US 1745771 A
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Feb. 4, 1930. w. 1. SHERWOOD DISPENSING SUPPORT FOR ROLL PAPER Filed Oct. 3, 1925 A TTORNEYS Patented Feb. 1930 v 1 UNITED srATEs PATENT OFFICE with I. srmnwooh, or Urrnit MoNToLAIR, new JERSEY I I msrnitsme SUPPORT For: ROLL PAPER 'App lication filed October 3, 1925. Serial No. 60,189. i i This invention relates to dispensing out hereinafter in connection with the apholders forroll paper, and is particularly pended claim. I
applicable to the type which is mounted with- In the accompanying drawing: in or countersunk substantially flush intothe F 1g. 1 is a front elevation of a portion of a j 5 Wall of a bathroom for dispensing toilet tiled wall ofahathroom,havingadispensing 55 ppapen y p fixture for toilet paper countersunk flush In priordispensi-ngdevices for support ng therein and constructed in accordance with a roll'of' toilet paper, the roll was-freely this lnventlon;
I rotatable and when the freeend of the strip vFig. 2 is a transverse sectional elevation 7; 10 Paper was pulled outwardly such as. by through the same, with the section taken sub- V jerks, considerably more than the desired Stantially along the line 2-2 of F ig. 1; ,amountof paper frequently unwound. In Flg. 3 1s a perspective of the shell of the tearing off a desired length of the paper, it holder, removed vfrom thewall; and was usually necessary to hold the roll with Flg. 4 1s a sectional plan of the fixture and ,15 one ha d hil l th unwound t i f the wall, the section being taken approximately roll was torn off, and the line of tearing l ng the line 4-4 of Fig. 1. p V wasusu'ally irregular and often through the In the lllustrated embodiment of the int al t f a h t, Th l ti f vention, an approxnnately semi-cylindrical w-r 113 w al o t a i pl ti shell 1 of sheet metal is provided around the 20 A bj t f thi i ti 1 id edge of its open face with a short border an improved dispensing support for a roll Wall 2, which is within the plane of the open 1 of paper, with which unintentional unwindefl 0f the shell, the, edges of the shell then ingof the'paper strip will be prevented; with t g urned 0r flanged backwardly, as at hi h a u ill always b h ld fii i tl 3, 1n spaced relation to the shell wall so as to 2 fi t bl th te i ff f any d i d constitute flanges by which the shell may be length of the strip; with which an unwound IIlOuIlted Wi hin a Wall of a room. The
length may betom Straight across t a flanges may have apertures 4 provided definite point with a comparatively smooth there n at spaced points, so that when the t i ht t am ith whi h a new u may b shell 1s set 1nto or countersunk flush with the 30' d i th' h ld i a i l manner, wall as shown in the drawing, the cement or so b a i l O r ti d i a i i plaster 5 surrounding the shell may enter length of time, without tools or special skill; the apertures and k h Shell against with' which the manner of inserting a new mOVal m h openlng 1n the wall. roll will be obvious regardless of whether or When the 1 1 1 1 18 mounted in the wall 35 not ajypersionis milia ith th fi t r d of a room which has a tiled surface, the front which willv be relatively simple convenient, wall 2 of the shell will be disposed flush with and inexpensive. I a i theouter faces of the tiles 6, and the cement, Av furtherobiect is to providean improved which 1s used to set the tiles and to fill the dispensingr pb for a r0110 f paper which crevices or spaces between the shell and the willyaccomplish' each and all of the above g g m may flow Into the apertures 4 objects" which may be set or countersunk into 0 t e 2mgPS 3 to some extent and anchor a wall a roomvso that the p face, thereof the shell agamst removal forwardly from the s holder; 'If desired however the flan es 3 wlllbe substantmuy flush l the Wan of may also-be provided with sinall aper tures a 45 h room; d which y b efiectively J7 at theirends, through which screws (not e he m 1 P rshown) may be passed into a frame defining I "Ven other o i c and advantages Wi l the opening in the wall. Thus, if the fixture be apparent from the following description is mounted in the wall before the tiling is set,
of an embodiment of the invention, andthe it may be secured in position by screws pass 50 hotel features will be particularly pointed ing through the openings 7 in the flanges 3,
- tending outwardly from the shell.
riphery approximately equal to double'the width of the tiles usually employed, as shown in 1. i That is, its face area is approxi-' mately equal to the face area of two tiles.
