US 2181207 A
Abstract available in
Claims available in
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Nov. 28, 1939. R sfsANvFoRD I 2181207 ROLL HOLDER Filed June 12, 1937 Patented Nov. 28, 1939 f UNITED- STATES men Rom. HOLDER Roy S. Sanford, 'O-akville, Conil.,` assignor Incorporated, Oakville,
Gunn.,r a corporation of C'onnecticiit to The Application June 12, 1937, Serial Nojm'z'sao 3 claims. (o1.242--55.2)
I r VThis invention 'relates toia roll holder and' has special reference to a paper roll holder especially adapted for carryingrolls of toilet' paper.
.More particularly, this invention relates to a roll holder comprising a bracket havinga gripping member for receiving a circularly deformed portion of la polygonal rod, the rod having spaced arms at the ends thereof with inwardly turned end portionsfor Supporting a spool. i Also the spool-may be of wood and provided with `a metallic i disc-shaped member at each end of the'spool, the material of acentral portion of the'disc-shaped member being pierced and deforme'd to provide a metal bearing for receiving the arm ends of the polygonal rod.
It is the usual practice,v in order to prevent the i 4spool supportr from shifting longitudinally, to
provide al bracket adjacent each of theend a'rms. V
The present'inventi'on contemplates the use7 of but a single bracket with a rod of polygonal cross section forming the spool support and in'orde'r to obtain a swivelin-g action of the support and prevent the rod from sliding longitudinally; in the bracket, the corners of the polygonal'rod'are flatter-ledl out or deformed to provide a substantially round section; The rounded portion ofthe' rod' isreceived ina cylindrical bearin'g portion extending fromthebracket, the roll support thereby being free to swivel and being. prevented from long'itudina-ll movement by reason of the corners of-`-the-polygonal rod abutting against the ends of the cylindrical bearin-g.
' The spool' forl holding the roll of paper is preferably formedof wood and; since the support for the spool'fis 'preferably formed of a wire of polygonal cross section, it is desirable to'provide ametallic end piece for attachment' to the Wooden holder at its ends and thereby provide a metallicbear-ingfor permitting`v the roll' or spool'to rotate freely ifthefarmsof the support are shaped'so as to obtain a spaced relation with theends'of the roll.- However, it may be desirable to provide a frictional resistance to the rotation of the roll j Wooden roller since'the frame, and particularly a f frame of polygonal cross section, would tend to dig into the wood. i
Further, the metallic end piece is adapted to be attached to the Wooden roller by meansof a central portion of the metallic piece by being piercedl and deformecl to extend at right angles fr om the disc-shaped'piece, the jagged ends being forced into the wood and the main' body portion of the deformed piece being smooth to provide aj metal- `lic bearing for receiving the inturned arm'ehds.
The 4metallic bearing portions prevent the wire from' digging into the wood of the spool as the spool rests thereon and provide for a freedom of movement of the spool or a uniform movement 'under tension.
of polygonalicross section having` a deformed pori tion o'fcircular cross section received by the gripping member of a bracket;
A further object of this invention is to provide i a'irol-l holder of 'the type referred to above in which metallic end rpieces are r emp'loyed at theend of7 thespo'ol rproviding a metallic bearing for receiving the arm ends of the' roll supportand for. pro'- vidiri'gr uniformH frictional engagement for the arms of the roll support when desired.
p Other objects and advaitag'es will hereinafter be'moref particularly pointed out and for a more completeunderstanding of the characteristic features of this invention, reference may now be had to' the following description when taken together with theacc'ompan'yingv drawing', in which latter: Figure 1 isfa front' elevational view" of fa roll holder embodying the features' of this invention; Fig. 2 is an enlarged central Vertical sectional view of; an end'portion of the spool and' its metallic end piece together with a portion of an arm end in"elevation` v FigJ'Bis an enlarged front elevational viewof the bracket'of Fig;V 1,` lshowing the gripping portion thereof in section and fragmentary portion of thespool support; and
Fig. 45 is an enlarged Vertical sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. l1 with a portion of the spool support broken' away. i i
Referring now more particularly to the drawing, the roll holder embodyingthe features of this invention comprises a bracket Ill fpreferably formedof sheetmetal and having a peripheral flange l I extending therearound and bent at substantially right angles to the front surface thereof. Ther` face of the bracket 10 is provided. with lapertureslZ in depressed portions thereof, the
19 and 20.
