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C. H. EDWARDS.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 17. ten.
Patented June 11,
INVENTOR ATTORNEY WITNESSES 1- PATENT olt CHARLES H. EDWARDS, 0F S AGHTAW, MICHIGAN.
V BULL-HOLDER meant.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known t at '1, CHARLES H. Enwmzns, a citizen of the United States, residing at Saginaw, in the county of Saginaw and State of Michigan, have invented new and useful Improvements in Roll-Holders, of which the following. is a specification.
This invention 'comprehends improvements in roll holders especially adapted for holding the rolls of toilet paper and has for one of its objects the provision of a fixture for this purpose which may be easily operated to attach thereto or remove therefrom a roll of paper by the use of one hand only.
Another and more specific object of the invention is to provide a roll holder consisting of a tubular shaft or spindle having laterally extending attaching ears formed on one end thereof to which fasteners may be extended to secure the shaft or spindle at right angles to a support, and a head removably engaged with the free end of the improve-d roll holder attached to a support and carrying a roll of paper.
Fig. 2 is an end view of the same.
Figs. views through the holder, and
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the head of the holder.
Referring in detail to the drawings by numerals, 1 designates a suitable base such as a wall to which the roll holder may be secured. The holder includes a tubular shaft or spindle 2 which may be rolled from sheet metal and which is provided upon one end with the laterally extending ears 3 through 1 which fasteners 4 extend to secure the mem her to its support. The outer end of the spindle 2 is formed with an inturned circu- Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed March 17, 1817. serial Ito. 155,605.
' tached from the spindle.
Patented June ill, rare.
' substantially parallel attaching arms 8 are t formed integral on the head 6 adjacent the ends of the body and are adapted to be inserted in the hollow spindle. The arms are formed in their lateral edges adjacent the body with locking notches which are ada-pt- 6 ed to spring into locking engagement with. the circular flange 5 and hold the head from accidental detachment from the spindle. The head is formed of spring metal and the arms are so spaced that a slight pressure 7 on the body of the head will force them toether sufliciently far to allow of their easy insertion into or removal from the spindle. When it is desired to place a roll of paper on the holder, the head may be squeezed lon- 7 gitudinally between the forefinger and thumb of the operator to spring the notches in the arms out of engagement with the circular flange whereupon the head may be de- The roll is then t slipped into position and the arms forced back into place and when they reach the limit of their inward movement, their notches will automatically spring into looking engagement with the circular flange 5. 8 To make it easier to insert the arms into the spindle, I bend the free extremities of the former slightly toward each other as shown. From-the foregoing description taken in it will be apparent that I have provided an extremely simple and practical holder for 3 and 4 are longitudinal sectional paper rolls which may be cheapl manufactured and which may be operate for the at tachment or detachment of a roll by using 96 provided at its end with an inturned flange, rat
a spring member consisting of a strip of to this construction, but may we v t moemi mate'riel having an open head portion which said member is held in contact with the is of greater diemete than the spindle, said spindle, the enlarged head portion of the 'member also being provided with arm pormember being compressible whereby the 10' tions insertible in the spindle and which are notches of the arms of the member me be provided at then: opposlte edges and adjadisengaged from the flange ofthe spind e.
cent the head with notches adapted wine In testimonfi lwhereof I affix my sl 'natute.
ceive the flange of the spindle whereby the ARLES H. EDWARD$