04108333 is referenced by 69 patents and cites 12 patents.

An article vendor, particularly for food products such as sandwiches, salads, lunch platters and dessert items, wherein the articles are stocked on endless belt conveyors extending in rear-to-front direction in a cabinet having a front window for merchandising display of the articles. The conveyors are arranged in tiers one above another and side by side in each tier, and the vendor includes an elevator movable up and down at the front of the conveyors for receiving an article from any one (or more) of the conveyors and transporting it to a delivery station. Upon selection by a purchaser of an article on a particular conveyor, the elevator is raised to the level of the tier which includes the selected conveyor, and that conveyor is indexed forward one step to dispense the forward article therefrom on to the elevator, after which the elevator is lowered to the delivery station.

Title
Article vendor with elevator
Application Number
577297
Publication Number
4108333
Application Date
December 14, 1976
Publication Date
August 22, 1978
Inventor
James R Alford
Florissant
MO, US
Robert L Stadler
Overland
MO, US
Leonard P Falk
Florissant
MO, US
Agent
Koenig Senniger Powers and Leavitt
Assignee
UMC
NY, US
IPC
G07F 11/58
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