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‘ Nov. 22; 1938,
L. M. HARVEY ~
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PAPER DISPENSING DEVICE
Filed April 13‘, 1936
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PAPER DISPENSING DEVICE
Filed April 13, 1936
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Patented Nov. 22, 1938
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UNITED STATES’
OFFICE“
PAPER DISPENSING Device j
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Leo M. Harvey, Los Angeles‘, Calif.
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Application April 13, 1936,‘ Serial No. 14,161. ‘ ‘
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17 Claims.‘ (01.- sla-svy
This invention relates to paper handling de-‘
vices and relates more particularly to a cabinet or
sheet ‘of paper is automatically presented or pro
jectedfor ready grasping by the user‘ following
device for dispensing paper toweling, toilet paper,
etc. A general object of this. invention is to‘pro
5i; vide a. convenient, sanitary and practical device
for delivering or dispensing paper toweling, toilet
the application and removal of a simple manual
pressure onv an‘ exposed portion of the said towel
or sheet of paper.‘
‘Another object'of this invention is to provide a
paper, etc..
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Another object of this invention is to provide
a paper dispensing device from which the paper
10:, may be easily and conveniently withdrawn with
outpdirectly manually engaging any mechanical
parts. The paper towel dispensing devices now
in general use usually embody knobs, levers,
handles, buttons or other mechanical parts that
15; must be engaged by the users in order to obtain
the toweling. These manually engaged parts
soon become dirty and very insanitary. In ac
cordance with the present invention the user
‘ may readily obtain the toweling or paper from the
2g, improved cabinet without touching any mechani
cal parts.
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Another object of this invention is to provide
automatically unfolded for use as the user re
moves it from the case.
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It is another object of this invention to provide
a paper dispensing cabinet that may be easily
operated by children and others without reading
involved directions.
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Another object of'this invention is to provide 1.5L
an improved paper dispensing device of the char
acter mentioned that is very simple and inex~
pensive‘ of manufacture j-embodying a minimum
number of simple parts.
_ ‘The various obje cts and features of my inven
tion will be fully understood‘ from the following
detailed ‘description of a typical preferred form
a paper dispensing device of the character men- '
and application of my invention, throughout.
tioned embodying a control mechanismgovern
which description reference is made to the accom
panying drawings, in which:
Fig. 1 is a front elevation of the improved dis
ing the removal of the paper from the case, which
mechanism‘ may be easily and fully operated
through the medium of an exposed portion of a
con?ned sheet of paper, said sheet of paper be
ing received by the person who engages it to op
39; erate the device.’
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dispensing device of the character mentioned in
which‘ the projected towel or sheet of paper is
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pensing device of‘ the invention.‘ Fig. 2 is an en
larged vertical. detailed sectional view of the de
vice with the parts in the normal or unactuated
positions. ‘. Fig, 3 is a fragmentary vertical de
Another object of this invention is to provide a
tailed sectional view similar to Fig. 2 showing
dispensing device of the character mentioned that
encloses and con?nes the paper to prevent the
user from obtaining paper without ?rst operating
the parts held in a partially operated position by
the user. Fig. 4 is ‘a ‘reduced fragmentary par
tial vertical sectional» view/with the parts in the
position where- the front of the uppermost sheet
Another object of this invention is to provide. of paper is projected for grasping by the user.
35, the control mechanism in the‘prescribed manner.’
a paper cabinet or dispensing device of the char
acter mentioned that requires the performance of
certain manual acts or manipulations in order to
lo‘ obtain a piece of paper or ‘a towel which acts or
manipulations usually deter the user from repeat
edly operating the ‘device 'to obtain unneeded
paper or towels. It has been found that the
supplies of toweling and paper in the dispensing
4151 devices installed in public places are rapidly de
pleted by persons who‘ repeatedly operate the de
vices ‘to obtain paper in excess of their actual re
quirements.
The requirement that certain
manual acts must be performed to operate theim
:10 proved device‘ of the present invention usually
prevents such needless removal of the paper or
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towels.
