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Número de publicaciónUS1683641 A
Tipo de publicaciónConcesión
Fecha de publicación11 Sep 1928
Fecha de presentación3 Ene 1927
Fecha de prioridad3 Ene 1927
Número de publicaciónUS 1683641 A, US 1683641A, US-A-1683641, US1683641 A, US1683641A
InventoresFred A Whitney
Cesionario originalFred A Whitney
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Enlaces externos: USPTO, Cesión de USPTO, Espacenet
Toilet-paper holder
US 1683641 A
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Sept. 11, 1928.

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F. A. WHITNEY TOILET PAPER HOLDER Filed Jan. 5, 1927 a Sheets-Sheet 2 Sept. 11, 1928.

F. A. WHITNEY TOILET PAPER HOLDER 'Filed Jan. 5, 1927 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 Patented Sept. 11, 1928.

UNITED STATES FRED A. WHITNEY, OFL EO MINSTER, MASSACH I J' SETTS.

TOILET-PAPER HOLDER.

Application filed January 3, 1927. Serial No. 158,529.

This invention relates to a toilet paper holder suitable for domestic use and also capable of. use in oflicesfactories and public places. I

The principal objects of the invention are i to provide a holder of this character preferably in the formof a cardboard carton, but also capable of being constructed in another way of stiifer material, and to provide it with a slanting bottom formed of tabs on the botl toms of the vertical'walls foldedontheniselves in such a way that the contents will keep it in place and 110 adhesive or fastening device will be necessary; to provide the same with ears cut out at the sides of the back and projecting freely into "contact-with the paper therein so that the lattercannot fallout; to provide the said ears-in such a form and position that they will have considerable flexibility, will not tear the sheets: on delivcry and will allow only one to'bedelivered at a time; to provide: the carton itself with means by which it can be hung up on'a hook or by a nail driven through it consisting of three thicknesses constituting a strong and durable support,and to provide a carton of thischaracter which can be filled at the factroy and soldone for each pack of papers, if desired, or which generally will beurable enou h to be loaded several times but which will e cheap enough so that it will be replaced if it gets-torn or soiled. I

' The invention also involves arigid support of metal or celluloid with its base ar-' ranged as a wall or bafile plate so arranged that the sheets of paper are held for delivery through a suitably arranged slot that will allow the sheets to turn, come outand separate in front of a lower late, and so arrange it that it cannot spring sick, and to provide it withineans whereby one sheet separated is always presented, and with means whereby if delivery is not made the sheet is always left in standing position and cannot get away if one has to reach throughthe slot for it. vThesaid support can be used with a body or box in the form of a paper carton such as described above, or a skeleton metal or cela e. The invention also involves a continuous sheet folded on itself so that a plate will separate the sheets on delivery'and eliminate the luloid open back shell for receiving the packbody; and

nating the usual litter of small pieces of pa.

per caused by the ordinary Wire; also the provision of a strip having-three foldsproviding three SIZES. of sheets and arranging thepaper so that it will always be in such position that theseparating tab is the only sheet; Thiseliminates the liability of the sheets getting out of place and there is no inconvenienceor trouble to start them. Also a new package can be placed on top of the old one by simply setting it on top of it'. The package is so folded that if mlerely dropped w thout special care, it assumes its proper position when picked up.

()ther ob ects and advantages of the inven tion will appearhereinafter.

- Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings in'which Fig. 1 is a view of the blank of cardboard" hanging it from a nail driven into the wall;

Fig. 5 is a front view of the carton ready for operation and filled with paper;

Fig. 6 is a central vertical sectional view of the same, showingit mounted ona sup port. i

I Fig.

it is pulled'out;

Fig. 8 is an edge view showing the. position of the same;

Fig. 9 is a view of the meetin ends of two sheets showing the slits with which they are provided for separation; v

Fig. 10. is a front view of another form of thing in front which can be used to start the 7 is a view of the lower end of the carton Wlth a sheet hanging therefrom" as the invention involving'a rigid support at the bottom and a'boxor body above also shown of rigid material;

Fig. 11 is'an' edge view of the'same;

