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Publication numberUS2137490 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 22, 1938
Filing dateApr 13, 1936
Priority dateApr 13, 1936
Publication numberUS 2137490 A, US 2137490A, US-A-2137490, US2137490 A, US2137490A
InventorsHarvey Leo M
Original AssigneeHarvey Leo M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paper dispensing device
US 2137490 A
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Nov. 22; 1938,

L. M. HARVEY PAPER DISPENSING DEVICE Filed April 13, 1936 2 $hets-Sheet l Nov. 22, 1938. L. M. HARVEY 2,137,490

PAPER DISPENSING DEVICE Filed April 13, 1936 2 SheetS-Shet 2 I 57162222)" I f 120 Mfih/Bl/Ii I 5 j A6" cf, 1 6/ m WM Patented Nov. 22, 1938 UNITED STATES This invention relates to paper handling devices and relates more particularly to a cabinet or device for dispensing paper toweling, toilet paper, etc. A general object of this. invention is toprovide a. convenient, sanitary and practical device for delivering or dispensing paper toweling, toilet paper, etc.. r

Another object of this invention is to provide a paper dispensing device from which the paper may be easily and conveniently withdrawn withoutpdirectly manually engaging any mechanical parts. The paper towel dispensing devices now in general use usually embody knobs, levers, handles, buttons or other mechanical parts that must be engaged by the users in order to obtain the toweling. These manually engaged parts soon become dirty and very insanitary. In accordance with the present invention the user may readily obtain the toweling or paper from the 2g, improved cabinet without touching any mechanical parts.

Another object of this invention is to provide a paper dispensing device of the character mentioned embodying a control mechanismgoverning the removal of the paper from the case, which mechanism may be easily and fully operated through the medium of an exposed portion of a confined sheet of paper, said sheet of paper being received by the person who engages it to op- 39 erate the device.

Another object of this invention is to provide a dispensing device of the character mentioned that encloses and confines the paper to prevent the user from obtaining paper without first operating 35, the control mechanism in theprescribed manner.

Another object of this invention is to provide a paper cabinet or dispensing device of the character mentioned that requires the performance of certain manual acts or manipulations in order to lo obtain a piece of paper or a towel which acts or manipulations usually deter the user from repeatedly operating the device 'to obtain unneeded paper or towels. It has been found that the supplies of toweling and paper in the dispensing 4 5 devices installed in public places are rapidly depleted by persons who repeatedly operate the devices to obtain paper in excess of their actual requirements. The requirement that certain manual acts must be performed to operate theim- :10 proved device of the present invention usually prevents such needless removal of the paper or towels.-

Another object of this invention is toprovide .a paper dispensing device'of the character men- 55. tioned in which an edge portion of a towel or a OFFICE sheet of paper is automatically presented or projectedfor ready grasping by the user following the application and removal of a simple manual pressure on an exposed portion of the said towel or sheet of paper.

Another object'of this invention is to provide a dispensing device of the character mentioned in which the projected towel or sheet of paper is automatically unfolded for use as the user removes it from the case.

It is another object of this invention to provide a paper dispensing cabinet that may be easily operated by children and others without reading involved directions.

Another object of'this invention is to provide an improved paper dispensing device of the character mentioned that is very simple and inexpensive of manufacture -embodying a minimum number of simple parts.

The various obje cts and features of my invention will be fully understood from the following detailed description of a typical preferred form and application of my invention, throughout.

which description reference is made to the accompanying drawings,

in which:

Fig. 1 is a front elevation of the improved dispensing device of the invention. Fig. 2 is an enlarged vertical. detailed sectional view of the device with the parts in the normal or unactuated positions. Fig, 3 is a fragmentary vertical detailed sectional view similar to Fig. 2 showing the parts held in a the user.

partially operated position by Fig. 4 is a reduced fragmentary partial vertical sectional view with the parts in the position wherethe front of the uppermost sheet of paper is projected for grasping by the user. Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 4 showing the mannerin which the paper is withdrawn from the case. Fig. 6 is a horizontal detailed sectional suitable for use in paper and the like.

dispensing paper towels, toilet It is to be understood that the invention is not to-be construed as limited or restricted to the scribed.

specific details about to be de- The dispensing device of the present invention illustrated in the accompanying drawings includes, generally, a case III, a pivoted carrier II in the case adapted to hold a supply bundle B of sheet material, and control means I2 for governing the removal of the sheet material from the case It! operated by movement of the carrier II.

