US 1076635 A
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A. S. HOWARD.
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Pate'd Oct. 21, 1918.
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ALBERT, S. HOWARD, OF PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, ASSIGNOR T0 SMITH WEBBING COMPANY, OI PAWTUCKET, RHODE ISLAND, A. CORPORATION 0F RHODE ISLAND.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 21, 1913.
Application filed September 25, 1912. Serial No. 722,296.
To all 'whom it mag/.concern Beit known that I, ALBERT S. HOWARD, a citizen of the United States, and resident of 'Providence, in the county of Providence bing, tape, ribbon, or any fabric or webbing which is comparatively narrow.
` The object lis to provide a box in which such fabric can be contained and from which it may be drawn as needed, having means for rewinding the fabric when a length greater than is needed has been drawn from the box.
A further object has been to provide a simple and inexpensive means for mounting 'a roll of fabric in a box or container and at the sam-e time to furnish means for rotating the roll for the purpose of winding, as above indicated.
' In the accompanying drawings wherein I have shown the preferred embodiment of my invention, Figure l is a perspective view of the entire container. Fig. 2 is a cross section on line 2 2 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a view similar to F ig. 2 showing a somewhat different arrangement.
The same reference characters indicate the same parts in all the figures.
In the drawings the container or box is represented by a. This container is conveniently and preferably a pasteboard box of suitable dimensions to contain a. roll of webbing, having an opening at one of its sides, or at two opposite sides, if desired, and having a cover b to close the open side. As shown 1n the drawings, the container being of pasteboard construction, the cover is integrally connected with one end wall of the box on a crease c, and has a flap Z to tuck inside the opposite end wall. There are also flaps c and j1 on intermediate side walls arranged to underlie the cover when closed. The roll of webbing can be slipped into the open side of the box and inclosed by closing the cover.
As appears from Fig. 2 the webbing t is prepared in the forni of a roll Wound upon a reel or center e', which is preferably a tube of pasteboard or other inexpensive material, but may be otherwise constructed'. An essential feature of the reel or center, however, is that it shall have a cavity in one end or inboth ends. The't-ubular form is, of course, open from end to end, and this central opening is, for the purpose of the present invention, the equivalent of a cavity extending inwardly from the end of the center. In one of the end walls, as k, of the y box there is an opening located approximately in the center of the wall and of la size approximating that of the cavity in the reel or center z'. It is also approximately circular in outline. Owing. to its location, it lies in registry with the cavity of the reel center when the roll of webbing is properly placed in the box. E represents a thimble or hub having sides so shaped and proportiened as 'to pass through the opening in the box wall and enter the cavity in the center i, when the roll is thus placed in the box. It also has a lip or flange m adapted to overlie the outer side of the box wall and cover the edges of the opening therein, giving a finished appearance.- The thimble also may have an end wall Z" crossing the cavity of the center, although this is not an absolutely essential feature of the invention and merely enhances the appearance of the article. The hub or thimble may be described as having an edge or lip overlying the end wall of the box around the opening therein, and having a centrally offset portion passing through such opening into the cavity of the center t'. The sides of such offset portieri, which ,are in effect the sides of the thimble, fit easily within the centerV z', and the center may thereby be easily inserted and removed. At approximately diametrically opposite points in the sides of the thimble are holes through which pass the ends ol of a locking device or bail 79, such bail being preferably of wire and the ends 0 being sufficiently thin to penetrate to some extent the material of the `center after passing through the holes of the thimble. Thus the bail connects the thimble to the center, preventing thel thimble walls, a roll of webbing contained in said box, the webbing being of less width than the distance between said end walls, a central member on which. said webbing is wound, a plate ymounted en one end of said central member, and means between saidplate and an adjacent end wall of the box for pressing the plate toward the webbing, whereby In testimony whereof I have affixed my signature, in presence of two witnesses.
ALBERT S. HOWARD. Witnesses:
JOSEPH B MCNALL, ALICE M. KELLEY.