US 2031033 A
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Feb. 18, 1936.` M w DENEBElM 2,031,033
DlsyENsING CARTON Filed Nov. 5. 1934 Patented Feb. 18, 1936 UNTTED STATE-s PATENT ori-ica DISPENSING CARTON Application November 5, 1934, Serial No. 751,564
This invention relates to dispensing cartons and more particularly to those of that character for dispensing rolled paper and has for its principal object to provide a simple, inexpensive construction, wherein the paper roll is supported for axial rotation and out of contact with the wall of the carton.
Other important objects of the invention are to provide a cylinder type carton, to provide an improved knife construction for severing portions of the paper from the roll, and to provide a common supporting means for the knife and paper roll, thereby simplifyi. assembly of the carton.
In accomplishing these and other objects of the invention, I have provided improved details of structure, the preferred form of which is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a carton embodying the features of the present invention.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the carton, parts of which are shown in disassembled spaced relation.
Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view similar to Fig. 1, but showing the knife turned back to expose the slots through which the paper is drawn.
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a section of paper being drawn from the roll.
Fig. 5 is a cross section through the carton on the line 5 5, Fig. 4. a
Fig. 6 is a longitudinal section through one en of the carton on the line 6 6, Fig. 3.
Referring more in detail to the drawing: l designates the body portion of a carton which includes a-cylindrical tube 2 having an inner diameter slightly larger than the outer diameter of the roll of paper to`be contained in the carton and of a length longer than the roll .to accommodate inserts 3 and 4. The cylinder is provided with a longitudinally extending slot 5 terminating short of the ends' thereof and of suiiicient length to freely pass the width of the paper therethrough as hereinafter described. The wall of the cylinder at one side of the slot is cut away at a point substantially midway of the length i thereof to provide a finger opening 6 to facilitate withdrawal of the paper through the slot.
The body portion of the carton thus described may be formed of various materials; however, it
` is desirable to form it from relatively inexpensive nbre tubing having sumcient thickness and strength td be self supporting along the side edges of the slot.
The end inserts 3 and 4 are preferably produced from metal and include inset disk portions 1 having an axiai opening s encirded by an inwardly (Cl. 20G-58) extending flange 9 to form a trunnion on which the ends of the rolls of paper are mounted to retain the roll from sliding contact with the inner surface of the carton.' The periphery of the disk portions are provided with 'outwardly extending 5 peripheral flanges I0 of suitable diameter to be wedged tightly within the open ends Il of the ltube to close the ends thereof and to retain the inwardly extending flanges in engagement with the paper roll. l0
The outwardly extending peripheral flanges of the inserts are turned outwardly, as at I2, to engage against the end edges I3 of the body portion 2 in order to support theinserts in properly spaced relation with the ends of the paper roll. l5
Sleeved over the out-turned flanges I2 of the insert and engaging the outer faces thereof are end caps I 4 alsov preferably formed of metal and including disk portions I5 y having lateral peripheral flanges I6 snugly engaging over the ends 20 of the body portion of the carton to secure the inserts.
Provided on the flanges I6 in substantial alignment with the side of the slot 5 opposite the cut out portion 6 are loops Il and I8 for engaging 25 over the ends I9 and 20 of a rod 2| extending parallel with the slot 5 for carrying a knife 22.
The knife 22 preferably includes a metal strip having longitudinal downturned flanges 23 and 24 on its opposite side edges, as best illustrated 30 in Fig. 2.` The flange 23 extending over'the rod 2l is soldered or otherwise secured thereto, as at 25, while the opposite flange 24 carries a series of serrations or teeth 26 bearing on the carton adjacent the side of the slot having the opening 35 6. The knife strip when in position thus normally overlies the slot 5, but is adapted to be turned back to expose the slot to permit withdrawal of paper from the roll, as shown in Fig. 3.
'I'he roll of paper is designated 21 and is prefo erably wound on a cardboard tube 28 of suitable inner diameter so that the ends thereof engage over the inwardly extending flanges or trunnions of the end inserts, as shown in Fig. 6.
'In assembling a carton constructed as described 45 to enclosea roll of paper, for example wax paper, the roll of paper is inserted through an open end of the tube and the paper sheet is withdrawn through the slot 5. The inserts 2 and 3 are then v applied to the ends of the tube so that the inwardly extending anges enter the ends of the core 28. The caps I4 are then applied to the open ends of the body member so that the loops l1 and I6 are slightly spaced to the rear of the slot 5. 'Ihe caps when in position secure the inserts 2 and 3 and also mount the knife 22, the ends of the rod 2i having been inserted in the lop portions at the time the caps were applied t'o complete the assembly of the carton.
j To lead the paper through the slot 5, the knife 'is turned backwardly to expose the `slot and permit gripping 0f the paper through the opening 6.
When a desired amount of paper has been Withdrawn through theAslot, the knife is returned to covering relation with the slot, then while the carton is held in one hand with the thumb pressing against the back ofthe knife, the section of paper withdrawn is torn' from the roll by the other hand along the serrated edge of the knife,
as shown in Fig. 4.
From the foregoing, it is apparent that have provided a carton forpackaging vrolled paper kwhich is of simple construction and conforms in shape to that of the roll so as to occupy a maximum of space and can be. facilely handled to dispense the paper in amounts desired.
Also, due tothe fact that the roll of paper is axially supported for rotation within the carton, the paper does not move in contact with the walls of the carton to scratch or injure the surface thereof. This is a particularly important feature of' theinvention when the paper is wax coated.
Also, due 'to the hinged mounting of the knife,
- the knife can be turned retractively when the paper is withdrawn so that the teeth cannot scratch the surface of the paper orv remove its coating.
WhatI claim and desire to secure b'y Letters Patent is:
1. `.A dispensing carton for a roll of sheet paper including a tubular body housing the roll of paper and havinga slot to pass the paper, inserts inthe ends of the tubular body having -trunnion means for rotatably supporting the roll of paper,
caps on the ends of the tubular body to retain' the inserts. and a knife mounted on the caps for severing the paper. l
2. A dispensing carton for a roll `of sheet paper including a tubular body housing the roll of paper and-having a slot to pass the paper, inserts in the ends of the-,tubular` body having means for rotatably supporting the roll of paper, caps on the ends of the tubular body to retain the inserts, and a knife hinged on the caps for severing the paper dispensed through the slot.
3i A dispensing carton including a tubular body 4. A dispensing carton for a roll of sheet paper l including a tubular body housing the roll of paper and having a slot to pass the paper, inserts in the ends of .the tubular body having means for rotatably supporting the roll of paper, caps on the 'ends or the tubular body to retain the inserts,
and having a slot to pass the paper, inserts in the ends of the tubular body having means for rotatably supporting the roll of paper, caps on the ends of the tubular body to retain the inserts, and a knife hinged to the caps to selectively overlie the l slot and having a serrated edge -for severing the paper dispensed through the slot.
6. A dispensing carton including a tubular .body
'having a slot, inserts in the ends of the tubular body having means for .rotatably supporting a roll of material, st'op 'ilangesengaging the ends of the body, caps on the ends of the tubular body and engaging the stop anges to retain the inserts, and a knife hinged on the caps for severing material dispensed through the slot.
7. A dispensing carton fora roll of sheet paper including a. cylindrical tube housing the roll of paper and having a slot to pass the paper, inserts in the ends of the tube having trunnions for rotatably `supporting the roll of paper, caps closing the ends o f the tube to retain the inserts, and a knife hinged on the caps for severing the paper dispensed through the slot.
8. A dispensing carton for a roll of sheet paper including a tubular body housing the rollof paper MoRToN WISE DENEBEIM.