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Publication numberUS2299736 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 27, 1942
Filing dateMay 29, 1940
Priority dateMay 29, 1940
Publication numberUS 2299736 A, US 2299736A, US-A-2299736, US2299736 A, US2299736A
InventorsTomaso Cavoto
Original AssigneeTomaso Cavoto
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing apparatus of the magazine type
US 2299736 A
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Oct.- 27, 1942. T. cAvoTo 2,299,736

r DISPENS ING APPARATUS OF THE MAGAZINE TYPE Filed May 29, 1940 Patented Oct. 27, 1942 DISPENSING APPARATUSEOF THE MAGA- ZINE TYP Tomaso Cavoto, San Francisco, Calif. Application May 29, 1940, Serial No. 337,758 3 Claims. (01. 242 55.3) I

(Granted under the act of March 3, 1883, as amendedApril 30, 1928; 370 0. G. 757) This invention described herein may be manufactured and used by or for the Government for governmental purposes, without the payment to me of any royalty thereon.

This invention generically relates to a dispensing apparatus of the magazine or reservoir type for storing material on and dispensing it from the roll; more especially it is directed to a wall cabinet or built-in-cabinet structure adapted to contain a series of rolls of toilet paper, paper toweling or the like, and tosupport the rolls in stacked formation above a feed or service roll for the purpose of permitting convenient replacement of theservice roll with a replenishing roll from the bottom of the stack as occasion may demand.

One object of this invention is to provide a cabinet structure of the character specified com-' prising a magazine section opening at its lower end into a feed or service roll section, the magazine section containing a series of rolls of toilet paper, paper toweling or the like, which are supported in stacked formation above a feed or service roll rotatably journalled within the feed roll section and in juxtaposition with respect to an outlet through whichthe paper from the roll is adapted to be drawn, the two sections having means for enabling the bottom roll of the stack to be dislodged and advanced into feeding position adjacent the outlet.

. Another object of this invention is to provide a structure of the type indicated comprising a cabinet formed with upper and lower communi eating magazine and feed roll sections respectively, the magazine section having a pair of vertically disposed guides adapted to receive the ends of a'plurality of spools-and to support the lowermost of the spools so that the paper rolls carried thereby will be held in stacked formation, and the feed roll section having a similar set of guides disposed in advanced and off-set relation with respect to and having their upper ends connected with the magazine guides, so as to enable the bottom roll of the stack to be dislodged, horizontally advanced and dropped into the feed section with the extremities of its spool journalled in suitably formed seats at the lower ends of the guides and adjacent the feeding outlet.

Another object of this invention is to provide a cabinet structure formed into upper and lower communicating magazine and feed roll sections, the magazine section having an opening adapted to be closed by a hinged closure member, formed to define an outlet in the feed roll section-for paper withdrawing purposes, and the two sections being provided with interacting guideways having means for loading the magazine section with replacement rolls and additional means for efiecting removal of the feel roll spool when its paper has been exhausted.

Another object of this invention is to provide a holder for a considerable supply of toilet paper or the like, which embodies but few parts, is inexpensive to produce and which may be located in a wall space with its front portion flush with the outer surface of the wall or constructed as a cabinet adapted to be attached to the wall.

With these and other objects in view, this invention consists in certain novel details of construction, combination and arrangement of parts to be more particularly hereiafter described and claimed.

Briefly stated, this invention comprises a rectangularly shaped cabinet interiorly formed with upper and lower vertically disposed magazine and feed roll sections respectively, the magazine section having a hinged closure and the feed roll section being provided with an outlet for paper withdrawal, means in connection with the side walls of the magazine section for loading said section with a series of paper rolls arranged in stacked formation and means in the feed roll section and coacting with guide means in the magazine section by which the bottom roll of the stack may be advanced relative to the stack, dropped into the feed rollsection and suitably supported with respect to the outlet ,in the cabinet.