The case It! is provided to house the carrier II, the control means I2 and the various other mechanisms of the device. In accordance with the broader aspects of the invention the case I0 illustrated includes a back I3 adapted to be attached to a suitable or convenient support. The

back I3 may be fiat to lie against a wall or the like and is provided with openings I4 for receiv and a bottom I8. The front I5, the sides IS, the

top H and the bottom I8 may be formed of sheet metal or the like and are assembled to constitute a unit. The bottom I8 is hinged to the back I4 at I9 whereby the principal unit of the case I0 may be swung downwardly and forwardly to render its interior accessible' A'latch'or lock 20 is preferably provided to secure the'top II to the back I 3 to hold the principal unit of the case III in its closed position. The case-front I may be a flat vertical member, as illustrated. In accordance with the invention an access and discharge opening 2| is provided in the case front I5. The opening 2I'is in the lower portion of the front I5. The access and discharge opening 2| is horizontally elongated and is provided in the lower end portion of the front I5. The lower edge of the opening 2I is preferably curled or rolled at 22. In the preferred construction the front l5 has a downwardly facing shoulder whereby its portion I5 below the opening II is inset.

The carrier I I is provided'within the case ID to carry a supply of paper or'towels and is shiftable or pivotable to constitute the actuating element for the control means I2. The carrier II may be formed of sheet metal or the like and comprises a front 24, sides 25 and a bottom 26. When the carrier II is in its normal position its front 24, sides 25 and bottom 26 are substantially parallel with the front, sides and bottom of the case III. The carrier II is supported to pivot about a substantially horizontal axis at or adjacent its front 24. In the construction illustrated in the drawings blocks 2! are welded or otherwise fixed to the inner surfaces of the case sides I6. The blocks 21 are adjacent the front I5 and are spaced between the top H and the bottom I8. Tabs or lugs 28 are welded or otherwise fixed to the sides 25 of the carrier II to project from its front 24. Screws 29 are arranged through openings in the case sides I6 and are threaded through openings in the blocks 21. The screws 28 have reduced unthreaded parts 30 cooperating with openings 3| in the tabs 28 to pivotally support the carrier I I. The pivotal axis of the carrier I I is located so that the carrier hangs where its front 24 is vertical and engages the inner surface of the inset portion I5 of the case front I5. Thus the front portion I5 of the case forms a stop for limiting movement of the pivoted carrier II. seen that gravity operates to automatically swing the carrier I I to the position just described where its front 24 engages the portion I5". An opening 32 is provided in the front 24 of the case II. The opening 32 is in registration withtheopening 2I. In the preferredcontruction the opening 32 is larger than the opening 2| extending above and below the upper and lower confines of the ends of folds F It will be the opening 2 I. The opposite sides of the opening 32 may terminate at the carrier sides 25.

