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R. M. HUNTER. Toy Money Box.
Patented June 14 1881.
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RUDOLPH M. HUNTER OF PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. dated June 14 1881.
Application filed May 13 1881. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I RUDOLPH M. HUNTER of the city and county of Philadelphia State of Pennsylvania have invented an Improve
5 went in Toy MoneyBoxes of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to toy moneyboxes audit consists in a box provided with two receptacles one of which is adapted to the deposi
to tion of money and the other to contain candy or other articles to be given in return for the deposited money further in afigure and mechanism whereby upon depositing the money the figure gives a candy or other article in re
This invention comprehends broadly a moneybox in which an article is given or handed automatically to the depositor in return for the money deposited.
20 In the drawings Figure 1 is an elevation of my improved toy moneybox. Fig. 2 js a sectional plan of same on line x x. Fig. 3 is a section of same on line y y. Fig. 4 is a back elevation. Fig. 5 is a detail sectional view.
25 A is the counter. B is the upright back representing the shelves and containing the receptacle C for the candy. The box is held together by any suitable means and is provided on the bottom with a door b or equiva
30 lent device for the removal of the money. The counter is provided with a slot D through which the money is deposited. Under the opening D is a plate E which closes the opening and is secured to a rod F by which it is
35 moved. This rod F slides in the box with one end of said rod projecting on the outside. A projecting pin f on said rod works in a slot g in the crank G which is secured to the figure H carrying a tray h in her hands. This
40 figure oscillates upon a pivot h'. The rod F is further provided with an arm or projection f' which works between the two legs of fork i forming the bottom of a lever I said legs being far enough apart that the motion of the
45 rod F may oscillate the figure before actuating the lever. The rod F always returns to its original position by means of a spring N. The lever I is pivoted at i' and the upper end which oscillates above a slotted floor J is pro
5o vided with a plate or arm P. The receptacle C at the bottom is provided with a slot or open
ing K which is provided with a hinged door L operating to close by gravity. The receptacle is fitted at the back with a plate M which is secured in place by means of a pin 55 m at the bottom and a clampingbolt m' or its equivalent at the top.
The operation is as follows : The receptacle C being filled with flat candies a piece of money is.placed in the slot D and rests upon 6o plate E. The rod F is now pressed in which action oscillates the figure H moving the tray to the slot K and at the same time allows the money to fall into the box. The arm f then strikes one leg of the fork i and oscillates the 65 lever I which action throws the upper end forward pushing a candy P out upon the tray h after pushing the door L open. Upon removing the pressure from the rod F the spring
N comes into play and throws it back thereby 70 bringing all of the parts to their original position the figure turning around and handing the depositor a candy in return for the money deposited the door L closing the extendingplate I' holding the candies above and from 75 pressing down and catching the lever I in its return movement.
This invention is equally adapted to any other design in which a return is given for the money deposited as for instance a barroom 8o &c.
I do not limit myself to any particular device or devices to operate the figure or object as my invention comprehends any mechanism adapted to a toy moneybox that returns some 85 thing for money deposited. If desired I can so arrange the mechanism that the candies cannot be withdrawn without first positively depositing the money.
If desired the money may be laid upon the 90 tray or the figure and during its movement be deposited before the figure receives the article or simply forcing the money into the box may cause a candy to be ejected.
Having now described my invention what 95 I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is
1. A toy moneybox provided with a slot for the deposition of money in combination with .mechanism operating to return a candy or its ioo equivalent upon the deposition of the money substantially as and for the purpose specified.
2. In a toy moneybox a box provided with a slot for the deposition of the money in combination with a figure and operating mechanism whereby said figure will return a candy
5 or its equivalent upon the deposition of the money into the box as and for the purpose specified.
3. In a toy moneybox a box provided with a slot for the deposition of the money in corn
[o bination with a figure and a receptacle containing candies or their equivalent said figure operating upon depositing the money to receive a candy from the receptacle and return it to the depositor substantially as and for the pur
z 5 pose specified.
4. In a toy moneybox a box in the representation of a counter provided with a slot for the deposition of the money in combination with a figure carrying a tray a receptacle to con
20 Lain candies provided with an opening at the bottom means to push the candies upon the tray and mechanism to operate the figure in conjunction therewith substantially as and for the purpose specified.
25 5. In a toy moneybox mechanism controlled
from without to cause a candy or its equivalent separate and disconnected from the box to be projected from the box or an auxiliary receptacle substantially as and for the purpose specified.
6. In a toy moneybox the combination of box A B provided with receptacle G opening L and slot D plate E figure H lever I and connecting mechanism as and for the purpose specified.
7. In a toy moneybox the combination of box A provided with slot D figure H and mechanism operating upon the deposition of the money in the box to cause the figure to receive a candy or its equivalent from within the box and move it toward the person depositing the money substantially as and for the purpose specified.
In testimony of which invention I hereunto set my hand.
RUDOLPH M. HUNTER.
LISLE STOKES L. J. MJTOS.