Combination coin mechanism and coin counter for bulk vending machines

  • US 5,950,794 A
  • Filed: 04/15/1997
  • Issued: 09/14/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/15/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. For a bulk vending machine, a combination coin mechanism and coin counter, comprising:

  • a coin mechanism designed to be partially received into an opening in said bulk vending machine, said coin mechanism comprising a plate and a selectively rotatable cam mounted proximate to said plate on said coin mechanism; and

    a coin counter attached to said plate of said coin mechanism within said opening of said bulk vending machine, comprising;

    a numeric display; and

    a switch connected to said display by at least one lead;

    wherein said counter is attached to said mechanism in such a way that a portion of said switch is contacted by a portion of said cam, when said cam rotates, causing said switch to pivot thereby causing said numeric display to advance one number for each full rotation of said cam.

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