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Publication numberUS320576 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 23, 1885
Filing dateFeb 17, 1885
Publication numberUS 320576 A, US 320576A, US-A-320576, US320576 A, US320576A
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External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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(No Model.)


I TOILET PAPER HOLDER. No. 320,576. Patented June 23, 1885.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 320,576, dated June 23, 18854.

Application file(l February 17, 1885. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, ALLEN A. MYERs, of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toilet-Paper Holders, of which the following is a specification.

This invention has reference to an improved holder for toilet-paper of that class which is furnished in the form of a continuous roll wound upon a core of wood, the holder being constructed in a very simple manner, and so as to leave a sufficient length of paper extending from the holder to facilitate the pulling forward and cutting off of the next piece of the toilet-paper.

The invention consists of a roll of toiletpaper supported by a hinged bail that is attached to the perforated core-plugs of the roll, and provided with a second bail that supports a serrated cutting-knife, said knife-holding bail being pivoted to the main bail, and re tained thereon by stops. To the upper part of the roll-holding bail is hinged a guide with an adjustable friction-plate, over which the paper is guided before being cut by the knife.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a perspective view of my improved toilet paper holder. Fig. 2 is a front view, and Fig. 3 a vertical transverse section, of the same.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.

A in the drawings represents a roll-holding bail that is bent, of wire of suitable thickness, and hinged by bearing plates at a and screws a a to the wall or other point of use. The lower ends of the roll-holding bail A are bent inwardly, so as to take into the perforatedwooden coreplugs b b of a roll, B, of toiletpaper. A knife-holding bail, C, also made of wire, is hung by eyes d (1, formed integral with the sides of the bail C, to the roll-holdi ng bail A, and retained at the proper angle of inclination thereto by means of outwardly-bent rests, d, at the rear ends of the knife-holding bail O, which rests abut against the bail A, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2. A serrated knife, O, is rigidly attached to-the bail G. A third bail, D, of wire, is hinged to the upperpart of the roll-holding bail A, and serves as a guide for the toilet-paper, which is passed over the same before it is conducted to the knife to be out. A transverse slideplate or rod, D,is guided by sleeve-shaped ends on the bail D, and adapted to be moved away from the front part of the bail, so as to leave an opening of sufficient size for conveniently passing the paper over the bail. When this is accomplished, the slide-plate D is moved forward again so as to press on the paper and exert a certain friction on the same. The guide-bail D also presses, by gravity, on the top of theroll, and acts as a kind of brake for the same. The cutting-knife is located at some distance from the guide-bail in front of the roll 13.

For cutting off a piece of toilet-paper, a piece of the length required is pulled out and out off by the knife by pulling the paper in downward direction, as shown in Fig. 1. A sufiicient length of paper, thatcorresponds to the distance between the cutter and the guidebail, extends in front of the guide-bail, and is retained by the same and its slideplate, said length of paper serving for conveniently taking hold of the paper and pulling it forward when the next piece is to be out off. This is the essential point of advantage of my improved holder, as thereby the end of the paper cannot be drawn by,by the roll so as to require readjustment. The holder is of cheap and simple construction, and can be handled in a more convenient manner than the toiletpaper holders heretofore in use.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent-- 1. The combination of a roll of toilet-paper, a hinged bail supporting the same, a forwardextending bail provided with a serrated knife at the front end and applied by its rear ends to the roll-holding bail, and aguidebail hinged to the upper part of the main bail and bearing on the top of the roll, substantially as set forth.

2. The combination of a roll of toilet-paper, a roll-holding bail hinged to the wall and applied to the perforated core of the roll, a bail having a serrated knife at the front end, and applied by eyes and rests made integral therewith to the roll-holding bail, and a guide-bail hinged to the upper part of the roll-holding bail and having an adjustable slide-plate, sub stantially as set forth.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name in presence of two subscribing witnesses.


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Cooperative ClassificationB65H35/0006