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Publication numberUS1507106 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 2, 1924
Filing dateSep 18, 1923
Priority dateSep 18, 1923
Publication numberUS 1507106 A, US 1507106A, US-A-1507106, US1507106 A, US1507106A
InventorsMax M Cohn
Original AssigneeMax M Cohn
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toilet-paper package
US 1507106 A
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To all whom it may concern.'

Planted sept.4 z, 1924.

' application mai` september 1s, ma' semi a. ceases;y

Be it known that I, Max M. CoHN, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city and count of San Francisco and State of California, aveinvented new and useful Im rovements in Toilet-Paper Packages, of

' which the fo/llowing is a specification.

This invention relates to a toilet paper package and to a mode of dispensing the paper, the. present-application being in the nature of a continuation of my application Serial Number 598,258, filed November 1, 1922, entitled An improvement in dispensing cabinets for toilet paper and the like.

For many years there has existed a demand for an arrangement which will reduce the possibility of a toilet paper dispensing cabinet becoming entirely depleted One solution f this problem is to provide a fixture or container which will hold a second package or roll which will be available when the first package or roll is exhausted; but all attempts to make use of this plan with the form and style'of the toilet paper ackages heretofore in use have met with' ailure. The package most commonly used is a flat package of folded and interleaved sheets held together by a paper band extending around the shorter dimension of the package, or rather, at right angles to the lines of the fold of 'the sheets. Such ackages are dispensed from a cabinet containing a narrow slot in its bottom or front wall, and extending parallel with the line of fold of the sheets. The band on such a package has to be broken before or at the time of inserting the package in its cabinet, and therefore, even if there were duplicate cabinets or compartments, each containing a package of paper, the paper in .one would be as readily available as 1n the other, since both would contain broken packages. The result of this would be that the paper would be withdrawn from either dispensin cabinet optionall and both, therefore, wou d likely become epleted at the same time.

I overcome this diiiiculty ly Iproviding a package of folded, interleave s eets, which are banded together with a band extending around the longer dimension of the package, or parallel with the line of fold of the sheets, the band being also parallel with the slot in the cabinet through which the sheets are dispensed. B positioning this band on the package so t at it r 'sters with the slot 1n the cabinet, the pac age intended for rethis band registering with serve use can always be left intact as itreppses in its cabinet, inasmuch as the band is visible through the slot in the cabinet and is of a size and character to be broken and removed through said slot. Also by having the slot in the cabinet I can print certain instructions upon the band which will be visible through the slot, which instructions are to leave the band intact on the reserve package until the other package' is entirely exhausted. Also, near the back of the package I place alcard bearing printed instructions which, when. the

package is de leted, become visible through attention to the depleted lcondition of the packa 1 In t e accompanying drawing,

Fig. 1 shows a perspective of apackage, made in accordance with my invention.

Fig. 2 shows package.

Fig. 3 shows a view of the obverse side of the card at the back of the package.

Fig. 4 shows a perspective view of the duplex cabinet, illustrating the mode of dispensing the paper.

Fig. 5- shows the front elevation of said cabinet, illustrating the paper being dispensed from the lower compartment and the upper compartment being empty.

The package herein shown com rises a number of folded and interleaved sllieetsA 10, held together by paper band 11, said band extending around the larger dimension of the package, or parallel with the line of fold of t e interleaved sheets. This band is centrally disposed upon the package, and at the front of the ackage there is printed upon the band suitable instructions to the eect that the band should be left intact al view of the back of the 7o.' -the slot in t e cabinet and serve to call until the ackage in the adjacent compartment is ex usted. At the back of the package is a card 12, held in place against the packa by the band 11, and containing prin instructions on its cuter face such as shown, for instance, in Fi 2. On the inner face of said card 12 at a p ace thereon which shows through the slot in the dispensing cabinet when the package is exhausted, is printed suitable instruct1ons such as indicated in Fig. 3, which callv attention to the empty condition of the cabinet and direct that the cabinet be filled at once.

While any form of dispensing cabinet having a slot in its front wall may be used suice.

for di nsing the paper, I have illustrated l yupper compartment 13, while the package in the lower compartment is held intact by its paper band, said band with its printed instructions being plainly visible through the slot in the front wall. In Fig. 5 I show the upper compartment as having been emptied and the paper being dispensed from the package in the lower compartment..

When the compartment is emptied of its paper the card 12 can ybe seen through the slot. 13, and the printed instructions thereon are plainly visible. e

I find that with the packages as herein described, the users will not break the band in the reserve packa e or make use of the paper therein, until t e other package is entirely depleted.l Moreover, the warning card which calls attention to the empty condition of the compartment is certain to attract the attention of the attendant or housekeeper long before the reserve package is used up.

Any st le of dispensing cabinet may be used, so lbng as it has a capacity `for two or more packages of paper. In fact, two similar cabinets placed side 'by side will The present package requires no locked fixtures, and can be used in conjunction with a very simple and inexpensive cabinet.

What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. A toilet paper package for use in a duplex dispensing cabinet of a type having narrow slots 1n its front wall, throu h which the sheets are withdrawn. said pac age comprising a series of folded and interleaved sheets and a band surroundingthe package and extending parallel to the line of fold of the sheets, said band bein-g so disposed on the packager as to register with the slot in the dispensing cabinet, and being of a size and character to permit of its being broken and removed through the said slot.

2. A toilet paper package for use in a duplex dispensing cabinet of a type havin narrow slots in its front wall, throu g which the sheets are withdrawn, said padlr age comprising a series offolded and interleaved sheets and a band surroundingthe packageand extending parallel to the line of fold of the sheets, said band being so disposed on the package as t0 register with the slot in the dispensing cabinet, and bearin printed instructions also visible through said slot, said band being of a Size and character to permit of its being broken and removed through the said slot; and the card at the Iback of the ackage bearing instructions which are so visible through the slot when the package is de leted.


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U.S. Classification221/6, 221/49, 206/810
International ClassificationA47K10/42
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/426, Y10S206/81
European ClassificationA47K10/42D