US 1437157 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
vE. S. SIMCOX AND C. L WATERS.
PAPER SUPPORTING; AND DISPENSING BRACKET.
I APPLlcATlori FILED APR.15, 19-2]. v
57 Patented NOV- 28,
Patented Nov. 28, 1922.
v A 1,437,157 PATENT OFFICE,
EMERY s. SIMCOX Ann CHARLES VLAQNKESTER we'rnns, or eosnoorou, oHIo.
PAPER SUPPORTING AND DISPENSING BRACKET;
hpplicationfiled Apri1 15, '1921.' Serial No. 461,551.
To all 'whomtt may concern:
Be it known that-EMERY S. 'SIMooX and.
CHARLES L. W ATERS, citizens-of the United States, residing at Coshocton, in the county of Coshocton and State 'of' Ohio, have invented certain newand useful Improvements in Paper Supporting andv Dispensing Brackets, of which the following is a specification.
Thisinvention relates to an improved supporting bracket primarily adapted for use in 'supportmg for dispensing purposes various rolled materials, such, for example, as ordinary toilet paper, paper towels or other similar spirally Wound materials.
The primary object of the invention resides in the provision of a supporting bracket of this character wherein is provided a novel and improved mounting for effectingthe rotatable support of the paper carrying drum, in order that said drum will be permitted to rotate to a predetermined extent, when paper is being withdrawn therefromfthe means provided for arresting the rotation of the drum serving to permit of a regulated length of paper to be removed from the roll carried by the drum, and in this manner the said bracket serves to provide a regulated delivery of such paper and to eliminate all waste in the dispensing thereof.
With these and other objects in view, as will appear as the description proceeds, the invention accordingly consists in the novel features of construction, combinations of elements and arrangements of parts, hereinafter to be fully described and pointed out in the appended claim.
In the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this specification, and in which similar characters of reference denote like and corresponding parts throughout the several views thereof:
Figure l is a perspective view of the improved bracket comprising the present invention Figure 2 is a horizontal sectional view taken through the bracket and disclosing more particularly the apparatus for effecting the rotatable support of the roll carrying drum or core,
Figure 3 is a vertical transverse sectional view taken along the line 3-3 of Figure 2,
Figure 4 is a perspective view of one of the rack members, and
Figure 5 is a similar view of one of the core journaling pinions.
Referring more particularlyto the deto adapt thesame to thesizeof -the roll when tails of the invention, the numeral-1 designates the improved bracket comprising the present inventionin its entirety. The said bracket in this instance is formed to include a vertically disclosed rear wall 2, and forwardly projecting parallel side arms 3. It will be understood that the side arms 3 may be spaced a suflicie nt distance to receive a paper roll 4 of any standard size, and that the dimensions of the bracket may be varied I the material to bedispensed therefrom. g
The roll 4 is adapted to be axially supported by means of a longitudinallyextending core or drum 5, which is, of a longitudinally tapered nature and is capable of tapered construction of'the core serving to permitthe same to rotate in unison with the latter.
To mount the core, use is made of a pair of pinions 6, which are disposed to project longitudinally and axially from the ends of the core. wood, and therefore the inner ends of the pinions are of chisel formation, in order that the same may be driven into the ends of the core. Theinner faces of the arms 3 are provided with registering metallic rack members 7, which are formed to include elongated slotsS having rack teeth 9 formed on the lower walls thereof, the said teeth 9 being disposed to .mesh. with the teeth of the pinions 6. It will be observed that the rack members are inclined as regards the horizontal, the inner ends of said rack members being situated below the longitudinal axis of the core 5, and the outer ends thereoi' above said axis. It will therefore be manifest that by the action of gravity the pinions 6 will occupy normally positions of operation in the lowest parts of the slots 8, so that when paper is withdrawn from the roll 4, the latter will be rotated by the manual act of withdrawing the paper. This rotation of the roll causes corresponding rotary movement to be imparted to the core 5 and its pinion 6, thus causing the said pinions to advance alongthe rack teeth 9 toward the highest portions of the slots 8. This. serves to enable paper to be withdrawn from the roll, and the length of such paper will be regulated by the length of the slots 8, since it will be manifest that when the pinions 6 paper isbeing withdrawn from Usually the core is formed from I reach the uppermost, parts of, the slots 8, rotation on the part of the core 5 will be arrested, thus causing the sheet of paper to be severed from the body of the roll 4 by reason-of theperforations within such p aperand the continued application of the manually exerted pressure thereon. WVhen the paper has been severed, theroll 4t isreleased, thus permitting the pinions 6, by the operation of gravity, to again rotate-toward the lowermost portions of the slots-8. This rearward rotation on the part of the roll permitsa sufficient amount of the paper at the outer end thereof to drop downwardly in order that the said endof the rollmay be subsequently gripped to efiect its convenient withdrawal Oneofthe rack members Thasits lower wall hinged as at 10 to the body of the rackmember, in order that/by rocking the rack member about the pivot or hinge 10, it will be possible to readily remove thezcore 5 to permit of the removal or substitution of aroll tthereon. The hinged Wall maybe maintained in its locked positionby means of a resilient lip 11.
In vievvpofi the foregoing, it Will be apparent that the present invention provides a; simple yet eflicient bracket adapted for thewsupport of; paper rolls, and wherein an improved structure obtainsffor the purpose of automatically regulating the manual disprensing of paper withdrawn-from,said rolls. he apparatus is of an extremely simple nature and by reason of its construction the same will be maintained at all times in an operative condition and free from mechanical disorder. It will be particularly observed that the construction eliminates the useof springgratchets or other delicate and fragile mechanisms which are very likely to become readily out of order. Byreason of the simplicity of the bracket, therlattermay be manufactured and sold at :a very reason able cost.
that is claimed is:
A paper supporting and dispensing bracket comprising apair of spaced side arms capable 0t supporting for rotation therebetween a paper roll, upwardly and forwardly inclined rack members. secured to said sides, a papersupporting core, pinions provided upon the ends of said core and disposed to operate over the teeth of said rack members, one of said rack members being pivotally connected with the associated arm to permit theremoval of saidicore from said bracket. t
In testimony whereof we affix our Sig-na tures.
VEMERY s. snxroox CHARLES LANKESTER WATERS.