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Publication numberUS830400 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 4, 1906
Filing dateJul 26, 1905
Priority dateJul 26, 1905
Publication numberUS 830400 A, US 830400A, US-A-830400, US830400 A, US830400A
InventorsHenrik T Af Zellen
Original AssigneeSana Ab
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toilet-paper holder.
US 830400 A
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HENRIK T. AF ZELLEN, OF VIMMERBY, SWEDEN, ASSIGNOR TO AKTIE- BOLAGET, SANA, OF MALMO, SVV'EDEN, COMPANY LTD.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Sept. 4., 1906.

Application filed July 26,1905. Serial No. 271.383.

To all whom it mayconcern:

Be it known that I, HENRIK T. AF ZELLEN, physician, of Vimmerby, in the Kingdom of Sweden, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toilet-Paper Holders; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, and to letters of reference marked thereon, which forms a part of this specification.

This invention relates to a toilet-paper fixture of improved construction embodying a means for suitably disinfecting the paper therein contained.

Heretofore toilet-paper has been put up in pads or rolls of continuous lengths, which are mounted in a suitable feeding appliance, so as to be permitted of being removed at will, suitable detaching means being provided. It is desirable, however, that such fixture shall afford a convenient means for disinfecting the paper as used, for obvious sanitary reasons.

My invention has therefore in contemplation improvements in such brackets whereby the paper supplied therefrom may be automatically impregnated with any preferred disinfecting medium.

Other objects and advantages will be in part obvious and in part pointed out hereinafter, wherein it will be seen that with these and other ends in view the invention consists in the features of construction, combination of elements, and arrangement of parts hereinafter more specifically set forth as denoting, by way of example, the manner in which my invention may be embodied into a structure distinguished by ease, efficiency, and dura-- bility in use and economy and simplicity in manufacture.

That this invention may be more fully understood and made comprehensible to others skilled and interested in the arts to which it generally and particularly refers, I have appended as a part of this specification a drawing showing a preferred embodiment of the same, and while the underlying principles of the invention may be otherwise applied in various modified ways Within the scope of the appended claims the herein-stated form will be found to be very convenient in practice,

and now upon referring to such drawing through the instrumentality of reference-letters it will be noted that like characters denote similar parts in the drawing, of which the figure illustrates in vertical intermediate sec-' such case and the exhausted supplies may be conveniently replenished, I provide a removable cover or door I), which may be affixed thereto in any desired manner, such as through the employment of small hooks. (Shown in dotted line.)

The paper will conveniently be drawn from a roll which is so mounted in the fixture as to be easily replaceable and in such a manner as to only supply the amount of paper required. An excellent mounting for such roll consists in transverse grooves d, terminating within the case in a slightly-de pressed well. The mandrel upon which is mounted the roll is provided with end tappets or journals which terminate within the aforesaid grooves. It will thus be seen that the roll may be introduced to the receptacle, with the journals resting in the grooves d, and by sliding along such roll until said journals fall within the aforesaid well the roll will be revolubly fixed within the receptacle. To prevent a too-free rotation of said roll for supplying paper, a constant friction of predetermined intensity should be brought to bear against such rotation. To this end I provide a cross-piece e, preferably covered with a suitable friction material, such as cloth or the like. Such cross-piece rests upon the upper surface of the roll and is guided in its vertical translation by bearing at its end within suitable vertical grooves, as indicated. It will be obvious that such friction member will always supply a constant resistance against the withdrawal of paper irrespectively of the diameter of the roll.

According to the preferences of the user, paper may be withdrawn either. in asingle strip or in a plurality of such strips, whereof one will be suitably moistened with the disinfecting fluid. In the latter instance, which is that here shown, the roll will consist of a continuous winding of two strips or ribbons of paper, and in use such dual ribbon will be drawn out of the receptacle, passing by a suitable means for impregnating one of such stri s.

he impregnating means will conveniently include a sponge h, saturated with the disinfecting fluid, and means for causing the paper to properly pass along in contact with said sponge. Such means will ordinarily consist of a guide-bar f, which is positioned within the bracket. A lower bar may also be added, if desired, and the latter, as well as the former, may be replaced by rollers, if preferred. The sponge will preferably be mounted upon g ass rods Z, around which winds a Wick 7:, leading from a suitable reservoir 71, containing the disinfecting fluid. Such feeding means will keep the sponge properly moist. At the bottom the receptacle contains a knife 9, which may be used to sever the paper as used,

- or other expedients of like purpose may be resorted to as preferred.

In operation the user will grasp the ends of the paper strip 0 c, and in withdrawing the preferred quantity the paper will be caused to contact against the sponge and be drawn thereover, moistening the strip making such contact without effecting the companion strip. When the desired amount is withdrawn, it may be torn off, and either the one strip or the other may be used, or both, as desired.

Certain various modifications in the specific details of the construction as herein shown may be resorted to within the scope of this invention, as will be understood without further elaboration, by making reference to the following claims:

1. In a toiletaper fixture, a supply-roll, means frictionally retarding the rotation thereof whereby a constant resistance is had to the withdrawal of paper therefrom, guidebars over which said paper passes, a sponge positioned intermediate said guide-bars and contacting with the paper passing thereover, bars supporting said sponge, a wick encircling said bars and in contact with said sponge and a supply-reservoir for impregnating said sponge through said wick with disinfecting material.

2. In a toilet-paper fixture, a paper-supply adapted to feed a plurality of superposed sheets of toilet-paper, guide-bars for positioning said sheets, a sponge intermediate said guide-bars and adapted to contact with and impregnate the sheet adjacent thereto, a reservoir containing'a disinfecting fluid, and wicks leading from said reservoir to said sponge to keep the same moist.

3. In a toilet-paper fixture, a paper-supply adapted for feeding dual strips of paper, a sponge in contact with the nearest member of said strip, guide means for maintaining such contact, and a reservoir for supplying said sponge with disinfecting fluid.

4. In a toilet-paper fixture, a roll of superposed strips of toilet-paper, a mass of absorbent material contacting with and impregnating one of said strips asit is withdrawn with the other from said roll, and a reservoir for supplying said absorbent material with asuitable disinfectant.

5. In a toilet-paper fixture, a supply-roll adapted to feed two registering strips of toilet-paper, means for impregnating one of said strips during such feed, and a reservoir for supplying the impregnating fluid to said means.

6. In a toilet-paper fixture, a roll adapted to feed superposed registering strips of toiletpaper, means for disinfecting the same on one side only during such feed, and guide-bars for positioning said strips into suitable contact with said supplying means.

7. In a toilet-paper fixture, a paper-supply adapted to feed two superposed sheets, and means for disinfecting one of said sheets as withdrawn.

8. In a toilet-paper fixture, a roll consisting of windings of two superposed strips of toilet-paper and adapted to feed the same, means affording a constant resistance to the withdrawal of paper therefrom, guide-bars for positioning the feed of said paper, a sponge intermediate said bars and contacting with one only of said strips, a wick leading out of said sponge, and a supply-reservoir for receiving the end of said wick.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

HEN RIK T. AF ZELLEN.

Witnesses:

AUGUSTUS E. INGRAM, CARL FRIBERG.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationB65H35/0046