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Aug. 2, 1938.
B. RADTKE ET AL
2,125,689 ‘
COIN CONTROLLED DÀEVICE
Fíled‘Deo. 15, 1935
MN
\^bbÄhm,
Claude .Qli’z'r?a ,
an d Brun 0 Radífïe
INVENTORS
THE/a ' ATTORNEYS
Patented Aug. 2, 1938
2,125,589
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,125,689
`
com coNrRoLLsD DEVICE
Bruno Radtke and Claude R. Kirk, Chicago, Ill.,
assignors to Exhibit Supply Co., Chicago, Ill., a
corporation of Illinois
Application December 13, 1935, Serial No. 54,227
7 Claims.
(Cl. l194--92)
This invention relates to coin controlled devices.
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It is an object of this invention to provide an
improved coin controlled device which is rela
Slidably mounted in an end wall I3 of the
cabinet l2 is a coin slide M, which is preferably
of the type shown and described in the Tratsch
tively simple and inexpensive in construction and
and Hall Patents, Nos. 1,908,370 and 1,908,752.
eñicient in use.
Another object of the present invention is to
provide a novel device, adapted to be associated
with any coin controlled vending or amusement
device such, for example, as a pin and marble
game, or the like.
An additional object of the present invention
is to provi-de a novel device, adapted to be associ
ated with the coin slide or coin control, of a coin
controlled machine or apparatus, and coacting
with. the said coin control, to permit two suc
cessive operations of the said machine or appa
ratus.
.
A further object of the present invention is to
provide, in combination with a coin slide of the
type which has a limited amount of lost motion
during its operative stroke, such as in the slide
down and described in the Tratsch and Hall Pat
ents Nos. 1,908,370 and 1,908,752, means for uti
lizing this lost motion of the slide for eifecting a
second operation of the operating mechanism
controlled by the slide without necessitating the
insertion of a second coin or token into the coin
aperture of the same.
Other objects will appear hereinafter.
BO
The invention consists in the novel combina
tion and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter
described and claimed.
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The invention will be best understood by ref
erence to the accompanying drawing showing the
35 preferred form of construction, and in which:
Fig. 1 is a View, partly in section, and partly
in side elevation, showing a preferred form of
the present invention associated with a part of the
operating or control mechanism of a coin-con
trolled amusement apparatus;
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary side elevational view
of the device shown in Fig. 1, with several of
the parts in changed position;
Fig. 3 is a sectional top plan View, on line 3-3
This slide or control member M is of the type, Ul
as disclosed in the said patents, which has a
limited amount of lost motion in its idle or locked
condition (right to left, Fig. 1), that is, the slide
lli may be moved partially inwardly (right to
left, Fig. l), without inserting a coin or token 10
into the coin aperture of the same, before the
fraud-prevention devices or dogs 65 become effec
tive to prevent further inward movement of the
slide but when freed, as by deposit of a coin, the
slide may be completely or fully reciprocated.
Carried by, and depending from, the inner end
portion of the coin slide M, is an arm I5, and
connected to this arm l5, as at I6, is one end
portion of a link or push bar IT.
Formed in the push bar l1 is an elongated slot
i8 and projecting into this slot I8 is a pin i9,
this pin l0 being attached to, and carried by, a
link member 20 which is pivotally mounted ad
jacent its upper end, as at 2|, in the cabinet l2.
Pivotally connected to the member 20, adjacent
the lower end of the latter, as at 22, is a link 23
and formed in the lower en-d portion of this link
23 is an elongated slot 24. Projecting into this
slot 24 is a pin 25 which is attached to, and
projects laterally from an operating arm 26 of
an instrumentality such as the disc 2l, this disc
21 forming part of a timing or control device
which is generally indicated at 23, and which
forms the subject matter of U. S. Patents Nos.
1,353,850, 1,773,697 and 1,795,969; it being under
stood that the timing device 28 forms part of
the operating mechanism of the machine or appa
ratus which is arranged in the cabinet l2.
