US 2295679 A
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Sept. 151942. F. x. MONTBACH 2,295,679
DISPENSING DEVICE Filed June 21, 1940 INVENTOR Francis 'XMfitbac/z BY NZ ATTORNEY this invention base and will correspond to .l' to be dispensed Patented Sept. 15, 1942 prsrnnse evrcs Francis x. Monthach, highland Park, N. a, as-
aignor to Industrial ilape Corporation, New
, I Brunswick, N. 5., a corp Application .time 21,, 19%, Serial Ne. Mlfild 41 Claims. (Cl. 242- 555) This invention relates to a tape supporting and dispensing device particularly suitable for holding and facilitating the dispensing of rolls of pressure sensitive adhesive tape.
It is a purpose of this invention provide an improved hand tape holder and dispenser that is small, attractive in appearance, economical to manufacture, and simple and adequate inoperation.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description of one-practical embodiment of this invention, particularly when considered in connection with drawing in which:
Figure 1 is a side and dispenser constructed in accordance with and illustrating the use ,of the holder as a dispenser of cut lengths of tape prior to application of the tape;
Figure 2 is an enlarged vertical section taken along line 2-2 of Figure 1, and illustrates construction and tape supporting means;
Figure 3 is a side elevation illustrating the first stage of utilizing the holder as a tape dispenser in dispensing and severing a cut length of tape after application of the tape;
Figure 4. is a side elevation of a. dispenser illustrating the second stage or step in dispensing and severing a cut length of tape after application oi the tape; and s v Figure 5 is a fragmentary perspective illustrating cutting of the tape after it has been ap-= plied.
Referring more particularly to the figures and drawing it will be apparent that a tape holder and dispenser made in accordance with this in:- vention can be stamped out from a single fiat blank of sheet metal and then formed into shape in subsequent operations. The dispenser when completely formed has a uni-planar base I from which extend opposed parallel side walls 3 and la spaced by the base I. side walls will depend upon the width of the the width of tape to be carried. Side 3 is convex in contour and somewhat larger than side ca, which has two reduced or concave portions for purposes later to appear. The entire blank is headed as at I to provide rigidity to the dispenser and to prevent marring of the roller tape as it is. placed in the holder. I
Each side portion is struck inwardly at its center to provide aninwardly projecting tubular core or roll support 1 of proper diameter to fit spool 8 upon which the tape is wound. Due to the tendwithin the core or' elevation of a tape holder- .iratlon of New Jersey ency of the sides to diverge, i. e., spread outward- 1y at their free ends, the cores I are made deeper upper or free ends (Fig. 2) of the 1.. e., they project further inwardly beyond relatively parallel positions, even though the sides of the dispenser may become somewhat spread in use. In this manner an adequate support is maintained for rctatably supporting the roll of tape I0 at all times. To provide further rigidity, the sides I and 3a are formed with strengthening bosses or ribs II and Na respectively surrounding the cores 7.
To facilitate cutting of the tape by a single dispenser both before and afterapplication of the tape 'to the desired surface, serrated or toothed cutting blades 3a. The other The spacing of the I3 and l3a are formed on the opposite ends of. the base i. Blade is, which is particularly adapted for use before the tape It is applied, is co-planar with the base, whereas the. blade 13a upon the opposite end of the base and more particularly designed forcutting the tape it after it has been. applied is formed at an where itis applied to asurface.
To ,furtherfacilltate handling and dispensing of the tape, a guide bar II is provided which projects inwardly from jacent'tc the base and terminates short of side side wall 30 isreduced in size, i. e., it isrecessed or, concaved in contour opposite this guide bar so asito permit insertion of a finger between the bar and the end of the base and under the tape resting upon the guide bar to facilitate grasping of the tape and withdrawal thereof from the roll. This as an anchorage point for the end- 01' the tape projecting from the roll after a length of. tape hasbeencut. v The other side wall guiding bar I50 at a point adjacent the other end of the base to prevent the tape from engaging the blade Iia when the tape is being withdrawn and applied before being cut. 6
The manner inwhich the dispensing unit may be utilized is believed to be apparent from the foregoing description, but will be briefly summarized as follows:
The tape is first assembled in the dispenser so that when the tape is unwound the adhesive side will be down when the dispenser-is held base d Wu and the tape is pulled in the direction of one edge of side wall 3 ad-- guide bar also serves 3a is' also provided with a vthe direction of cation thereof, the
other hand, usually the right drag the adhesive I applied, the dispenser is in the position of held down on the surface by the index finger, is pulled parallel to the surface being covered until then ready for reuse described.