Another object of this invention is to- provide
.a paper dispensing device'of the character men
55. tioned in which an edge portion of a towel or a
Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 4 showing the man
nerin which the paper is withdrawn from the
case. Fig. 6 is a horizontal detailed sectional
view taken substantially as indicated by line 6-—6
on‘ Fig. 2.; Fig. 7 is a‘fragmentary horizontal de
tailed ‘sectional ‘view taken as indicated by line
l-{l on Fig. 2. Fig. 8 is a horizontal fragmentary
detailed sectional viewtaken as indicated by line
8—-8 on Fig. ‘2; and Fig. _9 is a front elevation of 45
one of the sheets of‘ paper.
The present invention is adapted to be embodied
in formsfor handling sheet material of various '
characters. ~ ‘In. the; following detailed disclosure
I will describe a typical form of the invention
suitable for use in dispensing paper towels, toilet
paper and the ‘like. It is to be understood that
the invention is not to-be construed as limited
or restricted ‘to the speci?c details about to be de
scribed.
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the opening 2 I. The opposite sides of the opening
The dispensing device of the present invention
illustrated in the accompanying drawings in
cludes, generally, a case III, a pivoted carrier II
32 may terminate at the carrier sides 25.
The toweling, paper, or sheet material is pref
erably arranged in the carrier II in a stack or
bundle B. The bundle B comprises a multiplicity
of like sheets S of paper or toweling. Each sheet
S has a fold F1 at its upper end and a fold F2 at
its lower end. The folds F1 and F2 lie against
the forward surfaces of the sheets and their re
spective edges 33 and 333 are spaced apart. In 10
in the case adapted to hold a supply bundle B of
sheet material, and control means I2 for govern
ing the removal of the sheet material from the
case It‘! operated by movement of the carrier II.
The case It! is provided to house the carrier II,
the control means I2 and the various other
10 mechanisms of the device. In accordance with
practice it is preferred to make the upper folds
F1 somewhat larger or longer than the lower
' ‘folds F2. The lower folds F2 of the sheets S pref
erably have flaps or tabs T. The tabs T may be
provided by having the edges 333 curve or incline 15
upwardly to the upper edges of the tabs as illus
trated in Fig. 9 of the drawings. In practice the
the broader aspects of the invention. the case I0
illustrated includes a back I3 adapted to be at
tached to a suitable or convenient support.
The .
back I3 may be ?at to lie against a wall or the
15 like and is provided with openings I4 for receiv?
ing attaching screws or the like-w The cabinet
or case II! includes a front I5, sides I6, a top I‘!
and a bottom I8. The front I5, the sides‘ IS, the ' sheets S of paper or toweling may be formed or
top H and the bottom I8 may be formed of, sheet cut from a single continuous strip of paper or the
like in which case the lower edges 33 of the upper 20
folds F1 may be complementary to the edges 33*‘,
as clearly illustrated in Fig. 9 of the drawings.
The bundle B of sheets S is arranged in the car
rier II so that it is supported on the bottom 23.
The sides 25 guide and steady the bundle B. The 25
fold F1 of the foremost sheet S has extensive en
gagement with the front 24 of the carrier II and,
in practice, its edge 33 may be adjacent the upper
wall of the ‘opening 32. The lower fold F2 of the
foremost or front sheet S bears on the front 24 30
of the carrier II and its upper edge 333 is some
distance above the lower wall of the opening 32.
It is to be noted that the sheets S comprising the
supply bundle B do not have interengaging or
20 metal or the like and are assembled to constitute
a unit. The bottom I8 is hinged to the back I4
at I9 whereby the principal unit of the‘ case I0
may be swung downwardly and forwardly to ren
der its interior accessible' A'latch'or lock 20 is
25 preferably provided to secure the'top II to the
back I 3 to hold the principal unit of ‘the case III in
its closed position. The case-‘front I5 may be a
?at vertical member, as illustrated. In accord
ance with the invention an access and discharge
opening 2| is provided in the case front I5. The
opening 2I'is in the lower portion of the front
I5. The access and discharge opening 2| is hori
zontally elongated and is provided in the lower
end portion of the front I5. The lower edge of
35 the opening 2I is preferably curled or rolled at
22. In the preferred construction the front l5
has a downwardly facing shoulder“ whereby its
portion I5a below the opening II is inset.
interlocking folds.
