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Publication numberUS1272598 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 16, 1918
Filing dateJan 20, 1917
Priority dateJan 20, 1917
Publication numberUS 1272598 A, US 1272598A, US-A-1272598, US1272598 A, US1272598A
InventorsStephen D Baker
Original AssigneeStephen D Baker
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1272598 A
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Patented July 16, 1918.

IIVVEIVTOH, STeT-h 211 PB aka.






BAKER, or NEW roan, n. Y.


To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, STEPHEN D. BAKER, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York city, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Paper- Holders, fication.

This invention relates to means for dispensing paper and the like sheet material put up in rolls, and it has for its object to% srovide a means of this class, suitable for ispensing toilet paper and the like, which will preserve the paper rolled up after the length desired has been torn away and in which the paper roll will be held so that it may be removed (as for replacing it with a full roll when partly exhausted) but preferably only in such a way as to discourage attempts of the casual pilferer to appropriate the paper roll. Another obj ect of my invention is to. provide a novel form of wall receptacle, adapted to receive the moving parts of the dispensing means or for other substantially kindred purposes.

In the accompanying drawing,

Figure 1 is a front elevation of the device;

Fig. 2 is a side elevation, showing the device in place in a wall, which appears in section, a part of the receptacle of the device being broken away;

Fig. 3 shows the moving parts in plan and the two sides of the receptacle in horizontal.

section; Fig. 4 is a longitudinal sectional view of the roller on which the roll of sheet material is wound, its interior mechanism appearing in elevation;

Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 4, but. showing said mechanism with the trunnions retracted; and,

Fig. 6 is an end view of the roller.

I provide a receptacle havin two sides a, and a wall I) which in the pre erred form is concavo-convex and forms the top, back and bottom of the receptacle; the receptacle also preferably] includes a projection c at the front, suc projection being a curved extension of the wall I), and brackets dfor said projection which are extensions of the sides a, d and a forming a hood at the front of the rece tacle which is otherwise 0 en rem P v P Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed January 20, 1917.

of which the following is a speci- Patented July 16, 1918.

Serial No. 1%,437.

top to bottom. The receptacle may be composed of some ceramic material, as glazed china, thusbein adapted to harmonize wit the tiled .wall of the modern bath-room, into which it is set in the manner shown in Fig. 2. The hood 0 d protects the roll of paper and the interior of the receptacle from dust and spatterings of water. The sidewalls a have near the front edges thereof openings 0, one of which may be non-circular (Fig. 2). f is a cylindrical roller on which the roll of paper g i adapted to be placed. It has a ferrule h at each end, and these are provided with spurs 2' to prevent the roll from slipping rotatively on the roller. Extending axially through the roller is the means on which it is journaled and which includes the trunnions j and k to be received in the openings 6, one of them being non-circular an fitting the non-circular opening. The trunnions 7c are retractive, and to this end the said means preferably includes three main members linked together, the intermediate member 1 being in the present instance a link pivoted on a transverse pin m in the roller Describing the member which includes alined bushbearings for the roller f, being arranged in its axial bore f, said bushings having reduced projections n projecting toward each other and the bushing 1 having the trunnion la as an integral part thereof. The bushings n and 0 are swivele on an axial pin p upset to fornr a head at each end thereof as shown. 9 is a torsion spring receiving the projections n 0' of the bushings and having its ends fixed in the latter. Bushing 0 is provided with an inward angular lug n which is penetrated by the pin p. There is a clevis 1" pivotally connecting one end of link Z with the inner end of the member now being described, to wit, by said clevis havin its outer end bent off and penetratedby t 0 pin y), standin between the bushing 0 and its lug w" an capable of universal movement with respect to the pin.

The member which includes the trunnion 3' may be thus described: There is a bushin 8 also arranged in the bore f of the roller and affording a bearing for the roller, the same having the trunnion as an intethe trunnion k: n and 0 are two ings affording {Fig 3 be applied at the bore the link I from the osition shown in Fig.'

.the trunnions,

tion in the receptacle,

gral part thereof. It is pivotally connected with the end of link I, opposite to that to which clevis r is attached, by the clevis t. This clevis has a longitudinal slot t receiving a transverse pin 14 set in the roller, and between the pin and the bushing 8 is interposed" a spring 2). The bore f is enlarged, as at f", to permit the articulation of the link Z, and at one side an opening 7 may be provided to permit access to the bore, as in as sembling the parts.

