US 1994225 A
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March 12, 1935. w, N. LURcoTT 1,994,225
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Patented Mar. 12, 1935 PAINTERS EAsELV fvvinfrai N. Lernort, Elizabeth, N. J.' Application Januaryf25, 1932,' Serial `No. Y588,571
Among the principal objects which the present invention has inview are: To economize in floor space when the easel isin service; to increase the durability of the easel; to providemeans vforerranging canvasses during application of paint thereto; to accommodate `the `light in which the same are being painted; to furnish a bench for holding various articles when not employed; to provide an adjustable picture lighting attachment for said easel; and to facilitate the transportation or movement of the easel when shifting the location thereof. f l
Figure 1 is a'front view of an easelV constructed and arranged in accordance with the present invention. y l n Figure 2 is a side view of the same.
Figure 3 is a detailed View in vertical section4 A the easel is provided and adjustable supporting Vto slide when in service.
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Description: A The easel is primarily designed to supplythe needs of what is known as class-room easels. 'IoV this end a metallic tube or pipe section 8 is suitably mounted in a low tripod 9, a threaded boss 10 being preferably employed therefor.
The tripod 9 has two rearwardly extending rely atively short legs 1l and a relatively heavy and somewhat elongated forwardly extending leg 12.
Each of the legs llhas a serrated foot 14 which overcomes any tendency on the part of the easel Each of the said legs has mounted thereon, wheels 15.V The wheels 15 are so disposed that the periphery thereof is removed from iioor when the easel is in service position as when the tube 8 is vertically disposed. When the easel is tilted backwards, the wheels 15 are brought in contact with the floor and the feet 14 are lifted therefrom. In this position it is obvious the easel can be trundled or rolled toany desired location, where, by setting the easel upright, the wheels 15 are removed from the floor and the easel is disposed in established position. i
To overcome any tendency for the easel to topple backwards, the leg 12 which extends to the front vof the easel in service is furnished with a heavy weighted foot member 16. The weight Vof the foot member 13 overcomes any inclination of the easel to tilt backwards.
ber 1,9 integrally formed therewith. The wedge member 19 has a concave surface whichzts the tube 8 snugly. Said member is also provided with a socket to receive the end of a thumb screw 20, as best seen in Fig. 3 of the drawing. The screw 20 is extended through a tapped perforation in an oval ring 21. I Y
By means of this construction it will be seen that whenever the screw .20 is set up, the wedge 19 is pressed hard against the tube 8 to frictionallygrip the same. It will also be seen that all weight imposed upon the bracket 17 has a tendency to force the `wedge tightly against-,the tube 8. Y
In service the canvas is held between the lower bracket 1,7 and an upper bracket 22. The upper bracket 22 has extended arms on which the curved receptacles 23 are formed. These are adapted to overhang and hold the edge of the canvas thereunder. This bracket is free to move up and down upon the tube 24.
The tube 24 is preferably of sucient length to extend toadjacent the bottom of the tube 8, when the pipe T 25 with which the said tube is provided rests upon the collar 26 of the bracket 22 and when the said bracket is in its lowest position as shown in Figure 2, of the drawing.
The tube 24 is held in adjusted position by means of a thumb screw 27. The adjustment thus afforded provides for the arrangement of the extension arm 28 which carries an electric lighting bulb 29 and reflector 3G therefor. The bulb 29 and reflector 30 are provided to throw light upon a canvas being worked upon. The current for the bulb 29 is delivered through the wires 40 equipped with a switch 3l.
From the above it will be seen that in service canvases of `various sizes may be mounted in various positions to be held between the brackets 17 and 22. It will also be seen that the lighting attachment carrying the bulbs 29 may be adjusted to suit the canvas mounted between the said brackets. It will also be noted that the canvas can be tilted in the said brackets to suit the desires of various artists and the exigencies of light in the various locations. The extension arm 28 may be moved in and out in front of the canvas to be firmly secured in position by the thumb screw 32.
The easel is equipped with a removable table 33 providedV to hold brushes and various accessories or equipments with which the artist is Working.
The table 33 is provided with a bracket 34 at the end of which a grappling hook 35 is mounted, which hook 'as shown best in Figure 4 has arms 36 that extend under a supporting ring 3'7, in the upper surface whereof a groove is formed to re? ceive the hook 35.
When the table 33 is adjusted in workingr posi, -tion upon the ring 37, it will be found that Vthe table can be moved freely around the`tube'8 as far as permitted by the set screw 38 whichV extends through the ring 37 to engage the said tube in a frictional grip.Y
. When desired to disengag'e the table 33 from the ring 37, it becomes only necessary to lift the forward end of thek said table to freethe arms 36 from the ring 37 when the hook 35 may be lifted from the groove 39 in the ring 37. y f' VIt will be observed that the parts constituting the present easel may be dissociated and packed within small compassfor travel, transportation or storage, to be readily and quickly reassembled when desired for service.
' It Will also be observed that the floor space occupied by the legs 12 and 13 is relatively small as compared With the iioor space occupied by most easeljs.
Also it will be noted that the structure when in service will not interfere with the YView of other artists or students working about a given object as is customary in art schools.
1. An artists easel comprising an easelemn bodying telescopic members; a canvas supporting bracket slidably mounted Yon one of' said members; means for maintaining said bracket 'in adjusted position; a second bracket for engaging the upper edge of a canvas when supported by the first mentioned bracket; a supporting base for said standard embodying a plurality of legs,Y
one of said legs projecting therefrom in the same general direction as the brackets so as to underlie the same and being weighted to maintain the working position of saideasel, and certain of' said legs having rollingfmembers for trundling said easel and parts associated therewith; and means associated with said legs in -juxtaposed relation to said rolling membersfor lifting said rolling members from servicepositon when said easelis in vertical position.y
the rst mentiQned bracket; a supporting base f;
for said easel embodying a plurality of legs, one of said legs projecting` therefrom inthe same general direction as the brackets so as tounderlie the same and'being Weighted .to maintain'fthe Working position of said easel; and certain ofV said legs `having rolling membersfor trundling 25 said easel' and parts associated therewith; and
meansassociated 'Withsaid legs in juxtaposed relation tosaid rolling members for lifting said rolling members from service position when vsaid easelis in Vertical position, saidmeans embodying a plurality of feet integrally formed with their associated legs and adapted to Vlift said wheels from their supportingrelation to said' easel.V
3. An artists easelcomprising an uprightporf" tion and a tripod supporting` said upright portion,
brackets onsaid upright portion projecting latf. l erally therefrom, said tripod havinga leg projecting therefrom in the same general' direction as said brackets' so 'as to underlie the same and to receive downward pressure transmitted in use to the brackets thereby preventing the easel from tilting forwardly, the sameV leglikewise being weighted to prevent normalpre'ssuresappliedv from the front toward the upright tilting the easel backward. f