. Fig. 12 is a perspective viewof the box or Fig; 13 is a bottom plan of thedevice;

the carton is madeof a} sheet of card-board In the form shown on the first two sheets, 7

having creases orfolds by which it isdivided into several parts. The front 10 is preferably rectangular and provided with an upright perforation 9 therein by which the condition of the sheets inside can be observed. The back 11 is provided with a tongue 12 folded horizontally along a line 13 or provided with a crease for that purpose. ,Itis intended to be folded back a ainst the top'flap 14. These three elements havethree perforations 15. lVhenj-folded together. as shown especially inflFig. 3; these perforations come in alignnient, and are adapted to receive a hook 1 6 byfwhich the device-can-be hung up at the topl igfli n stthe vertical wall 17 (Fig. 3).

shapedicut's 18 for receiving tabs19on a flap 20 which is at the top of the front panel 10 when -the parts are foldedtoqether, There are twotabs 21 adapted to fold under the tabs Miand 20 as is well understood in this art. li- In accordance with the general custom therefare 'two end pieces 22 and 23 and'a. past ing flap 24, whereby the device can he made up into a'cartonh'aving a general rectangular forni. It is to be noted, however, that the bottoms of the two ends 22 and 23are slanted 1 along a line25 from a pointregistering with a foldline 26 at the bottom of the front panel 10 downwardly to the bottom line 27 of the iback. panelll which obviously extends lower than the-frontpanel. Thetwo edges 25 are 7 provided with tabs 28 which are vertical on one side and slanted on the other and are folded back along lincs,25 inside and, above thefbottoin flap 29 which is connected with the front 10 by the fold or crease 26.

.Thisgmembermalsohas avhorizontal fold to provide another tab 30 below it. i 1 -Fron thisdescriptiomit will be seen that thecarton can be folded up to form the constructionrshown in Figs; 2,3, 5 and 6. The

two tahsf28 are turned in to lie in the plane .of the two lines 25 and the tab 30 is folded in baek and on top of them so tliatthe section 29 will' lie .under them and be. permanently ,secured inthat position to forma solid bottom and resting place for the paper." This slanting bottom is formedpractically rigid andicanflbebent b'ythe paper. They engage i the tissue paper at'itsedges but yield radially "toallow it to be withdrawn.

; iAnother Way in which the carton can be held up is shown 1n Fig. 4. In this case the The} top is vprovided with twoppposite L- three thicknesses 12, 13 and 14 are brought together as in the other case and then a hall 33 is put down through the three perforations loand brought back to. horizontal position as shown in this figure. The nail can be driven into the wall first and the device applied by forcing the carton back over the head of the nail so that the nail will pass through the three perforations 15. The top part 14. necessarilyswings up. In so doin it stiffens q) the box against the wall and dies down substantially flat so it isnot unsightly; This constitutes another simple way of supporting the carton.

' The carton is shown located with the paper therein in Figsjz'i and 6. Itwill be seen that the papernaturally lies at an inclination controlled by the. angle of the bottom 29 and 30 which in itself iscontrolledby the'angle of i T the edges 25.1 It will also be seen that the two ear-s32 are'in the same plane normally but they do not preventthc edge of the paper corning'down'below them. as they are spaced wide apartand they donot prevent the paper being drawn out as shown in Figs. 7 and 8.

The paper itself is a single continuous piece for a whole package- Two adjacent sheets are provided with two oppositeslits'iio at their meeting edges extending in from the edge and separated from each other at the center. Spaced from them is'a parallel slit 36 preferably just filling "this space so that the paper is torn off along lines 37 which are very short and are longitudinal.

In Fig.6 I have shown the container as mounted in a nctal support 45 which willbe described in connection with the third sheet of drawings.

This invention forms an easy'way of separating'the sheets and no waste or other flying particles are released. Each sheet of paper is folded three timesso'fasto bring the front'cnd of each sheetbacle'to thesame position as the front end of the next sheet. iVhcn the sheet is br'onght out toithe position shown in Figs. 7 and 8 and pulled slightly, it distorts it aulittle to openthe slit'3l-i and the ears 32 bring in the edgesa little as shown at39.

The resistance of the weight of paper resting on the bottom. wall 30, together with slight resistances by the cars 32 is sufiicient'to prevent other papers coming down. An additional weight 34 can be placed on top of the paper. When the paper is torn offyit leaves the bottom of the next papeuexposed as shown in Fig. 5 or at least a small tab .40

"between the'two torn lines37i- The lab or flap 31 hangs down and also affords a littleresistance, but not much, to the displacement of the paper. I p I A i T he paper folded as above described andas shown i'n"Fig. (i 'is inserted in the carton through the topan d then thepieces 14, 20 and 21 folded over to close-the top. The paper" naturally settles down to the position .Sl'lOWIl cation of any resistance except that due to the ears 32 and the friction due to theweight 0f the paper resting on the bottom 30. The papers become detached as shown in this figure along the lines 37 The slanting bottom is kept in place by the contents of the carton or container resting on it. The cars 32 pre vent the paper falling out and they are of such flexibility and location that there is no danger of. tearing the sheets on delivery.

