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J. E. WYNN TAPE HOLDER Oct. 17, 1950 Filed Oct. 11, 1946 IN VEN TOR.
' JAMES E. WYNN A TTORNEJ MZM Patented Oct. 17, 150
V UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE TAPE HOLDER James E. Wynn, Norman, Okla.
Application October 11, 1946, Serial No. 702,662
1 Claim. 1 This invention relates to mechanics accessories, and aims to provide a novel, practical, and useful tape holder adapted to be carried by and suspended from the belt of the user. The device is particularly adapted to be used by men engaged in filling and covering the spaces or seams between wall boards of any common type, wherein a supply of tape is required, and it enables the user to unroll and tear off the length of tape needed, using only one hand. The holder may readily be supplied with a fresh roll of tape when the old roll has been used up.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a tape holder which is simple in construc-- tion and use as well as inexpensive in cost of manufacture.
The above and other objects will become apparent in the following description, wherein characters of. reference refer to like-numbered parts in the accompanying drawing. It is to be noted that the drawing is intended for the pur-- pose of illustration only, and it is neither desired nor intended to limit the invention necessarily to any or all of the specific details of construction shown, excepting insofar as they may be deemed essential to the invention.
Referring briefly to the drawing, Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of one form of the holder.
Fig. 2 is a side elevational view of the same, showing the front wall in the open position in broken lines and in the closed position in full lines.
Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 33 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a front elevational view of a modified form of tape holder.
Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4.
Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral ID indicates the rear wall, having the upper and lower spacers I! and i2, respectively, rigid thereon and having the drum 13 also rigidl mounted, by means of the screws or the like 25, midway between the upper spacer l l and the lower spacer i2. The front wall M is swingably attached to the lower spacer [2 by means of the hinge l5 and is releasably secured to the upper spacer II by means of the resilient latch ll comprising a. male member [8 and a female member I9. The slots 20 adapt the device to be worn on the belt 2! of the user. A roll of tape is shown in broken lines at 22 in position for use.
In the modified form of holder, shown in Figs. 4 and 5 parts similar to the first form of holder are numbered similarly with the addition of the suffix"a. The front wall [4a is pivotally attached to the spacer l2a, by means of the screw 23 and is releasably secured to the drum [30, by means of the screws 24'. There is no upper spacer on the modified form of holder.
In use, the device is worn suspended from the belt 2| by means of the slots 20 provided therefor. In the first form of the holder, when the roll of tape 22 is exhausted and it is desired to replace it with a fresh roll, the latch I7 is released by pulling outward on the front wall [4, thereby disengaging the male member of the latch 18 from the resilient female member l9 and swinging the front wall M out of the way by means of the hinge l5. After a new roll of tape is slipped over the drum [3, the front wall [4 is moved back up to the closed position and the latch I! engaged, thereby securing the front wall I4 in the closed position and making the device ready for use.
The modified form of the device is worn similarly, but in order to replace an exhausted roll of tape with a new one the screw 24 is unscrewed a sufficient distance to clear the drum l3a, and thus the front wall Ma may be pivoted about the screw 23 and out of the way to allow the insertion of a fresh roll of tape. In closing the device following the insertion of a roll of tape, the front wall Ma is pivoted back into position over the drum l3a and the screw 24 is tightened, thereby securing the front wall to the drum 13a and making the device ready for use.
Obviously, modifications in form and structure may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.
A tape holder comprising a, rear upright member, upperand lower horizontal members of equal length rigid with said rear upright member, a cylindrical core of substantially the same length as said upper and lower members rigid with said upright member intermediate said upper and lower members, said lower member being positioned at the base of said rear upright member, a front upright member pivotally secured at its base on an axis parallel with said rear upright member to the forward extremity of said lower member and normally parallel with said rear upright member and extending upward to a level slightly above said upper member, said rear upright member being longer than said front upright member and having an upward extension terminating substantially above the upper REFERENCES CITED extremity of said front upright member, said The followm r f extension having belt-engaging means for susme of this erences are of record m the pending the tape holder from a belt, and a latch for releasably securing said front upright mem- 5 UNITED STATES PATENTS her in said normal position, said latch compris- Number Name Date ing two members, one of said latch members be- 708,378 MacMurray Sept. 2, 1902 ing mounted on the upper surface of said upper 1,182,124 Westbrook May 9, 1916 member, the other of said latch members being 1,5 7,7 Best Dec" 29 1925 mounted on the upper extremity of said front 10 2,411,293 Rochner 19, 1946 upright member.
JAMES E. WYNN.