US 1772917 A
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im@ i211 w3@ H. E. saFFERMAN 7729l7 ROLL PAPER HOLDER Filed Aug. 18, 1928 Patented Aug. 12, 1930 ROLL-PAPER HOLDER Application led August 18, 1928.
My invention relates to paper roll holders, and more particularly, to an extensible holder for toilet paper rolls, but also is applicable to rolled paper towels, wrapping paper, adhesive tape and the like.
A rather popular type of holder for toilet paper rolls consists of a receptacle or housing, usually of semi-cylindrical form recessed into the wall and having in its opposite interior faces sockets or slots to receive the ends of a journal rod upon which the paper roll is mounted. Toilet paper rolls are not standardized as to size and it is frequently found that the new roll is of too great diameter to enter within the receptacle or housing. As result, the roll must be left out of the housing until reduced by use to a size which will readily enter the receptacle. The present invention provides for temporarily suspending a toilet paper roll outside the receptacle. It includes a core piece for the roll having at its ends hinged hanger arms which may be extended in radial relation relative to the core piece at opposite ends of the paper roll, and engaged with a suspension rod, which in turn engages with the sockets or slots in the ends of the paper receptacle. When the paper roll has been reduced the hanger arms are folded toward each other into parallel relation with the core piece and enclosed within the paper roll, while the suspension rod is passed through a longitudinal bore in the core piece and re-engaged with the sockets or slots in the receptacle Wall to support the roll within the receptacle in the usual manner. F or convenience of engagingI and disengaging the suspension rod within the receptacle, the rod is formed of two telescopic sections having an interposed spring tending to extend the sections and so hold their ends in engagement with the receiving sockets or slots of the receptacle wall. The suspension rod sections are provided with arms normally resting against the inner faces of the receptacle but which may be turned to extend beyond the receptacle to be easily grasped for contracting the suspension rod to disengage it from the receptacle wall.
The object of the invention is to simplify the structure, as well as the means and mode Serial No. 300,581.
of operation of toilet paper hangers or supports, whereby they will not only be cheapcned in construction, but will be more eflicient in use, convenient, easily and quickly applied, and unlikely to get out of repair.
A primary object of the invention is to provide means for supporting temporarily a paper roll too large to enter the receptacle.
A further object of the invention is to provide roll hanger or supporting means which is extensible and contractible.
A further object of the inventionis to provide a roll hanger or support upon which the roll may be supported either eccentrically or concentrically.
With the above primary and other incidental objects in view as will more fully appear in the specification, the invention consists of the features of construction, the parts and combinations thereof, and the mode of operation, or their equivalents, as hereinafter described and set forth in the claims.
Referring to the accompanying drawings, wherein is shown the preferred, but obviously not necessarily, the only form of embodiment of the invention, Fig. l is a perspective view of a toilet paper wall receptacle and a roll of toilet paper supported in extended relation relative thereto. Fig. 2 is a detail sectional view showing the extended relation of the paper roll and receptacle. F ig. 3 is a similar view showing the paper roll supported within the receptacle after being reduced to proportionate size. Fig. t is a perspective view of the hanger 0r support removed from the roll and from the receptacle. Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the core piece and hanger arms folded to parallelism for insertion through the paper roll.
Like parts are indicated by similar charac ters of reference throughout the several views.
