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Publication numberUS2730267 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 10, 1956
Filing dateJan 26, 1953
Priority dateJan 26, 1953
Publication numberUS 2730267 A, US 2730267A, US-A-2730267, US2730267 A, US2730267A
InventorsNicholas Marcalus
Original AssigneeNicholas Marcalus
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing
US 2730267 A
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United States Patent My invention relates to dispensing and more particularly to means whereby articles, for instance, paper or the like for immediate use.

ell known it is W posed in relatively portions that occurs between the receptacle walls and the adjacent towels. This drag or resistance is usually of as to necessitate the use of both hands tion and the receptacle, respectively, to effect the withdrawal and which use is irksome and extremely undesirable in emergency instances. the towel with the towels therein or in wash basins, toilet bowls, etc.

My invention overcomes the disadvantages, it being one of the the other hand for holding the receptacle.

Another object of my invention is to provide a receptacle of the foregoing described character which is simple in construction, eificient in use and economical in manufacture.

With the above and other objects in view, as will hereinafter appear, the invention consists in the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter set forth and illustrated in the accompanying drawings from which the sevthe invention and the advantages attained thereby will be readily understood by those skilled in the art.

Referring to the drawings wherein like reference charthroughout the several views: Figure l is a perspective view of a receptacle conin accordance with my invention with the slot being closed.

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the receptacle illustrating a section of the topmost towel extending through the slot and in position to be grasped by the user for re moving the towel from the receptacle.

Figures 3, 4 and 5 are perspective views illustrating different phases of a towel during withdrawal from the receptacle.

Fig. 6 is a sectional view, the line 66 of Figure 1.

Figure 7 is a sectional view, partly in elevation, taken on the line 7 7 of Figure 3.

Figure 8 is a fragmentary transverse sectional view of a pack of the towels, a number of the towels being shown in elevation for clarity.

In practicing my invention, as illustrated in the drawings, I provide a relatively shallow receptacle or container 15 having side, end, 16, 17, 18 and 19, respectively, being formed with a dispensing between the end partly in elevation, taken on are disposed in interfolded relation with each towel, which is in the form of a sheet, being centrally folded to provide a pair of elongated upper leading and lower trailing one side of the slot 20, easy grasping thereof by the finwithdrawal of the top most towel in Figure 5, to permit gers of the user to elfect from the pack. As the the pack, the leading section of the topmost towel reside of the slot in alternate orders due to the interfolded relation of the towels and until such time as all of the towels are withdrawn from the receptacle.

In the withdrawing of the towels from the receptacle, the folded portions 26 and the marginal edges of the sections 24 and 25 tend to compress between the top wall ensues-1 freed due to the diagonal advance through therslot. It Will therefore be apparent that by arranging the slot diagonally across the top wall 1 9 I eliminate any appreciable pull or resistance to the withdrawal of the towels from the receptacle thereby permitting the towels to'be withdrawn without necessitating the use of both hands which would ordinarily be employed, for instance, one for holda ing the container and the other grasping and withdrawing the towel therefrom.

Without further elaboration, the foregoing will so fully explain the invention that others may, by applying current knowledge, readily adapt the same for use under various conditions of service. Moreover, it is not indispensable that all the features of the invention be used conjointly since they may be employed advantageously in various combinations and subcombinations.

It is obvious that the invention is not confined to the herein described use therefor as it may be utilized for any purpose to which it is adaptable. It is therefore to be understood that the invention is not limited to the specific construction as illustrated and described, as the same is only illustrative of the principles involved which are capable of extended application in various forms, and the invention comprehends all construction within the scope of the appended claims. It is also to be understood that the thickness of the towels or paper sheets and the walls of the receptacle or container has been somewhat exaggerated in the interest ofclarity.

What I claim is:

1. In a container construction of the class described, an elongated closed receptacle comprising elongated top and side walls and end walls of shorter dimension than the peripheral length of the top and side walls, a similarly shaped pack of interfolded paper sheets in said receptacle, said pack of sheets being of a type wherein each sheet is folded on a line extending longitudinally of the receptacle to provide top and bottom sections connected together along coincident longitudinal margins by a fold portion embracing the free longitudinal margin of the top section of the subjacent sheet with the top section of the topmost sheet of said pack arranged for withdrawal from said receptacle in progressive zig-zag order from the topmost sheet to the bottommost sheet of the pack, said top wall overlying said topmost sheet and being formed with a substantially straight diagonally extending elongated slot extending substantially from one end wall .to thewoppositeend wallrand inangular relation to the longitudinal foldline of said pack and through which slot said topmost sheet is adapted to be withdrawn, the edge faces of said top wall defining said slot being spaced inwardly away from said side walls in proximity therewith and cooperating with the top edges of said end Walls to solely define the confines of said slot whereby to insure withdrawal and release of one end of the fold portion of the topmost sheet'in advance of its other end to thus minimize any resistanceto the withdrawal of said topmost sheet and the positioning of the top section of the adjacent sheet through said slot for subsequent withdrawal.

2. In a container construction of the class described, an elongated closed receptacle comprising elongated top and side walls and end walls of shorter dimension than the peripheral length of the top and side walls, a similarly' shaped pack of interfolded paper sheets in said receptacle, saidpack of sheets beingofa type wherein each sheet is folded on a line extending longitudinally of the receptacle to provide top and bottom sections connected together along coincident longitudinal margins by a fold portion embracing the free longitudinal margin of the top section of the subjacent sheet with the top section of the topmost sheet of said pack arranged for withdrawal from said receptacle in progressive zig-zag order from the topmost sheet to the bottommost sheet of the pack, said top wall overlying said topmost sheet and being formed appreciably inwardly of said side walls with a substantially straight diagonal slot extending from said end walls in angular relation to the longitudinality of said pack and through which slot said topmost sheet is adapted to be withdrawn, the edge faces of said top wall defining said slot being so spaced and arranged as to facilitate release of one end of the fold portion of the topmost sheet in advance of its other end to thus minimize resistance to the withdrawal of said topmost sheet and the positioning of the top section of the adjacent sheet through said slot for subsequent withdrawal.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification221/48, 221/302
International ClassificationA47K10/24, A47K10/42
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/421
European ClassificationA47K10/42B