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Publication numberUS2095021 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 5, 1937
Filing dateMar 25, 1935
Priority dateMar 25, 1935
Publication numberUS 2095021 A, US 2095021A, US-A-2095021, US2095021 A, US2095021A
InventorsBelenson Ben H
Original AssigneeFred B Radley, Rankin P Peck
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Roller towel cabinet construction
US 2095021 A
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5 Sheets-Sheet l Oct. 5, 1937. B. H. BELENsoN ROLLER TOWEL CABINET CONSTRUCTION Filed March 25, 1935 ATTORNEY.

Oct. 5, 1937. B. H. Bl-:Lr-:NsoN 25.095,021


Oct. 5, 1937. B. H. BELENsoN 2,095,021

ROLLER TOWEL CABINET CONSTRUCTION Filed March 25, 1935 s sheets-sheet s .lll BY 2.

Patented oei. e, 1937 e Y 2,095,021

UNl'l' FICE ROLLER. TOWEL CABINET CONSTRUCTION Ben H. Belenson, Detroit, Mich., assigner of onetenth to Rankin P. Peck and Fred B. Radley, Detroit, Mich.

Application March 25, 1935, Serial No. 12,758

2 Claims. (Cl. 312-38) This application relates to improvements in The details of construction shown inthe aproller towel cabinet constructions. pended drawings and forming the cabinet conrI'he principal object is the provision of a roller struction heretofore outlined will best be undertowel feed control and locking construction which stood upon reference to the specification which is novel and eminently satisfactory for the puri follows, for an understanding of which reference' 5 poses for which it is designed. should be had to the appended drawings. In

Roller towel cabinet constructions 'have vbeen these drawings, designed upon the principle of freeing the towel Fig. lis a freni'. VieW 0f the Cabinet in eend-iupon the actuation of a plunger; the towel when tion for use;

thus freed is manipulable by direct pull upon Fig. 2 is a View as if from the rightef Fie- 1; 10 a previously soiled front portion of an exposed Fig. 3 is a View similar to Fig. 1 but showing loop thereof by the hands of the user. In order the Cabinet With its 1001 TeinOVed; to limit the length of clean toweling that can Fig. i iS a SeeiiOn aS if'On line 4 4 0f Fig. 1;

be thus pulled out when the towel is freed, and Figs. 5 and 6 are sections as if on linesV 5-5 thus in order to determine the length of clean and 5 6 O Fig- 3? 15 toweling that is supplied for each plunger ac- Fig- 7 iS a Section aS if Online 'i-l 0f Fig. 6; tuation, a locking mechanism is incorporated. Fig. 8 iS a 11010 Plan VieW 0f the maelline Pei Se; The locking mechanism here disclosed includes a Fig- 9 iS a SeCtiOn aS if Online 9-9 0f Fig. 1; rough surfaced locking or measuring roller, over Fig- 10 ShOWS `Gein COn'GTOl Darts;

which the supply of clean toweling is pressed as Fig. ll iS a Seetien aS if Online ll-ll 0f Fig. 5; 20

it passes on its way from the clean roll to the Figs. 12-14 ShOW Operating parts 0f the Inapoint outside the box where it forms the exposed Chine in Chain-Stepping, Chain-Teleased, and loop. In addition, there is a, Second rough surlocking cam resetting positions, respectively; faced roller, and this one cooperates with a wind- Fg- 15 SlOWS the Chain 0f the machine.