Referring to the accompanying drawing in which corersponding parts are indicated by similar reference characters:

Fig. 1 is a fragmentary front elevation illustrating the built-in-form of the instant invention with a feeder service roll operatively' positioned relative to the outlet in the lower portion of the cabinet;

Fig. 2 is a horizontal section taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. l;

Fig. 3 is a front elevation illustrating the cabinet form of the instant invention, which is adapted to be attached. to a wall or the like and showing the closure member in open position, and

Fig. 4 is a transverse vertical section taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3.

In the illustrated embodiment characterizing thisinvention, and referring especially to Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawing, there is shown a wall structure embodying front and rear plaster and lath wall sections I and 2, which define a wall space 3 into which the instant cabinet A is adapted to be fitted. Front section I of the wall is formed with an opening 4 to permit the cabi net structure A to be inserted in the wall space 3 and positioned as shown in Fig. 2 of the drawing. Cabinet A consists of rear wall portion 5, side wall portions 6 and 1, bottom portion 8 and top portion 8a. These components of the cabinet define a space, which for convenience in discussion, hereinafter will be referred to as magazine section B and feed roll section C, the division being indicated by the dotted line a-a, Fig. 4. In this connection it is to be understood that cabinet A may be constructed of metal and wood as shown, or completely of metal, if so desired.

Magazine section B is closed by a door 9 having a central panel I and it is hinged to the trim II surrounding opening 4 in the wall, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawing. Door 9 does not extend the full height of the cabinet but is terminated at a point spaced from the bottom of the cabinet, hence when the door is closed it defines an outlet D through. which the paper from the feed roll ,may be withdrawn and into which the feed roll is adapted to project.

The side wall portions 6. and I of magazine section B are formed with vertically disposed parallel guideways i2 intersected adjacent their upper ends by horizontally extending parallel guideways I3. The outer ends of guideways I3 are open as at I i to receive the extremities of the spools I5 upon which are mounted the replacement rolls Il. With this arrangement the rolls may be successively fed to the vertical guides [2 for the purpose of loading the magazine. The lower ends of guideways I2 are formed with arcuate seats I8 for supporting the extremities of the lowermost spool I5 of replacement rolls IT, as shown in Fig. 4 of the drawing.

In addition to the guides I2, side wall portions 6 and l of the cabinet are also formed with vertically disposed parallel guideways I9 which extend between the magazine section B and feed roller section C. The lower ends of guideways I9 terminate in arcuate seats .Iiia which serve to journal the extremities of spool I5a of the feed roll Ila in a forward position in feed roll section C, so. that a portion of the roll Ila projects into the outlet D, as shown in Figs. 1 and 4 of the drawing. The lower ends of guideways I9 connect with horizontally extending guideways 2'8 which are open at their outer ends as at 2i to permit withdrawal of the spool IEa of feed roller Ila when the paper of said roll has been exhausted.

In order to position the replacement roll ll in feeding relation with respect to outlet D in sec tion C, guides I9 are located in an advanced position relative to the guides I2 in magazine section 13, and the upper ends of the guideways Iii are connected to the lower extremities of guideways I2 by a guideway 23 which extends at a slight angle to vertical guides I2. By inclining guideway 23 in this manner the extremities of spool I5 of replacement roll I! are removed from their seat and placed in the guideways 23, the spool will then gravitate along the guideways 23 into guides I9 and descending said guideways will come to rest with its extremities disposed in seats l9a, thus advancing the feed roll Il into proper feeding relation with respect to the outlet D.

There is little structural difference between the built-in-form of cabinet shown in Figs. 1 and 2 and the wall type disclosed in Figs. 3 and 4 and for this reason the same reference characters have been applied to both forms of the in.

stant invention. In the cabinet type however, the trim is omitted and door 9 is hinged to the side Wall portion 6, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4 instead of to the trim as shown in Figs. 1 and 2.

