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The Tape Dispenser

INTRODUCTION
Though shapes and sizes vary widely, the overall size of the standard office tape dispenser
is from7 to 7.5 inches long, 3 to 4 inches tall, and 3 inches wide (at its thickest part). The
dispenser described in this document is 7.5 inches long, 3.5 inches tall (at its tallest part) and
3 inches wide (at its thickest part); it is designed to dispense a roll of 0.75-inch-wide one-sided
sticky tape on a 1-inch core.
A standard tape dispenser consists of 3 parts: the dispenser base, the tape spindle and the
serrated metal cutter.

DISCUSSION
The oval dispenser base is the piece to which all the other parts are attached. The plastic base is weighted with sand, and two 1.75-by-1.75-inch nonskid appliqus are attached to the bottom; the sand and appliqus prevent the tape dispenser
from moving when tape is pulled from the spindle and dispensed. The top of the dispenser base is hollowed into a 2-inch-deep and 1-inch-wide recess for the tape spindle and tape roll. Both sides of the hollowed recess contain a 0.4-millimiter L-shaped,
notched cradle in which the arms of the tape spindle rest.

Dispenser base.

The plastic tape spindle is 2.5 millimeters at its thickest point,3.5 millimeters
wide (including two 0.7-millimiter arms on both sides) and designed to fit within the
1-inch core of a roll of 0.75-inch one-sided sticky tape. The tape spindle is pushed into
the core of the tape roll until the spindle is snug within the core and the spindle arms
are seen on both sides of the tape roll. With the sticky side of the tape facing down, the
arms of the tape spindle are placed into the L-shaped notches in the tape-dispenser
base. If placed within the notches correctly, the spindle will spin around, allowing the
tape to be pulled from the tape roll and placed upon the serrated metal blade.

Tape spindle.

The serrated metal blade is attached to the tape dispenser base with
raised serrations facing the tape spindle. It is 1 inch long with a 0.25-inch flat surface
on which tape sticks after dispensing, preventing the end of the tape from having to be
freed from the roll each time tape is needed.

Serrated metal blade.

CONCLUSION
Dispensing a roll of tape requires placing the dispenser on a level surface. The tape roll is
then placed on the tape spindle, and the arms of the tape spindle placed into the L-shaped
notches in the dispenser base. The tape is pulled from the roll toward and beyond the serrated
metal blade until the desired length is reached. The tape is pulled down until it sticks to the
flat surface of the serrated metal blade and is then cut and freed; the end of the tape roll
will remain stuck to the flat surface of the serrated metal blade for ease of dispensing further
pieces.

Dispenser Base

Tape Spindle
(within roll of tape)

Roll of Tape
(upon spindle)

L-shaped Notches
(for spindle arms)

Serrated Metal Blade

The Tape Dispenser


IntroductionINTRODUCTION
Though shapes and sizes vary widely, the overall size of the standard office tape dispenser is
between from 7 and to 7.5 inches long, 3 to 4 inches tall, and 3 inches wide (at its thickest part).
The dispenser described in this document is 7.5 inches long, 3.5 inches wide tall (at its tallest part)
and 3 inches wide (at its thickest part); it is designed to dispense a roll of 0.75-inch-wide one-sided
sticky tape on a 1-inch core.
A standard tape dispenser consisted consists of three (3)3 parts: the dispenser base, the tape spindle
and the cerrated serrated metal cutter..

DiscussionDISCUSSION
Dispenser base. The oval dispenser base is the piece on to which all the other parts are attached.
The plastic base is weighted with s and, and two. 1.75- by- 1.75-inch non-skid appliqus are attached
to the bottom of the plastic base; the sand and appliqus prevent the tape dispenser from moving
when tape is pulled from the spindle and dispensed. The top of the dispenser base is hollowed into a
2- inch- deep and 1- inch- wide recess for the tape spindle and tape roll. Both sides of the hollowed
recess contain a 0.4-millimiter L-shaped, notched cradle in which the arms of the tape spindle rest.
Tape spindle. The plastic tape spindle is 2.5 millimeters at its thickest point, and is 3.5 millimeters
wide (including two 0.7-millimiter arms on both sides) and is designed to fit within the one1-inch
core of a roll of 0.75-inch one-sided stickie sticky tape, while. Tthe tape spindle is pushed into the
core of the tape roll until the spindle is snug within the core and the spindle arms are seen on both
sides of the tape roll, such that. wWith the sticky side of the tape facing down, the arms of the tape
spindle are placed into the lL-shaped notches in the tape-dispenser base. If placed within the
notches correctly, the spindle will whip spin around, allowing the tape to be pulled from the tape roll
and placed upon the serrated metal blade.
Serrated metal blade. The serrated metal blade are is attached to the tape dispenser base with
raised serrations facing the tape spindle. It is 1 inch long with a 0.25-inch flat surface on which tape
sticks after dispensing, preventing the end of the tape from having to be freed from the roll each
time tape is needed.

ConclusionCONCLUSION
To dispose a tape roll, the dispenser is placed upon a level surfaceDispensing a roll of tape requires
placing the dispenser on a level surface. A The tape roll is then placed on the tape spindle, and the
arms of the tape spindle are placed into the L-shaped notches in the dispenser base. The tape is

pulled from the roll toward and beyond the serrated metal blade until the desired length is reached.
The tape is pulled down until it sticks to the flat surface of the serrated metal blade and is then cut
and freed; and the end of the tape roll will remain stuck to the flat surface of the serrated metal
blade for ease of dispensing further pieces.