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Jan. 1, 1963
3,071,034
c. CAST-ELLI
TAPE DISPENSER WITH SNAP —OUT CUTTER SLIDE
Filed April 29, 1958
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INVENTOR
66/121455 (515754”
“yd/X
ATTORNEY
United States Patent 0 "ice
3,071,034
Patented Jan. 1, 1963
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position the blades in a slanting position with respect to
any tape laid across the cutting surface formed by the
two upper rods 17. The blades are held in this position
TAPE DISPENSER WITH SNAP-OUT
CUTTER SLIDE
Charles Castelli, New Brunswick, N..I., assignor to
Johnson & Johnson, a corporation of New Jersey
Filed Apr. 29, 1958, Ser. No. 731,658
17 Claims. (Cl. 83-578)
by cover 21 which is secured to the blade-carrying sec
UK tion 19 by screws 24. Indentations 25 are provided on the
inner surface at both ends of the blade-carrying section
19 to make removal of the blades easier. When it is de
sired to remove a blade, the blade can readily be re
moved .by insertion of the ?ngernail or other object
into the indentation 25, below the blade. The blade is
then lifted off of the projections 23.
The cutter carriage is provided with a neck 26 which
is adapted to ?t between [the upper two of rods 17 and
slide therebetween. The neck 26 connects the blade
complete unit in a container, on a wall, on movable 15 carrying section 19 and an elongated slide section 27 which.
is somewhat thicker than the neck 26 and is adapted to ?t
hospital carts or other support. A further object is to
in the space between the four rods 17. The longitudinally
provide an e?’icient and easily assembled slidable cutter
extending slide section 27 has its upper edge 28 and its
that can be readily removed for replacement or for the
lower edge 29 beveled to ?t respectively between the
insertion of new cutting blades when desired.
These and other objects and advantages are obtained 20 upper and lower pair of rods 17. These beveled edges 28
and 29 preferably have arcuate surfaces to better ?t the
by the device hereinafter more fully described.
rounded contour of the rods with which they come in
Referring to the drawings,
contact.
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the tape dispenser and
The present invention is drawn to a tape dispenser and
more particularly to a tape dispensing and cutting device
for use with surgical ‘adhesive tapes.
An object of the present invention is to provide a de
vice for holding rolls of adhesive tape and for dispensing
and cutting such tape that may readily be mounted, as a
cutter;
In preparing the cutter for use, razor blades 22 are
FIG. 2 is an exploded view of the cutting blade holder; 25 inserted over projections 23 and the cover member 21
then placed on top of the blade-holding section 19 so
that the projections 23 enter indentations 30‘ in the cover.
The blade-holding section 19 and cover 21 are then
?rmly secured together by means of the screws 24. The
30 assembled cutter is then placed in position on the carry
of FIG. 1; and
ing rods 17 by inserting slide section 27 between the up
FIG. 5 is a sectional view, similar to a portion of FIG.
per two parallel rods 17 near the center thereof, the rods
4, showing the ?exing of the upper rods during insertion
17 having su?icient spring to permit this insertion. This
of the cutter carriage.
-. is best illustrated by reference to FIG. 5 where it will
In the embodiment illustrated, the bracket which sup
be noted that as the slide section 27 is pushed between
ports a removable rod on ‘which are carried the rolls of
the two upper parallel rods :17, these rods are both moved
tape is also provided with four closely assembled parallel
out from their normal position as indicated by the dotted
rods on which the cutting blade holder is adapted to
rod outlines 17'. After the slide section has passed com
ride. These rods are placed forward with respect to the
FIG. 3 is a sectional view with part of the cutting blade
holder and part of the guiding rods removed so as to
better illustrate the relation of parts;
FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view taken along line 4-—4
pletely through, the upper rods 17 spring back into their
roll tape support so that the unrolled tape may be secured,
adhesive side down, to the uppermost of these rods and 40 normal un?exed position, as best illustrated in FIG. 4.
