US 1840595 A
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Jan. 12, 1932.
B. a) MOORE ARTI'STS KIT Filed May 21, 1931 4 Sheets-Sheet 1 jwamfl/Maara I v I dttomqn 12, 1932. B MQORE 1,840,595
ARTIST S KIT Filed May 21, 1951 4 Sheets-Sheet 2 3 JP9 1 a 1 12 dbto cmqa Jan. 12, 1932. B B, M R 1,840,595
ARTIST S KIT Filed May 21, 1951 4 Sheets-Sheet 3 i'N E Jan. 12, 1932. B B. MOORE 1,840,595
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a? E 2 z 2 Q5 1 v abbomw Patented Jan. 12, 1932 PATENT OFFICE BENSON .B. MOORE, OF WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ARTISTS KIT Application filed May 21, 1931.
The invention relates to a novel form of artists kit including an easel section and a palette section associated therewith with a rack adapted to support a series of color tubes above the easel section, said rack being pivoted in such relation to the palette as to permit the rack and the tubes carried thereby to bring the discharge ends of the tubes over the palette, so that the paint may be squeezed in any desired quantity from the respective tubes by pressure of the fingers, the tubes being held in the rack by elastic bands, the palette section being associated with a container adapted to hold the necessary accessories, which may be closed when the apparatus is not in use, so as to permit the kit to be readily transported by hand and also to ad mit of it being assembled for use, supported by the legs of the easel, the easel section being provided with supports for the canvas, board or other paint receiving surface, with the palette disposed in horizontal relation below the same and the rack containing the color tubes tilted to cause the discharge ends of the tubes to lie above the surface of the palette and be readily accessible for projection of the various colors from the tubes onto the palette for subsequent mixing or for direct application to the painting surface.
The invention is illustrated in two of its simplest forms in the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the preferred form of the apparatus in set up or operative position.
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary sectional side eleva: tion.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary side elevation showing a canvas in position.
Fig. 4 is a detail showing the mode of attaching the supporting legs.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary detail of the means for supporting a box or receptacle on the forward edge of the palette.
Fig. 6 is a plan view of a portion of the tube holding rack illustrating the mode of forming the same.
Fig. 7 is a perspective View of a modified form of the apparatus in assembled or operative relation.
Serial No. 539,093.
Fig. 8 is a sectional side elevation of the same, with the parts in folded relation for transportation.
Fig. 9 is a fragmentary sectional side elevation illustrating the relation of the tube holding rack to the easel, adjusted in vertical relation as shown in full lines and in folded relation in dotted lines.
Fig. 10 is a similar View showing various positions of adjustment of the rack and the palette.
Fig. ll rack.
Fig. 12 is a detail showing the mode of securing the tubes to the rack.
Figs. 13 and 14 are fragmentary details.
Referring to Figs. 1 to 6, 1 indicates the body of a case or box-like container having a hinged top 2 and a front wall 3 hinged at its bottom edge to the lower part of the case and adapted to be swung into horizontal position where it is supported by a chain or other suitable connector 6, the case section 3 constitu ing the palette upon which the colors are mixed. Removably mounted in the upper portion of the case are one or more trays 4i and 5 adapted to contain brushes and other elements of painting paraphernalia, the upper tray 4 preferably being provided with swinging bails or hooks l by means of which said tray may be suspended from the forward edge of the palette section 3, as illustrated in dotted lines in Fig. 1.
Pivoted on a transverse rod 12 mounted in the sides of the case 1 is a rack 10, which may be formed of sheet metal having a beaded rear edge engaging the rod 12 to permit the rack to be swung into vertical position within the case, as illustrated in dotted lines in Fig. 2, or to be swung outward and downward to the inclined position indicated in Figs. 1 and 2. The front edge of the rack is formed with a right-angled flange, which is provided at intervals with holes or perforations 15 in alignment with curved seats or grooves 13 formed in the body of the rack by cutting generally U-shaped slots therein and folding the intermediate sections to generally concaved shape, as illustrated in Figs. 6 and 11, to constitute grooves or cradle-like is a horizontal section through the ains 18 iro'ecting from the side walls of the case, as indicated in Fig. 2.