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The carrier I I is provided'within the case ID to
40 carry a supply of paper or'towels and is shiftable
or pivotable to constitute the actuating element
for the control means I2. The carrier II may be
formed of sheet metal or the like and comprises
a front 24, sides 25 and a bottom 26. When the
45 carrier II is in its normal position its front 24,
sides 25‘ and bottom 26 are substantially paral
lel with the front, sides and bottom of the case
III. The carrier II is supported to pivot about a
substantially horizontal axis at or adjacent its
50 front 24. In the construction illustrated in the
drawings blocks 2‘! are welded or otherwise ?xed
to the inner surfaces of the case sides I6. The
blocks 21 are adjacent the front I5 and are spaced
between the top H and the bottom I8. Tabs or
lugs 28 are welded or otherwise fixed to the sides
25 of the carrier II to project from its front 24.
Screws 29 are arranged through‘ openings in the
case sides I6 and are threaded through openings
in the blocks 21. The screws 28 have reduced
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39. The portions 40 are wound so that the arms 55
31 are urged forwardly to press the spring 36
against the follower 34 with considerable force.
The spring 36 thus urges the follower 34 for
wardly against the bundle B of paper. Hooks 4|
unthreaded parts 30 cooperating with openings
3| in the tabs 28 to pivotally support the carrier
I I. The pivotal axis of the carrier I I is located so
that the carrier hangs where its front 24 is ver
tical and engages the inner surface of the inset
portion I5a of the case front I5.‘ Thus the front
portion I5a of the case forms a stop for limiting
movement of the pivoted carrier II. It will be
seen that gravity operates to automatically swing
the carrier I I to the position just described where
its front 24 engages the portion I5". An opening
32 is provided in the front 24 of the case II. The
opening 32 is in registration withtheopening 2I.
In the preferredcontruction the opening 32 is
larger than the opening 2| extending above and
75 below the upper and lower con?nes of the ends of
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The invention provides means for holding the
supply bundle B of paper in position and for feed
ing or urging the bundle B forwardly as the
sheets S are removed. A ?at plate-like follower
34 is arranged against the rear side of the bundle 40
B. The follower 34 may be suspended from and
guided by a rod 35. The rod 35 is carried by the
front 24 of the case II and slidably passes
through an opening in the upper portion of the
follower 34. Spring means is provided for urging 45
the follower 34 against the rear side of the bundle
B. A spring wire or spring 36 bears against the
rear side of the follower 34. The spring 36 has
upwardly and rearwardly extending arms 3'! at
its opposite ends which project from the carrier 50
I I. Brackets 38 are secured to the back I3 of the
case I0 and carry bolts 39. The upper portions
40 of the spring arms 31 are spiralled or wound
and are secured to the brackets 38 by the bolts
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are provided on the brackets 38 to limit the for 60
ward swinging of the spring arms 31 when the
front or principal unit of the case I0 is swung to
its down open position.
The carrier II may be provided with means
for preventing inward or rearward movement of 65
the bundle B in the carrier II. A horizontal
channel-shaped guide 42 is provided on the rear
side of the follower 34. Longitudinally shiftable
rods 43 are arranged within the guide 42. The
outer ends of the rods 42 are bevelled or pointed 70
to cooperate with forwardly facing shoulders 44
on the sides 25 of the carrier I I. The shoulders 44
may be formed by making spaced slits or cuts in
the sides 25 and bending portions 45 outwardly
at the forward edges of the cuts. The portions 45 75
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being bent outwardly allow thepointed ends of
the rods 43 to cooperatewith the ‘shoulders 44.
