case, where it is provided with a knob or other hand-piece for conveniently withdrawing the slide from the case by hand, and the rear inner end of said delivery-slide extends beneath the lower open end of the vertical fixed coin-tube 0 when said slide is forced to its normal position in the inclosing shell or case, (see Fig. 2,) a transverse opening being provided in the lower end of the coin-tube for the delivery-slide to pass transversely across the lower end of the tube. The rear end of said delivery-slide is further provided with a vertical coin-slot, f, (see Figs. 2 and 5,) which lies within the coin-tube C in posit-ion to receive the coins falling through the same, and at a suitable point in rear of the extreme front end of said slot j" of the delivery-slide, on the upper side of the same, is a fixed stop or shoul der, f, in the path of which stop or shoulder is a locking device, G, for preventing the withdrawal of the delivery-slide from the case, except when the coin of the proper denomination is contained in the slot f of the slide. The slide and the slot f are of less depth than the diameter of the proper coin (the nickel) which is to be received in the slot, the coin. standing on edge, as indicated in Fig. 2, and projecting above the stop or shoulder f so as to impinge against the locking device and lift the latter suflieiently to allow the stop or shoulder to pass the locking device before the latter is released from contact with the coin. This locking device G consists of an arm or pawl which is pivoted at v one end at g, and arranged in a horizontal position transversely across the upper edge of the slide, and said arm normally restsby gravity on the slide in the path of the square shoulder or stop f to prevent the slide from being drawn out of the case or shell sufficiently to reach the cigar resting thereon, it being understood that the slide is capable of a limited movement when there is no coin in the slot thereof equal to the distance between the stop or shoulder and the locking device.
To the delivery-slide at a point in'front of the coin-slot f thereof, is secured a transversely-curved plate, F, which is arranged longitudinally on the slide and receives a cigar from a carrier, H, that is arranged above the delivery-slide and conveys the cigar from the cigar-box to the delivery-slide. This carrier consists of a flat plate, which slides on an elevated part of the platform 6 above the delivery-slide, said carrier operating beneath a supporting-receptacle, I, that is fixed to the inclosing shell or case at one side of and above the delivery-slide. (See Figs. 1 and 4.) This receptacle is also elevated above the platform a a suflicient distance to permit the carrier to slide readily beneath the same, and said receptacle is open at its lower end and provided with supporting-strips 2', on which rest one end of an ordinary cigar-box, J.
In practice, I prefer to remove one of the ends of said box and force or spread laterally one of the sides thereof, as at j, Figs. 3 and 4c, and the box is then placed in a vertical position with its open end lowermost, so that the contents thereof will drop and rest on the carrier. The upper surface of the carrier is corrugated, as at 7b, to agitate the contents of the box J when the slide is moved and prevent them from binding on one another, which thus insures the proper feeding of the articles to the carrier; and said carrier is further provided with a vertical opening, h, which is adapted to receive one cigar at a time, the dimensions of the opening being such as to permit only one cigar to enter the same. This carrier operates between the receptacle I and the delivery-slide to convey the cigars directly from the box J in the receptacle to the delivery-slide, and the carrier is actuated by the slide by the following mechanical devices: To one side of the deliveryslide is affixed a rack, K, with which meshes a pinion, in, that is affixed to one end of a shaft, 7c, and to the other end of said shaft is is secured a bevel-pinion, Z, with which meshes another similar pinion, Z, on one end of a counter-shaft, L, this counter-shaft carrying one or more pinions, Z which mesh with racks Z affixed to the under side of the carrier at the ends thereof, as shown by dotted lines in Fig. l. The carrier is normally arranged so that the opening therein lies over the plate F on the delivery-slide, and when the slide is withdrawn from the case or shell the rack thereon rotates the shafts L to cause the carrier to simultaneously travel at right angles to the line of movement of the slide, so that the openingin the carrier arrives in position beneath the box J to receive a cigar therefrom by the time the slide is withdrawn from the case or shell A sufficiently to remove from said slide the cigar which has been previously deposited thereon by the carrier. hen the deliveryslide is forced back within the ,case A, the shafts 7.3 L are rotated in reverse'tiirections to return the carrier to its normal position over said slide, and so that the cigar in the opening in said carrier will fall by gravity upon the plate F of the delivery-slide in position to be delivered to the purchaser when the slide is again withdrawn from the case or shell,
0 is a coin-detaining rod, which is adapted to operate across the coin-receiving slot a when the delivery-slide does not contain a cigar. This detaining-rod is operated by a pivoted lever, O, which has one end bent or curved, as at 0, and arranged across the delivery-slide, above the same and out of contact therewith, in position to be depressed by the weight of a cigar when the latter is deposited on the delivery-slide by the traveling carrier. This lever O is pivoted to a vertical rod, 0, which is connected to the eoin-de taining rod 0 by an intermediate pivoted lever, 0 (see Figs. 1 and 4,) whereby when a cigar rests on the operating-lever the coin-detaining rod is withdrawn below the coin-slot to permit a coin to be passed through the slot.