The color tubes, which are of varying sizes, are mounted in any desired order or relation in the groove-like supports 13 on the rack, with the necks or discharge ends of the tubes projecting through the openings 15 in the flange 1% on the forward edge of said rack. Each tube is sec'ured'in position on the racl by means of an elastic band 17, one eno of which is secured to the rack by passingt-he same through a slot 18 therein, the other end of said band being provided with a ring19, which may either be passed through the corresponding opening 15 in the flange 1a and engaged with the nipple or discharge end of the tube,or, in the alternative, in the case of the larger tubes, he ring end of the band may be passed over-the flanges-11d engaged by the nipple of the tube. v
Pivoted to the inner side walls of the case 1 are hook-like members 20 and 21 of different lengthsadapted'to support either a section of artists board or a canvas in proper relation for painting, the hooks being supported in their outer position by means of pins 22 projecting inwa div-from the walls of the lower end of which clip 32 there is attached a -helical spring 33,-the lower end of which isadapted-to' engage a hook 34 on the rear wall of the case, as moreparticularly illustrated in Fig.
To support the kit in position for painting,
removablelegs 31, usually three in number,
are provided,which' are'adapted to be adjust ably connected to the side and rear walls of the case 1 by means of clamps 30. Prefen ably, therea'r wall ofthe case is provided with abuckled strap by means of which the le s may be secured to the case for transportation. 7
When the apparatus is set up for operation, the various parts occupy the relative positions shown in Fig. 1,'w1th the palette section 3 swung downward to substantially horizontahposition and'the rack containing the color' tubes tilted forward and clown- .vsard, so that the discharge ends or nipples of'the tubes. are directly above the palette and the desired quantity of any color may be eXpressed from the tube containing the same by exertinga relatively slight pressure on ported-well above the tubes, it willbe seen that the artisthas ready access to the various colors extruded from the tubes onto the surtion of the rack,
face of the palette, the mixing of the colors to produce the desired tints or variant colors being effected on other portions of the surface of the palette in the usual manner. After the operations have been concluded, the painting surface is removed from the supporting hooks, the rack 10 is folded back into the case, the palette section 3 is swung upward to close the open front of the box and the cover is closed and preferably securedto' the section'f'l by a hasp or other locking means, the legs are disconnected from the case, bunched in a bundle and secured to the case by means of the strap, and
thus, in'this' fornnthe kit is quite compact and can'be readily transferred by-hand, for which purposethe top may be provided with a suitable handle, if desired.
In the modification shown in Figs. 7 to-10,
the case 1 is replaced by a flap member,
which'is connected in the forward edge of the palette section 3, said flap member, indicated at 50, being provided with the necessary pockets and clips to contain and retain the brushes and othoraccessories, said flap being adapted to be folded back over the palette'section, when not in use, and toenclose the latter with'the accessories thereon.
Attached to the rear p ortion of the palette 3 are angular lugs 1, 1, to which are pivoted links 2-, 2 which are connected at their outer end b a cross bar 12 servin the eneral purpose of the cross bar or rod 12 in-the preceding modification, namely, to pivotally support a rack 10 which carries the color tubes, said rack 10 being, in all other particulars, identical with that herembefore descrioed-in connect-ion witlrtlie first modification and the tubes being secured in the rack in the same manner as herelnbefore dewith respect to the palette 3and held in v i such a-djustedposition by'means of-an adjustable strut i0 pivoted to theuppeia-poras at 4-1, and adjustably connected .to' a swinging bail42 secured to the rear side of the palette, said bail having on its end sleeve l4 through which the strut passes, which sleeve is provided with a set screw 45 for clamping the strut to the; bail. Normally the links 22 would'be retained in vertical position and the tube carrying-rackv swung outward to the position shown in full lines in Fig. 10, so that the discharge ends of the tubes lie above the palette, so that pressure exerted by the lingers on the tubes will eject the necessary quantity of paint from thetubes onto the palette, asin the preceding case. If it is desired to deposit the colors in other Zones efthe palette sur face, the links 2 and the'rack 101nay be swung forwardly and downwardly to the various positions indicated in dotted lines in Fig. 10.
The palette and its accessories are su ported by means of a tripod, which ma Y be of any desired form, but which is conveniently constructed of adjustable legs 81 united at their tops by a suitable clamp, the palette being supported from the legs by means of clamps 30 of any desired character, but which may be conveniently constructed, as illustrated in Fig. 13, as consisting of angle iron sections connected to the lug in the palette, respectively, which are secured together by a bolt and wing nut. The forward legs 31 are provided with adjustable supports 20 for the canvas or other paint receiving surface, each support preferably tak ing the form of a collar slidable on the leg with a sliding hook-like member secured thereto by a wing bolt, which also secures the sleeve to the leg. By usting the hooklike members in and out, they will readily receive and support painting surfaces of various thicknesses.
lVhen the kit is in use, the parts occupy the position shown in Fig. 7 the cover flap being dropped from the forward edge of the palette, so as to render the brushes and other elements of the equipment carried by the flap readily accessible. The rack 10 is tilted forward to bring the nipples of the color tubes over the top surface of the palette to deposit the desired colors in any desired cross zone or region of the palette, and the canvas is mounted on the supports well above the palette, so that ready access can be had to the tubes to eXtrude the colors therefrom onto the palette.
