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Aug. 7, 1945;
2,381,303
F. MELLOR
PAPER ROLL RACK
Filed Feb. 11, 1944
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Patented Aug.v ‘7, 1945‘
UNI-TED STATES" PATENT OFFICE
PAPER ROLL RACK
, Fred Mellor, Shreveport, La., assi‘gnor of one-half
to Howard George, Benton, La.
Application February 11, 1944, Serial No. 522,201
'3 Claims.
(011424-552)
rollsofpaper into the rack.
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» 3) acting through the center of gravity acts at
a distance forward of the pivot points P at which
the standards 4 are ‘attached to the foot plates I.
I provide clamping screws '6 in threaded engage
ment with the standards 4 as a means for clamp
ing the standards 4 to the footplates I in the op
" crating position to prevent my paper roll rack be
ing accidentally pushed over on the counter C. The
My invention relates to paper roll racks and
more especially to paper roll racks adapted to be
tilted into positions to facilitate the placing of
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A roll of wrapping paper such as the kind used
by merchants for the wrapping of merchandise
is quite heavy, almost too heavy for a lady clerk
to lift in loading prior art types of paper roll
‘ shanks of the clamping screws 6 are positioned in
racks with stationary bearings inelevated posi
- tions. To load such prior art types of paper roll 10 the standards 4 so as to fall into the clamping
notches 3 mentioned above when the standards 4
rackswith a roll of paper it is necessary for the
are brought into the uprighted or operating posi'- >
, clerk to hold up the vheavy roll of paper between
tion. The standards 4 of my paper roll rack are
joined together at their tops by means of a head
the bearings and in alignment with the bearings
while he ~jo'ckies the ends of the axle into the
15 board 9. A paper cutter generally designated
An object of my invention is to provide a paper- ' by numeral I0 is pivotably attached to the head
bearings.
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rack support that is adapted to be tilted into a
loading position to receive a roll of paper resting .
on a counter or other surface that my paper roll
rack is mounted on.
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20. the same manner as do the paper cutters incor
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‘Another object of myinvention is to provide a
paper roll rack with guide members adapted to
guide the ends of axle member supporting the
paper roll into. the axle bearings of my paper roll
rack.»
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board 9, by spring hinges l3. The blade ll of the '
paper cutter I0 is joined to the outer ends of the
curved arms I 2. This paper cutter It operates in
. porated in prior art paper racks.
The axle A supporting the paper roll R is made
of size in length and diameter such that its ends
' loosely ?t into U'shaped axle bearings 8 attached
25 to the innersides of the standards v4. '
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The description of the illustrated paper roll
rack embodying my invention thus far recited,
de?nes a practical, convenient, workable paper
tion to follow of thepaper, roll rack embodying
roll rack that ful?lls the ?rst object of myinven
my inventionshown' in my accompanying draw‘
30 tion. The reader can easily see that even with
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out the use of the lifting guides ‘I, to be described
In the drawing:
Figure l is an elevation viewof a paper roll rack.’ later, the ends of the axle A supporting the paper
I Other objects and advantages of my invention
will appear from a reading of my detailed descrip
roll R can be easily moved into the U shaped
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axle bearings 8, when the U shaped axle bearings
Figure 2 is a plan view of the paper roll rack '
‘shown in Figure 1, shown in a tilted or loading po 35 8 are lifted into horizontal alignment with them
by merely rolling the paper roll R on the counter‘
1 Figure 3 is a side elevation view of the paper roll
‘My inventive concept, in a paper roll-rack, how
rack shown in a tilted-or loading position.
embodying my invention.
sitionpand,
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The paper roll rack illustrated'in the drawing
ever, ’goes further than the construction thus far v
is‘ shown mounted on a‘ counter -C and supplied 40 described, in that I provide lifting guides 1 posi
with'a paper roll R.