The disc 21 is rotatably mounted, as at 29,
upon a support 30, which is arranged in the
cabinet il, and formed in the peripheral edge of
the disc 2l is a notch or recess 3|. Engageable
in this recess or notched portion 3l of the disc
21 is a pin 32 which is carried by, and projects
laterally from, a memberßä, this member 33 be- 4
Fig. 4 is an elevational View, partly in section, ing pivotally mounted, between its ends, as at 34,
on line 4-4 in Fig. l; and
upon the support 30. Carried by the member 33
Fig. 5 is a Aschematic wiring diagram of an` is a smalldisc (of nonconductive material) 35
electrical circuit embodied in the invention.
which is engageable with a contact 36 which, in
A preferred form of the present invention is turn, is engageable with a contact 31, these con
shown in the drawing, is therein generally indi
tacts 36 and 31 forming a switch 38 which may
be employed for the purpose of controlling the
cated at l0, and is shown associated with a coin
operation of any electrically operated or con
controlled amusement apparatus, which is gen
erally in-dicated at Il, and which includes a trolled mechanism which may be arranged in the
55 cabinet l2.
cabinet I2 of a coin-controlled amusement or 55
. in Fig. 1;
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article vending device, or analogous apparatus
or machine.
Pivotally mounted in the cabinet I2, as at 39,
is a ratchet 4l) which is provided with a row or
rack of teeth 4I. Pivotally connected at one end,
as at 42, to the ratchet 40, is a link 43, this
link 43 having a pin and slot connection, at I9,
with the member 20.
Pivotally mounted on the ratchet 40, as at 44,
ated or controlled mechanism which it may be
desired to arrange in the cabinet I2, or in the cir
cuit 6I, such, for example, as the motor 63. It is
to be noted, however, that the circuit 6I is not
closed until the coin slide I4 and push bar I1 are
reset into their initial position (left to right, Fig.
2, or as shown in Fig. 1) by the action of the re
setting spring 64, this movement of the push bar
I1 causing the pin 51 carried thereby to engage
and carried thereby, is an actuating arm or pawl
the contact 58 and urge the same into engage
45, this arm or pawl 45 having an end portion 41
ment with the contact 59, thereby closing the
switch 60.
When the coin slide or control member I4 and
slide bar I1 are moved inwardly (right to left,
Fig. 1), to effect the initial actuation of the oper
ating mechanism 63, etc. by a full stroke opera
tion of the slide, the member 20 acts, through
the link 43, to condition the repeat operating
mechanism for subsequent actuation by a partial
which is engageable with a pin 48 which is car
ried by, and projects laterally from, the push bar
I1.
The pawl 45 is engageable with a laterally
extending arm 46 of the ratchet-40.
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Attached, as at 49, to the ratchet 40, is one
end of a coil spring 58, the other end of this coil
spring 50 being anchored in the cabinet I2, as
at 5|.
Pivotally mounted in the cabinet I2, as at 52,
20
is a latch dog 53 and this latch dog 53 has an
arm 54 which is engageable with the teeth 4I of
the ratchet 40. Attached to the dog 53, as at 55,
is a coil spring 56 which normally urges the dog
25 53 (into initial position, Fig. 1).
Carried by, and projecting laterally from, the
push bar I1 is a pin 51 which normally engages
a contact 58 so as to urge the latter into engage
ment with a contact 59, these contacts 58 and 59
forming a so-called full stroke switch 60.