A spring 45 is arranged under compression in the
guide 42 between the opposite ‘ends of the rods
43. The spring 46 urges the rods 43 outwardlyso
that the pointed‘ends cooperate with the sides. 25
and the shoulders 44 of the sides. In the ‘event
that a person presses on the bundle B and tends
to force the bundle inwardly the pointed ends of
10 the rods 43 cooperate with the shoulders 44 to
positively prevent excessive inward movement of
the bundle B. The ends of the rods 43 are adapt
ed to move or ratchet forwardly past the shoul
ders 44 when the follower 34 is moved forwardly
15 by‘the spring 36. >Means is provided for retract
ing the rods '43 whereby the follower 34 may be
removed‘ or shifted to a rear position to admit a
supply bundle B to the carrier H. A slot 4‘! is
provided in the guide 42 and handles 48 are se
20 cured to the rods 43 and project rearwardly
through the slot 41. The handles may be grasped
and shifted toward one another to‘ release the
ends of the rods 43 from the sides‘ 25 of the car
rier whereby the follower 34 may be freely shifted
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inwardly or rearwardly.
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The control means I2 is operable by a manual
‘ force or pressure on the exposed surface of the
fold F2 of the front sheets and a subsequent re
moval of such force or pressure to project the tab
T of the said sheet S through the opening 2|
for engagement'or grasping by the user. The
control means I2 is operated by movement or
pivoting of the carrier I I. In the preferred con~
struction the control means 12 includes a lever 50
at each side of the carrier II.‘ The levers 55 are
disposed at the outer surfaces‘of the carrier sides
‘25 and are pivotally supported by the carrier. ‘
Pivot pins 5! project from the carrier sides 25
' ‘v and‘pivotally support the‘levers 55. The portions
4-0 52 of the carrier sides 25 surrounding the pins
5i are bent or bowed outwardly to space thelevers
5!) from the outer surfaces of the sides 25. The
levers 55 project forwardly and rearwardly from
the pivot pins 5|. The rear end portions of the
levers 53 are associated with ‘fixed or stationary
parts whereby pivoting of the carrier H causes
pivoting of the levers relative to the carrier. A
longitudinal slot 53 is provided in the rear por
tion of each lever 50. ‘Pins 54 are riveted or other
50 wise ?xed to the sides l6 of the case and have
reduced portions 54a cooperating with the slots 53.
The slots 53 receive the reduced portions 54a
of the pins in a manner to permit pivotal move
ment of the levers. The forward end portions
55. oflthe slots 53 may be enlarged to permit the easy
assembly of the levers on the pins‘ 54 when the
carrier H is assembled in the case II). It is be
lieved that it will. be apparent how cooperation
of the pins 54 with the slots 53 results in upward
60 swinging of the forward arms of the levers 55
when the carrier l I is pivoted from its vertical
position to the position illustrated in Fig. 3 of the
drawings.
The control means l2 includes a shutter or
65 control member 55 carried by the levers 50 to
be‘responsive to movement of the carrier H.
The member 55 is a plate-like part disposed at
the rear of the opening 2| to cover and con?ne
the upper edge portion of the fold F2 of the front
sheet S and the adjacent parts of the sheet S.
In accordance with the invention the member 55
is pivotally connected with the forwardends of
the levers 56. A rod 56 extends between and is
secured to the forward end parts of the levers
.55. The rod 56 extends horizontally and is spaced
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between the fronts l5 and ‘24 of the case l0 and
carrier II. The member 55 may have tabs or
parts 51 wrapped about the rod 56 to be pivotally
suspended from the rod. Means is provided for
yieldingly urging the member 55 > rearwardly
against‘the foremost sheet S. Helical torsional
springs 53 surround the rod 5‘! and bear against
thecase' front [5 and the member 55 to urge the
member rearwardly‘against the foremost sheet S
of the bundle B. The springs 58 normally main 10:
tain the member 55‘ in proper engagement with
the sheet S at the front of the bundle B.
