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Publication numberUS1464983 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 14, 1923
Filing dateMar 28, 1922
Priority dateMar 28, 1922
Publication numberUS 1464983 A, US 1464983A, US-A-1464983, US1464983 A, US1464983A
InventorsFleischmann Charles R
Original AssigneeFleischmann Charles R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paper holder
US 1464983 A
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Au M, 1923. 11,464,983

C. R. FLEISCHMANN PAPER HOLDER Filed March 28. 1922 i we/lmk til Patented Aug. 14, E923.

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Application filed March 28, 1922. Serial No. 547,5?2.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known thatI, CHARLES R. FLmscH- mumacitizen of the United States, and re-' sidin at Chicago, in the county of Cook and tate of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Paper Holders, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates, generally, to improvements in paper-holders, but has particular relation to a type of such holders adapted for enclosing against exposure, a pa r roll in such a way that the sheet or rib on of paper comprising the roll can be readily dispensed and unwound therefrom through a suitable passage-way of the easing and torn off in pieces or strips of the desired lengths or sizes, and it consists in certain peculiarities of the construction, novel arrangement and combination of the parts thereof as will be hereinafter more fully set forth and specifically claimed.

The main object. of the invention is, to provide a paper-holder of the above mentioned type or character, which shall be slmple and inexpensive in construction, attractive in appearance, strong, durable, samtary and efiicient in operation and adapted for support on the wall of a room or other upright support, which, while it is more particularly intended for use in bath rooms and for holding rolls of paper, one at a time, to be used as shaving paper, yet it is applicable for use as a toilet-paper holder, or for holding a roll of paper for commercial purposes.

Another and important object of the mvention is the provision of a paper holder of such construction that the roll of paper, as well as the sheet or ribbon extended therefrom in position to be dis used or removed from the roll and torn o will be protected from exposure or handling, thereby affording a sanitary holder.

Still another and important obiect is the provision of means for automatica 1y clamping the sheet of paper as it is pulled from the roll or dispensed through the passageway in the casing therefor in such a way that the paper may be torn off in strips or ieces of the desired size or lengths without danger of the sheet or ribbon back lashing or becoming disarranged on the roll.

Other ob ects and advantages will become apparent from the following description and explanation.

In the accompanying drawing, which serves to illustrate an embodiment of the invention- Figure 1 is a side View of the holder illustrating by dotted lines about the position the door or cover of the holder will occupy when a roll of paper is being placed therein.

Fig. 2 is a front face view.

Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 2, looking in the direction indicated by the arrows.

Fig. 4 is a face view partly in section and partly in elevation with the door or cover of the casing removed, and illustrating part of the front wall of the casing broken away.

Like numerals of reference refer to corre sponding parts throughout the different views of the drawing.

The reference numeral 5 designates the body or casing of the holder, which body is substantially rectangular in shape when viewed in plan and looking towards the face thereof but cross-sectionally has its u per portion forwardly and downwar y rounded and its lower portion somewhat horizontally elongated, as will be clearly seen in Figs. 1 and 3 of the drawing. This casing or body is by preference made of sheet metal and has the front portion of its bottom extended upwardly in a forwardly inclined plane as at 6, see Figs. 1 and 3 of the drawing. This up-turned portion 6 has extended forwardly and downwardly therefrom a resilient extension 7, which resilient portion is free from the sides 8 of the front part of the casing 5, while the upwardly inclined portion 6 of the floor of the casing is by preference secured to said side walls. The lower edge of the clamp or extension 7 terminates about flush with the lower edge of the front wall 9 of the casing, which front wall is provided with a vertically elongated opening 10 to register with a similar shaped opening 11 in the aforesaid clamp or extension 7, which normally lies in contact with the inner surface of the front wall 9 of the casing. By this arrangement it is manifest that the upwardly extended portion 6 of the floor of the casing and the rear wall thereof, will provide a receptacle in which the paper roll 12 may turn when the sheet 13 or ribbon of paper is pulled or unwound therefrom.

The front wall 9 of the casing is provided near its u per edge with a pair of spaced horizontal y elongated slots or openin s 14; for the reception and operation of hoo s 15 with which the lower edge of the cover 16 for the casing is equipped. This cover is rovided at its rear edge with a depen ing catch 17 to overlap the rear wall of the casing 5 and to engage the same so as to hold the cover in its closed position, it being understood that the cover is of suflicient dimensions to close the space between the side walls and front and rear walls of the casing.

