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Publication numberUS2517485 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 1, 1950
Filing dateApr 14, 1947
Priority dateApr 14, 1947
Publication numberUS 2517485 A, US 2517485A, US-A-2517485, US2517485 A, US2517485A
InventorsHenning Lawrence M
Original AssigneeHenning Lawrence M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tape holding and cutting device
US 2517485 A
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Aug. 1, 1950 l.w M. HENNING 2,517,485

v TAPE HOLDING AND CUTTING DEVICE l Filed April 14, 194'? 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTON. Lawine/vee M Henning Aug. l, 1950 M. HENNING 2,517,485

' TAPE HOLDING AND CUTTING' DEvcE 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed April 14, 1947 @12g INVENTOR. Lawrence jl//fHe/vnmg manner.

Patented ug. l, 1950 UNITED STATES iPnTENT OFFICE TAPE HOLDING AND v(TI'IINC: DV

Lawrence M. Henning, Los ngeles, Calif.

` l Application April 14, 1947, serial Nd. 741,337

l The invention relates to vide a device that includes a casing for housing several rolls or spools of adhesive tape or the 4like of variousl widths, the tape being removable from any one of the rolls and out in strips of any desired lengths, in an easy and expeditious Another object er the yinvernaen is to prende va tape holding and cutting device in which the cutting means thereof is automatic in its action, that is, when the desired length of tape' is reu lmoved from the roll, a slight jerk on the length removed will render the cutting means active and cause the same to sever the tape', with the result it is possible for the user to remove a strip frein the roll, with oney hand, While the other hand is beingk used for holding a bandage or for Ianother purpose.

' A further object of the invention is the pio- "vision of a device of this character, wherein' the mechanism for holding the tape and the cutting of the saine is confinedy within a casing, so that it cannot collect' dirt or dust,-whi1e the rolls of tape will be protected from thevveather elements.

'A still further object of the inventionl is the :provision of a device of this character, wherein a free portion of the tape can be readily and easily grasped, when it is desired toI remove a length' thereof` from a roll withinthe casing of v,

the device.

Astil'l further object of the invention is the provision of a device of thisA character, wherein the cutting means is guarded against" any' possibility of the user cutting 'or injuring' the hands, lduring the process of' removing' and cutting the 'tape'.

A still further object' of the invention is the provision of a device of this character, wliich'is simple in construction, thoroughly reliable and efficient in operation, strong', durable, susceptible .of being hung from a support, readily and; easily operated,v and` inexpensive to manufacture and install.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the features of` construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will .be-hereinafter more fully described, illustrated ln the accompanying drawings, Which-disclose the preferred embodiment of the invention and pointed out in the claims hereunto appended.

' .I'ln the accompanying drawings:

Figure l is anendelevation-of the device constructed kin-v accordance withv the invention, the

tape holding. and cutting devices, and its general object is to prio- 6 Claims. (CVL 242525564) fcyliiidricai virali. y Apraised the required length ef tapeas may tje 2 .Y door by' dotted Ii-leS beihg SlWii in an open position.

Fig-ure 2 is a Sectional view taken ontlie line 2&2 of Figure l looking in the direction ci the arrows.-

Figure 3' is a sectional View taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2 looking in the direction of the arrows. Y

Figure 4 is a sectional view taken ori-the line 4wd of Figure 2 looking in the direction of the cutting position f Figure 6 ari-exploded perspective View* of cooperating parts of the-cutting' mechanism.

Figurey i7 is av perspective View' of the' tape' rack ofthe device.

Figure e is a perspective view or the cutter blade". 1 Figure 9 is a sectional View' taken on the-line Of Figur@V lIk looking in the direction of the arrows. l y Figure 10 is' a perspective view of the door prop.

--fs'i'rrrilar Yrei'errance characters indicate corresponding parts triroughout tlie several views` in 'the drawings. e

Referring to the drawings detail, it should se noted that the devi-ce' constituting the present invention includes a substantially cylindrical casing fc Having end walls fr and a portion of the cylindrical Wall,A is'irr fact'- a door l2 hinged as at r3 for vertical swinging movement; and is supported in vem open positiorrby a break-@jointed prop or bracket Hl whereby a longitudinally disposed openingor mouth lli1 is provided iiisa'i'd Through this' mouthitis discut in' a manner presently described.

y The end walls Hf have fixed thereto andestendi'ng centrally and inwardly therefrom, studs Ie providing trunnrons carried by a pair of' spaced parailelracketsl1 outside or the casing mi, with tire casing disposed thereletween, as snpwn in Figures ll, 2'` and 3L of thedrat'vifngs. Thebrackets li? increasei-'lii1 Width tdvlardtlf'ie rar eds'thref and@ termed. the rear' ends' and extending outwardly at" right 'angles thereto are attaching ears $181, the latter havingl openings therein for receiving screws`A on other'fastening means5 Bit for secur ing' .thel brackets to* a Walle or other support; as

indicated in said= Figures 1, 2. andl 3.

