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Publication numberUS1546807 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 21, 1925
Filing dateJun 21, 1923
Priority dateJun 21, 1923
Publication numberUS 1546807 A, US 1546807A, US-A-1546807, US1546807 A, US1546807A
InventorsStraubel Louis A
Original AssigneeStraubel Machine Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toilet-paper cabinet
US 1546807 A
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Patented July 21, 1925.




Application filed June 21.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, LOUIS A. STRAUBEL, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Green Bay, in the county of Brown and State of Wisconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toilet Paper Cabinets; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof.

This invention relates to toilet paper cabinets.

Objects of this invention are to provide a cabinet primarily adapted for household use, which is of extremely simple formation, which is sturdy, which may be cheaply manufactured, and which is of neat and attractive appearance.

Further objects are to provide a cabinet for dispensing folded paper, in which th cabinet may be loaded from the top, in which means are provided to facilitate the starting of the first sheet, and to provide a cabinet which is highly effective in operation.

' Embodiments of the invention are shown in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a vertical, sectional view through one form of cabinet, such view being taken on the line 1--1 of Figure 2.

Figure 2 is a front view of the structure shown in Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a bottom view of the cabinet.

Figure 4: is a fragmentary view corresponding to Figure 1, showing a further modification of the invention.

The cabinet comprises a front channellike section having side walls 1 and a front wall 2. This front section is provided, in the form shown in Figures 1, 2, and 3, with a vertical slot 3 extending from the top throughout the entire front wall and partly into the bottom slanting portion 4, or lip, which extends inwardly from the front wall. This lip terminates in a rounded edge 5 to prevent tearing of the paper or cutting of the operators hands and is preferably slightly out out adjacent its sides, as indicated at 6.

The back of the cabinet is formed of a fiat plate 7 which is provided with a pair of apertures adapted to receive screws 8 and located directly rearwardly of the slot 3 in the front plate. A pair of reinforcing ribs 9 are struck up along lines paralleling the center line of the device and upon opposite 1923. Serial No. 646,828.

sides of such center line to give the device great strength adjacent its point of attachment to the wall. The sides of the back are turned forwardly to provide flanges 10 adapted to belocated inwardly of the sides 1 of the front and to be spot welded, riveted, or otherwise secured thereto. The back is provided with a forwardly turned bottom portion 11 provided with a central cut-out 12 to facilitate the starting of the first sheet. The forward edge of the bottom 11 is downturned, as indicated at 13, to provide a rounded surface against which the extended sheet contacts.

It is to be noted particularly from Figure 3 that if desired the rounded or upstruck portions 9 may be of material, width and the central portion and end portions of the back form in effect slightly depressed channels adapted to contact with the wall.

The device illustrated in Figure 4 is sub stantially similar to that illustrated in the first three figures. However, the front slot 3 does not extend the full length of the front but terminates a short distance below its bottom portion. A second slot 3 forms a continuation of the slot 3 and is spaced a slight distance below it, thereby providing a web or connecting bridge difference resides in the construction of the bottom portion 11. This bottom portion is similar to the bottom portion 11, previously described, except that no cutout 12 is provided.

In inserting the block of interfolded paper, slots 3 and 3 greatly aid in this operation. In starting the first sheet from the device, the operators finger may be inserted in the first form through the lower portion of the slot 3 and may thus push the paper outwardly, and in the form shown in the last figure, the operators finger may be inserted through the slot 3 for a similar purpose.

It is intended that these devices shall be stamped from sheet metal and, if desired, suitably plated.

It will be seen, therefore, that an extremely simple and cheaply made toilet paper cabinet has been provided, which is very rigid in its construction, and which is efiective in operation.

I claim A toilet paper dispensing device for interfolded paper sheets comprising an elon- 14. A further 10 said front bottcm, whereby the first flap of the interloldcd sheets may be readily started and whereby a smooth unbroken edge is presented across which the sheets are Withdrawn.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto set my hand at Green Bay, in the county of Brown and State of Visconsin.


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US5950863 *Aug 5, 1997Sep 14, 1999Perrin ManufacturingSheet dispenser insert
US6213346 *Jun 29, 1998Apr 10, 2001Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.Interfolded dispenser napkins
U.S. Classification221/48
International ClassificationA47K10/42, A47K10/24
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/424
European ClassificationA47K10/42C