The toweling, paper, or sheet material is preferably arranged in the carrier II in a stack or bundle B. The bundle B comprises a multiplicity of like sheets S of paper or toweling. Each sheet S has a fold F at its upper end and a fold F at its lower end. The folds F and F lie against the forward surfaces of the sheets and their respective edges 33 and 33 are spaced apart. In practice it is preferred to make the upper folds F somewhat larger or longer than the lower The lower folds F of the sheets S preferably have flaps or tabs T. The tabs T may be provided by having the edges 33 curve or incline upwardly to the upper edges of the tabs as illustrated in Fig. 9 of the drawings. In practice the sheets S of paper or toweling may be formed or cut from a single continuous strip of paper or the like in which case the lower edges 33 of the upper folds F may be complementary to the edges 33*, as clearly illustrated in Fig. 9 of the drawings. The bundle B of sheets S is arranged in the carrier II so that it is supported on the bottom 23. The sides 25 guide and steady the bundle B. The fold F of the foremost sheet S has extensive engagement with the front 24 of the carrier II and, in practice, its edge 33 may be adjacent the upper wall of the opening 32. The lower fold F of the foremost or front sheet S bears on the front 24 of the carrier II and its upper edge 33 is some distance above the lower wall of the opening 32. It is to be noted that the sheets S comprising the supply bundle B do not have interengaging or interlocking folds.

The invention provides means for holding the supply bundle B of paper in position and for feeding or urging the bundle B forwardly as the sheets S are removed. A flat plate-like follower 34 is arranged against the rear side of the bundle B. The follower 34 may be suspended from and guided by a rod 35. The rod 35 is carried by the front 24 of the case II and slidably passes through an opening in the upper portion of the follower 34. Spring means is provided for urging the follower 34 against the rear side of the bundle B. A spring wire or spring 36 bears against the rear side of the follower 34. The spring 36 has upwardly and rearwardly extending arms 3'! at its opposite ends which project from the carrier I I. Brackets 38 are secured to the back I3 of the case I0 and carry bolts 39. The upper portions 40 of the spring arms 31 are spiralled or wound and are secured to the brackets 38 by the bolts 39. The portions 40 are wound so that the arms 31 are urged forwardly to press the spring 36 against the follower 34 with considerable force. The spring 36 thus urges the follower 34 forwardly against the bundle B of paper. Hooks 4| are provided on the brackets 38 to limit the forward swinging of the spring arms 31 when the front or principal unit of the case I0 is swung to its down open position.

The carrier II may be provided with means for preventing inward or rearward movement of the bundle B in the carrier II. A horizontal channel-shaped guide 42 is provided on the rear side of the follower 34. Longitudinally shiftable rods 43 are arranged within the guide 42. The outer ends of the rods 42 are bevelled or pointed to cooperate with forwardly facing shoulders 44 on the sides 25 of the carrier I I. The shoulders 44 may be formed by making spaced slits or cuts in the sides 25 and bending portions 45 outwardly at the forward edges of the cuts. The portions 45 being bent outwardly allow thepointed ends of the rods 43 to cooperatewith the shoulders 44. A spring 45 is arranged under compression in the guide 42 between the opposite ends of the rods 43. The spring 46 urges the rods 43 outwardlyso that the pointedends cooperate with the sides. 25 and the shoulders 44 of the sides. In the event that a person presses on the bundle B and tends to force the bundle inwardly the pointed ends of the rods 43 cooperate with the shoulders 44 to positively prevent excessive inward movement of the bundle B. The ends of the rods 43 are adapted to move or ratchet forwardly past the shoulders 44 when the follower 34 is moved forwardly bythe spring 36. Means is provided for retracting the rods '43 whereby the follower 34 may be removed or shifted to a rear position to admit a supply bundle B to the carrier H. A slot 4! is provided in the guide 42 and handles 48 are secured to the rods 43 and project rearwardly through the slot 41. The handles may be grasped and shifted toward one another to release the ends of the rods 43 from the sides 25 of the carrier whereby the follower 34 may be freely shifted inwardly or rearwardly. i

The control means I2 is operable by a manual force or pressure on the exposed surface of the struction the control means 12 includes a lever 50 at each side of the carrier II. The levers are disposed at the outer surfacesof the carrier sides 25 and are pivotally supported by the carrier.

