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Publication numberUS1547541 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 28, 1925
Filing dateJul 17, 1924
Priority dateJul 17, 1924
Publication numberUS 1547541 A, US 1547541A, US-A-1547541, US1547541 A, US1547541A
InventorsWansner Frederick W
Original AssigneeWansner Frederick W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paintbrush wiper
US 1547541 A
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July 28, 1925. 1,547,541

F. w. WANSNER PAINTBRUSH WI PER Filed July 17, 1924 ATTORNEY Patented July 28, 1925.



Application filed July 11, 1924. Serial No. 126,524.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FREDERICK W. WANS- NER, a citizen of the United States, residing ,at Piedmont, in the county of Alameda and State of California, have invented certain new and useful Im rovements in Paintbrush Wipers, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to paint-brush wipers, and has for its primary object to provide a simple and inexpensive device for the wiping of the brush that canbe readily inserted and snapped to holding position in and against the under-surface of the can top,

whether the can is empty 'or filled with paint.

Another object is that the wiper may form a part of the can, and be. removed therefrom when empty and applied to another can.

Another object is to provide the wi er with: an outstanding and arcuate portlon having a downward dip, at its center, for fiowin' the wiped paint to the low point for co lected dripping.

A-further object is to provide the wiperportion of the device with a lipped upper edge for scrapin and wiping wide brushes chiefly; and a sti 1 further object is to form the said lipped edge with tooth-like formations, when desired, for combing as well as wiping old and hardened brushes.

The bulk of paint sold in stores at the present time is put u means having a capacity of a gallon or ess, and for household use the one-quart can or less is mostly purchased. Generally the householder is not an experienced painter, and consequently slops paint on the top of the can and all over the sides thereof, making the task of painting more or less diflicult and annoyin and resulting in a considerable loss of peanut. Also thepaint brush becomes unduly covered with paint, and at times even over the handle.

I seek to overcome these major objections, and do so by my improvement illustrated in the accompanying sheet of drawings, and in which:

Figure 1 is a plan of a can with my wiper combined therewith and ready for servlce, and Fig. 2 is a partial sectional elevation of the same, showing a paint brush in dot-anddash lines in wiping position.

Fig. 3 is a side view of the wiper before it is sprung to osition in the can of Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is a p an of a modified wiper for wide brushes, and Fig. 5 is. a central sectional elevation of the same.

Adverting to drawing and figures thereof: The numeral 6 indicates any modern paint can and 7 is its customary top 'crimped or otherwise secured to the body of the can and forming a part thereof. 8 is the usual operi ing in the can for the filling thereof and is adapted to receive the cover for the can (not shown).

9 represents my improvement to the trade, and in Figs. 1 to 3, is shown as formed of round wire. This wire is resilient and may of spring-brass. The wire is continuous, and so formed as to have opposed arcuate portions 10 and 11, and the intermediate portion 12 is bent inwardly so that when the wiper 9 is positioned within the can the said portion 12 will outstand from the can and be exposed within the opening 8, as shown to advantage in Fig. 1, and I prefer to have it almost register with the circumference of the openin in order that the maximum area of the sai opening may be utilized in the stirring of the paint in the can by the brush or other instrument. The shoulders 13 are made rounded so as not to cause interference in stirring.

In Figs. 2 and 3 is clearly shown that the wiper portion 12 slopes downwardly toward its center, and terminates in an indent 14.- for the purpose of concentrating the surplus paint from the brush in the W1 ing thereof, so that the said surplus will rip direct in the paint and not trickle down the inside surface of the can.

Figs. 4 and 5 illustrate a modification of my invention, and the same is preferably formed of flat wire or other resilient material. In shape, it is similar to the wiper of Fig. 1 with the exception that the wiper or intermediate portion 12 thereof, is struck or turned over from the body of the material to form a lip 15. For the scraping and wiping of wider brushes I find this lip quite eflicient. This lip may be further provided with a serrated or tooth-like edge 16, for the combing and wiping of stiff and hardened brushes.

In the application of my invention to cans, the opposed portions 10 and 11, or 10' and 11' are pinched inwardly and-inserted through the opening 8 of the can and allowed to snap or s ring to the position of Fig. 1; part of t e top of the'can is broken away to clearly show the contactholdin enga ement' with the inside of the can. ith t e aid of the fingers 'or' 'any chosen instrument, the wi er may be drawn up to abut the under-sur ace of the can top in holdin engagement as the wiping-movement is a ways upward.

From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, the advantages of the construction and method of operation will be readily understood by those skilled in the art to which the invention appertains, and while I have described the principle of operation, together with the device which 1 now consider to be the best embodiments thereof, I desire to have it understood that the device shown is merely illustrative and that such chan s may be made, when desired, as fall within the scope of the appended claims. Having thus described my lnvention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is the following:

1. In combination with a paint can, a paint-brush wiper adapted to be inserted in the can and abut the under-surface of the can to in holding relation; part of the device ing exposed in the opening of the can to form the wiper for the brush, and

the said part having a central downward indent for concentrating the flow of the surplus paint,

2. In combination with a paint can, a pamt-brush wiper of resilient material hav-- adapted to be spaced from the can to form the wiper for the brush, the major part of the said intermediate portion being parallel to the said opening to permit maxlmum stirrlng space for the paint.

2}. In combination with a paint can, a pa1ntbrush wiper of resilient material having two opposedarcuate portions joined by an intermediate portion; the former portions adapted to be sprung to holding position against the can and the said intermediate portion having a lipped upper edge forming the scraping and wiping portion of the device, the majorpart of the said intermediate portion being parallel to the sand opening to permit maximum stirring space for the paint. f

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.


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U.S. Classification220/702
International ClassificationB44D3/12
Cooperative ClassificationB44D3/128
European ClassificationB44D3/12N