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Publication numberUS1599175 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 7, 1926
Filing dateJun 7, 1924
Priority dateJun 7, 1924
Publication numberUS 1599175 A, US 1599175A, US-A-1599175, US1599175 A, US1599175A
InventorsHellstrom Carl R
Original AssigneeHellstrom Carl R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing cabinet
US 1599175 A
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Patented Sept. 7, 1926.



or lWeslnitefsven; niederen QF centinela nrsrnnelne Chaman Application niednin'e 7,19214- ,sereine 2185528E gained by the feet that the trent iS hinged adjacent ite lower Cernert A `further 'object of the invention is the provision of means Vto prevent the weightv frein falling ont ,0f the Cabinet when. the Seine is Opened.-

.A further Ohieet off the invention ie the provision -ofmeans for efiiciently securingv the weight-controlling means tothe walls 0f the eabnet eefeiiigl Further ob]ect s .of the invention will appear from Vthe rfollowing description when rend inl eenneetien With vthe neCOInPn-Iiyng drawing, in which-f- Figure 1 is a perspective lview of one form of ythe cabinet in place in a wall. 2 is a perepeetve View of the ferrn'ef Figa 1 removed .from the wall and shown in open position. Fig, 3 is' a perspective view of a modification shown in open position'. Fig.l

4; is a perspective viewfof astill further? Y modification. Fig. 5 is a perspectiveview of a forni Of the invention y`r';rovi de d with a i horizontal slot and 'shown place in the,

wall. Fig, 6 is a detail section on line 6,

' ,Steel end @enne npen were,iplfeeed,Y .etyef .Y As'shown 1n Fig. 1, thedevice comprises a casing 10, adapted to be recessedintoa wall, and provided with a flange 11l around Vits front edges to overlap the edges ofthel Vwall opening to neatly cover thejoint tween the casing andthe wall.v

Tit/ hin the casing 10, there 1s` Yshown a box .12, comprising afront plate 13, 'sides 14,715, il and a. bottoni- 16, constituting a box, open atV the top' and rear sides. As shown, the box is pivot-ed at Vits lowerer frontcorner, at 16,

tothe wall of the casing 10, so as to swing outwardly, and may be provided with a lockH diagrammatically shown at 17, and of any desired nat-ure, for its retention in closed position. f y Y 1n the form of the device shown in Figs. 1 to t inclusive, the front 13 of the cabinet the pack is provided'witha vertical Slot 18; Prefep ablyhaving its edges outturned, 'asat 19.

To feed a package, 20, of interleaved sheets of paper tovvardthe'slotl), there j is shown a weight 21, acting by gravity, upon Vways 22 mountednpon the sides 14, of`

the box `1 2, inthe form of the device shown As'shwn inthe drawing, thisvweighty is made in the form of 'a cylinder rprefer ably solid, and'can conveniently, be 'formed by cutting lengths from af stock vrod of7 steel 'substantially one-half inch in diameter. The size of the rod will have effect upon thev placing, and angleo-f thewayshpon whicl1 it V slides. Since a onel'h'alt 'inchro'd maybe effective in use and doesy notolccupy an nordinate amounto'lfv Space within the cabinet, itis the sizepreferred."` With a rod of this diainner formed of :steel'or-castf iron, itY 'isl .1

found `that the vways 22 should be placed f atan angle of'substantially 189 to the'ihorizonta'l,` and in lposition' such' that the Vcenter ofthe Way is somewhatbelow 'the center 4of the height of the cabinet. "The reason for the placing of the ways below the-center, as

described,fisthe fact that ythe"'resistance to movement of .the Sheetsof y.paper isl largely dueto their friction again-st the bottom end k16V of the box within whichthe sheets are housed.r With weights of other sizes, materiahor shape'froni that disclosed, the placing and angle of. the ways shouldbe such ast'o k produce snbstantiallythe Isame propelling force as willbe provided byL the weight of'one-half inch diameterjforrned of Y te the horizentl- The -nnslel andi leeaten of .the ways is that des-cribedandclai'med in, my June i In the lform of the 'device o fFig. 3, the

Provided' with 'sector-ee having-ia '$10525 ntoiwhch e' Pin genereer@ lima, the outmovement 'of thei'frontin this Vform of theV device is limited toy an angle of less than *were 22? Yeine Carried nnen the inner Walle of the casinglQ'and tlfie"sl ot is` f or1ned the front 13, hingedtet'ine loven @einer 23, 'and i wardfrnovement of the "f ront; vl:The outward j to the vertical, in order that when closed the weight 2 1 may be forced 11p to the ways'22 'per yrear corners of the sides 14, 15 of the p Y box, over whichthe fabric may draw when fic the box kis opened, thereby pulling the weight to the position shown in Fig; 2 out Aof the way of theplacing of the new supply of paper in the cabinet, but not interfering with the motion ofthe weight upon the ways by gravity when the box is closed.