The member 55 of the control means I2 pro
jects some distance above its pivotal axis. The
upper edge 59 of the member 55 is preferably 15
bevelled. 'The lower edge 60 of the member 55 is
bevelled to readily enter under the lower fold F2
of the front sheet S of the bundle B. The lower
edge 50 of the member‘ 55 may have the same
con?guration as the edges of the upper folds F1
of the sheets S, that is, it may have parts in
clined upwardly and inwardly as shown in Fig. 1.
When the carrier H is in its normal position the
member 55 ‘depends at the rear of the opening
2! and covers the upper edge portion of the fold 25
F2 and the tab T of the foremost sheet S and the
adjacent surface of the sheet proper leaving a
portion of the fold F2 exposed and engageable
through the opening 2 I. When the user presses
inwardly against this exposed surface of the fold
F2 the carrier l l is tilted rearwardly and the for
ward arms of the members 53 pivot upwardly
to move the member 55 upwardly. This brings
the lower edge of the member 55 above the edge
338L of the fold F2 and tab T as shown in Fig. 3
of the. drawings. When the user removes the
pressure on the exposed surface of the fold F2
the carrier l l returns to its normal position under
the action of the spring 36 and gravity and the
member 55 moves downwardly to its normal posi
tion. Upon downward movement of the mem
ber 55 its lower edge 65 passes behind the fold F2
as shown in Fig. 4 of ‘the drawings.
The control means 52 includes buttons or pro
jections ‘Hi on the member 55 to engage the fold 45
F2 of the front sheet S during the downward
movement of the member 55. In the drawings I
have shown two spaced projections ‘ill on the for
ward face of the member 55. The projections 16
may be conical and smooth to effectively bend the 50
fold F and its tab T outwardly.
When it is desired .to arrange .a supply of the
sheet material in the case Hi the latch or look
24 is released and the principal pivoted unit of
the case 45 is swung downwardly to the open 65
position. The‘ follower 34 is then moved rear
wardly or removed from the carrier H and the
bundle B is arranged in the carrier. The ‘bun
dle B is positioned in the carrier l I so that its
foremost sheet S bears against the front 24 of 60
the carrier as illustrated in the drawings. The
follower 34 is replaced in the carrier H to en~
gage against the rear side of the bundle B. The
rods 43 engage against the sides 25 of the carrier
and ratchet past the shoulders 44 as the follower 65
34 moves forwardly. The shiftable unit of the
case I0 is then returned to its normal position
and latched or locked by the lock 20. This brings
the spring 36 into cooperation with the follower
34 to urge the follower 34 against the bundle 70
B so that the foremost sheet S is held against
the’ front 24. The device is then in condition
for operation.
To operate the device to obtain a sheet S of
paper or toweling the user presses inwardly 75
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against the exposed portion of- the fold F2 of
the foremost sheet S. The operator or user may
readily press against the exposed portion of the
said fold F2 through the openings 2| and 22 as
illustrated in Fig. 3. This pressure against the
fold F2 of the foremost sheet S swings or pivots
the'carrier II to 'a position such as shown in
Fig, 3. This'movement of the carrier ll causes
the member 55 to be moved upwardly by the
levers 50. This upward movement of the mem
ber 55 brings the member 55 to a position where
its lower edge 50 is above the edge 33a of the fold
F2 of the foremost sheet S. The operator or user
then removes the force or pressure from the pa
per fold F2 and gravity and the spring 36 auto
maticaly swing the carrier II to its upright or
normal position. During this return movement
of the carrier II the forward arms of the levers
50 move downwardly, shifting the member 55
downwardly. During the downward movement
of the member 55 its lower edge Gll'passes under
or behind the fold F2 of the foremost sheet S and
the projections 10 engage against the fold. The
projections 10 bend the fold outwardly so that
its tab T projects through the opening 2| as
shown in Fig. 4 of the drawings. The user may
grasp the tab T and withdraw the foremost sheet
S through the opening 2|. The user pulls for
wardly or downwardly and forwardly on the tab
T causing the sheet S to move outwardly through
the openings 32 and 2|. As the foremost sheet
S is withdrawn from the case 10 the pivoted
member 55 may swing or pivot outwardly as
shown in Fig. 5 of the drawings causing the
upper edge 59 of the member to bear against the
sheet S. As the sheet S is moved outwardly it
fully unfolds. The edge 59 of the member 55
may cooperate with the lower edge 33 of the up
per fold F1 to assist in straightening or unfold
ing the fold F1 as the sheet S is removed. It will
be noted that the foremost sheet S is removed
from the case I0 without disturbing the other
sheets of the bundle B. As the sheets S are re
moved from the case It) the follower 34 moves
45 forwardly under the action of the spring 36 to
maintain the foremost sheet of the bundle in
proper engagement with the front 24. The rods
43 cooperate with the shoulders 44 to transmit
inward force to the carrier II when the user
presses on the exposed fold F2 to operate the
device. The rods 43 may engage the shoulders
44 to prevent excessive rearward movement of
the bundle B in the carrier in the event that
a user applies excessive pressure'to the fore
55 most sheet.
