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Dec. 6, 1949 D. B. 'GERDEMAN CLEANSING TISSUE HOLDER Filed July 12, 1948 I I I l I z I l t l Dale 8. Gerdeman INVENTOR.
Patented Dec. 6, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CLEANSING TISSUE HOLDER Dale B. Gerdeman, Las Vegas, N. Mex.
Application July 12, 1948, Serial No. 38,291
This invention comprises novel and useful improvements in a cleansing tissue holder and more specifically pertains to a supporting bracket for detachably receiving and supporting a dispensing package such as a cleansing tissue dispenser container, in a convenient and easily accessible position for dispensing the contents of said container and in particular for mounting the same upon the under surface of a horizontal supportpenser box upon the base, and a top wall constituting a mounting plate for Securing the bracket to the underside of the horizontal supporting surface such as the under surface of the glove compartment of a car.
A further feature of the invention resides in the provision of a supporting bracket which is ideally adapted for construction from an integral piece of sheet metal by merely folding and shaping the same; or alternatively for assembly from other inexpensive materials such as plastics, a single piece of wire folded upon itself to form the supporting bracket, or the like. A still further feature of the invention resides in the provision of a supporting bracket as set forth hereinbefore, wherein the flat base is provided with upwardly extending front and rear walls for snugly embracing and retaining a Kleenex tissue box of similar cleansing tissue dispensing box therebetween, the retaining horizontal surface being adapted to overlie the rear portion of the top surface of the dispenser box for holding the same downwardly against the base.
A still further feature of the invention resides in the provision of a tray-like dispensing box holder havin spaced front and rear walls for clamping a dispenser box therebetween, and having open ends for obtaining easier access to the dispenser box for adjusting the same in the holder, and wherein the supporting bracket has 2 an overlying wall to assist in holding the dispenser container in the bracket.
And a final important feature of the invention to be specifically enumerated herein resides in the provision of an integral construction of support bracket of a means for supporting the base of a cleansing tissue dispenser container, front and rear walls for positioning the container in the base, an overlying retaining Wall carried by the rear wall for holding the container down upon the base, and a vertically spaced horizontal top wall constituting a mounting plate for retaining the bracket upon the under surface of the horizontal support, and which provides ample clearance to enable the hand of the user to obtain access between the said horizontal supporting surface and the top Wall of the bracket and the dispensing slot of the cleansing tissue dispenser box for removing tissues therefrom as desired.
These, together with various ancillary features and objects of the invention which will later become apparent from the following description, are attained by the present device, a preferred embodiment of which has been illustrated by Way of example only in the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a preferred embodiment of holder; and
Figure 2 is a vertical transverse sectional view through the holder of Figure 1, showing a cleansing tissue dispenser box mounted therein, and showing the holder clamped to the under surface of a horizontal supporting surface such as the bottom of a glove compartment of a motor vehicle.
The present invention has as its primary aim the provision of an inexpensive, simple and economical supporting bracket which is particularly suited for holding and retaining Kleenex or other cleansing tissue dispenser boxes in a firm, easily accessible but unobtrusive manner which will not interfere with the removal of tissues from the box when so mounted in the holder, and pertains to a somewhat similar but improved construction over that set forth in the patent to Russell, No. 2,263,956, issued November 25, 1931.
Referring now more specifically to the accompanying drawings, wherein like numerals designate similar parts therein, the holding bracket which is generally designated by the numeral I0 is illustrated as consisting of a unitary piece of sheet metal, folded to provide a flat supporting base l2 which is horizontally disposed during use, and
only an intermediate portion thereof, to provide-1.;- merely sufiicient surface to satisfactorily support.
and retain the box thereon.
