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Publication numberUS1904558 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 18, 1933
Filing dateFeb 28, 1930
Priority dateFeb 28, 1930
Publication numberUS 1904558 A, US 1904558A, US-A-1904558, US1904558 A, US1904558A
InventorsStarch Benjamin S
Original AssigneeAugust W Zeratsky
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Striping device
US 1904558 A
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April 18, 1933- B.-s. sTARcH 1,904,558

STRIPING DEVICE Filed Feb. 28, 195o 2 sheets-sheet 1 gym/hbz:

BENJAMINEETARE April 18, 1933. B s STARCH I l 1,904,558

STRIPING DEVICE Filed Feb. 28, 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 gnwntoz Y Z 2J 6 EENJAMINEETAREH/ Patented Apr. 18, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT carica BENJAMIN S. STARCH, F LA GROSSE, WISCONSIN, ASSIGNO-B OF ONE-HALF T0 AUGUST r V W. ZERATSKY, OF LA GROSSE, WISCONSIN STRIPING DEVICE Application lcd February 28, 1930. Serial No. 432,151.

My invention consists in a new and useful improvement in striping devices, and is designed to provide a tool for applying decorative stripes, as for instance, upon automobile bodies, furniture, etc. The particularly novel and useful feature of my device is the construction of the reservoir for the marking fluid, and the applicator which I employ, and also the means for mounting and adjusting the applicator relative to the reservoir to control the flow of the marking fluid.

My improved device is provided with a reservoir that is so constructed and disposed that the tool can be utilized for striping both horizontal and vertical surfaces. One particularly useful feature of the device is the fact that it can be used to apply stripes to the underside of a surface, ,the marking fluid flowing upwardly to the applicator. My device may be supplied with a plurality of applicators, so that stripes of various widths and patterns may be applied.

The objects of the invention include the 25 provision of means, subject to the manual control of the operator, for adjusting the applicator with respect to the reservoir while the tool is in use; the provision of a novel and improved means for adjusting the reservoir to receive different applicators; the provision of a form of reservoir enabling the tool to be used in all positions; and the provision of a particularly novel and practical form of striping tool.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of the device, the striping roller being applied to a horizontal surface above the device.

Fig. 2 is a similar view, showing the opposite side of the device.

Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the device, in the position illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2.

Fig. 4 is a side elevation of the device, the striping roller being applied to a horizontal surface below the device.

Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the device, the striping roller being applied to a vertical surface.

Fig. 6 is a section on line 6 6 of Fig. 4.

Fig. 7 is a section on line 7-7 of Fig. 5.

Fig. 8 is a fragmentary section on line` 8 8 of Fig. 3, illustrating `the meansV forA adjusting the roller relative to the reservoir.

Fig. 9 is a View similar to Fig. 8, illustrating a modified form of adjustingmeans.

Fig. 10 is a view similar to Fig. 7 ,showin a modified forni of reservoir in which the width of slot for receiving the applicator is adjustable.

Like parts are identified by the same ref- 'i' erence characters throughout they several views. Y

As illustrated in the drawings, my device has the handle H formed from a single bar bent upon itself to form the two side pieces 1 and 2. The side piece 1 terminates vin a collar 3 having a set screw 4. l In this collar 3 there -is mounted the paint reservoir 5 with the discharge opening 6. I provide an elbow extension 7 which may be screwed upon the reservoir 5. vI provide ay vented screw cap 8 which may be mounted upon the extension 7, as shownin Fig. 6, or directly upon the reservoir 5, as shown in Fig. 7 when the extension ,7 is not used.

Upon the end of the side piece 2, I mount the aXle 9 on which is rotatably mounted the sleeve 10 having made integral therewith the knurled striping roller 11. The parts are so disposed that when the reservoir '5 is mounted in the collar 3 and the sleeve V10 upon the axle 9, theperiphery of the roller 11 is'received into the reservo-ir 5 through its slot 6 (as illustrated in Figs.'6 and'7).

