US 1708701 A
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April 9, 1929. 1 MCHENRY 1,708,701
PACKAGE AND DISPENSER FOR GUMMED TAPE Filed Dec. 10, 1926' Jul/anfora fray /lc/g/ ga 5d" MMM,
Patented Apta 9, 1329.,
STATES naar' @FFECQO IBVNG IQ/ICHENRY, OF RVER FOREST, ILLINOES, ASSIGNOR TO MID-STATES GUMTJIED PAFER C0., OF CHICAGO, ILLNOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLNOIS.
PACKAGE AND DISPENSER FOB GUMMED TME.
Application filed December 10, 1926.
Myinvention relates to dispensing containers for gummed paper, being concerned more particularly with the provision of a novel enclosing and dispensing package for gummed paper tape, which package is adapted to bev sold with a roll of gummed paper tape to serve as a dispenser therefor. Vhile 1 am' aware that many devices have been made for dispensing and moistening gummed tape, all of these devices include very complicated mechanism having moving parts, cutting knives, etc., for severing the tape, together with complicated moistening devices, and the cost of such dispensers is obviously too great to permit the sale or gift of a dispenser with each roll of tape that is sold.
Une of the objects of my invention is the elimination of the ditiiculties incident to the manufacture of such complicated dispensing devices and the provision of a dispenser having no relatively moving parts.
Another object of my invention is the provision of a package container and dispenser for gummed tape which is simple in construction and can be so cheaply manufactured that it may be sold with a small portion of gummed tape, in order to be used as a container and dispenser for the tape.
Another object of my invention is the provision of a dispensing container for gummed tape, including means for moistening the tape, means for severing the tape, means for retaining the tape in position in the container spaced from said moistening device and means for permitting access to the tape to withdraw and moisten the same.
Further objects and advantages of my invention will appear more fully in the following detailed description and from the accompanying drawings, in which similar characters 'of reference indicate similar parts throughout the several views.
Figure 1 is an elevational `View in cross section along the line 1*-1 of Figure 2;
.Figure 2 is a plan view of the bottom of the cover shown in Figure 1; and
Figure 3 is a view in perspective of the cover of Figure 1 with the tape removed.
Referring to Figure 1, 1() indicates in its entirety a container for gummed tape, comprising a substantially rectangular box-like Serial No. 153,767.
member 11, preferably formed of cardboard, a thin sheet metal cover 12, and a bottom 13, preferably formed of thin sheet metal. The bottom 13 may be secured to the side walls 11 by providing a stamped rectangular groove 14 which is upwardly and inwardly crimped as at 15 about the bottom edge of the cardboard walls 11.
The cover 12 comprises a substantially rectangular cover adapted to lit upon the cardboard walls 11, having a fiat central portion 16 which may be stamped inward as at 17 to a plane slightly lower than the outer edge 18 of the cover and having a iange 19 adapted to tit closely about the cardboard walls 11. The cover 12 is provided with a plurality of slits 20, 21 and 22 of slightly greater length than the width of the gummed tape 23, a roll of which, 24, is shown within the container 10.
In forming the slits 20, 21 and 22, all of which may be done in a single stamping operation, the port-ion 25 of the cover between the slits 2O and 21 is stamped downward forming a flat table 25 supported by side flanges 26 at a plane slightly below the Hat central portion 16 of the cover l2,and at the same time the end of the fiat table 25 adjacent the slit 20 is downwardly turned as at 27 to form a curved guide, more readily permitting the insertion of the tape into the slit 20. The table 25 should be sufficiently ofset below the flat portion 26 so that the tape may enter at the slit 20 and pass in a straight line across the table 25 underneath the fiat portion 16 out of the slit 22. The edge 28 of the slit 22 upon the flat portion 16 forms a sharp edge for severing the tape by pulling upward upon either' side of the tape and the opposite edge 29 of the slit 22 may be downwardly bent to form a curved flange to guide the tape 23 downward through the slit 22.
rlhe cover 12 is also provided with an aperture 3() extending across the cover a distance slightly greater than the Width of the slits 20 and 21 and the gummed tape 23, and the aperture 30 may be bounded by a pair of downwardly turned flanges 31 and 32 at right angles to the plane 16 of the cover 12.