When in place, the slide section 27 is restrained within
the cutter assembly then slid across the same for severing.
the space between the four rods 17 but free to slide easily
The rods have sufficient spring so that the same may be
slightly sprung apart for receiving the base of the cutting
from one end to the other.
The tape cutting and dispensing device may be placed
knife carrier. The bracket, together with the assembled
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parts make a complete tape disepensing and cutting de~
in a cabinet, a suitably designed container or simply
secured to the wall or a hospital cart. If the tape dispens
vice. The device may be readily mounted on the wall,
on a hospital cart or in a container by securing the back
ing and cutting device is not to be placed in a cabinet
or container, it is desirable to protect the tape rolls from
of the bracket, by screws, bolts or otherwise, to a vertical
surface which acts as a support for the tape dispenser
dust and possible spilling of medication. A readily re
50 movable cover 31 is therefore provided. The cover,
and cutter.
Referring more speci?cally to the drawings, the bracket
which isformed of a flat piece of material, has rearwardly
extending spring tabs 32 which contain projecting pins
10 which is U-shaped has a straight back 11 which is
preferably provided with holes, not shown, for securing
the bracket to a vertical support and with perpendicularly
33 adapted to ?t into holes 34 in the bracket. The rear
part of the cover is bent at an angle to the main cover
extending sides. The sides are bent so as to provide sec
body, giving the cover a pitched roof-like appearance.
tions 12 and further spaced sections 13. ‘The sections 12
are adapted to hold the tape supporting rod 14 and are
provided with notches 15 in which the rod is inserted. It
This not only permits more room under the cover for
will be noted that the notches 15 are curved back to
ward the front of the bracket as at 16 to help maintain
the supporting rod 14 in place when tape is pulled out.
Four parallel, closely spaced rods 17 extend between
the end sections 13 of the bracket and are secured there
to. The upper two rods act as a cutting surface, the
tape being secured to these rods by its adhesive coating 1
the tape rolls but also helps to drain off any medication
that may be spilled thereon. The cover is readily re
moved by springing the tabs 32 outwardly so as to remove
the pins 33 from the holes 34.
Where the tape dispenser and cutter assembly are
mounted in a box provided with its own cover, the cover
member 31 would, of course, be superfluous and would
be removed. However, if the tape rack and cutter as
sembly are installed in an open area, particularly where
something may be spilled on the tape rolls, the cover
to be held by and ride on the four rods.
member 31 is found to adequately protect the enclosed
The cutter carriage 18 has a blade-carrying section 19
tape rolls 35.
on which the cutter blades 22 are placed and a cover 21
for securing the blades in position. The cutter blades 70 In the device shown, the rods 17 are preferably formed
of steel, although plastic rods or rods formed of other
22, which may be any conventional razor blades of the
material may be used as long as the material has suf
perforated type, are placed over projections 23 which
while being cut. An H-shape cutter carriage 18 is adapted
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?cient rigidity to properly support the cutter and suf
?cient spring to permit insertion of the slide 27 into the
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connecting neck therebetween, said neck having a thick
space enclosed within the four rods 17. However, rather
than depending on the yielding nature of the rods, the
upper two rods may be spring-mounted at either end so
that the same may be momentarily pushed aside to in
ness slightly less than the distance between said two
upper parallel rods, the upper and lower edge of 'said
slide section being sufficiently narrow to ?t respectively
between said upper two parallel rods and between said
lower two parallel rods, the center of said slide section
sert the slide section of the cutter carriage.
It will be noted that the cutting edge 36 of the blade
being‘ wider than the space between said upper pair of
rods but narrower than the space de?ned by all four
22 is at an angle to the parallel extending guide bars 17,
of said parallel rods so that said slide section is re
strained ‘within the space between said rods but free
the lower corner of the cutting edge extending we'll _
down between the uppermost parallel rods. In using
to move longitudinally between the same, said neck sec
the device, the tape roll holder 14 is ?rst removed and
tion extending between said upper two ?exible rods when
inserted through the rolls of tape and then replaced in
said slide section is in engagement with said two lower
the notches 15 as shown. A strip of tape 37 is then
rods and holding said blade-holding section out of en
unwound from the roll to the desired length and placed
gagement with the upper surface of said two upper ?ex
in contact, adhesive face down, with the uppermost rods
ible rods, said blade-holding section having raised pro
17. The cutter carriage \18 is then slid across the tape,
jections spaced so as to receive a standard perforated
the knife edge on the side closest to the tape severing
razor blade, a removable cover with openings for receiv
the same. The severed strip of tape is then removed,
ing said projections and means for securing said cover
leaving the end 38 from which it was severed secured 20 to said blade-holding section.
