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G. S. ELDER.
GAUZE DISPENSING DEVICE.
APPLICATION FILE D 050.18. 1916.
1,307,542. Patented June 24,1919.
' P45 NORRIS PEYiRS CO PHDTOLVTHO WASHINGTON, D. L.
GEORGE S. ELDER, OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 24, 1919.
Application filed December 18, 1916. Serial No. 137,682.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GEORGE S. ELDER, a citizen of the Unlted States, and residing at .St. Louis, Missouri, have invented a new QIzItlOHS, the device being intended more particularly as a barber shop appliance through the medium of which gauze fabric will be furnished for application to the customers face after shaving or in the initial preparation of the skin prior to massaging.
In handling the above mentioned tonsorial operations, it has been the general practice heretofore, to apply to the customers face, a towel or other suitable piece of fabric, and to moisten the applied fabric with witch hazel or other medicament by sprinkling the same onto the fabric. This course is objectionablefor the reason that the fabric, prior to use, is exposed to dust and like impurities, and for the further reason that in applying the medicament under the old method, a proper uniform moistening or saturation of the fabric therewith, is practically impossible. Furthermore, the old method of operation results in many instances in the same piece of fabric being used repeatedly, a practice which is not merely objectionable, but also dangerous for obvious reasons.
The present invention has for its objects, therefore, to overcome the above noted objections by providing a comparatively simple, inexpensive device, whereby freshly medicated gauze fabric will be supplied in suitable quantities and as needed, and one by which the observance of proper sanitary conditions in the handling of the fabric is insured.
Further objects of the invention are to provide a device of the type mentioned which in the act of supplying the fabric, passes the same through the liquid medicament, and in discharging the fabric, effectually removes the surplus liquid therefrom, and -one which permits of the fabric and medicament being readily replenished at will.
With the above and other objects in view, the invention comprises the novel features of construction and combination of parts more fully hereinafter described.
In the accompanying drawing,
Figure 1 is a front elevation of a device embodying the invention; and,
Fig. 2 is a sectional view thereof, taken on the line 2-2, of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary detail view.
Referring to the drawing, it will be seen that the device embodies a box or casing 1 whose walls comprise glass panels 2 secured in metallic skeleton frames 3 by means of suitable cleats at, these panels being marginally packed by litharge or other appropriate sealing material in the manner and for a purpose which will be readily understood. The casing is provided with a removable cover 5 hinged at its rear edge, as at 6, and constituting the upper wall of said casing whose front wall is provided with a discharge opening 7 and is formed in two sections 8 and 9 of which the said section 9 comprises a vertically depending apron on and carried by the cover 5 which may be thrown backward on its pivot 6 to permit full and free access being had to the interior of the casin Mounted for rotation in bearing brackets 10 suitably attached to the rear wall of the casing, is a roll of gauze fabric 11, while journaled in suitable bearings 12 arising from the bottom of the casing, is a pair of guide rollers 13 and 14 located, respcbtively, adjacent the rear and front walls of the easing and beneath which the fabric is led from the roll 11 for immersion in the witch hazel or other liquid medicament 15 within the casing.
Suitably journaled for rotation within the casing at or near the front thereof, and disposed for their contacting surfaces to aline with the discharge opening 7, is a pair of feed and wringer rolls 16 and 17 of which the latter is provided with a knurled knob 18 situated outside of the casing in a position to be grasped for operating the roller 17 to cause the same to coact with the roller 16 to feed the fabric outward through the opening 7, as will be readily understood.
Mounted on the front wall 8, immediately beneath the opening 7 is a bracket 19 provided with a series of vertical slots 20, adapted to receive screw bolts 21 passing through a shearing blade or knife 22, which is thus adj ustably sustained for cooperation with a second movable blade 23 provided with a knob 24 and pivoted at one end by a bolt 25 to the said blade 22, there being mounted on the bolt 25, a spring 26 adapted to operate for holding the blade 23 normally elevated, as seen in Fig. 1. It will be understood that the slot and bolt connections 20-21, permit of the blade 22 being bodily adjusted vertically for properly alining its cutting edge relative to the discharge opening 7, and that the blade 23, which normally stands above the opening 7 may, by grasping the knob 24, be swung downward against the action of spring 26, for cooperation with the blade 22 to cut off the length of fabric which has been fed from the easing through the opening 7.
It is obvious from the above description that to prepare the device for use or to replenish the fabric or medicament at any time, the cover 5 will be turned backward on its pivot 6, whereupon the roll of fabric may be placed on the supporting brackets 10 and the liquid 15 supplied for filling the casing to the desired level. After the roll of fabric has been placed, a. suitable length thereof will be drawn off beneath the guide rolls 13 and ll, and upward over the roll 16, after which the roll 17, which is sustained on the cover, will, when the cover is again moved to closed position, seat downward over the fabric on the roll 16. Now when an amount of fabricis to be removed from the casing for use, the knob 18 will be grasped and manipulated for turning the feed roller 17 in a direction to draw the fabric off of the roll 11 and feed the same outward through the opening 7, to be finally cut off by the cooperating blades 22 and 23, after the desired length of fabric has been drawn off, as heretofore explained and as will be understood. -It is to be particularly noted that inasmuch as the liquid stands at a level above the rollers 13 and 1d, and as the fabric passes beneath said rollers, the said fabric will, in being drawn off, be caused to travel through the liquid and become thoroughly saturated, and will thereafter pass between the rollers 16 and 17 which act not only to feed the fabric, but also as wringing means for removing the surplus liquid from the fabric. It is thus seen that the device provides for supplying at will, freshly medicated fabric, and for preserving thorough sanitation in the storing and handling of the fabric.
From the foregoing it is apparent that the stated objects of the invention are attained, it being understood that in attaining these ends, various minor changes may be made in the details herein set forth, without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention. lVhile the use of the device as a barber shop appliance has been emphasized, it will be understood that the device is equally adapted for use in hospitals Or wherever the need for supplying freshly medicated gauze fabric may arise.
Having thus described the invention, what,
is claimed is:
1.. A device of the character described comprising a closed receptacle adapted to contain a quantity of liquid medicament, means for holding a roll of fabric mounted in said receptacle above said medicament, a pair of guide rolls mounted on the bottom of said receptacle one at each end thereof around which the fabric is adapted to be drawn from said roll and through said medicament, wringer rolls mounted in said receptacle adjacent the outlet, at the end of the receptacle opposite the roll of fabric and between which the fabric passes, and means mounted on the outside of said receptacle adjacent said opening for severing the fabric into desired lengths,
2. A device of the character described comprising a. closed receptacle adapted to contain a. quantity of liquid medicament, means for holding a roll of fabric mounted. in said receptacle above said medicament, a pair of guide rolls mounted on the bottom of said receptacle one at each end thereof around which the fabric is adapted to be drawn from said roll and through said medicament, wringer rolls mounted in said receptacle adjacent the outlet at the end of the receptacle opposite the roll of fabric and between which the fabric passes, the top and upper portion of the front face of said rcceptacle being hingedly secured to the upper edge of the back thereof to permit of free access to the roll and interior of the receptacle, and means for severing a portion of the fabric from the main supply constructed and adapted to deliver a portion of the fabric ready for use and in freshly medicated condition.
In testimony whereof I aiiix my signature this 20th day of October, 1916.
GEORGE S. ELDER.
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