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Publication numberUS1641259 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 6, 1927
Filing dateDec 30, 1924
Priority dateDec 30, 1924
Publication numberUS 1641259 A, US 1641259A, US-A-1641259, US1641259 A, US1641259A
InventorsFisher Charles T
Original AssigneeE N Rowell Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Application led December 30, 1924. Serial No. 258,826.

15 physical engagement with a cooperating to enable individual labelsv cutting device,

to be sepaiatedfrom the web at will. Other more specific objects will appear from thel description hereinafter and the features of 0 novelty will be pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawings, which illustrate an example of the invention without defining its limits, Fig. 1 is a front elevation of the invention embodied in al label cabinet; Fig. 2 is a plan view of one of the sections of said cabinet; Fig. 3 is a sectional elevation on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1; Fig. 4

is an end elevation of the cabinet; Fig. 5 is a detail section on the line 5-5 of Fig. 2; f one form of the supporting means; Fig. 7 is al perspective view of a sleeve upon which the roll of material or labels is mounted; Fig. 8 is a rear view of one of the cabinet sections :i5 partly broken awayA and in section; Fig. 9 is a detail section on the line 9-9 of Fig. 8 and Figs. 10 and 11 are perspective views showing another forni of supporting means included in the construction.

The cabinet in all of its forms comprises one or more compartments, a suitable cutting device or devices operatively combined with said compartment orl compartments and supporting means for rotatably carry- 45 ing a web of material in the form of a roll,

and for maintaining the peripheral surface of said roll in physical engagement with said cutting device under pressure to enable therweb to be torn across at will `and 6U at predetermined points. Because of the fact that the invention is particularly adapted forl use in connection with labels, 1 have shown thensame in the form of a label cabinet. It will be understood that carrying a web of mal this is only an exampl of the invention are not intende fined thereby.

As shown in t e and that the limits d to be dehe drawings, the cabinet comprises a base from the opposite ends of which upright rodsy 16 project as shown in Figs.y 1 and 4. If the base 15 is constructe'd of wood or similar material, yit may be provided upo facing of lsheet A horizontal par metal 17 or its n its upper surface with a equivalent.

tition 18 of sheet metal or the like is mounted at intermediate points upon the rods or posts 16 and a similar sheet metal member 19 is mounted upon the upper ends of said posts and is secured in place,

thelilre 20, screwthreaded upon the ends of said posts which, in such case,

are screwthreaded to receive the same. With this arrangement, the supporting means is divided into upper and lower chambers which may be'counterparts of each other and each of which is adapted to removably receive a section of the cabinet. For the purpose of facilitating the placing of the cabinet. sections in position on the support and their' withdrawal therefrom, side members 21 may be. provided as indicated in 4 which uides to guide the sections in their act as g movements into and ou the supporting means. lward movements of the may extend lengthwise of Vthe means at Fig. 3.

t of the chambers of To restrict the insections, strips 22 supporting the proper points as indicated in The cabinet sections in the illuschambers of the height than the end members 23 the upper ed t a distance above the lower terminating a le comprise end members 23 d shaped to fitinto the vupsupporting nected at the rear by means members 24; in the preferred t the rvlatter are ofrelatively less and termidistance below the upper edges Members 23, s forming the edges; the members 25 in the example illustrated are provide cutting devi wise of bevelled at their low the cabinet sections. I

er edges to ces 26 extending lengthn addition,

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il t) the members may be provided upon their front faces With devices 27 adapted to removably receive indicating sheets 2S Whereby the contents of the cabinet compartments to be described hereinafter are visibly designated. Each cabinet section is divided into a plurality of compartments by Vmeans of transverse partitions 29 which preferably have their upper edges inclined downwardly -from the top of the sections to the upper edg'es of the rear members 24, as shown in Fig. 8. Each of the compartments includes a supporting means for rotatably carrying the web of material, the character of the supporting means depending somewhat on the surface Width of the Web of material to be contained in the particular compartments. ln any case, said supporting means is constructed in such a manner that it will maintain the surface of the roll of material in engagement With the cutting device, under gravital pressure augmented by means of a resilient pressure developed through the medium of springs to be referredto more fully hereinafter. As shown in Figs'. 3, 5, and 6, the supporting means comprises a journal 30 rotatably mounted upon a supporting rod 3l extending transversely between the walls 29 of each Vcomjiiartment and carrying a depending member 32 which, in addition to its other functions, constitutes a Weightyvhereby the required pressure upon the roll of material is created.` A rod 32tprojects from the member 32 in parallel relation to the journal 30 and at a distance therefrom and is adapted to rotatably receive the sleeve 33 on Which'the web of material in the form of a roll or more specifically the roll of labels 34k is mounted. `In the preferred. arrangement., the journal is recessed at its intermediate portion to. provide 'a shoulder 30a located beneath the rod 3l in the assembled condition of the device and in Which one end of a flat spring 35 is permanently secured. The other end of the flat spring 35 is preferably provided with a circular abutment 36 or is otherwise constructed. to

