|Publication number||US833238 A|
|Publication date||Oct 16, 1906|
|Filing date||Feb 27, 1906|
|Priority date||Feb 27, 1906|
|Publication number||US 833238 A, US 833238A, US-A-833238, US833238 A, US833238A|
|Original Assignee||Walter Pitschke|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (5), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
No. 833,238. PATENTED OCT. 16, 1906. w. PITSGHKE. HOLDER FOR TOILET PAPER.
APPLICATION FILED FEB. 27, 1906.
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WALTER PITSCHKE, OF ALTENA, GERMANY.
HOLDER FOR TOILET-PAPER.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 16, 1906.
Applicatiqn filed February 27, 1906. Serial No. 803,192.
To all whom, it may concern;
Be it known that I, WALTER PITsoHKE, a subject of the Emperor of Germany, residing at 9 Kirchstrasse, Altena, Westphalia, Germany, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in and Connected with Holders for Toilet-Paper, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to holders for rolls of toilet-paper, the object being to provide a form of holder which is so constructed as to permit of only one or a predetermined number of sheets to be torn off at one and the same time, thus efiecting considerable economy in the consumption of the paper.
As compared with similar holders in use up to the present, the holder according to the present invention is simpler and fulfils its purpose more effectively.
I will now describe my invention with refer ence to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a front View of one form of construction of the new holder. Figs. 2, 3, 4, and 4 show details. Figs. 51l, inclusive, show various forms of construction of the new holder.
Referring to Figs. 1 and 2, the new holder consists of a spindle a, carrying the roll of paper I), which is shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1. An adjustable screw 0 is arranged in a recess d, formed in the spindle, and projects with its point beyond the surface of the spindle, thereby preventing the roll of paper rotating relatively to the spindle. Instead of the screw projecting with its point a wingscrew, as shown in Fig. 3, may be employed and project with its head so as to engage with. the interior surface of the roll of paper. The same effect may be attained by making the spindle of angular, heart-shaped, Fig. 4, or other suitable cross-section, in which case the use of a screw can be dispensed with.
The spindle is suspended horizontally by means of cords e e or chains firmly fitted to its extremities. Now by drawing on the free end of the perforated sheet of paper in the usual way the spindle is rotated, causing the cords or chains fitted to its ends to wind around the same, the roller being raised up and turned until the separation-spot of the paper is freed and a sheet can be torn off, the weight of the roll acting as a brake on the paper-roller. A looking or clamping device acting sidewise on the roll of paper may also be employed.
In the form of construction shown in Fig. 5 weights f are used for increasing the brake action of the roller. As shown in Figs. 6 and 7, projections, connecting-bars, balls, or the like on the cords or chains may be used to limit the rotary movement of the roll of paper. These balls or the like also serve for interrupting the rotary movement and effecting a sudden pull orerk on the sheet of paper, thus rendering it easier to tear it off.
The catch or lock shown in Fig. 4 and used in the form of construction shown in Fig. 8 may be substituted for the bars, balls, or the like. The borings g g of the parts shown in Fig. 4 are such that they converge from above to below, thus preventing any accidental displacement of this part on the cords. This method of connecting the cords permits of an adjustment of the side brake action of the fastening-cords on the paperroll. The further the locking arrangement is removed from the paper-roll the greater the number of sheets that can be torn off at one and the same time, and when the locking arrangement is approached near enough to the paper-roll only one sheet at a time can be torn oif.
In the form of construction shown in Figs. 9 and 10 the spindle is so suspended from a bracket that the paper-roll, raised up by the winding of the fastening-cords around the spindle causes the paper-roll to come into contact with the top of the bracket, thereby limiting the rotary movement of the roll.
In the form of construction shown in Fig. 11 the rotary movement of the paper-roller is limited in that the ends of the fastening cords or chains are prolonged downward be yond the spindle and are fastened to a board on the wall, so that on rotating these spindles these prolonged ends wind onto the same, but owing to their being fastened to the wall limit the amount of rotation of the spindle.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A holder for toilet-paper, comprising a spindle for the roll of paper, means for preventing relative rotation between the roll and spindle and suspension-cords attached to the ends of the spindle and adapted to wind thereon when the roll rotates as a piece of paper is being torn off, for the purpose of affording resistance and thereby limiting the extent of the paper so torn oif;
i 2. A holder for toilet-paper, comprising a spindle for the roll of paper, means for preventing relative rotation between the roll and spindle, suspension-cords passed through the ends of said spindle and weights on the ends of said cords substantially as and for the purpose hereinbefore set forth.
3. A holder for toilet-paper comprising a spindle for the roll of paper, means for preventing relative rotation between the roll and spindle, suspension-cords passed through the ends of said spindle and adapted to wind on said spindle when the latter is rotated and means forlimiting the amount of winding of said cords.
4. A holder for toilet-paper, comprising a spindle, means for preventing relative rotation between the roll and spindle, cords attached to the ends of said spindle so as to wind thereon when it is rotated, the cords being converged toward the point of suspension and means for varying the angle of convergence substantially as and for the purpose described.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
Witnesses WOLDEMAR HAUPT, HENRY HASPER.
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