The switches 38 and 60 are arranged in` an elec
trical circuit 6I (Fig. 5) which also includes a
suitable source of current 62 which may be a bat
tery of dry cells or the like arranged in the cabi
Any desired mechanism may be arranged
in the circuit 6I or operatedthereby, and, for
the purpose of illustration, the .circuit 6I is shown
as having a motor 63 arranged therein, this mo
tor 63 being intended to actuate any operating
. net I2.
mechanism or device which it may b‘e desired to
arrange in the cabinet of a coin-controlled ma
chine or apparatus. Attached to the coin slide
I4 is a resetting spring E4.
or limited movement of the control or slide I4, 20
specifically by pivoting the ratchet 40, at 39
(clockwise, from the position in which it is shown
in Fig.Y l to the position in which it is shown in
Fig. 2) , thereby moving the end portion 41 of the
pawl 45 into the path of movement of the pin 25
means 48 which is carried by the push bar I1,
and when the push bar I1 is retracted (left to
right, Fig. 2) the link mechanism 43-20-23 re
mains as in full line position, Fig. 2, by reason
of the pin and slot connection I8--I9 of the push 30
bar I1 with the link 20, and during this return
movement of the push bar I1 the pin 48 carried
thereby engages the end portion 41 of the pawl
45 and thereby pivots the latter, at 44 (counter
clockwise, Fig. 2), thus allowing the pin 48 to ~«
pass by the end portion 41 of the pawl 45 into its
initial position (as in Fig. 1). During this oper
ation the» arm 54 of the dog 53 rides over the
teeth 4I of the ratchet 40 and latches the ratchet
49 in the position which it is shown in Fig. 2, and
against retroactive movement, by its resetting
spring 50.
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Operation
After the controlled or operating mechanism
or other instrumentality (motor 83, etc.) has
been in operation, a predetermined length of
The parts are normally disposed in the posi
tion in which they are shown in Fig. 1, and when
a coin or token is inserted into the coin aperture
of the coin slide I4 and the latter is pushed in
time, the circuit 6I is opened by the action of the
timing device 28, the disc 21 of which is gradu
ally rotated (counterclockwise, from full to dotted
, (right to left, Fig. 1), the push bar I1 is corre
spondingly moved, by reason of its connection, at
I5-I6, with the coin slide I4. This movement
of the push bar I1 (right to left, Fig. 1) acts,
through the pin and slot connection I 8-I9, to
pivot the member 20, at 2|, and the member 23,
at 25, (clockwise, from dotted to full line posi
tion, Fig` 2) .
This movement of the member 23
is transmitted, through the pin and slot con
nection 24-25, to the controlled instrumentality
60 or disc-like member 26-21, thereby pivoting the
latter, at 29, (from dotted to full line position, Fig.
2) , thereby moving the notched portion 3I of the
disc 21 out of engagement with the pin 32, where
upon the pin 32 will ride the periphery of the disc
21.. During this operation the member 33 is piv
65
oted at 34, (counterclockwise, from the position
in which it is shown in Fig. 1 into the position in
which it is shown in Fig. 2), and during thisV
movement of the member 33 the disc 35, which
70 is carried by the member 33, engages the con
tact 36, thereby forcing the contact Y36 into en
gagement with the contact 31 and thus closingthe switch 38; it being understood that this clos
ing or operating of the switch instrumentality 38
75 ïmay .be utilized to actuate any electrically oper
line position, Fig. 2) , thereby opening the switch
38 and the circuit 6I and again positioning the
parts 29-23--26 in their initial position (as in
dotted lines, Fig. 2, full lines, Fig. 1).
Accordingly after the parts 2li-23 and 26 have
thus been returned to their initial position, as in
dotted lines, Fig. 2, after the initial operation of .
the coin slide I4 and associated parts, the con
trolled mechanism 28-38--63, and associated
parts, in the cabinet I2, may again be moved
into eiTective position, that is, the circuit 6I may
again be closed, without inserting another or 60
second coin or Vtoken into the coin aperture of
the coin slide I4, and this is accomplished by
taking advantage of the lost motion in the slide
I4, that is, by taking advantage of the fact that
the slide I4 may be moved partially inwardly
(right to left, Fig. l), (full to dotted lines, Fig. 3) ,
without inserting a second coin or token into the
coin aperture of the slide I4, before the fraud
prevention devices or dogs 65 become eiïective to
prevent further inward movement of the slide I4 70
(right to left, Fig. 1).
