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C. L. M GEHEE WAX PAPER DISPENSER Filed April 2. 1949 Oct. 14, 1952 62mm 5 L. 114 62-7035 INVENTOR.
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII firrolm/sy Patented Get. 14, 1952 "l Fries WAX PAPER msrENsE-n harles L. McGehee, Los Angeles, Calif. Application April 2, 1949, Serial No. 85,079 1 Claim. (of. 312-39) This invention relates to a' device for holding and dispensing rolls of sheet material such as waxed paper. Y
More specifically speaking, the invention pertains-to a device of the above stated kind which comprises an elongated box attachable to awall or other upstanding support, for containing the roll of sheet material, said box being provided with a serrated tearing edge portion; and a detachable cover to close the otherwise open top of said box, said cover carrying an apron which, when said cover is in place, is positioned to stabilize and guide the unwound portion of the roll of sheet material, so that a truly rectangular piece may be torn off therefrom by the user of the sheet material.
An object of the invention is to provide a universal holder attachable to a wall and adapted to contain and dispense in an improved manner various manufactured makes of rolled paper which heretofore have been sold in dispensing containers some of which have been found inconvenient to use.
The necessity for providing a holder of this kind arises from the fact that waxed papers made in rolls are usually sold in containers. that are not adapted to be attached to a wall in a location for convenient use, for example, adjacent to a work table where sandwiches are being made or other edibles prepared which, after preparation, are wrapped in waxed paper withdrawn from a dispensing device.
Still another object is to provide, in combination with the container proper, a detachable cover which forms a superior guide for the dispensed paper and which is apertured in a novel, advantageous manner, to admit the finger of the operator to the interior of the container slightly to withdraw the front edge portion of the paper so that it can be conveniently grasped for tearing oif.
Other objects, advantages and features of invention will hereinafter appear.
Referring to the accompanying drawing, which illustrates a preferred embodiment of the invention,
Fig. 1 is a front perspective view of the complete device, the cover being shown in a detached, superjacent relation to the box or body portion of the article.
Fig. 2 is a front perspective view of the device, with the cover in place and a roll of paper contained in the box, a strip of the paper being shown partly torn off.
Fig. 3 is a cross section on line 3-3 of Fig. 2,
a fragment of a wall to which the device is attached being shown.
Referring in detail to the drawing, the device therein shown comprises an elongated box 5- rectangular in cross section and made out of rigid sheet material, desirably one of the". denser kinds of plastic; and a cover 6 which is attachable to and completely separablefrom the top portion of the box, when said cover is detached the box being completely open so as to have loosely deposited therein the roll 7 which extends substantially the entire distance between the end Walls 8 of the box.
Said box has a bottom 9, a back wall l0 and a front wall II, the latter Wall having a serrated, tear-off upper edge [2, shown located slightly below the level of the upper edges of the back and end walls of the box.
The cover 6 comprises a body portion or top wall 15 one of the long side portions of which carries an apron it which extends downwardly when the cover is in place, said apron being shown directed at a right angle to the body portion of said cover, though a rounded part I1 is shown where the apron joins the adjacent part of the cover.
In Fig. 3 a run of paper It is shown unrolled from the roll 7, said run being located between said apron l6 and the front wall ll of the box, the strip 20, ready tobe torn on, being a continuation of said run.
Owing to the fact that, when the cover is in place, the apron l6 snugly underlies, but does not forcibly press against, the paper run l9, extending downwardly thereacross to a point not far from the bottom of the box, said apron forms an efficient guide for the paper so that the successively torn off pieces thereof are truly rectangular, the aforesaid serrated edge l2 being used to determine the line of cleavage of the torn-off part 20 from the run 19.
After each strip 29 is torn oifit is necessary to unroll farther the run l9 to provide it with another graspable part 20. Therefore a cut-out 2| is provided in the midlength part of the cover where the apron I6 joins the top wall I5. In making said cut-out there is removed a front portion of the top wall [5 of the cover and also an upper edge portion of the apron IE, it being necessary that the apron be cut into in this manner to allow the operators finger to apply upward friction to the back surface of the paper run l9 thus to unroll the paper sufliciently to extend its free edge somewhat above the serrated tear-off edge, so that the thus extended part of the paper may conveniently be grasped for further extension.
The top wall l5 of the cover is shown having a downward flap or extension 23 at each end, these flaps of the applied cover snugly overlying the end walls of the box 5. Each end wall of the box is shown having an outpressed dimple 24, and cooperating dimples 25 are formed on the flaps 23 so that, owing to said flaps being somewhat resilient, the applied cover, though easily released for removal; is held on with suflicient force to keep it from being displaced by the friction of the paper run [9 when the latter is being manually extended.
In Fig. 3 the device is shown attached to a wall 21 by means of screws 28 extending through holes provided for them in the back wall of the box. Holes 29 are provided through the front wall ll of the box to admit a screw driver used to screw said screws into the wall.
In a container for dispensing rolled wax paper of the type to be permanently fastened to a vertical supporting wall, a rigid open top rectangular body having an integral bottom and front, rear and end walls of equal height, the top edge of the front wall being of zigzag formation to provide a cutting edge, a rigid top section entirely separated from the body and having integral top, front and end walls, the front edges of the sides of the top sections being separated from the front wall thereof so that the side walls of the top section fit exteriorly of the side walls of the body, the front wall of the top section fitting interiorly of the front wall of the body and having a depth exceeding one half the depth of the front wall of the body, said inner and outer front walls being arranged in closely adjacent parallel relation to form a close paper guide, the rigid top sections of the container being slidably fitted on the body section, said side walls of the top section and the body being disposed to interengage so as to maintain the top section in position with the front wall spaced from the front wall of the body in parallel paper guiding relation.
CHARLES L. McGEHEE.
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