US 1498509 A
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W. L. ARNOLD PAINT PADDLE Filed April 10 1924 Patented June 17, 1924.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM L. ARNOLD,
a citizen of the United States of America,
and a resident of Jamestown, in the county of Newport and State of Rhode Island,
have invented a new and Improved Paint Paddle, of which the following is a description.
My invention relates to a handled paddle adapted to constitute a paint stirrer as Well as a scraper for scraping and cleaning off the paint in paint cans.
The general object of my invention is to provide a device for the indicated purpose and having scraping edges of different lengths as Well as lateral shoulders at the rear ends of the scraper blades adapted to remove the paint from beneath the top flange of the can, the lateral shoulders being one forward of the other to adapt the paddle to cans of different sizes.
A more specific object of the invention is to provide a paint paddle that may be produced cheaply and particularly adapted for bearing an advertisement so that the device may be given away to advertise manufacturers or dealers.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, it being understood that the drawings are merely illustrative of one example of the invention.
Figure 1 is an elevation of the paddle indicating by dotted lines the position of the paddle when used with a large can;
Figure 2 is a cross section of the handle as indicated by the line 22, Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a cross section through the blade as indicated by the line 3-3, Figure 1.
In forming a paint paddle in accordance with my invention, the same is stamped from sheet material with the front end given the form of a stirring and scraping blade 11. Along one side edge of the blade 11 is a scraper edge 12 at an angle to the general plane of the blade and at the opposite side a scraper edge 13 at the reverse angle to the scraper edge 12. The scraper edge 13 is shorter than the scraper edge 12. At the rear ends of the respective scraper edges 12, 13 are transverse shoulders 14, 15. Thus, the one side edge of the handle 10 extend for ard y y nd the other side Application filed April 10, 1924. Serial No. 705,649.
edge. The longer scraper edge portion 12 and the transverse edge adapted to cans of comparatively large size, such as quart cans of paint for example, whereas the scraper edge portion 13 and the shoulder 15 at the rear end thereof are adapted for use with a smaller can. The device is eifective for insuring the removal of the paint from beneath the top annular flange a of a can A. The side faces of the device, either or both, may be employed to receive an advertisement, the form of the device lending itself particularly to the purpose since the handle 10 and blade 11 present continuous side surfaces. The scraper portions 12 and 13 are bevelled as at 16 to present an edge to be effective for the purpose of scraping. The side edges 17 of the handle may be bevelled to enhance the appearance of the device and promote convenience in its manipulation.
I would state in conclusion that while the illustrated example constitutes a practical embodiment of my invention, I do not limit myself strictly to the exact details herein illustrated, since, manifestly, the same can be considerably varied without departure from the spirit of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
1. A paddle for use as a paint mixer and can scraper, said paddle stamped from sheet metal and constituting a handle at the rear end and a blade at the forward end, said blade having scraper edges at the sides at an angle to the general plane of the blade, the one scraper edge being longer than the other, said paddle having transverse shoulders at the rear ends of the respective scraper edges so that the shoulders are positioned one forward of the other.
2. A paddle for use as a paint mixer and scraper and having a handle portion at the rear end, the forward end being in the form of a stirring and scraping blade, said blade having scraper edges at opposite sides, the one longer than the other and there being a transverse shoulder at the rear end of each scraper edge, said handle and the major area of the scraper being continuous and in the same plane.
3. A paddle for use as a paint stirrer and scraper, said paddle having a handle at the rear end and a stirring and scraping blade at the front end said blade having a side scraper edge and there being a lateral shoulder at its rear end, the body of the blade being flat and the scraper edge being deflected bodily at an angle to the general plane of the blade body and said shoulder extending laterally inward from the said deflected outer edge of the blade beyond 10 the angular portion.
WILLIAM LOVVTON ARNOLD. lVit-ness ISAAG H. CLARKE.