In order to form a guide for the gumined tape 23 and a support for a moistening device 33, further to be described, I provide a thin stamped metal plate 34 havinga llat rectangular portion 35 extending from beneath the table 25 tothe flange 29, a downwardly curved flange 36 fitting against the end of the flange 29, a flat portion 37 extending from the flange 29 to the flange 31 a'nd a well 38. The well 38 may be formed by bending the metal piece 34 downwardly at right angles at 39 forming a semi-circular curve 40 and an upwardly extending flange 41 of slightly greater length than the flange 39, in such manner that the flanges 39 and 41 fit outside the flanges 31 and 32 and the upper end of the flange 41 may be outwardly turned as at 42 to fit below the cover 12. Theflatportion 35 of the metal piece 34 may b e bent upward at each side with a narrow flange asiat 43 in such ,manner that the flanges 43 may lit about the flanges 26 which'support the table 25, and also the flanges 43 -may form side walls forthe guide between the flat portion 16 and the plate 35. It will thus be observed that the space 44 is a substantially rectangular tube-like member adapted to guide the gummed tape 23, through lthe same out of the slit 22.
In'addition to the foregoing, the cover 12 Amay preferably 'have a plurality of metal tabs 45 stamped out of its surface at each end for the purpose of securing the metal plate 35 beneath the cover 12, and the metal plate 35 is preferably formed with a plurality of inward cuts 46 at each end, adapted to receive the tabs 45, forming shoulders on both sides of said tabs to retain the plate 35 in position, when the tabs 45 are bent upward against said late.
The well 38 is provided with a small piece of absorbent felt of such width and thickness as will conveniently t within theaperture 30 and having the top edge cut at a bevel of 45 or more to forma widened topsurface 47 which is adapted to be bent over upon thelcover 12 to -more effectively moisten the tape 23. It will be noted that the upper tip 48 of the felt pad 33 may be compressed between the upper surface of the cover 12 and the tape 23 in the operation of drawing theftape over t-he ad 33, thereby bringing the water to the sur ace of the felt pad 33, and that besides increasing the effective area of the felt pad 33, the beveled construction provides a point 48 which will perform this useful function. Another advantage of the beveled construction is that the forward edge 53 of the absorbent pad 33 being at or slight below the lsurface of the cover 15,l when the tape 23 is slid outward by sliding the thumb upon the portion 52, the end 51 will not be .caught upon the pad 33, as would be the case in the usual type ofl felt pad, but the beveled surface 47 will deflect the end 51 upward and over the point 48, thus facilitating lthe projection of the end 51 beyond the tip 48, where it can be vgrasped by the thumb and forelinger. After in the pad 33 tends to become evenly distributed throughout the pad 33.
It will be observed that while the well 38 may be made waterproof if so desired, Il
prefer, in order to make a simple and cheap structure, to form the same of a single supporting flange having no end pieces, as the felt pad 33 need not contain ,sullicientmoisture to drip out from below the well 38.
The operation of my dispensing device is as follows: v
The roll of tape 24 is disposed within the dispenser 10, being loosely contained within the same, so that the tape may unroll as it is pulled from the container. ln order to provide sullicient frictional resistance with the simpleystructure I have devised, I roll the gummed tape with its adhesive layer to the outside as at 49passing the end of the tape in at the slit 20 around the flange 27, across the table 25, in at the slit 21, through the guide 44, out at the slit 22 between the edge 28 and the flange 29. By rolling my tape in the manner described, l secure an arrangement of the roll of tape within the container producing a sharp bend at the point 50 where 1t passes over the curved flange 27, and the friction provided by this bend and the guide 44 is sufficient to retain the tape in position in the slits and guides when the end of the tape is torn off at the edge 28.
When it is desired to use the tape for pasting objects of any kind together, such as fastening paper packages, mending music, labeling jars, etc.- the felt pad 33 is removed, moistencd with Water, slightly squeezed to remove the excess water, and replaced in the well 38, as shown in Figure 1. The end 51 of the tape 23 would then be at the edge 28 where it was last torn olf, and unless means were provided for access to this end, it would be impossible to grasp the same to withdraw the tape. I pr'ovide such means in the form of a table 25 upon which the tape 23 is exnosed as at 52, and by pressing the thumb against the tape 52 adjacent the slit 20 and sliding the thumb toward the slit 21, the tape 52 will be progressively urged out of the slit 22, lwhere it may be grasped between thc thumb and forefinger and pulled across the felt pad 33 moistening the tape. The location of the table 25 with the exposed portion of the tape 52 is particularly advantageous in the present construction, because the act of pulling out and moislening the tape may be made in a single motion by sliding the thumb on the paper 52 across the plane surface 1G. then grasping the 0nd 51, pullingthe paper across the felt pad v33. The desired length of tape isk then severed by pulling sidewise against the edge 28, as previously described,
Lvoeyroi and it will be observed that the balance of the tape is adequately held within the guide 44 and the container 10, with the tape spaced from the moistening device so that it cannot lbecome sticky or adhere to the container.
