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Publication numberUS2456660 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 21, 1948
Filing dateAug 8, 1944
Priority dateAug 8, 1944
Publication numberUS 2456660 A, US 2456660A, US-A-2456660, US2456660 A, US2456660A
InventorsWerner Le Roy L
Original AssigneeWerner Le Roy L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing roll holder
US 2456660 A
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Dec. 21, 1948. LE ROY L. WERNER; 2,456,660

DI ESPENSING ROLL HOLDER Filed Aug. 8, 1944 3 Sheets-Sheet l IN V EN TOR.

' ATTORNEY 1948- LE ROY'L. WERNER 2,456,660

DISPENSING ROLL HOLDER Filed Aug. 8, 1944 3 Sheets-Sheet 2.

IN V EN TOR.

Lea R07 LI. Werner BY I ATTORNEY Dec. 21, 1948. LE ROY 1.. WERNER 2,

DISPENSING ROLL HOLDER Filed Aug. 8, 1944 s Shee'tS-She et a INVENTOR. LePoL L. Wrner A TTCRNEY Patented Dec. 21, 1948 DISPENSING ROLL HOLDER Le Roy L. Werner, Washington, D. 0. Application August 8, 1944, Serial No. 548,591

(Granted under the act of March 3, 1883, as amended April 30, 1928; 370 0. G. 757) 12 Claims.

The invention described herein, if patented, may be manufactured and used by or for the Government for governmental purposes without the payment to me of any royalty thereon.

The present invention relates to a cabinet for storing a plurality of rolls of sheet material, such as tracing paper, and for dispensing the paper from one roll and then a succeeding roll, as the first roll is exhausted. I 1

A primary object of the invention resides in the provision of a cabinet of relatively simple design which will not only maintain a large supply of the particular material in its original conditon of smoothness and cleanliness, but which also admits of the severance of sheets of the desired length from time to time as required.

Another object of the invention consists in providing a novel combination of cabinet, closure and multiple reel, wherein the supplemental reels, or the axles thereof, may be removed in a longitudinal direction for the purpose of substituting new rolls.

A further object of the invention resides in the provision of a novel mounting for the reel in combination with an automatically releasable means for maintaining the reel in any one of a plurality of positions.

A still further object of the invention consists in the provision of a fixed knife blade on the lower edge of the cabinet closure and a cooperating gasket, which not only facilitate the dispensing of the sheet sections but also serve to exclude dust and dirt from the interior of the cabinet.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which- I Figure 1 is a front elevational view of the complete cabinet.

Figure 2 is an end View of the disclosure of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a front elevatlonal view of the multiple reel and the interior of the cabinet, the front of the cabinet being removed, and parts broken away.

Figure 4 is a transverse sectional view of the reel and cabinet. 1

Figure 5 is an enlarged detail sectiona1 view of one end of the reel, showing the combined bearing and spring detent. T

Figure 6 is a perspective view of the combined bearing and spring detentper se, and

Figure 7 is an enlarged sectional view through the cutter and related parts. 7

As heretofore mentioned it is one of the pri.

mary objects of the invention to so store a plurality of rolls of paper as to avoid such wear and tear as often occur in the ordinary handling of rolls'of sheet material, exclude dust and dirt, and yet provide for easy and quick access to the paper and facilitate the procedure of obtaining a sheet of the desired length from time to time as may be necessary. To this end the rolls of paper are entirely inclosed in a cabinet I provided with a hinged closure 2. By referring to Figure 2 it will be noted that a portion of the wall at each end of the cabinet, as well as the upper portion of the front wall and the front of the top wall, are cut away so as to provide a front opening to facilitate access to the interior of the cabinet for the purpose of installing new rolls of paper when required. Correspondingly, the closure, which is hinged at 3 to the upper wall of the cabinet, includes a front portion 4 and end portions 5 and a top portion, thereby constituting a complete closure for the opening mentioned.

Rotatably mounted within the cabinet 1 is a reel 6 comprising a main shaft 1 and end discs 8 preferably formed of plywood. The ends of the shaft 1 may be supported in bearings 9 formed on or secured to brackets in which are in turn fastened to the end walls of the cabinet immediately in back of the front opening and adjacent the bottom of the opening, for a purpose which will appear hereinafter. Adjacent the peripheries of the end discs 8 are mounted a plurality of secondary reels, comprising spacer tubes ll contacting the inner faces of the reel discs 8 and retained in clamping position therewith by means of tie rods l2 passing through the discs and tubes and provided with wing nuts l3 for securely clamping the parts in rigid association. Six ofthese supplemental reels are shown in the present embodiment of the invention, and provide what may be termed a multiple reel, but the number of course may be varied between wide limits.

