US 2152426 A
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Filed Nov. 3, 1937 Patented Mar. 28, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
This invention relates to toilet paper holders.
An object of the invention is the provision of a holder for toilet paper in which a sleeve provided with a face plate is adapted to receive a 5 cylindrical roll of toilet paper with one end of the roll abutting the face plate, said sleeve adapted to be received by a cylindrical member projecting from the wall of a room, said member being provided with a pivoted latch having its m free end projecting through an opening in said member and adapted to be received by an opening in the sleeve so that when the sleeve is slipped onto the member the sleevewill be locked to the cylindrical member and will be retained upon l5 said member until the paper has been removed from the sleeve.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a toilet paper holder adapted to be slipped over a member projecting from the wall of a room with internal locking mechanism for connecting the holder to the projecting member so that the locking means is entirely enclosed by the roll of toilet paper and will remain locked until the paper has been suiliciently removed to permit the release of the automatic locking means.
A further object of the invention is the provision of a theft proof holder for toilet paper so that when a roll of paper is in position the locking means will be hidden and will be protected by the roll of paper until such time when the paper has been Withdrawn in the usual manner to expose the locking means.
This invention will be best understood from a consideration of the following detailed description, in View of the accompanying drawing forming a part of the specication; nevertheless, it is to be understood that the invention is not conned to the disclosure, being susceptible of such changes and modifications as dene no material departure from the salient features of the invention as expressed in the appended claim.
In the drawing: I
Figure 1 is a vertical section of a toilet paper holder constructed in accordance with the principles of my invention,
Figure 2' is a vertical section taken along the line 2-2 of Figure 1,
Figure 3 is a vertical section showing the holder in an unlocked position,
Figure 4 is a bottom plan View of the support for the holder, and
Figure 5 is a bottom plan View of the paper holder per se in detached relation from the wall support shown in Fig. 4.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, I
designates a plate which is secured in any approved manner to a wall II of a room.
A cylindrical member I 2 is formed integrally with the plate Iii and projects laterally therefrom. The outer end of the member, as shown at I3, is open so that when necessary the interior of said member may be inspected as will be presently explained. The bottom portion of the member is provided with an elongated opening I4 adjacent the point where the said member` is connected to the plate I0.
A latch member I is pivotally connecte-d at I6 to the walls of the member I2 adjacent the outer end and this latch member extends inwardly towards the plate I0. A curved finger I1 projects downwardly from the free end of the latch member I5 and has its free edge slightly rounded, as shown at I8. This nger projects through the elongated opening I4 through the force of gravity and the latch member is of sufficient weight for the purpose.
A face plate 2B of any suitable design is provided with an axially disposed sleeve 2| which extends laterally from said face plate. The outer end of the sleeve is provided with an annular shoulder 22 and the inner edge of this shoulder is rounded 01 beveled, as shown at 23. The walls of the sleeve, as shown at 24, are thickened adjacent the point where the said sleeve is connected to the face plate. The bottom wall oi the sleeve 2l has an opening 25 to receive the free end of the finger II of the latch member I5 when the opening 25 has aligne-d with said iinger and with the elongated opening I4 in the member I2. A roll of toilet paper 30 which has the usual cylindrical paper core 3| is mounted on the sleeve 2| and has one end abutting the inner face of the face plate 20 while the opposite end is adjacent the plate I0.
The operation of my device is as follows: The roll of toilet paper 30 is slipped onto the sleeve 2l and the sleeve is then shoved over the cylindrical projecting member I2 so that the portions 22 and 24 of the sleeve will act as bearings on the said member. The face plate 20 is then revolved until the nger II which engages the inner surface of the sleeve 2| aligns with the opening 25 when the said iinger will fall into said opening and lock the sleeve to the member I2.
It will be seen by this construction that 4the parts are securely locked together against unauthorized detachment because the toilet paper 35 protects the iinger I1 from manipulation and the inner end of the toilet paper radjacent the plate I0 also prevents removal of the screws 32.
When the toilet paper 3U has been removed from the support 3| it is only necessary to force a tool through the member 3| at a point where the nger I1 is engaged within the perforation 25 for raising the nger from said perforation whereby the face plate 20 may be withdrawn as will be the sleeve 2|. 'Ihe rounded end I8 of the finger at this time will ride over the beveled or curved edge 23 of the shoulder 22 and be forced into the cylindrical member I2.
A tongue is connected to or formed integrally vvith a projection 4I formed at the lower end of the face plate 20 and this tongue projects laterally from the face plate and extends towards the base plate ID which has an opening 42 on a projection 43 at the lower end of said base plate to receive the free end of the tongue 40 as shown in Fig. 1 when the parts are in operative position. This will prevent an unauthorized person from attempting to rotate the face plate 20 at anytime to remove the roll of paper 30.
As the paper is withdrawn from the roll it will 'be pulled over one edge of the arm or tongue 40 in frictional contact therewith and this is done to retard the speed at which the paper is drawn from the holder under normal conditions.
The member I2 is provided with a raised portion 45 which fits into a recess 46 formed in the top at the outer end of the sleeve 2 I. The mem'- ber 45 in connection with the recess 45 and in cooperation with the tongue 40 and the opening 42 prevent rotation of the face plate 2U and sleeve 2| when the parts are locked-in an operative position. 'Therefore it will be seen that the Ytongue 40 has a double function in that it preventsV twisting of the face plate 20 when someone attempts toI force the keeper I5 out of its slot 25 and also acts in connection with the portion 45 and cooperating recess 46 to properly align the free end of said keeper with the slot 25.
A theft-proof paper holder comprising a plate having an opening and adapted to be secured to a wall of a room, a tubular member projecting from the plate and provided with a slot, a latch pivoted within the member and having a free end normally projecting through the slot, a sleeve slidably received by the tubular member, housed by a roll of paper and having an opening adapted to be aligned with the slot to receive the end of the latch, a disc rigid with the outer end of the sleeve, an arm projecting from the disc and having the free end received by the opening in the plate and cooperating means on the'sleeve and tubular member in conjunction with the arm, for preventing twisting of the disc to unseat the latch and for aiding in aligning the opening in the sleeve with the slot in the tubular member.
JOHN I-I. WILSON.