eliminate friction as Will appear more fully hereinafter. It will be understood that each of the compartments a is provided With a supporting means of the kind described andjillustrated in Figs. 3, 5, and 6. If the Webs of material or, in other words, the rolls of labels are relatively narrow in Width, as indicated for instance in the com- Jartin'ents b, the supporting means, vin ad` dition to the parts so far described, may include an additional member 37 mounted upon the rod 32g in spaced relation to the member 82 and provided With a recess 38y adapted to fit the journal 30 as shown in Figs. 9 and l0. For the purpose of maintaining the member 37 in the intended spaced relation to the member 3l, a spacing block 39 may be located betvveen'said meinmaterial or labels Sila are rotatably mounted in the compartments in surface engagement with the members 37 and the opposed surfaces of the partitionsf29. rlhe springs B5 are flexed, as shown in Figs. 3 and 9 and have their free ends 36 in engagementwith the inner surfaces of the members 24. With -this arrangen'ient the peripheral surfaces of the rolls 34 and 34a are heldagainst vthe cutting device 26 under pressure developed by the Weight of the members 32 alone or 'of the combined members 32 and 37, which pressure is augmented by the action of the springs 85 which at all times tends to force said peripheral. surfaces against and into contact with the cutting devices 26. It will be understood that the relatively lighter rolls Sli-L are held against the cutting devices 26 under a greater pressure than are the relatively Wider and heavierrolls 3st so that the saine degree of efficiency is secured in the device regardless of the physical characteristics of the roll of material itself.

s shown in Figs. 3 and 9, the free ends c of the rolls 3ft and 34 projectmore orless beneath thecuttingv device 2G; if, 'for any reason, this should not be the case, the said free ends c may be brought into readily accessible positions by simplyl rotating the rolls 34 or Bel through the medium of the finger inserted into the spacesl beneath the aforesaid cutting devices. lVhen it is desired to procure Aa portion of predetermined web or, in the illustrated example, when a given label is desired, the free end o of the particular roll 7Set'or Bil is grasped and the web of material vor labels is Withdrawn from said roll and beneath' the cutting device 26 until the desired dividing line has been reached. lf unintentionally or other- Wise the` Web is Withdrawn further than desired, it may be rewound upon the roll to the extentnecessary to returnl the predeter nined dividing line into registry With the cutting device 26 by simply inserting the finger into one of the aforesaid spaces beneath the particular cutting device and then manipulating the roll as required. As a matter of fact, these spaces make it easily possible to manipulate the rolls in any manner which may be necessary or desired. After the web has'been Withdrawn to the desired extent, the projecting portion of the Web or, in other Words, the label, is then separated from said web by tearing it across the particular cutting device 26. It will be noted by reference to Fig. 5 that even when the roll of material has been completely removed from a given compartment and only the empty sleeve 33 remains upon the rod 32a, the action of the device is such that the sleeve itself is pressed against the particular cutting device 26. Therolls of material or in other words the rolls of labels are thus eHiciently maintained in cooperative relation with the cut-ting device 26 at all times, regardless of how much of the rolls has been removed or how little of said rolls remains upon the sleeves 33. When it is desired to replenish a compartment or compartments, the particular section in which said compartment or compartments is or are located is withdrawn from the supportingy means so as to be completely disconnected therefrom and thereby render the compartments thereof easily accessible, as shown in Figs. 2, 5, 8, and 9. In this condition, the springs 35 may be disconnected from the rear member 24 and shifted to the position shown by dotted lines in Fig. 5 in which the member 32 and in some cases the members 82 and 37 of a given supporting means occupy the position shown also by dotted lines in said Fig. 5. In this position, the rod 32EL is located outside of the particular compartment and in a position to permit a new roll of material or of labels to be readily placed in position thereon. After this has been done, the parts may be returned to their normal positions within the particular compartments and the springs 35 again ieXed to the positions shown in Figs. 5 and 9 in which the free ends of said springs are again in engagement with the rear member 24. The invention provides an ecient cabinet for containing one or a plurality of Webs of material in the form of a roll or rolls supported in such a manner that predetermined sections or portions of said roll of material may be readily removed therefrom at will. The cabinet is particularly adapted for use in connection with labels such as are used by druggists and may be constructed so as to present va highly ornamental appearance.

The labels are at all times maintained in positions of ready accessibility and the devices may be replenished as necessary without difficulty. While the cabinet is specially adapted for use in connection with labels, it obviously is adapted for use in other fields.

Various changes in the specific forms shown and described may be made within the scope of the claims without departing from the spirit of my invention.

I claim:

vl. A cabinet comprising a frame, a cutting device fixed to said frame, a weighted member pivotally suspended from said frame and adapted to support a roll of material in rotatable relation, whereby the effect of the weight of the rollk and of said member is to hold said roll in contact with said cutting device, and a spring iXed to said weighted member and slidably engaging said frame for` urging said roll toward said cutting device.

2. A cabinet comprising a frame, a cutting device fixed thereto, a weighted member pivoted to said frame and adapted to support a roll of material in rotatable relation, and a `spring having one of its ends fixed to said weighted member and its other end slidable with respect to said frame and adapted to urge said roll into engagement with said cutting device.

3. A cabinet comprising a fra-me, a cutting deviceiixed to said frame, a weighted member pivotally suspended from said frame, a rod Xed to and projectingfrom said weighted member and adapted to support a roll of material in rotatable relation, said rod having its free end normally positioned adjacent a part of said frame, said weighted member being adapted to swing upwardly to a loading position, and a spring fixed to said weighted member and bearing against said frame to urge the weighed member toward said cutting device.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand.


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US2526440 *Aug 27, 1947Oct 17, 1950Harold ToombsHolder for spools of ribbon and the like
US2767931 *Aug 29, 1952Oct 23, 1956Nelson Charles OWebbing dispensing apparatus
US5718365 *Oct 6, 1995Feb 17, 1998Modcom, Inc.Plural bobbin dispenser
US5941413 *Dec 31, 1997Aug 24, 1999Filing Systems, Inc.Manual label dispenser accommodating plural sources of varying widths
U.S. Classification225/76, 225/34
International ClassificationA47F13/04, A47F13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47F13/04
European ClassificationA47F13/04