The reel 6 is intended to be releasably held in various positions, six in the present instance, so as to hold the particular roll being operated upon, at aconvenient position in relation to the dispensing cutter to be later described. For this purpose one or both ends of the main reel are provided with hexagonal hubs l l adapted to cooperate with a leaf spring IS. The hub l4 may be loosely mounted on the shaft 1 externally of the disc 8 and is clamped against the outer'face thereof by means ofbolts l6. Welded or otherwise fixedly secured to the shaft 1 on the opposite side of disc 8 is another hub l1, and the bolts it, of which three are shown, may be threaded through both hubs and the intermediate disc, and the parts firmly locked together by means of nuts l 8 threaded on the inner ends of the bolts.

In order to sup-port the spring in correct position for cooperation with the several faces of the hub M- the bearing bracket [6 is' formed with an extension l9 terminating at a point just shortof the outer face of the adjacent disc 8, and the spring may be secured to this extension, by rivet-- ing or the like, so as to overhang the hub and press upon the hub faces as they are presented to it. By this means it will be apparent tfiattfie main reel'body will be releasably-held intsix different positions, and that consequently any one of the six rolls of paper can be releasably siip ported in a position adjacent the front opening in the casing for suitable cooperation witli the dispensing means which will now be described; Fixed to the lower and free edge of the closure Us :5; knife blade 20, and the outer face of the e ostr'e is preferabi rabbeted a's atzl so that the todyoi the blade will lie flush with the closure surface. This blade extends almost from end to end 6f theexterior of the cabinet and is secured in position by screws 22. As will be tinted by an inspectioii' of Figures 4 and '7', the letter eageo the closure is spaced slightly above the loWt ede of the cabinet opening for the purpose of forming" a dispensing opening or slot zsgena the sharpened edgeof the blade extends downwardly slightly below the outer end of this slot. Qoonerating with the inner face of the blade so as to seal the slot 23 against the enti'siioe of dust and to provide a close contact of tiiei'ssi iiig paper sheet with the dating edge of the blade, is a resilient gasket 24 of rubber or tiie iiie which may be cemented in a rabbeted poi'tio ze of the cabinet. The blade may be retaiiied in this operative position by-means of ahasp and staple arrangement 26 which secures the cabihe't door or closure its closed position.

Assuming the cabinet to be loaded with ons of paper, each mounted on one of the secondary reels Ii, the ion closest to the cabinet opening is univoiifid' and the free end of the not is brought oiitfbeyonii the gasket 2 The pring l5 tearing against a rate of the hub M exerts sufficient pressoie there-on to resist the pull on the web ornateriei being dispensed. When the required length or paperhas been enrolled the door 2 is oiosed locked nosed position by means of the nest :26 one the sheet sev red from the main body by progressively pulling upwardly on the paper beginning from one of its edges so that-it is-sheared by the blade 20-. This procedure is repeated from time to time as paper is needed until the entire roll is consumed. The reel is then turned one step, against the pressure oi. e l5, to present a ion in "position to be dispensed. b After a number of the rolls have been consemen, the supply may be replenished by openin theensure 2 and removing the secondary i'eeis they presente to thefront opening of the cabinet. This ma be eoooiiipiisnea by reiiiovi ig the testicular wing out I13; and withdiewiiig the tie rod [2 from its time i I, this move-- ment being provided for by reason or the end openings in the osbinetwhieii are norm-any closed by the" ens t of the closure. T-he new iron may be iii tailed by i eversingtne above procedure and again applying the-wine nut =l3 to its tie red.

white the cabinet is intended primarily tor storing and dispensing a single type of tapes it will be obvious that paper of different rades or types could be mounted on the several secondary shafts, and the particular roll desired could be moved to the front" of the cabinet for use, as occasion arose.

From the foregoing description considered in connection with the attached drawings it will be abundantly clear that I have devised a storage and dispensing cabinet capable of storing a relatively large supply of paper in roll form in a minimum of space; that the rolls are entirely closed against the entrance of dust while permitti'ng the expeditious dispensing of the material; that new rolls may be readily installed with a negligible amount'of time and labor; that the combination of knife and gasket provide a dustproof closure for the dispensing slot as well as an excellent guide for the issuing sheet; and that the entire device is composed of few and inexpensive parts which may be easily assembled.

In accordance with the patent statutes I have deserited what fno'w believe to be the preferred fdlin" of the invention, butsin ce various changes maybe made to structuraldetails without departing from the spirit o'fthe invention it is intended thatall such details be included within thescope oftl'ie appended claims. What is claimed is: l. A storage and dispensing device, including a eabinet," a closure therefor, a reel rotatably rn'o'uiiteu in the eabinet, a knife blade fixed to the free edge of the closure, and a strip of gasket material' -mounted on the cabinet adjacent the free edge oi the closure and lying flat against the knife blade when the closure is shut.