Accordingly when the parts are positioned in
dotted lines, Fig. 2, and the coin slide I4 is moved
partially inwardly (right to left, Figs. 1 and 3),
without inserting a second coin or token into the
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coin aperture of the same, the push bar I1 is
spirit of the invention.
correspondingly moved and during this operation
the laterally -extending pin 48, which is carried
by the push bar l1,` engages the end portion 41
wish to be limited to the precise details of con
of the pawl 45 and moves the latter a correspond
ing short distance from the position in which it
is shown in Fig. 2, thereby pivoting the ratchet
within the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described our invention, what we
claim as new and desire to protect by Letters
4i), at 39 (clockwise, Fig. 2), against the action
Patent is:
of the spring 5t. This movement of the ratchet
to pivot the link m-echanism 43-20-23 (from
dotted to full line position, Fig. 2), thereby ro
1. Coin controlled apparatus having a coin slide
provided with detent means released to permit 10
full stroke movement of the slide upon deposit
of a coin therein, said slide having a normal
tating the disc 21 and its arm 26 (clockwise, from
limited idle stroke movement, a controlled in
¿113, (clockwise, Fig. 2), acts, through the link @3
dotted to full line position, Fig. 2) and thus clos
15 ing the switch 38 and the circuit 6|.
During the foregoing movement of the ratchet
40 (clockwise, Fig. 2) the teeth 4I of the ratchet
We, therefore, do not
struction set forth, but desire to avail ourselves
of such variations and modiñcations as come
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strumentality, link means connecting said instru
mentality with said coin slide for operation of the 15
former by the slide in full stroke movement of
the latter, together with repeat operating mecha
[email protected] ride out of engagement with the arm 54 of the
nism operably connected with said link means
latch dog 53, whereupon the tensioned spring [email protected]
and including an actuating member movable by
20 acts upon the pawl 53 to pivot the same out of
operation of` said link means, responsive to a 20
engagement with the teeth 4I of the ratchet 4i),
(clockwise, from the position in which it is shown
in Fig. 2 into the position in which it is shown in
Fig. 1), and during this operation the tensioned
25 resetting spring 50 acts upon the ratchet 4U to
movement of the latter by a slide in a full stroke
pivot the latter, at 39, (counterclockwise, into the
position in which it is shown in Fig. l) . During
this movement-of the ratchet 4l) the angled arm
llt thereof engages under the bottom edge of the
30 pawl ¿l5-d1 and thereby lifts the pawl 45--41 into
its initial position, as in Fig. 1.
However, when the coin slide I4 and the slide
bar l1 are returned to their initial position (as
in Fig. 1) by the action of the resetting spring
35 641, the pin 51 will again engage the Contact 58
and close the full stroke switch 6D, and during
the operation of the link mechanism 43-29--23
through the arm 26, and the disc 21 which will
rotate (clockwise, Fig. 2), the latch pin 32 will
40 again ride the periphery of the disc 21. During
this operation the member 33 will again be
pivoted, at 34, (Fig. 2), and this movement of the
member 33 will cause the disc 35 carried thereby
to engage the contact 36, thus urging the contact
36 into engagement with the contact 31 and
thereby closing the switch 38, thus again closing
the circuit 6! and rendering the operating mecha
nism (which, in the present instance is shown,
for the purpose of illustration, as being the motor
63) effective.
After the operating mechanism (the motor 63,
and associated parts) has been operated a pre
determined length of time, the timing device 28
will again become effective to open the circuit
Gl and thus prevent further operation of the
operating mechanism E3, etc., this being accom
plished by the movement of the disc 21 (counter
clockwise, from full to dotted line position, Fig.
