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Publication numberUS2535621 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 26, 1950
Filing dateMar 25, 1947
Priority dateMar 25, 1947
Publication numberUS 2535621 A, US 2535621A, US-A-2535621, US2535621 A, US2535621A
InventorsAndrews Mark B
Original AssigneeAndrews Mark B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispenser for tape
US 2535621 A
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Dec.` 26, 1950 M. B. ANDREWS 2,535,621

DISPENSER FOR TAPE Filed March 25, 1947 Patented Dec. 26, 195o Marlrli. Andrews, Kirkwood, M0.`

Application March 25, 1947, Serial No. 736,928

The present invention relates to a dispenser for tape. More particularly, it relates to a dispenser for holding a plurality of rolls of tape, such as that used for indicating prices or thelilre, in such wise that any selected one of the rolls may be employed to supply tane for use at lany time.

An object of the invention is to provide a tape 14. claims. (ol. 24a-55.4)

dispenser that will conveniently hold a plurality of rolls of tape, and which has a support for these rolls that may be moved to dispose any selected roll in a dispensing position. .A further `obiect of the invention is to provide such a mechanism wherein the rolls may be easily replenished as required.` I

A furtherobject or the invention is to provide a kdispenser ci this type that is particularly adapted for use with pressure-sensitive cellophane tane. A particular object of the invention is to provide a dispenser for use with cellophane tape in several rolls, with means for holding the end of each roll, and means for holding all of the rolls movably so that a selected one may be brought to position for dispensing therefrom. A particular object is to provide a dispenser in the preceding sentence wherein a cutter is lo- Fig. 5 is a section taken on `the line -5 ofl Fig. 1. I Y

`The dispenser includes a support I!! that mayl be in the formof an elongated member having a hub ,I I, ahandle l2, and opposite the handle a transversely Aextending ledge element I 3. This ledge supports a severing blade M.'

The hub receives a` swivel pin It. A disc I 8 has a hub is also engaged with the pin I6. so`

that the disc is rotatable on the support l Around the periphery of the disc I8 are several tape holding devices, generally indicated at 2i; Each has a headed pin 22 permanently attached into the disc. Each pin receives a pair of blocks 23 that are rotatably mounted upon'the pin and' may be separated in suitable manner by separatev ing washers `2li. Likewise, they may be kept from surfaceengagement with the disc I8 by hub-like projections 25 adjacent the junction ofthe pins 22 with'the disc.

These blocks 23 are preferably flat on opposite sides. as shown at 21. Each one is designed to receive and frictionally support the pasteboard ring core 28 of a roll of tane 23. The blocks are sized so that the tape rolls may be slipped over them and will be held for convenient removal,"

but will be held against accidental removal.

Outwardly from each of the pins 22, there is a pin 3| that maydesirably be mounted in aprojection 32 extending from the periphery of the disc I8. These pins 3| constitute means-to bold the ends of the tane strios from the tape rols on adjacent tape holding devices. The pins extend from the disc I8 outwardly so as to be dis- One of the particularly valuable uses for thisV dispenser is in connection with price marking,` in which case there may be ten tane roll holders, providine ten numerals from which all comhina-k tions of prices may be derived. Other numbers of rolls may be employed with the minor modiflcations that would be obvious.

When a particular number is desired. the op erator. holdin# the handle I2 in one hand. turns.

the disc I8 until the number is located adiacent the transverse bar I3 and the blade I4. Thereupon, he draws the end of the tane forward un- 4til the proper amount to be severed i: bevond the edge of the blade I 4. He can then draw the tape tight by moving the thumb of his other hand, engaging the handle I2, against one `oi the"v While thus -boldinsr the disc' I8= with one hand. and the end of the tane with the" other, the operator draws the free end of the taneY acrossthe edge of the blade I4, 'thereby 'severingV proiections 32.

the amount desired.

It will be seen -that in this operation.` as it is normallv performed, the iinal free end ofth'e tane will engage over the adjacent rod 3l, and

there. stick so that the tane cannot fall off of the block 23, nor can the block soin around so that ing a removal.

it can easily be pulled off such pin so as to be accessibly outstanding from the main body on the roll. This latter feature is a valuable one having more general application than to this dispenser, although particularly desirable herein.

What is claimed is:

l. In a portable dispenser for tape and the like, a support including a handle portion for supporting said dispenser during use, a severing device on the support, La rotatable member on the support, a plurality of tape holding means on the rotatable member, said tape holding means being disposed around the center of the rotatable member.

2. In a portable dispenser for tape and the like., a support including a handle portion for supporting said dispenser during use, a severing ydevice on the support, a rotatable member on the support, a plurality of tape holding means on the rotatable member, said tape holding meansbeing disposed around the center of the rotatable member, and fixed members attached to the rotatable 'memben there being vone -iixed member for each tape holding means. the fixed members extending a'diacent the tape holding means for engagementwith tape ends of tape rolls on said tape holding means,

'3. In 'a'portable dispenser fortape Vand -the like,

asupport :including ahandle portion v-fcr supportingsaid dispenser during use, a lsevering `device on the support, a rotatable member on 'the support, a plurality `of tape holding means on the-rotatable member, said tape vholding means 'being disposed around 'the center of the rotatable member, and tape end receiving means rigidly mounted `on the rotatable member, there being one such receiving means adjacent each tape holding means.

d. In a portable dispenser for tape and 'the like, a support including a handle portion forfsupporting 'said dispenser `during use and having a bearing portion Vand a transversely projecting arm, a rotatable member, pivot Vmeans engaging the support at its bearing portion and engaging the rotatable member to attach the member :to 'the support for rotation thereon. 'the transverse on 'the vsupport extending `adjacent', the edge oi" the :rotatable member and having a severing meansthereon, and ya plurality-of tape spool holding means rotatably supported on the rotatable memben'andarranged around the pivot means.

