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Publication numberUS1898796 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 21, 1933
Filing dateMar 25, 1929
Priority dateJun 5, 1922
Publication numberUS 1898796 A, US 1898796A, US-A-1898796, US1898796 A, US1898796A
InventorsGraves Walter S, Steiner Frank M
Original AssigneeSteiner Sales Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Towel cabinet
US 1898796 A
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Feb. 21, 1933. F. M. STEINER ET AL TOWEL CABINET Original Filed June 5. 1922 M41. TEES. GEA v.55

ATTOZNEYS Patented Feb. 21, 1933 UNITED STATES- PATENT" oncE riumx M. srmm, or mmnnaroms, mnnnso'm, Ann WALTER s.- canvas, OF]

KANSAS CITY, mssounr, Assrenons T s'rnmna sAtns'coMrAn or SALT LAKE.

CITY, UTAH, A CORPORATION OF UTAH rowan CABINET Original application filed June 5,1922, Serial No. 565,802. Divided and this 1929 Seria1 No-349,831. 4 i

This application is a division of our pend- 1 ing application '#565,802, filed June 5, 1922, and allowed November 5, 1928, which has matured into Patent No. 1,756,839, 1s-

i' sued April 29, 1930.

The purpose of this application is to separate or divide from the. parent case the drawing and description relating to the modified means for regulatin the feed of lo the towel, as illustrated spec cally in Figures 8,9 and 10, sheet two, of application As described in this application, it is essential in a cabinet of what is known as the continuous towel type, to provide means for arresting or checking the revolution of the feed roll when a certain predetermined len th of towel suitable for wipin purposes has been delivered. Normally die roll 1s locked and the-user upon approaching the cabinet, will trip the locking mechamsm and release the feed roll and then a slight pull on the towel web will revolve the roll until 1t has completed its stroke when it will become automatically locked, ready to be tripped again to allow further delivery of the towel.

The invention consists generally of various constructions and combinations, all as hereinafter described,

I11 the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification,

Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view.

through a towel cabinet embodying our invention Figure 2 is a detail sectional view showing the feed limiting device in its loclnng position- Fi ure 3 is a similar View showing the device when tri ed bv the user to allow the delivery of thetowel;

Figure 4 is a horizontal view, partly in section, taken on the line H of Figure 3.

In the drawing, 2 represents the base ofthe cabinet, having suitable supporting legs 3 and a chamber 4 for the soiled towelin said chamber having a door 2 for the removal of said toweling. The front of the. cabinetnear the top has an opening 5 through which access may be had to the and particularly application filed March 25,

clean toweling and at the top of thecabinet 1s a cover 6 hinged to the rear wall at 7 and adapted to be raised to allow access to 1 the. clean towel containing compartments substantially to the one below the shelf. ,W'ithin these chambers clean towel rolls 12,

and 1:2 are placed. A feed roll 13 journaled at its ends in the side walls of the cabinet is provided beneath the cover 6, near the opening 5 andsli 'htly above the roll 12 and over this feed roll the web of clean towel may be stretched to depend within the cabinet in the rear of the opening 5 in position to be conveniently grasped by the user and drawn forward through the opening to a using position. The opening in the. front of the cabinet is a suitable distance from the floor to allow the user to apply the web or clean towel to thehands or the face, as desired. In this type of cabinet we preferto provide a feed controlling device or stop which must be manloulated by the user before any clean towel can be obtained.

Many owners of buildings renting cabinets ofthis type prefer to have a stop device user, as they have found it effects a considused. Many persons, rather than take the which must be released, or tripped by the p trouble of operating the stop device to obtain an additional feed of the towel, will use a clean area of the towelthat hasbeen already drawn out by the previous operator and thus a roll of towel will last much longer than when the feed is entirely automatic and only a pull on the towel is required to obtain a predetermined length.

Below the opening 5 in the upper portion of the soiled towel compartment, a plate 14 may be hinged at 15 to the frontof the cabinet and having its inner end provided with a series of pins 16 which engage the webbed towel andprevent thesoiled portion 2(i at the end of the feed roll 13, thereby lockfrom being withdrawn from the cabinet. If the user applies a pull to the soiled web, the plate will be moved upwardly to the position indicated by dotted lines in Figure-l and prevent the user frompulling any con-1 slide 39 is movable horizontally in the wall of the cabinet and has a slot 40 to receive the feed roll shaft and move back andiorth thereon. A stop 36 is formed on the slide and projects laterally therefrom and normally is in the path of a lug35 attached to the cam 38 through the medium of a common base integral with both the cam and lug ing the roll and preventing delivery of the cleantowel web, alla's shown iIrFigure S ofapplication #565,802 above referred to.