The end walls Il also have lugs 20 secu-red to "and extending laterally therefrom for engaging .with stops 2 t' cut'l andi struck inwardly fromh the trunnions blades 38.

fof the cutter bar 31. arcuate slot 4I extending alongthe length therebrackets I1 adjacent to the rear portions thereof for disposal in the path of the lugs 20, to limit rearward movement of the casing to its normal position in a rotary direction, as best seen in Figure 1 of the drawings.

Secured within the casing I0, in the form shown, are two disk-like partitions 22 and 23, respectively, the partitions each including a pair of walls having peripheral iianges formed thereon and directed toward each other for disposal in engagement, as shown in Figure 4, of the drawmgs. the ends of the casing to provide a wide space or compartment 24, and the partition 23 is arranged adjacent to one end wall to provide an in- The partition 22 is arranged midway of termediate compartment or space 25, and an I end compartment or space 26. Each of the spaces or compartments is adapted to receive a horizontally disposed upper and lower guide rolls or rods 44 and 45, respectively, between which a slot is provided through which the tape B is threaded, this rack 43 being made fast and in an upstanding position in confronting relation to the mouth I5, through which the severed tape is acquired.

The casing I0 at the end walls II thereof and exteriorly of the same, has a pair of coiled springs 46 attached thereto, these being also attached to the brackets I1, rearwardly of the said casing, and such springs urge and hold the latter in its normal position.

In the operation of the device, it might be mentioned that a length of tape is rst removed from the roll and the latter is then placed within its compartment. The length or portion which is indicated at C is arranged for disposal through roll A of adhesive tape B, the rolls being variable in widths in accordance with that of the compartments or spaces, that is the compartment 24 is for a roll or spool of two inch tape, thercompartment 25 for a roll of one inch tape, and the compartment 26 for a roll of one-half inch tape. However, the device can be made from only one roll or spool of tape of any width or for more than three rolls, as will be apparent.

Within the casing I0, near the end walls II thereof, and keyed or splined at 21 to the studs or curved arms 28 having at their lower` ends pivots 29, connecting thereto upright rocking levers 30 .for operating the cutting means and guard therefor. These levers 30 at their lower ends are pivoted at 3l to short links 32, which are also pivoted at 33 to the end walls Il below the studs or `trunnions I6, as best shown in Figure 5 of the drawings. The upper ends of the levers 30 are rearwardly directed and secured to and extending inwardly and laterally therefrom are pins 34.. The cutting means includes a pair of substantially arcuate shaped arms 35 disposed upon opposite ends of the studs or trunnions I6, which constitute pivots therefor, these arms 35 being directed ears 36 which have secured thereto and j bridging the same a cutter bar 31, the latter being formed with substantially triangular shaped There are in this instance three blades 38, one for each compartment or space, v and each blade is of` a length co-extensive with the width of its companion compartment, as best shown in Figures 2 and 4 of the drawings, with its beveled knife edge directed toward the compartment, as will be apparent.

The guard for the cutting means is of enlongated substantially U-shape, 4to provide limbs 39 that have their rear ends curved downwardly and are likewise pivotally mounted on the studs ,or trunnions I6, for disposal of the bight portion 40 of such-"guard adjacent to and in advance The limbs` 39-each has an of, while the arms 35, each has an oppositely po- 'sitioned arcuate shaped slot 42 arranged therein each other, and mounted in the slots are the pins 34 that are secured to the outer ends of the leivers 30. 1 AWithin the casing I0 at the delivery side of the device is a rack 43 having the closelyarranfged 1,

I6 are forwardly and downwardly.4

vand pulled outwardly in substantially a horizontal plane, which results in the tape being unwound from the roll. When the desired length is reached, the portion C is then given a quick downward movement or jerk. That movement results in the casing I0 partially rotating forwardly against the action of the springs 46. The forward rotation of the casing I0 moves the upper ends of the levers 3B forwardly, as shown in Figure 5 of the drawings, and such movement causes the pins 34 to ride forwardly in the slots 4I and 42 for rocking the cutting means and the guard, they being lowered simultaneously, but due to the fact that the arcuate slots 42 are upwardly directed, the cutter bar will move ahead of the bight portion of the guard adjacent to the end of the downstroke of the latter, and such movement of the cutter bar will cause the blade to sever the tape, as will be apparent upon inspection of Figure 5. After the strip has been severed, a relatively long portion remains to be grasped when it is desired to remove and sever a subsequent strip of tape from the roll.