The invention provides an improved device for
dispensing sheet material in which the user‘ must
perform a series of simple operations to obtain a
sheet of the material. The user must ?rst push
60 on the exposed face of the fold F2 of the fore—
most sheet S, then remove the pressure from the
fold F2 and then grasp and pull forwardly on the
tab T automatically projected from the case
when he removes the pressure. These simple acts
65 usually’deter the user from repeatedly operating
the device to obtain unneeded or excessive sheets
of material. The paper or sheets S may be easily
removed from the case l0 without engaging any
metal or mechanical parts. The fold F2 of the
70 foremost sheet S of paper is the only part that
must'be engaged by the user and this fold is a
portion of the sheet S obtained by the user. The
supply of sheet material constituting the bundle
B is simple and inexpensive to manufacture
15 and easily provided in the carrier l I. The sheets
S may be successively removed without disturb
ing or wrinkling the sheets remaining in the
device.
Having described only a typical preferred form
and application of my invention, I do not wish
to be limited or restricted to the speci?c details
herein set forth, but wish to reserve to myself any
variations or modi?cations that may appear to
those skilled in the artv or fall within the scope of
the following claims.
Having described my invention, I claim:
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1. A device for dispensing sheet material com
prising, a case having an opening, a carrier in the
case adapted to carry a multiplicity of sheets so
that broad surfaces of the sheets face forwardly
in the case, means shiftably supporting the car
rier within the case so that a front face part of the
foremost sheet in the carrier is accessible through
the opening to be manually pressed against
through the opening to shift the carrier, and a 20.
member mounted in the case governing the re
moval of the foremost sheet through the opening
controlled by movement of the carrier.
2. A device for dispensing sheet material com
prising, a case having an opening, a carrier shift
ably supported in the case and adapted to carry
a. supply of sheet material so that a portion thereof
may be pressed against through the opening to
shift the carrier, a movable member at the open
ing normally'preventing removal of the material, 3.0;
and means operable by the carrier to move the
member to a position where removal of the mate
rial through the opening is possible.
3. A device for dispensing sheet material com
prising, a case having an opening, a carrier for a
supply of sheet material, means shiftably sup
porting the carrier in the case where a part of
the said supply may be pressed against through
said opening to shift the carrier, and a movable
member normally con?ning the material at the 40
opening and operatively connected with the car
rier to be shiftable thereby to render said part
removable through the opening.
4. A device for dispensing sheet material com
prising, a case having an opening, a carrier in 45
the case for holding a supply of sheet material
comprising a multiplicity of sheets each having a
fold, means shiftably supporting the carrier where
a fold of one of said sheets may be pressed against
through the opening to shift the carrier, and a 60
member in the case movable by the carrier to bend
said fold through the opening for grasping by the
user upon return movement of the carrier.
5. A device for dispensing sheet material com
prising, a case having an opening, a carrier shift 55
ably supported in the case and carrying a multi
plicity of sheets each having a fold portion and
supporting the sheets so that a fold portion of a
sheet is engageable through the opening, a mem
ber normally depending in front of the free edge 60
of said fold portion to prevent grasping of said
portion, and means operable by the carrier to
move the member so that it bends said fold por
tion through the opening for grasping upon move
ment of the carrier.
