US 1665628 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
April 10, 1928.
I J. o. HUNT TOWEL DISPENSER Filed l7, 1926 INVENTOR JoH/v O- HQ jw/Mm ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 10,1928.
UNITED STATES PATENT oFFicn.
JOHN O. HUNT, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO INDEPENDENT PAPER MILLS,
' INCL, OF BROOKLYN, NEV YORK.
Application filed March 17, 1928. Serial No. 95,449.
This invention relates to cabinets and par ticularly to such as are adapted for use in connection with paper towels and other artion as herein described ticles of analogous nature.
It is one object of the invention to provide a cabinet in which such commodities may be safely stored in a sanitary condition, free from handling, and from which they may be delivered singly by proper manipulation.
A further feature is in the provision of a follower resting on the uppermost article by which they are urged into an accessible position, and to combine with the follower a simple but efiective device to prevent an unwarranted rising movement of the follower until depletion of the stock. 7
Another aim is in the production of means to automatically release and retract the follower coincidently with raising the front panel, as in replenishing the cabinet.
A still further object is to produce an ineXpensive cabinet of attractive appearance. constructed mainly from sheet metal and adapted to be secured to any vertical wall where it is conveniently accessible.
These several objects are insured by the characteristic features of the present invenand shown in the associated drawing forming part hereof, and in which Fig. 1 is a front elevational View of an embodiment of the invention, partially broken away to show the construction and relation of parts.
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional View taken on line 2-42 of Fig.
Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken on line 33 of Fig. 1. V
Fig. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view of the follower in detail.
The cabinet consists of a sheet metal plate sheared and shaped to present an oblong rectangular rear wall 10, top plate 11, side walls 12 and an angularly outstandingraised face plate 13, the latter element containing a transverse rectangular opening 14: having fancifully formed corners and outwardly curved, smoothly finished flanged edges 15, through which the towels X may be withdrawn singly.
The front edges of the side walls 12 are curled oppositely to produce beadings 16 ex tending from the top plate 11 to just above the junction of the face plate flange 17, these headings being open at their inner facing- 30, as blocks of 7 contact points 26 sides to receive a slidable plate 18, provided with a knob 19 or plate fitting the heading neatly at its sides and entering below the flange 17 when fully inserted to completelycovcr the front-of the structure.
The towels X are like lifting means, the
20 at points 26 outwardly beyond the studs 24 as best seen in Fig. 4. t
'On one of the raised adjacent ends of the curved plates is secured a clip 27 bridging the variable space 28 therebetween and ex tending over the opposed edge of the mating plate to transmit motion to it when depressed so as to cause them to move in unison. 7
On the outer, reduced angular ends 29 of the plates are secured frictional elements rubber, which, due to their weight, tend to rock the plates upon their within the limit of the length of the studs 24- on which they freely move.
The plate 20 is so proportioned as ate freely within the casing and the friction block carrying to opercurved, plates are so contrived as to permit ready descent of the follower, but upon an attempt to raise the follower the friction blocks engage the inner surfaces of the side walls of the casing and positively prevent such movement.
It is therefore necessary to raise the blocks 3O preliminary to elevating the follower as an entity, which may be accomplished by depressing the clip 27 by hand or automati- Although the foregoing is descriptive of the preferred embodiment of the invention, it Will be apparent that minor changes may be made in its construction, Without the claims hereto appended.
Having thus described my invention, What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is z a 1. In a towel dispenser, a receptacle provided at one end With an opening for the manual Withdrawal of its contents, a follower adapted to move and hold the said contents in position in the said opening, the said follower comprising a metal plate havv ing widened end portions, studs set in the plate, a pair of curved plates pivotally mounted on-the plate and resting on the plate at points outwardly beyond said studs, frictional elements mounted on the outer elen ents of said curved plates, said frictional elements being arranged to engage the side alls Of the receptacle.
2. Ina towel dispenser, a receptacle provided at one end With an opening for the manual Withdrawal of its contents, and a follower adapted to move and hold the said contents in position in said opening, the said follower comprising a metal plate, and a pair otcurved plates pivotally mounted on the plate, frictional elements mounted on the outer ends of such curved plates to engage the side Walls of the receptacle.
JOHN O I-lUN'l.