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Publication numberUS2663510 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 22, 1953
Filing dateJun 8, 1951
Priority dateJun 8, 1951
Publication numberUS 2663510 A, US 2663510A, US-A-2663510, US2663510 A, US2663510A
InventorsRodgers Henry W
Original AssigneeRodgers Henry W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tape dispenser
US 2663510 A
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Dec. 22, 1953 H. w. RoDGERs TAPE DISPENSER 2 Shee'ts-Sheet l Filed June 8, 1951 m m W e v A fa, m1 v W y w w MM H .w

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TAPE DIsPENsER Filed June 8, 1951 2 'owszem-Sheet 2 Henry W Ro dgers 4 JNVENTOR.

Patented Dec. 22, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE T-PE DISPENR Henry'w; Rod'gers, Glriiinell; 'owa Application-1111188;1951,, SeriaLNof230446f 1 8v Claims'.

The presentV invention relates toanimproved tape'A d-ispenser andl tape .l'iol'derV wherei'nmeans are provided forresi-liently clampingly' holding aI roll: of tape whereby theV same can-be' readily replaced.

An object of the presentinvention is to provide an improved tape-holding dispenser which can be economically manufacturedfrom a stampe'd piece of sheet metal or the like andr wherein a resil-ient means is provided for clampingly rotatably holding a roll of tape between the side walls. of the casing whereby the tape can be d-ispensed therefrom and whereby the roll of tape canbe readily replaced when used up.

Another object of the present invention resides in: the novel construction of the side walls of the casing whereby the resilient means can-be slidably received therebetween and maintained in fixed relation for supporth'igthe roll of tape in preselected relation to the dispensing end of the casing.

Still another object of the` present invention resides in the provision of the Cuttingl edge on the casing. whereby tape canV be readil-'y applied by manipulating the casing relativev to the surface upon which the tape isbeing applied- Various other objects and advantages will become' apparent from the detailed description to follow. The best formV in which I have contemplate'd applying my invention is clearh7 illustrated inthe accornpanying drawings, wherein:

Figura 1 is a detail perspective` view of the tape dispenser;

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the casing of the tape dispenser shown in the stamped form before bending to shape Figure 3 is a Verticall longitudinal sectional view through the tape dispenser showing a roll of tape mounted therein;

Figura 4 is a side view of the tape dispenser shownapplying tape to a surface;

Figure 5 is a view of the tape dispenser as seen along the line of the arrow 5 in `l-l'igure 3 prior to clamping a roll of tape therein;

igure 6 is a detail perspective view of the tape holding disk. which forms one of the elements of the present invention;

Figu're'l is a detail perspective view of the rollermetal or the like including side walls ia andv 21) joined by the top wall 22 having a forward portion 23,. each of the side walls [8 and 2B being' provided'with a front wall portion 24. or 26. The bottomedg-e 28 of the side wall 18 has a fiap 32 integrally formed" there'rrith, the outer portionof the flap 32 having an elongated slot 34 formed therein. The opposingi side Wall 29 has its bottom edge 3'6 formed with a tongue 38 whereby when the side walls 13 and 20' are bent along the full lines 48 and 42; the tongue 33 can be engaged in the slot 34 for locking the bottom edges 28 and 35' ir'i spac'ed parallel relation. IThe front wall portions 2B, and 26 are bent along the full lines '14 a'rid B6 while the top front wall 22 is formed with a severing edge tfor cutting tape.

The top front 'wall 22V is formed With a pair of indentations 50 and 52) which serve to rigidify the casing.. The side walls IB' and 2B are each provided' with a pair of indentat'ions 54 and 56 whichv constitute finger' gripping portions whereby thetape dispenser' can be manually held.

The side walls [8 and 2B are each further formed with a pair of'small 'identations 58 and 59' and enlarged elong'ated grooves 82 and (iii in alignment with the indentations 58 and 65. Furthermore, the side walls IB and 2!! are formed with open ended slots '66 and 58'.

Figura I shows the casing IZ bent' to its' resultant form. In the resultant' form, the roller ll. shown best in Figure 7, has its pintles 'E2 and 74 rotatably journaled in the openings 'E6 and 13 of the side walls IB and 20. The top front wall 22 has its forward portion 23 downwardly arcuated for overlying the roller iii.

Looking now at Figures 5, 6 and 8, the resilient tape holding means IG will be seen to comprise an elong'ated resilient piece of Wire of substant'i'ally U-shap'ed form, the leg portions 82 and 8d being arcuat'ed outwar'dly while the bight portion 85 is upwardly arcuated, the outer portions of the' bight' portion providing a pair of arcuated portions 88 and which are adapted to be eng'a'ged in the indentations 53 and 'oil as will be pr'ese'ntly unders't'ood. The free encls 92 and 94 of the wirei 30 are engaged through the openings 95 formed in the tape holding disks 93 and angulat-ed so that the tape' holding d'sirs es can be rotat'abl" carried by 'the Wire 8d. The'disk's' 93 have perpheral' portions bent, as at len, for eng'ageme'ntj within the center portion of the conventional roll' of tape, the tape holding disks 98 rotating' the roll' of tape and about the end portion's 92 and 94 of the Wire 80.

When a roll of' tape 102 isf to be placed in the dis'pense'r, it is hold between the pair of tape holding disks 98 inrthe manner shown in' Figure 5. The resilient Wire Et i's' then moved for en'- gag'er'nent in the open ended slots i and 68 whereloyV the Wire will be guided to the enla'rged el-ong'ated indeiitations or grooves 62 and 64. Uponv engage'ment of the arcu'ated portions 82 and 84 between the side walls l8 and 20 and in the indentations 62 and 6d, the tape holding disks 28 Will be bridged together and in clamping relation on the roll of tape 162. Furthermore, the portions 83 and 99 of the Wire 80 Will be engaged in the smaller indentations 53 and Eli Whereby the tape can be maintained in preselected position Within the casing.