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6. A device for dispensing sheet material com~
prising, a case having an opening, a carrier in the
case for holding a supply of sheet material com
prising a multiplicity of sheets each having a
fold, means shiftably supporting the carrier where 70
a fold of one of said sheets is normally engage
able through the opening and may be pressed
against to shift the carrier from its normal posi
tion, a movable member normally con?ning the
edge of said fold to prevent grasping thereof, and 75
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, means connected with the carrier and operable to
move said member to bend the-fold outwardly for
grasping upon the return of the carrier to its
normal
position.
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,7. A device, for dispensing sheet materialcom
prising,‘ a. case having anwop'ening, a pivotally
supportedoarrier in the case for carryingabundle
of ‘sheets each having a fold, thecarrier being
supported to normally assume afposition where
‘the fold‘ of the foremost sheet may be engaged
and pressed against through said. opening to pivot
the carrier, and control. means. comprising, a
member normally con?ning the said fold against
removal through said opening, and a. lever part
15 supporting said member pivotally carrieduby the
_ carrier and operatively connected with the case
to move said member to bend the said fold out
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opening therein .with one of said folds exposed, to
berpressed against-through the said openings to
pivot: the carrier,‘a membernormally con?ning the
edgeofsaid fold,1means operatively connecting
the member withjthe carrier to be moved thereby
to a position where it extends behind saidedge,
and-a projection on said member for ‘bending the
foldoutwardly during return movement of the
member...
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, 12.- A device for dispensing sheet material com
prising, a case having an opening, a carrier. piv
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otally supported in 'theicasefor carrying. a sup-.
ply of sheets, each of said} sheets having upper
and ,lower folds on‘its forward side, the carrier
comprising a ‘front ‘having an opening ‘adapted 15
toaregisterj with the ?rst mentioned- opening,
wardly when the carrier is pivoted and returns to ' means acting on the supply to. hold1the folds of
the foremost sheet, against said front above and ,
said position.
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8. A device for dispensing sheet material com
prising, a case having an opening, a pivotally sup—
ported carrier in the case for carrying a bundle of
' sheets each having a fold, means yieldingly urg
ing the carrier to a normal position where the fold
25 .of the foremost sheet may be pressed against
through said opening to pivot the carrier, ‘and
control means comprising, a movable member
normally con?ning said fold against removal, and
a lever pivotally connected with the carrier and
30 member and engaging a stationary part to shift
the member so that it bends thefold outwardly
‘upon movement of the carrier to said position
after being pivoted.
9. A device for dispensing sheet material com
35 prising, a case having an opening, a carrier for
carrying a supply of sheet material comprising a
multiplicity of sheets each having a fold, means
pivotally supporting the carrier in vthe case to
normally hang where ‘the fold of the foremost
40 sheet- of said supply may be pressed against
through the opening to pivot the carrier inwardly,
a movable member normally con?ning the fold of
said foremost sheet against removal when the
. carrier is in the normal position, and means oper
45 atively connecting the member withthe carrier
actuating the member to bend the said fold out
wardly for grasping upon reurn of the carrier to
said position after being pivoted.
below the opening therein with the lower fold
exposed to be pressed against by the user through 20
the openings to pivot the carrier, a member de- ;
. pending between, the openings to con?ne the edge
of said lower fold against engagement by the
user, and means connecting the member with
the carrier to shift it upwardly upon rearward 25
pivoting of the carrier and downwardly behind
said, edge upon forward pivoting of the carrier
to bend the said lower fold outwardly for grasping.
