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Publication numberUS510782 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 12, 1893
Filing dateMar 20, 1893
Publication numberUS 510782 A, US 510782A, US-A-510782, US510782 A, US510782A
InventorsThomas Gaskins
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paper-serving apparatus
US 510782 A
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T. GASK INS'. A PAPER SERVING APPARATUS.

No. 510,782. Patented Dec. 12, 1893.

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THOMAS GASKINS, OF ARCADIA, FLORIDA.

PAPER-SERVING APPARATUS.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 510,782, dated December 12, 1893.

Application filed March 20, 1893.

, as will enable others skilled in the-art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

My invention relates to improvementsin paper serving apparatus, and it has for one of its ob ects to provide such an apparatus embodying means whereby the paper may be quickly and conveniently cut across its entlre width or any fraction thereof, and means whereby the paper may be as conveniently cut in the direction of its length at any point in its width.

Anothenobject of the invention is to provlde a serving apparatus, adapted, with slight ad ustment, to mount rolls of paper of various lengths.

With the foregoing endsin view, the inven tion will be fully understood from the followmg description and claims when taken in connection with the annexed drawings, in which' Figure l, is a'front elevation of my improved apparatus. Fig. 2, is a right hand end elevation of the same. Fig. 3, is a vertical transverse section taken in the plane indicated by the line 00, 0c, of Fig. 1; and Figs. 4, 5, 6, and 7, are detail perspective views of several of the parts. I

In the said drawings similar letters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, referring to which A, indicates the main frame of the apparatus which comprises a base 13, standards or uprights O, O, and a cap bar D; and E, indicates a roll of paper which has its shaft or axis a, ournaled in suitable bearings in the standards or uprights as shown. The standards or uprights C, C, are respectively prorunners are arranged in dovetail grooves f,

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formed in .the base and cap bar, as shown. The said runners e, are designed to permit the standard or upright O, to be adjusted toward and from the standard 0, so as to adapt the machine to mount rolls of paper of various lengths; and the said standard 0, is-

fixed in its various adjusted positions by means of the thumb nuts h, which are mounted upon the shanks of the runners e, as shown. F, indicates the knife or knife bar through the medium of which the paper is cut in the direction of its width. This knife or knife bar F, is fixedly connected at one end to an arm G, which is pivotally connected to the standard or upright O; and in its inner side adjacent to its opposite end the saidknife or knife-bar F, is provided with adovetail groove i, which is designed to receive the dovetail projection j, at the end of the arm H, which arm is pivotally connected to the standard 0'. By this manner of connecting the knife or knife bar F, it will be seen that it is free to swing inwardly so as to bear against the paper roll as the diameter of the same is reduced; and it will also be seen that the connection of the knife or knife bar will not interfere with the adjustment of the standard 0, since the projectionj, will slide in the groove 11, as the said standard is moved toward or from the standard 0.

As better shown in Figs. 2, and 3, of the drawings, the knife or knife bar F, is provided upon its outer side with a longitudinal rib I, of dovetail form in cross section. This rib I, is designed to engage the dovetail groove L, in a slidable block K, which block is preferably provided with a lug as m, for the pivotal connection of the depending knife or knife bar M. By reason of this construction it will be readily noticed that the knife or knife bar M, may be moved to any point in and pull the paper downwardly in the manner shown in Fig. 1.

The construction illustrated for connecting the slidable block K, to the knife or knife bar F, is preferable, but it is obvious that in some cases the groove and rib might be of a different form in cross section and the groove might be formed in the knife bar and the rib upon the block to efiect the same purpose.

In the practical operation of the invention, when it is desired to mount a roll of paper in the main frame, the standard 0', is loosened and the shaft or axis of the roll is first placed in the bearing of the standard C, after which it is placed in the bearing of the standard 0', and said standard is moved toward the standard C, and fixed so as to preventa casual displacement of the shaft or axis. When it is desired to cut the paper across its entire width, the knife or knife bar M, may be swung upwardly out of the way or said knife or knife bar may be entirely removed from the knife or knife bar F, so as to enable the operator to draw the paper against the edge of said knife, F, throughout the width of the paper. When it is desired to cut a piece of paper of less width than the web on the roll, it is simply necessary to adjust the knife or knife bar M, to the desired point and hold it against the paper roll, when the paper may be cut transversely on the knife F, and longitudinally or in the direction of its length on the knife M, in the manner illustrated in Fig. 1.

From the foregoing description taken in connection with the drawings, it will be seen that my apparatus is very simple, durable and inexpensive; and it will also be seen that through the medium of the same, pieces of paper of the exact size desired may be quickly and conveniently cut, and thus the waste caused by roughly tearing the paper may be prevented, which is a desideratum.

I have specifically described the combination and relative arrangement of the several elements of my improved apparatus, in order to impart a full, clear and exact understanding of the same, but I do not desire to be understood as confining myself to such exact construction and arrangementassuch changes or modifications may be made, in practice, as fairly fall within the scope of the invention.

Having described my invention, what I claim is- 1. In a paper serving apparatus, a frame comprising a base having a groove in its upper or inner side, a cap bar having a groove in its lower or inner side, a standard or upright connected to the base and cap bar, the standard or upright 0, having angular branches at its upper and lower ends, runners arranged in the grooves of the base and cap bar and having threaded shanks passed through the branches of said standard or upright and thumb nuts mounted on said threaded shanks, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

2. In a paper serving apparatus, the combination with a frame comprising standards or uprights, one of which is adjustable; of a knife having a groove, an arm connected to the knife at one end and connected at is opposite end to one of the standards or uprights, and an arm connected at one end to the other standard or upright and having a projection at its opposite end engaging the groove of the knife, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

3. In a paper serving apparatus, the combination with a frame adapted to mount or support a roll of paper; of a knife extending in the direction of the length of the frame, and a second knife disposed at an angle to the first named knife; the said knives beingadapted to cut the paper in the direction of its width and in the direction of its length respectively, substantially as specified.

4. In a paper serving apparatus, the combination with a frame adapted to mount or support a roll of paper, and a knife extending in the direction of the length of the frame and the paper roll and adapted to cut the paper in the direction of its width; of asecond knife disposed at an angle to the first named knife and adj ustably connected thereto whereby it may be moved laterally, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

5. In a paper serving apparatus, the combination with a frame adapted to mount or su pport a roll of paper and a knife extending in the direction of the length of the frame and the paper roll and adapted to cut the paper in the direction of its width; of a slide block, a tongue and groove connection between said slide block and the knife, and a second knife carried by the slide block, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

6. In a paper serving apparatus, the combination with a frame adapted to mount or support a roll of paper and a knife extending in the direction of the length of the frame and the paper roll and adapted to cut the paper in the direction of its width; of aslide block, a tongue and groove connection between said slide block and the knife, and a second knife pivotally connected to the slide block, substantially asand for the purpose set forth.

7. In a paper serving apparatus, the combination with a frame adapted to mount or support a roll of paper, and a knife connected with the frame and disposed in the direction of the length of the frame and paper roll and having a tongue upon its outer side; of a slide block having a groove to engage the tongue of the knife, and a second knife pivotally connected to the slide block, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

THOMAS GASKINS.

Witnesses:

WILLIAM H. SIMMONS, STEPHEN J. CARLTON.

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Cooperative ClassificationB65H35/0026