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April 16, 1963
c. BELSKY
3,085,760
PAPER ROLL HOLDER
Filed Feb. '7, 1962
INVENTOR.
(Mí/.ï E5 5545/0/
United States Patent Office
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3,085,760
PAPER ROLL HOLDER
Charles Belsky, 18941 Santa Rosa Drive,
Detroit 21, Mich.
Filed Feb. 7, 1962, Ser. No. 171,644
2 Claims. (Cl. 242-5553)
3,085,756
Patented Apr'. 16, 1963
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and to be secured in place by any suitable means, as by
means of a plurality of screws 12. As clearly shown in
FIGS. 1 through 4, the case 10l is open on the bottom
side thereof, and it includes the upwardly curved or convex
top wall 13 which is integral with the downwardly and out
wardly sloping front wall 14. The case 10 further in
cludes the substantially vertical integral right side wall
comprising the outer portion 15 and the inwardly stepped
This invention relates to paper roll holders, and, more
portion 16. The case 10 further includes a simil-ar stepped
particularly, to paper roll holders of the type used in
10 wall on the left side thereof which comprises the outer
washrooms for toilet paper, paper towels and the like.
portion 17 and the inner portion 18.
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It is an important object of the present invention to pro
As shown in FIGS. l, 2 and 5, the side wall portion 15
vide a novel and improved paper roll holder which em
is provided with a vertical slot 19 which extends upwardly
bodies a case adapted to be mounted on the wall of a
from the lower edge of the wall 15. The vertical slot 19
washroom and which is open on the bottom side thereof
extends upwardly for about one quarter of the height of
for quick and easy reception of a roll of paper carried on
the side Wall 15 at which point it is enlarged outwardly
a support member, and which support member is provided
sidewardly, as indicated by the numeral 2t), to provide the
with means for quick and positive releasable locking en
support shoulders 21 and 22. The slot 19 continues up
gagement with the case for holding the roll of paper in
wardly beyond the enlarged area 20» to the termination
a convenient and accessible position.
It is another object of the present invention to provide a 20 point 23, as shown in FIG. 5. The portion of the slot 19
above the enlarged potrion 20 is reduced in width to a
novel and improved paper roll holder which is simple and
width slightly smaller than the lower entrance portion of
compact in construction, economical of manufacture,
the slot. The termination or end point 23 of the slot 19
pleasing in appearance, efiicient in operation, and which
is located at a point which is approximaely midway of
may be quickly and easily reiilled when necessary.
It is a still further object of the present invention to 25 the overall height of the sidewall portions 15 and 16.
As shown in FIGS. 1, 2 and 5, the right side wall 15 is
provide a novel and improved paper roll holder which
provided with the reinforcing elongated plates 24 and 25
comprises a case enclosed around the sides, top and ends
along the side edges of the lower portion of the slot 19.
thereof, and which is open on the bottom side thereof for
It will be seen that the upper ends of the reinforcing plates
the reception of a roll of paper, and which further in
cludes a horizontal insert or support member which is 30 24 and 25 terminate evenly with the shoulders 21 and 22
in the enlarged slot portion 20. It will be understood
adapted to be slidably mounted through the core of the
that the left side wall portion 17 is also provided with a
paper roll before the roll is inserted into the case, and
similar slot as 19. The corresponding portions of the simi
which insert is provided with means on each end thereof
lar slot in the left side wall portion 17 appear partially
for quick and easy detachable locking engagement with
in FIGS. 3 and 4, as 19a, and 20a.
-a mounting means formed in each of the side walls of
As shown in FIGS. l, 2 and 3, the roll of paper 26
the case.
is inserted in the case from the bottom thereof and is
Other objects, features and advantages of this invention
held therein by means of the insert or support member
will be apparent from the following detailed description
generally indicated by the numeral 27. As best seen in
and appended claims, reference being had to the accom
panying drawing forming a part of the specification where. 40 FIGS. 3, 4 and 6r, the insert 27 includes the elongated
body portion which is substantially I-shaped in cross
in like reference numerals designate corresponding parts
section. As viewed in FIGS. 1 and 2, the insert 27 is
of the several views.
provided on the right end thereof with the vertical elon
In the drawing,
gated rigid plate or arm 29, on the outer end of which is
FIG. 1 is a front elevational View, with parts broken
integrally formed the vertical downwardly extended en
away, of a paper roll holder, made in accordance with the
largement or shoulder 30. Integrally formed on the low
principles of the present invention;
er end of the shoulder 30 is a sidewardly, outwardly ex
FIG. 2 is a right side elevational view of the structure
tended iinger button or knob 31. The arm 29 extends
illustrated in FIG. l;
outwardly from the right end of the body portion 28,
FIG. 3 is an elevational sectional view of the structure
illustrated in FIG. 1, taken along the line. 3-3 thereof, 50 along the upper edge thereof.