by its adhesive to the innermost of the two top rods 17.
5. A cutting device for pressure-sensitive adhesive
When it is again desired to use the tape, it is only neces
tapes comprising two upper ?exible rods and two lower
sary to lift the end 38 free of the rod and unwind a sec
rods disposed adjacent to and parallel to each other, said
tion of desired length and repeat the cutting operation.
rods being permanently secured at their ends, a cutter
A particular embodiment of the invention has been 25 carriage having a longitudinally extending blade-holding
section, a longitudinally extending slide section and a
used to illustrate the same. The invention, however, is
not limited to this speci?c embodiment, variations and
connecting neck therebetween, said neck having a thick
modi?cations well within the- spirit and scope of the in
ness slightly less than the distance between said two
vention being readily apparent on reading the speci?ca
upper parallel rods, the upper and lower edge of said
tion.
slide section being suf?ciently narrow to ?t respectively
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
between said upper two parallel rods and between said
1. A cutting device for pressure-sensitive adhesive
lower two parallel rods, the center of said slide section
tapes comprising two ?exible rods permanently secured
being wider than the space between said upper pair of
at their ends, said rods disposed adjacent to and parallel
rods but narrower than the space de?ned by all four of
to each other, a slide surface ‘below said two parallel
said parallel rods so that said slide section is restrained
rods, a cutter carriage having a blade-holding section,
within the space between said rods but free to move
a slide section and a connecting neck therebetween said
longitudinally between the same, said neck section ex
neck having a thickness slightly less than the distance
tending between said upper two ?exible rods when said
between said parallel rods and said slide section having
slide section is in engagement with said two lower rods
a width slightly greater than the distance between said
and holding said blade-holding section out of engage
rods, ‘said slide section adapted to be inserted between
ment wtih the upper surface of said two upper ?exible
said two rods by ?exing the same, said neck section ex
rods, a cutting blade carried by said blade-holding sec
tending between said rods when said slide section is in
tion at an angle thereto, the cutting edge of said blade
engagement wtih said slide surface and holding said
sloping from above said upper two parallel rods at a
blade-holding section out of sliding engagement with the
point near the end of said blade-holding section to be
upper surface of said rods, and means for securing a
tween said upper two rods and means for securing said
cutting blade to said blade-holding section.
cutting blade to said blade-holding section.
6. A cutting device for pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes
2. A cutting device of claim 1 wherein said slide sur
face is formed by the upper surface of two parallel rods
extending parallel to said ?rst two parallel rods.
3. A cutting device for pressure-sensitive adhesive
tapes comprising two upper ?exible rods and two lower
rods disposed adjacent to and parallel to each other, said
rods being permanently secured at their ends, a cutter
carriage having a blade-holding section, a ‘slide section
and a connecting neck therebetween, said neck having a
thickness slightly less than the distance between said
two upper parallel rods, said slide section being wider
than the space between said upper pair of rods, but nar
rower than the space de?ned by all four of said par
allel rods so that said slide section is restrained within
the space between said rods but free to move longitudi
nally between the same, said neck section extending be
tween said upper two ?exible rods when said slide sec~
tion is in engagement with said two lower rods and hold
ing said blade-holding section out of engagement with
the upper surface of said two upper ?exible rods, and
means for securing a cutting blade to said blade-holding
section.
