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Oct. 7, 1952 L. O. CANTRELL PAPER ROLL HOLDER Filed April 5, 1951 INVENTOR. ,4 04 495 0 a/Y/YT'EEA A Patented Oct. 7, 1952 I OFFICE.
PAPER ROLL HOLDER Lonnie 0. Cantrell, Whittier, Calif.
Application April 3, 1951, Serial No. 219,029
, 1 This invention relates to paper roll holders and more particularly to a holder for holding rolls of toilet paper and dispensing the paper therefrom.
"It is among the objects of the invention to provide an improved paper roll holder in which the rollengagingspindle is supported at one end only leaving the other end free for the easy replacement of paper rolls on the holder; in which the spindle is provided with resilient arms on which the paper rolls are mounted and firmly retainedand frictiorr means are provided between the spindle and its support for retarding rotation of a paper roll mounted on the spindle;
and which is simple, strong and durable in construction, economical to manufacture and neat and attractive in appearance.
Other objects and advantages will become apparent from a consideration of the following description and the appended claims in conjunction with the accompanying drawing wherein:
Figure l is a topplan view of a paper roll holder illustrative of the invention;
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somewhat shorter than the pin I6 has an axially extending bore which receives the pin. This sleeve bears at one end against the side of the bracket leg I2 remote from the head ll of the pin and the pin and sleeve are disposed substantially horizontally and substantially parallel to the supporting wall when the bracket II] is prop- 1.Figure 2 is a front elevational view of the holder with a paper roll mounted thereon, portions of the paper roll and the holder being broken away and shown in cross section to better illustrate the construction of the holder;
Figure 3 is a fragmentary end elevational view looking at the right-hand end of the holderand paper roll as illustrated in Figure 2; and
Figure 4 is a fragmentary end elevational view looking at the other end of the paper rolland holder.
With continued reference to the drawing, the holdercomprises an angle bracket III having fiat legs II and I2 disposed substantially at right angles to each other with the leg I2 materially longer than the leg I I and tapering in width in a direction away from its connection with the leg I I. Theleg 'I I is provided with apertures spaced apart transversely thereof to receive suitable fasteners, such as the screws I3, for securing the bracket to a supporting structure, such as the wall I4, with the leg II substantially vertically disposed and the leg I2 projecting outwardly from the wall thereto.
The leg I2 is provided near its distal end with an aperture I5 and an elongated pin I6 is received in this aperture and has at one end a head I! bearing against the side of the leg I2 disposed outwardly of the leg II. This pin has a length substantially equal to the length of a roll of toilet paper, as indicated at I8, and a, sleeve I9 erly mounted in operative position on the wall.
A substantially U-shaped spring structure has an intermediate or bight portion 2I provided with a central aperture 22 which receives the pin I6 at the end of the sleeve I9 remote from the bracket leg I2 and a pair of spring arms 23 and 24 extending along the sleeve I9 in spaced relationship thereto from respectively opposite sides of the intermediate portion 2I. The interme diate portion 2| has a length slightly less than the diameter of the tubular core 25 of the paper roll I8 and the spring arms have a length slightly less than the length of the sleeve I9, so that the ends of these spring arms adjacent the bracket leg I2 are spaced from the adjacent surface of this bracket leg, as is particularly illustrated in Figure 2. At their ends remote from the intermediate or bight portion 2| the arms 23 and 24 are provided with outwardly projecting stop formations 26 and 21 which engage the corresponding end of a paper roll mounted on the spring structure and limit movement of the paper roll toward the bracket leg I2. It will be noted that the bracket leg I2 has a length somewhat greater than the radial dimension of a full paper roll, so that when a paper roll is mounted on the spring structure I8 it willbe spaced from the surface of the wall I4. I
An abutment washer 2B is secured on the pin It at the end of the pin remote from the head I! by suitable means, such as'the cotter key 29 extending through a transverse aperture in the pin near the corresponding end of the latter and bearing against the outer side of the washer 28 t and a coiled compression spring 30 surrounds the substantially perpendicular pin I6 between the abutment washer 28 and the intermediate portion 2| of the spring structure 20 forcing the end of the sleeve I9 adjacent the bracket leg I2 against this bracket arm and the intermediate portion 2| of the spring structure against the adjacent end of the sleeve to provide a braking action on the spring structure for retarding rotation of a paper roll mounted there- The pin I6, the sleeve I 9 and the spring structure 20 together provide a roll receiving unit and the paper roll is mounted on this unit by forcing the tubular core of the paper roll 25 onto the unit from the end of the pin carrying the abutment washer 28. When there is no paper roll on the supporting unit the arms 23 and 24 of the spring structure diverge relative to each other in a direction away from the intermediate spring portion 2|, as indicated in Figure 1 but, when a paper roll is mounted on the unit these arms are brought together by the tubular core 25 until they are substantially parallel and both contact the inner surface of the paper core throughout substantially the entire length of the spring arms.