ing spool to wind or take up the soiled toweling Within tlie lDOX aie SDIOCkei'. Wheels i4-*45. the 25 into a, soiled m11, The measuring and take up former being ixed to and on the end of lockingy rollers are provided with Sprocket Wheels com or measuring roller 29 and the latter being fixed nected by an endless sprocket chain, and the latt0 and 0n the end 0f Winding 01' take 11p lOllei ter carries stop means cooperating with a lock- 33- A multi-link Sprocket Chain i6 0f endless ing cam Wherebytravel of the Chain, the rollers, form connects these sprocket wheels so that the 30 and the towel controlled thereby will be under l'fWO Tellers 29` and 30 are intellOeked t0 eaeh l the control of the locking cam. The amount of Otllei toweling supplied is determined by the length For locking the chain and thus for locking the of the endless chain between stops. If but one IOllelS 293-39 against TnOVeineni'. and Consequentstop is used on the endless chain the length of 1v locking the towel against movement. the Chain 35 toweling supplied would equal the sum of hall'.l is VpeViCleil Wiiill a Siep means 4l in the nature the diameters of the rollers plus twice the center 0f a 111g OIIned aS One 0f the links of the chainy to center distance between them; if it is desired anCl Dreiee'ing from the remainder of the links.

to have'the length of toweling Supplied equal to This stop iS adapted to cooperate With the Step 4o a fraction of that length, two or more stops may and reset DOltiOnS 58 and 49 0f a locking Cam 40 be positioned on the chain, equally spaced around formed as a bell Crank 50, DiVOted at 5| and the latter, and the distance between stops will having an upwardly extending release part 52. determine the length of toweling supplied. The It is observed that if the towel is free and locking cam is freed for releasing the chain and when the front portion 53 of the exposed loop permitting it and the rollers to move When the 0i the towel is pulled down, the rollers` 29 and 45 front part of the exposed loop is` pulledrdown Bil and theirsprockets 44 and 45 are rotated; from the cabinet by actuation of the plunger. consequently chain i5 will move until its stop Immediately after the cam is released and the el strikes stop e8 of the locking cam 50, wherefront part of the exposed loop is pulled down, the upon further movement of the chain, the sprocklocking cam is automatically reset into locking ets, the rollers, and the towel is prohibited. 50 position so as to be engageable by the stopping When the upwardly projecting release part 52 means carried by the endless chain, such enoi the locking cam is moved in a manner that gagement terminating the movement of the will laterbe described, stop portion 48 of the chain, the rollers, and the towel, and terminatlocking cam 50 will move away from the stop 55 ing the feeding of clean toweling. 41 of the chain Which is in engagement there- 55 'Witli; and thereupon pull Yuponportion53 of the length* 0f Vthereoivr m` Y z, *Y 1 c Y Y It 'is observed that Vthe ylocking cam is'rest' automaticallyy to stop position after havingvb'een Y* Y lo'rreleased by the'fengagement of stop 41- of the f Y VTo maintain the locking cam in the vreset po-,VV Y sitionvr after Vreset in this ashionfh'as Vtakenplace; ,Y

a'spring 54jris provideiandj the sameer'lgaes a; t shoulder; pin 55 on the releaseextension 57'2' of the locking@ carni@ togholdtheV latter in reset; position Y exposed loop oflthe towel Will cause the rollers, Y sprockets, andr chain to move until chain-stop 41 again lengagesthe stop portion 48 of the locking cam..NY 'I'hertravel'of theY stopdl determines the towel supplied upon each actulirtio'nV chain-Withreset portion y49` of the locking cam,y

' i theengagement ytzalling place immediately after the-chain hadbeen startedto move by pulling ,down offportion 530i thertowel and after its stop,

41 had left stop portion diofthe locking cam.;

' Vafterit had once` beenmoVed-there by the engage'- `mentpofstopfl-l and'reset-iy portion 49. i

Inasmuch as :theflengthof'clean towelingtliat may-be drawn out of the boxvfuponeeach release amount ofclean towelingY exactly equal tothe sum-V f of'halffof-thecicumferencesofltherollers plus er twice -the'center'to center distance between-them.

