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Publication numberUS753085 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 23, 1904
Filing dateSep 5, 1903
Publication numberUS 753085 A, US 753085A, US-A-753085, US753085 A, US753085A
InventorsSpool Holder
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Spool holder and case
US 753085 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 753,085, dated. February 23, 1904.

Application filed eptember 5, 1903. Serial No. 172,091. (No model.)

To alZ whom it may concernr Be it known that we, MAYER Mats and FRANK RIOAUD, citizens of the United States,

and residents of Baton Rouge, in the parish of East Baton Rouge and State of Louisiana, have invented a new and Improved Spool Holder and Case, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

The purpose of the invention is to provide a compact case for receiving, holding, and protecting spools or reels of ribbon, tape, or like material, the body of the case being revoluble upon its support, and also to provide a perfect system for automatically measuring the material as the material is drawn out from the case through suitable openings therein.

A further purpose of the invention is to provide tension devices for the spools or reels which act to prevent the spools or reels from turning to rewind the material thereon, but which do not interfere with the unwinding of material in desired quantity.

The invention consists in the novel construction and combination of the several parts, as will be hereinafter fully set forth, and pointed out in the claims.

- Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved device. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of one of the springs adapted to prevent the spools or reels from accidentally rewinding material thereon. Fig. 3 is a vertical section through the device, taken mainly at one side of the spool or reel carrier, the lower portion of the spool or reel carrier being in section; and Fig. 4 is a horizontal section taken practically on the line 4 4 of Fig. 3, the cover being omitted. p

A represents a roller-bearing support, and A a counter, table, or the like on which the support is located or secured.

B represents the base of the case,-and C a cover therefor, of glass or other transparent material. The base B consists of a lOW lT section 10, which is preferably outwardly flared and is open at the bottom, being closed at the top by a platform 11, which constitutes pracits equivalent, as is shown in Fig. 3.

and a'flange 12, which extends upward from the margin of the lower section 10 of the base,

the cover C being preferably fitted over the said flange-section 12, as is shown in Figs. 1 and 3.

The case may be of any desired shape. Preferably, however, it is polygonal, and usually it is rectangular in cross-section, as is illustrated in the drawings.

A post 13 occupies acentral position in the case. This post is of corresponding cross sectional shape to the cross-section of the body of the case, and the lower end of the said post 13 extends through a suitable opening in the platform or bottom 11 of the case, being secured to the said bottom. The lower end of 'the post is attached to or is stepped in a block 14, which is adapted to engage with the balls or rollers 15 on the-support A. The block 1d has a central downwardly-extending stem 16, mounted to turn freely in the support A, and the post is held in proper position relative to the support by means of a nut 17 or Horizontal arms 18, circular in cross-section, extend from the side portions of the post 13 above the base, the arms being in staggered arrangement; but the arms on opposite sides are in the same horizontal plane, as is shown in Fig. 3. Spools or reels 19, adapted to carry a ribbon or tape 20, are mounted to turn loosely on the said arms, and these spools are held against turning except when the tape or ribbon is drawn ofi' therefrom by means of springs D, one of which is shown in detail in Fig. 2. These springs each consistsof a bodysection 21 of a length corresponding to the width of a side of the post 13, the body-section having openings 22 therein to admit screws for the purpose of attaching the spring to the post, and at each end of the body a hook "523 is formed, the hooks facing in the same direction, and fromthe outer end of each hook a finger-piece 2a extends outward. .VYhen a spring is-attached to the post 13, the hooks 23engage withthe inner heads of opposing spools,as is shown in Fig. 4, preventing the said spools from accidentally turning to unwind or to rewindmaterial thereon, and the finger pieces 24 enable an operator to readily disengage the springs D from the spools or reels 19 when the latter are empty or when they are to be moved.

At each s ide of the base B a series of openings 25 is made in the upper flange-section 12, and these openings are preferably in stepped arrangement, and the ends of the ribbon or tape from one set of reels or spools is passed through a series of openings 25, as is illustrated in Fig. 1. Below the central opening of each series a single opening 26 is produced also in the flanged section 12 of the base, and the end of a tape-measure 27 is passed out through each of the said auxiliary openings 26,whioh tape-measures are spring-controlled, and each is adapted to be automatically rewound in a case 28 when released. One of these cases 28 is located opposite each side of the post 13, as is shown in Fig. 4c, the cases for the tape-measures being attached to the bottom 11 of the case by means of suitable brackets 29 or their equivalents. The cases for the tape-measures extend partially above and partially below the bottom 11 of the exhibit or display case, as is best shown in Fig. 3.

Any side of the case may be brought conveniently in front of the operator, and when a portion of a ribbon is to be measured off that particular ribbon is drawn from its spool and at the same time the free or outer end of a tape-measure is brought flush with the outer end of the ribbon. If a yard of ribbon is required, for example, after the tape-measure has been drawn out to the extent of thirty-six inches the ribbon is drawn out a corresponding distance. The tape-measure is then released and is automatically rewound in its case, and the operator may then release the ribbon and when convenient cut it off either close to the case or wherever the ribbon may have been marked to designate the required measurement, as the reel or spool from which the ribbon was unwound Will be prevented from moving by the action of its controllingspring D.

Having thus described our invention, we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- ,1. Aspool-holder, consisting of a support, a flanged base having sets of openings in its flange, a post secured centrally to the base with its lower end extending through the base, a block secured to the lower end of the post and pivoted to the support, balls between the block and support, radial spool-carrying arms on the post, springs secured to the post for engaging the inner heads of the spools, and a cover resting upon the base, as set forth.

- 2. A spool-holder, comprising a support, a

for engaging the inner heads of the spools, and

a cover carried by the base, as set forth.

3. A spool-holder, comprising a support, a casing mounted to revolve on the support and provided with sets of openings in its lower portion, a post centrally arranged in the easing, radially-projecting spool-carrying arms on the post, and springs secured to the post and adapted to engage the inner heads of the spools, as set forth.

4- A spool-holder, comprising a support, a casing mounted to revolve on the support and provided with sets of openings in its lower portion, a post arranged centrally in the casing, the post being rectangular in cross-section, horizontal arms projecting from each side of the post, the arms being in staggered arrangement, with the arms on opposite sides in the same horizontal plane, and spring-plates secured to the post, each plate having its ends constructed to engage the inner heads of oppositely-arranged spools, as set forth.

5. In a spool-holder, the combination with a post provided with horizontal spool-holding arms, of spring-plates secured to the post, each plate having a hook at each end adapted to engage the heads of spools carried by the arms, and provided with finger-pieces at the outer ends of the hooks, asset forth.

6. In a spool-holder, a casing having in its lower portion a series of openings arranged in step form, and below the central opening with a second opening, a post arranged in the casing and provided with a plurality of horizontal arms arranged one above the other and upon which spools of ribbon are adapted to be held, the ribbons from the spools passing out through the stepped openings of the casing, and a tape-measure case secured to the base of the casing at that side of the post from which the arms project and having its tape passing out through the opening below the central ribbon-receiving opening, to permit any and all of the ribbons held on said arms and passing out through the said openings to be measured, as set forth.

In testimony whereof we have signed our names to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationB65H61/00