US 1717613 A
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June 18, 1929. E. A. MEYR 1,717,613
ROLLED MATERIAL DISPENSING CARTON F1'1ed June 3. 1926 Patenad .time 1s, 1929.
1,717,613 PATENT OFFICE;
EDWIN A. MEYER, or mENAsHA, WrscoNsIN, ASSIGNMEY mEsNE ASSIGNMENTS,
To MARATHON PAPER,- nrrLLs COMPANY, or. ROTHSCHILD, `wIscoNSIN, A con- POBATIQN OF WISCONSIN.
` Application led June 3,
This invention relates .to dispensing devices for rolled material-preferably of such a character that it can be torn o into separated pieces of desired size as delivered by the 6 device; specifically it is designed for dispensing of waxed p'aper for household use in wralpping articles of@E- all sorts including food vpro ucts.
The object of the invention is to provide an 1o inexpnsive paper board or the like carton in w 'ch the roll of material to be dispensed can be packed at thelfactory, the wholebeirrg of such a character that the material to be dispensed may be unrolled and delivered from the carton while theroll itself is under the control of the operator outside the carton, thus doing away with the difficulties which arise when the roll of material to be *dispensed is allowed to uncoil itself within the carton or other container.
The invention consists in mechanism capable of attaining the foregoing and other objects; which can be easily and cheaply made; which is satisfactory in useand which is not readily liable to get out of order.
More particularly the invention consists in numerous features and details of construe# tion which will be hereafter more fully set forth in the specification and claims.
Referring-to the drawings in which like numerals designate the same parts through.- out the several views: A
Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating the device of this invention in its preferred form in the actual-operation of delivering waxed paper 'or the like therefrom.
Figure'2 is a transverse, sectional detail end viewof the mechanisml of Figure 1.
The carton 10 shown in the drawings includes conventional side walls 12 and 14 arising from a bottom 16 andis closed by a top flap 18 having a downwardly turnable tongue 20 conventionally entering the box adjacent to wall 14. The box, as sold, contains a roll.
of coiled aper 22 having its free end 24 passing out o the box between .wall 14 and downwardly turned tongue 20, as clearly shown in Figure 2. When the roll of paper or the like 22 has been once inserted in the 'box and the cover 18 closed, the cover is preferably but /not necessarily permanently secured in closed position by adhesive seals 2628 or the like.
The cover 18 and tongue 9.()b are provided ing thumb 32 and with it fingers 46 to with- 1926. serial No. 113,429.
adjacent to wall14 of the box with an opening 30 of Sufficient size to receive a thumb 32 of one hand of the operator for the purpose of grasping the paper end 24 inside the box and pulling it out to the position of Figure 2, preparatory to turning the withdrawn part -of the paper along the upper stiff and therefore cutting or turning edge 36 of box side 14.
One wall of the box, as 12, is provided with a. rectangular perforation 38, through which another thumb 40 of .the operator may be inf) serted, as shown, to press upon the exterior surface of the roll of paper or the like 22 insidethe box to thereby brake or retard the rolling action of the roll of paper inside the lbox as the end 24 is withdrawn from it 'to 'thereby insurethe roll of paper in the box maintaining its normal, initial closely rolled condition. This perforation 38 is preferably ibut not necessarily provided Awith the hinged brake-cushion flap 42, preferably but not necessarily made by leavlng the part of boxo wall material which was severed in making perforation38 hinge to the wall on one of its four sides as shown in the drawing,spe cifically the lower side 44.
In the operation of the device, the purchaser of the carton loaded' with paper 22 xmanipulates thumb 40 to press flap 42 against the roll of paper22 inthe box with 'just sufficient frictional contactV so that on manipulatdraw paper end 24 from the box, the roll of paper in the box'does not unduly unwind.
By using the mechanism of this invention, wax paper 22 or other material designed for handling food and the like, where freshness and cleanliness are absolutely essential, may be dispensed in this carton without coming in contact with human hands from the ytime it 'is placed in the carton 10 in the factory until the operator withdraws and tears off a piece of the desired sizke along cutting edge 36.
In actual practice, the device has gone into extensive use' displacing other mechanismsv and methods of vending papers and the like Y intended for use in connection with food. l With this device,-only the necessary amount of paperneed be torn off at a time, `thus preventingv wasting the waxed paper which is ordinarily done; Y
A This device also keeps the waxed @aper 105 from becoming at times crushed and wrinkled.
Member 42 serves the useful function ofA protecting the rolled material from coming into direct contact with the thumb of the operator used in checking the rotation of the roll of pa er 22; likewise it protects the thumb of t e operator, if that protection is in fact necessary.
The invention is applicable to any form of box'but is especially applicable to a paper board or similar carton of the character described, produced economically by stamping operations.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A carton in the form of a box adapted to contain a rollof material, said box having a slot for the discharge of material unwound from said roll, and manually operable means carried by said box frictionally engageable with said roll intermediate its ends to check rotation of the roll during discharge of .a portion thereof through said slot, said means being manually operable externally of the box Without opening the box.
2. A carton in the form of an elongated box adapted to contain a roll of material, said box having a slot for the discharge of material unwound from said roll, and further having an opening formed therein through which the users linger may be inserted 'into the box for effecting frictional engagement with said roll to check rotation thereof during discharge of a portion thereof through said slot, said opening being located intermediate the ends of ing it possible to frietionally engage said roll intermediate its en'ds.
3. A carton in the form of an elongated contain a roll of material, said box havinga slot for the Vdischarge of material unwound from said roll and a swinging flap formed on said box manually depressible into frictional engagement wit said roll intermediate the ends thereof without openinr said .box to cheek its rotation during disc large of portions'thereof through said slot. i
4. A carton in the form of an elongated box adapted to contain a roll of material including side walls and a cover, said cover terminating 1n aa disposed within the box in slight spaced re ation -to one of said side walls to provide a slot for the dischar e of material unwound from said roll, sai box being provided-- with a single continuousl opening said box thereby render? which the paper may-be .formed partly in said cover an'd partly in said flap for the insertion of a linger into the box into engagement with a portion of the material disposed between said side wall and said flap to initiate discharge of the material through said slot, another of said side Walls having an opening to permit the manual checking of the rotation of the roll.
5. A carton in the form of an elongated box adapted to contain a roll of material, including side walls and a cover, said cover terminating in a flap disposed within the box in slight spaced relation to one of said side walls to provide a slot for the discharge of material unwound from said roll, said box being provided with a single continuous opening formed partly in said cover and partly in said flap for the insertion of a linger into the box into engagement with a portion of the material disposed between said side wall and said flap to initiate discharge of the material through said slot.. and a flap formed integral with another of said side walls and adapted to be swung inwardly to engage the perilphcly of the contained roll of material, there )y e fectively enabling the rotation of said roll to be checked.
spaced relation to one of said side Walls to provide a slot for the discharge of material unwound from said roll, and a flap positioned intermediate the ends of said box which is manually depressible into frictional engagement with said roll intermediate the ends tlereof to checkits rotation during discharge of portions thereof through said slot, said carton being constructed and arranged to remain closed during the withdrawal of material therefrom.
7. A carton in the formof a box for retaining a roll of material, including side Walls and a cover, a slot being presented adjacent one of said sidewalls for the discharge of material unwound from said roll, an edge of the side wall adjacent 'said discharge opening', providing a cutting edge by means of severed, anduoll engaging means provided intermediate the extremities of the box, said means being manually depressible into frictional engagement with said roll to check its rotation duringl the discharge and severing ofthe mater1a In Witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name. EDWIN A. MEYER.