Sept. 24, i946. « T, R, BLACK 2,407,971 STORAGE RECEPTACLE FOR ToILET PAPER Filed April 18, 1945 ` INVENTÓR. BY THEo‘DoRE R BLACK Patented Sept. 24,` 1946 2,407,971 ` p A¿umfria-o STAT-.Eis PATE NT omer: ‘ STORAGÉ~REQ`IÍ|2IÃIÈIÈCÀLE FOR TOILET ` Theodore 2R. Black, Tipp City, Ohio Application Ápril 18, 1945, `Serial,l\lo.'58‘9,0’7`54 (Cl. S12-_113) 2 lI’his 'invention relates to a storage receptacle or magazine 'for toilet‘paper or ’the like. havingits upper and lower edge portions 3 'and S «bent forwardly and substantially parallel with One object ofthe invention vis ‘to provide such the forward edge lportionseof th'e curved 'ends "6 a‘r‘eceptacle which can be ‘built 'into the wall .of and 'l of the 4rear wall. The crosssectional di «a bathroom or toilet-,room and rigidly supported therein 'in such a manner ‘that portions only 5 mensions of the device are such as to l,permit a roll of toilet lpaper to be supported therein Tin 'thereof Aare `exposed and >do not `’detract from the horizontal .position Aand to move vfreely inV the appearance of the room. receptacle and the overall `length „of the recep A 'further object of 'the invention is .to .pro tacle is `such nas to accommodate Vthe desired -vide ‘such `a rec'eptacle'having means whereby a number of rolls'to be stored. ` roll of paper may 'be supported exteriorly ofthe That wall of the toilet or bathroom which Sis lower‘end thereof 'andin which the rolls Stored in the rear `of 'th'e water closet usually comprises lin’t'he -receptacle are supported out of contact six inch studding `so that Íthe space -W‘ith‘in the ‘with the exterior'roll. wall between thefstudding is ample to receive a `A‘~"further object ofthe 'invention isto provide 15 receptacle cfa fore and .aft widthsliglitlyggreat such La‘receptacle having` hinged closures for both er than the diameter of the roll of ’toilet paper. The receptacle is mounted inthe wall before the construction of .the Alatter .has been completed. ofthe exterior roll to .extendintothe receptacle. In the arrangement here sh'own the .covering for 'A further ’object of the -invention is to provide usuch `a 'receptacle in which the lower closure is 20 the wall comprises an inner supporting structure l0, such Yas wall board or lath, to which'isapplied movable ‘forwardly through the flower end of the an outer covering Il of plaster. AA convenient 'receptacle ‘and is provided with` a „resilient latch way of installing the device is to omit a section "to retain the lsame in its closedposition. of the wall covering, of a size sufûoientto `permit "Atfurther (object of the ‘invention is to rprovide the receptacle to be inserted Abetween adjacent Asuch Aa ’receptacle >having means for `releasably studding. When so inserted the -front vlower por supporting the "lowermost roll in the receptacle tion of the rear wall rests upon the wallboard "at'a‘point'spacedïvfrom the ,lower end of the re and `plaster at the lower end of theopeningvand ceptacle. ` the `upper and lower‘ends thereof and .in which the lower closure’is arranged to permita portion A lfurther Aobject of ‘the invention is »to pro Vide -su‘cln a. `receptacle which is of a simple in expensive construction, easy to install in the lwall and >oif‘such a ‘character "that the rolls of paper -may íbe easily‘inserted 5in and removed >from the saine. Other objects of the invention ,may appear as the‘device-is 'describedîin detail. ì . 30 the vfront edge ofthe upper portion of therear wall is in contact With’ or Close to the wall‘board and plaster at the upper end of the opening, With the receptacle in this position the wall board and plaster are `»applied to .the studding between the forwardly projecting portionsS fand 35 9 of the front wall of the receptacle, `»the Iplaster extending slightly beyond >the 'front edges of these portions, thus completingV the wall .and providing a continuous wall surface, except only `In the -accompanying drawing‘Fig. 1 isa front elevation of a storage receptacle `embodying the for the open ends of the receptacle. A'iianged invention, showing 'the .same Íinstalled in >the 40 rim structure l2 is 'then Yinserted in ‘the Aopen wall; Fig. `2 is a vertical section taken centrally upper end of the receptacle between the ifor Vthrough the 'structure of ÍFig. 1; ‘Fig~ >3 isalsec wardly projecting edge portions 6 and ‘8 Àof -the ltional detail, partly broken away, vof .the closure rear and front walls, with its flange A1'3 fin Icon `>for >the upper end of the receptacle; and Fig. `‘i tact with the plaster surrounding the opening. `is a sectional detail showing the Vresilient latch 45 The edge portions of the receptacle andthe rim ‘for‘the 'lower closure. are then rigidly secured to the wall board and .In the drawing I have illustrated thepreferred plaster, as by nails I4. A similar flanged rim `l5 embodiment of