A second plate or arm 32 is integrally connected to the
and looking in the direction of the arrows;
body portion 28 along the lower edge thereof as shown in
FIG. 4 is a horizontal sectional view of the structure
FIG. 6. The arm 32 is a flexible, spring arm, and in its
illustrated in FIG. 2, taken along the line 4--4 thereof,
normal position i-t -is extended outwardly and sideward-ly
and looking in the direction of the arrows;
FIG. 5 is a fragmentary side elevational View of the 55 so as to be laterally spaced apart from the arm 29; Inte
grally formed on the outer end of the spring arm 32 is the
case structure illustrated in FIG. 1, taken along the line
finger button or knob ‘33t As yshown in FIG. 6, the lower
5_5 thereof, looking in the direction of the arrows, and
spring -ar'm 32 is spaced apart downwardly a slight distance
showing part of the paper roll support structure in cross
from the lower side of the upper rigid arm `29.
section; and,
It will be seen that the arm 29 is in substantial axial
FIG. 6 is a perspective view of the paper roll support 60
alignment with the body portion 28. As shown in FIGS.
ing insert structure employed in the present invention.
1, 4 and 6, the left end of the insert 27 is also provided
Referring now to the drawing, and in particular to
with a similar pair of rigid and iiexible arms, as the arms
FIGS. 1 through 4, the numeral 10 generally indicates
29 and 32, and the same reference numerals have been
the case or housing of the paper roll holder. The case 10
is provided with a pair of spaced apart vertical side walls, 65 used to indicate the coresponding parts, followed by the
small letter “ca” As best seen in FIG. 6, the body por
a iiat rear Wall, a sloping front wall, and a curved top
tion 28 is provided with a pair of spaced apart paper roll
wall, as more fully described hereinafter. The case 10
`guide rails 34 and 35 on the. upper side thereof.
may -be made as a unitary or integral molded structure,
In the use of the paper roll holder the insert 27 is put
and made from any suitable plastic material, light weight
70 into the axial core hole 36 of the roll 26. The user then
metal, or the like.
grasps the buttons 31 and 32 with one pair of fingers and
The case 10` includes the vertical rear wall 11 which is
the buttons 31a and 32a with another pair of iin gers. The
adapted to be mounted on the wall 11'a of a washroom
3,085,760
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buttons 31 and 32 and 31a and 32a are then pressed
together whereby the spring arms 32 and 32a are swung or
moved inwardly into axial alignment with the rigid arms
29 and 29a. The insert 27 carrying the roll 26 is then
moved upwardly into the case 10. ‘"[lhe arms 29 and 32 are
inserted into the slot 19 and the arms 29a and 32a are in
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including a slot having an enlarged portion forming a sup
port shoulder, whereby a roll of paper supported on the
insert body portion may be put into the case from the bot
tom side thereof and the spring arm on each end of the
insert body portion may be moved into the slot in the adja
cent side wall and into locking engagement with the shoul
der formed by the enlarged slot portion of the adjacent
serted into the slot 19a. The insert 27 is moved upwardly
slot.
until the rigid arms 29 and 29a engage the upper ends, as
2. In a paper roll holder, the combination of, a case
23, of the slots 19 and 19a. At that point, the pressure
is released from the buttons 31, 32, 31a and 32a, and the 10 having a pair of spaced apart vertical side walls, a front
wall, an upwardly curved top Wall, and, a vertical rear
arms 32 and 32a will spring laterally outwardly into the
wall for mounting the case on a supporting Wall; said case
slot enlargements 20 and 20a. The insert 27 is then re
being open on the bottom side thereof; an insert having
leased and it is held in the case 10 because the arms 32
a body portion for rollably supporting a roll of paper; said
and 32a are seated on the shoulders, as 21, of the slot
insert being provided with a first locking means on each
enlargements 20 and 20u. The insert is thus releasably
end of said body portion; each of said first locking means
locked in the case 10 and it may be removed for reload
including a longitudinally extending rigid arm connected
ing with a new roll 26 by reversing the aforedescribed
to the body portion and a spring arm having the inner end
loading operation.
While it will be apparent that the preferred embodi
connected to the body portion and the outer end normally
ment of the invention herein disclosed is Well calculated to 20 extended sidewardly outwardly; and, each of the side
fulfill the objects above stated, it will be appreciated that
the invention is susceptible to modification, variation and
change wtihout departing from the proper scope or fair
meaning of the subjoined claims.
walls of said case being provided with a second locking
means including a slot having an intermediate enlarged
portion forming a support shoulder, whereby a roll of
paper supported on the insert body portion may be put
25 into the case from the bottom side thereof and the rigid
What I claim is:
arm and spring arm on each end of the insert body portion
l. In a paper roll holder, the combination of, a case
may
be moved into the slot in the adjacent side wall and
having a pair of spaced apart vertical side walls, a front
into locking engagement with the upper end of the slot
wall, an upwardly curved top wall, and, a vertical rear
and shoulder formed by the enlarged slot portion, respec
Wall for mounting the case on a supporting wall; said
tively,
of the adjacent slot.
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case being open on the bottom side thereof; an insert hav
ing a body portion for rollably supporting a roll of paper;
References Cited in the file of this patent
4said insert being provided with a first locking means on
UNITED STATES PATENTS
each end of said body portion; each of said ñrst locking
means including a spring arm having the inner end con
2,253,664
Vigo ________________ -_ Aug. 26, 1941
nected to the body portion and the outer end normally ex
FOREIGN PATENTS
tended sidewardly outwardly; and, each of the side walls
276,365
Switzerland ____________ __ Oct. 1, 1951
of ysaid case being provided with a second locking means
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