L convenient method of attaching the fabric 27 within the casing provided by the invention is that shown in detail in Fig. 6, showing the fabric 2 7 folded with the lock seam 29, byzniean's of which the corners of the casing lOare preferably joined.

The formof thedevice of Fig. 4; is designed to dispensepaper towels folded in interleaved style, anddill'ers from the forin of Figs. land 2 only by its relative proportions. Y

In Fig. 5 is shown a forin of the invention, the pivoted box 18 provided with sides 14., 15, but with the slot 18 in the front ofv the box iny a horizontal position instead of a vertical position. y

' The advantage. of a verticall slot is that the feeding of paper to such a slot is found tov be less critical than is the case with a horizontal slot. to feed interleaved paper so that theend of eachk successive sheet will be pulled out of the slot so as to be accessible, the packet of paper must be pressed with substantial uniformity against the two sides of the slot, since if the paper lies away from one side thereof the end of one of the sheetswill noty be Vdrawn through the slot. W'ith 'a vertical slot, even though a portion of the pack lies .away so thatthe pack occupies a position at an angle to the vertical within the yfront of thecasing, yet sonie point will f exist either at the upper or lower end of the slot where the pack contacts with the 'front of the slot in a horizontal zone, in

whichzone .the pack will bear against the two sides ,ofr the slot with substantial unifoiini'ty. Therefore some portion of the side of the leading edge of the sheet-will be This is true sinceV in order drawn through the slot and the remainder o-f the edge will follow. While it is not con` sidered that the vertical slot is so convenient in use, since a vertical motion of the hand ofthe user in removing the paper may tear the sheet instead of pulling' the saine from the' slot, yet in some locations this form ofthe device is permissible, and when it can be used will be found to work with casing .hinged at the lower. front corner of the casing, a verticalY slot locatedv substanf tially centrally of said front, means to liniit the outward movement of said front, downwardly and forwardly sloping ways, the

central point of said ways being adjacent f the center of the height of the casing, a gravity actuated weight traveling upon said ways to press paper against the front of said casing, andnieans within the casing to draw said weight to the upper end of the ways.

when the casing is open. v

2. A paper dispensing cabinet comprising, in combination, a casing adapted to be housed in a recess .in a vertical surface, a box having a vertical slot substantially Vcen- .trally located in itsA frontfwall, said boxV hingedly yconnected tol said casing at its lower front corner 'and adapted to close therew within, downwardly andforwardly inclined ways within said box when lthe box is closed, a gravity actuated weight traveling jupon said ways and adapted to press paper housed within said box with substantial uniformity against the two sides of theA slot.

3. 'A paper dispensing cabinet comprising in combination, a' casing adapted Vto Abe housed in a recess in a vertical surface, a box having a vertical slot adjacent the centralV portion ofits frontwall, said box hiiigedly l connectedto said casing ,at the lower front corner offeach,ways carried by the. surfaces of `the side. walls of`-said boxr downwardlyv and forwardly Vinclined when the kbox is closed, a gravity-actuated weight traveling on said .ways and adaptedto press paper .wit-hin said box against the two sides of said slot with substantial uniformity;

CARL iai-iii'iiiisrnoivi.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2858044 *Mar 25, 1954Oct 28, 1958Victor SchadenburgDispenser for tissues
US5642836 *Sep 5, 1995Jul 1, 1997Merriweather, Jr.; FrankSingle piece towel dispenser
US6457605Jan 30, 2001Oct 1, 2002Eugene R. ColemanPaper napkin dispenser
U.S. Classification221/57, 221/62
International ClassificationA47K10/42, A47K10/24
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/427
European ClassificationA47K10/42D2