Below the platform c is arranged a tray or drawer, P, and in said platform, at a point in front of the coin-tube C, is formed a slot, p, into and through which the coin in the slot 1 of the delivery-slide falls when said slide is partially withdrawn to allow the slot f therein to register with the slot p, whereby the coins are properly discharged fromthc slide.
The operation of my invention is as follows: \Vhen the apparatus is in condition for use, the opening in the carrier lies over the 'delivery-slide, so that a cigar will rest on said slide and the coin-detaining rod 0 will be withdrawn from the coin-slot a. A coin of the proper denomination having been placed in the eoinslot a it slides down the inclined eoinway B into the coin-tube C, where it tilts the pivoted plate D, which causes the hammer to strike the bell. After the coin passes this plate it is received into the slotf of the deliveryslide, in which it stands on edge and projects above the stop or shoulder f of said slide. The slide can now be withdrawn, the coin striking the locking device G and lifting the latter sufficiently to allow the stop f to clear said locking device, and when the slot f arrives over the slot 19 the coin drops by gravity through the two slots into the tray or receptacle P. The cigar on the deliveryslide is withdrawn from the case with the slide, and can be easily removed by the purchaser. Simultaneously with the withdrawal of the delivery-slide from the case or shell the carrier is moved at right angles across the slide and below the receptacle and the cigarboX J to receive another cigar in its opening,
and when the slide is returned within the case said carrier and the cigar in the opening there of are forced in the reverse direction across the slide, so that the cigar will fall by gravity upon the slide when the opening in the carrier arrives over the slide, the weight of the cigar on the lever O depressing the coin-detainingbar 0 below the coin-slot (t. The case or shell is provided with a suitable door, whereby the cigar-box can be introduced therein, and, if desired, a window can be made in the case to permit inspection of the cigar-box.
Although I have shown and described my apparatus as adapted for vending cigars, it is obvious that it can be also used in delivering other articles or packages; and I would therefore have it understood that I do not confine myself to the use of the apparatus for vending any single or particular class. of merchandise.
1 am also aware that changes in the form and proportion of parts and details of construction of the mechanism, herein shown and described as an embodiment of my invention, can be made without departing from the spirit orsacriiieing the advantages of the same. l
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. In a vending apparatus, thecombination of an endwise-movable delivery-slide and a horizontal carrier supported above said delivery-slide and connected thereto, whereby the carrier is caused to travel across the slide at right angles to the path of movement of the slide when the latter is moved endwise, substantially and for the pn rpose described.
2. In avending apparatus, the combination of an endwiseanovable delivery-slide adapted to be withdrawn by hand from the shell or .case of the apparatus, a receptacle having an open lower end arranged above said slide at one side thereof, a slotted movable carrier, also supported above said delivery-slide and arranged below said receptacle, and gearing intermediate of the deliveryslide and the carrier to move the latter at right angles to the path of the slide, whereby the carrier is caused to reciprocate between the receptacle and delivery-slide to deposit the article received in its slot from the receptacle upon the delivery-slide, substantially as and for the purpose described.