In Figs. 2 and 3 of the drawing, it will be seen and understood that the upper portion of the clamp or extension 7 is rearwardly deflected from the upper portion of the front wall, thus providing a space between said portions into which, the free end of the ribbon or sheet 13 of the paper roll can be readily inserted so that afterwards said sheet or ribbon may be extended downwardly between the contactin portion of the clamping extension 7 and t e inner sur face of the front wall of the casing. The operation of extending the ribbon or sheet downwardly between the member 7 and front wall 9, may be performed after the free edge of the sheet 13 is exposed through the openings 10 and 11 by placing the thumb of one hand on the outside of the front wall 9 and the front finger of said hand on the inner surface of the member 7, when it is manifest the free edge of the paper may be engaged between said thumb and finger and pulled downwardly until the lower portion of said openings are reached, thus causing the lower or free edge of the sheet 13 to depend below the bottom of the front wall, when said depending portion can be pulled downwardly until the desired length of paper is measured off, when it is evident the sheet may be turned against the lower edge of the front wall 9 and torn ofi.

Of course, the ribbon or sheet 13 can be placed between the clamping member 7 and front wall 9 of the casing by pressing the lower portion of the member 7 rearwardly and then inserting the free portion of the sheet through the s ace between the member 7 and front wall. t will be understood that after a piece of the paper has been torn oif, the free or outer edge of the sheet or ribbon will lie in co-incidence with the lower edge of the front wall of the casing and will be difficult to reach at said point, but the openings 10 and 11 in the front wall and clamping extension 7, respectively, provide means for grasping the sheet of paper or ribbon between the thumb and fore-finger as above mentioned, and as the openings are elongated, it is manifest that the downward movementof the thumb and finger with the sheet held between the same, will cause the lower portion of the sheet to be ejected from the casing and that portion thereof connected to the roll unwound therefrom.

The extension 6 rising from the floor of the casing and extending forwardly thereof, may or may not be fixed to the side walls of the casing. The upper portion of the rear wall of the casing is provided with a pair of horizontally elongated slots 18 to receive nails or screws used for supporting the casin%on a wall or upright.

y reference to Figs. 2 and 4 of the drawings, it will be seen and understood that the front wall 9 of the casing and the member 7 which co-operates with said wall, is each provided with an elliptical opening, which 0 enings present their longitudinal axes vertically, and that these openings co-incide with one another and are unbroken. By this arrangement it is manifest that only a restricted amount of the sheet 13 can be ejected from the bottom of the front end of the casing, without releasing the grip between the thumb and fore-finger on the sheet of paper, as before explained. This arrangement will act to prevent unnecessary waste of the paper.

In practice I prefer to use a roll of paper the width of the sheet or ribbon of which is such that the edges thereof will closely approach or contact with the inner surfaces of the sides 8 of the casing, for the reason, when the sheet or ribbon 13 is extended slightly below the lower edge of the front wall of the casing, said extended portion may be manipulated against the lower edge of the front wall of the casing in such a way that the sheet will be severed thereby in a transverse line across the sheet, the contact between the edges of the sheet with the walls 8 serving to keep the sheet of paper in alignment with said walls.

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. A paper holder consisting of a casing having an unbroken opening in its front wall and provided with a movable cover for its upper portion, the floor of said casing having an upwardly and forwardly inclined portion extended transversely between its side walls and spaced from its front wall and provided with a forwardly and downwardly disposed clamping extension to coact with said front wall to clamp a sheet of paper there-between, the said clamping extension having an unbroken opening co-incidin with said first named opening.

2. 5* paper holder consisting of a casing having a vertically elongated opening in its front wall and (provided with a cover hinged at one of its e ges to the upper portion of said front wall, the floor of said casing terminating at its front portion a distance rearwardly of the lower edge of the front wall and having integrally therewith an upwardly and forwardly inclined partition extended transversely between the side walls of the casing and spaced from its front wall, said extension having integrally therewith a forwardly and downwardly disposed clamp ing member to co-act with said front wall for clamping a sheet of paper there-between, said clamping member having a vertically elongated opening co-inciding with said first named opening, at least one of said openings being unbroken.

3. A paper holder consistin of a casing having an elliptical opening disposed with its longitudinal axis vertically in its front wall and provided with a cover hinged at one of its edges to the upper portion of said front wall, the floor of said casing terminating at its front portion a distance rearwardly of the lower edge of the front wall and having integrally therewith an upwardly and forwardly inclined partition extended transversely between the side walls of the casing and spaced from its front wall, said extension having integrally therewith a forwardly and downwardly disposed clamping member to co-act with said front wall for clamping the sheet of paper therebetween, said clamping member having an elliptical opening in register with said first named opening.

CHARLES R FLEISCHMANN.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2647028 *Jun 20, 1950Jul 28, 1953Larson Conrad NRoll paper dispenser
US2771214 *Sep 14, 1953Nov 20, 1956Ivers Lee CoDispensing carton for package strips
US2819851 *Dec 18, 1956Jan 14, 1958Robertson Jack HRoll dispensing means
US4804149 *Aug 13, 1987Feb 14, 1989James MurphyToilet paper dispenser
Classifications
U.S. Classification312/34.8, 225/52, 225/54, 225/53
International ClassificationA47K10/24, B65H35/00, A47K10/38
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/38, B65H35/0006
European ClassificationB65H35/00B, A47K10/38