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Publication numberUS2071169 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 16, 1937
Filing dateSep 17, 1935
Priority dateOct 10, 1934
Publication numberUS 2071169 A, US 2071169A, US-A-2071169, US2071169 A, US2071169A
InventorsLeslie Killik William
Original AssigneeLeslie Killik William
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Artist's color box
US 2071169 A
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ARTIsT's COLOR BOX Filed Sept. 17, 1935 2 Sheets-Shee'fl 1 I?? venian- Feb. 16, 1937.

w. 1 KILLIK ARTISTs COLOR Box Filed sept. 17, 1935 2 sheelts-sneetz @Y www Patented Feb. 16, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Application September 17, 1935, Serial No. 40,886 In Great Britain October 10, 1934 9 Claims.

This invention relates to artists color boxes.

As hitherto generally constructed, artists color boxesl have the lid of the box provided with two or more depressions of curved cross-sectional outline, which, when the lid is open, form a series of shallow troughs or wells in which the color may be mixed. An additional surface is sometimes provided in the form. of a flat plate which is hinged to the body of the box so as to fold therein and be covered by the lid when the box is closed.

With arrangements such as those' just described it is found that in mixing the colors it is possible for onev color to be readily contaminated by the other, and, further, when the box is closed any liquid which may be in the troughs or wells will run into the box and wet the cakes of color, brushes or other contents, in addition to causing the box to present av dirty and untidy appearance.

The present invention has for its object certain improvements designed to avoid the aforesaid objections, and according to which there is provided in the body of the box adjacent each receptacle for a cake of color, a surface onwhich color may be mixed.

In carrying the invention into effect, according to one form of the invention the box is provided with a longitudinal partition disposed in suitably spaced relationship to one of the side walls of the box and forming a receptacle for the brushes.

Extending from the said partition across the box to the other wall are suitably spaced partitions dividing the box into a series of compartments which are again divided by means of partitions extending transversely of the first partitions to provide cavities or receptacles for the cakes of color, the bottoms of the unoccupied parts of the compartments serving as surfaces on which the color can be mixed. Preferably the receptacles for the cakes of color are alternately arranged at the inner and outer end of the compartments.

According to another modification, two series of receptacles for cakes of color are provided, one series arranged along one side of the box and the other along the other side.

Running lengthwise of the box and extending between the aforesaid two series of receptacles is a space designed for the reception of brushes.

The arrangement of the receptacles for the colors and the surfaces for mixing the color may be `the same in each series as that previously described, that is to say, the receptacles for the be placed alternately at the inner and colors may outer ends of the surfaces. In this case the sur faces may form part of independent trays which are placed inA staggered relationship one with respect to the other, their dimensions being such as to leave'ay space at one end to contain the cake of color.

'I'he cakes of Ycolor may be of oblong rectangular, square, triangular, round or of any other desired outline.

According to a further modification, the box or container is of circular form, the cakes of color being radially disposed, the spaces between them forming surfaces upon which the color may be mixed.

In this arrangement, the colors may either be contained within box-like cavities having four upstanding walls, or a sheet of metal may be pierced and a portion of the metal on the undersideV and upon opposite sides or the sides and ends of the opening be turned or bent downwards to enclose the cake of color, the upper surface of which lies more or less in the plane of the upper surface of the plate.

In the iirst case the cavities radiate from a central portion enclosed by a circular wall, the space within which is provided with walled cavities or is otherwise adapted to contain` one or more cakes of color.

The invention will now be described with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:-

Fg. 1 is a perspective view of one form of color box according to the present invention. Y

Fig. 2y is a similar view of an alternative form of color box.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a further form of the invention.

Figs. 4 and 5 are respectively upper and underside perspective views of an alternative arrangement for holding the cakes of color within .a circular outer container. 4

Referring to Fig. 1 of the accompanying drawings,` l indicates the body portion of a paint box land 2f the hinged lid therefor.

Extending from end to end of the inside of the body portion l is a member 3 which is arranged in spaced relationship to and parallel with the, forward vertical wall of the said body portion, and forms with said wall a compartment 4 for containing brushes.

Extending between the rear vertical wall of the body Yportion l and the rear surface of the member 3 is a series of strips 5 arranged in spaced relationship one tothe other and spaced apart to form cavities, each ofwhich cavities is divided into twoy portions by a partition 6, the portions l being designed to contain cakes of color and the bottoms of the portions 8 forming paint mixing surfaces.

The partitions 5 are so arranged that when the cakes of color are placed in the aforementioned portions 'I of the cavities they are alternately disposed at the inner and outer ends of the latter.

In the modification shown in Fig. 2 the body portion I contains a pair of longitudinally extending parallel members 9, which form, along the middle portion of said body portion, a brush receptacle 9a and front and rear compartments along which are arranged in staggered formation frame-like bodies Ill which divide the said compartments into cavities I2 and I3.

The cavities I2 are designed to each contain a cake of color, and the bottom of each of the cavities I3 form a paint mixing surface.

