US 1156266 A
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S. J. BENS 61 A. B. HUBBARD.
TOILET PAPER HOLDER.
APPUCATION FILED JAN. 29. 1914.
1,156,266. Patented Oct. ,12, 1915.
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TE STATES PATENT FFIU.
SAMUEL J". BENS, 0F BERKELEY, AND ALBERT B. HUBBARD, OF OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA.
Specification of Letters Patent. 1
I Patented Oct. 12, 1915.
Application filed January 29, 1914. Serial No. 815,222.
States, residing at Berkeley, California, and
Oakland, California, respectively, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toilet-Paper Holders, of which the following is a specification.
We have aimed to improve and simplify the construction of toilet paper holder shown in the patent of Bens and Hubbard, #10697 57 of August 12, 1913, utilizing in our improvement the main frame without change, but in lieu of the U-shaped frame carrying the roller, we substitute a simple arm pivoted to the main frame and connected at its outer end to the roll supporting bar which also carries additional means for supporting it on the outer ends of the main frame to sustain the weight of the roll of toilet paper.
In the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 is a perspective view of the invention with the support for the paper roll in an elevated position. Fig. 2 is a plan view with the paper support broken away at one end to show the connection between the support and the arm carrying the same. Fig. 3 is a detail of a modification.
In these figures the main frame is identical with the frame of the patent referred to, the back being indicated at 1 with forwardly extending arms 2.
In lieu of the U-shaped Wire support of the patent we use a flat piece of metal having a pivotal connection at the point 3 with one of the arms 2 through the medium of a headed rivet 4, the arm being shown at 5,
- and its outer end is bent at right angles as at 6 and is adapted to fit into a kerf in the bar 7 which is preferably round and sup ports the roll of toilet paper. A pin 8 holds the arm and bar from being disconnected.
The bar 7 has a boss or pin in each end as at 9, and these are adapted to fit into recesses in the upper ends of the arms 2 when the roll 1s at rest, thus taking the weight of the roll off of the connecting arm.
In order to prevent the roll of toilet paper from racing or unwinding too freely, we
stamp up from the arm 2 a tongue 10 which extends inwardly substantially parallel to the line of the arm and this bears upon the end of the paper roll and applies a tension to it so as to prevent it from unwinding too freely.
Our improved holder is, as will be seen, composed of fewparts, and these parts are exceedingly simple in form and cheap to make. I v I In Fig. 3 we have shown a modified form of the tension device, this being shown at 10', and consisting in turning the tongue at l right angles to the arm 5, instead of parallel thereto, as in 2, the arm 10 passing in between the layers of the paper'roll and preventing the too free unwinding of the roll.
We claim A toilet paper holder consisting of a sheet metal frame having an open front, a paper 7 roll support, a connecting arm between the paper support and one of the arms of the frame, said connecting arm carryin the paper roll support at its front end an pivoted at its rear end to the said arm of the frame, the said connecting arm being provided with means for retarding the unwinding of the roll, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof, we aflix our signatures in presence of two witnesses.
SAMUEL J BENS. ALBERT B. HUBBARD.
IVitnesses to signature of Samuel J. Bens:
Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,
Washington, D. G.