Pivot pins 5! project from the carrier sides 25 andpivotally support thelevers 55. The portions 4-0 52 of the carrier sides 25 surrounding the pins 5i are bent or bowed outwardly to space thelevers 5!) from the outer surfaces of the sides 25. The levers 55 project forwardly and rearwardly from the pivot pins 5|. The rear end portions of the levers 53 are associated with fixed or stationary parts whereby pivoting of the carrier H causes pivoting of the levers relative to the carrier. A longitudinal slot 53 is provided in the rear portion of each lever 50. Pins 54 are riveted or otherwise fixed to the sides l6 of the case and have reduced portions 54 cooperating with the slots 53. The slots 53 receive the reduced portions 54 of the pins in a manner to permit pivotal movement of the levers. The forward end portions of the slots 53 may be enlarged to permit the easy assembly of the levers on the pins 54 when the carrier H is assembled in the case II). It is believed that it will be apparent how cooperation of the pins 54 with the slots 53 results in upward swinging of the forward arms of the levers 55 when the carrier l I is pivoted from its vertical position to the position illustrated in Fig. 3 of the drawings.

The control means l2 includes a shutter or control member 55 carried by the levers 50 to beresponsive to movement of the carrier H. The member 55 is a plate-like part disposed at the rear of the opening 2| to cover and confine the upper edge portion of the fold F of the front sheet S and the adjacent parts of the sheet S. In accordance with the invention the member 55 is pivotally connected with the forwardends of the levers 56. A rod 56 extends between and is secured to the forward end parts of the levers .55. The rod 56 extends horizontally and is spaced between the fronts l5 and 24 of the case l0 and carrier II. The member 55 may have tabs or parts 51 wrapped about the rod 56 to be pivotally suspended from the rod. Means is provided for yieldingly urging the member 55 rearwardly againstthe foremost sheet S. Helical torsional springs 53 surround the rod 5! and bear against thecase' front [5 and the member 55 to urge the member rearwardlyagainst the foremost sheet S of the bundle B. The springs 58 normally maintain the member 55 in proper engagement with the sheet S at the front of the bundle B.

The member 55 of the control means I2 projects some distance above its pivotal axis. The upper edge 59 of the member 55 is preferably bevelled. 'The lower edge 60 of the member 55 is bevelled to readily enter under the lower fold F of the front sheet S of the bundle B. The lower edge 50 of the member 55 may have the same configuration as the edges of the upper folds F of the sheets S, that is, it may have parts inclined upwardly and inwardly as shown in Fig. 1. When the carrier H is in its normal position the member 55 depends at the rear of the opening 2! and covers the upper edge portion of the fold F and the tab T of the foremost sheet S and the adjacent surface of the sheet proper leaving a portion of the fold F exposed and engageable through the opening 2 I. When the user presses inwardly against this exposed surface of the fold F the carrier l l is tilted rearwardly and the forward arms of the members 53 pivot upwardly to move the member 55 upwardly. This brings the lower edge of the member 55 above the edge 33 of the fold F and tab T as shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings. When the user removes the pressure on the exposed surface of the fold F the carrier l l returns to its normal position under the action of the spring 36 and gravity and the member 55 moves downwardly to its normal position. Upon downward movement of the member 55 its lower edge passes behind the fold F as shown in Fig. 4 of the drawings.

The control means 52 includes buttons or projections Hi on the member 55 to engage the fold F of the front sheet S during the downward movement of the member 55. In the drawings I have shown two spaced projections ill on the forward face of the member 55. The projections 16 may be conical and smooth to effectively bend the fold F and its tab T outwardly.

When it is desired .to arrange .a supply of the sheet material in the case Hi the latch or look 24 is released and the principal pivoted unit of the case 45 is swung downwardly to the open position. The follower 34 is then moved rearwardly or removed from the carrier H and the bundle B is arranged in the carrier. The bundle B is positioned in the carrier l I so that its foremost sheet S bears against the front 24 of the carrier as illustrated in the drawings. The follower 34 is replaced in the carrier H to engage against the rear side of the bundle B. The rods 43 engage against the sides 25 of the carrier and ratchet past the shoulders 44 as the follower 34 moves forwardly. The shiftable unit of the case I0 is then returned to its normal position and latched or locked by the lock 20. This brings the spring 36 into cooperation with the follower 34 to urge the follower 34 against the bundle B so that the foremost sheet S is held against the front 24. The device is then in condition for operation.