The pivot between the clevis t and the link Z is preferably formed by the bent ofi end in of a push r m which slides in a bore y extending to and opening at the end face of the roller near its eriphery. As shown in Fig. 2, only a small segment of the roller is exposed by the adjoinin ceptacle when the rol and the bore :1 is so side wall a of the redisposed that it is covered by said wall unless the roller is turned "so as to bring it within said segment. vThus, and because it is small, it is practically concealed to the casual observer.

Operation: A roll of paper being slipped onto the roller, and the trunnions j is pressed of the spring 2), the

the trunnions oppose the openings e and spring outward into them. The trunnions being inaccessible at their ends, because the receptacle is set in the wall, the roller cannot be removed from the receptacle, as in the attempt to appropriate the paper roll, until all thepaper has been unwound therefrom in the regular way, except the operator'knows the key to its removal; that is, under these conditions the paper roll cannot be removed (as,.for instance, to substitute for it a fresh roll when it has become more or less depleted) unless a nail z or the like 3 against the end of the push-rod w and made to force 4: to that shown in ig. 5, thus retracting and this of course can only be accomplished when said bore-is exposed as in Fig. 2.

The trunnion is being held against rotawhen the end of the paper is drawn upon the spring 9: is put under tension, it being fixed at one end to the bushin v ing 0 Whic n and at the other to the bushhas at best but limited rotary movement with reference to the clevis T, which in turn isheld against rotating in the roller by the link Z and its pin m. Therefore, as soon as the length of paper unrolIed is torn off and the roller thus released, the roller is rotated backward by the spring to wind up so much of the paper as might otherwise be left'free.

".I do not Wish to be limited to any of the details herein set forth, What I claim being: 1. In combination, a support having er is mounted therein,

spaced supporting portions, a revoluble roller on which to place a roll of sheet material arranged between said portions and having all but a relatively small part of its surface at one end thereof covered by the corresponding supporting portion, means affording an axial journal for and torsional resistance to the rotation of the roller and including trunnions respectively arranged in said portions, one of said trunnions being retractive and one being non-revolu'ble,

and means, exposed at one end of said roller and near its periphery, for impartlng retracting movement to the retractive trun-,


2. In combination, a support having spaced supporting portions, a revoluble roller on which to place a roll of sheet material arranged between said portions and having all but a relatively small part of its surface at one end thereof covered by the corresponding supporting portion, means afi'ording an axial journal for the roller and including trunnions respectively arrangedin said'portions', one of said trunnions being retractive, and means, exposed at one end of said roller, and near its periphery, for imparting retracting movement to the retractive trunnion. A

3. In combination, a support having spaced supporting portions, a revoluble roller, arranged between said portions, on which to place a roll of sheet material, and a system of parts afi'ording an axial journal for and torsional resistance to the rotation of the, roller and including retra'ctive trunnions arranged respectively in said supporting portions, one no -revolubly, and also including means, connecting said trunnions, to cause conjoint retracting movement thereof:

4. In combination, a support having spaced supportingportions, a I revoluble -roller,.arranged between said portions, on

system of parts aiiording an axial journal for and torsional resistance to the rotation of the roller and including conjointly retracting trunnions arranged respectively in said supporting portions, one non-revolubly, and means, exposed at one end of the to the trunnions.

roller, for imparting retracting movement 6. In combination,

mamas a wall receptacle adapted vto be built into a Wall with its front substantially flush with and formed of one faceof' the Wall an integral piece of material 5 with a back and two sides and being open at the front, and means roll of sheet material to support revolubly a in said receptacle with its axis horizontal and the roll projecting a the front, said receptacle also having an integral hood projecting from the front thereofabove said opening and adapted to cover the projecting part of said roll.

In testimony whereof I afiix my si ature.


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US2751162 *Apr 18, 1955Jun 19, 1956Henry BolgerToilet tissue holder
US6655630 *Aug 16, 2002Dec 2, 2003Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.Dispenser for premoistened wipes
US7188799Sep 12, 2000Mar 13, 2007Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.Dispensing system for wipes
U.S. Classification242/598.3, 464/184, 242/599.3
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/38