2). This movement of the disc 21 and its arm 26
60 also acts to reset the link mechanism 23-«[email protected]
back into its initial position (as in dotted lines,
movement of the slide, into a position for opera
tive engagement with said link means for move
ment by the latter to operate said instrumentality
when said slide is subsequently Amoved in idle 25
stroke movement, and means cooperable with said
repeat operating mechanism for automatically
moving said actuating member out of position for
further operative engagement with said link
means until said slide is again m'oved in full
stroke operation as aforesaid.
2. Control mechanism including a reciprocable
control member and coin released detent means
normally permitting limited idle stroke move
ment thereof and releasable to permit full stroke
movement thereof, a controlled'instrumentality,
link means operatively connecting said control
member with said instrumentality and con
structed to operate when moved by said control
member upon full stroke operation of the same, 40
and means for operating said instrumentality
once by moving said control member in an idle
stroke movement of the same after a previous
full stroke operation of the same, said means
comprising a repeat operating mechanism for said 45
instrumentality and provided with an actuating
member having an operative connection with said
link means and said control member and means
operable by the contr-ol member upon full stroke
operation of the latter to move said actuating 50
member into effective position for subsequent
movement by said link means independently of
the aforesaid operative connection when the link
means is moved by the control member upon idle
stroke movement of the latter whereby to effect 55
actuation of the instrumentality, and means for
automatically moving said actuating member out
of said effective position after said instrumen
tality has been operated by said repeat operating
mechanism as aforesaid.
Fig. 2, full lines, Fig. 1).
control member and coin controlled means nor
It will thus be seen that the ratchet 40 and
associated parts provides a form of repeat mech
mally latching said member for limited recipro
anism which permits the operator of the device
to effect two successive operations of the coin slide
lll and control device Vor operating mechanism 28
and associated parts, including the switch 38 and
motor 63, for each coin inserted into the coin
aperture of the coin slide i4, by taking advantage
of the lost motion in the slide I4.
While we have illustrated and described the
preferred form of construction for carrying our
invention into effect, this is capable of variation
`and modification, without departing from the
60
3. Control mechanism including a reciprocable
cable idle stroke movement, said means being
releasable by a coin to permit said control to 65
move through a full stroke, a controlled instru
mentality and link means operatively connecting
the same with said control for operation by full
stroke movement of the latter, repeat operating
mechanism and means operatively connecting 70
the same with said link means for operating said
instrumentality, said repeat operating mecha
nism having an actuating member movable into
and out of position for engagement with and
operation by said link means such that move
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ment of the link means by 'said control member
during an idle stroke movement thereof will ac
tuate said instrumentality after a previous full
stroke operation of the control member, together
with releasable positioning and holding means
automatically operable by full stroke movement
of said control member to move and hold said ac
tuating member in position for operation by said
link means, spring means holding said releasable
10 means in a normal position with the actuating
member out of position for operation by said link
means, said releasable means being automati
cally released from holding operation as soon as
said actuating member has been moved to actu
15 ate said instrumentality. Y
4. Control mechanism including a reciprocable
control member of the type having coin released
means normally latching said member for lim
ited reciprocable idle. stroke movement, said
20 means being releasable by a coin to permit said
control to move through a full stroke, a con
trolled instrumentality and link means opera
tively connecting the same with said control for
operation by full stroke movement of the latter,
25 repeat operating mechanism and means opera
tively connecting the same with said link means,
said repeat operating mechanism having an ac
tuating member movable into and out of position
for engagement and operation by means moved
30 by said link means so that an idle stroke move
ment of the latter by said control during an idle
stroke movement thereof will actuate said in
strumentality after each previous full stroke op
eration of the control member, releasable posi
35 tioning and holding means automatically oper
able by full stroke movement of said control
member to move and hold said actuating mem
stroke when a coin is deposited in said means,
a controlled instrumentality, means including a
pusher bar operably associated with said slide for
reciprocation thereby and operatively connected
with said instrumentality for actuation of the
latter by full stroke movement of said slide, to
gether with means for operating said instru
mentality by said slide when the same is operated
in idle stroke movement after ñrst having been
moved through full stroke, said last-mentioned
means including a repeat operating mechanism
for said instrumentality and having a pivoted
member and link means operatively linking the 15
same with said pusher bar and said instru
mentality to actuate the instrumentality cooper
ably with said pusher bar, said repeat mecha
nism further having a pawl mounted on said piv
oted member and movable by the latter into and 20
out of position to be operatively associated with
said pusher bar, said pusher bar being operable
by said slide when the latter is operated in full
stroke movement to move said pivoted member
through the agency of said link means and posi 25
tion said pawl for operative association with the
pusher bar whereby the latter may operate said
repeat mechanism and said instrumentality when
the slide is subsequently operated in an idle
stroke movement, together with automatic means 30
cooperable with said pivoted member to move
said pawl out of position for operative engage
ment with said pusher bar each time the latter
operates said instrumentality responsive to idle
stroke movement of the slide.