Thus, When it is desired to apply tape to a surface, the casing is held in the position shown in Figure 4 whereby the tape passes over the roller iii. When it is desired to cut the tape, the tape is merely twisted Whereby the serrations 1%8 Will sever the tape.

l-Iaving described the invention, what is claimecl as new is:

1. A tape dispenser comprising a casing including a pair of side Walls maintained in spaced relation lby an interconnecting front Wall, said side Walls each having an elongated groove formed therein, each groove being in opposing relation to the groove in the opposite side Wall, a pair of tape holding disks engageable With the opposite sides of a roll of tape, and resilient means interconnecting said disks and being frictionally engaged between said side Walls in said grooves for supporting said tape Within the casing.

2. A tape dispenser comprising a casing including a pair of side walls maintained in spaced rolation by an interconnecting front Wall, said side Walls each having an elongated groove formed therein, each groove being in opposng relation to the groove in the opposite side Wall, pair of tape holding disks engageable With the opposite sides of a roll of tape, and resilient means interconnecting said disks and being frictionally engaged between said side Walls in said grooves for supporting said tape Within the casing, the forward edge of said front wall providing a tape severing edge.

3. A tape dispenser comprising a casing including a pair of side Walls maintained in space-d relation by an interccnnecting front wall, said side Walls each having an elongated groove formed therein, each groove being in opp-osing relation to the groove in the opposite side wall, a pair of tape holding disks engageable With the opposite sides of a roll of tape, and resilient means interconnecting said disks and being frictionally engaged between said side Walls in said grooves for supporting said tape Within the casing, said resilient means including an elongated resilient Wire having its free ends rotatably supporting said tape holding disks.

i. A tape dispenser coinprising a casing includa pair of side walis maintained in spaced relation by an interconnectng front Wall, said side Walls each having an elongated groove formed therein, each groove being in opposing relation to the groove in the opposite side Wall, a pair of tape holding disks engageable With the opposite sides of a roll of tape, and resilient means interconnecting said disks and being frictionally enga-ged between said side Walls in said grooves for supporting said tape Within the casing, said resilient means including an elongated resilient Wire having its free ends rotatably supporting said tape holding disks, said Wire being of substantially U-shaped form with its leg portions arcuated for resilient engagement With the inner surfaoes of said side walls. g

5. A tape vdispenser comprising a casing including a pair of side Walls maintained in spaced relation by an interconnecting front wall, said side walls each having an elongated groove formed to the groove in the opposite side Wall, a pair of tape holding disks engageable With the opposite sides of a roll of tape, and resilient means interconnecting said disks and being frictionally engaged between said side Walls in said grooves for supporting said tape Within the casing, said resilient means including an elongated resilient Wire having its free ends rotatably supporting said tape holding disks, said Wire being of substantiall7 U-shaped form With its leg portions arcuated for resilient engagement With the inner surfaces of said side Walls, the bight portion of said Wire having its end portions arcuated for resilient engagement in said indentations.

6. A tape dispenser comprising a casing including a pair of side walls maintained in spaced relation by an interoonnecting front Wall, said side Walls each having an elongated groove formed therein, each groove being in opposing relation to the groove in the opposite side Wall, a pair of tape holding disks engageable With the opposite sides of a roll of tape, said side walls each being provided With an indentation in alignment with said groove, and resilient means interconnecting said disks and engageable between said side walls With portions thereof engageable in said indentations and grooves for supporting said tape Within the casing.

7. A tape dispenser comprising a casing including a pair of side Walls maintained in spaced relation by an interconnecting front Wall, said side Walls each having an elongated groove formed therein, each groove being in opposing relation to the groove in the oppositeside Wall, a pair of tape holding disks engageable With the opposite sides of a roll of tape, said said walls each being provided With an indentation in alignment With said groove, and resilient means interconnecting said disks and engageable between said side Walls With portions thereof engageable in said indentations and grooves for supporting said tape Within the casing, said resilient means including an elongate-d resilient Wire having its free ends rotatably supporting said tape holding disks.

8. A tape dispenser comprising a casing in- I cluding a pair of side Walls maintained in spacecl relation by an interconnecting front wall, said side Walls each having an elongated groove formed therein, each groove being in oppcsing relation to the groove in the opposite side wall, a pair of tape holding disks engageable with the opposite sides of a roll of tape, said side walls each being provided With an indentation in alignment With said groove, and resilient means interconnecting said disks and engageable betWeen said side walls With portions thereof engageable in said indentations and grooves for supporting said tape Within the casing, said resilient means including an elongated resiiient Wire having its free ends rotatablz.7 snpporting said tape holding disks, the bight portion of said Wire having its end portions arcuated for resiiient engagement in said first indentations.

HENRY W. RODGEBS.

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Referenced by
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US2809761 *May 17, 1954Oct 15, 1957Delbert Guy JTape applicator
US3112051 *Oct 3, 1960Nov 26, 1963Boies Sharpe PhilipCombined dispenser and applicator for adhesive tapes
US4898312 *Jul 22, 1988Feb 6, 1990Harrison HwangCassette tape holding box and dispenser
DE4437384A1 *Oct 19, 1994Apr 25, 1996Esselte Meto Int GmbhVorrichtung zur Ausgabe von Etiketten
Classifications
U.S. Classification225/65, 242/588.4, 225/66, D19/69
International ClassificationB65H35/07, B65H35/00, B65H35/06
Cooperative ClassificationB65H35/0026, B65H35/0033
European ClassificationB65H35/00B2B, B65H35/00B2B2