Referring to the'accompanying drawings, l is the receptacle or housing for the toilet paper roll recessed into the wall having in its inner terminal faces sockets or slots 2 for the reception of a suspension rod. The paper roll 3 is supported upon a core piece 4 insertable through the center opening of the roll. The core piece 4 has a longitudinal bore 5 for the reception of the suspension rod when the roll is mounted Within the receptacle. Hinged to each end of the core piece a is a hanger arm 6. These arms 6 are foldable toward each other into parallel relation With the core piece as shown in Fig. 5. The core piece lis preferably flattened or reduced at one side to accommodate the hanger arms 6 when retracted. The arms 6 fold into sufliciently compact relation With the core piece Ll to enable the core piece to be inserted through the central opening of the paper roll. The arms 6 are perforated at their free ends to receive the suspension rod. This rod consists of tivo sections 7 and 8 telescopically joined. A spring 9 enclosed Within one of the sections and upon which the other section abuts tends to project the portions of the suspension rod longitudinally and thus insure their engagement in the sockets or slots 2 of the receptacle. Cross arms 10 are carried by the sections of the suspension rod adjacent to its opposite ends. These arms l() are normally concealed Within the receptacle l, but they may be projected therefrom by rotation ofthe rod, thus enabling the arms 10 to be grasped in order to contract the suspension rod against the tension of the spring 9 to facilitate its engagement and disengagement Within the receptacle 1.
The arms Gare preferably, though not necessarily offset or substantially L shaped as indicated at 1l and are hinged or pivotally mounted in offsets or rabbets l2 formed in the ends of the core piece e. rlhis par 'icular construction, While not essential, facilitates the folding of the arms into parallel relation with the core and also permits the arms te be extended beyond the ends of the core as shown by dotted lines in Fig. 4; to facilitate the assembly of the hanger or support with the paper roll.
A roll of toilet paper, being found too large for the receptacle l, one arm 6 of the core piece l is extended in substantial alignment with the core piece as shown by dotted lines in Fig. 4 and is thrust through the central opening of the roll until the arm projects beyond the roll and the latter encloses the core piece 4. The arms 6 arethen turned in radial relation with the core piece 4 as shown in lEiga. l, 2 and 4s, at opposite ends of the paper roll. The suspension rod sections are thrust through the opening in the free end of the arms (tandV Vsuoli sections are 'engaged between the arms as shown `in Fig. 4L. The protruding ends of the suspension rod sections are then engaged in the sockets or retainer slots in the terminal Walls of the receptacle l. If these recesses are in the form of sockets and not slots, the suspension is contracted by grasping the cross arms 1l and compressing the rod against the tension of the spring 9 until the ends of the rod may beientered in such sockets. The reaction of the spring 9 Will thereupon maintain the rod in engagementwith the receptacle.
TWhen the paper roll has been reduced in size sufliciently to enter the receptacle l the suspension rod is disengaged from the receptacle and disassembled from the hanger arms t. The arms 6 are then folded toward each other into parallel relation with the core piece 4 as shown in Fig. 5. This core piece retracted arms are then inserted through the central opening of the paper roll 3 and the sections of the suspension rod 9 being first rli"connected are inserted through the longiti bore 5 of the core piecetfrom opposite ends thereof and re-engaged Within the core piece, as shown in Fig. 3. The suspension rod is then concentric with the roll 3 With its arms ll at 4opposite ends thereof. r he suspension rod being contracted ivith the bore of the core piece d the roll is ini f sertefl. Within the receptacle l and the reaction of the spring 9 again effects the engagement of the ends ofthe suspension rod in the terminal sockets or slots of the receptacle.
Thus, until such time as the toilet paper roll is reduced in size sutliciently to enter the rccfiitacle l, it is suspended outside the :re-
. acle, and With the ame suspension rod gaged in the same manner Within the receptacle. After the roll has been reduced to the required size to enter the `eceptacle the hanger arms are folded and enclosed within the roll and the latter is enclosed Within the receptacle Where it is again supported on the suspension rod., in Which position it is concentrically disposed.
lWhile for illustrative purposes the invention has been shown and described in association with a toilet paper roll.y it is to be understood that it is not limited to such application. but may be applied to holding rolls of other material, as. for example. rolled paper toiveling. Wrappingv paper, adhesive tape and analogous material ordinarily supplied in roll form.
