US 1913363 A
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June 13, 1933. J. H. ALLEN 1,913,363
TOILET PAPER HOLDER Filed July 6. 1931 JEJEP/Vfl 455/ 5)/% irrr PatenteclJune 13, 1933 PATENT'OFFICE i Josnrn HLXALLEN, oF ALHAMBRA, amma TOILET n w ame Application filed July 6, 1931. Serial to. 543,730.
My invention relates to afltoilet paper holder and has for; its principal object, the provision of a relatively simple, practical and inexpensive. bracket for conveniently i holding" a roll of toilet. paper and to construct the bracket so-that the roll of toilet paper may be very easily and quicklyapplied to theholder. i a e v A further object of my invention is,to provide a holder of the character referred tothat will receive and conveniently hold a roll of toilet paper without therequirement of a spindle of wood or metal and which latter isan essential part of the roll toilet paper holders now in general use.
With the foregoing and other objects in View, my invention consists in certain novel features of construction and arrangement of parts that will hereinafter bemore fully described andclaimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a toilet paper holder constructed in accordance with my invention and showing a roll of paper supported thereby.
2 is a vertical longitudinalsection taken on the line 2-2 of Fig.1.
i i Fig. 3 is a top plan View of one of the hinged fingers that serveas supports for the 3 3 roll of toilet paper.
Fig. 4 is a section takenon the line 44 of Fi .3.
Re erring by numerals to the accompany ing drawing which illustrates a practical single piece of heavy wire orsmall metal rod and the end portions of the section of wire or rod from which the bracket is arms 11. i r V The bracket may be secured to the wall 5 or other fixed support in any suitable manembodiment of my invention, 10 designates i p a bracket that is preferably formed from a ner, preferablyby meansof a lnetal plate 12 having oneedge bent so as 'to engage over the intermediate portion of the bracket other support by screws 13 or like fastening devicesi 1 Thefiforward portions of the arms 11' are rebent so as to form relatively short fingers let thatlieparallel and in the same horizontal plane with the forward portions of andsaid plate being secured to the wall or f the arms 11 and said fingers lying-immedimay adjacent to and outsidesaidarms 11 heavy paper tube upon'whichthe web of the a roll of toilet paper is wound.
The hingedfingers 15 that serve to sup- The outer portion of each of these metal ifingersis bent .to form a loop16 that en circles one of the fingers 14 and thus the supporting fingers 15 are mounted on the 1 forward portions of the arms of the bracket so as to swing upwardly fromsaid arms. The upward and outward swinging movement of each finger 15. is limited by an ear 3 17 that projects downwardly from the intermediate portion of the loop 16 and which ear is adapted to engage against the underside of theadjacent arm 11 When'thefinger 15 is swung upwardly and outwardly into an approximate vertical. position. Under normal conditions or when the fingers 15 are in position to support the roll oftoilet paper, said fingers occupyhori- .zontalrplanes, as illustrated by solid lines in Figs. 2 and land said fingers rest upon the outer portions of the arms 11.
To place a roll of toilet paper in the holder, the roll is positioned in a horizontal plane just below and between the forward ends of the arms 11 and said roll is now moved upward between the forward portions of the arms and as the fingers 15 are engaged by the top of the roll they will swing upwardly into the positions shown by dotted lines in Fig. 2 and as the upper portions of the ends of the tube on which the web of toilet paper is wound moves above the inner. ends of the fingers 15, the latter will by gravity drop downward into horizontal planes or until they rest on the forward portions of the arms 11 and the roll of paper is now lowered until the end portions of the tube on which the paper is wound, rest on the inward projecting fingers 15.
Thus the roll of paper is conveniently supported upon the fingers 15 and the-web of paper may be unwound from the roll and torn off along the perforated or weakened lines. i 1
After all of the paper has been unwound from the tubular core the latter may be easi ly and quickly removed from the holder by moving said core upwardly soas to disengage the hinged fingers from the ends of saidcore. Thus it will be seen that I have provided a toilet paper holder that is relatively: simple in construction,inexpensive of manufacture and very effective in performing the functions for which itis intended. The holder is constructed so that arch of toilet. paper may be very easily and quick-. ly positioned in the holder and the roll is retained and supported upon the holder'so that the web ofpaper may be readily engaged and unrolled.
It will be understood that minor changes in the size, form and construction of the various parts of myimproved toilet paper holder may be made and substituted for those herein shown and described without departing from the spirit of my invention, the scope of which is set forth in the' ap-v pended claims. I L
I claim as my invention: j
1. A toilet paper holder, comprising a horizontally disposed bracket-and a pair of roll engaging fingershinged to the forward portion of said bracket so as to swing upwardly and outwardly away from each other, i
' 2. A toilet paper holder, comprising a bracket having a pair of horizontally disposed parallel arms and roll papersupporting fingers hinged to the forward portions posed parallel arms, roll paper supporting fingers hinged to the forward portions of said arms and cooperating means on said fingers and arms for limiting the vertical swinging movement of said fingers in both directions. v
4:. A toilet paper holder, comprising a bracket having a pair of parallel arms, a pair of gravity fingers hinged to the forward portions of said arms and projecting toward each other and means carrying said gravity fingers for engaging the arms and limiting the upward swinging movement of said fingers.
5, In a toilet paper holder, a bracket and a pair of'roll toilet paper supporting fingers hinged to said bracket so as to swing in a vertical plane and said fingers projecting toward each other and occupying the same horizontal plane.
6. In a toilet paper holder, a bracket and a pair of roll toilet paper supporting fin= gers hinged to said bracket so as to swing to a vertical plane, said fingers projecting toward each other and occupyingthesame horizontal plane and cooperating means on said fingers and bracket for limiting the upward swinging movement of said'fingers.
In testimony whereof I affix mysigna" ture.
JOSEPH H. ALLEN.
of said arms so as to swingupwardly and outwardly away from each other.
3. A toilet paper holder; comprising a bracket having a pair of horizontally dislac