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Publication numberUS2419798 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 29, 1947
Filing dateMay 1, 1945
Priority dateMay 1, 1945
Publication numberUS 2419798 A, US 2419798A, US-A-2419798, US2419798 A, US2419798A
InventorsStone Guthrie B
Original AssigneeStone Guthrie B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toilet tissue holder
US 2419798 A
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April 29, 1947. STONE 2,419,798

TOILET TISSUE HOLDER Filed May 1, 1945 Inventor Gui/Erie 5 Jzone;

Patented Apr. 29, 1947 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE TOILET TISSUE HOLDER Guthrie B. Stone, SpringwatenN. Y. Application May 1, 1945, Serial No. 591,263

The present invention relates to a novel and improved holder for a standard or conventional roll of toilet tissue, and the purpose of the invention is to structurally, functionally, and otherwise improve upon paper roll holders of similar types on the market and patented or otherwise known.

Needless to say, I am aware that various types of holders are now in vogue and that it is not new to provide a rotary reel style which is supported on the wall in such a way that the reel disposes the roll of paper at approximate right angles to the surface of the wall. These types of holders are such that the customary cardboard hub or tube of the complete roll is simply slipped over the rotary portion of the reel type holder and held fixedly in place.

In carrying out the principles of the present invention, I provide a novel structural adaptation which is characterized by the utmost of simplicity in construction and design and is highly satisfactory and otherwise aptly intended and fitted to serve the desired purposes of quick application and removal of the full and depleted roll.

In carrying out my aims, I have found it expedient and practicable to provide a Wall fixture in the form of a plate which is bolted or otherwise anchored on the wall, this having a pin extendin therefrom and said pin constituting a spindle, there being an especially designed drum mounted on said pin to function as a mandrel, and the latter having friction retention springs projectible to positions appropriate to hold the roll in place and to permit the paper to be satisfactorily unwound for tearing and use.

Other features and advantages will become more readily apparent from the following description and the accompanying illustrative drawing.

In the drawing, wherein like numerals are employed to designate like elements and parts throughout the views:

Figure 1 is an elevational view showing the holder in place and the manner in which it is used.

Figure 2 is a longitudinal view with part in section and elevation showing the construction and association of all of said parts.

Figure 3 is an end elevational view observing the structure of Figure 2 in a direction from right to left.

Figure 4 is a View of the opposite end, that is, observing structure of Figure 2 in a direction from left to right.

4 Claims. ((1242-5542) Figure 5 is a transverse section on the plane of the line 55 of Figure 2, looking in the direction of the arrows.

Referring now to the various figures and parts of said figures by distinguishing reference numerals, it will be seen that there are two principal components or parts, one constituting the socalled bracket or fixture 1 and the other the rotary drum or mandrel 8.

I The unit or part I comprises a disk-like metal or equivalent plate 9- having equi-distant countersunk bolt holes I 0 marginally arranged to facilitate anchorage on a Wall, or the like II This includes a central outstanding pin I 2 which is welded or otherwise secured in place asat I3,

said pin constituting a relatively stationary shaft on which the drum or mandrel 8 is rotatably mounted. Also mounted on the haft is a bendable wire rod 14 having its ends l5 coiled and tis extremities bent in diametrically opposite directions, and longitudinally bowed as indicated at it. These end portions constitute friction retaining detentssuch as will be evident from the following description. 1

