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Get. 29. 1940. F p VAUGHAN ET AL. 2,219,570
DISPENSING CABINET FOR ROLLED PAPER STRIPS- Filed Jur xe 10, 1958 Fig. 1. 11g; 2.
' w aM/w a. sun: INVENTORS ATTORNEYS Patented Oct. 29, 1940 I v I UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE v 2,219,570, I r V DISPENSING CABINET FOR ROLLED PAPER STRIPS Frank'P. Vaughan, Albert G. Krueger, and Nor man J. Slye, Green Bay, Wis., assignors to Bay West Paper Company, Green Bay, Wis., a corporation of Wisconsin Application June 10, 1938, Serial No. 212,930:
8 Claims. (-01. 164-84.5)
This invention relates to improvements in disextends through one end wall of the casing and pensing cabinets for rolled paper strips. is provided with a manuallyoperablecrank 20.
In Patent 2,139,339 issued upon a co-pending As shown in said former application,,the end application, Serial No. 76,442, filed April 25, 1936, of shaft l9 opposite that-provided with crank a dispenser for paper articles is disclosed which 20 extends into a control box 25 attached to-the 6 r requiressuccessive manual operations to deliver opposite end wall of the cabinet.- In this con-- from an interior roll of paper a single measured o bO Figu Shaft is p v e With a I length or sheet to be severed from the strip upon single toothed disk 21. j Normally the single, tooth delivery. In that structure a manually operable 28 on the disk 2! is loosely engaged between thecontrol slide was employed to unlock crank operpawl 29 and the cam'face 3B 'of the" cam gear 10' ated mechanism. In so doing, the slide was itself 3| carried by a trunnion 32 projecting from one locked in inoperative position subject to release side of the control box.- The cam gear is held by the paper severing operation. against one side of the box 25 by the star-shaped In the present application, the object is to Spring 33.
lo provide means, temporarily concealed by the dis- To adjust the cam gear to disk releasing po,si'
charging paper, for releasing the control slide tion a control slide 35 is employed; -This isproindependently v of and subsequent to exposure Vided with a vertically sliding finger36 adapted of said concealed releasing means by the severto engage the cam shoulder 31 when the slide ance of the previously delivered sheet. 1 35 i m ve to the r h fr m the normal p More specifically, it is the object to provide tionin Which it is ShOWII'iII Figure The'slide 20 such a cabinet with a sliding unlocking means, is actuated manually y m a a p hall-Y a revoluble paper delivering means, and an oscil- Which p o t through a Slot v in he latory member for restoring t unlocking means end wall of'the. cabinet.- The inner end of this to operative position, whereby successive manual pin handle i 3 received in a Slot operations are required after delivery of each formed in the Slide and n the 5131913 in 25 measured sheet of paper before another sheet i normal P n the n 39 is at the inner can be delivered r1ght hand endof the slot, whereby pressure 7 In the drawing: I upon the pin'tending to push it to the right Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view drawn to actuates Slide line of Figure 2. Thereupon finger 36 operates the cam ear 30 30 e 2 is a sectional View drawn to line out of the path of the disktooth 28 and simuli g F1 gum L taneously releases a vertically-movable trip bar 42 to withdraw its shoulder 43 from engagement Figure 3 is an elevation of the control box, with a catch p1 ate 4-4 The trip bar 42 is than with the inner wall removed to show the feed 35. lifted by a tension spring 45 until its upper end 5 f g gl i g gg g the bemg taken on enters a notch 46 in the slide to hold the l l slide in its right hand position, the-slide being m gg i j i g i g i 3 the i refer urged to the left toward normal position by its e ce 0 c s o g ou e seve a views. tension Spring The cabinet I0, paper supply roll II feed roll 7 i 4o The handle 20 may then be ro ated in a clocka plnch r011 l3tfmd sla'ler ng btla conform wise direction to cause the. feed roll I2 to prostendardpmc e cons liuctlon P gressively withdraw the paper strip from the roll feedmg cabmet? m Whlch Pape? the u and feed it through the slot I5 with the aid form of a mntmlmusly rolled stnp- The Paper of the pinch roll 13. During the first revolution 1p a has e end passed between the feed 1011 of the feed roll, the associated tooth 28 engages 45 Ha d the Pinch T011 and extends downwarqr the cam shoulder ,49 and partially restores the 1y through the slot I5 1n the bottom of the'cabicam to its full line positibn net across the sev g margin 0f the blade ,During the second revolution of the feed roll Pi roll is supported by bell cranks the tooth 28 engages the cam shoulder 50 and 50 I7 plvotally Supported from. the bottOm of'the restores the cam gear to its full line position, 50
cabinet and urged in the direction of the feed as hown in figure During these returhmovel by a sp 8 coiled a u t e pivot Shaft merits of the camgearits top face raises the The p p is Withdrawn from the roll and fed latch finger 36 from its dotted line position to a through the slot by rotating the feed roll [2, position in which it rests directly upon the hat y this feed roll being mounted on a shaft l9 which top face 52 of the cam gear, and as the feed 55 operative position by'the trip latch 42, and the latter must be released to permit any further paper withdrawing operation.