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In the drawing l‘designates foot plates secured v
to the counter C by screws 2. The foot plates I‘
are provided with ‘notches 3 in their upper edges
tioned in alignment with the U shaped axle bear
ings 8. By‘ means of thelifting guides ‘l the op
erator may lift a paper roll R on an axle A from
a position on‘ a counter, as seenrin Figure 2 or
45 Figure 3 of the drawing where the’ ends of the
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axle A extend crosswise of and above the guides
A pair of standards 4 provided with feet 5 are
‘l; to an elevated position such‘as. shown in Fig. 3
pivotably -mounted on the foot plates l at the
toe ends of the feet 5. By this arrangement of
shaped
where the
axle
ends
bearings
of the 8axle
merely
A arebyseated
liftinginup
the'U
the
mounting the standards 4 can be tilted to the
prone positions shown in Figures 2 and 3 or raised 50 head board 9 and swinging the standardsl' into
an elevated position. To bring the roll R into
to the operating position shown in Fig. 1. The feet
proper position to allow. the guides 1 to contact
5 on the standards 4 hold the standards 4 in the
the ends of‘ the axle A, roll R should be rolled on
vertical position or operating position under the
the counter‘ C into a' diagonal position with re
weight of the paper roll R,- shown mounted on the
spect to the same at a location where the guides >
axle A, because the force of gravity F v(see Fig.
for purposes to be explained later.
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1 may be lowered past the ends of the axle A.
When the guides ‘I are so lowered, the position
where the head board 9 rests on the counter C
the roll R should then be turned on the countei
C to bring the ends of theaxle A over the guides
‘I. When the liftingguides ‘I attached to the
standards 4 are being swung upwardly while in
contact with ends of the axle A to an angular
position such as shown by the dotted lines in Fig.
7 adapted to’ be fastened to a counter or the like,
3, the force of gravity acting on the paper roll R
of the standard and adapted to receive the end of
supported by the axle A, the ends of which rest
on the guides 1, causes the ends of axle A to roll
an axle supporting a paper roll, each of the stand
a paper roll holding frame mounted on the base
means and adapted to hold a paper roll in an
upright position above the counter or the like,
the paper roll holding frame including a pair of
standards extending in'spaced parallel relation
ship from the base means, each of said standards
being provided with a U shaped bearing having an
opening located at a medial portion of the length
ards being provided with a guide member in align
ment with the rear wall of one of the U shaped
down the guides 1 into the U shaped axle bear
bearings, and adapted to guide an end of the axle
ings 8.
My paper roll support can be made out of the 15 into a U shaped bearing, each of the standards
being pivotably mounted on‘ the base‘ means
same kind of iron or other material heretofore
whereby the paper roll holding frame may be re
used in the construction of prior art paper roll
volved to a position where it contacts the counter
racks. The paper cutter head board 9, for the
or the like to facilitate the placing of the ends
sake of economy, can be made out of wood. The
foot plates l and the standards 4 can be fabri 20 of the paper roll supporting axle in the U shaped
bearing, one of the standards being provided with
cated from angle iron members if desired, or they
a foot member adapted to hold the paper roll
may be cast in accordance with well known prior
holding frame in an uprighted position and a
art manufacturing practices.
clamping means adapted to clamp a standard in
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
1. A paper roll rack comprising a base means 25 an elevated position to the base means. 3. A paper roll rack comprising a base means
adapted to be fastened to a counter or the like,
adapted to be fastened to a counter or the like
a paper roll holding frame mounted on the base
and a paper roll holding frame mounted on the
means and adapted to hold a paper roll in an
base means adapted to hold a paper roll in an
elevated position above the counter or the like,
the paper roll holding frame including a pair of 30 elevated position above the counter or the like,
said paper roll holding frame including a pair of
standards extending in spaced parallel relation
standards extending in spaced parallel relation
ship from the base means, each‘ of said standards
ship from the base means, each of said standards
being provided with a U shaped bearing having
being provided with a U shaped bearing on its in
an opening located at a medial portion of the
length of the standard adapted to receive the end 35 ner side, each of said standards being provided
with a guide member in alignment with the rear
of an axle supporting a paper roll, each of the
standards being provided with a guide member in
alignment with the rear wall 'of its U shaped bear
ing, the guide members being adapted to guide
the ends of the axle into the U shaped bearings, 40
wall of one of the U shaped bearings, said guide
member being adapted to guide an end of an
axle into said U shaped bearing, each of said
standards being provided with a foot member
adapted to hold said paper roll holding frame in
an upright position under the weight of a paper
each of the standards being pivoted to the base
means to permit the paper roll holding frame to
roll supported by said paper roll holding frame,
be revolved to a position where it contacts the
said standards being pivotably attached to the
counter or the like, whereby to facilitate the plac
ing of the ends of the paper roll supporting axle 45 base means at the toe ends of the foot members.
in the U shaped bearings.
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2. A paper roll rack comprising a base means
FRED MELLOR.
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