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TOILET PAPER HOLDER ATTACHMENT Filed April 16, 1946 INVENTOR. zeyifzk iolisf ATTORNEY.
Patented Jan. 13, 1948 UNITED" STATES PATENT OFFICE Anestis Foltis, Jackson Heights, N. Y.
Application April 16, 1946, Serial No. 662,645
This invention is an improved holder and particularly a holder for paper formed into a roll, such as toilet paper; so designed as to enable a roll of such paper to be quickly mounted in the usual wall recess where it is kept within easy reach.
Toilet paper is generally supported on a cylindrical member having a fixed projection at one end and a yieldable projection in the form of a depressible stud at the other end. The roll comes from the manufacturer wound on a cardboard cylinder and the supporting member is inserted into this cylinder so that the paper can b disposed in a recess or casing where it is kept to be unrolled and detached bit by bit till the roll is exhausted. The casing is built into the wall of the bathroom or other compartment having the toilet seat, tank and other plumbing fixtures.
The depressible stud is pushed out into projecting position by a compressed spring, and when the paper is mounted in the casing, this stud must be retracted to enable the paper to be thrust into the casing or recess and afterwards be supported with the projections in small bearings at the sides of th casing. With the holder constructed in the prevalent fashion, the task of putting the roll of paper into place is more or less difficult, and often entails much annoyance and discomfort, because of pinched fingers or even broken finger nails.
An important object of my invention is to provide a holder which comprises a member adapted to permit a roll of toilet paper to be mounted in the casing set up for it, with ease and safety; and which is simple and eflicient in construction and capable of being produced at low cost.
On the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1 is a front view of a toilet paper holder according to my invention;
Figure 2 is an end elevation thereof.
Figure 3 is a perspective view showing one end of my improved holder;
Figure 4 is a view of what appears on Figure 3, seen from the opposite end; and
Figure 5 is a sid view, and Figure 6 a perspective of one end, of another form of my invention.
The body of my improved holder is shown at I. It has the form of a hollow cylinder, of cardboard, metal, or etc., with an ear or lug 2 at one end bent over inward and having a bulge at the center, in line with the axis of the cylinder to make a stud 3. The casing in which the holder is supported is indicated at 4. This casing may be simply a recess in the wall, or it may be of wood, metal or tiling, having bearings 6 in its opposite sides. The other end of the holder has a long integral laterally bent projection 5 serving as a handle; and the projection 5 also has a bulging part 3 in line with the axis of the cylinder to make another stud 3. The handle is flexible and resilient and so is the projection or lug 2.
To put the roll of paper in the recess 4, one inserts the holder through the center which is usually lined with a cardboard sleeve l0. One stud 3 at the left goes into the bearing 6 at one side of the recess or casing 4. At the same time, the stud or projection 5 is pressed towards the cylinder l. The other stud 3 can thus be made to clear the adjacent side of the recess 4 till it comes into line with the other bearing 6. The handl is then released and it pushes the stud 3 it carries into the adjacent bearing. The whole operation is thus very easily managed with no trouble whatever.
The holder 1' of Figures 5 and 6 is operated in the same manner. It has studs 8 at the two ends; each made by several ears 9 projecting from the body, all bent over inward and otherwise shaped as required to constitute the studs or trunnions 8. The ears 9 are flexible and resilient to a sufficient extent to enable them to yield when the holder is slipped into the recess 4. One projection is thrust into a bearing opening 6 and the other projection gives when it comes into contact with the other side of the recess and snaps into the adjacent bearing as soon as it registers therewith.
The roll of paper I and sleeve in turn freely on th body as the paper is unrolled.
It is therefore apparent that the paper holder abov described is a very handy fixture and eliminates all of the inconvenience heretofore encountered in installing a device of this type. It is quite simpl and requires no efiort to operate as required, and very inexpensive to manufacture. And while I have described some preferred embodiments, I am not limited to the actual structure shown, but may adopt variations in shape, size and arrangement of parts without deviating from the principle of the invention or exceeding the scope and meanings of the terms in which the appended claims are expressed.
Having described my invention, what I believe to be new is:
1. A holder for a roll of paper comprising a hollow cylindrical body to support said roll, said body being open at both ends and having a projection at each end, each projection being connected to the body at one side thereof and extend- 3 ing across the longitudinal axis of the body, said projection being formed to present outward bulging studs in line with the axis to form trunnions for engaging bearing recesses in a support for said holder.
2. A holder according to claim 1 which has one of said projections extended across the body and beyond the opposite side thereof and being resilient to serve as a handle therefor.
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