5. In a dispenser for 'tape and vthe'llre. a support having 'a vbearing portion and a transversely projecting arm, a `rotatable member, pivot means engaging the 'support at 'its bearing portion and engaging the rotatable 'member to attach the member to the support for rotation thereon, the transverse arm on the support extending adjacent theedge of the rotatable vmember and'having aisevering means thereon, a plurality `of tap spool holding means rotatably supported on the `rotatable member, and arranged around vthe 'pivot means, said tape spool holding means comprising pins Yattached at one end to the rotatable `member, blocks'pivotally mounted-on the vpins for riotional engagement with the cores of tape rolls,

6.111 a tape dispenser, 'an elongated support:

comprising a handle portion, and a cutter Aportion, at opposite ends of the support, a 'member rotatably attached to Vthe support between the handle "portion and the 'severing portion, the rotatable member having la plurality of Ytape holding devices arranged :around its periphery and ing normal `thereto adjacent the periphery movable, by rotation of the rotatable member, to bring a selected tape holding device adjacent the cutter portion.

7. In a tape dispenser, an elongated support comprising a handle portion, and a-cutter portion, at opposite ends of the support, a member rotatably attached to the support between the handle portion and the severing portion, the rotatable member having Va plurality of tape holding Adevices arranged around its periphery and movable, by rotation of the rotatable member, to

bring a selected tape holding device adjacent the cutter portion, and means on the rotatable member projecting therefrom and engageable by the hand at the handle, for holding the rotatable member still.

8. In a tape dispenser, an elongated support comprising a handle portion, and a cutter portion, at opposite ends o' the support, a member rotatably attached to the support between the handle portion and the `severing portion, the `rotatable member having a plurality of tape holding v'dev-ices arranged arounollits periphery and movable, by rotation of the rotatable member, to 'bring fa selected tape holding device adjacent the cutter portion, means on the rotatable member projecting therefrom and engageableby the hand at the handle, for holding the rotatable member still, and tape `.retaining means adjacent each tape holding device.

9. A device of the type described,

extending handle portion at one end of said support member; a disc-like member rotatably mounted on the support member; and a plurality of tape `roll `supporting means rotatably mounted on the disc-like member adjacent the periphery thereof.

10. A device of the type described, comprising -on said arm-like portion; Aa disc-like member rotatably mounted on the support member; and a plurality of tape vroll supporting means rotatably mounted on the disc-like member ad-Y jacent the periphery thereof.

11. A device of the type described, comprising an elongated support member, a longitudinally extending handle portion at lone end of said support member; a disc-like member rotatably mounted on the support member; a plurality lof a. tape roll supporting means rotatably mounted on the disc-like member about the center thereof; and a plurality of stud-like members fastened at onen end to the disc-'like member and extendci said disc-'like member.

12. A device of the type described, comprising a support member; a handle portion adjacent one end of said support member; a tape severing means adjacent the .other end of said support member; a member rotatably mounted on the support member; a plurality fof tape .roll supporting means -xed elongated members fastened to the rotatable member beyond the tape roll :supporting means,

an -elongated member being between the tape'- severng means and a tape roll 'supporting mea-ns when the tape from a roll is "in position to bev severed whereby thesevered end .of the tape recomprising an elongated support member; a longitudinally mounted on the rotatable member about its center of rotation; a series of maining on the roll will fall across the elongated member.

13. In a tape dispenser, an open frame support member including a handle portion for supporting the dispenser during use; a Iiat member rotatably mounted on the support member; a series of pin-like members ixedly fastened to the rotatable member about its center of rotation; and at least one tape roll supporting member rotatably mounted on each pin-like member and having one end thereof unobstructed to receive a roll of tape.

14. In a tape dispenser, a support member; a at member rotatably mounted on the support member; a series of pin-like members extending normal to the rotatable member about its center of rotation; and at least one tape roll supporting member rotatably mounted on each pin-like member; said tape roll supporting member being REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the` file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,231,475 Bergman June 26, 1917 2,450,496 Whiteley Oct. 5, 1948 2,456,660 Werner Dec. 21, 1948 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 697,408 France Oct. 28, 1930

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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4557426 *Jun 28, 1984Dec 10, 1985Siciliano Stephen JDispenser for toilet paper and the like
US6616087 *Jul 26, 2002Sep 9, 2003Shyue Jinn ChernRotary tape dispenser
Classifications
U.S. Classification225/25, 225/35
International ClassificationB65H35/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65H35/0026
European ClassificationB65H35/00B2B