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Sept. 30, 1941.
' E. JACOBSEN FOLDED ART IGLE Original Filed Dec. 28, 1936 IN VE N T OR, Eda/m c/czcabsen, By UQW A T T ORNE K Patented Sept. 30, 1941 FOLDED ARTICLE Edwin Jacobsen, Altadena, Calif.
Continuation of application Serial No. 117,830, December 28, 1936. This application December 21, 1938, Serial No.
The present invention relates to folded articles, such as napkins, towels and the like, and particularly to improvement in the method of folding such articles for storage within a dispensing cabinet. This application is a continuation of application, Ser. No. 117,830 heretofore filed by me on December 28, 1936.
It is one of the objects of the invention to provide an article of the class described folded in such a manner that, when a stack of such articles is placed within an open end dispensing cabinet, only one article can be manually withdrawn at a time.
Another object is the provision of a combination as above outlined, in which it is only possible to touch the one article which is in position for withdrawal, and in which the remaining articles within the cabinet are fully covered by this withdrawable article and for this reason protected from contamination by the hand reaching for the withdrawable article.
A drawing is hereto annexed, in which the combination of the invention is illustrated, and the structures illustrated in the drawing are hereinafter fully described.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing the manner in which the articles of the invention are shown folded for insertion into a dispensing cabinet,
Fig. 2 shows, in perspective, the framing of a dispensing cabinet in which the articles of the invention are stacked, and
Fig. 3 shows the article as it appears before folding and with dotted lines to indicate where the folds are to be placed.
The sheet I, which may be a fabric or paper towel is first folded along the diagonal line 2 and thereupon folded in the same direction on the median line 3. When folded in this manner, the
stacked together to form a pack of the proper thickness to fill a dispensing cabinet.
It is noticed that the diagonal folds 2, 2 of the articles, as presented in Fig. 1, are directed alternately right and left, and this is preferable ners 8, and similarly the portions I between two adjoining corners 8 The dispensing cabinet may be of any desired construction, so long as it has an opening 5 some- For this reason, no particular cabinet construction is shown in connection with the simple framing 4, of Fig. 2, the back of which is understood to be open for the insertion of the articles.
Upon examination of this view, it is noticed that the articles are held in position by the flange the unfolded portion 1 appears behind this fold. Also that, in this manner, the open end of the framing 4 is entirely closed by the first article.
The articles of the invention are mainly intended for dispensing purposes within public lavatories, restrooms and the like, and the dispensing or hands approach the towel to be withdrawn is not usually given thought. At times, when the face also has been washed, the user may grope While a preferred form of the invention is illustrated and described, I reserve the right to nesses downwardly, substantially to the respective opposite corners of said thickness.
1 2. In a combination with an open end rectangu- EDWIN V J ACOBSEN