US 1588577 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Patented June 15, 19.26.
UNITED STATES PATENT oFFIcE.
ISIDORE HEIFLER, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. I
CONTAINER lAND DISPENSING DEVICE FOR TAPE-LIKE BODIES.
Application filed June 22, 1925. Serial No. 38,718.
of the tape from said container, one sidev wall of said slot constituting a cutting edge for shearing off the tape or parting a predetermined portion thereof withdrawn from the casing from the remainder of the roll; a still further object being to so construct the container as to apply tension to the roll in the tearing off of apredetermined portion thereof to prevent the rotation of the roll within the container; a still further object `being to provide the apertured portion of the containerwith a tongue upon which the end of the tape is adapted to rest, after a predetermined portion has been removed from the roll; and with these and other objects in view the invention4 consists in a device of the class and for the purpose speci-` ied which is simple in construction andy I operation and elicient in use, and which is constructed as hereinafter described and claimed, A
'.The invention is fully disclosed in the fol'- lowing specilication, of Vwhich .the accompanying drawing forms a part, in which the separate parts of my improvement are designated by suitable referencecharacters in each of the views, and in which Fig. 1 is a sideview of a. container made according to my invention;
l FigQ is a section`on the line 2 2 of Fig. 5 an a Fig. 3' is a section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
My invention relates primarily to the provision of a container for adhesive tape but which may be used as a container for any kind or class of tape, s uch as rubber tape, electric insulation tape, or for a roll of, or spool-like body of. any kind or class, wherein it is desirable to utilize predetermined rtions thereof at intervals and in carrylng my invention intov eiect, I provide a container 5, in the form of a cup-shaped body,
the bottom 6- of which isl preferablypressed v inwardly or upwardly, as seen in the drawing, to provide a reinforoedprojeetng flange or rim portion 7 beaded outwardlyas i seen at .8, and the bottom 6 is provided cen- .trally, 1n the construction shown, with an lnwardly pressed slightly vtapered bearing lstud 9, andthe bottom-6 of the container 5 j '1s preferably weakened as seen at 1 to render the central portion/of said bottom Vmore or less resilient for the purpose later de-V A 66 of, the container 5 is open andv scribed.
The top adapted to be closed by a cover 11 having a flange or shield portion 12 overlying the walls of the container 5, and the central portion of the cover 11 is pressed inwardly in Gone fashion as seen at 13 and provided centrallythereof with an inwardly projecting and slightly tapered bearing stud 14 in axial alinement withthe stud 9, as clearly seen in Fig. 3 of the drawing..
In the construction shown, I have illustra-ted a roll of adhesive tape 15 mounted l 'within the container 5 upon the bearing studs 9 and 14, which studs enter the apertured portion of the roll of tape and form lsupports on which the tape is rotatably mounted in order, at all times, to centralize the tape within the container 5. By providing the weakened portion 10 in the bottom 6.
of the container,'itwil1 be seen that by applying slight pressure of the thumb and tinger lof one hand on the bottom wall 6 and cover 11, the ro'll of tape 15 may be frictionally retained in position at will and by releasing this pressure the roll may be freely rotated in the removal of a portion of the tape from said roll. y
I provide the wall of the container 5 with an elongated aperture, 16 which extends from the upper face of the bottom wall 6 to a point adjacent Jthe cover 11, in the construction shown, and this aperture is preferably o li'set as seen at 17, centrally thereof,
and a tongue 18 is formed at such odset portion which facilitates the easy grasping and removal of the tape from the container, it
being seen that the free portion 15a of the tape lies upon the tongue'18 after a portion thereof has been removed, or when the complete deviceis offered for sale. The edge or wall 16 ofthe aperture constitutes a cutting edge, vfacilitating the tearing ofi' of the tape or anydesired length thereof that may be required "at any one time, itQ being understood that the inner or adhesive face' of the tape` lies upon the tongue 18 and is temporarily adhered thereto. y
In a device of the class specified, it will be apparent that the dispensing of predetermined lengths of a tape or strand body may be facilitated and yet a container of simple and practical construction is provided, and one which has utility especially as compared with the present type of container commonly employed for merchandise of the class under consideration, and it will be understood that with my improved construction, the cover l1 may be more iixcdly retained in position than the cover of containers such as commonly employed and, as a matter of fact, this cover may be secured liXedly in position after the container has been iilled with a roll of tape.
It will be understood that various changes in and modifications of the construction herein shown and described may be made, within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit of my invention or sacrificing its advantages.
Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A. device of the yclass described comprising a cup-shaped container, the bottom wall of the container being provided centrally thereof with an inwardly directed bearing stud, a cover forming the top of the container, said cover having an inwardly pressed conical portion terminating centrally with an inwardly projecting and tapered bearing stud upon which and the iirst named stud a roll of tape is adapted to be supported within the container, and the container 4having an aperture in the wall thereof from which tape may be removed from a roll supported in the container, and one end wall of the container being weakened permitting pressure to be applied by hand to frictionally retain the roll of tape in predetermined position within the container in the operation of severing a part projected through the aperture of the container.
2. A device of the class described comprising a cup-shaped container, the bottom wall of the container being provided centra'lly thereof with an inwardly directed bearing stud, a cover formingthetop of the container, said cover having an inwardly ressed conical portion terminating centraly with an inwardly projecting and tapered bearing stud upon which and the first named stud a roll of tape is adapted to be supported within the container, one end wall of the device being weakened, and the container having an aperture in the wall thereof from which tape may be removed from a roll supported in the container, the weakened end wall of the device permitting pressure to be applied by hand to f rictionally retain the roll of tape in predetermined position within the container in the operation of severing a part projected throughthe aperture of the container, and the container being provided adjacent the aperture with an inwardly projecting tongue on which the free end of the tape is adapted to rest.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name this 19th day of June 1925.
` IsIDoRE HEIFLER.