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Publication numberUS1878980 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 20, 1932
Filing dateFeb 24, 1931
Priority dateFeb 24, 1931
Publication numberUS 1878980 A, US 1878980A, US-A-1878980, US1878980 A, US1878980A
InventorsBell Sidney R, Wardwell George W
Original AssigneeSidney Bell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cord dispensing device
US 1878980 A
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Sept. 20, l s, R BELL ET AL CORD DISPENSING DEVICE Filed Feb. `24, 1951 Z. MV


ATToR/v Y Patented Sept. 20, 1932 UNITED v*s'ra'ius PATENT ossi-CE,

SIDNEY E. BELL, or NEW YoEK, N. Y., AND GEORGE W. WAEDWELL, or'sourrn Non- WALK, coNNEcrrcur; sAID WAEDWELL AssrsNon oEHrs meer To SIDNEY DELL, Y

OF RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY conn DrsrENsINe DEvIoE AppIcation filled February 24, 1931. Serial *11am-517,882.z l

This invention relates to devices for supporting a ball, spool or hank of cord, rope or other strand-like bodies in a convenient accessible place upon a wall or other support;

6, and the obj ect of the invention is to provide'a holder of the class specified with means for severing extended lengths of the'strand body removed from the holder, obviating the necesL sity of using other tools or implements for -10 this purpose; a further object being to provide a device of the class specified with a mounting bracket or plate, with means therefV on for securing the same to a support and to the provision of a cup-shaped receptacle .15 or container in which a spool, ball or hank of the strand material such as cord is adapted to 4be supported and from whichV the free end of the strand normally projects to facilitate the removal thereof from the casing; a still 29 further obj ect being toarrange the cutting or shearing device upon orY in conjunction with the support or cup-shaped casing, and lto the provision of a device of this class in which a conventional razor blade is adapted -to be supported with its cutting edge disposed in a notch or recessformed in the blade holder; and with these and other objects in view, the invention consists in a device of the class and for the purpose specified, whichis simple in construction, efficient in use, and which is constructed as hereinafter described and claimed.

The invention is fullyidisc'losed in the following specicatiomof which the accompanying drawing forms a part, in which the separate parts of our improvement are designatedl ,byV suitable reference characters in each of the views, and in which Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one form of device which we employ, indicating the-manner of its use.

Fig. 2 is a section on the line 2-2 of Fig. l, showing the vcord removed.

Fig.3 is a section on the line 3-'3 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 shows detached, perspective views of the several parts of a modified form of device and in their relative positions prior to assemblage. i

Fig. 5 is a section on the line 5--5 of Fig. 4.

Fig. 6 `is a section on the line 6-6 of Fig. 4.

.-Fig. 7 is aside and sectional view Ofan-V other form of device employed. Y

Fi Y. 8 is a-plan view ofthe device shown in Fig with partsv of lthe construction broken away and removed; and,

Fig. V9 is a section on the line 9-9-of Fig. It is the purpose of our-invention to provide a utility device adapted 'foruse in homes, offices, stores and in the shipping departments of firms, to Vfacilitate dispensing of twine, cord, rope land ythe like used in tying bundles or packages of any kind or class, and to provide a device of this class, which in addition 4to having meansfor'supporting the ball, spool or hank of the strand material 'enlployed, Yalso includes means for supporting a sharp blade for @severing predetermined lengths of thestrand extended from the hold-.

er, and still further to theprovision of a 7'0- bladeholding means sodesigned as to support a razor bladeof conventional form.'

yIn Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive, one form of con.- struction A1s shown whlch consists of. a supporting plate10 on the outer face of which is arranged a cup-shaped receptacle 11 openat the top to receive a ball, spoolor the like of cord 12, which is supported upon the bottom wall-13 of the receptacle.,` This ywall has .at one side thereof a discharge aperture f 14 through whiclifthefree end .12a of a cord or other strand from the ball 12 is adapted to extend inthe manner'illustrated in Fig. 1 of the drawing. The plate 10 extends above Y and below the receptacle 11 and the rear faceofthe upperextension is providedv with keyhole recesses 10a'to receive" headed screws,

pins or the like 15-for hanging orsecurmg y the device to a wall or other support.