'Ihe iianges 27 and 29 as well as the side fianges 43 of the guide 44 are very effective in permitting the insertion of the tape through the slits 20, 2l and 22 in the first operation of filling the container.
It will thus be observed that I have provided a very simple, economical construction, which may be so cheaply manufactured that the dispenser may be sold withv a small roll of tape for home, office, or school use and that my combined package and dispenser has no relatively moving parts to get out of order.
Vl/'hile my dispenser is particularly adapted for use in small packages of the kind described, I desire it to be understood that my invention is of general application and that it may also be used with larger packages of gummed paper or fabric of all kinds. IWhile I have illustrated and described aspeciiic embodiment of my invention, many changes may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention, and I do not desire to be limited to the specific details of the construction set forth but desire to avail myself of all changes within the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus illustrated and described my invention, what I claim is new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, of the United States is as follows:
1. In a gummed paper dispenser, a boxlike container adapted to receive a roll of tape and a cover for the same comprising a stamped sheet metal cover having a plurality of slits therein, a flat portion of said cover depressed between the first and second of said slits, a fiat piece of metal secured in spaced relation to said cover below said slits to form a guide for said tape and a moistening device supported in said cover.
2. In a gummed paper dispenser, a box-like container adapted to receive a roll of tape, a cover for the same comprising a stamped sheet metal cover having a plurality of slits therein, a Hat portion of said cover depressed between the first and second of said slits, a flat piece of metal secured in spaced relation to said cover below said slits to form a guide for said tap-e and a downwardly turned 'flange adjacent the third of said slits to guide said tape outwardly and a moistening device supported in said cover.
In a gummed paper dispenser, a boxlike container adapted to receive a roll of tape and a cover for the same comprising a stamped sheet metal cover having a plurality of slits therein, a flat portion of said cover depressed between the first and second of said slits, a fiat piece of metal secured in spaced relation to said cover below said slits to form a guide for said tape, said cover having an aperture spaced from said third iange, and a moistener support formed by the end of said fiat piece beneath said aperture.
4. In a gummed paper dispenser, a box-like container adapted to receive a roll of tape and a cover for the same comprising a stamped sheet metal cover having a plurality of slits therein, a flat portion of said cover depressed between the first and second of said slits, a flat piece of metal secured in spaced relation to said cover below said slits to form a guide for said tape, said cover having an aperture spaced from said third tiange, a moistener support formed by the end of said fiat piece beneath said aperture, and a beveled piece of absorbent felt supported in said aperture.
5. In a gummed paper dispenser, a boxlike container adapted to receive a roll of tape and a cover for the same comprising a stamped sheet metal cover having a plurality of slits therein, a flat portion of said cover depressed between the first and second of said slits, a fiat piece of metal secured in spaced relation to said cover below said slits to form a guide for said tape, said cover having an aperture spaced from said third flange, a moistener support formed by the end of said flat piece beneath said aperture, and a plurality of tabs struck from said cover and bent i about said flat piece.
6. In a gummed paper dispenser, a boxlike container adapted to receive a roll of tape, a cover for the same comprising a stamped metal cover having a plurality of slits therein, a downwardly flanged rectangular aperture, a fiat metal plate supported in spaced relation under said cover and having a moistener support formed in one end thereof, said moistener support engaging the flanges of said aperture, and a plurality of tabs punched from said cover to be bent about said plate, and shoulders on said plate on each side of said tabs. l
7. In a gummed paper dispenser, a box-like container adapted to receive a roll of tape, a cover for the same comprising a stamped metal cover having a plurality of slits therein, a downwardly flanged rectangular aperture, a flat metal plate supported in spaced relation under said cover and having a moistener support formed in one end thereof, said moistener support engaging the fianges of said aperture and a beveled piece of absorbent felt in said aperture.
8. In a gummed paper dispenser, a box-like container adapted to receive a roll ot' tape, a cover for said container comprising a stamped sheet metal covering having a plurality of slits through which the tape may be passed, the cover between the first and second of said slits being depressed to provide a thumbing surface for advancing the tape,
and said cover having a downwardly turned flange on one side of the third of said slits for guiding the tape, a. guide comprising a strip of sheet metal extending between the second and third of said slits and engaging 5 said flange, said strip also having a moistener reservoinformed therein, said cover having a plurality of lugs bent over said strip to retain the same in assembled relation with said cover, and said cover having a, flanged aperture adjacent said moistener reservoir. 10
In Witness whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name this 7th dayv of December, 1926.