comprising two upper ?exible rods and two lower rods
disposed adjacent to and parallel to each other, said rods
being permanently secured at their ends, an H-shaped
cutter carriage having a longitudinally extending blade
holding section, a longitudinally extending slide section
and a connecting neck midway between said cutter and
slide section, the upper and lower edge of said slide sec
tion being suf?ciently narrow to ?t respectively between
said upper two parallel rods and between said lower two
parallel rods‘, the center of said slide section being wider
than the space between said upper pair of rods but nar
rower than the space de?ned by all four of said parallel
rods so that said slide section is restrained within the
space ‘between said rods but free to move longitudinally
betwen the same, said neck section extending between
said upper two ?exible rods when said slide section is in
engagement with said two lower rods and holding said
blade-holding section out of engagement with the upper
surface of said two upper ?exible rods, a cutting blade
carried by said blade-holding section at an angle to the
longitudinal axis of said blade-holding section, the lower
4. A cutting device for pressure-sensitive adhesive 70 end of the cutting edge of said blade extending between
tapes comprising two upper ?exible rods and two lower
rods disposed adjacent to and parallel to each other, said
rods being permanently secured at their ends, a cutter
carriage having a longitudinally extending ‘blade-holding
the two upper parallel rods and adjacent to said con
necting neck, the combined width of said neck and cut
ting blade being less than the spacing between said two
upper parallel rods, and means for securing said cutting
section, a longtiudinal-ly extending slide section and a 75 blade to said blade-holding section.
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7. A cutting device for pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes
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lower edge of said cutter blade extends down between
comprising two upper ?exible rods and two lower rods
two of said parallel rods.
disposed adjacent to and parallel to each other, said rods
being permanently secured at their ends, an H-shaped
cutter carriage having a longitudinally extending blade
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tape comprising a bracket member having a back and
holding section, a longitudinally extending slide section
two upper ?exible rods and two lower rods, said rods
and a connecting neck midway between said blade-hold
ing section and said slide section, said neck having a
and having an enclosed space therebetween, said rods
10. A device for dispensing and cutting rolled adhesive
two sides extending substantially at right angles thereto,
being disposed adjacent to and parallel to each other
extending between said bracket sides near the ends there
thickness slightly less than the distance between said
two upper parallel rods, the upper and lower edge of 10 of and permanently secured thereto, a rod for carrying
rolls of adhesive tape removably supported by said brack
said slide section being su?iciently narrow to ?t respec—
et sides between the back of said bracket and said par
tively between said upper two parallel rods and between
allel rods, a cutter carriage having a blade-holding sec
said lower two parallel rods, the center of said slide
tion, a slide section and a connecting neck therebetween,
section being Wider than the space ‘between said upper
pair of rods but narrower than the space de?ned by all 15 said neck having a thickness slightly less than the dis
tance between said two upper parallel rods, the upper
four of said parallel rods so that said slide section is
and lower edge of said slide section being su?iciently
restrained within the space between said rods but free
narrow to ?t respectively between said upper two par
to move longitudinally between the same, said neck sec
allel rods and between said lower two parallel rods,
tion extending between said upper two ?exible rods when
said slide section is in engagement with said two lower 20 the center of said slide section being wider than the space
between said upper pair of rods but narrower than the
rods and holding said blade-holding section out of en
space de?ned by all four of said parallel rods so that said
gagement with the upper surface of said two upper ?ex
slide section is restrained Within the space between said
ible rods, two sets of raised projections on said blade
rods but free to move longitudinally between the same,
holding section each adapted to receive a standard per
said neck section extending between said upper two ?ex
forated razor blade, each set of raised projections being
ible rods when said slide section is in engagement with said
'on a line at an angle to the longitudinal axis of said
two lower rods and holding said blade-holding section
blade-holding section to position any inserted blade so
out of engagement with the upper surface of said two
that its cutting edge will extending downwardly from
the outer lower edge of the blade-holding section to
said neck and from a point above the upper surface of
said two upper parallel rods to a point below said sur
upper ?exible rods and means for securing a cutting blade
face, the cutting edges of a pair of blades forming a V,
va removable cover for said blade-holding section ‘having
openings therein for receiving said projections, and means
tape comprising a bracket member having a back and
to said blade-holding section.