3. In a vending apparatus, the combination of a vertical. fixed coin-tube having an open lower end, an inclined eoinway terminating innnediately above said coin-tube to deposit the coins directly therein, an endwise-movable delivery-slide operating transversely be low and across said coin-tube and having a coin-slot into which the coins are received after they pass through said coin-tube, and a locking device for normally locking the slide against withdrawal from the case and adapted to be operated by the coin thereon, substantially as described.
-:t. In avending apparatu s, the combination IOO of an inclined coinway, a coin-tube arranged below said way to receive the coins directly therefrom, an endwise-movable delivery-slide operating across the coin-tube and having a coin-receiving slot into which the coins are received from said coin-tube, a fixed stop on said slide in rear of the slot therein, and a gravity-locking device normally arranged in the path of said stop and adapted to be raised by the coin in the slot of said slide a sufficient distance to permit said fixed stop to clear the locking device, substantially as and for the purpose described.
5. In a vending apparatus, the combination of an inclined way, a coin-tube, a pivoted plate arranged in the path of the coins that pass therethrough and having an arm adapted to operate an audible alarm mechanism, and a delivery-slide operating across the coin-tube below the pivoted plate therein, substantially as and for the purpose described.
6. In a vending apparatus, the combination of an inclined coinway, a coin-tube immediately below the lower extremity of said Way, an endwise-movable delivery-slide having a coin-receiving slot in its rear end and a fixed shoulder or stop in rear of the front extremity of said slot, and agravity-locking arm pivoted at one side of the coin-tube and normally lying in a horizontal position transversely across said delivery-slide and in the path of the fixed shoulder or stop 011 said slide, substantially as and for the purpose described.
7. Ina vending apparatus, the combination of an inclined coinway, a coin-tube, a platform having a guide-groove and a slot, 19, intersecting said groove, and a delivery-slide operating across said coin-tube and having a coin-receiving slot adapted to convey the coins from said tube to the slot 13, substantially as and for the purpose described.
8. In a vending apparatus, the combination of a coinway, a coin-tube, an endwise-movable delivery-slide operating across said cointube, a carrier actuated by the delivery-slide, and a locking device for preventing the withdrawal of the slide and adapted to be released by the coin on the slide, substantially as and for the purpose described.
9. In a vending apparatus, the combination of a coinway, a coin-tube, a delivery-slide, a carrier operating above said slide, and gearing intermediate of said slide and the carrier for moving the latter at right angles to the path of the former, substantially as and for the purpose described.
10. In a vending apparatus, the combina tion of a delivery-slide, a support elevated above said slide and arranged at one side of the same, a carrier having a vertical opening and movable on a horizontal line between the support and the slide, and gear-connections intermediate of the slide and carrier for alternately moving the latter back and forth in a line at right angles to the path of the slide, substantially as and for the purpose described.
11. In a vending apparatus, the combination, with a delivery-slide and a bottomless support containing the articles to be delivered by said delivery-slide, of a carrier intermediate of said support and the deliveryslide and geared to the latter, said carrier having a corrugated surface and a transverse slot for receiving an article from the support when said slot aligns with the latter, substantially as described.
12. In a vending apparatus, the combination, with a case having a coin-slot and a l1orizontally-movable delivery-slide, of ahorizontal lever, 0, having its free end arranged above said delivery-slide and adapted to be depressed by the weight of the article resting on said slide, a coin-detaining rod arranged to slide transversely across said coin-slot when the free end of the lever is elevated, and connections intermediate of the lever and the coindetainin g rod, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
\VILLIAM (I. DOUBLEDAY.
W'itnesses:
EMERSON PRIDDY, E. P. WILKINs.
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