US 1994335 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
March 12, 1935. J. CHURAN 1,994,335
. I GQMBINED BRUSH REST AND WIPER I Filed April 3, 1954 2 I LIZ J7 J5 J6 J 5 .10 J6 1 IHIH I blames Obi/ran INVENTOR wayam% ATTORNEYS atented Mar. 12, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
wherein the same can be'placed in the open end of a can, particularly one holding paint, and when in position will serve as a wiper for the paint brush to avoid the paint falling into the cover groove at the open end of the can or from running over the side of such can and also such brush can be brought to rest when not being used, without liability of paint getting upon the handle of the brush, so that the latter is maintained in good order and the waste of paint is avoided.
Another object of the invention is the provision of an attachment of this character, wherein the same is novel in its make-up so as to permit it to be readily and conveniently applied to a can, particularly one holding paint, and is serviceable for the wiping of a brush and also for the holding of the brush when not in use, and, additionally, will secure a strainer cloth to the open end of the can for the straining of paint poured thereinto.
A further object of the invention is the provision of an attachment of this character which is simple in construction, thoroughly reliable'and efiicient in its purposes, readily and easily applied to and removed from a can, durable. and inexpensive to manufacture.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described in detail, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, which discloses the preferred embodiment of the invention, and pointed out in the claim hereunto appended.
In the accompanying drawing:
Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of a paint can with the cover or lid removed and showing the attachment applied thereto, while by dotted lines is shown the brush in position for the wiping thereof by the attachment.
Figure 2 is a view similar to Figure 1 showing the attachment holding a strainer cloth or fabric at the open mouth of the can.
Figure 3 is a top plan view showing by dotted lines the paint brush at rest. A
Figure 4 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view.
Similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views in the drawing.
Referring to the drawing in detail, A designates generally a portion of a can, the same being shown open at its top and, as usual, is provided with the groove or channel 10 for the fitting of a cover or lid to this open end, the lid, or cover being not shown.
The attachment comprises a single length of wire B bent in partially circular form, as at 1'1, with the upstanding inverted substantially V-shaped bights 12, these being removed from the free ends of said wire B. The free ends 13 of this wire B are downwardly curved and are provided with the looped terminals or extremities 14, the end portions 13 next to the bights 12 being straight to provide seats'15 for overhanging engagement therewith of the loops 16 of an upwardly arched wiper strip 17.
The ends 18 of the wiper strip. 17 are downwardly and outwardly curled to present hooklike extremities, the strip being inherently springy, and these hook-like extremities 18 are engaged under the grooved or channeled mouth rim 19 of the cam A, while the circular portion 11 of the wire B rests within the groove or channel 10 in said rim 19 and likewise the extremities or ends 14 are engaged within the groove or channelslo, so that in this manner the wiping strip 17 will be made secure in the open end of the can A for the sweeping of a paint brush thereover to effect the wiping of the same, or to permit the said brush to be brought to rest upon the strip and the open end of the can, the wiping action of the brush being indicated at C in Figure 1 and the rest position at D in Figure 3 of the drawing.
In Figure 2 of the drawing there is shown a strainer cloth 20 disposed over the greater portion of the open end of the can A and this cloth is made secure by the circular portion 11 of the wire B and the hook-like extremities 18 of the wiper strip 17, so that when it is desired to pour paint into the can the said paint can be strained by the strainer cloth 20, the cloth being held secure both by the wire B and the wiper strip 1'7.
It is, of course, understood that the ends 13 of the wire B when engaged in the groove 10 in the rim 19, with the circular portion 11 of said wire resting in said groove, an upward tension is exerted on the loops 16 of the wiper strip 1'7, thus retaining the wiper strip secure in the open end of the can.
What is claimed is:
An attachment of the kind described comprising a wire member adapted to be brought to rest within a channeled rim of an open mouth of a can, a wiper strip interfitted with said member and booked with said rim, upwardly directed bights formed in the said member, and rest areas next to said bights for contact by the wiper strip.