Arranged on the front faceof the lower extension of the plate 10 belowthe receptacle 11, isa blade' supporting block 16, the inner end l16a of which is comparatively wide,` the outer end 16?) being reduced. Disposed between said ends is a V-shaped notch or recess 16o opening upwardlv as clearly seen in Fig. 1 of the drawing.

The block 16 has a slot 1 16d openingthrough the top wall thereof and into the Vnotch 16o. This slot is of such cross sectional form as to receive a' razor blade 17 of any conventional form, the bottom'wall i around the block 16 and over the cutting edge 17a, theshearing of the cord is facilitated by a downward pull in the manner indicated in dotted linesin Fig.` 1' ofthe drawing. Sufli-l cientcle'arance is allowed between the bottom wall 13 of the receptacle and the top of the block 16 to facilitate the free passageofthe projected end of the cord aroundsaidbloclr` Y l mam-inclined position in a channel or re- .in the manner shown 'andl described'.

The construction shown in 1Figsl` to- 3 in- Y elusive may be made from any suitable inaterial which may be cast, machined, molded or otherwiseformed andhin factjinay be composedof wood, with' the sever'al parts glued or othewise secured together, oi" a combinationof wood and vmetal inaybe employed. The type of material'used will merely govern the price at which the articlev is to be sold. Itwill also be apparentfat'this time that-the entire device maybecolored orotherwise ,or-

namentedto produce a neat and finished ap` pearanceg l' InfFigs. modification Vwhereinjthe separate parts of the: device are composed Ofindependently formed sheets o-f metal', Celluloid, cardboard or other material. In this construction,"a

mountingplaterlS similar'ingeneral form to the plate 10 isV employed, and instead of having the recesses 10a, the sheet frqmwhich the Y, plate418is formed is provided 'at its upper end withback :supporting plateY 18a twhich may include supporting prongs such as are shown at 1,86, or fastening devices may be passed through the plate into `a wall'or other support,'as will be apparent; It' will `be noted that the peripheral edges 1805fthe plate arebeveled backwardly to arrange the front of said lplate inspaced relation 'to the wall Aor other mounted'. Y I Y z A receptacle is formed from a loop-shaped sheet 19V havingat the top and'bottom of the end --walls thereof, projecting lugs 19a adapted-to pass through apertures 20 inthe plate 18 to support .thesame` in connection therewithf A-'bottoniplate21V is'attached to the lower edge of the`platec19 by a lug 196V at the front'lower' edge thereof` passing f through an aperture'in lthe plate 21,*said plate havingflugs 21a at the 'inner edge thereof passing throughv apertures 22 in lthe plate 18. In this mannerfthe' receptacle formed by the plates 19V and 21 may beirin ly attached to the front plate 18, it Vbeing understood that, the lugs are allbent over after passing through their respective apertures inl securing thepartstogether. The plate 2l forming the bottom wallf of thereceptacle has a downwardlyextending periph- 4 to 6 inclusive, we haveshownl 4al surface upon which the same is metal parts, so fashioned and joined together as towformna back ,portion 23a having in- [wardlyjjdirected lugs 235 `adapted to'pass through,japerturesg24 formedin the plate l18 and riveted:` over to securethe yblock 23 thereto.' Y A razor'blade is adapted to be supported cess 230, similar tosu'pporting the blade 17 in .the blockl, they central portion of the block having` alnot'chr23a in whichthe 'edge of theblade issupported, and into which the cord is passed in'y cutting off a predeterminedlength thereof. In other lwords, the -A block '23 aside fromit-s contour. and manner of construction, 'willfunction in a wayidentical to that of the block 16 fshown in Figs. 1 to 3.inclusive.- 1- @la .i

In Figs. 7, 8.and19, anotherforin ofdevice is V'shown which substantiallyfdierentiates Vin general appearance to; the devices shown inFigs.. 1 to inclusive inthe provision of a cup-shaped receptacle 25 zlopen at the top.

