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Publication numberUS2858044 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 28, 1958
Filing dateMar 25, 1954
Priority dateMar 25, 1954
Publication numberUS 2858044 A, US 2858044A, US-A-2858044, US2858044 A, US2858044A
InventorsVictor Schadenburg
Original AssigneeVictor Schadenburg
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispenser for tissues
US 2858044 A
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Oct. 28, 1958 v. SCHADENBURG DISPENSER FOR TISSUES Filed March 25, 1954 Hal IN V EN TOR.

VICTOR SCHADENBURG' ATTORNEY United States Patent T DISPENSER FOR TISSUES Victor Schadenburg, Grand Rapids, Mich. Application March 25, 1954, Serial No. 418,554

1 Claim. (Cl. 221-46) This invention relates to a holder designed to provide a container for a small package of tissue papers whereby it may be kept in a convenient place under the hood of an automobile or truck.

It is the practice of truck drivers and many passenger car drivers to check the oil level of their crankcase frequently. Many times this is done along the highway rather than at a service station and, thus, there is available no convenient means for wiping the dip stick or the drivers hands. Cloths kept for wiping the windshield and mirrors cannot be used because the oil will contaminate the cloth. Further, drivers do not like to keep an oily cloth in the passenger compartment or cab.

This invention is designed to provide an inexpensive means for holding a small packet of tissue paper under the hood of the vehicle and at the same time to provide an easy means for dispensing this paper as needed sheet by sheet.

These and other objects of this invention will be readily understood upon reading the specification and the accompanying drawings.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a fragmentary, partially broken, side elevation view of a vehicle showing my invention mounted on the fire wall.

Fig. 2 is a front elevation view of my invention with the packet partially inserted.

Fig. 3 is a plan view of my invention with a packet of tissue papers seated within the container.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary, sectional view taken along the plane IV--IV of Fig. 2.

Fig. 5 is a front elevation view of a modified form of my invention.

Fig. 6 is a plan view of the container appearing in Fig. 5.

Fig. 7 is a fragmentary, the plane VIl-VII of Fig. 5.

Referring specifically to the drawings, the numeral 10 indicates a vehicle having a fire wall 11. A tissue container 12 is secured to the fire wall where the tissues will be readily available once the vehicles hood has been opened.

In the form of my container illustrated in Figs. 2, 3 and 4, the body of the container may be made from any suitable material such as metal or plastic. The container is generally parallelepiped in form, having a front panel 20, a back panel 21, sides 22 and a closed bottom 23. The top of the container 12 is open. The front panel has a vertically extending slot 24. The length of the slot 24 constitutes a major portion of the height of the container. The slot 24 has a widened portion 25 at the center. The slot 24 serves as a means of access to the tissue paper within the container. When the container is mounted vertically, the paper is disepnsed through the front face. The back panel 21 is provided with a pair of countersunk openings for receiving the mounting screws 26. The mounting screws are accessible through sectional view taken along till 2,858,044 Patented Oct. 28, 1958 ICC 2.. the opening 24 and secure the container to its support ing structure such as the fire wall 11.

In the modified form of my container shown in Figs. 5, 6 and 7, the container 12a is of generally rectangular configuration having a front panel 30, a back panel 31 and sides 32. The front panel has a vertically ex tended slot-like opening 33 identical to the opening 24 in the container 12. The top of the container is open. The bottom of the container 12a is also open except for a pair of arms 34 extending from the back panel to the front panel. Each of the arms 34 has an upwardly turned lip 35 which abuts the front panel 30 and is preferably secured thereto by suitable means such as spot welding.

The container 12a is designed to be formed from a single sheet of metal. The sheet is bent to the desired shape and the ends of the sheet are overlapped to provide a joint 36 extending up the center of the back panel 31. The two parts'of the joint are held together by the mounting screws 26 which extend through both flanges forming the back panel of the container.

Although the container is described as secured to the fire wall 11, it may be secured to any other suitable structure in the engine compartment such as to the interior face of the fender. The container should be located within convenient reach of the operator when the operator is manipulating the crankcase dip stick.

The container is designed to be mounted on a vertical or substantially vertical wall with the open end up. By so mounting the container the necessity of providing means for preventing accidental discharge of the packet 44 through the open end is eliminated.

The container is designed to hold a conventional, small packet of tissue paper containing about twenty sheets. These packets are of the continuous dispensing type whereby the removal of one sheet automatically withdraws the end of the next sheet from the packet leaving it ready to be easily grasped. The conventional slot 41 provided in such packets is opened and the packet 40 inserted through the open top of the container. The tissue paper is not removed from its original packet, the entire packet being inserted into the container. The packets slot 41 aligns with the openings 24 or 33, providing access to the tissue paper through the slot. By this means, the tissue papers can be withdrawn sheet by sheet until the package is exhausted. At this time the empty packet or casing is removed and replaced by a new one.

The widened central portion 25 of the slotted opening 24 makes it easy for the driver to grasp the end of a sheet of tissue paper projecting from the packet 40 through the slot 41.

The bottom panel 23 or the arms 34 provide a positive stop for the packet 40. They assure vertical alignment between the openings 24 or 33 and the slot 41.

The size of the container is such lhat the packets will slip easily in and out of the container but with enough friction to prevent them from escaping from the container as the result of jarring and vibration incident to the operation of the vehicle. The container positively holds the tissue packet and assures a supply of tissue for the operator whenever he wishes to check his oil or do any other thing around the engine. The design of the container is such that it is economical to construct and easy to install and provides a maximum of convenience to the operator.

Having described my container, that which I claim to be my invention is set forth in the following appended claim. a

In combination with an upwardly extending wall of a vehicle engine compartment, a holder-dispenser for a packet of tissues; said holder dispenser having a vertically elongated one-piece tubular body: said body havn fa. frnt Pan ho P i Q l id P3 91 and a Pa r. f e panel portions each of greater width than one-half the Width of said dispenser body; said rear panel portions yqr a pin at he ent ,o id P s .bd.y an provi ed in the area of saidoyerlao with alfigned openngs; fa tener element ce t q h e h a alig ed openings engagingsaid wall of said vehicle for securing said dispenser bqdy thereto and joining said rear panel portions together foicornpletihg: the assembly of said dispenser bodyg said fror'iflpanel having a centrally disposed Vertically elongated pafiel aperture adapted to proyideaccess to a' pa'cket 'of tissues seated in said dispenser body; s aid front apertnrebeing enlarged in the eenterand aligned with said openings in saidrear panel portions; the iipper end of, said dispenser body being open for reception of a packet of tissues therethrough; said dispenser body haw'ng a bottom panel integral with one of the vertically extending panels of said dispenser bq a e d sm Panel e n smal e t aillth fi q wse tional area of said dispenser body for partially closing the bottom end thereof.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 572,331 Casterline f Dec. 1, 1896 1,523,685 Cohn Jan. 20, 1925 1,599,175 Hell's't 'rdni Sept. 7, 1926 2,223,094 Burnette Nov. 26, 1940 2,256,074 Crebbs Sept. 16, 1941 2,433,587 WentWorth Dec. 3t),- 1947 2,487,537 Gantner fie"--- Nov. 8, 1949 2,673,056 Manetti Mar. 23, 1954 FOREIGN PATENTS 533,084 Great Britain Feb. 6, 1941 France

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U.S. Classification221/46, D06/523, 224/277, 221/63
International ClassificationB60R7/08, B60R7/00
Cooperative ClassificationB60R7/084
European ClassificationB60R7/08D