It will be readily seen that when cakes of color are placed in the cavities I2 of the respective front and rear compartments they are alternately disposed at the inner and outer ends of the said cavities.

`According to the modification shown in Fig. 3 the box is circular and the body portion I4 thereof is provided with a slip-on lid I5.

Disposed within the body portion I4 is a metal disc I6 upon which is soldered or otherwise suitably secured a strip I 'I bent around a circular centre portion I8 to form a series of radially disposed pockets I9 for cakes of color, the intervening portions of the said disc forming paint mixing surfaces 20.

Secured within the aforesaid circular centre portion I8 is a disc 2| provided with perforations 22 each designed to receive a cake o-f color, and provided upon said centre portion are upwardly extending bifurcated lugs 23 designed to carry brushes. Y

Instead of the disc I6 being provided with pockets I9 as just described, it may be provided with rectangular perforations 24 provided at their edges with downwardly extending projections 25 designed toengage and hold cakes of color in position when inserted into the said perforations, upwardly extending bifurcated lugs 26 being provided for the purpose of carrying brushes;

I claim:

1. An artists color box comprising a body portion; and means within said body portion for receiving spaced cakes of color and holding each of the latter adjacent a mixing surface provided Within said means for the color from the respective cake one of said surfaces being located between each pair of color cakes and the body portion thereof.

2. An artists color box comprising a body portion; a longitudinal member disposed within said body portion and in spaced relationship to one of the walls thereof to form therewith, and with a part of the bottom of said body portion, a receptacle for brushes; transverse members forming with said longitudinal member and the wall opposite the rst mentioned wall, cavities; and partitions within said cavities which divide each of the latter into two parts, one of which parts serves to receive a cake of color, and the bottom of the other of which parts forms a mixing surface for the color from the respective cake.

3. An artists color box, comprising a body portion; a longitudinal member disposed within said body portion and in spaced relationship to one of the walls thereof to form therewith, and with a part of the bottom of said body portion, a receptacle for brushes; transverse members forming with said longitudinal member and the Wall opposite the first mentioned wall, cavities; and partitions within said cavities which divide each of the latter into two parts, one of which parts serves to receive a cake of color, and the bottom 0f the other of which parts forms a mixing surface for the color from the respective cake, the arrangement being such that the cakes of color when placed in said receptacles are alternately disposed at the inner and outer ends of said cavities.

4. An artists color box, comprising a body portion; a pair of members within said body portion, extending longitudinally thereof, and arranged in spaced relationship one to the other and to the front and rear walls of said body portion, to form respectively a receptacle for brushes, and front and rear compartments; members Within said front and rear compartments which form series of cavities therein; some of which cavities constitute receptacles for cakes of color, and the bottom of each of the other of which cavities a mixing surface on which color from a respective cake may be mixed.

5. An artists color box, comprising a body portion; a pair of members within said body portion,

extending longitudinally thereof, and arranged in spaced relationship one to the other and to the front and rear Walls of said body portion, to form respectively a receptacle for brushes, and front and rear compartments; frame-like members within said front and rear compartments which form series of cavities therein, some of which cavities constitute receptacles for cakes of color, and the bottom of each of the other of which cavities a mixing surface on which color from a respective cake may be mixed, the arrangement being such that the cakes of color when placed in said receptacles are alternately disposed at the front and rear portions of said compartments.

6. An artists color box comprising a circular body portion; and means designed to hold a plurality of cakes of color radially Within said body portion 'at each side of `color mixing surfaces, there being one of the latter for each cake Y of color.

7. An artists color box comprising a circular body portion; and a plate fitting within said body portion; a plurality of horizontally disposed substantially U-shaped bodies secured to the upper surface of said disc to form a series of radially arranged pockets open at their upper ends to each receive a cake of color, and extending along opposite sides of paint mixing surfaces upon said plate, there being one such surface for each cake of color.

8. An artists color box comprising a circular body portion; a plate fitting within said body portion, and a plurality of series of lugs projecting from the surface of said plate, each of said series being adapted to receive and hold in. position a cake of color, the arrangement being such that said cal es,'when so held in position, are each located radially within said circular body portion and along opposite sides of mixingsurfaces forthe respective cakes.

9. An artists color box, in combination with a body, comprising means for supporting a plurality of cakes of color inY spaced relation to each other, said means including respective color mixing surfaces adjacent to, and between each color cake.

WILLIAM LESLIE KILLIK.

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US3446337 *Mar 22, 1966May 27, 1969Blackmon Laura MaeArtists' supply cases
US4638909 *Oct 11, 1984Jan 27, 1987Ford Thomas EContainer for retaining paint
US5249667 *Oct 5, 1990Oct 5, 1993Mlc Technologies, Inc.Apparatus for maintaining optimum artist's pigment media characteristics and method of making same
Classifications
U.S. Classification206/1.8
International ClassificationB44D3/04
Cooperative ClassificationB44D3/04
European ClassificationB44D3/04