US 783255 A
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No. 783,255. PATENTED FEB. 21, 1905.
J. B. POOTE.
STICKY FLY PAPER. DEVICE.
APPLIIOATION FILED APR. 25, 1904.
UNllTiSD Srarns Patented February 21, 1905..
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 783,255, dated February 21, 1905.
Application filed April 25, 1904. Serial No- 204,728.
To all whom it 1171607] concern:
Be it known that 1, JOHN BURGGONE FooTE, a citizen of the United States of America, and a resident of Oak Park, Cook county, Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Stieky-Fly-Paper Devices, of which the following is a specification.
Ordinarily sticky fly-paper is made in sheets put together in pairs with their sticky faces in contact, and these sheets are separated for use and laid on any convenient surface with their sticky sides up. The storage of such paper about a house is not desirable, and when once separated for use a draft of air or other accidental cause often brings the intensely-adhesive surface into contact with other things, to the great vex-ation and loss of the householder. To avoid these evils is the object of this invention, which involves the use of long continuous double strips of paper having gummed surfaces in contact, as in the case of the ordinary sheets, and devices adapted for holding such a strip and for permitting it to be drawn forward from time to time and separated into two oppositely-extending uncletached segments having their gummed surfaces upwardly exposed, and in its preferred form further involves means for holding the ends of the separated segments, means for winding them at will on distinct spindles or on the same spindle, and means for at will severing either segment.
1n the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a side elevation of my apparatus in use. Fig. 2 is an end elevation of the same apparatus. Figs. 3 and 4 are views similar to Figs. 1 and 2, respectively, showing a modified form of my devices. Figs. 5 and 6 show in similar views a third form of my devices; and Figs. 7, 8, and 9 are detail views of certain spindles and a roller, Fig. 7 being a side view of the spindle 7 or 10 of Fig. 1, Fig. 8 a like View of a roller 20 of Figs. 3 and i, and Fig. 9 a cross-section of the same roller.
In Figs. 1 and 2, 4 designates a frame having a suitable base and parallel vertical standards, near the upper end of which are mounted two slightly-separated approximately parallel bars 5 and 6. In the frame below these bars is mounted a spindle 3, and on this is l placed a roll of fly-paper made up of two long strips having their gummed faces in contact. The free end of this strip is carried up between the bars 5 and 6 to a distance sufficient to give a suitable segment for exposure, and the component sheets are then separated, one being carried to the right over the bar 5 and the other to the left over the bar 6, whereby the bars support the two segments with their gummed sides upwardly and outwardly turned, thus affording a convenient and eflieient device for supporting and exposing long strips of fly-paper stored in the apparatus. Obviously when fresh paper or a fresh adhesive surface is desired it is only necessary to draw up the compound strip to the proper distance and separate its component sheets as before. That the free ends of the separated portions may be held I provide spindles 7 and 10, mounted in the free ends of arms 8 and 12, pivoted to the frame by means of a bolt 9, which permits looking them at anydesired angle. The arms bear severing devices 13 14, so that the used portions of the paper may be severed when desired. The used paper may, if desired, be wound upon the spindles 7 and 10, or, if preferred, the sheets may simply pass around these spindles and thence to a spindle 11, mounted at a suitable point in the frame and adapted to wind both sheets, the other spindles in this case serving to change the course of the sheets. sheets are wound upon the spindles 7 and 10. it is plain that they may be wound with the gummed side out or otherwise, as may be preferred. In order that the paper while fully exposed and accessible to flies may be to some extent protected from undesired contact with other things, the arms are made of such width and are so located that their edges and ends extend beyond the planes of the exposed gummy surfaces.
Figs. 3 and 4: show the modification of making the frame a simple rectangular box open at each end and provided with bearings 19 at various heights, in any of which rollers 20 may be placed, these rollers corresponding to the spindles 7 10 and holding the exposed segments at different angles, according to the height at which they are placed. These hen the rollers are made of wood and are slotted, as shown in Figs. 8 and 9, to receive the end of the paper to be wound upon them, while the the spindles 7 and 10 may be made with spurs 27, as shown in Fig. 7, to engage the paper.
Figs. 5 and 6 show a roll of the compound paper mounted on a pin 28, secured in a bracket 29, the ends of the separated portions and 31 being allowed to hang down upon the right and left. A fresh surface is conveniently exposed by pulling the part 31 to unwind the composite strip and by pulling the other part to separate the two.
As has been shown, it is easy to embody the invention in various ways, and I do not, therefore, wish to limit myself to specific constructions.
What I claim is l. The combination with a long strip of flypaper composed of two strips each having one face gummed and normally adhering to the like face of the other strip, of means for supporting the composite strip with its end portion separated exposing the gummed faces of this portion of the component strips.
:2. The combination with a long, continuous strip of fly-paper made up of two gummed sheets having their gummed faces in contact, of a suitable support for the composite strip consisting of two slightly-separated approximately parallel bars in position to receive between them the end of the composite strip and allow its component sheets to be separated by turning them oppositely over the bars, re spectively.
3. The combination with a strip of fly-paper made up of two gummed sheets having their gummed faces in contact, of two slightly-separated bars adapted to have the strip carried between them and separated by bending the component sheets oppositely over the bars, respectively, to expose the desired length of gummed surfaces, and means for holding the outer ends of the separated component sheets.
4. The combination with a suitable frame, of a roll of fly-paper made up of two gummed sheets having their adhesive faces in contact, revolubly mounted in the frame, two bars secured in the frame in position to have the end of the composite strip of fiy-paper passed be- 5 tween them and divided by passing its component sheets oppositely over the two bars, means for holding'the end portions of the separated sheets, and means for varying the angle at which the exposed portions of the sheets are held.
5. The combination with a suitable frame, of a roll of fly-paper made up of two gummed strips having their adhesive faces in contact and mounted in the frame, slightly-separated bars secured in the frame in position to have the end of the composite strip passed between them and divided by carrying its component sheets oppositely over the bars, respectively, means for holding the outer ends of the sep- 5 arated portions of the sheets, and means for at will winding up the separated portions.
6. The combination with a suitable frame, of a roll of fly-paper, made up of two gummed strips having their gummed faces in contact, 7 revolubly mounted upon a central axis in the frame, slightly-separated bars parallel to said axis, arms pivoted to the central portion of the frame and extending oppositely therefrom, spindles mounted in the end portions of the arms, and a rotary spindle mounted in the frame in position to receive the gummed strips when the same have been carried from the roll around the bars, respectively, and thence around the spindles in the ends of the arms.
Signed at Chicago this 19th day of April, 1904.
JOHN BURGGONE FOOTE.
WV. F. OWENS, (J. A. BRENNAN.