US 1665738 A
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J. A. HOEGGER HOLDER, FOR PAPER ROLLS April 10, 1928.
Filed May 8, 1925 INVENTOR X )4 63677,:
Patented Apr. 10, 1928.
UNITED STATES JOSEPH A. HOEGGER, OF JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY.
HOLDER FOR PAPER RCLLS.
Application filed May 8,
My invention relates to improvements in a holder for paper rolls, and is particularly adapted for use in connection with rolls of toilet paper, paper towels, and other paper which comes in rolls, although the invention can be used for carrying any material such as cloth or twine which it is desirable to hold in position for easy unwinding. The object of my invention is to produce a simple holder of this character which can be easily applied to a support, and which will carry the paper in such a way that it can be conveniently but not wastefully used. More particularly my invention is intended to produce a device in which the paper carrier is hinged to suitable supports has the roll of paper wedged or otherwise secured to it so that the roll cannot turn with reference to the holder, and in which the paper carrier or holder proper has a limited rotary movement so that when the paper is pulled from the roll it will have a limited movement, and the paper may then be torn off, after which the roll is automatically returned to its first position and the operation may be repeated. The invention is also intended to provide means for hingedly supporting the paper roll in such a way that the holder proper may be locked, thus preventing the roll from being stolen or wasted by slipping accidentally from its support. This latter feature of my invention is applicable in supporting any material with a view to its easy but economical use. These and other advantages will appear from the description which follows.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specifi cation, in which similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figure 1 is a plan view partly in section of my improved paper holder.
Figure 2 is a front elevation partly in section.
Figure 3 is a detail section of the locking mechanism.
Figure 4 is a detail taken on the line tt of Figure 3, and
Figures 5 and 6 are details of a modification.
The paper holder has spaced arms 10 and 11 which serve as brackets and which may be of any approved design, but should have end bases 12 to facilitate their firm attachment to a support. These bases 12 may be connected by a strip 13 if desired, so that 1925. Serial No. 28,944.
the members 12 and 13 form a single base and a unitary structure of the holder, and this arrangement is desirable where the device is distributed for individual or small users, as it enables the holder to be more easily applied to a wall, but where the holder is supplied to hotels, public buildings, or the like where many of the devices are used, the connecting member 13 is dispensed with, and by means of suitable templets the position for attaching the bases 12 can be marked and accurately applied to a supporting wall.
The outer ends of the arms carry the holder proper 14, and this embraces a rod or shaft 15, one end of which is preferably thinned as shown at 16, enters a correspond-- ing slot in the outer end of the arm 10, and is hinged thereto by means of the pintle 17 as shown in Figure 2. The shaft or rod 15 carries means for engaging a paper roll so that the latter will not turn with reference to its support. A convenient means of accomplishing this result is to provide a coinparatively thin plate 18 which is journalcd on the shaft so as to turn with relation thereto, and one end of the plate can be tapered as shown at 19, and this enables the paper roll to be forced upon the plate 18 easily, and the action will expand the core of. the roll in one direction and so prevent the roll from turning on its support. The plate 18 has at one end a casing 20 in which a coil spring 21 is secured, this being wound around the rod 15 and attached to it at one end as shown at 22, while its free end projects from the casing and bears against an adjacent part of the plate 18 as shown at 23 so that the tendency is to turn the plate 18 to a definite position, but its movement either with or against the pressure of the spring is limited by a stud 24 which projects from the rod 15 and engages the plate. Thus when the paper is pulled from the roll, the latter being shown by dotted lines, the roll and the plate 18 will turn together until the unwinding movement is limited by the abutment 24 engaging the plate 18, when the paper is torn off and the roll turns back to its first position and this operation can be repeated as many times as desired.
The rod 15 has near its free end a collar 25 which limits the movement endwise of the plate 18, and the free end portion of the rod is formed into a hook 26 adapted to enter a slot 27 in the outer end of the arm 11. A look is used to normally prevent the retracshoulder 28 on the inner side and near the end which is adapted to engage a complementary shoulder 29 of the latch 30 which is pivoted as shown at 31 in the recess 32 of the arm 11, and is pressed by a spring 33 so that it will hold the members 28 and 29 in engagement. To facilitate the easy engagement of the hook and latch, the parts which engage when the hook is closed into the arm 11 are rounded as illustrated in Figure 1, and thus the closing of the hook will press the latch against the tension of the spring 33, and when the shoulders 28 and 29 have passed each other, they will immediately engage by reason of the spring pressure.
As a means for unlocking the lock, I provide a pin 34 near the free end of the latch 30 which enters arecess 35 in the collar 36, the-latter turning adjacent the latch, and an end wall or shoulder 37 of the collar when in engagement with the pin Set will move the latch against the tension of its spring 33 to cause the parts 28 and 29 to disengage. This cnd collar 36 can be secured to a stud 38 rotatable in a member 41, and the stud has a squared faceted extension 39 adapted to engage the hollow end of a key 40. The member 41 is bored at its outer part to provide a guide for the key which is entered between the part 39 and the wall of the member 41, as shown in Figure 3.
It will thus be seen that I have provided a Very'simple and secure means for holding roll paper, which will permit the paper to be economically used and will provide against waste, undue loss, or theft.
hen the roll is to be applied, the holder proper 14 is unlocked and swung outwardly as shown by dotted lines in Figure 1 and a roll of paper is pushed on the holder, after which the holder is closed, the hook end 26 engaging automatically with its locking latch, and the paper may then be used as already described.
Obviously the particular form of the holder proper, the design of the structure as a whole, and the type of lock can be changed without affecting the invention.
If the device is intended to support material which can .be freely unwound, the plate 18 with its limiting means can be dispensed with and a rod 15 substituted for the rod 15 and its plate 18, this rod 15 having a hook 15 as shown in Figure 6. A ball or roll of material can be placed on the rod 15 and the hook 15 of the latter locked like the hook 26 already described. Obviously the rod 15 can be of any desired form.
I claim z- 1. A roll holder of the kind described comprising a pair of permanently spaced immovable arms, a rigid shaft hinged to the outer end of one of said arms, said shaft having at its free end a hook which engages in a slot of the second arm, a latch pivoted in the sl-otof the second arm and engaging the aforesaid hook, and key actuated means for releasing the latch.
2. A roll holder of the kind described comprising a pair of permanently spaced immovable arms, a rigid shaft hinged near the outer end of one of said arms, said shaft having at its free end a hook which engages in a slot of the sec-0nd arm, a latch pivoted in the slot of the second arm, resilient means for automatically urging the latch into locking engagement with the hook upon entry thereof in the slot.
3. A roll holder according to claim 2, with key-operated means for releasing the latch.
In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification this 6th day of May, 1925.
JOSEPH A. HOEGGER.