They cooperate with the way of folding the paper so that only one sheet is delivered at a time and that is always tornoff merely by pulling on it and without any special motion for that purpose. The elimination of the usual wire for holding the sheetsis a feature of economy in manufacture and eliminates the usual litter produced by a wire held pack age. i

At all times the sheets are left'so that the separating tab can be used to 'startthe next sheet. There is no interleafing of the sheets and no troubleto start them. A new package can be placed on top of the-old by simply setting it thereon and without much care. The paper is so folded that ifdropped into the carton it assumes its proper position. The weight can be put on the top of the paper sothat' the last sheets will break off a little easier. This is not necessary but adds to the smoothness of the operation. The position of the inclined opening in the bottom is such that when the delivery isnot made, the sheet isalways left instarting position and isreadilv accessible. 1 v

. .VVith the same kind of paper folded in the same way. I can also use a more permanent boxor holder comprising the form shown in the last sheet of drawings. This is a metal or celluloid box having a rectangular front 41, ends 42 and avbottom 43, permanently fixed in'inclined position, and'constituting an equivalent-of the bottom just described.

The back of this holder is open except for a pair of flanges 44 that extend inwardly and the paper can be inserted through this back if desired. The bottom of this piece is-open,

except for the slanting bottom '43 that extends part way across and the top is open.

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It is'put into a'support 45 of celluloid or sheet metal having a rectangular form at the top for receiving the bottom of thebox shown in Fig. 12 and having a slanting bottom wall 46 on which the wall 43 rests and a horizontal inwardly extending plate 47 that is cut out at '48 near the center: form anopening through which the fingerscan be placed for,

reaching the paper.- 7

The box 41-42 is also provided prei'ferably with a sheet-metalor celluloidcap 49 plate.

and the frontwith an opening 50 as in the other case. The device is hung up by securing the rear of the support 45 to the wall by means of nails through perforations 51. The box 41-42 with its contents can be lifted out of this permanent support and loaded from the rear and then put back in. It can be loaded from the top by removing the cover 49, the action of withdrawing the paper being thesame as in the other case. y

This metal or celluloid support 45 can be used either with the container 4142 or with the paper carton described in connection with the first two sheets of drawings. No changes have to be made in the papercarton to use it withthis supportg Obviously, if so used, the device looks betterand there is less danger of breakingortearing the carton. This supportisprovided with the baffle plate 47 shaped so that the sheetsare held in position after delivery and is spaced from the inclined bottom 46 so as to-allow the sheets to turn and come out and separate in front of the'lower above is always presented in the recess 48. Thlsarrangement allows every sheet to be delivered and separated from the entire cabinet can beof metal.

Although I have; illustrated and described only two forms'of the inventionI am aware of the fact that modifications can be made out departing from the scope'of the invention as expressed in the claims. Therefore, I do not wish to be limited to all of construction herein shown and described, but what Ido claim is It is made rigid so it cannot spring back. The forward tab of the next sheet back and the therein by any person skilled in the art withthe details '1. As an article of manufacture, a carton 4 of sheet material having a front, a back and two ends, each of'the ends having a slanting lower edge and provided with tabs folded :along the line of the slanting lower edges and projecting inwardly toward ea'ch other in the same plane, and the front having atab at the bottom folded horizontally across it and bent inwardly so that the upper part engages the bottoms of the two tabs. on the-ends, the

lowerpart of thetab. on the front being bent over into contact with the upper. surfaces of said end tabs to form a bottom for supporting a package of toilet paper in the carton.

2. As an article of manufacture, a carton formed from a blank of sheet material and folded to provides/front, a back, and two ends integral with each other, each of the endsslanting fromthe lower corner of the front downwardlyto the lower'corner. of the back and provided with tabs folded a ong the full width of the front and folded horizontally across it and bent inwardly so that the n'pper part engages the bottoms of the two tabs on the ends, the lower part of the tab on the front being bent over into contact with the upper surfaces of saidend tabs to 5 form a downwardly slanting bottom extendingpart-way across the bottom of the carton.

