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Nov. 6 1923. 473,376
D. LANGENZEN DI SPENS ING APPARATUS 1 Filed May 25. 1921 50 INVENTOR DAV! 0 LANGENZEN ATTOR N EY Patented Nov. 6,1923.
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To all whom it mag concern:
Be it known that 1, DAVID LANonNzn-N, a citizen. of the United States, residing at New York, in the countyof New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Dispensing Apparatus, of which the following is a specification, I
-' This invention relates to the. dispensing of piece or other textile fabrics and its object is to enclose the oods in a container in which the goods can e shipped and from which it can be dispensed, wherein -it can after'the sold piece has been cut'off so that companying drawings in whichthe remaining end is not exposed to dust, d'irt, etc. V,
One embodiment of the invention 1s illustrated in the accompanying drawings,
which is the best embodiment of which I am at present advised but this showin is to be taken as merely illustrative .an in no sense limiting. The invention may bebetter understood by referring to the ac- Figure 1 is a perspective view of one form of my container;
Fig. 2 a longitudinal section of the container of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a view looking into the container of Fig. lwith its front removed;
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the roll of goods supported with the container of Fig. 1;
Fig. 5 shows one manner of supporting the roll of goods within the container Figs. 6 and 7 shows details of construction of the manner in which the front of the '12 and 13, front 14, bottom 15, back 16 and container is held in place while Figs. 8 and 9 show the double slotted arrangement of the front of the c ntainer.
Fig. 10 shows a modification. The invention .may be described by be ginning with a container 11. having sides APPARATUS.
1921. Serial No. 472,373.
top 17. This container is a combined shi ping and dispensing enclosure for the goo s to be sold for .the goods are to be placed in it by the manufacturer, shippedto the seller of the goods, and thenthe seller Will sell the goods from the container. The goods to be sold may be any piece or'other textile goods but the container was especially desi ned to dispense gauze or cheese cloth.
1 he cheesecloth 18 is folded into preferably fo'ur thicknesses and made into a roll 19 formed upona tube 20, preferably made of paper or otherfibrous material, as a foundation. Through the. tube 20 is passed .a rod 21 adapted to be supported by or from the sides 12 and 13 of the container or box 11. The roll'19 and tube 20 rotate freely upon the rod 21..
Cleats 22 are provided on the box sides 12 and 13 and they are each provided with a tapered portion 24 and a recess '25 substan tially. at-the middle point of the cleat. The
cleats on the twosides are placed in register with; each other and the rod 20 is supported inthe recesses'25.
The'front enfis oredges of the/sides 12 and 13' are rovided'with bevelled grooves 26 and the front 14 offthe box has its edges v27 bevelled to be complementary to the bevelled grooves 26 (Fig.7). The bevelled grooves 26 do not extend into the bottom 15. The front 14 is provided with a bottom slot 28 and atop -slot29 through whic-hthe cheese cloth-can be withdrawn from the box. Slots in other locations can be provided when more suitable for the goods used. In-
stead of the slot 28, a, block or stop 30 can be used toprovide a space between the lower end of the frontl i and the bottom 15 of the box (Fig. 10) Further, for the slot 29,
the front 14 can be made short enough so thatthe top of the front .14 leaves a space between it and the top 17 of the box. 31
represents a finger. lift in the front 14:.
A spring yoke 32 is fastened to'the cleats 22 and bears upon the rod 21 to hold it in the recesses 25 and its end or cross piece 33 may be used to prevent thecloth 18 from enrolling toorapidlyand also to maintainthe cut ofi end of the cloth substantially retracted. into the box (Fig. 2). The cloth 18 may be withdrawn from the box either through slot 29 at the top or slot 28 at the bottom'whichever is moreconvenient. to the dis ensing person.
n lieu ofthe cleat egrangement of Flg.
- the box, coacting fingers 34 and 35 hinged at 36, recessed at 37 for holding the rod 21,
and a spring. 38 for maintaining the fingers together. Pins 39 may be provided to act as stops for the opening movement of the fingers. 40 represents small marks on the cloth 18 indicating yardmeasurements.
In operation, the manufacturer forms the folded cheese cloth 18 into a roll 19 upon the tube 20 and'then passes the rod 21 through the. tube. The roll is ositioned in the box 1l'and' shipped to t e dealer. Upon receipt thereof, the dealer raises the front 14 and threads the cloth through either of the slots 28 or 29 as the case may be and in selling the cloth pulls out the quantity desired as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1, and cuts it ofi. In this way'the cloth is kept under the most sanitary conditions from maker to purchaser.
If the yoke 32 is used, it prevents the roll from slipping out of the recesses and the cross piece 33 insures the retraction of that part of the cloth remaining after the sold piece has been cut ofi'so that the remaining end is not exposed to dust.
The spring yoke may also be used with the fingers 84 and 35 when they are substituted for the cleats. By usingthe fingers instead of the cleats, the box is reversible, that is, the box can be placed either top up or top down and it will operate equally well For the fingers will hold the rod and its roll in place in either position.
It is, contemplated that the box may be used without the goods being on a roll and that-instead of being placed in the box on the roll, the cloth may be packed in the box in an accordion or any compress fold. That is, the box is designed to have the cloth dispensed therefrom, either from a roll in the box or by having the. cloth folded in the box.
What I claim is:
In a dispensing apparatus in combination a casing having an opening, a roll carrying a length of material to be dispensed within said casing, said material projecting through'said'casing, and means to retract said material through said casing opening.
In testimony whereof I aiiix my signature.