|Publication number||US2228842 A|
|Publication date||Jan 14, 1941|
|Filing date||Oct 19, 1939|
|Priority date||Oct 19, 1939|
|Publication number||US 2228842 A, US 2228842A, US-A-2228842, US2228842 A, US2228842A|
|Inventors||Nyberg Curt E|
|Original Assignee||Metal Specialties Mfg Co|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (6), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
' Jan. 14, 1941. c, E, NYBER 2;228,842
PAPER ROLL DISPENSER- Filed Oct. 19, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet l Jan. 14, 1941. c. E. NY BERG PAPER ROLL DISPENSER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Oct. 19, 1939 fizuni or' Cur? M Patented Jan. 14, 1941 I UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
2,228,842 PAPER ROLL DISPENSER.
Curt E. Nyberg, Chicago, Ill., assignor to Metal Specialties Manufacturing 00., Chicago, 111., a corporation of Illinois Application October 19, 1939, Serial No. 300,284
13 Claims. (Cl. 24.2-55.2)
This invention relates to a paper roll or tape its forward end an upwardly curved portion l8. roll dispenser. It is particularly useful for the It is provided at its front with spaced horizontal dispensing of tape or paper rolls of varying slots l9 and 20, and at its rear with similar slots widths, the device being adapted to accommodate 2| and 22. Mounted within slots I9 and 2! is a a plurality of rolls of varying widths and diamrod rail 23, and slidably mounted within the slots 5 eters. 20 and 22 is the rod 24.
An object of the invention is to provide a dis- Each of the rods 23 and 24 isdrawn by springs pensing machine for tape, tape rolls, or the like connected at each end laterally toward one side wherein the rolls are allowed to rest within an of the casing. The springs at the rear of the cas- 0 open bowl, means being provided for maintaining ing are indicated by the numeral 25, which en- 10 the rolls in the desired dispensing position. A gages rod 24 and the numeral 26, which engages further object is to provide mechanism of exthe rod 23. Similar sp s are P ed t t e tremely simple structure wherein tape rolls or the u ved front po tion it f t 11001 member like of varying widths may be inserted either the spring 2'! drawing the rod 23 toward one side singly or in groups, within the dispensing conof the casing and the spring 28 drawing the rod tainer. A further object is to provide an open 24 also toward the said side of the casing. Y e
bowl tape dispensing mechanism in which rolls means sh wn, the paper rolls indicated in the may be readily removed or inserted eithersingly draw y the numerals 29 d 3 are d aw or in groups, the rolls of tape, when employed in toward one side of the casing. Instead of having groups, being of equal and varying sizes as dethe rolls pressed against one side of the casing, I sired. A still further object is to provide a tape prefer to p ce a o 3 S r to rods 23 and 24 dispensing mechanism in which tape rolls of the jacent one side of the casin d t e Sa e same or varying widths may be readily inserted p ses throu h p s in the u v d p s at without passing mandrels through the center of the respective e s f t e fl r me ber 3.
25 the rolls, and removed for replacement as desired. In order t Conceal the Springs 25 a 25 at the 25 A further object is to provide means for tensionearof the casing, I provide a p n C ver 3 ing the roll or rolls to insure smoothness in the having end flanges Which p into Slots p V ded serving of the strip from the roll through the y the real Casing l3 of Portion moistening mechanism and to prevent backlash In order to confine the paper r0118 29 d 3B 30 while at the same time enabling the operator to against forward movement, I provide a cross p 30 feed forward the exact desired amount of tape. 33 hearing a roller t l eXtehding through Other specific objects and advantages will appear the Side Wallis 0f the s y means o he a t specification proceeds rods 23, 24, and 3|, and the roller 34, the rolls The invention is illustrated, in a preferred em- 29 a d 0 a s p t d in vertical p sit n With n 35 bodiment, by the accompanying drawing i the bowl or'floor I4 so that the tape can be readily 35 whichdrawn off as the rolls rotate.
Figure 1 is a plan iew of dispenser embody- Suitable rollers are provided for the guiding of ing my invention; Fig 2, longitudinal sectional the tape toward the forward end of the machine. view, the section being taken as indicated at line In the illustration given, t p 35 ds 40 2 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3, a rear end vie f th appara, through the side walls l2 and carries a roller 36. 40 tus, a portion of the rear structure being broken A Similar pin 3'! extends throu t S de Wa s away to show the spring mechanism; Fig. 4, a carries a p r 3 broken side view in elevation of the front por- In the illustratiohgiven, t Casing i0 s own tion of the apparatus showing mechanism for Supported 1119011 rubber utto feeding the tape and for severing the front por- Any Suitable ea s or Wetting the tape or aD- 45 tion thereof; and Fig. 5, a front view in elevation p y n adhesive thereto o o seve e pe of the knife device removed from the casing. may be provided at the front end of the machine.