I will now describe the means whichI employ for adjusting the roller 11 relative to the reservoir 5. At the end of the handle H adjacent the collar 3 and the aXle'9, the side pieces 1 and 2 have circular enlargements 12 and 13 respectively. Centrally disposed in the enlargement 12 is the bore 14 through which passes the post 15 mounted centrally in the enlargement 13.l `Upon the outer end of this post 15, there is mounted the set screw 16 having the coil spring 17 disposed about the post 15 and between the set screw 16 and the outer face of the enlargement 12. Mounted upon the post 15, between the enlargements 12 and 13, is'the cam plate 18 having the cam shoulder y19 co-acting with the cam slot in the enlargement 12. The plate 18 has the operating finger plate 21 suitably disposed relative to the handle H.

I will now describe the modiiied form of adjusting means, illustrated inV Fig. 9. In this form, I interpose a resilient cushion of rubber or other suitable material between the pieces 1 and 2, upon the post 15, and mount the set screw 16 on the vpost 15 so that it bears directly upon the side piece 1.

I also provide a guide rod 23 suitably mounted upon the side piece 2 by the set screw 24.

In the modified construction illustrated in Fig. 10, the reservoir 5 may, if desired, be permanently mounted in the handle Sleeve 3. The slot 6 in the reservoir is equal in width to the largest size of applicator roller 11 to be used therewith. The eective width of the slots 6, however, may be varied by means of a plug threaded into the end of the reservoir and rotatable upon its threads to enlarge or restrict the opening into which lthe applicator roller 11 projects.

When it is desired to make stripes of va rying width with the apparatus shown in Figures 1 to 7 inclusive, it is necessary to replace both the reservoir and the applicator 11. The applicator must iirst be swung clear of the slot in the reservoir, the reservoir must be freed from its retaining collar 3 and withdrawn therefrom, the applicatorv must be removed from its post 9, and a new reservoir and applicator successively positioned to interact in the manner shown. The manipulation required for the inter- Change vof reservoirs involves the necessity of resetting the newly positioned reservoir with suiiicient accuracy so that the end margins of the slot 6 therein will be substantially concentric with the applicator roller 11. The reservoir must likewise be located accurately in an aXialdirection in ordei1 that its margins at the sides of slot 6 may be substantially symmetrically disposed with re'ference to the applicator.

In the vconstruction shown in Fig. 10, the reservoir is permanently mounted and a change in width of stripe involvesfonly a change of applicator and an' adjustment of the plug 25, thelatter adjustment being relatively simple. It will be noted further that the adjustment of plug 25 makes it possible to compensate 'for wear in the device and thus prolong the life thereof.

VF rom the foregoingdescribed details of construction of my device, its use and operation willrbe obvious. It will be noted that the operator pressing upon the plate 2l causes the pieces 1 and 2 to separate, thus moving the periphery of the roller 11 somewhat from the slot 6 of the reservoir 5, allowing the marking fluid inthe reservoir v5. to ecape upon the periphery of the roller 11 by which it is spread upon the surface to be treated. By the use of the construction illustrated in Fig. 8, the operator can readily control the iiow of the fluid. Where such variable control is not required, the modiiied form of adjusting means, illustrated in Fig. 9, may be employed. In this form,"the adjustinent of the screw 16 determines a iiXed degree of flow.y It is to be noted that, by the use of the elbowextension 7, I can-supply' the fluid from a level above the plane of the slot 6, as shown in Fig. 1. This is an especially valuable feature when the device is to be used for striping the underside of a surface. as the tool must then be operated from below the surface to be'v treated. It will be noted that the elboweXtensionM, in# eluding cap 8, terminates at a lradial dis; tance from the axis'of the reservoir which` is, within the radius from such axis of the most remote peripheral portion of roll 11 so that the reservoir will not-contact the surface en gaged by roll 11 but will, nevertheless, be adapted to feed paint to such roll.

lVhile I have described a knurledmetal wheel for use as an applicator, I would .not`

regard a rubber or composite wheel as being outside of the scope of the invention.` It is also to be noted that the guide member 23 is interchangeable inits clamp with anydesired form of guide member for spe-l cial work and for some lpurposes I have used to advantage a guide member having a socketed end in which atip of rawhide is replaceably receivable. For special worlgjI may also substitute for the vent inthe cap 8 a spring pressed plunger to exert 'pressure on the liquid within the reservoir to feed-it to the applicator. t f f I claim: "j Y .v1 1. In a striping device, the combination with a handle provided with two relatively movable arms, of a slotted reservoir upon one of said arms, a roller upon `the other operating in the slot in the reservoir, a spring acting on said arms in a directionv to press said roller into said slot, and a manually operable leverprovided with an arm spreading means opposing said spring, yand adapted forV the regulation of clearance between said roller and said reservoir. f

