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Publication numberUS2854134 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 30, 1958
Filing dateAug 22, 1955
Priority dateAug 22, 1955
Publication numberUS 2854134 A, US 2854134A, US-A-2854134, US2854134 A, US2854134A
InventorsLeo Humphrey Ethel
Original AssigneeLeo Humphrey Ethel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tissue dispenser
US 2854134 A
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Sept.l 30, 1958 E. a.. HUMPHREY TISSUE DISPENSER Filed Aug. z2. 195s Fig-3 E'fe/ Le@ Humphrey 1N VEN TOR.

United States The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in tissue dispensers and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, novel means for holding a supply of paper tissues on the cowl of a motor vehicle for convenient use.

Other objects or the invention as to provide a tissue dispenser of the aforementioned character which will be comparatively simple in construction, durable, compact, attractive in appearance and which may be manufactured at low cost.

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 throughout7 and in which:

Figure l is a perspective view, showing a tissue dispenser constructed in accordance with the present invention in position on a motor vehicle;

Figure 2 is a top plan view with a portion of the cove'r broken away; and

Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view through the device, taken substantially on the line 3 3 of Figure 1.

Referring now to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has been illustrated comprises a substantially rectangular container of suitable material which is designated generally by reference character 5. Hingedly mounted at 6 on the container is a cover 7.

The container 5 is adapted to be mounted on the usual instrument panel or cowl 8 of a motor vehicle 9 behind the Windshield 10. Toward this end, the bottom 11 of the container 5 has secured therebeneath a plurality of vacuum or suction cups 12. Bolts 13 secure the suction cups 12 on the container 5, said bolts passing through openings provided therefor in the bottom 11 of said container and having threaded thereon retaining nuts 14.

The container 5 is adapted to snugly receive and retain a conventional dispensing carton 15 of tissues. this end, the walls of the container 5 have their upper portions folded inwardly and downwardly to provide a bead 16 for retaining the carton l5 in position. It will be noted that the carton 15 is engaged beneath the head 16.

lt is thought that the use of thc invention will be readily apparent from a consideration of the foregoing. Briey, the container 5 is positioned on the instrument panel or cowl 8 ot' the vehicle and secured through the medium of suction cups l2. The dispensing carton 15 is then inserted in the container 5 and engaged beneath the head i6. With the hinged cover 7 in open position, the tissues may be removed in an obvious manner from the carton 15. The bead 16 anchors the carton 15 in the container' 5 when the tissues are pulled or withdrawn from said carton.

The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. 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 ncw is as follows:

A tissue dispenser comprising, in combination, a substanti-ally rectangular' container including a bottom and a hinged cover, an inwardly and downwardly folded bead on the Lipper' porti-sn of said container, a sheet dispensing carton. comprising a resilient bottom, removably mounted in the container and engaged beneath the bead for retention thereby. suction cups mounted beneath the container bottom for removably securing the container on a support, bolts on the suction cups extending upwardly through said container bottom into the container, and retaining nuts threaded on said bolts and engaged beneath the carton bottom for bending and tensioning same for yieldingly urging the carton upwardly beneath the bead.

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U.S. Classification224/42.32, 248/362, 221/46, 224/277, 248/314, 206/494
International ClassificationB60R7/00, B60R7/08, A47K10/00, A47K10/18
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/185, B60R7/084
European ClassificationA47K10/18A, B60R7/08D