3. As an article of manufacture, a carton having. a'front, back and two ends, the ends and front having tabs folding inwardlyto form a bottom of 'a plurality of thicknesses slantingdownwardly from the front towards therearg'and extending only partway across the bottom of the carbon, and the back having a tab projecting forwardly in inclined position, free front the ends, and. below said slanting bottom, to resist the detachment of the contents of the carton, andhaving ears projecting inwardly, and located near the edges of the back, to engage the edges of the contents of the carton and further resist its removal. a

l 4. ,As an article of manufacture, a carton of paper having a front, back, and two ends all in one piece, the ends and front having 'tabs folding inwardly to form a bottom of threethicknesses slanting downwardly from the front towards the rear, and extending only partway across the bottom ofthe carton, and the back having a tab projecting forwardly in inclined position and free from the ends to slightly resist :the descent of the contents of thecarton', and having ears extending from the line on which the last named tab is bent and projecting inwardly and located atthe opposite edges of the back to engage the edges of the contents of the carton and further resist its removal, said tabs being free to yield and leaving a space between the ears and the said three-ply bottom. y 5. As an article (of manufacture, a carton in the form of a box having a front, a back and two ends, provided with a bottom wall extending downwardly from the front "at an inclination and formedof a plurality of thicknesses connected with the ends and front respectively and extending only part-way across the bottom, and a pair of ears extending inwardly from the bottom of the back at a point in alignment with said inclined bot tom; the rest ofthe bottom space between the inclined :bottom and the back being open.

along the plane in which said inclined bottom is located clearvto the back, said ears being located at thesides and being free to move but constituting means for engaging the edges of the contents of the carton and preventing its accidental discharge from the cartonfbut allowing it to be pulled out.

6. As an article of manufacture, a carton for holding toilet paperin theformpf a box having a front. a back and twoends/of card- 1mm provided with a bottom wall extend ing downwardly from the front at an ini clination and formed =0fthree thicknesses of lessen cardboard integral with the endsra-nd from respectively and extending only part way across thehottomand a pair of ears extending inwardly from :the bottom of the back at a point inali gnment with said inclined bottom, "10 the rest of the space between the inclined bottom and the backbeing open along the plane in which said inclined bottom is located clear to 'the back, said ears being located at the sides and being free to 'move but consti '35 for holdingtoilet paper in the form of a box having a front, aback and two ends :of cardboard, providedwith a bottom wall ex-- tending downwardly from the front at an inclination and extending only part way across thebottom,the back at arpoint in alignment with said inclined bottom, the rest of the space between the inclined bottom andthe back be ng openalong the plane 'in which said inclined bottom is located, the back of 35 the carton having a folded tab at the center extending downwardly from the top with two perforations that register when folded and being-adapted to be foldedinwardly against the top of the carton in horizontal position: I v

8.111 a [device for holding toilet paper, the combination with a carton having a bottomextending inwardly at an incline downwardly from the bottom of the front thereof 305 in line with the bottom of the back, the space from the edge of this wall to the bottom of the back being practically open, the back having ears extending inwardly to engage the extreme lower parts of the sheets and M0 hold them temporarily nntil force is applied to takethem' out. the front of the 'carton having a sight hole vertically arranged.

' :9. In adevice for "holding-toilet paper, "the combination with a cardboard carton having 8115 la bottom extending inwardly at an incline downwardly from the bottom of the front thereof in line with the bottom of the 'back and formed oftabsprojectingfrom the avails of thercarton and held in place by paper located in the carton and resting thereon, the space from the edge of this wall to the bottom -of the back beingpracfica'lly O on, the back having ears extendinginward y to enga e the extreme lowervparts of the sheets iand hold them temporarily nnt'il force is zapplied to takethem out.

10. In a toilet paperholdingantl distributingdevice. the combination of a carton having adownwardly inclined rigid-wall extending from the bottom of the front part toward adapted to yield When the paper is pulled the back and rigidly conected to the front out, and adapted to assist in supporting a 10 i and end Walls. at the bottom thereof and held package of paper in the carton located With in place by the wei ht of the paper held in its sheets in inclined position resting on said l the carton, the bac having a free tab exbottom and ears.

tending forwardly a short distance below In testimony whereof I have hereunto atsaid bottom and having ears extending forfixed my signature.

wardly normally in line with said bottom FRED A. WVHITNEY',

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Clasificación de EE.UU.221/45, 206/806, 229/122.2, 221/283, 229/158, 221/305
Clasificación internacionalA47K10/42
Clasificación cooperativaA47K10/424, Y10S206/806
Clasificación europeaA47K10/42C