VfArly Ymeans might beutilized tor engagerelease extension li'ofthe'locking c am 50;for, release of the machine parts;and'forgpermitting asupply of clean toweling to be*Withdrav'vnl fromtheslot- Y Y 34I1by pull upon,the;rfrornt` parti-3 ofthe` exposed 1 loo'pV of theto'wel@ Inasmuch as the machine VhereV K 'showny is"l intended-to Ybe manually op'erate, f.i,Y a; Yplunger means 64; shown diagramrnatically,` has 'j Y been Vprovided'for actuation offthe release; ex-A tension 52j;ofthe,lock'ing'cam.v Y

ofgth'elocking4 'cam'Y is directly proportional to the lengtirofj tneendssmhaiMa it is observed that suchlength may' attain-gre'atfarnounts, for supplying great lengths of Ycleanptorweling. Withp each release of theYlocki-ngoamg'withoutrequiring the fr 40*Y box tojbevof'extraordinarysize *A l 'It' is .also observedf that it1 is' an'easy matter to `varylthe Vlength of ftowelsupply that caribe pro- K -vided byeachunlockingof thecam. In thegcon- Y q f ,Y structionhere'shown the endless-chain 'is prof 45V` videdV with 4but one stop, and consequently a release of thecam;` and apull,uponportiony 573: of Y theY exposed-v loop of*Y theftovif'iel;v will supply an theV length of clean tow'elsupply permitted'by each oam'rele'aseand i'n addition it is VContemp-vV plated to have the rpmounti'ngs for the rollers chasers of thercabinets `I claimli Y measuringA roller, a;toWe1 rewinding roller, an

endless sprocket chain connectedjtoand interchain'having'a stop;lugprojecting'laterallythere.-V v Y from,` a` pivotedt-bell -crank? lockingr cam`; a'locking g portion-1projecting:therefromfforfinterceptingthe movement-'of said Vstoplllg 4O11 (said sprocket. chain; L manuallyfactuable means-.,forfmoving'f-said lock` connectingvk said. rollersi a Vlink onsajid-. V sprocket ing-VYVL portion ,tfo release said1stop luggi and means for zatutom'atically`restori'ng saidzlockingportion for 'intercepting'thef movement.roiftheystopalug I Y v Y Vonthe sprocket?chain. Y f

f2.1InY a roller'towelcabinet-7 constructionf'a. Y I towel dispensing mechanism' t comprisingfa v*towelY 1 t measuringroller-, afVVtowelfreW-inding Vroller=,',anV

If,-howe'ver,Y two 'stopsvbe'used ach release of Y the locking cam Will permit theV supply ofY clean Vtoweling in a' lengthV equal to fone-half thaty length; and if'threestopsfb'used, the'iamount will be equal to one-third that length. It iscori-f vrtern'plate'd"to provide'an assortmentzof chainifore; l y

matonsandsprocket si'zs Y`sothjat they purchaser"-. Y E L or cabiets may have the'optiori of' determining f Vv20h30-"made adjustable sothattheleng'ths of* the chains maybe varied at the Options of pur- 1. InV a rollerY towel cabinet construction, a -V towel-dispensingmechanism comprising a towel j endlessfsprocket. chain-connected toA and' interi-1f`r tension .onh-'saidtb'ell cran-kllooking 'camv--forfmovingf Vsaid lockingportionto release,` said; stop 1 lug, Y meansf-Lfor.v automatically* resettingsaid lockingV Y connecting-'said VrollersY a.-'link-` on said sprocket j,

chain. having`= a stopjjlugprdiectingiv laterallyL therefrom,V ai p ivotect bell crank 'lockingjca-m,1;a gfr Ylocking@portion prc'ijeeting.` therefromy fori interc ceptingl the -movementof saidv stop lug onf said:V

sprocket chain, a? rriantui'l-ly`l actuable Y release ex g por-tion@ forT interee'pting; themovements:v ofz'said'.

stopflug; affshoulder pirrprojecting'laterallyvfrcmfAk said f releaseex-tension; and# a spring engaging( said'shoulder pinv for vholding said bell'crank lock,"

ingtrcam inresetpositionafterit.hasfbeeniautofL Vmaticallyf restoredthereto.-

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3697146 *Apr 23, 1971Oct 10, 1972Karen V BoisenPaper towel dispenser
US4826262 *Mar 4, 1988May 2, 1989Steiner Company, Inc.Electronic towel dispenser
U.S. Classification312/34.13
International ClassificationA47K10/24, A47K10/28
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/28
European ClassificationA47K10/28