To provide for releasing the trip latch, its lower end is provided with a foot piece 55, engaged by an arm 56, Figures 2 and 3, carried by a rock shaft5'l having a short arm 58 in the path of the short arm 59 of a lever, which is pivoted at 60 to the floor of the cabinet and has an operating arm BI extending through a slot in the floor to a point substantially underneath the paper exit slot l5. The lever 5! is preferably a wide plate, having a lower end portion over which the delivered paper may be fed, and after a delivered section has been severed this wide flat arm of the lever will be exposed.
Until the delivered portion of the web has been severed on the tear-off knife, the manually operable arm SI of the releasing lever is not merely concealed from view but is rendered relatively inaccessible by the portion of the web depending below the cabinet from the dispensing slot 55.
Thus, while the severance of the projecting portion of the web on the tear-off knife I4 is not absolutely prerequisite to the release of the detent to permit another operation of the feed roll, the tearing of the projecting sheet portion of the web is nevertheless a usual preliminary to the actuation of the release mechanism.
If the arm 6| is pulled forwardly by the operator its motion will be transmitted through its short arm 59, arm 58 of rock shaft 51, and its longer arm 55 to depress the trip latch 42 and release the slide 35. Thereupon the slide 35 will be restored to its normal position by its spring 48, and its finger 36 will drop by gravity from the top 52 of the cam gear to its full line position as shown in Figure 3. All of the parts will then have been restored to normal position ready for the release of another sheet section by pressure upon the handle or pin 39 to again retract the controlling slide 35.
The upward urge of the trip latch 42 may be varied by varying the tension of'its spring 45. To accomplish this, a spring tensioning lever 65 is employed. The spring 45 is attached to the inner arm of this lever. The other arm of this lever extends through a slot in the control box and is provided with a detent, .as indicated at 68, to engage teeth 6! formed in one wall of the slot. Downward movement of the protruding end of the lever, including lateral movement to release it from the engaged tooth Bl, will increase the tension of the spring 45, whereas a reverse movement will decrease its tension.
From the foregoing description it will be understood that the improved cabinet has its outfeeding slot flanked on one side by a severing blade and on the other side by the exposed arm of a setting lever permitting operation of interior feed control mechanism. After adjusting the same lever to permit operation of the feed con- 7 trol mechanism, slide 35 returns to normal posiexposed operating piece 39'.
Also, that when such adjustment is made, an outfeeding mechanism can be operated to a limited extent to feed through the slot a portion of the paper strip of predetermined length, whereupon the above described cycle of operations must be repeated before the feeding of another measured strip can be accomplished.
The feature of organization, which locates the latch releasing lever behind the discharging sheet or section of the strip, is important. While the latch releasing arm 6| is normally in plain view, it is concealed as soon as the discharging paper moves down in front of it, and the operator will not be tempted to reach around the paper strip and pull the lever forwardly simply for the purpose of enabling him to continue the delivery by again pushing on the arm or pin 39 as soon as the outfeeding operation is stopped by the cam gear.
Therefore, each sheet will ordinarily be torn away when the feeding stops, and if another sheet is desired, the lever M will then be pulled forwardly to renew the cycle of operations.