11. A device for dispensing and cutting rolled adhesive
two sides extending substantially at right angles thereto,
two upper ?exible rods and two lower rods, said rods
for securing said cover to said blade-holding section to 35 being disposed adjacent to and parallel to each other and
having an enclosed space therebetween, said rods extend
secure said blades therein.
ing between said bracket sides near the ends thereof and
8. In an adhesive tape cutting and dispensing device
permanently secured thereto, a rod for carrying rolls of
a bracket member having a back and two sides, four
closely spaced parallel rods extending between the ends
of said sides and permanently secured thereto, the two
uppermost of said rods being ?exible, a rod adapted to
carry tape rolls extending between said sides spaced
between the back of said bracket and said forwardly
positioned parallel rods, a cutter carriage carried by said
four spaced parallel rods having a blade-holding section, 45
a slide section and a connecting neck therebetween, said
slide section being hold by said four parallel rods with
in the space therebetween and restrained thereby except
for movement along said rods said neck section extend
ing between said upper two ?exible rods when said slide
section is in engagement with said two lower rods and
holding said blade-holding section out of engagement
adhesive tape removably supported by said bracket sides
between the back of said bracket and said parallel rods,
a cutter carriage having a longitudinally extending blade
holdingsection, a longitudinally extending slide section
and a connecting neck therebetween, said neck having a
thickness slightly less than the distance between said two
upper parallel rods, the upper and lower edge of said
slide section being su?iciently narrow to ?t respectively
between said upper two parallel rods and between said
lower two parallel rods, the center of said slide section
being wider than the space between said upper pair of
rods but narrower than the space de?ned by all four of
said parallel rods so that said slide section is restrained
within the space between said rods but free to move lon
with the upper surface of said two upper ?exible rods.
gitudinally between the same, said neck section extending
9. A device for dispensing and cutting rolled adhesive
tape comprising a bracket member having a back and
between said upper two ?exible rods when said slide sec
tion is in engagement with said two lower rods and hold
therebetween said rods extending between said sides near
ing said blade-holding section out of engagement with the
upper surface of said two upper ?exible rods, said blade
holding section having raised projections spaced so as to
the ends thereof and permanently secured thereto, the
able cover with openings for receiving said projections
two sides extending substantially at right angles thereto,
four closely spaced parallel rods having an enclosed space
two uppermost of said rods being ?exible, a tape-carry
ing rod, removably supported by said ‘bracket sides be
receive a standard perforated razor blade, and a remov
and means for securing said cover to said blade-holding
section.
tween the back of said bracket and said four parallel
12. A device for dispensing and cutting rolled adhesive
rods‘, a cutter carriage carried by said four spaced par
tape comprising a ‘bracket member having a back and two
allel rods having a blade-‘holding section, a slide section
sides extending substantially at right angles thereto, two
and a connecting neck therebetween, said slide section 65 upper ?exible rods and two lower rods, said rods being
beingmaintained within the space enclosed within said
disposed adjacent to and parallel to each other and having
‘four. parallel rods and restrained thereby except for lon
an enclosed space therebetween, said rods extending be
gitudinal movement along said parallel rods, said con
tween said bracket sides near the ends thereof and per
necting neck extending between said upper two ?exible 70 manently secured thereto, a rod for carrying rolls of ad
hesive tape removably supported by said ‘bracket sides be
rods‘ when said slide section is in engagement with said
two lower rods and holding said blade-holding section
tween the back of said bracket and said parallel rods, a
cutter carriage having a longitudinally extending blade
out of engagement with the upper surface of said two
upper ?exible rods, and a cutter blade carried at an angle
holding section, a longitudinally extending slide section
by said ‘blade-holding section so that a portion of the 75 and a connecting neck therebetween, said neck having a
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thickness slightly less than the distance between said two
upper parallel rods, the upper and lower edge of said slide
section being su?iciently narrow to ?t respectively be
ble rods when said slide section is in engagement with
tween said upper two parallel rods ‘and between said
said two lower rods and holding said blade-holding sec
lower two parallel rods, the center of said slide section be
ing wider than the space between said upper pair of rods
but narrower than the space de?ned by all four of said
parallel rods so that said slide section is restrained within
the space between said rods ‘but free to move longitudinal
ly between the same, said neck section extending between
rods but free to move longitudinally‘ between the same,
said neck section extending between said upper two ?exi
tion out of engagement with the upper surface of said.