To operate the device to obtain a sheet S of paper or toweling the user presses inwardly against the exposed portion ofthe fold F of the foremost sheet S. The operator or user may readily press against the exposed portion of the said fold F through the openings 2| and 22 as illustrated in Fig. 3. This pressure against the fold F of the foremost sheet S swings or pivots the'carrier II to 'a position such as shown in Fig, 3. This'movement of the carrier ll causes the member 55 to be moved upwardly by the levers 50. This upward movement of the member 55 brings the member 55 to a position where its lower edge 50 is above the edge 33 of the fold F of the foremost sheet S. The operator or user then removes the force or pressure from the paper fold F and gravity and the spring 36 automaticaly swing the carrier II to its upright or normal position. During this return movement of the carrier II the forward arms of the levers 50 move downwardly, shifting the member 55 downwardly. During the downward movement of the member 55 its lower edge Gll'passes under or behind the fold F of the foremost sheet S and the projections 10 engage against the fold. The projections 10 bend the fold outwardly so that its tab T projects through the opening 2| as shown in Fig. 4 of the drawings. The user may grasp the tab T and withdraw the foremost sheet S through the opening 2|. The user pulls forwardly or downwardly and forwardly on the tab T causing the sheet S to move outwardly through the openings 32 and 2|. As the foremost sheet S is withdrawn from the case 10 the pivoted member 55 may swing or pivot outwardly as shown in Fig. 5 of the drawings causing the upper edge 59 of the member to bear against the sheet S. As the sheet S is moved outwardly it fully unfolds. The edge 59 of the member 55 may cooperate with the lower edge 33 of the upper fold F to assist in straightening or unfolding the fold F as the sheet S is removed. It will be noted that the foremost sheet S is removed from the case I0 without disturbing the other sheets of the bundle B. As the sheets S are removed from the case It) the follower 34 moves forwardly under the action of the spring 36 to maintain the foremost sheet of the bundle in proper engagement with the front 24. The rods 43 cooperate with the shoulders 44 to transmit inward force to the carrier II when the user presses on the exposed fold F to operate the device. The rods 43 may engage the shoulders 44 to prevent excessive rearward movement of the bundle B in the carrier in the event that a user applies excessive pressure'to the foremost sheet.

The invention provides an improved device for dispensing sheet material in which the user must perform a series of simple operations to obtain a sheet of the material. The user must first push on the exposed face of the fold F of the fore most sheet S, then remove the pressure from the fold F and then grasp and pull forwardly on the tab T automatically projected from the case when he removes the pressure. These simple acts usuallydeter the user from repeatedly operating the device to obtain unneeded or excessive sheets of material. The paper or sheets S may be easily removed from the case l0 without engaging any metal or mechanical parts. The fold F of the foremost sheet S of paper is the only part that must'be engaged by the user and this fold is a portion of the sheet S obtained by the user. The supply of sheet material constituting the bundle B is simple and inexpensive to manufacture and easily provided in the carrier l I. The sheets S may be successively removed without disturbing or wrinkling the sheets remaining in the device.

Having described only a typical preferred form and application of my invention, I do not wish to be limited or restricted to the specific details herein set forth, but wish to reserve to myself any variations or modifications that may appear to those skilled in the art or fall within the scope of the following claims.

Having described my invention, I claim:

1. A device for dispensing sheet material comprising, a case having an opening, a carrier in the case adapted to carry a multiplicity of sheets so that broad surfaces of the sheets face forwardly in the case, means shiftably supporting the carrier within the case so that a front face part of the foremost sheet in the carrier is accessible through the opening to be manually pressed against through the opening to shift the carrier, and a member mounted in the case governing the removal of the foremost sheet through the opening controlled by movement of the carrier.

