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Publication numberUS2641415 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 9, 1953
Filing dateJan 23, 1952
Priority dateJan 23, 1952
Publication numberUS 2641415 A, US 2641415A, US-A-2641415, US2641415 A, US2641415A
InventorsBenedict E Moriarty
Original AssigneeBenedict E Moriarty
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toilet paper holder
US 2641415 A
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June 9, 1953 B. E. MORIARTY 2,641,415


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1 Claim. 1

This invention appertains to toilet paper holders and more particularly to a toilet paper holder of a molded one piece construction which may be detachably secured to any desired surface without the use of additional fastening elements such as screws or the like.

One of the primary objects of my invention is to provide a toilet paper holder in which the main body is molded in one piece, preferably of rubber, and on one end of which is formed a suction cup which may be readily applied to porcelain or tile surfaces.

Another important object of my invention is to provide the holder with additional means associated with the suction cup so that the holder may be readily affixed to more porous surfaces such as wood and the like.

A further object of my invention is to provide a toilet paper holder which, when affixed to a surface with a roll of paper thereon, presents an attractive appearance with only my novel ornamental end cover cap being exposed to view.

A still further object of my invention is to provide a simple, practical and reliable construction that is of attractive appearance, economical to manufacture and one which will be durable and eificient in use.

With these and other objects in view, which will more readily appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, illustrated and claimed.

A preferred and practical embodiment of the invention is shown in the accompanying drawing in which:

Figure 1 is a longitudinal view, partly in section, of my novel holder showing in dotted lines the position of the paper roll thereon, the section being represented by the line -.II of Figure 2 of the drawings;

Figure 2 is a front elevational view of my novel holder as shown in Figure l of the drawings and illustrating, in particular, how only the ornamental end cover or cap will be seen when the paper roll is on the holder;

Figure 3 is a rear elevational view of my novel holder with the roll of paper removed therefrom; and

Figure 4 is a transverse section through my holder taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 1, and looking in the direction of the arrows.

Referring to the drawings in detail, herein similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views.

The letter H generally indicates one type of my improved toilet paper holder which is molded in one piece, of any desired material, but preferably of rubber, and the same includes broadly an elongated barrel portion I0, having formed on one end thereof a suction cup I I. Closing the opposite end of the barrel I0 is a detachable ornamental end cover or cap l2.

As is readily apparent, the suction cup I I may be moistened and easily applied to a porcelain or tile surface to be firmly but detachably secured thereto. However, on more porous surfaces, such as wood, it is desirable that additional means be employed to aid the suction cup II. I accomplished this by providing a central bore I3, to open out on the center of the suction cup I I and into which I placed a frangible capsule l4, containing glue or the like substance. If desired, I may provide a closure or cork I5, for the bore I3, as indicated by the dotted lines, Figure 1. When it is desired to apply the holder to the wood surface it is merely necessary to squeeze the barrel I0, of the holder H, just forward of the suction cup II, thereby breaking the frangible capsule I4 and allowing the glue to move outwardly to the outer surface of the suction cup II. The cup is placed against the wood surface in the usual manner and the glue will dry to firmly hold the device in a horizontal position perpendicular to the wood surface.

The other end I6 of the barrel I0 is also provided with a central bore I1 which receives the stem I8 of the ornamental end cap or cover I2. This ornamental cap or cover I2 may be made of any desired material but preferably is constructed of metal, having a highly polished outer surface, such as nickel or chrome. As shown, the cover or end cap I2 is of a concavo-convex shape. When it is desired to place the paper roll P on to the holder H the ornamental end cap I2 is removed by withdrawing the stem I8, from the bore I1, and the paper roll P is placed on the barrel Ill. The stem I8 of the end cap I2 is then placed into the central bore I! and the ornamental cover is now in its proper place.

Referring in particular to Figure 2, it is to be noted that when the paper roll P has been placed on the holder, and the suction cup II, affixed to the wall or other surface, that only the ornamental end cap I2 will be exposed to view, thus providing an attractive appearing holder which can be easily and detachably secured to any surface without the need or use of screws or other fastening elements.

From the foregoing I believe that the features 3 and advantages of the invention will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art and it will, of course, be understood that changes in the form, portion and minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the claim.

I claim:

A toilet paper holder adapted to be detachably fixed to a wall surface comprising a one piece molded fiigiiile i'iibbei body, including an elongated barrel portion adapted to extend ihti) a r611 of .toilet paper to receive and support the same, a. suction cup secured to one end of the barrel, a longitudinal central bore extending into said end of said barrel and opening out inthe center of the suction cup, and a frangible gliii sermqii'ule 5 tween the wall surface and the suction cup.


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U.S. Classification242/597.8, 248/905, 242/597.4, 242/597.5, 248/544
International ClassificationA47K10/38
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/3836, Y10S248/905
European ClassificationA47K10/38C