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Publication numberUS1003995 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 26, 1911
Filing dateOct 13, 1910
Priority dateOct 13, 1910
Publication numberUS 1003995 A, US 1003995A, US-A-1003995, US1003995 A, US1003995A
InventorsGeorge Denoon Jr
Original AssigneeGeorge Denoon Jr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toilet-paper fixture.
US 1003995 A
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Patented Sept. 26, 1911.


Application filed October 13, 1910. Serial No. 586,856.

Patented Sept. 26,

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that l, Gannon Dl-zxoox, Jr., a citizen of the United States of America, and resident of Springfield, in the county of llainpden and State of Massachusetts, have imenterl certain new and useful Improvements in Toilet-Paper .Fixtiu'es, of which the following is a full, clear, and-exact description.

This invention relates to improvements in fixtures or cabinets for holding rolls of toilet paper of a kind in which the roll is supported on a. core which is reniovably and eceentrieally journaled in the casing and automatically operative, after a, portion of a convolution of the paper has been unwound from. the roll and torn olf, to cause an upward redrawing of the paper so that its end, brought,--hy reason of the gravitative oscillation of the core and roll to their normal position,-t0 the top of the roll, and slightly beyond the vertical central )plane thereof will fall from the rear of 10 roll and assume a depending position ta gential to the roll front whereby its extremity protruding downwardly below the open bottom of the casing may be grasped to be drawn down in a limited extent and to he torn off as before by a severing edge constituted by a portion of the wall of the casing.

The obj ects of the invention are to simplify and improve a toilet fixture of the kind above referred to and the invention is described in conjuimtion with the accompany ing (.lrawings and set forth in the claim.

In the drawings: -liigurc l is a perspectire riew of the cabinet shown open and. wilh the roll of paper :irried on a core as in readiness to be inserted in the casing. Fig. 2 is a rerliieal sectional view from front to rear through the device with the parts in their normal position. Fig. 3 is a side eleration showing the rotativu parts as in their position :wsumerl thereby when a. portion of the paper is unwound from the roll and in readiness to la: torn olt. Fig. 4 is a \iew showing a portion of the core and the roll of paper having a recessed lining wall in engagenn-nt with the core.

In the drawings, 'A represents a substantially cylindrical (:asing,---ha.ving opposite parallel plane end walls a /1.,--opcn at top and i flltulll and made ilh the plane back I) and provided. with a hingoolosing cover 15. The said end walls are provided with narr w r cesses 11 1.! op n ng, at the upper edge which extend in alincment with each other;

eccentrically of the axis of the core and in but comparatively short endwise extension beyond the ends of the core, being continued incrank like or angular-1y turned extremities h. The core with the roll of paper thereon is engagedin the cabinet by bringing the parts to the relations shown in Fi 1 and moving the core downwardly and rearwardly so that the said angular extremities h of the journal are guided by said semi:

tubular walls until the journals 9 9 come to the bottoms of the recesses which are below the lower ends of the partially tubular walls f. The angular turned extremities of thefionrnals have their locations exter-,;

nally of and closely against the sides of the walls of the casing and in their revoluble movements when the paper unwound from the, rollare brought to abutments against the rear sides of the semi-tubular wallsnearthe lower ends of the latter, which last named portions serve as limiting stops to prevent unwinding of the roll more than enough to let down a portion of the toilet paper of a length desired.

With the parts in their normal positions, as' represented in full lines in Fig.2, the slightly downwardly protruding end of the paper is downwardly drawn with an unwinding action causing an oscillation or par.- tial revolution of the core and roll in an exent as (lQl'OIIHlINtl by the location of the stop (partf) relatively to the position of the normally depending angular extension llof the journal. The so drawn down, or further' unwound, end portion ofthe toilet paper is torn by being brought in the usual manner against the severing edge '5 at the bottom of the front, wall of the casing, and then the draft on the rolled paper being reh-ased, the'gravilalire action of the core will he such .Is to cause its oscillation in the direction of the arrow, Fig. 3, toso rewind the paper that its end at which it had been torn will be carried a little beyond a vertical plane coincident with the axis of the roll,

that is to about the osition represented by the dotted lines at w 1n Fig. 2, whereupon by reason of the gravitation of the paper, assisted somewhat by the force of momentum, the end of the paper will have a course of movement, as represented by the succession of arrows y y Fig. 2 to finally assume a de pending position a proximately tangential to the re] front an slightly protruding below the severing edge as represented by the full line at a.

An angular extension h is only absolutely necessar to be rovided for one of the journals, alt ough uplication of such extensions is preferable; and the aforementioned semitubular walls f f which connect the opposite margins of the recesses cl d not only serve as guides for the members h h when the roll is inserted in the cabinet, but the limiting stops are also constituted thereby and they, furthermore, form closures for the greater portion of the lengthsof the narrow recesses or slots'd cl. These semi-tubular walls also brace and tie together those portions of the end walls that would otherwise be separated by said slots d, d. By the making of the slots inclined downwardly and rearwardly, as indicated in the drawings, rolls of larger size may in the cabinet, than would be the case i the slots were vertically arranged.

The roll G of tissue paper is provided with a tubular lining j of comparatively thick paper or cardboard which made it h a narrow groove or recess m longitudinally therein and opening to its and in which is engaged a very short stud 1) which projovts radially from the wooden core l), as won in Fig. 4.

The part comprisingthe journal g and the angularly turned member h may be constituted by an L-shapcd piece having the shank member thereof pointed and screw threaded, as indicated in Fig. 4; and when these parts a re driven or screw engaged into the ends of be readily employed the core the angularly turned extremities are approximately parallel with the line between the {ournal point and the center of gravity of tie core; but these appliances are rotatively adjustable so that they may be slanted from such line to permit more or less of the length of the paper to be endwisc drawn down from the roll before the angular portion h strikes the abutment The core may have a weighting piece it provided thereinbelow its journal point in case the same is not of its own weight suitable for the desired gravitative action required in devices of this class.

I claim:

In a device of the character described, the combination with a substantially 'cylindrical casing having opposite parallel end walls, said casing being opened at the top and bottom and having a hinged closing cover and said end walls being provided with narrow recesses opening at the uaper edge portions of such walls forward 0 the vertical center lines of said walls and extending downwardly and rea rwardly toward the centers of said walls and terminating in vertical port-ions, semi-tubular outwardly bowed members connecting the opposite margins of such recesses, said members terminating at their lower ends above the lower ends of said recesses. a cjdimlrical core for supporting a roll of paper having opposite and journals disposed emrvutrirally ot the axis of the core and mounted in the vertical portions of said. reverses. and an m- ;rularly turned extremity upon said. iUlll" on] which lies upon the outside of the cas ing. one of said semi-tubular wads lying in the path of movement of said singularly turned extr mity and forming a stop therefor.

Signed by me at Springfield. hlass, in presence of. two subscribing witnesses.

(lldt )l{(l E DENOON, Ju.


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U.S. Classification242/565, 242/598.6, 242/598.3, 225/14, 225/47, 225/43
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/38