the bar is and blade maid anc'wnen the dispenser is held base up and the tape pulled in bar lie and blade 13a.
dispenser is held bottom side down in one hand, usually the left hand, and the tape is grasped between cutter/i3 by the th b and forefinger of the sired length of tape is then pulled from the roll (to the left in Figure 1), care being taken not to side of the tape, which side is down, over the guide I5. After a sufllcient length of tape has been removed, the tape is I caused to engage the teeth of the cutting blade the desired area is covered. During this. movement, the tape is applied to the surface by the fingers of the hand not holding the dispenser. After the desired surface is covered the dispenser until the cutting blade-Ha presses the tape upon the-surface being covered, as shown in Fig. .4, and is twisted slightly, as shown in Figure 5, to cut the tape.
The cutting blade 13a used in severing the tape after'it has .been applied, being at an angle with respect to the base, permits direct application of the cutter to the surface to which the .tape is being applied without obstructing the view and facilitates a ready cut-of! at the exact point.
desiredp After severing, the loose end of the tape can be reanchored to guide 15, and the dispenser is in either of the manners Guide i5a acts as a leveller over which'the back, or nonadhesive side of From the foregoing it will be apparent that there has been provided a very compact, neat appearing, combination holder and dispenser which may readilyv be manufactured vfrom a single blank of sheet not only as a convenient holder but also as a dispenser, adapted to out tape either before or after application and without the necessity ofreversing the roll of tape in the holder. The construcin readiness for a succeed-I metal and which may [be used' .-a,eot,e7o
. tion also permits ready assembly of spools of latches involved.
the guide I! and the hand. The detape in the dispenser,- there being no looks or Variations in the details of constructionand other minor changes'fwili be apparent to those skilled in the art without departing fromthe spiritand scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
1. A stamped sheet metal roll supporting and dispensing devicecomprising a base and parallel sides extending integrally from said base, said sides being free at'their outer ends for movement towardand from eachother, means pro- 4, by one hand, usually The dispenser, then being held portins I the tape passes when r it is being applied to the surface (Figure 3) thus preventing'scufflng of the tape by the knife dura ing application.
said roll supporting means, one of said blades supporting a roll of tape therebetween,
Jecting inwardly from said. sides adapted to fit within the core of a' roll of tape for rotatably supporting a roll of tape therebetween, said supporting means projecting inwardly a greater distance at the free the base vthereof to provide adequate support for ends of said sides than at said roll of tape upon spreading of said sides, and a cutting blade on'said base.
2. A stamped sheet metal roll supporting and dispensing device comprising a base and integral parallel sides extending'irom said base, one oi said sides being projecting inwardly from larger than the other, means said sides for rotatably projecting inwardly from said larger side toward the smaller side and stopping short thereof, said smaller side being recessed at that portion opposite said guide to facilitate grasping the tape for withdrawal on said base. 3. A device for dispensing tape comprising a from said roll, anda cutting blade holder having spaced'parallel members connected with each other at one edge,'annular bearing members on the opposed faces of said spaced members for rotatably supporting a roll of tape in said holder, said bearing members having sections normally diverging outwardly :elatively to each other and adjustable into approximate parallelism by spreading said spaced members apart.
to thereby facilitate the mounting of a roll of tape on said bearing members in said holder and the removal of an empty core therefrom.
4'. A,stamped sheet metal adhesive tape supand dispensing device comprising a substantially fiat base portion and parallel sides extending integrally from said base portion, means projecting inwardly from said sides for rotatably engaging and supporting a roll of adhesive tape therebetween, and a cutting blade adjacent each end of said base, said base portion having alength greater than the diameter of being positioned to contact'the adhesive side of said tape and adapted to sever the tape before being applied and the other of said blades bein positioned to contact the non-adhesive side of without removing the roll of tape from said time said device and adapted to sever the tape after being applied. v FRANCIS K. MON'IBACH.
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