What I claim is:

1. A tape holding and cutting device compris- I,ing a casing for housing a roll of tape and having .a mouth therein for the passage of a length of tape from the roll therethrough, bracket means with the casing mounted for rotation thereon, means to limit rotation of the casing in one direction, means for urging and holding the casing to and in its normal position, cutting means positioned in the casing and connected to the bracket means for rocking movement, and means for moving the cutting means against said length of tape for severing the same upon rotation of the casing with a quick movement in an opposite direction.

2. A tape holding and cutting device comprising a casing for housing a roll of tape and having a mouth therein for the passage of a length of tape from the roll therethrough, bracket means -with the casing mounted for rotation thereon, means to limit rotation of the casing in one direction, means for urging and holding the casing to and in its normal position, cutting means connected to the bracket means for rocking movement, means for moving the cutting means against said length of tape for severing the same upon rotation of the casing in an opposite direction, and guard means for the cutting means and connected to the bracket means and the cutting means for movement with the latter.

3. A tape holding and cutting `device comprising a casing for housing a roll of tape and having a mouth therein for passage of a length of tape from the roll therethrough, bracket means with the casing mounted for rotation thereon, means to limit rotation of the casing in one direction, means for urging and holding the casing to and in its normal position, cutting means connected to the bracket means for rocking movement, means for moving the cutting means against said length of tape for severing the same upon rotation of the casing in an opposite direction, means providing a slot Within the casing for passage of the tape, said cutting means being arranged relative to the slot to leave a length of tape projecting therethrough after the severing operation, and said casing being recessed to provide the mouth below the slot to facilitate gripping the length of tape projecting therethrough.

4. A tape holding and cutting device comprising =a casing for housing -a roll of tape and having a mouth therein for the passage of a length of tape from the roll therethrough, bracket means with the casing mounted for rotation thereon, means to limit rotation of the casing in one direction, means for urging and holding the casing to and in its normal position, cutting means including arms having one of their ends pivotally connected to the bracket means, means providing a slot within the casing for passage of the tape, a b` ade carrying cutter bar secured to and bridging the arms for disposal along the length of the slot, and levers having connection With the arms, the bracket means and the casing, vwhereby upon movement of the casing in an opposite direction the blade is moved against said length of tape for severing the same.

5. A tape holding and cutting device comprising a casing for housing a roll of tape and having a mouth therein for the passage of a length of tape from the roll therethrough, bracket means with the casing mounted for rotation thereon, means to limit rotation of the casing in one direction, means for urging and holding the casing to and in its normal position, cutting means including arms having one of their ends pivotally connected to the bracket means, means providing a slot Within the casing for passage of the tape, a blade carrying cutter bar secured to and bridging the arms for disposal along the length of the slot, levers having connection With the arms, the bracket means and the casing, lwhereby upon movement of the casing in lan opposite direction the blade is moved against said length of tape for severing the same, guard means for the cutting means and including limbs connected to the pivots of said arms, and means of connection between the levers and said limbs for movement of the guard means with the cutting means.

6. A tape holding and cutting device comprising a substantially cylindrical casing, partitions arranged in said casing for dividing the same int-o compartments, each compartment being adapted to receive a roll of tape, said casing having a longitudinally disposed opening providing a mouth in its cylindrical Wall, a hinged door for closing the opening, spaced parallel brackets having the casing mounted for rotation thereon and between the same, abutment means on the brackets, means on the casing and engaged with the abutment means to limit rotation of the casing in one direction to a normal position, means for urging and holding the casing to and in its normal position, cutting means connected to the brackets for rocking movement, and means for moving the cutting means against any one of the lengths of tape from the rolls for severing the same upon rotation of the casing in an opposite direction.

LAWRENCE M. HENNING.

No references cited.

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Referenced by
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US2685416 *Apr 25, 1952Aug 3, 1954Harry SmithHand-held dispenser for pressuresensitive tapes
US3087449 *Oct 3, 1960Apr 30, 1963Burlington Industries IncThread cutting means for sewing machines
US3111921 *Dec 31, 1959Nov 26, 1963Pfaff Ag G MProtected cutting device for sewing machines
US5020406 *Jul 6, 1990Jun 4, 1991Makita Electric Works, Ltd.Miter saw
Classifications
U.S. Classification83/649, 83/397, 83/662
International ClassificationB65H35/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65H35/0006
European ClassificationB65H35/00B