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US870338A
US870338A US39257007A US1907392570A US870338A US 870338 A US870338 A US 870338A US 39257007 A US39257007 A US 39257007A US 1907392570 A US1907392570 A US 1907392570A US 870338 A US870338 A US 870338A
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No. 870,338. PATENTED NOV. 5, 1907.
B. A. BEAUMONT, JR. & e. w. GARMON.
CHECK OPERATED MECHANISM. APPLICATION FILED FEB. 9, 1908. RENEWED SEPT. 12, 1907.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
EDWARD A. BEAUMONT, JR, AND GEORGE W. GARMON, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
CHE CK-OPE RATED ME CHANISM.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. 5, 1907.
Application filed February 9, 1906. Serial No. 300,221. Renewed September 12, 1907. Serial No. 392,570-
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, EDWARD A. BEAUMONT, Jr., and GEORGE W. GARMON, citizens of the United States. and residents of the city and county of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania. have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Check-Operated Mechanism, of which the following is a specification.
()ur invention relates to improvements in check-operated mechanisms, and the objects of our invention are, first to furnish a simple means for preventing the unauthorized withdrawal of the coins or checks from the coin receptacle; second, to furnish means for causing the coin carriers to positively register with the coin slot in the inclosing case; third, to furnish a simple and positive means for completely cleaning the coin car- The invention herein described is an improvement upon the invention set forth in our application for patent on check-operated apparatus, Serial Number 265,140, filed in the United States Patent Office, June 14, 1905.
in the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification, and in which similar letters of reference indicate similar parts throughout the several views Figure 1, is a vertical longitudinal section through an inclosing case showing in side and sectional elevation our improvements in check-operated mechanism; Fig. 2, a side elevation of the lever for operating the coin carriers, and the means ior preventing the coin carriers, upon each complete movement of the operating lever, from passing out of register with the coin slot; Fig. 3, a side elevation of the case for inclosing the check operated mechanism showing, partly broken away, a case for carrying the contact making and breaking lever which carries a telephone receiver, and the means operated by the movements of said lever for locking or unlocking the coin carrier shaft against a forward movement. Fig. 4, a front elevation of part of shaft for carrying coin carriers, a set of coin carriers, and the device for cleaning the coin carriers.
a is the inclosing case for the mechanism. This case is divided by a partition d into an upper chamber 1) which carries the mechanism and a lower chamber 0 which forms the coin receptacle. In order that the coins may not be withdrawn from the receptacle 6 by turning the case upside down the partition (I is furnished with a hinged trap f which when the case is in its normal position drops open by gravity permitting the passage of a coin from the upper to the lower part of the case, but which. if the case be turned upside down, closes and prevents the coins passing from the lower to the upper part of the case.
g is the shaft upon which the coin carriers h are carried, 'i isaa handle through which, and a suitable arrangement of pawl and ratchet, as described fully in our former application, the shaft 9 and the coin carriers carried thereby may be intermittently revolved in one direction.
As in our former invention at the end of each complete operative movement of the operating lever i one or other of the coin carriers h is brought into register with the slot j in the case a through which the coin or check is passed to the machine.
Our invention is adapted particularly, though not solely, for telephone service and would frequently be in places where children or irresponsible persons would amuse themselves by operating the lever "i. In order that the lever i may be tampered with as little as possible we place upon the shaft g a ratchet '1', best shown in Fig. 3, and furnish a pawl s for engaging it. in the drawing the pawl s is Connected with the lever t which carries the telephone receiver 74. When the lever t is depressed by the weight of the receiver the pawl s is in engagement with the ratchet wheel 7 preventing any movement of the shaft g. As soon, however, as the receiver is lifted the spring 1) raises the arm 15 which moves the pawl s away from the ratchet wheel 1'. When this is done the operating lever i can be moved to actuate the shaft 9 and its connected parts.
It is extremely important in machines of this class that the shaft g be limited in its movements so that each complete operation of the leveriwill bring a coin carrier exactly opposite the coin slot j in the case. To this end we furnish a disk 0 carried on shaft g, and a pawl 10, Figs. 1 and 2, which is adapted to engage with the depressions n on this disk 0 at the moment that the coin carriers h are directly in register with the coin slot j.
Upon the return movement of the operating 'lever, this lever, or a part carried by or moving with it, engages a trigger 1 attached to or operating pawl w. This trigger being moved outwards upon the reverse movement of the lever moves the pawl 10 out of engagement with depression IL. Upon the operative movement of the lever i the trigger Z is operated to hold pawl 10 out of engagement with the disk 0 until the latter has been moved sufficiently to prevent the pawl from engaging the depression first opposite it. As the movement of the lever and disk continue the trigger is disengaged allowing the pawl to fall in to engage the disk and when the shaft g and the disk have been moved sufficiently to bring a coin carrier opposite slot 7' the pawl 10 engages a corresponding depression and prevents a further movement of the disk until the lever i is again returned to its first position.
2, Fig. 1, is a cleaner which insures a coin or any other object being positively expelled from the coin carriers. The cleaner is placed between the disks or plates 0 which carry the coin carriers h and is of a spiral form as best shown in Fig. 1 so that as the disks are revolved the carriers h are, so to speak, swept by the cleaner.
The cleaner is entirely beneath the coin carriers which are opposite the coin slot j, in the drawing it is also shown as beneath the next coin carrier, that is between this carrier and the shaft g, but it is shown as almost at the outer end of the third carrier. When a coin is passed through the coin slot j to the coin carrier, which is open at the top and bottom, it drops by gravity until it engages the cleaner 2, see Fig. l, which acts as a stop to prevent the coin from falling out the inner end of the carrier and the cleaner continues to form a stop to hold the coin in the carrier until the latter has been so far moved downwards in its rotation that the coin falls by gravity from its outer end.
The exact form or position of the cleaner is immaterial so long as it is arranged to positively eject any object from the coin carriers between the time that the carrier leaves the coin slot j and again returns to this slot.
In this application we have not shown or described the alarm which is operated by being engaged by a coin carried in one of the coin carriers h, this feature of our invention having been described and claimed in our application before referred to and not being essential to a correct understanding of the devices herein shown and described.
Having thus described our invention We claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
'1. In a check-controlled apparatus, in combination, an inclosing case, a shaft, coin carriers carried by said shaft, means for rotating said shaft, and a stationary cleaning device for cleaning out said coin carriers during their revolution.
2. In a check-controlled apparatus, in combination, an inclosing case, a shaft, coin carriers carried by said shaft, said carriers being adapted to engage opposite edges of the coin and being open at the top and bottom, a stationary cleaning device adapted to form a stop for the coin when first placed in said carriers and afterwards during the rotation of said shaft and carriers to sweep the carriers from their inner to their outer ends, and means for rotating said shaft and carriers.
$3. In a check-controlled apparatus, in combination, an inclosing case, a shaft, disks carried by Said shaft, coin carriers, the opposite parts of which are carried one on one disk the other on the other disk, a stationary cleaning device placed between said disks, said cleaning device having substantially the form of a spiral one .end of which starts at a point below the lower ends of the coin carriers and which gradually passes outward until its outer end terminates at or near the outer ends of said coin carriers, and means for rotating said shaft and carriers.
EDWARD A. BEAUMONT, JR.
GEORGE W. GARMON.
Witnesses GEORGE W. Snn'rznn, CHARLES A. RUTTER.
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