2. In a striping device, the combination of a fork, a slotted reservoir Vmounted on'one branch of said fork, an applicator mounted on the other branch, resilient means adapted to compress said fork to introduce said applicator into said reservoir, and manually opere ated means adapted to expand said'fork.

3. In a striping dev-ice, the combination of a handle comprising a rod bent uponitself, a reservoir removably mounted on one end of said rod, a marking wheel removably mounted upon the other end, a post mounted in one side of saidv handle and .passing through the other side, a set screw Yupon said post, a spring about said post and disposed between said set screw and the side of the handle through which said post passes, an oscillating plate mounted upon said post and disposed between the sides of the handle, a cam shoulder upon said plate received in a cam slot in the side through which the post passes, and a finger plate extending from said plate over said handle.

4. In a striping device, the combination with a reservoir provided with a slotted wall and a roller rotatably mounted to turn in the slot, of a cap for said reservoir and an elbow engageable with said reservoir alternatively with said cap, and having its terminal portion no more distant from the axis of the reservoir than the most remote periphery of said roller, whereby said elbow is adapted to hold liquid and feed such liquid to the roller without engaging a surface upon which said roller is operating in the application of such liquid.

5. In a striping device, the combination with a reservoir having a slotted wall and a wall portion threaded to said reservoir so as to be adjustable to vary the width of the slot, of a roll mounted to turn in said slot.

6. In a striping device, the combination with a reservoir having a slotted wall and a wall portion threaded to said reservoir so as to be adjustable to vary the width of the slot, of a roll mounted to turn in said slot, and a mounting for said roll upon which said roll is interchangeable with other rolls.

7 In a striping' device, the combination with a reservoir having a slotted wall and a wall portion adjustable to vary the width of the slot, of a roll mounted to turn in said slot, and a mounting for said roll upon which said roll is interchangeable with other rolls, said wall -section being threaded to said reservoir for adjustment with respect thereto.

8. The combination with a reservoir having a slot in its wall, of an applicator mounting connected with said reservoir upon which applicators of diierent widths are interchangeable, an applicator upon said mounting rotatable in the slot of the reservoir, and a member axially adjustable with respect to said reservoir across a portion of the slot therein, whereby to adjust the width of such slot with respect to the width of the applicator on said mounting.

9. The combination with a reservoir having a slot in its wall, of an applicator mounting connected with said reservoir upon which applicators of diierent widths are interchangeable, an applicator upon said mounting rotatable in the slot of the reservoir, and a member axially adjustable with respect to said reservoir across a portion of the slot therein, whereby to adjust the width of such slot with respect to the width of the applicator on said mounting, said member comprising a plug threaded to said reservoir.

10. The combination with a reservoir having a slot in its wall, of an applicator mounting connected with said reservoir'upon which applicators of different widths are interchangeable, Van applicator upon said mounting rotatable in the slot of the reservoir, and a member axially adjustable with respect to said reservoir across a portion of the slot therein, whereby to adjust the width of such slot with respect to the width of the applicator on said mounting, and manually operable means for moving said mounting with respect to said reservoir.

1l. In a striping device, the combination of a fork; a slotted reservoir mounted on one branch of said fork; an applicator mounted on the other branch; and means for moving said applicator yinto and out of said reservoir.

12. In a striping device, the combination of two relatively movable members; a reservoir mounted upon one of said members; a: roller mounted upon the other of said members and so disposed as to be movable into and out of said reservoir by the relative movement of said members; a spring acting to compress said members in relation to each other; and a lever provided with means adapted to separate said members against the action of said spring.

BENJAMIN S. STARCH.

Classifications
U.S. Classification401/220, 33/42
International ClassificationB44D3/22
Cooperative ClassificationB44D3/225
European ClassificationB44D3/22B