From the above description it. Will be apparent that there is thus provided a device of the character described. possessing the particular foatuies of advantage before enumerated as desirable. but which obviously is susceptible of modification in its form. proportions. detail construction and arranc'eincnt of parts Withoutdeparting from the principle involved. or sacriticiim` anv of its advantages.
Y"Wlie in order to comply' Vwith the statute the invei-itien hns been described in language more or less specific to structural features i' t ie invention is not s to be understood. that* limited to the specific details shown, but that the means and construction herein disclosed comprises the areferred form of several modes of pu 4 Le invention into effect and the invention is therefore, claimed in any of lts forms or modifications Within vthe legitimate and valid scope offtne appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
l. A paper roll holder, including a core piece having a longitudinal bore therethrough, arms flexibly attached to the core piece adjacent to its opposite ends and foldable to parallelism therewith, and a suspension rod alternately engageable with the said arms when extended and through the bore of said core piece.
2. The combination with a receptacle to receive a roll of paper. a suspension rod engageable with the opposite walls of the receptacle to support the paper roll, a core piece for said roll and retractable suspension links for connecting the core piece with said suspension rod, said rod being alternatively engageable with the core piece upon retraction of said links.
3. A core piece for a paper roll, suspension arms connected to the opposite ends thereof and extending radially beyond the roll when extended. said arms being foldable to parallelism with the core piece for enclosure Within the paper roll. and a suspension rod engageable with the arms when extended and alternatively engageable with the core piece when the arms are retracted.
A. A core piece for a paper roll having a longitudinal bore. supporting arms pivoted to opposite ends of the core piece for folding movement to parallelism with the core piece, the ends of said arms being perforated, and a suspension rod insertable through the arm pertorati ons when the arms are extended and insertable through the core piece bore when the arms are retracted.
5. A core piece for a paper roll. retractible supporting arms therefor extendible in radial relation therewith at opposite ends of the roll. said arms being foldable to parallelism with the core piece for enclosure within the roll, and means engageable with said arms when extended and with the core piece when the arms are retracted for supporting the paper roll.
6. The combination with a receptacle for a paper roll having suspension rod engaging means, a suspension rod comprising two telescenic sections engageable with the receptacle rod engaging means, a core piece for a paper roll having a longitudinal bore through which the rod is insertable for supporting the core piece in intimate relation with the receptacle, and suspension links carried by the core piece and foldable to substantially parallelism therewith and engageable with said rod when extended for supporting the paper roll in more distant relation with the receptacle.
7. An extensible and contractible suspension rod Jfor a paper roll, said rod being engageable within a toilet paper receptacle. a core piece for the roll engageable therewith, and arms carried by the rod and extendible beyond the receptacle by which the rod may be contracted to effect its disengagement from the receptacle.
8. The combination with a receptacle for a paper roll having socket openings in its opposite walls, of a suspension rod comprising two telescopic sections, a spring against the tension of which the telescopic rod is contractible and normally tending to extend said rod, means carried by the teleseopic rod and extendible beyond the receptacle, by which the rod may be contracted against the tension of the spring to eect its disengagement from the receptacle.
9. A core piece for apaperroll, hanger arms adjustably engaged therewith and capable of extension radially relative to the core piece beyond the ends of a paper roll thereon, said arms when retracted being capable of being enclosed within the paper roll in contiguous relation to the core piece.
10. A core piece for a paper roll, arms hinged thereto adjacent to its opposite ends and toldable toward each other into substantially parallel relation with the core, substantially as and for the purpose specified.
1l. A core piece for a paper roll, hanger means therefor retractable within the paper roll and suspension means with which the hanger means is engageable when extended and with which the core piece is engageable when the hanger means is retracted.
l2. The combination with a receptacle for a roll of paper, of a core piece for the paper roll, means for engaging the core piece within the receptacle and means carried by the core piece engaging within the receptacle for supporting the core piece and roll outside the receptacle.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 7th day of August A. D. 1928.
HARVEY E. SIFFERMAN.