Said opening isadapted to be closedV by a' Acover` 26 'to the centralj portion o f which is supported ai downwardly extending loop orho'ol; 27 through which the free end ofthe cord froma spool 28 is adapted to pass, sa1d Teb end 28a .extendingV through Van a-perture29 :1100

formed at the ylower Iside wall ofthei'ejceptalcle j25 andi projecting therebeyond.. .With .this construction, .a supporting plate or bracket 30 is disposed on one side wall ofthe receptacle v2l'3and issecured to a-wall or other support by prongs 31 on said bracket. If desired, the receptacle 25v may -be detachable with respect to vthebracket 30hy stamping outwardly directed hook-'shaped lugs 25a fromthe side wall of thereceptacle and passing the 'same' through apertures 32 formed in the( bracketV or supporting plate 30 asV clearly seen injF 7 ofthe-drawing. It `will be understocd, however, that the bracket y30 may be'ofany desiredV form and Vconi- .shaped in form and having at its upper edge projecting lugs Vi311 passed through corresponding aperturesV in the receptacle to securel the 4member thereto. Said member `is provided in the wall thereof with anannular` groove 35 forming within the chamber. thereof an annular rib 35a which is notched izo or recessed on opposed walls as seen at v36,

note Fig. 9 of the drawing, tol receive a razor blade 37, preferably of the conventional double-edge type, so as to dispose the cutting edges of said blade within the groove or recess 35 in the member 33 so that the cord may be placed therein,` and sheared by one of the projecting cutting edges. In the construction shown, it will be understood that the blade 37 is assembled in the member 33 prior to attaching said member to the receptacle 25.

In all forms of construction shown, it will be seen that the cutting tool or razor blade is supported in a block or other member in such manner that the cutting edge of the blade is guarded or protected against injury to a person, and this will avoid accidents in the eventl of a child placing its linger anywhere upon the complete device.

It will be understood that while certain forms of devices are shown to illustrate different methods of carrying the invention into effect, our invention is not necessarily limited to the structural details herein disclosed and other changes in and modifications of the invention may be made within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit of our invention or sacricing its advantages.

Having fully described our invention, what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. A cord dispensing device of the class deu scribed comprising a mounting plate, an independently formed receptacle attached to said plate and projecting forwardly therefrom, a cord severing element arranged beneath and in close proximity to the receptacle comprising a notched body, a razor blade mounted within the boundaries of said body with its cutting edge exposed through said notch, means whereby the cord supported in said receptacle may be drawn through the lower end portion thereof and passed through the notch of said severing element to remove a desired length of the withdrawn cord, said mounting plate extending below the receptacle, said element being secured to the lower extension of said plate centrally beneath said receptacle, the notch ofsaid element'being directed upwardly, and the cutting edge of the razor blade transversing the notch 1n an upwardly inclined manner.

2. A cord dispensing device of the class dethereof and passed through the notch of the y severing element to remove a desired length of the withdrawn cord. Y v

In testimony that we claim the foregoing as our invention we have signed our names this 19th day of February, 1931.


Referenced by
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US2605542 *Oct 7, 1948Aug 5, 1952Upton Frederick PCombined string retainer and cutter structure
US2672305 *Dec 6, 1951Mar 16, 1954Inman Jack GHolder for spools of wrapping cord
US2702941 *Nov 19, 1952Mar 1, 1955Hale Myron TTwine cutter with removable blade
US3071299 *Apr 2, 1962Jan 1, 1963Gibbs Automatic Moulding CorpString-cutting apparatus
US3133683 *Aug 25, 1961May 19, 1964Deacon Sr William HHolder with severing device for strand materials
US5118022 *Jan 28, 1991Jun 2, 1992Carlisle Plastics, Inc.Device for dispensing plastic bags
U.S. Classification225/77, 225/19, 30/124, 30/127, 225/42, 225/80, 30/296.1, 225/54
International ClassificationA47F13/04, A47F13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47F13/04
European ClassificationA47F13/04