The flat end walls 8 of the shell 1 are pro-,
vided along theirforwardedge with ledges or flanges 9 which extend upwardly from adjacent the lower edge-of the shell preferably to a point about midway of the height of the shell. These flanges or ledges may be conv eniently, and preferably are, provided by drawing or forcing the metal of the end-walls into the open space of the shell to provide integral ribs. The inner vertical edge of each flange or rib will serve as an abutment surface for confining a core lOwithin the shell;
The core 10, which supports the roll of paper to be dispensed, may be a simple cylindrical block of suitable material and of such a length as to fit nicely between the end walls of the shell, and be freely movable vertically therein. This core or roller 10 should also be slightlylonger than the length of the roll of paper to be supported, so that, when a roll of paper is mounted onsaid roller or core and inserted within the shell, the paper roll will clear the ribs 9. The roll'or core lO'is free to move vertically within the shell6, but is held against forward movement out of the shell by the engagement of its ends with the ribs 9.
Suiiicient space is left between the upper ends of theribs 9 and the upper edge of the shell to permit of the insertion of a paper roll and its core 10" through the upper part of the open face of the shell, and when a roll thus inserted is released, it will fall by gravity into the position shown in the drawing and beheld against falling out forwardly by the ribs 91'.
The paper roll is preferably insertedwith the free end of the strip of which it is formed 1. assing under the roll .bodyin leaving the shell, as shown in Fig. 2where the free or unwound end 11 of the roll 12 is shown as ex- The' corner-edge along the lower border of the open face of the shell, that is, at the juncture of the inwardly extending wall of the shell with the lower stretch of the wall 2, is pref- I erably somewhat sharp or angular, so as'to serve as a tearing edge for the unwound end 11 of the paper constituting the roll.. The
shell may be coated upon all exposed faces or surfaces with a suitable enamel or given any desired finish.
In the use-of such a. fixture for a paper; sup
port, the shell is disposed in an opening in the room wall in the manner described and illustrated, with the front face formed by the Walls 2 flush with the face of. the Wall or of the tiles 6. To mount a roll of. paper in the fixture the core or roller 10 is removed from the shell by moving it upwardly above the upper ends of the ribs 9. and then outwardly.
"The core may then be inserted through the core opening of a paper roll 12, and the paper rolland core together inserted into the shell 1 through the upper part of the open face thereof, during which insertion the ends of ithecore or roller 10 pass above and then downwardly behind the ribs 9.
The paper rollshould'be so inserted that the free end of the paper strip constituting it should pass downwardly under the roll in leaving theopen face of the casing as shown in Fig. 2. Since thepaper roll 12 thus in serted intothe fixture is free to move vertically, its weight andthat of the core 10 will always cause the roll to bear upon the free end 11, of the paper strip being unwound and frictionally hold it against unwinding. The
free unwound end in passing over the corner at the forward edge of the shell may be pressed thereagainst and torn along the same, the edge serving as an abutment which faci1itates the tearing along straight lines, and the weight of the roll of paper and, its core serying to hold the roll against unwinding during the tearing operation. Y
Thus, it will be seen that a person may with one hand draw out a desired length of. paper and then with certainty tear it with a straight tear along a definite, desired line, and without thenecessity of holding the roll of paperis merely necessary to elevate the core,or the core and roll, upwardly into the upper part of the shell, and then pull it forwardly through the open face, an operation obvi'ous to every one andrequirin noinstruction. The shell may be formed 0 a single. piece. of
sheet metal by the usual meta-lstamping and drawing processes, so that its cost isrelatively small.
When the shell is forme'dof sheet and given a coating of white vitreous enamel,
the edges of the flanges will appear dark and unless turned backwardly would be visible when the shell was mountedin a white; tile wall.
. It'will be obvious that: variou's changes the details, which have been hereimdmcribed and illustrated forthe purpose of explaining the nature of the inventin,rmay be made by those skilled in the art within the principle and scope of the invention as expressed in the appended claim. t I claim: L
' a In a roll holder, a hollow body of semic'ylindricalform arranged with, its axis extending horizontally and with its internal I: ll)
surface sloping in a forward and downward y direction and terminating in a horizontal tearing edge, the forwardedges of the side walls being in the same vertical plane as said i tearing edge, and flanges extending inward from the forward edges of said side walls, the upper ends of said flanges being adjacent the centers of said side wall edges and the lower ends of said flanges adjacent said tearingedge, whereby a rolled strip provided with a core of suitable length may be inserted within said body and be retained by gravity with the core ends in abutment against said flanges and the free end of the rolled strip adjacent said tearing edge.
In witness whereof, I hereunto subscribe my signature.
' WILL I. SHERWOOD.