I 4of the dish-shaped portion of the end piece depressions being of a size to receive the heads of screws or other` attaching means, the shanks of which extend through the apertures. The face of the bracket is also provided with apertures 13 for receiving the free ends of a U-shaped clip l4, the extending portions 95 of the free ends of the clip M being cleated over the material bounding the apertures to fiX the clip I4 relative to the bracket.V
A support is secured to the bracket and comprises a rod lt of polygonal cross section having spaced arms H and l at the ends thereof with inwardly extending end portions i9 and 20 respectively. A portion 2! of the polygonal rod IG is deformed into substantially circular cross section, that is, the corners of the polygonal cross section of the rod are flattened at this portion to be received in the U-shaped clip l4 for rotative or swiveling movement relative to thel bracket. The support is thus held against longitudinal movement by'means of the projecting corners or portions of the non-circular or polygonal rod IB, these corners or portions, which extend beyond the substantially circular portion, abutting against the ends of the U-shaped clip M.
A spool 22 for Supporting a roll of paper or the like is preferably formed of Wood and is provided with an axial aperture 23 at each end which may or may not extend through the entire spool as desired for receiving the arm ends Since the arm ends as Wellr as the entire spool support is preferably formed of polygonal cross section having sharp Corners, it is preferable to provide a metallic support so that the arm ends Will not dig into the Wood material of the spool. Therefore, a metallic end piece 24 is provided' for each end of the spool 22 and preferably comprises a disc-shaped metal piece having a central portion 25 which is pierced and deformed into the aperture 23 of the spool, the jagged ends of the portion of the disc thus pierced penetrating the material of the Wooden spool so as to fix the end piece permanently against displacement. i
By reason of the fact that a punch of uniform eXternal diameter is preferably employed, that portion of the material Which is inturned into the aperture 23 forms a smooth bearing or collar for riding on the. arm ends 19 and 20.
It is preferable that the metallic 'endpieces 24 be of dished cross section to provide a peripheral portion 25'which is spaced from the ends of the roller 22.V Thus, upon movement of the spool in a longitudinal direction, the end pieces 24 Will abut against the arms I'l and l8 and by reason engaging the arms, the arms Will 'not be permitted'to dig into the Wood of the spool and will obviate thetendency for non-uniform rotation. The arms H and 58 may be resilient and may be f sprung into frictional engagement with the end pieces 24 to provide uniform tension on the spool,
or as shown in Fig. 1, they may be so spaced as to permit free rotation of the spool. I-Iowever, in either instance the end pieces Will operate to permit freedom of movement of the spool or uniform tension thereof preventing the wire from markingv or dgging into the wood either in the aperture 23 or at the ends of the spools.
While but a single embodiment of this invention is herein shown and described, it is to be understood that various modifications thereof may be apparent to those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of this invention and, therefore, the same is only to be limited by the scope of the prior art and the appended claims.
1. A roll holder comprising a b-racket having a gripping member, a support comprising a rod of polygonal cross section having a portion received by said gripping member for rotatable movement relative thereto, said rod having spaced arms-at the ends thereof with inwardly turned end' portions on said arms, a Wooden spool supported 'on said arm ends, and sheet metal disc-shaped members adjacent the ends of said spool, the material of a central portion of said members being pierced and deformed to penetrate thematerial of said spool bounding apertures in the ends thereof for fixing said members permanently thereto and for providing metal bearings for said arm ends of polygonal cross section.
2. A roll holder lcomprising a bracket having a gripping member, a support comprising a rod of polygoriall cross section having a portion received by said gripping member for rotatable movement relative thereto, said rod having spaced arms at the ends thereof with inwardly turned end portions on said arms, a Wooden spool supported on said arm ends, and a sheet metal piece of dished cross section attached to the ends of said spool for preventing said arms of polygonal cross section fromengaging the ends of said spool.
3. A roll holder comprising a bracket having a` gripping' member, a support comprising a rod of polygonal cross section having a portion receivedby said gripping member for rotatable movement relativethereto, said rod having spaced arms at the ends thereof with inwardly turned end portions on said arms, a Wooden spool supported 'on said arm ends, and a7 sheet metal piece of dished cross section adjacent the ends of said spool for preventing said arms of polygonal cross section from engaging the ends of said spool, the material of a central portion` of said sheet metal piece :being pierced and deformed to penetrate thematerial of said xspool bounding apertures in the endsr thereof for fixing said pieces permanently thereto and for providing metal bearings for said arm ends.
I ROY S. SAN'FORD.