In the illustration given, I provide a main cas- In the Specific illustration given, I p o e a esing I0 which is of the general shape indicated. ervoir casing equipped W e a ls a d The casing provides a bottom wall I I, side walls adapted to be received between the side walls I2 50 I2 and a rear curved wall l5. With the casing of themain tape casing. The reservoir casing 40 I0 is a floor member l4 having a rear central provides a liquid reservoir at the top thereof inportion l5 receiving the shaft member I6. dicated by the numeral 4|. At the rear portion Through the hollow shaft extends the pin ll. of the reservoir is a depressed trough 42 adapted It will be noted that the floor member I4 has at to receive the lower end portion of a liquid ap- 55 plying brush 43. In order to maintain the brush in the desired position, I provide a lug projection M at the extreme forward inner side of the trough portion 62. Above the trough portion is a platform section Q5 of the water reservoir casing 40 which, at its rear, provides a space through which the brush t3 extends. A removable closure 43 is provided at the rear portion of the reservoir and it is equipped with a depending side flange 4'! adapted to fit within the curved walls of the reservoir 4|. It will be noted that the forward end of the closure 46 is provided with an inclined box 58 for guiding the brush or liquid applying member 43 to a rearwardly slanting position.
A pin 48 extends through the forward end portion of the side walls I2 and below the reservoir casing wall 40.
Any suitable means for severing the tape may be provided. In the illustration given, I provide a bracket member 50 having rearwardly extending legs 5| hingedly connected upon pivot 52 in side walls l2. The bracket 50 is also provided with downwardly extending latch legs 53 provided with sockets 54 adapted to releasably engage projections carried by the side walls It. The bracket 59, which straddles the casing, is provided at its upper edge with a rearwardly extending knife 55 provided with a serrated edge. The knife 55 is provided with adjustment slots 56.
Operation In the operation of the device, tape rolls or paper rolls of the desired width and diameter are inserted within the bowlprovided by the floor Hi.
It will be noted that the rolls drop freely within the bowl and that it is not necessary to pass pivot pins through the central opening of each roll. The fact that the tape rolls are of different widths does not affect the operation, since the spring rods 23 and 24 move within horizontal slots which permit them to receive rolls of varying widths. The rods 23 and 24 urge the rolls toward the side rod 31, the pressure of rod 24 being added to the pressure of rod 23 with respect to the inner roll 29. It will be noted that the different elevations of the rods 23 and 24 aid in maintaining the tape rolls in vertical position. The rolls are free to rotate within the curved floor or bowl and are prevented from moving forwardly beyond the roller 34. It will be noted that the apparatus adapts itself readily to the dispensing of tape in which the printing is outermost and of tape in which the printing is on the inner side, the two different types of rolls being dispensed at the same time so that each has its adhesive side toward the brush 43.
The forward end of the tape passing between the blade 55 and the platform 45 strikes the brush 43 and is moistened. When the desired amount of tape has been withdrawn, it is severed by drawing it against the serrated edge of the knife. The entire casing 40 can be removed from the casing and likewise the closure member 45 can be removed in order to provide access to the reservoir and to permit the removal of the brush 43.
The apparatus is of extremely simple and foolproof construction and permits tape rolls to be quickly inserted or withdrawn and a plurality of rolls simultaneously dispensed irrespective of the diameter of the roll and of its width.
While in the foregoing specification, I have referred to certain details for the purpose of illustrating the invention, it will be understood that those skilled in the art can and will readily vary such details without departing from the spirit of my invention.
I wish it to be understood that I do not desire to be limited to the exact details of construction shown and described, for obvious modifications will occur to a person skilled in the art.
1. In a tape roll dispenser, a casing provided with side walls and adapted to receive a tape roll extending vertically on end therein, means engaging the front side of said roll to prevent forward movement thereof as the tape is drawn forwardly from said roll, and resilient means frictionally engaging a side of said roll to maintain it in vertical position and against freely rotating movement.
