US 1153389 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
1. E. HUDGEL.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 8. 1914.
Patented Sept. 14 1915.
JESSIE E. HUDG'EI, OF SLOAN, IOWA.
, Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented eeptflla, 1915.
Application filed September 8, 1914. Seria1No. 860,757.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JESSIE E. HUDGEL, a
citizen of the United States, residing at Sloan, in the county of Woodbury and State of Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Paper-Holders, of.
for holding rolls of toilet paper and has for its primary object to provide a device of this character which is so constructed-that the paper roll may be very easily. and quickly arranged therein or removed.
The invention has for a further object to produce a device of the above character which consists of very few parts, all of simple form, and which may consequently be produced at small manufacturing cost.
With the above and other objects in view,
the invention consists in novel features ofconstruction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter referred to and more particularly pointed out in the specification and claim.
For a full understanding of the invention, reference is to be had to the followingdescription and accompanying drawing, in which,
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a paper roll holder illustrating the preferred embodiment of my invention, Fig. 2 is an enlarged detail section thereof, Fig. 3 is a section taken on the line 33 of Fig. 2, Fig; 4 is an enlarged detail view of a series of seat covers or shields.
Referring in detail to the drawing 5 designates the bracket or frame of the holder which preferably consists of a metal bar the ends of which are bent at right angles to the intermediate portion to provide the arms 6. The intermediate portion of said bar is provided with a plurality of openings to receive suitable screws 7 whereby the holder may be fastened or secured to a wall or other support.
The extremity of one of the arms 6 is inwardly bent or extended as at 8 and provided with a central longitudinal opening or socket 9. Upon the end of the other bracket arm 6 a sleeve 10 is integrally formed, and said sleeve is provided adjacent to one of its ends with an internal annular shoulder 11. In this sleeve a rod 12 is loosely arranged for longitudinal movement, the ends of said rod protecting the ends of the sleeve 10. In one end of the rod 12 a longitudinally extending recess or socket 13 is formed, while the other end of said rod is provided with a suitable finger piece indicated at 14. A coil spring 15 is arranged upon the rod 12 within the sleeve 10. One end of this spring is fixed to the rod 12, while the other end thereof is engaged against the annular shoulder 11. The spring 15 normally acts by its expansive force to move the rod 12 inwardly through the sleeve 10.
16 designates a roller upon which the paper roll indicated at 17 is adapted to be arranged. Pins or trunnions 18 are fixed I in the opposite ends of the roller 16 and are adapted to be engaged in the sockets or recesses 9 and 13 provided in the extension 8 of the bracket arm and in the end of the rod 12 respectively.
It will be understood from the above descriptlon that the paper roller 16 is properly supported in the bracket when the rod 12 is held in its normal position by the action of the spring 15. In order to remove the paper roll it is only necessary to grasp the finger piece 14 and pull the rod 12 outwardly, thereby disengaging the same upon the trunnion 18 on one end of the roller 16 and lacing the spring 15 under compression. fter the roll of paper has been arranged upon the roller 16, said roller is again placed in proper position in the bracket or holder and the rod 12 released so that the roller trunnion will be received in the socket or recess 13 thereof.
In Fig. 4 of the drawing I have illustrated a toilet seat cover or shield, which preferably consists of a paper sheet 19 of an elliptical form, the central portion thereof being out out as at 20, thereby leaving a marginal strip which is adapted to be arranged upon the toilet seat. These paper covers or shields are preferably supplied in rolls, the ends of the shields being integrally connected but erforated as shown at 21, so
that they may e readily separated. It will several advantages of my invention will be clearly and fully understood. My improved holder is so constructed that the paper roll may be very easily and quickly arranged therein, or the core tube upon which the paper is wound removed. In view of the few parts employed in the construction of the device and their extremely simple form it will also be appreciated that my invention can be produced at small manufacturing cost. The holder is also mat in appearance and will occupy but little space.
While I have above described the particular form, construction and arrangement of the several elements, it .will be understood that the invention is susceptible of considerable modification therein, and I therefore reserve the privilege of resorting to all such legitimate changes as may 'be fairly e1nvention as claimed. What I claim 1s:
bodied within the spirit and scope of the in- A paper holder of the character described including an elongated U-shaped bar, the extremity of one arm of said bar being. formed 'with an inwardly projecting bearing exten sion, a central socket to receive the trunnion on one end of a paper roller and provide a non-yielding bearing seat therefor, a sleeve integrally formed upon the extremity of the other arm of said bar and having its longitudinal axis disposed in parallel relation to the intermediate body portion of the bar, said sleeve projecting from each side of the arm and the outer end thereof being closed, a rod loosely mounted in the closed end of the sleeve for longitudinal movement pro- JESSIE E. HUDGEL.
MAUDE B. HUDGEL, Mrs. J. PoLLY.