US 1878399 A
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Sept. 20, 1932. s. N. HOPE NECK STRIP. DISPENSER Filed Feb. 28, 1931 I n l l l W/ TNESSES' VE/V TOR /Z4/.
Patented Sept. 20, 1932 rrso sis SUEL N. HOPE, OF WAUWATOSA, WISCONSIN, ASSIGNOB TO GRIFFITH-HOPE COM- JPANY, OF WEST ,ALLIS, WISCONSIN, A CORPORATION OF WISCONSIN NEGK-STRIP DISPENSER Application filed February 28, 1931. serial No. 519,070.
This invention has for its object to provide a dispensing cabinet for dispensing single neck-strips from a folded continuous web of crepe paper commercially known as Sanek and having transverse lines of partial severance upon which it maybe torn into separate neck-strips.
An object of the invention is to provide'a cabinet having a. front opening through which the folded strips are freely drawn but presenting projections; at its edges to be engaged by the web at the weakened line of junction between two strips, thereby causing the web to become severed along said line.
With the above and other objects in view the invention consists in the neck-strip dispenser as herein claimed and all equivalents.
Referring ,tothe accompanying drawing, in which like characters of reference indicate the same parts in different views.
Fig. 1 is a front view of a neck-strip dispenser constructed in accordance with this invention; 1
Fig. 2 is a central sectional view thereof;
Fig. 3 is a perspective view thereof showing a neck-strip withdrawn and rady to be torn from the next one;
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a portion of the continuous web, and
Fig. 5 is a sectional detail view on the line 5-.5 of Fig. 1,
In this drawing, indicates a rectangular sheet metal box-like cabinet having a hinged back 11 secured in its closed positionby latch lugs 12. Bearing springs 13 press against a follower 14 to urge forward a folded crepe paper web15 of connected neck-strips. At
the front of the cabinet there is a' large open- .ing through which the web may be drawn one strip at a time, the marginal edges 16 of said opening forming an abutment, against which the web stack is pressed by the springs, and these edges flare forwardly to minimize their resistance to the withdrawalof the web both at the sides and the top and bottom.
.The crepe paper web is so soft and flexible and resistant to sliding that a forward pull thereon exerted by engagingv the end of the neck-stri ,which always lies at the middle of the opemng, and pulling the same forwardly causes the material to bow until its edges are released from the edge of the opening and this release progresses from one end of the opening to the other and back and forth until the end of the next strip is reached, the folds at the top and bottom of the cabinet being relieved by extensions 17 of the opening close to the four corners of the cabinet. The flaring marginal edges of the opening present smooth rounded bearing surfaces over which the edge of the paper is released without appreciable resistance except for an ular' notches 18 formed by a pair of space rounded slightly depressed projections 19.
The web, as shown in Fig. 4, is made up of a number, of folded neck-strips joined successlvely with eachother by weakened lines 20 of scoring or partial slitting or perforations so that theweb is continuous but is severable along the weakened lines which always occur approximately midway between the folds.
has on removing a neck-strip, when they 1 weakened line 20 i'sreachedthe projections 19, and particularly the notches 18 thereof, serve to afford a greater resistance to the removal of becomes severed from the next strip by teamthe web so that the strip being pulled upon ing along the weakened line. When the weakened lines of the web are formed by partial slittingor perforating, the slits in its edge become engaged in the notches 18 so that further pull is transferred from the edge of the web to the attenuated line of connection which is easily torn under these circumstances, These spaced projections 19 serve in this manner whether the line of junction is reached while the paper is being separated from the cabinet in an upward travel or a downward travel of the separation, thus web to tear along the parting line.
The depressed projections 19 and their notches 18 have no effect different from that of the other portions of the edges of the opening during the release therefrom of the edge of the crepe paper strip on the several occasions they are passed before reaching the these projections are effective for causing the web to'tear.
Thepressure against the back of the stack of folded crepe paper web holds it in firm bearing contact with the flaring marginal edges of the opening until the last neck-strip is withdrawn, thus insuring proper release of all neck-strips in the manner described.
What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. A dispenser for a folded web of crepe paper neck-strips and the like having weakened lines of junction between successive strips, comprising a cabinet having an opening in its front wall w ith marginal edges along which extend the opposite side edges of the paper web, spring means for pressing the folded web against said marginal edges of the opening, and projections along the marginal edges of theopening for engagement with the opposite side edges of the paper web at the weakened lines thereof for resisting the withdrawal and causing the paper to tear along such weakened lines.
2. A paper dispenser for a continuous folded web of crepe paper neck-strips or the like having weakened lines of junction between the successive neck-strips, comprising ing greater resistance to the remdfal of the paper through the opening at the time the pull is exerted on the weakened lines for causingthe paper to tear along said weakened lines and thus cause the paper web to be separated into its respective neck-strips.
4. A dispenser for a folded web of crepe paper neck-strips or the like having weakened lines of junction between successive strips, comprising a cabinet having a wall provided with a dispensing opening, said wall having marginal portions defining opposite edges of said opening and along which marginal portions extend the opposite side edges of the web, and means for urging the folded web against said marginal portions of the wall, said marginal portions of the wall having respective notches at said dispensing opening presenting abutments engageable with the opposite side edges of the paper web'a-t the weakened lines thereof for resisting the withdrawal of the paper and causing the paper to tear along such weakened lines.
In testimony whereof, I aifix my signature.
SAMUEL N. HOPE.
a cabinet having an opening 1n its front wall through which the paper may be pulled, said opening having outwardly turned marginal edges along which extend the opposite side edges of the paper web, spring means within the cabinet for forcing the folded web against the outwardly turned marginal edges of the and projections on said marginal opening,
edges for engaging the opposite side edges of the paper at the weakened lines for resisting the withdrawal thereof and causing the paper to tear along the weakened lines.
3. A neck-strip dispenser comprising a cabinet having a front wall containing an opening with marginal edges thereof bent inwardly and curved forwardly, a folded stack of continuous web of crepe paper having weakened lines across it dividing it into connected neckstrips or the like contained within the cabinet, a spring-pressedfollower bearing on the back of the folded stack of paper web for holding it. against the marginal edges of the opening, and spaced projections on the side marginal edges of the opening for T engaging between them the edges of the paper web at the weakened lines thereof for impos-