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Publication numberUS210679 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 10, 1878
Filing dateOct 19, 1878
Publication numberUS 210679 A, US 210679A, US-A-210679, US210679 A, US210679A
InventorsWilliam H. Douty
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in holders for wrapping-paper
US 210679 A
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' W. H. DOUTY. Holder for Wrapping Paper.

Patented Dec. 10,1878.





Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 210,679, dated December 10, 1878; application filed October 19, 1878.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, WILLIAM H. DoUTY, of Shamokin, in the county of Northumberland and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and Improved Holder for \Vrapping-Paper, of which the following is a specification:

The object of my invention is to furnish a device for holding rolls of wrapping-paper, so that the desired quantity may be drawn off the roll and torn from the sheet.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a plan view of my paper-holder. Fig. 2 is a side elevation. Fig. 3 is a section on line :10 09 of Fig. 1, and Fig. 4 is an elevation of one of the paper-holdin g rolls.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.

The parts a b c are united together to form a triangular frame, which is to be attached to the under side of a counter, or in any other convenient place, by screws passed through the lugs (1 cl of the pieces I). The two parts of the frame are held together by the cross-brace e and strips f f.

The piece 5/, which is attached to the front pieces,a a,is formed with a number of horizontal openings or slits, h; and M are strips connected to the frame, so as to form ledges behind the openings h.

k k are loose strips resting upon the ledges a, and fitted to move vertically. Z Zare spiral springs resting upon the upper side of the strips k, and tending to press them upon the ledges The strips 70 thus form spring-lips, beneath which the loose end of the paper is to be passed, as shown by dotted lines.

One end of each strip 70 is cut out to form a pin, that extends through a slot, m, in piece a, and carries a knob, n, by which each lip It may be raised to insert the paper. These slots m are formed at one side of piece a, to permit the insertion of the strips 7c, and the opposite ends of strips 76 are formed with tenons, that enter a groove in the piece a at that side.

0 0 are serrated strips of metal attached at the front of each opening it, and forming an edge against which the paper is to be torn.

The paper-holding rollers 19 are of wood, slitted lengthwise to form a slot, r, as shown, in which the end of paper is placed and held while it is beingrolled on the rollers. A staple, q, at the end of the roller is used to retain the forks of the roller closed and clamp the paper.

The rollers 12 are held by one end in the boxes 8, that are attachedto one piece, 0, of the frame by the screw clamps t. The screw of each clamp 25 passes through a slot in the box 8, and by loosening the screw the box can be adjusted to suitthe length of roller used.

The opposite end of each roller 1) enters a semicircular mortise in the opposite piece, 0, and these ends are retained in, place by the boxes 11, attached to the strip 4;, that is hinged at w, and its lower end retained by a screw, so that this strip r can be turned back to per mit the insertion or withdrawal of rollers 11.

There is to be a roller, 1;, for each opening h, and each roller may carry a dift'erent width of paper. The paper is thus held in compact form, handy for use, and the desired quantity can be readily drawn out and torn off.

The paper-holder described is not expensive to manufacture, and, being adapted for attachment beneath a counter, will not be in the way nor take up valuable room.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent In combination with the frame, substantially as described, the ledges 11, s1)r'ing-stripsk,rollers 1 adjustable boxes .9, and hinged strip 2 as set forth.


lVitnesses CnAnL-ns H. DRAKE, Gno. N. WEITZEL.

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US4179055 *Jun 3, 1977Dec 18, 1979W. R. Grace & Co.Device for separating sheet bags
Cooperative ClassificationB65H2701/31