US 592811 A
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(No Model.) 2 Sheets-Sheet 1. 'J. N. MOE-EN. TOILET PAPER HOLDER.
No. 592,811. Patented Nov. 2 1897.
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' J. N. MOEHN.
TOILET PAPER HOLDER.
No. 592,811. Patented Nov. 2, 1897'.
.NITED STATES PATENT FFICE.
JOHN N. MOEHN, OF MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALETO LUCAS D. DORSCHELL, OF CHILTON, WISCONSIN.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 592,811, dated November 2, 1897.
Application filed July 1 '7, l 8 9 6.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN N. MOEHN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Milwaukee, in the county of Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin, have invented new and useful Improvements in Toilet-Paper Holders, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in that class of toilet-paper holders in which the paper is stored in a block or bundle of sheets within an inclosing box and discharged therefrom in single sheets by means of a friction device. Heretofore there have been two classes of these devices, in one of which the sheet is discharged by a friction-roller and the other by a slide. The'roller form is objectionable in that it will tear a damp sheet without removing it, and the dry sheets tend to wind upon the roller owing to the depression formed by the latter near the end of the sheet, which causes the end to turn upwardly. The slide form is objectionable in that it often carries the sheet back with the slide and is also ineffectual with damp paper. An objection to both forms is also found in the fact that a portion of the block is often shifted to one side, causing the sheets to clog and tear.
The object of my invention is to overcome these difficulties by providing a form of box in which the sheets are held uniformly in line with the discharge slot and in which the discharge of the sheets singly and with certainty is assured.
In the followingdesoription reference is had to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure l is a top view of my invention. Figs. 2 and 3 are side and front views, respectively, of the same. Fig. 4is aside view with the side of the case removed to show the interior construction. Fig. 5 is a top view with the cover removed. Fig. 6 is a side view showing a modified form of the attachmentloop.
Like parts are identified by the same reference-letters throughout the several views.
A boxAis provided with a sliding side door 13, a raised portion C in its top, a slot A in its front end, and an interiorly-convergirig discharge-guide C, leading to said slot. The
Serial No. 599,515. (No 15551.)
, object of this guide is to prevent the released sheet from wrinkling or warping, which would prevent it from passing through the slot, and the guide'way is narrowed vertically at the point where the paper enters it and widened toward the discharge-slot, so that the front edge of the sheet will be held free from contact therewith. A sliding plate D is adapted to be inserted in the top through the door B and is provided with a paper-retaining platform or plate E, hinged to the plate D at the rear end.
F is a spring interposed between the plates D and E and arranged to force the plate E upwardly toward the top of the case.
G are side flanges projecting upwardly from each side of the plate E to prevent the paper from shifting laterally.
Near the top of the box I have located the parallel longitudinal bars H, having upwardly-extending bearing-flanges I, in which the front and rear rollers J and J are respectively supported. The axis of the front roller J is extended to the exterior of the case'and provided with an actuating-knob K. L is a friction-belt connecting the rollers J and J, the lower half of the belt being in a plane slightly lower than the lower edge of the bars H. v
It will be observed that the plate E is wider than the space between the outer edges of the bars H, and that the latter, together with thebelt and rollers, are adapted to fit between the flanges G when the plate E is in itsraised position.
The block of paper sheets is placed upon the plate E between the flanges G and secured in place by the looped fastening M, through which the rod N is passed. The latter is supported in the depending eyelets O and is prevented from slipping out by the door B, which closes against the end of the rod.
In Fig. 6 I have shown the fastening M- attached to a conical post P, which projects from the plate E. By this means I am en- 5 abled to secure the sheets in place before inserting them in the box.
From the construction as shown and de-. scribed it is evident that the paper located upon the plate E will be pressed upwardly too against the belt L, the latter engaging the top sheet throughout its entire length, except at its extreme rear end, and the pressure being gradually increased toward the front end opposite the mouth of the guide 13. On turning the knob the sheet is fed forward with certainty,and as much less pressure is required at any one point than in the form heretofore used the paper is never mutilated and but one sheet is discharged at a time. The upward pressure of the paper also serves to tighten the belt, for the rear end of the package is bound tightly together and the front end bears heavily against the forward roller, thus causing the center of the pack to push upwardly against the belt.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. The combination with the inclosing box, provided with a discharge-slot in one end and a door in the side thereof; a sliding plate adapted to be inserted in said box through the door; a paper-supporting plate, hinged at one end of said sliding plate and provided with upwardly projecting side flanges; a spring interposed between the sliding and hinged plates; a conical post projecting upwardly from the rear end of the hinged plate,
provided with a narrow vertical slot therein; I a friction-belt supported upon rollers above said sliding and hinged plates,and an exterior knob connected with the axis of one of said rollers, and adapted to actuate the belt, substantially as described.
2. The combination with the inclosing box, havinga discharge-slot and an interiorly-converging guide leading thereto; a friction-belt supported on rollers in said box; a papersupporting spring-actuated plate, adapted to hold the paper forcibly against said belt, and an upwardly-projecting conical post attached to the rear end of said paper-supporting plate, and provided with a narrow vertical slit, adapted to receive and retain a thin strip or fastening for holding the paper in place, substantially as described.
3. A toilet-paper holder, consisting in the combination with the inclosing box provided with a discharge-slot in one end and a door in the side thereof, a sliding plate adapted to be inserted in said box through the door, a
in the presence of two witnesses.
JOHN N. MOEIIN. Witnesses:
LEVERETT 0. WHEELER, .TAs. ERWIN.