my invention and'have shown is inserted in the lower opening of the receptacle the same‘as .comprising Va tubular structure 5 between the opposed edge portions 9 and `'l of `substantially rectangular in cross .section „and 50 the front and -`rear walls and `‘is similarlysecured comprisingtfront, vrear and yside wallsrigidly con in place. l v nected one with the other. The upper and lower `>ends of fthe „tubular structure extend vforwardly, Means are provided ïfor Vsupporting a lroll‘of paper exteriorly of the receptacle at the lower >anizhthe upper and lower ends .6 and 'l .of rthe end thereof and, inthe present arrangement., rear wall are curved forwardly, the front wall 55 this means comprises brackets I6 secured to the 2,407,971 3 vertical portions `of the ñange I5a`of the rim I5 _and provided with alined openings to removably support a shaft I‘I on which an exterior roll of paper I8 is supported. 'I'he brackets are, or” course, spaced apart a distance greater than the axial length of the roll s0 that when the shaft I'I_ is removed a roll may move from the interior of the receptacle through the open end thereof. The shaftis spaced from the front end of the receptacle av distance less than the radius of the complete roll -of paper so that a substantial 4 I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Pat ent, is: 1. A storage receptacle for rolls of paper com prising a rigid vertical tubular structure substan tially rectangular in cross section and adapted to be mounted in a wall between adjacent stud ding, the upper and lower end portions of the front and rear walls of said structure extending forwardly to engage saidvwall an-dsupport said tubular structure therein„means for removably supporting a roll of paper in line with and ex tending ' partially into the lower end of said portion of the roll will extend into the receptacle.' structure, a closure hinged to said structure It is desirable that the lower opening of the re , `within the lower end portion thereof for forward be provided with a suitable closure-_ ceptacle shall movement to an open position, and yieldable and in the arrangement here shown a door I9 is _ means for retaining said closure in its closed po hinged at its lower edge, at 20, to the rim I liV and sitiOn. is of such width that it may move forwardly 2; A storage receptacle for rolls of paper com about the hinge between the brackets I5 to a fully prising a rigid vertical tubular structure substan This open door position, ispreferably as shown in curved dotted rearwardly lines in Fig. so as 20 tially rectangular in cross section and adapted to be mounted in a wall between adjacent studding, not to restrict the extent to which the exterior the upper and lower end portions of the front roll of paper may extend into the receptacle and and rear walls of said structure extending for itA is provided at its upper edge with latching wardly to engage said Wall and support said tu means for retaining it in its closed position. The door is’preferably of resilient material and is 9.5 bular structure therein, means for removably supporting a roll of paper in line lwith and ex provided at its upper end with a recess ZI adapt tending partially into the lower end of said struc 'ed to receive a lug 22 rigidly secured to the rim ture, a door of resilient material in the forwardly I5. A finger piece 23 extends downwardly from extending lower end portion of said tubular the groove portion of the door. _When a forward and downward force is exerted on` the finger 30 structure, and hinged atV its lower edge to said piece 23 the door will flex and the rear wall of the groove will move beneath the lug V22, thus releasing the door for forward movement. When thedoor is movedrearwardly to its closed posi tion the rounded rear wall of the groove will en gage the lug and will spring downwardly to per mit the lug to enter the groove and thus secure the door against movement. ` structure for forward movement to an open po-sition, a lug secured to ,said structure adjacent the upper edge of said door, said door being curved rearwardly about a horizontal axis and 35 having in its upper edge a recess to receive said lug, the rear wall of said recess being >shaped to yield and ride over said lug when said door is moved to or from its closed position. . 