2. Astor-age and dispensing device, including a 'e'ebinet; a-pivoted closure therefor, a reel rotatenv mounted in the cabinet, a knife blade fi xed to the free edgeoi the closure, a strip of gasket material mounted on the cabinet adja-v cent the free edge of the closure and lying flat against the knife blade when the closure is shut, and means for normally retaining the closure and blade in such position.

3 A storage and dispensing device, including a cabinet; a closure pivoted to the cabinet adjacent the upper edge thereof and adapted to si 'v'ne downwardly into closed position, a knife bl de fixed to the lower free edge of the closure, at strip of gasket material set into the body of thec'abinet i'n'a position tozbe engaged by a side of the biadewhee the closure is in closed positio-n,ssaid blade and gasket extending substantially the entire length of the cabinet.

, '4. storage and dispensing device, including a cabinet, a portion of the front and ends of the cabinet, being; open, a closure for the openings in the front and ends of the cabinet, at multiplereelin the cabinet including a main shaft and a plurality of secondary shafts spaced about theperipheryof the reel body, said secondary shafts. adapted to be brought into alignment wi-tlr theppening-s in the ends of the cabinet as the reel is rotated.

5. A storageanddispensing device, including a cabinet, a portion of the front and ends of the cabinet being open, a closure for the openings in rotated, and means for automatically locking the reel in such positions.

6. A storage and dispensing device, including a cabinet, a portion of the front and ends of the cabinet being open, a closure for the openings in the front and ends of the cabinet, a multiple reel rotatably mounted in the cabinet, said reel including a main shaft and a plurality of secondary shafts spaced about the periphery of the reel body, said secondary shafts adapted to be brought into alignment with the openings in the ends of the cabinet as the reel is rotated, a hub mounted on the main shaft and provided with a number of faces corresponding with the number of secondary shafts, and spring means for releasably engaging one of said faces.

7. A storage and dispensing device, including a cabinet, aligned bearings secured to the end walls of the cabinet, a reel including a shaft and a pair of end discs thereon, the ends of the shaft disposed in said bearings, hubs permanently secured to the shaft adjacent the inner faces of the reel discs, hubs loosely mounted on the shaft adjacent the outer faces of the discs, and means passing through each disc for connecting the hubs on the opposite faces thereof.

8. A storage and dispensing device, including a cabinet, a reel composed of a shaft and a pair of loosely-mounted discs thereon, hub members permanently secured to the shaft inwardly of the discs, hub members loosely mounted on the shaft exteriorly of the discs, clamping bolts passing through each disc and its associated hub members, and bearings in the cabinet supporting the ends of the shaft.

9. A storage and dispensing device, including a cabinet, a reel composed of a shaft and a pair of discs, hub members permanently secured to the shaft inwardly of the discs, hub members loosely mounted on the shaft exteriorly of the discs, clamping bolts passing through each disc and its associated hub members, bearing brackets mounted on the ends of the cabinet, bearings mounted on said brackets, the ends of the shaft being mounted in the bearings, one of said loosely-mounted hub members having a non-circular outer surface, and means connected with the adjacent bearing bracket for cooperation with the non-circular surface of the hub member.

10. A storage and dispensing device, including a cabinet, a reel composed of a shaft and a pair of discs secured thereto, a hub fixed to said shaft exteriorly of one of said discs, said hub having its periphery formed with a plurality of flat surfaces, bearings in which said shaft is mounted, brackets securing the bearings to the cabinet, a. lateral extension on the bracket adjacent the hub, and resilient locking means on the extension for engaging the fiat surfaces of the hub to releasably lock the reel in various positions.

11. A storage and dispensing cabinet including a top, bottom, front, back and two end walls, said front wall being open from the top to a point adjacent the bottom, a closure hinged to the top wall and adapted to close the front opening, a knife blade fixed to the free edge of the closure, and forming an extension thereof, and a strip of gasket material set into the front wall of the cabinet so as to be tightly engaged by the side of the blade when the closure is in closed position.

12. A storage and dispensing cabinet including a top, bottom, front, back and two end walls, adjacent portions of the front, top and end walls being open, a closure hinged to the top wall and comprising a front, top and end sections for closing said openings, a knife blade extending beyond the free edge of the closure and fixed thereto, and a strip of gasket material set into the frontwall of the cabinet so as to be tightly engaged by the side of the blade when the closure is in closed position.

LE ROY L. WERNER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification225/35, 225/40, 225/47, 312/34.22
International ClassificationB65H35/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65H35/0006
European ClassificationB65H35/00B