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i Patented July 3l, 1945 ' UNITED 2,380,533 STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,380,533 DISPEN SING DEVICE Carl E. Lebrecht, San Antonio, Tex. Application November 28, 1942, Serial No. 467,228 1 Claim. (C1. 312-80) This invention relates to dispensing devices and plate 5 for carrying one card at a time toward a has particular reference to apparatus for dispens horizontal opening slot I i in the front of the card ing cards and pencils at the saine time. ' container I0. Another slot i5, in the housing By placing such a machine outside a display front 3, also accommodates the card as it is moved window at night, a customer may use the card and by the ejector plate 5. pencil for placing an order for articles he wishes A pencil container I6 is supported from the to purchase. The purpose of the hereinafter de upper portion of the container I0 .by any con scribed machine is to make the placing of such venient means such as the illustrated brackets I1. written orders convenient, and at the same time The lower front of the container I6 is provided prevent pilfering of the cards and pencils. To this 10 with a stop chamber I8, as illustrated in Figure 2, end the device is made coin operated, the value and the back I9 of the pencil container is in of the coin being refunded to the purchaser by clined and is hinged at its upper edge to the sides the seller. An object of the invention is to pro of the container I6. It is constructed so as to vide, in a dispensing machine of„this character, provide an opening 20 the width of a pencil at the means for dispensing both a pencil and a card by 15 bottom of the container I6. one operation. , Another object is to provide means for agitating the pencils in the pencil container so as to pre On opposite lower sides of the pencil container I6 there are rigidly attached channel shaped guides 2l for slidably engaging the extending ends vent clogging- of the pencils before passing into of a pencil release 22. The latter is designed to the pencil release. 20 open and close the opening 20 of the container In the drawing, Figure 1 is a fragmentary front I6. The forward end has an elongated member view of my invention showing the pencil container 23 with a vertical slot 24 therethrough to accom and accompanying pencil ejector partially in ver modate the length of one pencil at a time. Im tical section. Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view mediately below the slot 24, but not extending to taken at a right angle with respect to Figure 1. 25 the bottom of the stop chamber I8, there is a Continuing with a more detailed description baiîie 25 attached to the lowermost sides of the of the drawing, the numeral I generally desig pencil container IB as shown in Figure 2. nates a box like container for housing the device. Rigidly connected to the pencil release 22, Bracketl assemblies 2 are attached to the con which is movable, there is an angular plate 26 30 tainer front 3 horizontally supporting a plate 4. extending horizontally lbeneath the pencil con A slidable ejector plate 5 rests on the upper side of tainer I6 and is of such length that it will extend the supporting plate 4 and is secured against lat in the forward movement to cover the opening in eral motion by parallel longitudinal giudcs 8 ñxed the bottom of the stop chamber I8. Recoil on opposite sides of the supporting plate 4. The springs 2l connect the release 22 with the con ejector plate 5 has an integral and depending 35 tainer supporting brackets Il. actuating rod l near its center. A slot 8, parallel An operating arm 28 is secured to the upper to the guides 6, is provided in the supporting plate back of the ejector plate 5 by means of a hurl 4 to accommodate the actuating rod l. zontal connecting arm 28a. The operating arm The coin operated plunger mechanism, general 28 extends diagonally and upwardly toward the ly designated by the numeral 9, may be of any 40 top of the backing plate I2, where it is horizon of the numerous types known to the art, be it tal, and passes through an opening I2a in the sufficient to operate the actuating rod 'l within said plate. The upper end of the operating arm the limits deñned by the slot 8 in the supporting 28 terminates in a transverse portion 28h, which plate 4. serves the double purpose of contacting and mov A rectangular card container I0 is attached to 45 ing an agitator arm 29 .extending downwardly the upper sides of the guides 6 and is provided from the back I9 of the pencil container i6, and with a slot I I in the front end thereof. The lower the purposelof contacting and actuating the an portions of the sides of the container I0 extend gular plate 2S to which the members 22 and 23 toward the rear of the device as shown in Figure 2, are attached. The movement of the hinged back and receive therebetween‘a removable back I2. 50 I9 need be only slight since its only function is The latter is frictionally engaged by the sides of to prevent the pencils from becoming clogged in the container opening 20. the container I0 and is for the convenient re placement of the cards I3. In operation, the actuating rod 'I is moved for A step cut shoulder I4 the thickness of one card ward by the coin operated mechanism 9. Thus. is formed in the front upper side of the ejector 55 the shoulder I4 in the ejector plate 5 moves the É 2,380,533 lowermost card I3 partially through the slot I5 in the iront 3 from where it may be taken by the purchaser. At the same time the operating arm 2E is moved forward to contact and actuate the pencil release 22 and the angular plats 26, causing a pencil in the slot 24 of the release 22 to move into the stop chamber I8 where it falls onto the angular plate 26. Upon release of the mechanism 9, the pencil falls into an inclined trough 3i). There is an opening 3l in the front 3 to accommodate the trough 30 and the width of a pencil whereby the latter may roll to the outer end of the said trough outside of the device. The trough 36 is secured to the front of the card con tainer IU and lto the lower edge of the housing opening 3i. Upon release of the plunger mechanism 9y the horivontally slidable plate in the housing having an upwardly and forwardly directed arm, a pen cil container having a hinged inclined rear wall and spaced at its lower end from the front wall of the container to provide a bottom opening, a horizontally slidable release member having an open top and bottom chamber normally under lying said container opening to receive a pencil, a fixed plate normally covering said open bottom, a downwardly inclined trough plate extending from said stationary plate to said dispensing owning; a downwardly and rearwardly extend» ing plate secured to the said hinged rear wall of the container, said last named plate having an upwardly curved lower end, whereby when said iirst named plate is moved forwardly said up~ wardly extending arm rides under said lower curved end of the plate extending downwardly recoil springs 21 reposition the pencil release 22 from said container rear wall to rock said rear which then receives another pencil in its slot 24. Similarly, the shoulder il of the ejector plate 5 20 wall to agitate the pencils in said container, said upwardly extending arm thereafter engaging is repositioned to accommodate the next lower said release member to move it forwardly so that most card. said open bottom chamber travels past the for A slot 32 is provided in the housing l to re ward edge of said stationary plate to drop a pen ceive the cards after they have been written upon. What I claim is: 25 cil onto said trough to roll out through said dis~ In a dispensing machine, a housing having a dispensing opening in the front wall thereof, a pensing opening. CARL E. LEBRECHT.