US 2626761 A
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5w 1 in w mm 3 PA 5 E T MM. N N 5 2 1. R EN Nw U N m WWW O 5 B L M W ANR u W5 Mm mi mm M n M mw L u L m w O H Jan. 27, 1953 Patented Jan. 27, 1953 HOLDER FOR TOILET PAPER IN WEB FORM Lynn L. Simpson and Stephen E. Weaklend, Port-.- land, reg., assignors to Charles F. Hofiar, of Hofiar Enterprises, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif.
Application March 9, 1951, Serial No. 214,684
This invention relates generally to paper dispensing devices and particularly to a Holder for Toilet Paper in Web Form.
The main object of this invention i to provide an improved form of holder of the type shown in our co-pending application, Serial No. 95,319, how Patent No. 2,589,587.
The second object is to so construct the device as to facilitate its manufacture and improve the braking action thereof.
The third object is to construct a dispenser which will be easy to assemble and install.
The fourth object is to so construct the dispenser that the paper will fall free of the tearing edge as soon as the tearing is completed, thereby making it easier to grasp it with the fingers.
The fifth object is to provide a dispenser in which a downward pull on the paper will cause it to run free while a tearing action will cause a slight braking action to be applied to the web of paper.
We accomplish these and other object in the manner set forth in the following specifications as illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the dispenser with a portion broken away to show the construction.
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary section taken along the line 22 in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary section taken along the line 3-3 in Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary section taken along the line 4-4 in Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the brake shoe.
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary view of one corner of the frame unit.
Like numbers of reference refer to the same or similar parts throughout the several views.
Referring in detail to the drawing there is shown a box including a back having holes I for fastening screws (not shown).
The top l2 extends to the outer edge is which is outside of the plaster line or interior of the wall. The sides I4 are secured to the back l5 and the top l2 and extend outwardly in a convex curve and then downwardly and outwardly in a slightly concave line to conform to the convex portion l5 and the concave portion I5 of the closure whose serrated edge I8 assists in the tearing of the paper I9 which is stored on a roll whose shaft 2| fits into the vertical grooves 22 formed in the sides Id.
The closure IT has a flange 23 along each edge and extending outside of the sides I 4.. The lower end of the closure is hinged on the rivets 24 which pass through the sides Hi.
The bottom 25 extends between the rear portion of the sides [4 and to the back It] to which the bottom is secured. The front portion 25 of the floor 25 slopes upwardly and its outermost edge 27 is turned downwardly parallel to and spaced from the closure portion l5 when in a closed position.
A hook 28 is turned up out of the metal in the portion 25. The brake shoe 29, shown in Fig. 5, is a rectangular strip of metal approximately the length and breadth of the portion 26 but free to rock on the hook 28 which passes through the hole 35 in the shoe 29. A flange 3| is turned down from the shoe 29 and has a horizontal central portion 32 and the somewhat inclined side portions 33.
The angle between the members 26 and 2! is somewhat less than the angle between the shoe 2!] and the flange 3| so that when the paper I9 is threaded between the flange 3| and the closure portion I6, the weight of the shoe 29 is supported on the corner 34 of the shoe 29 and forces the edge 32 against the paper l9 holding it while it is being torn off.
When the paper I9 is pulled down, the shoe 29 is raised by the pull against the flange 3| permitting the paper to move freely out of the dispenser until it is moved to a tearing position, which will again set the brake as described.
Formed in the sides M are the pockets 35 having the rear sides 36 open. A frame 31 extends around the box in line with the edge IS. The side portion 38 of the frame 31 has outwardly projecting tongues which can occupy the pockets 35 and fix the frame 31 in position.
1. A holder of the class described comprised of a box adapted to be recessed into a wall space having the sides thereof extending into the room, the lower portion thereof extending farther into the room than does the upper portion, a closure hinged to the lower ends of said sides at their corner of greatest projection, the front of the bottom of said box sloping upwardly beneath the projecting lower side portions and turning downwardly parallel with and spaced from said closure the lowermost portion of said bottom being horizontal, and a shoe pivotally mounted on the sloping portion of said bottom having a downturned flange extending into the space between said downturned bottom portion and said closure whereby the weight of said shoe shall urge said downturned flange towards said closure.
'4 2. A device as described in claim 1 characterized by having a serrated edge formed along the REFERENCES CITED lower edge of said closure. The following references are of record in the 3. A device of the class described in claim 1 file of thi patent: characterized by having the downturned flange on said shoe horizontal at its middle portion and UNITED STATES PATENTS sloping upwardly at its end portions. Number N me Date 4. A device as described in claim 1 character- ,3 Kol lii'll li: July 18, 1922 ized by having a vertical frame surrounding said 2,047,255 ql n July 14, 1936 box, said frame having outwardly projecting 10 2,303,520 W OI Dec. 1, 1942 tongues formed thereon, the sides of said box having pockets formed therein adapted to receive said tongues.
LYNN L. SIMPSON.
STEPHEN E. WEAKLEND. 15