The slide 39 is adapted to be pushed in by the user to the position indicated by full lines in Figure 3 and when this has been done, the stop 36 willbemoved out of the pathot the lug 35 and the t'eedroll will then be free to revolve an'di'eed the towel. See Fig; 9 of -the parent case. The revolution of the feed rollwill COI'IGSPODCllHglY revolve the cam 38 in the direction indicated by the arrow in Figure 3 and when the high side'or peripheral edge of the cam engages the stop 36,

which it will do when the cam approaches the end of its stroke, the pressure of the cam on the stop will force the slide outwardly to the position indicate'dby full lines in Figure 2 and move the stop 36 into the path of the lug 35 and thereupon the feed roll will be automatically lockeduntilthe slide is again operated. The relative position of the parts of the slide andthe cam are indicated clearly in Figures, the lug 35 being Formed on the cam plate as indicated in this figure, with a gap between it andthe peripheral edge of the cam su'fiicient to receive the stop 86 and allow it to pass between the lug 35 and the cam upon the initial movement of the feed roll. The edge ofthe cam' is so formed that it will ride on the surface of the'stopand'at a predetermined point in the revolution of the feed roll will exert sufficient outward pressure on the stopto move the slide outwardly to its original locking position and in this position the delivery of the towel-will be automatically checked until the user again moves the slide to its release position. 7

lVe claim as our invention:

1. A towel cabinet havinga towel roll and a cam element rotatable therewith, a lug also rotatable with the feed roll, a locking" bar having a stop thereon provided with an- "upper face normally contacting said lug,

said bar being longitudinally and bodily movable relatively to said lug to unlock said element, said stop having an inner face cooperative with the periphery of said cam element to restore the bar to its locking posltion.

y 2. A towel cabinet and a.towel feed roll therein, said feed roll having at one slide.

journal and around the journal a earn; 2. lug mounted'on said feed roll, a slideoperable transversely of said journal and having thereon a stop, said slide projecting outside the cabinet and movableinwardly relatively tothe cabinetto move the stop to a position between the lug and cam out of the path of movement of said-lug, the cam being so shaped as tocontact the stop and pushback theslide and bring the stop in-line' with thelug when a towel user pulls on the towel torotate the feed roll. I a

3. Atowel-ca'binet and a feed rolltherein over which a web of clean towel'may be stretched from a'suitable supply, a'cam connected to and operated from said feed. roll and a lug attaehedthereto but remote from said cam, a" longitudinally slidable locking member for said feed roll having a stop nor-' mally'in'the-pathof-said lug, said member being adapted to be moved bodily endwise by the towel user to a position between saidcam and said lug and" disengage the stop from said lug, saidcam having means to positively return said member to its lock- 111g position as said camland, f d 11 proach the limit of their normal stroke.

4:. A towel cabinet and a feed roll thereinoverwhicha web of cleantowel may be stretched, a cam-connected to and operated from'said feed roll and a lug rigid'withthe' position when said cam is 'rot-ated before said cam and feed roll I reach the limitof their normal movement.

A towel cabinet and a feed roll therein over which a web of clean towel may be 1 stretched from a suitable supply and said feed roll automatically rotated by a pull on said towel, a revoluble earn, a lug mounted on' the end of said feed roll for simultaneous movement therewith,- a member proj ecting outside the cabinet and manually operable bodily by a towel user and having a stop in the path of said lug to normally arrest movement of said feedv rolland cam, said meniber having a longitudinal move-.-

ment transversely of theaxis of said feed roll to disengage" said stop from saidv lug,

said cam having a peripheral edge shaped to positively return said member to its locking position immediately prior to the com-. pletion of a revolution of said feed roll and cam.

6. A towel cabinet having a towel delivery opening, a feed roll mounted in said cabinet and automatically rotated by a pull on the towel through said opening, a cam and lug mounted on the end of said feed roll and rotatable therewith, a slide supported at one end by said feed roll and at the other end by said cabinet and having a limited longitudinal movement transversely of said feed roll, said slide being provided with a stop which when moved to its outward position would be in the path of said lug, said slide being adapted to be pushed inwardly by the towel user to move said stop between said cam and lug and said cam having a peripheral edge to engage said stop when the feed roll is rotated by a ull on the towel, and positively restore said slide and stop to their normal locking position as said feed roll and cam complete their revolution.

In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands, FRANK M. STEINER at Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, this 21st day of March, 1929, and WALTER S.

GRAVES at Kansas City, Jackson County,

Missouri, this 20th day of March, 1929.


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US2886226 *Mar 12, 1956May 12, 1959Batlas George XPaper towel dispenser
US4270818 *Apr 2, 1979Jun 2, 1981Mccabe Stanley GPower winding paper towel dispenser
U.S. Classification312/34.9, 312/34.16, 312/34.22
International ClassificationA47K10/24, A47K10/28
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/28
European ClassificationA47K10/28