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Publication numberUS2091311 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 31, 1937
Filing dateFeb 1, 1937
Priority dateFeb 1, 1937
Publication numberUS 2091311 A, US 2091311A, US-A-2091311, US2091311 A, US2091311A
InventorsHenry Fischer
Original AssigneeHenry Fischer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paper roll holder
US 2091311 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Aug. 31, 1937. Q FISCHER 2,091,311

PAPER ROLL HOLDER Filed Feb. 1, 1937 INVENTOR.

ATTORNEY.

Patented Aug. 31, 1937 PATENT OFFICE PAPER ROLL HOLDER Henry Fischer, San Francisco, Calif.

Application February 1, 1937, Serial No. 123,376

5 Claims.

This invention relates to a dispensing fixture, and more particularly to a paper roll holder and dispenser.

The object of the present invention is to generally improve and simplify the construction and operation of fixtures of the character described; to provide a fixture which may be formed from stamped sheet metal throughout; to provide a fixture which is cheap to manufacture and assemble; to provide a fixture in which a paper roll may pended, and, more specifically stated, to provide a structure of the above character in which at least one of the brackets is pivotally supported with relation to the base plate to permit separation of the brackets so that a. paper roll may be quickly and readily inserted or removed.

The paper roll holder and dispenser is shown by way of illustration in the accompanying drawing in which Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the same;

Fig. 2 is a horizontal cross-section taken on line IIII, Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a similar section showing the bracket in tilted position;

Fig. 4 is a rear view of the base plate showing the projecting lengths, the cross-bar connecting the same, and the spring whereby the bracket is actuated;

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of one of the brackets;

Fig. 6 is a perspective view of one end of a paper roll of the type to be employed with a paper holder of the character disclosed.

Referring to the drawing in detail, and particularly Fig. 1, A indicates a rectangular shaped metal plate. This plate may function as a base plate or a wall plate, and it is perforated as indicated to permit screws or similar fastening means to pass through the plate to secure it to a suitable support. Disposed at opposite ends of the plate are a pair of bracket arms indicated at 2 and 2a. Each arm is provided with a protuberance or boss 3 and 3m at the outer end, said bosses being adapted to enter the cardboard tube left within the paper roll so as to support the same. Practically all paper rolls come wound on a cardboard tube such as shown at 4 in Fig. 6, and the paper indicated at 5 is wound about the same. A paper roll put up in this manner is ideal for the paper holder shown in this application, as the bosses 3 and 3a. readily enter the opposite ends of the tube 4, and

thereby form a support for the paper roll. The brackets 2 and 2a may be identical in construction, but at least one of them should be pivotally mounted so that the brackets may be separated for the purpose of permitting ready and quick insertion or removal of a paper roll. The bracket indicated at 2a. is in this instance stationary and rigidly secured to the base plate, while the bracket 2 is pivotally supported with relation thereto. The bracket 2 is shown in perspective view in Fig. 5. It is substantially channel-shaped in crosssection, as it consists of a back plate 6 and side flanges l-l'. The back plate terminates at the point 9 to form a ledge which engages the face of the base plate and rests thereon. The side flanges l are extended to form two legs llllll, and these extend through slots 8 formed in the base plate. The legs in terminate in hook-shaped members H, and these hook-shaped ends receive and support a cross-bar I2, the cross-bar being arrow at so that continuous pressure will always be exerted on the cross-bar 12. This continuous pressure serves two functions: first, that of maintaining the bracket arm in a position at substantially right angles to the base plate as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, and second, that of permitting pivotal movement of the bracket arm as shown in Fig. 3, and of returning the bracket arm to normal position when released.

In actual practice, the base plate is preferably stamped from sheet metal or the like, and a flange b is formed around its outer edge so as to provide a space between the base plate and the support to which it will be secured, this base being required to permit free movement of the legs Ill-40 of the pivoted bracket arm and to provide space for the spring l3 and the cross-bar in which it engages. The bracket arms themselves are also preferably formed from stamped sheet metal. Weight is reduced in this manner to a minimum, and cost is similarly reduced without sacrifice of strength or rigidity, as the forming of the bosses 3 and 3a and the side flanges l imparts all the strength and rigidity required of the bracket arms. The construction is exceedingly simple, and the time required in the assembling is reduced to a minimum, as one bracket may be rigidly secured while the other is applied by merely inserting the legs ll through the slots 8 and applying the cross-bar and the spring I3. The holder as constructed may be ornamented by enameling or otherwise finishing the parts. Practically any color scheme desired may thus be produced. The operation of inserting or removing the paper roll is performed in a minimum of time, as it is only necessary to rock the bracket arm 2 about the pivotal support provided by the pivoted edge 0 to provide sufiicient spacing between the brackets to permit insertion of the roll, this being accomplished by merely forcing one end of the paper tube over the stationary boss 3a and entering the second boss by releasing the pivotal bracket. These bosses form an ample support for the paper roll, and as they are of considerable area, they also produce sufficient friction to prevent spinning of the paper roll when paper is being unwound or removed therefrom, the paper roll being otherwise free to rotate, as the shoulder E5 maintains the pivoted bracket at substantially right angles to the base plate and thereby avoids the application of unnecessary friction.