This support greatly facilitates the placing of full paper rolls on the support and the removal of the empty core tubes therefrom as it is necessary only to force the rolls on from the free end of the roll supporting unit andto. pull the. empty tubes oif from this end of the unit. The spring structure holds the paper roll firmly on theholder until the roll is entirely'dispensed and the entiredevice is simplein constructionand economicallto manufacture, and easy to mount on asuporting wall or other, supporting structure.
The-invention may be. embodied in other specifieforms without departing from the spirit or essential characteristics thereof. The present embcdimentis, therefore, to be considered in all respects; as, illustrative and not restrictive, the scope of the invention being indicated by the appendedclaims. rather. than by the foregoing description; and allchanges which come within the meaning and range, of. equivalency of the claims are, therefore, intended to be embraced herein.-
What is claimed is;
1. A paper, roll holder comprising an angle bracket having oneleg apertured for attachment to? a wall and. its other, leg provided with an aperture-adjacent the distal, end thereof, a pin receivedin theaperture in said other leg and having. atoneendahead bearing against one side of. saidother; leg,,a. sleeve receiving said pin and bearingat:one'endagainst the otherside of said other leg, a springrstructureincluding anaperturediintermediate portion receiving-said pin and bearing'against the. other end of. said. sleeve and. arms. spaced from. and. extending. along said sleevefrom respectively-opposite.sides of said intermediate; portion; an abutment. washer secured. on said pin at the other end. of the latter, and a compression spring surrounding said, pin: between said abutmentwasher and the intermediate por-.- tion of said, spring." structure compressing said sleeve betweenthe intermediate portion of. said spring structure and said other bracket leg to pro.- vide a brakingaction. on said spring structure.
- 2, A paper roll holder comprising an angle bracket having one leg apertured for attachment to:.a wall and its other leg provided with an aperture adjacent the distal end thereof, a pin received in the aperture in said other leg and having atone end a head. bearing against one side of said other leg, a sleeve receiving said pin and hearing at one end against the other side of said other leg, a spring structure including an apertured intermediate portion receiving said pin and bearing against the other end of said sleeve and arms spaced from'and extending along said sleeve from respectively opposite sides of said intermediate portion, an abutment washer secured on said pin at the other end of the latter, and a compression springsurrounding said pin between said abutment washer and the intermediate portion of said spring structure compressing said sleeve between the intermediate portion of said spring structure and said other bracket leg to provide a bra-king action on said spring structure, said spring arms; having outwardly projecting stop formationson their ends remote from said intermediate spring portion to limit movement of a paper-roll along said arms toward said other bracket leg.
3. A. paper roll. holder comprisingv an. angle bracket. having, oneeleg apertured for attachmentv to, a wall andits other, leg provided withanaperr. ture adjacent the distal end thereof, apinlree ceivedin the aperture in said other, leg andhaving at one enda head bearingagainst oneside of said other leg, a. sleeve receivinehfiaidlpin and.
bearing at oneend against theother sideof said.
other leg, a. spring. structure includinganapere tured intermediate portion receivingsaidpiniandi bearing againstthe other end of said sleeve and arms spaced fromandextending alongsaid sleeve. from respectively opposite sides of saidintermediate portion, an abutment washer secured on said pin-at the other end of the-latter, anda compres-. sion spring surrounding said pin between. said abutment washer and the intermediateportion.
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