US 1039344 A
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G. A. WILKINSON & A. E. OSBORN.
WRAPPING PAPER CABINET.
APPLICATION FILED DEO.1, 191 1.
Patented Sept. 24, 1912.
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WRAPPING PAPER CABINET.
APPLICATION TILED 11110.1,1911.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
GLENN A. WILKINSON AND ARTHUR E. OSBORN, OF MARION, INDIANA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed December 1, 1911.
Patented Sept. 24, 1912.
Serial No. 663,371.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that we, GLENN A. WILKIN- soN and ARTHUR E. OSBORN, citizens of the United States, residing at Marion, in the county of Grant and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in WVrapping-Paper Cabinets; and we do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the in vention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to store furniture, and more especially to serving apparatus; and the object of the same is to produce a table or cabinet for containing rolls of wrapping paper and means for cutting off the same in pieces of the desired size for use. This and other objects are accomplished by the construction hereinafter more fully described and claimed, and as shown in the drawings wherein Figure 1 is a central vertical section through this improved cabinet, and Fig. 2
is a similar section at right angles thereto on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a horizontal section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1; Fig. 4 is an elevation of one of the uprights with the top bar and the weighted bar thereof and the cabinet in section; Figs. 5 and 6 are enlarged sections through the top of the cabinet and its molding, showing two diflerent forms of the guide through which the paper passes.
In the drawings the numeral 1 designates a table, or if the same be inclosed on all sides as is our preference, a cabinet of the desired size, material, and ornamentation; and 2 is the removable top thereof by elevating or withdrawing which access may be gained to the interior. Therein are stored rolls of wrapping paper which it is the purpose of the present invention to serve through guides to points on the exterior beneath the edges of the table top, and then cut off into suitable lengths for wrapping purposes. In the present embodiment of our invention, the means for carrying out' this idea are as follows:
l/Vithin the body of the cabinet are disposed pairs of uprights 3 having through their bodies and extending from their upper extremities downward slots 4 which are preferably reduced at their lower ends as at 5 to produce bearings for the shaft 6 of a paper roll 7 whereby said shaft is removably mounted therein; and in the larger upper portions of said slots 4 are mounted the extremities of a brake or weighted bar 8 which rests normally upon the top of the roll and retards its rotation. Across the upper ends of said uprights may be disposed a removable top bar 8 which is lifted out of place when it is desired to substitute a new roll of paper. In the drawings we have shown two of such pairs of uprights and their paper rolls, but it will be understood that any suitable number may be provided within the cabinet according to the size and shape of the latter. Also it is possible to store therein balls or cones 9 of cord, the strands of course being led through eyes 10 in the sides or ends of the cabinet to the exterior where they are within reach of the user.
From each roll the paper strip 11 passes upward between two guides, and thence through a slit 12 in the end or side of the cabinet to its exterior, thence under a knife or cutting edge 13 carried by the molding 14 which surrounds and supports the edge of the table top, and thence upward. It is obvious that when the extremity of this paper strip 11 is drawn upon in a direction substantially horizontal from the slit 12, the paper passes between the guides and outward beneath the knife 13, and afterward a sharp upward movement of the paper cuts it off and leaves the cut-off piece free in the hand of the operator for wrapping purposes. The package is wrapped upon the table top and tied with the cord in a manner which will be clear. Access to the interior is had by removing the table top, for which purpose it may be hinged or otherwise detachably connected with the sides of the cabinet.
The guides between the paper roll and the slit may be variously constructed. In Fig. 5 we have shown the lowermost guide 20 as fixed to the side of the cabinet, and the uppermost guide 21 as having a fiat lower face normally resting upon the flat upper face of the lower guide and supported in such position by links 22 loosely connecting its extremities with the side of the cabinet so that this guide may rise and fall as the paper passes between the two guides, but its weight ever rests upon and frictionally engages the strip so that the free end thereof as it is cut off under the knife 13 may not slip back through the slit 12 into the cabinet out of reach of the operator. In Fig. 6 we have shown these guides as consisting of a lower roller 2% mounted in fixed bearings 25 in a bracket 26, and an upper roller 27 whose trunnions 28 are mounted in slots 29 in said brackets whereby the weight of the roller is supported by the top of the lower roller 24. It is possible to dispose screws 30 and springs 31 above said trunnions 28 so that the upper roller will be borne down by spring pressure which may be adjusted by setting up the screws. It will be clear that this form of roller guide is but an amplification of that just described above and operates in the same manner, as the free end of the strip of paper 11 after passing over the guides and under the knife and being cut off is prevented from slipping back into the cabinet where it is out of reach of the operator.
Especial attention is directed to the advantages of this device as a whole. It occupies but little space is an article of ornament and convenience, may be used at all times for a variety of purposes and in its usual size may well carry two rolls of paper of different widths and a number of balls or cones of cord of different size and color; and when a bundle is to bewrapped the free end of either strip of paper can be readily grasped by the hand of the operator and drawn laterally outward until as large the slit and below the top of the cabinet;-
of a lower guide carried rigidly inside the cabinet just beneath said slit, an upper guide resting on the upper face of the lower guide, links flexibly connecting the ends of the upper guide with the cabinet wall, U
slotted uprights carried within the cabinet for movably receiving the shaft of a paper roll, and means for retarding the rotation of said roll.
In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
GLENN A. "WILKINSON. ARTHUR E. OSBORN.
J. S. Sissoiv II. H. HAMAKER.
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