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Publication numberUS1436990 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 28, 1922
Filing dateFeb 4, 1921
Priority dateFeb 4, 1921
Publication numberUS 1436990 A, US 1436990A, US-A-1436990, US1436990 A, US1436990A
InventorsLillibridge Harry D
Original AssigneeAmerican Encaustic Tiling Co L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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APPLICATION m m m. 4, 1921.

Patented Nov. 28, 1922.

Patented Nov. 28, 1922.

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Application filed February 4, 1921. Serial No. 42yl31- To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that l, HARRY D. LILLInnIDen, a citizen of the United States, residing at Zanesvillc, in the county of Muskingum and State of Ohio, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Paper Containers, of which the following a specification.

This invention is aservice device of that kind intended to be set partially within a wall, or other surface, of a room, such as a bath room, said device contituting a section or permanent part of the wall surface and being exposed, at least partially, for convenient access to the material contained therein.

More particularly, the device is intended to be. used for dispensing toilet paper, the same being in roll form. t

The object in view is to supply aroll paper holder of a sanitary character adapted to be partially encased by the wall of a roomand affording means for, containing the roll paper so as to house the latter from the accession of moisture and dust, provision being made for withdrawing the material at will and for reloading the holder easily when the supply shall have become exhausted.

The container may, of course, be constructed of any material suitable for the purpose, but for sanitary purposes and particularly when used in bath rooms, it is prefered to employ ceramic material the exposed surfaces of which are coated with a suitable glaze. p

Ina practical embodiment, the container in cross section is arched so as to conform, at least partially, to the contour of the roll material, and said container is provided with an external rib or flange in its top and two ends, all parts of said rib being in the same vertical plane.

The rib or flange provides means for determining with precision the position to be occupied by the container when inserted in the wall, the tile surface of which is laid in abutting contact with the container at the ends, top and bottom thereof, whereby the container may be said to be built in the wall so that the rear arched portion of said container extends into and is encased by the well.

At the upper front side, the container is provided with an opening through which access is attainable to the chamber adapted for the storage of the roll material. Projecting forwardly from the wall locating rib or fiange, is a member curved in cross section and constituting an extension of the back wall, said member forming the bottom of the container and said member forwardly beyond the flange or rib. The member protrudes from the wall line, and in it is provided a delivery slot through which extends the free end portion of the roll 1na teri'al, so that the slot acts as means for the delivery of the material and said slot being separate from the opening in the upper exposed front of the container.

Other functions and advantages of the invention will appear from the following description taken in connection with the draw ings, wherein- Figure 1 is a perspectiveview of a roll holder or container embodying the invention.

Figure 2 is a horizontal cross section on the line 2-2 of Figure 3 showing the holder partially encased by the wall.

Figure 8 is a vertical cross section on the line 33 of Figure 2 looking in the direction of the arrow, the wall surface being indicated.

The holder or container A is composed of a single piece of material, and in the form shown it comprises end walls a, Z), a rear wall 0, a rib or flange (Z, and a member B, the latter being continuous with the back or rearwall 0. The end walls a o are flat and positioned in parallel relation, the con tourof the marginal portions of said end walls conforming to the shapeof the rear walla and the member B so that theparallel walls a Z) act as closures for the ends of the holder or container. The rear wall 0 is curved in vertical cross section. and the member B is likewise curved in cross section, the parts a B being continuous for all practical purposes and conforming substantially to the cross sectional form of the roll material adapted to be stored within the container and to be served from it as required.

The rib or flange (Z extends continuously around the top and two ends of the holder, all parts of said rib being in the same plane and said rib being external to the holder and protruding a desired distance therefrom.

Member B extends forwardly from the rib d at the ends and front of the holder, the upper frontside: of said holder being provided with an opening (J of such size pro ectmg as will permit the roll material to be introduced within the chamber of the holder, the bottom of said opening C being bounded by the top edge of the member B.

In the curved bottom of the forwardly extending member B is a slotD, the same extending crosswise of the protruding member and below the opening G in the holder.

For sanitary purposes, the entire holder is composed of ceramic material molded in one piece and the exposed surfaces of which are coated with an impervious glaze, although it will be understood that any material suit able for the purpose may be used in the manufacture of the holder.

The article is adapted to constitute a portion or section of a wall, usually a tile wall commonly used in bath rooms, etc. The rear part of the holder is inserted into the wall or a cavity therein, and the holder is laid in cement with the other tiles of the wall, the line of which is indicated at W. Preferably, the tiles are laid in abutting relation to the protruding ribs (Z at the ends and top of the holder, whereby the rib determines with precision the position on the wall to be occupied by the holder.

The member B protrudes for a substantial distance from the exposed surface of the wall, so that the opening C is fully exposed for the introduction of the roll material. Said roll material is thus effectively housed within the holder, with the free end of said material passing through the slot D and normally hanging free therein, so that said free end can be grasped easily for withdrawing a desired quantity of the material without removing the roll material from the holder.

Having thus fully described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: v

1. A holder for roll material comprising a chambered container provided on its ends and at the top with an external locating rib all the parts of which are in the same vertical plane, an arcuate back member extending continuously from the top ofthe container along therear and the bottom and beyond the external rib to produce a member protruding forwardly of the vertical plane of the axis of generation of said arcuate back member, the rear and bottom of the container being closed by said continuous arcuate wall and the upper front part of said container being open from the top to the forward edge of the arcuate member, and a delivery slot positioned in said forwardly protruding member and below the open front part of said container.

2. holder for roll material embodying parallel side walls and a continuous wall of arcuate formation extending. from the top of the holder continuouslyalong the rear and the bottom, the forward edge of said continuously curved wall extending beyond the vertical plane of the top edge of the holder and producing a forwardly protruding member which is continuous with the rear and the bottom of the holder, the upper front part of the holder being open from the top edge to the forward edge of said curved wall, and a delivery slot positioned in said forwardly protruding member below the open front side of the holder and forwardly beyond the vertical plane of the axis of generation of said arcuate continuous wall.

3. A holder for roll material comprising a one piece container open at the upper front part and provided intermediate the front and the rear with a verticallocating rib, the rear and bottom of the container being of arcuate formation and said bottom project-- ing upwardly and forwardly'beyond the 10- cating rib to produce a protruding member adapted to serve as a barrier to the displace ment in one direction of roll material, and p a delivery slot positioned in the forwardly protruding barrier member and below the opening in the front upper portion of the container.

In testimony whereof I have hereto signed my name this 6th day of January, 1921.


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US5255800 *Jul 30, 1992Oct 26, 1993Kelly Keith Ndispenser
US5649676 *Sep 21, 1995Jul 22, 1997Lord; Frederick AllanPaper roll trough and enclosure having channel for wall mounting
US5848762 *Mar 1, 1996Dec 15, 1998The Procter & Gamble CompanyAdapter for toilet paper rolls without core
US5904316 *Jan 30, 1995May 18, 1999Fort James Operating CompanyApparatus for holding and dispensing a coreless roll of toilet tissue
US6015125 *Sep 16, 1998Jan 18, 2000Fischer; Larry D.Toilet paper holder with wall mount
WO1998008763A1 *Jul 7, 1997Mar 5, 1998Nuway CorpHanging dispenser for moist tissue
U.S. Classification312/34.24, 220/477, 242/595, D06/523
International ClassificationA47K10/38, A47K10/24
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/3827
European ClassificationA47K10/38B2