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Feb. 8, 1938. - F. J; CALLEN 2,107,977 PAPER MONEY COUNTING MECHANISM Filed Feb’. 20, 1936 97mg?’ 2 lags ° o 25 27 " 2 Sheets-Sheet l - 3 ' WW Feb. 8, 1938. 2,107,977 ‘F.'J.1CALLEN ‘ PAPER MONEY COUNTING MECHANISM Filbd Feb. 20, 1956 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 O 19 m WA} 0 O 3mm Run/r J L'aZZe/z 5/ 50 3/ I 8 Patented Fch. 8, 1938 2,107,977 UNITED STATES PATENT @FFECE 2,107,977 PAPER MONEY COUNTING MECHANISM Frank J. Callen, Clanton, Ala. Application February 20; 1936, Serial No. 64,975 1 Claim. (Cl. 271-27) This invention relates to a machine or mecha nism for counting paper money. It is aimed to provide a novel means minimiz ing the danger of paper money or bills sticking 5 together and a plurality being erroneously counted as one. It is further aimed to provide a novel structure ‘it/‘herein the bills are removed by suction, con veyed through a distance su?icient to enable ad 10 hering bills to become dislodged and then to be stripped. It is still further aimed to provide such a structure wherein the counted bills are ?led or stacked. 15 Various additional objects and advantages will become apparent from a consideration of the de scription following taken in connection with accompanying drawings illustrating an operative embodiment. In said drawings: Figure 1 is a view of the apparatus in side ele vation; Figure 2 is a front end elevation of the appa ratus; 5 Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional View through the stacking drawer and its mounting; Figure -’l is a detailed section taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 1; Figure 5 is a detailed vertical sectional view through part of the apparatus; Figure 6 a horizontal sectional View taken on the line 6—~5i of Figure 5; Figure 7 is a detailed section taken on the line 'l-1 of Figure l; and Figure 8 is a detailed section taken on the line 8——8 of Figure 1. Referring speci?cally to the drawings wherein like reference characters designate like or similar parts, it designates a suitable stand or support 40 having bearings ii in which a shaft I2 is jour nalled and which shaft is adapted to be manu ally turned through manipulation of a crank l3. A drum or Wheel'is provided at 14. Such drum or wheel 54 has a hub l5 keyed to the shaft (it 12 as at l6 so as to rotate therewith. A casing II is rigid with the hub and divided by the latter into four (4) non-communicating compartments or chambers E8 in each of which a suction fan i9 is mounted, being driven for instance by an O! O electric motor 2%. Suitable connections are made with a source or sources of electric energy to con tinuously drive each of the motors ‘20 and asso ciated fans I9. Extending from each chamber 18 rigid with 55 the casing II and hub, is a hollow tube or spoke 25. Said spokes 2! at their outer ends are rigidly connected to a ring or rim 22 at the outer surface or periphery of which as the tubes 2! are opened. The drum or wheel is adapted to move clock wise to convey bills or paper currency or the Cr like 23 from a stack and which bills are adapted to be stripped from the periphery of the rim 22 by a chute 24, preferably of channel shape as shown in Figure 4, and curved, down which chute, the bills or the like fall by gravity and are caught in slidably removable drawer 25 carried by a frame the chute and frame being supported in any desired manner as by means of brackets 27 connected thereto and also connected to the frame iii. A displaceable spring member 28 on the frame 26, normally prevents displacement of the drawer 25. The bills or other articles to be counted are disposed within a receptacle 29, resting on a vertically movable false bottom 30 and normally 20 resting on an inwardly extending ?ange 3| at the lower edge of receptacle 29. In addition, a closure 32 is provided at one end of the recep tacle for lowering to permit the bills 23 to be replenished. This closure is secured in place N) Ul by a spring hinge at 33, the spring urging the closure to and normally maintaining it in closed position. A bracket 34 supports the receptacle 29 on frame work ill. As suction through the tubes 2! is adapted to U remove a bill from the pile as the wheel or drum rotates, a projection 35 extends inwardly from the rim 2?; adjacent each tube 2| such pro jections are adapted to engage an actuating member 38 of a conventional counter 37 suitably 1 supported on the frame work Ill, such counter thus being operated every time one of the pro jections 35 engages member 36 and thus four times for each revolution of the rim, and being designed to count up to any desired number, for instance 50, which is the number of bills usually packaged in a bank. In the operation of the device, handle I3 is turned to rotate the wheel or drum. While one hand is used for the foregoing purpose, the other hand presses upwardly on the false bottom 3!} so that as each tube 21 passes over the pile of bills 22, it will by suction remove the upper most bill maintaining it by such suction in con tact with the periphery of the rim 22 until the bills reach the chute 24 which strips the bills from the rim 22 so that they fall or slide down the chute 24 into the drawer 25. During such rotation of the wheel drum, it is clear that the motors 20 are energized and that the suction 55 2 2,107,977 fans H! are in operation. When the operator has removed the desired number of bills as in dicated by the counter 31, for instance 56, he Li stops turning the crank l3 and removes or bundles the counted pile of bills in the drawer 25. It is clear that since the bills travel a sub stantial distance to the Wheel while exposed, any bills adhering to the bills in direct contact with the periphery of the drum, will fall therefrom. Various changes may be resorted to provided they fall Within the spirit and scope of the in vention. a rotating element having a rim of annular form, a hub having compartments therein, hollow spokes leading from the hub and being in com munication with the compartments and open at the periphery of the rim, means for creating a suction Within the compartments and through the spokes serving to cause articles to adhere to the periphery of the rim, a shaft for said hub, and a plate closing one side of the hub and mounting said means for creating a suction, said chambers being in communication with the at mosphere through said hub and plate. I claim as my invention:— A structure of the class described comprising FRANK J. CALLEN.