US 2801131 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
July 30, .1957
F. GAUTHIER TOILET PAPER ROLL HOLDER Filed M617 2, 9
INVENTOR Fernand Gauthier ATTORNEY United States Patent TOILET PAPER ROLL HOLDER Fernand Gauthier, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Application May 2, 1956, Serial No. 582,105
2 Claims. (Cl. 299-24) ing flange which has formed as an integral part thereof a container, the container being of a size to hold a suitable supply of deodorant.
Another object of this invention is to provide an improved holder for paper rolls, the holder including a pair of extending legs connected together by a mounting flange, the legs being resilient and having opposed mounting ears for a paper roll core, the ears being so formed whereby a paper roll may be engaged with the holder by merely pushing the roll in between the legs with the core thereof aligned with the ears.
A further object of this invenion is to provide an improved holder for paper rolls, the holder including a pair of resiliently mounted, spaced legs, the legs being provided with opposed core engaging ears, each of the ears being of a generally triangular outline and increasing in width toward the support for the legs, the ears being longitudinally curved to form suitable bearing surfaces for a paper roll core.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
Figure 1 is an exploded perspective view of the paper roll holder, which is the subject of this invention, a cover for a deodorant container portion 'of the holder being shown in a slightly removed position.
Figure 2 is a longtiudinal vertical sectional view taken substantially upon the plane indicated by the section line 2-2 of Figure l and shows more specifically the details of the holder, the cover for the container being illustrated in place and the holder being illustrated secured to a mounting wall, a newly positioned paper roll and an ejected core being shown in dotted lines;
Figure 3 is a horizontal sectional view taken substantially upon the plane indicated by the section line 33 of Figure 1 and shows the specific cross-section of the holder, the holder being illustrated as secured to a mounting wall and the details of the paper roll retaining ears and a cover for the container portion being shown in dotted lines;
Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective view of one of the legs and shows the details of the roll mounting ears carried thereby; and
Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary view of the other leg and shows the details of the roll retaining ear carried thereby.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, it will be seen that there is illustrated the paper roll holder, which is the subject of this invention, the holder being referred to in general by the reference numeral 10. The holder 10 includes a mounting flange 12 which has formed integral with the opposite ends thereof forwardly extending legs 14 and 16. The holder 10 is formed of a suitable resilient material, such as one of the many commercially available plastics, and the legs 14 and 16 are free to flex with respect to the mounting flange 12. It is to be noted that the legs 14 and 16 converge slightly away from the mounting flange 12, this being best illustrated in Figure 3. It is also pointed out that the mounting flange 12 is of a greater thickness than the legs 14 and 16 so as to be relatively stiff as compared to the legs 14 and 16. The extra thickness of the mounting flange 12 extends partially into the legs 14 and 16, as at 18 and 20, respectively, so as to prevent the breakage of the holder 10 at the corners formed by the intersections between the mounting flange 12 and the legs 14 and 16.
In order that a paper roll may be carried by the legs 14 and 16, the free end portions of the legs 14 and 16 are provided with opposed paper mounting cars 22 and 24. The ears 22 and 24 are identical, with the exception of being left and right handed, and are generally triangular in outline. The ears 22 and 24 are substantially of a constant thickness and are longitudinally curved in a vertical plane, as is best illustrated in Figure 2. The curvature of the ears 22 and 24 provides suitable bearing surfaces for cores of paper rolls to facilitate rotation thereof. At the same time, the triangular outline of the ears 22 and 24 form cam surfaces 26 and 28, respectively, as is best illustrated in Figure 3 so that when a paper roll is slid between the legs 14 and 16, the legs 14 and 16 are automatically cammed outwardly to permit a paper roll to be positioned on the ears 22 and 24. At the same time, the core of a paper roll previously positioned on the ears 22 and 24 will be automatically released from between the ears 22 and 24.
Referring now to Figure 2 in particular, it will be seen that there is carried by the holder 10 a roll of toilet paper, the roll being referred to by the reference numeral 30. The roll 30 is mounted on a core 32. When the roll 30 is snapped in place between the ears 22 and 24, a core 34 of a previously used roll will be forced out from between the ears 22 and 24 by the newly positioned roll 30. Thus a roll of toilet paper such as the roll 30, may be positioned without any effort even by a small child.
Referring now to Figures 1, 2 and 3 in particular, it will be seen that the mounting flange 12 includes an integral forwardly projecting container portion 36. The container portion 36 has an open upper end 38 which facilitates the positioning of a suitable deodorant within the container portion 36. Inasmuch as the container portion 36 has no openings, with the exception of the open upper end 38, there may be disposed within the container portion 36 any type of deodorant liquid, granular, or cake, as desired.
Carried by the container portion 36 is a suitable cover 40 which closes the open upper end 38. The cover 40 is provided adjacent opposite ends with ears 42 which are frictionally engaged within the upper part of the container portion 36 to retain the cover 40 in place.
In order to facilitate the removal and positioning of the cover 40, there projects upwardly from the central part of the cover 40 a knob 44 which may be grasped between ones fingers. Also, in order that such deodorant Patented July 30, 1957 3 which may be stored within the container portion 36 may be suitably dispensed, there is provided in the cover 40 a plurality of deodorant dispensing apertures 46.
Formed in the mounting flange 12 on opposite. sides of the container'portiqn36are apertures 48. The apertures 48 'ha ve passedtherethrough screws 50 which are utilized in securing the mounting flange 12 to a suitable mounting wall 52. IE desired, other types of fasteners may be utilized in securing the holder in place.
Fromthe foregoing description of the present invention, it' will be readily apparent that there has been devised a paper roll holder which may be relatively inexpensively manufactured, due to the fact that it may be formed ofplas'tic or other moldable materials, and that withthe exception of the cover 40, the entire holder 1.0 may be molded as a single piece. While the cover 40 must be molded separately from the remainder of the holder 19, it is of a relatively simple nature and may be easily mass produced.
Not only is the paperrollnholder 10 of such a nature so as to. be, economically manufactured, but because of its details of construction, except for the above, a paper roll maybe, quickly and easily positioned therein without any effort on the part of a person positioning the roll with the exception of aligning the roll with the free ends of the legs 14. and 16 and moving the roll toward the mounting flange 12. Further, the holder 19 is'provided with an integral deodorant container and dispenser which is desirable for not only a bathroom, but also for kitchens and other places. Thus it will be readily apparent that the roll holder 10, while described with respect to a roll of toilet paper, may be used in conjunction with paper rolls of all types, including paper towels and the like.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention.v Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. A roll holder comprising a mounting flange and forwardly extending legs at opposite ends of said flange, said legs and mounting flange being of a one piece construction and formed of a resilient material, opposed roll 7 construction including a transverse bottom and sides defining an upwardly opening container substantially rigidifying said flange and affording meansfor containing a deodorant or the like therein.
2. In a'roll holder as set forth in claim 1 wherein said container includes a transversely apertured cover member for closing the open top thereof.
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