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Publication numberUS1416325 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 16, 1922
Filing dateDec 16, 1919
Priority dateDec 16, 1919
Publication numberUS 1416325 A, US 1416325A, US-A-1416325, US1416325 A, US1416325A
InventorsWilliam Berry
Original AssigneeWilliam Berry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Obtaining of grain and like effect in painting
US 1416325 A
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1 .,416 325, Patented; May 16, 1922.

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Application filed December 16, 1919.

To aZZ w ham it may concern Be it known that I, WILLIAM BERRY, a subject of the King of Great Britain and Ireland, and resident of Rossall Road, Cleveleys, near Blackpool, England, decorative painter, have invented certain new and use ful Improvements Relating to the Obtaining of Grain and like Effects in Painting, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to the obtaining of grain and like effects in painting, and has for its object to provide an improved process as hereinafter described and claimed for obtaining such effects in an efficient and ready manner.

According to my invention, the surface to be painted and grained, after preparation in the usual manner, is provided with a ground or base colour, but before the surface colour is painted over the base colour, I groove the wood or material being painted with disc or like rotary cutters, having, if desired, cross cuts on their peripheries to give any particular cross markings required. The grooving of the surface having been accomplished, the surface coat of paint is applied thereto. The wood or material is then wiped whilst the surface paint is still wet, so that such paint remains only in the hollows or grooves but is removed from the projecting ribs be tween the grooves. I thus obtain a very effective graining of the wood and can pro duce any desired markings.

Figure 1 is an end view and Figure 2 a front view of the graining tool used in the carrying out of my invention. Figure 3 illus trates one of the discs of the tool.

The tool or instrument I prefer to employ for grooving purposes, is of the form illu trated at Figure 1 and comprises a shaft or Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented May 16, 1922.

Serial No. 345,423.

handle a with a pin or spindle a supported gnereon carrying a plurality, or discs (1., each iree upon the spindle, washers or distance pieces d of any desired thickness being provided between the discs or between one set of discs and the next set on the one spindle. The dlscs may have cross cuts upon their peripheries to give irregular cross markings in the grain such as are found in the oak 6r like wood, of which the grain is being copied. Figure 3 shows one form of cutter disc 0. The discs are of small diameter so that the operator can work into the corners and borders of the articles being painted and. grained. The number of discs in the tool or instrument be varied to suit any particular services or requirements.

I may also use a tool such as is shown at Fig. 2.

Tools such as before described and illus trated have heretofore been proposed for graining wood.

Having now described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is I Process for producing grain and like effects on Wood or other material. charactea ized in this. that the wood or material. to he grained is first provided with a ground color which is allowed to set, secondly has grooves formed therein by disc or like cutters to correspond with the pattern of the desired grain markings, thirdly has a surface coat of paint applied to the grooved wood, and fourthly has the surface paint removed. by wiping, except from the grooves in. which it remains as set forth.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.


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U.S. Classification427/262, 427/264, 427/358
International ClassificationB44F9/02, B44F9/00
Cooperative ClassificationB44F9/02
European ClassificationB44F9/02