US 1151887 A
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HOLDER FOR ROLLS OF PAPER.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT.21, 1910.
1,151,887. Patented Aug. 31,1915.
HARRY LIE-BECK, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOE T0 SCOTT PAPER COMPANY, A CORPORATION OF PENNSYLVANIA.
HOLDER FOR ROLLS OF PAPER.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, HARRY LInBncx, a
.citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city and county of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, have invented an Improvement in Holders for Rolls of Paper, of which the following is a specification.
It is the object of my invention to provide a simple, neat and inexpensive holder for rolls of toilet paper which shall also be hygienic in the highest degree.
The holder consists essentially of a hollow earthen box adapted to be aifixed to the wall and having a suitable opening for the introduction of the paper roll and a longitudinal slot through which the free end of the paper issues and is drawn out. The box is preferably formed of glazed, vitrified or enameled earthenware, such as porcelain or stone ware, and the invention consists of the features which are hereinafter described and claimed.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of the paper-holder; Fig. 2 is a transverse vertical sectional view of the same attached to a wall; Fig. 3 is a horizontal section on the line A-A of Fig. 2; and Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the detached lid.
The holder consists essentially of a hollow earthen box adapted to be attached to the wall and provided with an opening for the introduction of the roll of paper and with a slot through which the free end of the paper extends.
In the preferred form shown in the drawings, the box la is of cylindrical form closed at one end, as at a, and having the other end open and receiving a lid 2). The open end is formed with an annular flange 0, which forms a seat for the outer edge of the lid, and with retaining lugs (Z, d, above this flange. The lid b, which is of such diameter that its outer edge will rest on the flange c, is provided with notches e, e, in the edge, through which the lugs d may pass when the lid is applied. When the lid is turned to bring the notches past the lugs the latter will retain the lid in place.
The back of the box is formed with a fiat face 7' which is adapted to rest against the wall, and this face is provided with slots 9', g to receive the screws k, by which the box may be secured.
Speciflpation of Letters Eatent.
Patented Aug. 31, 31915.
Application filed September 21, 1910. Serial No. 582,997.
In the lower side of the box are two parallel slots '5, j, extending longitudinally the length of the box, through one of which, as i, the free end of the paper roll m extends, and through the other of which, as j, the fingers may be introduced for the purpose of turning and otherwise manipulating the roll. The paper roll is inserted in the open end of the box and is allowed to lie loosely therein with the free end extending through the slot 2'. When the lid b is applied, the roll will be retained in the box and the paper may be unrolled and torn off for use by pulling the free end. The fingers may be introduced through the slot j forthe purpose of manipulating the roll, so that its free end may be extended through the slot 2'.
The box is preferably formed of glazed, enameled or vitrified earthen ware, such as porcelain or stone ware, presenting a very smooth surface to the paper-roll, so that it may turn with ease and without any supporting mandrel. Such smooth surfaces Wlll not easily become soiled, and may be washed orcleaned with facility by the use of a damp cloth. The holder is therefore not only simple and efficient but hygienic to the highest degree.
What I claim is as follows:
In a device of the character stated, a holder consisting of an earthenware hollow box having a substantially cylindrical interior and open at one end, said box also having a pair of longitudinally disposed slots formed at a suitable point therein and adapted respectively for the exit of the contents of the box and the manipulation of said contents, a flange' circumferentially arranged adjacent the open end of said box, lugs projecting laterally of said open end, a cover having openings conforming to said lugs whereby said cover may be fitted into said opening and abut said flange, and then be turned with respect to said lugs to prevent removal, and means for fixedly securing said box in operative position.
lln testimony of which invention, 1 hereunto set my hand.
1 'lRY LIEBECK.
Geo. E. Gmrnv, MARY L. Cmwro