2. A device for dispensing sheet material comprising, a case having an opening, a carrier shiftably supported in the case and adapted to carry a. supply of sheet material so that a portion thereof may be pressed against through the opening to shift the carrier, a movable member at the opening normally'preventing removal of the material, and means operable by the carrier to move the member to a position where removal of the material through the opening is possible.

3. A device for dispensing sheet material comprising, a case having an opening, a carrier for a supply of sheet material, means shiftably supporting the carrier in the case where a part of the said supply may be pressed against through said opening to shift the carrier, and a movable member normally confining the material at the opening and operatively connected with the carrier to be shiftable thereby to render said part removable through the opening.

4. A device for dispensing sheet material comprising, a case having an opening, a carrier in the case for holding a supply of sheet material comprising a multiplicity of sheets each having a fold, means shiftably supporting the carrier where a fold of one of said sheets may be pressed against through the opening to shift the carrier, and a member in the case movable by the carrier to bend said fold through the opening for grasping by the user upon return movement of the carrier.

5. A device for dispensing sheet material comprising, a case having an opening, a carrier shiftably supported in the case and carrying a multiplicity of sheets each having a fold portion and supporting the sheets so that a fold portion of a sheet is engageable through the opening, a member normally depending in front of the free edge of said fold portion to prevent grasping of said portion, and means operable by the carrier to move the member so that it bends said fold portion through the opening for grasping upon movement of the carrier.

6. A device for dispensing sheet material comprising, a case having an opening, a carrier in the case for holding a supply of sheet material comprising a multiplicity of sheets each having a fold, means shiftably supporting the carrier where a fold of one of said sheets is normally engageable through the opening and may be pressed against to shift the carrier from its normal position, a movable member normally confining the edge of said fold to prevent grasping thereof, and

the fold of the foremost sheet 2,187,490 means connected with the carrier and operable to move said member to bend the-fold outwardly for grasping upon the return of the carrier to its normal position. H

,7. A device, for dispensing sheet materialcomprising, a. case having an op'ening, a pivotally supportedoarrier in the case for carryingabundle of sheets each having a fold, thecarrier being supported to normally assume afposition where may be engaged and pressed against through said. opening to pivot the carrier, and control. means. comprising, a member normally confining the said fold against removal through said opening, and a. lever part supporting said member pivotally carrieduby the carrier and operatively connected with the case to move said member to bend the said fold outwardly when the carrier is pivoted and returns to said position.

8. A device for dispensing sheet material comprising, a case having an opening, a pivotally sup ported carrier in the case for carrying a bundle of sheets each having a fold, means yieldingly urging the carrier to a normal position where the fold .of the foremost sheet may be pressed against through said opening to pivot the carrier, and control means comprising, a movable member normally confining said fold against removal, and a lever pivotally connected with the carrier and member and engaging a stationary part to shift the member so that it bends thefold outwardly upon movement of the carrier to said position after being pivoted.

9. A device for dispensing sheet material comprising, a case having an opening, a carrier for carrying a supply of sheet material comprising a multiplicity of sheets each having a fold, means pivotally supporting the carrier in the case to normally hang where the fold of the foremost sheetof said supply may be pressed against through the opening to pivot the carrier inwardly, a movable member normally confining the fold of said foremost sheet against removal when the carrier is in the normal position, and means operatively connecting the member withthe carrier actuating the member to bend the said fold outwardly for grasping upon reurn of the carrier to said position after being pivoted.

10. A device for dispensing sheet material ccmprising, a case having an opening, a carrier pivotally supported in the case for carrying a supply of sheets, each of said sheets having upper and lower folds on its forward side, the carrier comprising a front having an opening registering with the first mentioned opening when the carrier hangs in its normal position, means acting on the supply to hold the folds of the foremost sheet against said front above and below the opening therein with one of said folds exposed to be pressed against by the user through said openings to pivot the carrier, and a member confining the edge of said fold against grasping and operatively connected with the pivoted carrier to pass behind said edge and bend the said fold outwardly during the return swinging of the carrier'toits normal position.