With the structural arrangement just described it will be seen when the paper of feed roll Ila has been exhausted, its spool I5a may be withdrawn through guides 20 and openings 2|, to clear seats Illa for the next feed. roll Ila. To position a new roll of paper in the feed roll section C the bottom roll of the stack is lifted sufficiently to dislodge the extremities of its spool I5 from their seats I8 and to position said extremities in guideways 23 whereupon the spool will gravitate along guideways 22 into guideways I9, and descending guideways I9 as previously stated, will come to rest with its ends journalled in seats Ida as shown in Fig. 4 of the drawing, and with the paper roll protruding into outlet D to facilitate Withdrawal of the paper.

Although rolls of toilet paper and toweling have been referred to in the specification, it is to be understood these expressions are intended to embrace various rolled material such. as carpet, linoleum, wire netting and the like, all of which may be used in connection with the instant invention.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new and wish to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. An apparatus of the magazine type for storing material on and dispensing, it from the roll and comprising a containerformed with a magazine section, and a feed roll section arranged in superimposed and communicating relation, the feed roll section having a dispensing outlet, means for supporting a series of spool carried rolls of toilet paper, toweling or the like, in stacked formation within the magazine section, said means including vertically disposed, laterally spaced, parallel guides for engaging the opposite ends of the spools carrying said paper rolls and means at the lower extremities of the guides for supporting the spool of the bottom roll of said stack immediately above the feed roll section, said first mentioned means including guide means for directing the spools of the paper rolls into the upper ends of said vertical guides within the magazine section, means in comiection with the roll supporting means whereby the bottom roll may be removed from the stack and discharged into the feed roll section, said last mentioned means including vertically disposed laterally spaced parallel discharge guides communicating at their upper ends through horizontally disposed guides with th lower ends of the vertical guides in the magazine section, said discharge guides being disposed in a plane horizontally ofi-set with respect to the guides in the magazine section, and means at the lower ends of said discharge guides for automatically seating the spool of the discharged roll in paper supplying position relative to the dispensing outlet.

2. An apparatus of the magazine type for storing material on and dispensing it from the roll and comprising a container formed with communicating magazine and feed roll sections, the latter being provided with a dispensing outlet, means for supporting a series of spool carrying rolls of toilet paper or the lik in stacked formation in the magazine section with the bottom roll of the stack immediately above the feed roll section, said means including vertically disposed magazine guideways for engagingth opposite ends of spools carrying said paper rolls, said guideways being arranged in parallel-relation and terminating at their lower ends in spool supporting seats, means in connection with said seats whereby the bottom roll may be removed from the stack and discharged into th feed roll section, said last mentioned means including parallel discharge guideways forwardly offset with respect to the magazine guideways, said discharge guideways being formed at their lower ends with seats adapted to journal'the discharged roll in feeding position relative to the dispensing outlet.

3. An apparatus of the magazine type for storing material on and dispensing it from the roll and comprising a container formed with communicating magazine and feed roll sections, the latter being formed with a dispensing outlet, means for supporting a series of spool-carrying rolls of toilet paper or the like in stacked formation in the magazine section with the-bottom roll oi the stack immediately above the feed roll section, said means including vertically disposed magazine guideways for engaging the opposite ends of the spools carrying said rolls, said guideways being arranged in parallel relation and terminating at their lower ends in elbows, the bends of said elbows being formed with spool supporting seats, means in connection with said elbows whereby the bottom roll may be removed from the stack and discharged into the feed roll section, said last mentioned means including parallel discharge guideways forwardly offset with respect to the magazine guideways, the upper ends of said guideways being in communication with the free ends of said elbows and the lower ends thereof terminating in seats adapted to journal the discharged roll in feeding position relative to the dispensing outlet.

TOMASO CAVO'IO,

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Classifications
U.S. Classification242/560.3, 242/561, 312/45, 242/598.3
International ClassificationA47F1/08, A47F1/00, A47K10/32, A47K10/24, A47K10/38
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/38, A47F1/08, A47K2010/3253
European ClassificationA47K10/38, A47F1/08