7. Control means including a reciprocably
movable control member provided with coin con
ber in position for operation by said link means,
trol mechanism normally permitting limited idle
spring means holding said releasable means in a
stroke movement of the control member and op
erable by a coin to free said control member for 40
a full stroke operation, a controlled instrumen
tality, a pusher bar arranged to be reciprocated
by said control member, link means operatively
40 normal position with the actuating member out
of position for operation by subsequent operation
of said link means, said releasable means being
automatically released from holding operation as
soon as said actuating member has been moved
45 to actuate said instrumentality.
5. A control device including a reciprocable
coin slide having coin-freed mechanism normally
latching said slide against full stroke movement
but permitting limited idle stroke movement of
50 the slide, a controlled instrumentality, link
means operatively linking said slide With said
instrumentality for operation of the latter by the
former in full stroke movement, together with
repeat operating mechanism for said instrumen
55 tality and means operatively connecting the same
connecting said pusher bar and instrumentality
and arranged to actuate the latter by a complete
stroke of said control member, and means for
operating said instrumentality by a partial stroke
of the control member and said pusher bar, said
means including an operating arm connected
with said link means and with a pivoted member 50
which is pivotable to move said operating arm
and actuate said instrumentality through the
agency of said link means, a pawl on said pivoted
member and movable by the latter into a posi
tion for operative association With said pusher 55
with said link means and including a pivoted
bar so that the pusher bar Will move the pivoted
member movable to effect operation of said in
strumentality, and pawl means movable thereby
means holding said pivoted member in a normal
for operatively and temporarily associating said
position with the pawl out of operative associa
60 pivoted member with said mst-mentioned link
means for actuation of the pivoted member re
sponsive to an idle stroke movement of said slide
after the latter has been previously reciprocated
through a full stroke as aforesaid, means nor
65 mally positioning said pivoted member and said
pawl means out of operative relationship with
said link means, holding means automatically
operable to hold said pivoted member and said
pawl means thereof in position for operative en
70 gagement with said link means, said holding
means being automatically released after said
pivoted member is moved to operate said instru
mentality.
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ably latching the?slide for limited idle stroke
movement, said slide being operable through full
6. Control means including a reciprocably
movable coin slide and coin-freed means releas
member to actuate said’instrumentality, spring
tion with the pusher bar as aforesaid, said 60
pusher bar being eiîective when moved in full
stroke operation to move said pivoted member
and position said pawl in cooperative relation to
the pusher bar for the purpose aforesaid, to
gether with automatic latching mechanism oper 65
able to hold said pivoted member with said pawl
in operative position as aforesaid for cooperation
with the pusher bar until said pusher bar and
said pawl have been moved by an idle stroke
movement of said control to actuate said instru 70
mentality, whereuponV said spring means will
restore Athe pivoted member and pawl to normal
position.
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BRUNO
RADTKE.
CLAUDE R. KIRK.
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