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Publication numberUS1391326 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 20, 1921
Filing dateJan 28, 1921
Priority dateJan 28, 1921
Publication numberUS 1391326 A, US 1391326A, US-A-1391326, US1391326 A, US1391326A
InventorsFrancis Killian John
Original AssigneeFrancis Killian John
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toilet-paper holder
US 1391326 A
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Patented Sept. 20,1921.





To all who'mit may concern:

' Be it known that I, J OHN F. KILnIAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Stockton, county of San Joa'quimState of California, have invented certain new; and useful Improvements in. Toilet-Paper Holders; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same,

reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the characters. of reference marked thereon, which form apart of thls application.

This invention relates to improvements in toilet paper holders, the principal object being to provide a holder for paper rolls of the ordinary kind which may be purchased anywhere, and which is provided with a suitable mechanism to prevent more than a certain amount of the paper being pulled from the roll at any one time or operation, thus eliminating to a great extent the extravagant and useless waste of paper usually had when the rolls are permitted unrestricted movement.

A further object of the invention is to produce a simple and inexpensive device and yet one which will be exceedingly effective for the purposes which it is designed.

These objects I accomplish by means of such structure and relative arrangement of parts as will fully appear by a perusal of the following specification and claims.

In the drawings similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the several views.

Figure 1 is a perspective elevation of the holder with a roll of paper thereon.

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section of the spindle.

Referring now more particularly to the characters of reference on the drawings, the numeral 1 denotes a suitable bracket adapted to be fastened to the wall and provided with horizontal and spaced arms 2 projecting outwardly therefrom. Between said arms is mounted a spindle 3 on which a roll of paper 4 may be placed by sliding the same on endwise when the spindle is removed from the bracket.

This spindle is tubular, having a bore 5 to receive a shaft 6, both ends of which project beyond the spindle, one end 7 being circular and adapted to fit freely into an orifice 8 in the adjacent bracket arm 2, and the i Specification of Letters Patent. Pate t d S t 20 1921 cipplicatiofi filed January 28,1921. Serial No. 440,561j

other end 9 being flattened to enable it to be slld lnto a vertical slot 10 formed in the adacent arm 2 to hold the shaft from rotation at all times. The shaft is spaced from the bore 5, and is held centered relative thereto by means of end caps 11 fixed on the spindle. Surrounding the shaft inside the spindle 1s a coil spring 12,'one end of which is fastened to the spindle and the other end to the shaft, this spring being arranged to be placed in tension when the paper is pulled and the spindle rotated.

To limit the rotative movement of the spindle a pin or arm 13 projects from one end of the spindle and is adapted to bear on elther the upper or under side of the adjacent arm 2, the accurate movement thus permltted the spindle being a complete circumference minus the thickness or depth of said arm 2.

The pin 13 is preferably formed as part of a narrow plate 14, which extends over the spindle a certain distance and tapers toward the spindle at its inner end, so as to make a wedge to firmly hold the usual core of the paper roll against rotation independent of the spindle.

A U shaped weight member 15 is pivot'ally mounted to the bracket 1 on a horizontal plane above the roll, the cross-arm of said member resting on and across the top of the paper roll.

In operation, the pin 13 is normally restmg on the upper surface of the adjacent arm 2. When the free end of the paper is pulled, the pin moves forwardly and away from contact with said arm until with the rotation of the paper roll and spindle it abuts against the under surface of the arm, preventing further movement of the spindle and roll. With a continued pull on the paper, the portion thereof beyond the weight 15 parts from the roll at the nearest line of perforations or incisions 16 with which all paper rolls of this character are provided, the frictional engagement of the roll with the spindle being greater than the adhesion of the paper at the line of incisions. As soon as the paper parts, the pressure on the roll tending to rotate the same automatically ceases, and the spring 12 then acts to rotate the spindle backward to its normal position,

that is, with the pin 13 engaging the upper surface of its arm 2.

The Weight 15 acts to prevent the paper from uncoiling due to the sudden reversal of movement.

From the foregoing description it will be readily seen that Ihave produced such a device as substantially fulfils the objects of the invention as set forth herein.

While this specification sets forth in detail the present and perferred construction of the device, still in practice such deviations from such detail may be resorted to and do not form a departure from the spirit of the invention, as defined by the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and useful and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

l. A toilet paper holder including a spindle adapted to receive a paper-roll thereon, and a tapered plate extending longitudinally of the spindle and fixed directly thereon,

wherebythe roll-core may be wedged thereon to hold the roll against rotation relative to the spindle.

2. A toilet paper holder including a spin dle adapted to receivea paper-roll thereon,

and a tapered plate extending longitudinally of the spindle and fixed directly thereon adj acent one end, said plate being thickest at the outer end, whereby the roll may he slipped over the spindle from the opposite end and wedged onto the said plate.

3. A toilet paper holder including -brack-" ets, a spindle turnably mounted there-be tween, a plate fixed on the spindle lengthwise thereof: and adjacent one end, said plate tapering toward the spindle from its outer end,

and a pin formed integral with said plate

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U.S. Classification242/599, 242/598.4, 242/422.5
International ClassificationA47K10/24, A47K10/38
Cooperative ClassificationA47K2010/3863, A47K10/38
European ClassificationA47K10/38