While this and other features of the present invention have been more or less specifically described and illustrated, I Wish it understood that changes may be resorted to within the scope of the appended claims, and that the materials and finish of the several parts employed may be such as the manufacturer may dictate or varying conditions may demand.

Having thus described my invention, What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent isl. A paper roll holder of the character described comprising a base plate, a bracket arm disposed adjacent to each end thereof, each bracket being provided with a protuberance adapted to enter and support a paper roll, one of said brackets having a ledge formed thereon and resting on the base plate, said ledge forming a pivotal support for the bracket to permit insertion or removal of a paper roll, a pair of spaced legs on the bracket extending through slots formed in the plate, a cross member connecting the legs, and a spring engaging the cross member and normally maintaining the bracket substantially at right angles to the plate.

2. A paper roll holder of the character described comprising a base plate, a bracket arm disposed adjacent to each end thereof, each bracket being provided with a protuberance adapted to enter and support a paper roll, one of said brackets having a ledge formed thereon and resting on the base plate, said ledge forming a pivotal support for the bracket to permit insertion or removal of a paper roll, a pair of spaced legs on the bracket extending through slots formed in the plate, said legs terminating in hook-shaped members, a bar extending crosswise between the legs and supported by the hookshaped members, and a spring secured to the inner side of the base plate and engaging the cross member, said spring normally maintaining the bracket in a position substantially at right angles to the plate but permitting pivotal movement of the bracket in a direction away from the end of the paper roll.

3. A paper roll holder of the character described comprising a base plate, a bracket arm disposed adjacent to each end thereof, each bracket being provided with a protuberance adapted to enter and support a paper roll, one of said brackets having a ledge formed thereon and resting on the base plate, said ledge forming a pivotal support for the bracket to permit insertion or removal of a paper roll, a pair of spaced legs on the bracket extending through slots formed in the plate, said legs terminating in hook-shaped members, a bar extending crosswise between the legs. and supported by the hookshaped members, a spring secured to the inner side of the base plate and engaging the cross member, said spring normally maintaining the bracket in a position substantially at right angles to the plate but permittin pivotal movement of the bracket in a direction away from the end of the paper roll, and means on the bracket for limiting pivotal movement of the bracket in the direction toward the paper roll.

4. A paper roll holder of the character described comprising a plate, a bracket arm disposed adjacent to each end thereof, each bracket being provided with a protuberance adapted to enter and support a paper roll, one of said brackets having a ledge formed thereon and resting on the base plate, said ledge forming a pivotal support for the bracket to permit insertion or removal of a paper roll, a pair of spaced legs on the bracket extending through slots formed in the plate, said legs terminating in hookshaped members, a bar extending cross-wise between the legs and supported by the hook-shaped members, a spring secured to the inner side of the base plate and engaging the cross-bar, said spring normally maintaining the bracket in a position substantially at right angles to the plate but permitting pivotal movement of the bracket in a direction away from the end of the paper roll, and a pair of shoulders on the bracket engageable with the face of the base plate to limit pivotal movement of the bracket in the direction toward the paper roll.

5. A paper roll holder of the character described comprising a base plate, a bracket arm disposed adjacent to each end thereof, each bracket being provided with a protuberance adapted to enter and support a paper roll, one of said brackets having a ledge formed thereon and resting on the base plate, said ledge forming a pivoted support for the bracket to permit insertion or removal of a paper roll, a leg on the bracket extending through a slot formed in the base plate, a spring secured at one end in the base plate, and a connection between the other end of the spring and the leg, said connection securing the bracket against endwlse removal with relation to the base plate and normally maintaining the bracket in a position substantially at right angles to the base plate.

HENRY FISCHER.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2561972 *Feb 5, 1948Jul 24, 1951Larson Tool & Stamping CoHolder for rolls of sheet material
US3008659 *Sep 13, 1957Nov 14, 1961Shore Calnevar IncDispensing device for rolled material
US5149003 *Sep 13, 1991Sep 22, 1992Tharp Glen DToilet paper holder and paper towel holder
US5833170 *May 16, 1996Nov 10, 1998Dart Industries Inc.Holder for paper towels
US6450380 *May 12, 1998Sep 17, 2002Ebrahim SimhaeePlastic bag dispenser
Classifications
U.S. Classification242/596.3, D06/518
International ClassificationA47K10/00, A47K10/22
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/22
European ClassificationA47K10/22