two upper ?exible rods, two sets of raised projections on
said blade-holding section each adapted to receive a stand
ard perforated razor blade, each set of raised projections
being on a line at an angle to the longitudinal axis of said
10 blade-holding section to position any inserted blade so
said upper two ?exible rods when said slide section is in
that its cutting edge will‘extend downwardly from the
engagement with said two lower rods and holding said
blade-holding section out of engagement with the upper
surface ‘of said two upper flexible rods, a cutting blade
carried by said blade-holding section at ‘an angle thereto, 15
outer lower edge of the blade-holding section to said neck
and from a point above the upper surface of said two
upper parallel rods to a point below said surface the cut—
ting edges of a pair of blades forming a V, a removable
the cutting edge of said blade sloping from above said
cover for said blade-holding section having openings
upper two parallel rods at a point near the end of said
blade-holding section to between said upper two rods, and
therein for receiving said projections, and means for se
curing said cover to said blade-holding section to secure
means for securing said cutting blade to said blade-holding
said blades therein.
15. A device for dispensing and cutting rolled adhesive
section.
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tape comprising a bracket member having a back and two
13. A device for dispensing and cutting rolled adhesive
sides extending substantially at right angles thereto, two
tape comprising a bracket member having a back and
upper ?exible rods and two lower rods, said rods being
two sides extending substantially at right angles thereto,
disposed adjacent to and parallel to each other and having
two upper ?exible rods and two lower rods, said rods being
disposed adjacent to and parallel to each other and hav 25 an enclosed space therebetween, said rods extending be
tween said bracket sides near the ends thereof and perma
ing an enclosed space therebetween, said rods extending
nently secured thereto, a rod for carrying rolls of ad
between said bracket sides near the ends thereof and per
hesive tape removably supported by said bracket sides
manently secured thereto, a rod for carrying rolls of ad
between the back of said bracket and said parallel rods,
hesive tape removably supported by said bracket sides
curved notches in said bracket sides adapted to receive the
between the back of said bracket and said parallel rods,
ends of said tape-carrying rod, said notches extending ?rst
an H-shaped cutter carriage having a longitudinally ex~
toward the back of said bracket and then curving toward
tending blade-holding section, a longitudinally extending
the front of said bracket, a cutter carriage having a blade
slide section and a connecting neck midway between said
holding section, a slide section and a connecting neck
cutter ‘and slide sections, the upper and lower edge of said
slide, section being su?iciently narrow to ?t respectively 35 thcrebetween, said neck having a thickness slightly less
than the distance between said two upper parallel rods,
between said upper two parallel rods and between said
the upper and lower edge of said slide section being su?i
lower two parallel rods, the center of said slide section
ciently narrow to ?t respectively between said upper two
being wider than the space between said upper pair of
parallel rods and between said lower two parallel rods, the
rods but narrower than the space de?ned by all four of
said parallel rods so that said slide section is restrained 40 center of said slide section being wider than the space
between said upper pair of rods but narrower than the
within the space between said rods but free to move longi
space de?ned by ‘all four of said parallelrods so that said
tudinally between the same, said neck section extending
between said upper two ?exible rods when said slide sec
slide section is restrained within the space between said
tion is in engagement with said two lower rods and hold
rods but free to move longitudinally between the same,
ing said blade-holding section out of engagement with
said neck section extending ‘between said upper two ?exi
the upper surface of said two upper ?exible rods a cutting
ble rods when said slide section is in engagement-with
blade carried by said blade-holding section at an angle to
said two lower rods and holding said blade-holding sec
the longitudinal axis of said blade-holding section, the
tion out of engagement with the upper surface of said
lower end of the cutting edge of said blade extending be
two upper ?exible rods and means for securing a cutting
tween the two upper parallel rods and adjacent to said
blade to said blade-holding section.