After completing the operations, the kit is disassembled by disconnecting the palette from the tripod, folding the rack 10 down into parallelism with the upper face of the palette, after which the flap is folded back and secured in position by engaging the strap 51 with the buckle 52 secured to the under face of the palette, the parts occupying the relative position shown in Fig. 8. The canvas or painting surface is removed from the tripod and the latter collapsed and,
I if desired, secured to the rear face of the palette, so that the kit will occupy a small space and may be readily carried by hand.
What I claim is: 1. An artists kit, comprising an easel section, a palette section associated therewith, and a rack for holding a series of color tubes pivoted to one of said sections and adapted to be swung forward to bring the discharge ends of the tubes over the palette.
2. An artists kit, comprising a palette and a rack for holding a series of color tubes pivoted to a support attached to the palette adjacent one edge thereof; whereby the rack may be tilted to bring the discharge ends of the tubes thereon over the palette.
a movable wall section adapted to be. supported in horizontal relation on the case to form a palette, a rack for holding a series of color tubes pivoted transversely within the case and adapted to be swung outwardly and downwardly to bring the discharge ends of the tubes over the palette.
4. An artists kit, comprising a case having a movable wall section adapted to be supportedin horizontal relation on the case to form a palette, a rack pivoted transversely within the case and adapted to be swung outwardly and downwardly towards the palette, said rack having a series of grooved tube supports, a perforated marginal flange at right angles to said supports to receive the necks of color tubes occupying said supports, and elastic clips to hold the tubes in posit-ion on said rack.
5. An artists kit, comprising a case having a movable wall section adapted to be supported in horizontal relation on the case to form a palette, a rack pivoted transversely within the case and adapted to be swung outwardly and downwardly towards the palette, said rack having a series of grooved tube supports, a perforated marginal flange at right angles to said supports to receive the necks of color tubes occupying said supports, and elastic bands each having one end socured to said rack and the other provided with a ring the bands adapted to overlie the respective tubes with the rings engaging the necks of the tubes projecting through the openings in the flange.
6. An artists kit, comprising a box-like case having a hinged front adapted to swing downwardly to form a palette, a rack pivoted transversely in the case to swing outwardly and downwardly towards the palette, means on the rack to retain color tubes in parallel series normal to the axis of rotation of the rack, whereby the discharge ends of the tubes will lie above the palette when the rack is swung outwardly, and lugs on the case to support the painting surface.
7. An artists kit, comprising a box-like case having a hinged front adapted to swing downwardly to form a palette, a rack pivoted transversely in the case to swing outwardly and downwardly towards the palette, means on the rack to retain color tubes in parallel series normal to the axis of rotation of the rack, whereby the discharge ends of the tubes will lie above the palette when the rack is swung outwardly, and detachable legs for supporting the case.
8. An artists kit, comprising a fiat palette, removable legs for supporting the same in substantially horizontal relation, a rack for holding color tubes in parallel relation pivotally supported above the palette and adapted to be swung to bring the tubes with their discharge ends above the palette, and means fortretaininggthel rackrin its: adjusted positionss v 9. .An.artists.'kit,'. comprising a flat palette, removable legsflforxsupp'orting the same In substantially: horizontal relation, a rack: for holdingccoloritubes in parallel relation pivotally'supp'orted above the palette and adapted to be swung to bring-the: tubeswith their discharge ends above the palette, means .for retaining th'e rackinits' adjusted positions, andia'pocketed flap connected to the forward edgerofithe palette adapted to fold over the latter: andencl-osethe paraphernalia carried thereby.
10. An artists kit, comprisinga fiatipalette, removable legsifor supporting the same in substantially horizontal relation, a rack for holding color tubes in parallel relation pivotally supported .above'the palette and adapted to be swung to bring the tubes With their'discharge endszabovethe palette, means for retaining therack in its adjusted positions, a pocketed flap connected to the forwardedge ofthepalette adapted to fold over the latter and enclose the paraphernalia carried thereby,r and: a collapsible tripod adapted to be connected to' the palette and provided With means for supporting the painting surface above thepalette;
In'testimony'; whereofI atfix my signature.