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Publication numberUS943279 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 14, 1909
Filing dateMar 19, 1908
Priority dateMar 19, 1908
Publication numberUS 943279 A, US 943279A, US-A-943279, US943279 A, US943279A
InventorsEdward C Smith
Original AssigneeEdward C Smith
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 943279 A
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Patented Dec. 14, 1909.



943,279. Patented Dec. 14, 1909.



Patented Dec. 14, 1909.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 14. 1909.

Application filed March 19, 1908. Serial No. 422,161.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, EDWARD C. SMITH, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Im rovements in a Paper-Holder, of which the following is a description.

My invention belongs to that class of devices known as paper holders or the like, and is adapted to hold paper or any other suitable or desired material. It is particularly adapted to hold roll material such as toilet paper or the like and has for its objects the production of a simple, efiicient and satisfactory device of the kind described.

To this end my invention consists of the novel construction, arrangement and combination of parts herein shown and described and more particularly pointed out in the claim.

In the drawings wherein like reference characters indicate like or corresponding parts. Figure 1 is a cross sectional view of my device. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the same taken substantially on line 2- 2 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a cross sectional view taken substantially on line 33 of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a partial sectional view of the same taken substantially on line 4i of Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is a partial sectional View of the same taken substantially on line 5-5 of Fig. 3. Fig. 6 is a perspective view of a suitable locking device shown in Fig. 5. Fig. 7 is a partial perspective view of the key for the same. Fig.8 is a perspective view showing a portion of the casing and material spindle bearing. Fig. 9 is a cross sectional view of a slightly modified form of device taken substantially on 99 of Fig. 10, and Fig. 10 is a sectional view of the same taken substantially on line 1010 of Referring to the drawings, a casing is provided preferably comprislng parts 1 and 2, the parts being pivotally. secured together in any suitable or desired manner. The oasing may be made of any desired material, preferably cast metal. As shown the parts 1 and 2 are provided with lugs 3 forming hinges, pins 4 or their equivalent for the purpose being used to pivotally secure the lugs together. Within the casing is arranged a material carrying spindle or roll 7, the same being preferably arranged on a shaft 6, and pivotally supported by the easing. The desired material such as paper or the like is arranged on Ila-spindle T in the form of a roll as shown at h. with one end extending out through an opening 7) in the casing as at R. The roll of material may be supported on the spindle in any preferred way, as shown in the drawings the spindle is provided with resilient members 90 which are adapted to hold the material on the spindle.

Preferably substantially proximate to the opening 5 are arranged in any suitable way. what may be termed feed-rolls 11 and 13. As shown the roll 11 is arranged on a shaft 01' pin 12 and is pivotally carried by part 1 of the casing, and the roll 13 is arranged on a shaft or pin 14 and pivotally carried by part 2 of the casing. The roll 13 is preferably made adjustable relatively to part 2 and resilient means or the equivalent employed to force the roll 13 in contact with or toward roll 11. The rolls may be made of any suitable or desired material. rubber answering the purpose in a very satisfactory manner, or asis obvious the rolls may be roughened or otherwise arranged to give a firm hold on the paper. I

Any suitable means or arrangement may be employed to adjustably secure the roll 13 to part 2 of the casing. As is most clearly shown in Figs. 3 and 4 a socket 20 is arranged on part 2 and the shaft 14 estended into the socket through the 810C 27. a spring 21 being employed toforce roll 13 toward the roll 11. A suitable plug 20 or its equivalent for the purpose may be employed to keep the roll 13 from becoming disconnected or dropping out of the part 2 of the casing. If desired any suitable means may be employed for controlling the pressure of the springs 21 on the roll 13. as shown a plate 40 and a screw or bolt 41 gives a very satisfactory construction. The paper from the roll 8 passes between the feedrolls 11 and 13 as shown in Fig. 1, so that operating the feed-rolls forces the paper from the interior of the casing out to the opening 5 as shown at 8 Any suitable means may be employed to operate the feed-rolls as desired. The construction shown in Figs. 1, 2- and 3 comprises a gear 15, on the shaft 12, which meshes with and is operated by gear 16 which is in turn operated by the thumbscrew or wheel 17 positioned without the casing. If desired a pawl 28 may be pivotally secured to the casing as at 29 and a spring 30 may be employed. to prevent the feed rolls from being turned in a direction other than that adapted to force the material from the receptacle.

In the construction clearl shown reference being particularly to Figs. 4, 5, and 6, the part 2 of the casing is provided with a flange 2 on the ends adapted to lap over part 1, and suitable means employed to lock the casing parts together so that the contents cannot be tampered with by an unauthorized erson, that is, ofcourse other than operatlng the feed-rolls to disel'iarge the material through the opening 5. As shown in these figures a movable pin 23 which is provided with a square head 24 is positioned andadapted to extend through ,both' parts of the casing. \Vhen it is desired to openthe receptacle the key 25 is inserted and the member 23 backed out, thus releasing'part- 1 of the casing, while to lock the casing the member 23 is turned into position as shown in Fig. Any suitable means may be employed to prevent the plug or member 23 from being turned in or out too great a distance. As shown in the drawings the cap 22 acts as a stop when the plug is turned off while the length of the threaded portion of the plug prevents it being turned in too far.

Any suitable means may be employed to retard therotation of the spindle 7 to prevent overrunning of the material during the operation of the feed-rolls. As shown aresilient member contacts with the .material roll retarding its movement. The plate or washer 37 and resilient member 38 serve to retain the .material in aposition where it will not interfere with the gears. In the form shown in Figs. 9 and 10 a gear 33 is arranged on shaft 6, the same being driven through an idler 31 by the gear 16;

In this form the rotation of the material spindle is controlled by the thumb-screw 17 If desired lips 43 and 44 may be provided at the opening in the casing, and if preferred one or both of them maybe providedwith edges suitable for .substantially cutting the material when the same-is pulled against the same. In the preferred form of easing the same, is made substantially cylindrical with a flat side 1 so that the same may be secured to a wall by means of screws or their equivalents, the dotted lines in Figs. 1 and 3 representing the wall.- It is thus seen from the description and drawings of I my device that I have a material receptacle in which the material is securely locked and I cannot be tampered with or discharged from the receptacle without operating the feedrolls. :FOI' this reason the device is not only very economical but is also not likely to get out of adjustment owing to its being entirely closed and locked.

Having thus described my invention it is .obvious that various immaterial modifications. may be made in the design, construc tion or combination of parts shown and described without departing from the spirit ofmy invention, hence I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the exact construction shown.

What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

In a device of the. character described, the combination with a two part ,hingedly connected casing, of a paper roll supporting spindle journaled therein, a resilient retarding strip secured to one of the inside walls of the casing and bearing against one end of the paper roll to retard the movement thereof, there being a paper feed opening formed between the abutting portions of the casing when closed, a pair of feed rolls located within the casing adjacent said opening, one of said feed rolls being yieldingly mounted with relation to the other, gearing for imparting movement to one of said feed rolls, a handle controllable from the exterior of the casing and connected to said gearing, means for preventing reverse movement of said gearing, longitudinally extending spring strips secured at one of their ends to the material spindle and engaging the inner periphery of the paper roll, a member surrounding the material roll and bearing against the opposite end of the paper roll from said retarding strip, and a spring surrounding said spindle and bearing between said member and the wall of the casing, said spring and said member serving to force said roll against said retarding strip and away from said gearing.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name in the presence of two sub scribing witnesses.





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Cooperative ClassificationB65H16/06