connecting neck, the combined width of said neck and
16. A device for dispensing and cutting rolled ‘adhesive
cutting blade being less than the spacing between said
tape comprising a bracket member having a back and two
two upper parallel rods, ‘and means for securing said cut
sides extending substantially at right angles thereto, two
ting blade to said blade-holding section.
upper ?exible rods and two lower rods, said rods being
14. A device for dispensing and cutting rolled adhesive
disposed adjacent to and parallel to each other and having
tape comprising a bracket member having a back and 55 an enclosed space therebetween and permanently secured
two sides extending substantially at right angles thereto,
thereto, said rods extending between said bracket sides
two upper ?exible rods and two lower rods, said rods being
near the ends thereof, a rod for carrying rolls of adhesive
disposed adjacent to and parallel to each other and hav
tape removably supported by said bracket sides between
ing an enclosed space therebetween, said rods extending
the back of said bracket and said parallel rods, a cutter
between said sides near the ends thereof and permanently
carriage having a blade-holding section, a slide section
secured thereto, a rod for carrying rolls of adhesive tape
and a connecting neck therebetween, said neck having a
removably supported by said sides between the back of
thickness slightly less than the distance betweensaid two
said bracket and said parallel rods, an H-shaped cutter
upper parallel rods, the upper and lower edge of said
carriage having a longitudinally extending blade-holding
slide section being su?iciently narrow to ?t respectively
section, a longitudinally extending slide section and a con
between said upper two parallelrods and between said
necting neck midway between said blade-holding section
lower two parallel rods, thercenter =0f said slide section be
and said slide section, said neck having a thickness slightly
ing wider than the space between said upper pair of rods
less than the distance between said two upper parallel rods,
but narrower than the space de?ned by all four of said par
the upper and lower edge of said slide section being suffi
allel rods so that said slide section is restrained within
ciently narrow to ?t respectively between said upper two
the space between said rods but free to move longitudinal
parallel rods and between said lower two parallel rods,
ly between the same, said neck section extending between
the center of said slide section being wider than the space
said upper two ?exible rods when said slide section is in
between said upper a pair of rods but narrower than the
engagement with said two lower rods and holding said
space de?ned by all four of said parallel rods so that said
slide section is restrained within the space between said 75 blade-holding section out of engagement with the upper
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surface of said two upper ?exible rods and means for se
curing a cutting blade to said blade-holding section, a
cover member, spring tabs extending downwardly from
said cover member, projections near the ends of said
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a slight angle so that when said cover is closed it has a
sloping front and rear surface.
References Qited in the ?le of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
spring tabs for insertion into corresponding holes in said 5
Re. 22,565
bracket sides for removably connecting said cover mem
1,511,016
her to said tape dispenser and cutter, said projections
1,837,839
acting as pivots on which said cover member turns when
raised or lowered, said cover member when in lowered
10
position extending over said tape rolls to protect the same.
17. The tape cutting and dispensing device of claim 16
in which the major portion of said cover member con
sists of a substantially ?at surface, the spring tabs ex
tending downwardly and rearwardly from said surface, 15
the rear portion of said cover being bent downwardly at
2,247,719
2,274,977
2,391,062
2,575,803
2,753,938
Gillanders ____________ __ Nov. 2-1,
Barker ________________ __ Oct. 7,
Shankland ___________ __ Dec. 22,
Van Unen _____________ __ July 1,
Currier ______________ __ Mar. 3,
1944
1924
1931
1941
1942
Madsen _____________ __ Dec. 18, 1945
Frank _______________ __ Nov. 20, 1951
Thiess ______________ __ July 10, 1956
FOREIGN PATENTS
1,016,823
France ______________ _- Apr. 28, 1950
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