We claim: 1
l. The combination of a dispensing cabinet for rolled paper strips, said cabinet having an outfeeding slot and a manually movable releasing member behind the path of paper delivered through the slot, normally locked feeding mechanism within the cabinet adapted, when unlocked, to be manually actuated to deliver a measured portion of the strip through said slot, a one-way operable unlocking device, a trip for preventing return of the unlocking device to normal position, and means for transmitting movement of the releasing lever to retract the trip and allow the unlocking device to return to normal position for a succeeding unlocking movement.
2. In a slotted cabinet provided with means for supporting a rolled paper strip and outfeeding mechanism for delivery of the strip in successive sheets through the slot in the cabinet Wall, the combination with such outfeeding means of locking mechanism normally preventing its operation, an unlocking slide cooperative with the locking mechanism to limit the extent of each outfeeding operation, an automatically actuated latch for preventing a return of the unlocking slide for a succeeding unlocking operation, and oscillatory means operable from the exterior of the cabinet to release said latch and permit such return.
3. A dispensing cabinet for rolledpaper strips, having an outfeeding slot and a normally locked interior outfeeding roller, a control slide within the cabinet and associated means for unlocking the roller for limited feeding movement, means for manually operating the control slide in one direction from the exterior, an interior trip for automatically preventing retraction of the control I pensing a web from a roll, said mechanism comprising feeding means and measuring mechanism for limiting each operation of said feeding means to the delivery of a predetermined length of said web, of a detent requiring release prerequisite to each operation of said feeding means, a tear-off knife disposed forwardly of the path of web delivery and a manually operable member in operative connection with said detent for the release thereof, said member being disposed behind the path of delivery of said web by said feeding means, whereby to be inoperable by said web during severance of a delivered length thereof and positioned to be materially obscured from view by the delivered portion of the web prior to its severance.
5. The combination with means for supporting a roll and feeding a web therefrom, of measuring mechanism in operative connection with said means comprising a stop actuated by said means and engageable with said means after a predetermined actuation to restrict said means against delivery of more than a given portion of web from said roll in a single operation, and mechanism for controlling the resetting of said stop to permit a further operation of said means, said mechanism comprising a manually operable trip disposed behind the path of advance of a web delivered by said means and operatively connected to move forwardly in its resetting of said stop, whereby said trip will be inoperable by pressure of said web and materially concealed by said web pending the severance of the concealing portion of said web from the remainder thereof.
6. The combination with web feeding and measuring mechanism provided with a detent for limiting the operation of said mechanism for the control of the length of web dispensed in each operation thereof, of a trip requiring resetting prerequisite to the release of said detent and disposed at the rear of the path of material delivered from said mechanism and operatively connected to move forwardly in its resetting of said stop, whereby to be inoperable by pressure of said web and materially concealed by the deliv- 40 ered web pending the removal thereof.
said slot for the delivery of a web therethrough,
said mechanism comprising a releasable detent for restricting the operation of said mechanism to the delivery of a predetermined length of web, and a trip operatively connected with said detent for the release thereof and comprising a lever pivoted to said first means behind said slot and having a manually operable portion movable toward the path of web delivery through said slot in the course of its trip releasing movement, and said portion being positioned to be substantially obscured by the delivered web pending the removal thereof.
8. The combination with a dispensing cabinet for a paper web, said cabinet having a downwardly opening transversely extending outfeeding slot and provided at one side of said slot with a sheet severing blade andat the other side with a manually movable releasing lever pivoted to said cabinet for forward movement from a normally retracted position toward the path of a web dispensed through said slot and positioned to be substantially concealed by a web portion delivered from the slot, of interior feeding mechanism adapted to deliver a measured portion of web through said slot, a latch requiring retraction prerequisite to the operation of the feeding mechanism, and latch retracting connections between said manually operable releasing lever and the latch and subject to actuation in a latch releasing direction upon a forward movement of the lever upon its fulcrum respecting said cabinet after the web is cut off by said sheet severing blade.
FRANK P. VAUGHAN.
ALBERT G. KRUEGER.
NORMAN J. SLYE.