It should be here understood that1th brackets;
is intended and is shaped to accommodate a specific type and size of cleansing'tissue'box such as a Kleenex box; but obviously may be sup lied in various sizes to accommodate other sizes or hap s. .of dispens n x s- The rear wall ,l4 pr,efer ably extends substanallrt e .h is t'ofthe cleans n t sue box I8,
but the front wall l6as shown in Figure 2, is of considerable less height and is beveled or cut away ptits ends as at 20, whereby the wall serves merely as a stop tonposition or retain the tissue.
box I8 upon the ,base 12;:
The rear wa11-l4' is; provided with a pair of inwardly extending horizonta'lly disposed stepped surfaces the lowermost of which, as indicated at 22;is adapted'to-closely'or intimately overlie the rear portion -of-- the topsurface of the-dispenser box -I 8 forhold-ingthe latter'down upon the base I2: As will thus be-seen'; the Kleenex tissue box may be inserted in the-holderby'being slid endwise uponthe base-l2 and under the overlying wall 22', or may be-insertedby sliding the same over the topof the front wall .I 8 andshoving the box under the overlying wall 2 2.
From its forward end, the horizontal retaining.
wall .12 2; isextendedtupwardlyaslat, 24 in parallel relation to; thev lowenjportiomatgl 4: and at,.its:,top-
is:then,- turned.-.forwardly imthe. horizontal ;plane. asoati 6--to provide-a 1'etainin -.;plate:having,ap tures,28:;throush:whi hcmay.jbe x ndedscrews 3 05013;; other; fastening means 1 for securing the plate 26 to the under surface of a horizontalsup port such-,-as the -b0ti30m=wall,,32,.of a 'glove compartment of a car or the like; As will .be-understood, thewbracket may benmounted on various support surfaces but preferably to the underside of the horizontal supporting surface:
Theheightpf; the wa1l.,portion Z ris preferably such that the, space between ,theJower side of the. support 32, andlthe top,,of the box 13 will readily accommodate the hand of the user whereby accessmaybe had to the dispensing slot customarilyprovided at the top of the dispenser box l8, to remove a cleansing tissue such as a Kleenex tissue indicated at 34 in Figure 2.
Although the preferred embodiment of the article has been illustrated as consisting of a unitary piece of sheet metal, it is understood that the same may be made from various other suitable material such as plastics, or even from wire by shaping the same to provide the requisite base, front and rear walls, overlying retaining wall, and the vertically spaced supporting'member of the bracket."
From the foregoing, the manner of constructing and the manner of best advantages of the device. will be-readily understood and further explanation isbelieved to be unnecessary.
Howeven; since numerous modifications and equivalents, will readily occur to those skilled in the'art-after-a consideration of the foregoing Specification and accompanying drawings, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction-shownand described, butall, suitable modificationsland equivalents ,may. be resorted .to., falling withinthescope of thelappended claim...
Having described the. inventionywhat is claimed asnew is:
A holder forremovably mounting .a cleansing tissue dispenser box upon-the. glove compartmentof an automobile for convenient,,dispensing of, tissues therefrom comprising .a1sheet metal bracket having, a flat base and a spaced parallel flat top wall'for mounting ,the bracket to the underside ofthe glove compartment, said base havingopen ends and upstanding, front 'andjrear walls spaced a sufficient'distanceto snugly re-- I 1 ceive the front and rear walls'of a cleansing tissue dispenser box therebetweemthe rear wall having a forwardly extending flange parallel to said base and adapted to closely overlie the rear portion ofthe top of a cleansing tissue dispenser box for holdingthe samedown upon the basesaid rear wallbeing: connected with the flat top wall by a vertical fiange connecting the front edge of the forwardly extending flange with the. rear edge of-thetop .wallgesaid front :wall.being of less.
heightthan thatof therear wall and of a cleansingatissuei dispenser box. whereby access: may be hadtothe dispensingslot in the latter when the. latter is ;.positioned-lin said-bracket DALErB; GERDEMAN;
REFERENCES CITED The following references-are of record in the. file of this patent: 2
UNITED STATES PATENTS Numbers; Name D t 748,438 Trahailrgn Dec-29, 1903, 809 441 Hanks, l r Jan-9, 1906- 2,263,956- Russell Nov. .25, 1941
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