2. In a tape roll dispenser, a casing provided with side walls and adapted to receive a plurality of rolls of equal and unequal widths, means engaging the front side of said rolls to prevent forward movement thereof as the tape is drawn forwardly from said rolls, and spring urged means independently engaging a side of each of said rolls to maintain them in vertical position as said paper is withdrawn.
3. In a tape roll dispenser, a casing providing an open bowl adapted to receive a tape roll standing on end therein, said bowl having curved sides, means engaging the front side of said roll to prevent forward movement thereof as the tape is drawn forwardly, laterally movable means adapted to engage one side of said vertical roll and to urge the same in the direction toward one side of said casing, and spring means for urging said movable means into continuous frictional engagement with said roll.
4. In a tape roll dispenser, a casing providing an open bowl adapted to receive a plurality of tape rolls standing on end, a plurality of laterally and independently movable elements associated with said bowl and engaging the sides of said tape rolls for maintaining them in vertical position, and means associated with each of said elements for urging the same into frictional engagement with the adjacent roll.
5. In a tape roll dispenser, a casing providing an open bowl, spaced means within said bowl for engaging the sides of tape rolls, the rolls standing 0 on their curved ends within said bowl, means for guiding the tape withdrawn forwardly from said bowl, and means for preventing forward rolling movement of said rolls as the tape is withdrawn.
6. In a tape roll dispenser, a casing providing a bowl adapted to receive tape rolls standing on their curved ends, said bowl being provided at spaced distances with laterally extending slots, rods extending through said slots, means urging said rods toward one side of said bowl to engage the sides of said rolls and to maintain them in vertical position and against freely rotating movement, and means for guiding the tape from said rolls as the same is drawn forwardly.
'7. In a tape roll dispenser, a casing providing a bowl adapted to receive tape rolls standing on their curved ends, guide means for receiving paper drawn forwardly from said rolls, a roller supported within said bowl and adapted to engage the forward portions of said rolls as the same move forwardly upon the withdrawal of tape, and laterally movable means for maintaining said tape rolls in said vertical end position.
8. In a tape roll dispenser, a casing providing an open bowl adapted to receive a tape roll standing upon its curved end, means for limiting the forward movement of said roll as tape is withdrawn forwardly therefrom, and friction means for maintaining said roll in vertical position within said bowl, said friction means including a laterally slidable member yieldably urged into frictional engagement with the side of said roll.
9. In a tape roll dispenser, a casing providing an open bowl adapted to receive a plurality of tape rolls of varying widths, members associated With said bowl and yieldingly engaging the sides of each of said tape rolls for maintaining them in vertical position, at least one of said members being adjustable laterally to accommodate the varying widths of the rolls, guide means for the tape drawn forwardly from said roll, and means engaging the front portions of said rolls to limit forward rolling movement thereof as the tape is forwardly withdrawn therefrom.
10. In a tape roll dispenser, a casing providing an open bowl adapted to receive a tape roll standing on its curved end, laterally adjustable means engaging at least one side of said roll for maintaining the same in vertical position, guide means for tape drawn forwardly from said roll, said guide means including a roller positioned forwardly of said roll and adapted to receive tape along the lower surface thereof, and a second roller positioned forwardly of said first mentioned roller and adapted to receive the tape along the upper surface thereof, and means for limiting the forward rolling movement of said roll when said tape is withdrawn.
11. In a tape roll dispenser, a casing providing an open bowl adapted to receive a plurality of tape rolls each standing upon-its curved end, means for limiting the forward movements of said rolls as tape is withdrawn therefrom, laterally slidable independent friction means associated with each of said rolls for maintaining said rolls in erect position within said bowl, and spring means for urging said friction means into engagement with the sides of said rolls.
12. In a tape roll dispenser, a casing providing an open bowl adapted to receive a plurality of tape rolls of varying diameters, independent members associated with said bowl and yieldably urged into frictional engagement with the sides of each of said tape rolls for maintaining them in erect position, and means for limiting forward rolling movement of said rolls.
13. In a tape roll dispenser, a casing providing an open bowl adapted to receive a plurality of tape rolls of varying diameters, independently movable members associated with said bowl, each of said members being yieldably urged into frictional engagement with a side of one of said tape rolls to prevent backward movement of said tape rolls after a desired length of strip has been drawn, and spring means for yieldably urging said members into said frictional engagement. CURT E. NYBERG.
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|U.S. Classification||242/423, 242/595, 242/594.2|
|Cooperative Classification||B65H35/0046, B65H35/002|
|European Classification||B65H35/00B2, B65H35/00B2D|