11. A device for dispensing sheet material comprising, a case'having an opening, a carrier pivotally supported in the case for carrying a supply of sheets, each of said sheets having upper and lower folds on its forward side, the carrier comprising a front having an opening adapted to register with. the first mentioned opening, means acting on the supply to hold the folds of the foremost sheet against said front above and below the opening therein .with one of said folds exposed, to berpressed against-through the said openings to pivot: the carrier,a membernormally confining the edgeofsaid fold, means operatively connecting the member withjthe carrier to be moved thereby to a position where it extends behind saidedge, and-a projection on said member for bending the foldoutwardly during return movement of the member... a

, 12.- A device for dispensing sheet material comprising, a case having an opening, a carrier. pivotally supported in 'theicasefor carrying. a sup-. ply of sheets, each of said sheets having upper and ,lower folds onits forward side, the carrier comprising a front having an opening adapted toaregisterj with the first mentionedopening, means acting on the supply to. hold1the folds of the foremost sheet, against said front above and the openings to pivot the carrier, a member depending between the openings to confine the edge of said lower fold against engagement by the user, and means connecting the member with the carrier to shift it upwardly upon rearward pivoting of the carrier and downwardly behind said edge upon forward pivoting of the carrier to bend the said lower fold outwardly for grasping.

13. A device for dispensing sheet material comprising, a case having an opening, a carrier pivotally supported in the case for carrying a supply of sheets, each of said sheets having upper and lower folds on its forward side, the carrier comprising a front having an opening adapted to register with the first mentioned opening, means acting on the supply to hold the folds of the foremost sheet against said front above and below the opening therein with the lower fold exposed to be pressed against by the user through the openings to pivot the carrier, a member depending between the openings to confine the edge of said lower fold against engagement by the user, and means connecting the member with the carrier to shift it upwardly upon rearward pivoting of the carrier and downwardly behind said edge upon forward pivoting of the carrier to bend the said lower fold outwardly for grasping, said ing the plate inwardly against the foremost sheet of the supply to confine its tab against engagement, a lever supporting the plate, pivoted to the carrier and cooperating with a stationary part of the case to move the plate upwardly when the carrier is pivoted rearwardly, and means for pivoting the carrier forwardly to its normal position to move the plate behind the tab of the foremost sheet to bend it'outwardly for grasping by the user.

15. In a device for dispensing sheet material, a carrier having an opening and adapted to carry a supply of sheets each having a tab on its forward side, the tab of the foremost sheet being accessible through said opening, means tiltably supporting the carrier whereby manual presthe carrier returns to its original position upon the removal of said pressure, and means actuated bythe carrier to bend the said ,taboutwardly for grasping by theuser on the return movement of the carrier. v. M g l 16,.-In adevice for dispensing sheet material, a carrier having an openingand adapted to carry a supply of sheets each having a tab on :its forward-side, thetab of therforemost sheet being accessible through said opening, means tiltably supporting the carrier whereby manual pressure on said tab may tilt the carrier and whereby the carrier returns to its orlginalposltion upon the removal of said pressure, and means normally conflning the said-tab and actuated by the carrier to bend the'tab outwardly when the carrier returns to itsnormal position.

sureon said tab may tilt thecarrier. and whereby I 17. In a device for dispensing sheet material, a carrier havingan opening and adapted to carry asupplyof-sheets each having a tab on its forconfining the said tab and actuated by the carrier to bend the taboutwardly when the carrier returns to its normal position, the last mentioned means comprising a member engaging the said tab, and an operative connection between the carrier and the member.

LEO M. HARVEY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification221/40, 221/258, 221/47, 221/188
International ClassificationA47K10/42, A47K10/24
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/427
European ClassificationA47K10/42D2