3. A storage receptacle for rolls of paper com Means are also provided for supporting the lowermost roll within the receptacle at a point 40 prising a rigid vertical tubular structure sub stantially rectangular in cross section and adapted above the lower end thereof so that the lower to be mounted in a wall between adjacent vstud roll will not engage the door and tend to force ding, the upper and lowerA end por-tions of the the same open. For ythis purpose I haveV mount front and rear walls of said structure extending ed on the outer surface of one side wall of the forwardly to engage said wall and support said receptacle a resilient latch 24 having a roll en tubular structure therein, means for removably gaging portion 25 which extends inwardly supporting a roll of paper in line with and ex through a slot 26 Vin the side wall and is provid“ tending partially into .the lower end of said struc ed in its inner end with a linger piece 2l. The ture, a closure hinged to said structure within resiliency rof the latch retains the roll supporting the lower end portion thereof for forward move portion 25 normally in the path of the lower - ment toV an open position, yieldable means for most roll and thus supports> all the rolls against retaining> said closure in its closed position, and a downward movement. When it is desired to re yieldable roll supporting device mounted on said move the lower roll the shaft I'I is removed, the Itubular structure above the lower end thereof and door I9 opened and the latch 24 moved outwardly to release the lower roll, the latch being permit 55 held normally in the path of Ithe lowermost roll in said tubular structure. ` ted to swing out into the path of the next‘fol ‘_1. A storage receptacle for rolls of paper com lowing roll as the lower roll moves past the same. prising a rigid vertical Ytubular structure Sub The upper end of the receptacle is also provid stantially rectangular in cross section and adapted ed' with a closure 28 which is here shown as a to be mounted in a wall between adjacent stud 60 iianged door, the upper flange of which is hinged ding, the upper and lower end portions of y'the at 29, to the flange I3 of the rim I2. The door is front and rear walls of said structure extending provided with a handle 3E! by means of which it forwardly to engage said wall and support said may be readily opened to permit the insertion of tubular structure therein, rims extending respec the rolls of paper and, if desired, a latch may 65 tively into the forwardly extending upper and be provided for retaining the same in its> closed lower ends of said ltubular structure and having position but ordinarily the weight of the door flanges to engage the outer surface of said wall, will be sufficient to maintain it in its closed po means for securing said rims to the respective ends of said structure and to said wall, Aand clo While I have shown and described one embodi 70 sures for the upper and lower ends of said struc ture hinged to the respective rims. ` Vment of my invention I wish it to be understood 5. A storage receptacle for rolls of paper com that I do not desire to be limited to the details >prising a tubular structure substantially rectan thereof as various modifications may occur to a gular in cross section and having a vertical por person skilled in the art. ‘ Having now fully described my invention, what 75 tion and a lower forwardly extending portion, la sition. ' . 5 2,407,971 door in said forwardly extending portion hinged at its lower edge to said structure for forward movement to an open posi-tion and curved rear wardly about a horizontal axis, and a lug secured to the upper wall of said forwardly extending portion, said door having at its upper edge up wardly extending front and rear projections adapted to receive said lug between them and said door being resilient to enable the rear pro jection to ride over said lug. 6. A storage receptacle for rolls of paper com prising a tubular structure substantially rectan gular in cross section and having a vertical por tion and a lower forwardly extending portion, a door in said forwardly extending portion hinged at its lower edge to said structure for forward movement t0 an open posi-tion and curved rear wardly about a horizontal axis, a lug secured to the upper wall of said forwardly extending por tion, said door having at its upper edge upwardly ex-tending front and rear projections adapted to 6 receive said lug between them and said door be ing resilient to enable the rear projection .to ride over said lug, and a roll supporting device mounted on the vertical portion of said struc ture for movement into and out of supporting engagement with «the lowermost roll in said struc ture and to thereby support said lowermost roll in spaced relation .to said door. ' 7. A storage receptacle for rolls of paper com 10 prising a tubular structure substantially rectan gular in cross section and having a vertical por tion and a lower forwardly extending portion, means for supporting a roll of paper exteriorly of said structure with its rear portion extending into the forwardly extending portion of said structure, a yieldable device mounted on the ex-terior sur face of said vertical portion and having a part extending into said structure in the path of the lowermost rollin said structure. THEODORE R. BLACK.