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J. E. HUDGEL. PAPER CUTTER ATTACHMENT FOR PAPER ROLL HOLDERS.
APPLICATION FILl ID APR. 3. I916.
Patented Dec. 19, 1916.
nwulioz Jess's E. HUDGEI.
UNITED TA ES PATENT OFFICE."
JESSIE E. HUDGEL, 0F SLOAN, IOWA.
PAPER-CUTTER ATTACHMENT FOR PAPERvROLL HOLDERS.
To all u'lmm. it may con/1w lie it known that I, .lizssiu Eflloounn, a citizen of the l nited States. residing Hl. Hloa'n. in the county of Woodbury and State of Iowa. have invented certain new and use' ful Improvements in laper-(utter Attaclv ments for Paper-Roll llolders. ofwhich the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.
'lhisinvention relates to an improved paper cutter attachment for paper roll holders of that character shown and described in my prior Patent, No. LIE-3,15%, issued lu me September 11, 1915 It is the primary purpose of the present invention to provide a simple. serviceable and convenient attaehnlent of the above character normally engaged upon the paper roll to hold the same against rotation, but which may be readily displaced to free'the paper roll so that the paper can be withdrawn therefrom and cut oil or detached from the roll.
It is another and more particular object of the invention to provide a frame or support for the paper roll, including hollow tubular members between which the paper roll is mounted, a cutter plate having its ends slidably engaged in said tubular members, springs arranged in said members and connected to the ends of the cutter plate and also connected to caps lower ends (it said tubular members.
It is a further general object of the invontlon to provide'a deyice for the above purpose, which ma v be easily and piicklv adusted when it is desired to remove or replaee the paj'iei= roll and \VlllQlHllSO increases the con\ehidhcm-anil serviceability of such evices. 4 V
'ith the above and other objects in view. my invention consists in the novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more fully described, claini'ed and'illustratcd in. themcompanyiug drawing. in which,
Figure 1 is a front elevation, partly in section of a paper roll holder provided \vith my improved cutting attachment; Fig. 2 is a horizontal section taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a vertical section taken on the line 3-4 3 of Fig. 1; and Fig. 4 is a. detail perspective view of the paper cutting plate.
Referring ,!in detail to the drawing, 5 designates 'a substantially U-shaped man on the frame arm.
engaged upon the to the upper ends of the Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed April 3, 1916.
Serial No. 8 8,683.
frame bar, the medial portion of which is provided with openings to receive suitable fastening screws, whereby said bar niaybe securely attached to a wall or other structure. The parallel'arins (3 of said frame Patented Dec. 19, 1916.
bar are provided with the laterally project ing cylindrical bosses or extensions 7 and 8 respectively, on their extremities. These cylindrical bosses-project inwardly from'the respective arms and the boss 7 is provided with a socket U lll llfij lliLfagQl Upon the otherol' th tpfrmfie arms, a horiTdnta-lly dis posed. outwardly projecting, tubular a or extension 10 is formed. The boss 8 is longitndinall v bored to receive the sliding pin 11. said piinliaving a reduced portion extending through the hollow projection 10 A coiled spring 12 surrounds this reduced portion of the pin and ars at one of its ends against the outer end of the extension 10 and at its opposite end against the relatively large end portion of the pin. A suitable head'or finger piece 13 is fixed to the end of the pin 11 which projects beyond the extension 10 of the frame;
1i designates a metal core rod upon which the paper roll, indicated at 15, is adapted to be engaged. Upon one end of this core rod.
2 an axially projecting stud-16 is formed for the core rod is' the frame bar 5, a vertically disposed, tubular rod or post 19 is solderedor otherwise securedly fixed. The wall of each of these tubular posts is provided upon its inner side with a longitudinallv extending slot 20, the upper end of which is formed with an enlargement on one side which provides a shoulder 20' therein. Suitable ornamental caps 21 are threaded or otherwise applied post 19. p
The paper cutter is formed from a single metal plate having a vertically disposed edge portion 22. the ends of which are formed with the narrow extensions 23d1s posed through the slots 20 on the respective 7 now be arranged rods or posts 19 for vertical movement in said hollow posts. From the lower edge of the vertical portion 22 of the plate, said plate is extended laterally and curved, as at 2-1, and bears at its edge upon the paper roll. 15. A coil spring 25 is disposed in each of the hollow posts 19 and has its upper end fixed to the finger or extension 23 of the cutter plate which is engaged in said post. lhe lower end of the spring is attached to a cap 20, and said spring, by its contractile action, acts to hold said cap upon the lower end of the hollow post. The vertically disposed portion 22 of the cutter plate is centrally providedwith a finger loop 27, whereby said putter plate may be raised against the action of the springs 25.'
From the fore oing description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing. the construction and manner of use of the device will be clearly understood. When it is desired to arranga the paper roll in the frame, the cutter plate is lifted by means of the loop 27; and the ends of the vertical portion 22 of said plate, contiguous to the fingers or extensions 23, are shifted into the enlarged upper ends of said slots and engaged upon the shoulders 20'. Thus, the cutter plate will be retained in its raised position against the action of the springs 25; The rod 11 is now pulled outwardly by means of the finger pieced?) and the pin disengaged from the end of the core rod so that this end of the core rod may be forced downwardly, opposite end thereof disengaged from its seat in the boss 7. A new roll of paper may upon the core rod and said core again mounted in the frame. paper cutter plate is now released so that the springs 25 will draw the same downwardly and hold the cuttingedge of said plate upon the surface of the paper roll. T he paper may be withdrawn' from the roll by first lifting the cutter plate slightly and then withdrawing the desired amount of paper. The plate is then released and the paper which has been withdrawn is cut off along the edgeiof said plate.
From thealiove, itw'lll: be seen that I have produced a very simply constructed and serviceable paper cutter a tttchinent for holders of toilet paper] rolls, or adalogous aper holders, and which will not addm aterially to the manufacturing cost of such andthe stud 9 on the The of engaged devices. By mounting the cutter plate in the manner above referred to, the same may be very easily and quickly adjusted when it is necessary to app y a new roll of paper. The several parts of the device may be nickel finished or provided with any other desired ornamentation. It is also manifest that the invention is susceptible of considerable modification in the form, pro ortion and arrangement of the various c ements and I, therefore, reserve the privilege of adopting all such legitimate changes as may be fairly embodied within the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
Having thus fully described my invention what I desire Letters Patent is:
1. The combination with a frame and.
means for mounting a paper roll therein, of spaced tubular rods fixed in said frame and each having a longitudinal slot in its inner side, a cutter plate arranged in parallel relation to the roll between said rods and having a projection on each end disposed through the slot in one of the rods, a spring arranged within each rod and connected to the projection of the cutter plate atits upper end, and a cap detachably threaded upon the tubular rod to which the lower end of the spring is connected and by which it is held 2. means for mounting a paper roll therein, of
:ipon the lower end of the tubular rod.
spaced tubular rodsfixed in said trams and each having a slot in its inner' side and a shoulder at theupper end of said slot, a cutter plate arranged in parallel relation to the roll between said rods and havinga vertical edge portion engaged at its ends through the slots' in; said rods, and coil springs arranged in the tubular rods and conhe combination with a frame and nected to the ends of the plate to yieldingly hold thecu tting edge of the plate upon the paper roll, said cutter plate being adapted to be raised to an inoperative position against the aetionof said springs and the ends thereends ofthe slots in said rods, I
In testimonywhereof T hereunto ,afijx my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
JESSIE E. Honest;
upon the shoulders at the upper