Themandrelunit 8 comprises a cylinder ll of appropriate diameter, this concentrically surrounding the shaft [2. At theright-hand end it is provided with a centrally apertured spider i 8 which supports it in place on the corresponding end of said pin. The pin at this point is provided with a washer l9 and a cotter-key 20 to assist in assembling and retaining the parts. Also at this end a closing cap 2| is provided, this having an annular flange 22 which snaps frictionally into the open end of the cylinder. The cylinder is provided with diametrically opposite longitudinally spaced slots 23 through and beyond which the spring detents l6 project. It might be mentioned that the crown portions of the detents project through the slots to, obviously, frictionally engage the usual sleeve or hub of the conventional roll of toilet tissue 24. At the left-hand end of the cylinder is a cup-shaped head comprising a disk-like body 25 with a marginal flange 26 which surrounds the marginal edge of the attaching pate 9. Struck out from the central portion of the disk 25 are laterally bent tongues 21 and these are bent at right angles and welded or otherwise secured to the inner surface of the adjacent end of the cylinder ll. The hub portion of the plate or disk 25 is rotatable on the shaft l2. It is to be noted that the entire mandrel 8 rotates in respect to the relatively fixed shaft l2 and also carries the parts l4, l5 and I6 around with it. It follows that the unit ,1 is

characterized by the wall plate 9, shaft I2 and washer and cutter-key at the right of the shaft. The mandrel, on the other hand, includes the cylinder, spider l8, closing cap 2|, cup-shaped head 25 and detents Hi.

The construction is of suflicient simplicity and obviousness as to details to permit to be clearly understood. Also the manner of applying and removing the roll of paper would seem to be selfevident.

A careful consideration of the foregoing description in conjunction with the invention as illustrated in the drawings will enable the reader to obtain a clear understanding and impression of the alleged features of merit and novelty sufficient to clarify the construction of the invention as hereinafter claimed.

Minor changes in shape, size, materials and rearrangement of parts may be resorted to in actual practice so long as no departure is made from the invention as claimed.

I claim:

1. In a toilet tissue holder of the class described, a plate adapted to be fastened on a wall, said plate having an outstanding relatively fixed shaft, a cup-like element opposed in parallelism to said plate and concentrically surrounding the shaft and rotatable on said shaft and having a marginal flange surrounding the outer perimeter of said wall plate, a cylinder attached to said element and rotatable, on said shaft, said cylinder having diametrically opposite longitudinally spaced slots, and spring detent elements mounted on said shaft and having longitudinally bowed portions projecting outwardly through and beyond said slots.

2. A' toilet tissue holder of the class described comprising a disk-like plate adapted to be securely fastened on a wall, said plate having a central outstanding shaft, a cylinder surrounding said shaft, said cylinder having a spider at one end rotatable on said shaft, and a cup-like head at the opposite end also rotatable on said shaft, said cylinder being provided with diametrically opposite longitudinally spaced slots. and spring detents rotatably mounted on said shaft and having a portion projecting through and beyond said slots.

3. A toilet tissue holder comprising in combi nation, a, plate adapted for mounting on a wall, a shaft secured to said plate, a hollow mandrel rotatable on said shaft, said mandrel being formed with diametrically opposed, longitudinally spaced slots, and a resilient rod coiled medially of its length to provide a pair of mutually spaced bearings, the end portions of said rod being arcuated to form longitudinally extending, bowshaped detents, said bearings being rotatably positioned on said shaft and each of said detents projecting upwardly through one of said v slots.

4. A toilet tissue h'older comprising in combination, a plate adapted for mounting on a well, an outwardly projecting shaft secured at one end thereof to said plate, a hollow mandrel rotatably and removably mounted on said shaft, said mandrel comprising a cylindrical mid-portion formed with a pair of diametrically opposed, longitudinally spaced slots, acup-shaped flange secured at one end of said mid-portion and rotatably enclosing said plate, and a removable cap at the remaining end of said mid-portion, and a resilient wire rod coiled medially of its length to provide a pair of mutually spaced bearings, the end portions of said rod being arcuated and forming longitudinally extending bow-shaped detents, said'bearings being rotatably positioned on said shaft, each of said detents projecting outwardly through one of said slots, and the extremities of said rod extending to the interior of said mandrel.


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U.S. Classification242/571.5, 242/597.5
International ClassificationA47K10/24, A47K10/38
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/3836
European ClassificationA47K10/38C