13. A device for dispensing sheet material com
prising, a case having an opening, a carrier piv
otally supported in the case for carrying a sup
30
ply of sheets, each of said sheets having upper
and lower folds on its forward side, the carrier
comprising a front having an opening adapted to
register with the ?rst mentioned opening, means 35
acting on the supply to hold the folds of the fore
most sheet against said front above and‘ below
the opening therein with the lower fold exposed
to be pressed against by the user through the
openings to pivot the carrier, a member depend
ing between the openings to con?ne the edge of 40
said lower fold against engagement by the user,
and means connecting the member with the car
rier to shift it upwardly upon rearward pivoting
of the carrier and downwardly behind said edge
upon forward» pivoting of the carrier to bend the 45
‘said lower fold outwardly for grasping, said
means including a pivotal support for the mem
10. A device for dispensing sheet material ccm- '
ber whereby the member pivots outward as the
prising,
a
case
having
an
opening,
a
carrier
piv
50
foremost sheet is withdrawn.
otally supported in the case for carrying a sup- ‘
ply of sheets, each of said sheets having upper
and lower folds on its forward side, the carrier
comprising a front having an opening registering
55 with the ?rst mentioned opening when the carrier
} hangs in its normal position, means acting on the
14. A device for dispensing sheet material com 50
prising, a case having an opening, a carrier shift
ably supported in the case and adapted to carry
a supply of sheet material, the carrier having
an opening registering with the ?rst mentioned
opening to render the supply engageable through 55
supply to hold the folds of the foremost sheet the openings. the said supply comprising a mul
against said front above and below the opening tiplicity of sheets each having a tab, a shiftable
therein with one of said folds exposed, to be platearranged between the openings, means urg
60 pressed against by the user through said open
' ing the plate inwardly against the foremost sheet 60
ings to pivot ‘the carrier, and a member con?ning
of the supply to confine its tab against engage-i
the edge of said fold against grasping and opera
a lever supporting the plate, pivoted to the
tively connected with the pivoted carrier to‘pass ment,
carrier and cooperating with a stationary part
behind said edge and bend the said fold outwardly of the case to move the plate upwardly when the
65 during the return swinging of the carrier'to- its
carrier is pivoted rearwardly, and means for piv
normal position.
,
11. A device for dispensing sheet material com
prising, a case'having an opening, a carrierspiv
otally supported in‘ the case for carrying a supply
70 of sheets, each of said sheets having upper and
lower folds on its forward side, ‘the carrier com
prising a front having an opening adapted to reg
ister with. the ?rst mentioned opening, means
acting on the supply to hold the folds of the fore
18 most sheet against said front above and below the
oting the carrier forwardly to its normal position
to move the plate behind the tab of the foremost
sheet to bend it'outwardly for grasping by the
65
user.
15. In a device for dispensing sheet material, 70
a carrier having an opening and adapted to
carry a supply of sheets each having a tab on
its forward side, the tab of the foremost sheet
being accessible through said opening, means tilt
ably supporting the carrier whereby manual pres
75
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sure‘on said tab may tilt the‘carrier. and whereby I _. 17. In a device for dispensing sheet material, a
‘the carrier returns ‘to, its original position upon
the removal of said pressure, and means actuated
by‘the. carrier to bend they said ,taboutwardly for
grasping by theuser on the return movement of
the
carrier.
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. .>16,.-In adevice for dispensing sheet/material, a
carrier having an openingand adapted to carry
a supply of sheets each having a tab on :its for
ward-side, the‘tab of therforemost sheet being
accessible through said opening, means tiltably
supporting the carrier whereby manual pressure
on said ‘tab may tilt the carrier and whereby the
carrier returns to its‘; orlginal‘posltion uponithe
removal of said pressure, and means normally
conflningjthe said-tab and actuated by the car
rierllto bend the'tab outwardly when the carrier
returns to itsnormal position.
carrier havingan opening and adapted to carry
asupplyof-sheets each having a tab on its for
ward side, the tab of the foremost sheet being
accessible through saidv opening, means tiltably
supporting the carrier whereby manual pressure
on said tab may tilt the carrier and whereby the
vcarrierreturns toits original position upon the
removalof said pressure, and means normally
con?ning the said tab and actuated by the carrier :
to bend the taboutwardly when the carrier re
turns to its normal position, the last mentioned
means comprising a member engaging the said
tab, and an operative connection between the
carrier and the member.
.
LEO M. HARVEY.
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