US 2310533 A
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Feb. 9, "1943K- H R LINDELL V2,310,533 n l PAINT BRUSH RACK i Filed April 22, 1941 l bl' Patented Feb. 9, 1943 UNETED STATES PATENT GFFICE PAINT BRUSH RACK Hjalmar R. Lindell, Worcester, Mass. Application April 22, 1941, Serial No. 389,697
This invention relates to paint brush racks of the type adapted to be removably secured to a container.
Objects of the invention include the provision of an extensible rack having a pair of mutually adjustable supports adapted to be secured to the opposite side walls of a container, so that the rack is adjustable to suit containers of various sizes; the provision of a rack comprising a pair of supports ajustable to and from each other and connected by an extensible, telescoping cross bar which has spring clip or other holders thereon for mounting paint brushes; and the provision of a paint brush rack as aforesaid in which the extensible, telescoping member -is vertically adjustable on the supports.
Other objects and advantages will appear hereinafter.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawing, in which Fig. l is a front elevational View of the rack shown as mounted on the opposite walls of a container;
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of one of the supports, looking in the direction of arrow 2 in Fig. l;
Fig. 3 is a section on line 3-3 in Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is a section on line 4 4 in Fig. 1; and
Fig. 5 is a detail view of an end of one of the telescoping members.
A container of any kind or size is indicated at I0, this container having an open top. The paint brush rack here disclosed is to be mounted on the container so that the bristle ends of the brushes I2 may hang down in the container if desired.
The rack has a pair of elongated iiat striplike supports I4, each support having a row of apertures I6 therethru. A bracket comprising an inverted U-shaped strip or clip I8 is secured at the lower end of each support, so that the clips face each other in the manner shown, and a thumb screw or other fastener 20 is arranged to clamp a wall of `container I 0 against the inside leg of the clip.
A flat strip element 22 is formed with a bent rectangular collar or sleeve 24 at one end thereof, this sleeve being of a size to slidingly t a support I4. A pair of lugs 26 are provided on the outer surface of the sleeve to mount a pintle 28 for a lever 30. This lever has a. reduced finger 32 which will nt into any aperture I6, the nger being at one end of the lever, and the other end thereof being spring-pressed outwardly by a spring 34 to constantly urge the linger 32 to locking position in an aperture.
An elongated channel element 36 having flanges 38 to slidingly receive strip element 22 is provided at one end with a rectangular sleeve 40 similar to sleeve 24, to slidingly receive the other support I4. A spring-pressed lever 42 is pivotally mounted on the outer side of sleeve 4Q to lock it in vertically adjusted position on its support I4, similarly to the lever and spring on sleeve 24.
Generally U-shaped spring clips 44 are secured to opposite faces of elements 22 and 36, these clips being of any conventional or desired type, it being noted that element 22 can slide within flanges 38 to extend or retract the telescoping cross bar with no hindrance from the clips. Also, When the element 22 is moved to elongate the cross bar, more clips are usable, until at full extent, all sixteen clips shown may be used without any interference. Hence, the larger the container I0, the more brushes may be supported.
It will be seen from the above description that the rack 22, 36 may be extended to accommodate various sizes of containers I0, and that it may also be vertically adjusted to accommodate various lengths of brushes, or to cause all the brush bristles to enter paint, o-il, turpentine, or other substance 46 in the container, or to suspend all the brushes above the level of the container contents. Further, due to the spring clips 44, brushes of varying lengths may be gripped to place their bristles on the same level for simultaneous and even immersion.
Having described my invention and the advantages thereof, I do not wish to be limited to the details herein disclosed, otherwise than as set forth in the claims, but what I claim is:
1. A rack comprising a pair of spaced, par-v allel elongated members, a channel element slidably mounted on one member, and an element adapted to slide Within said channel element transversely to said members, meansto adjustably secure each element to a corresponding one of said members, and means on at least one element for holding paint brushes or the like.
2. A rack comprising a pair of spaced parallel elongated supports each having means at one end thereof for attachment to a container, an elongated element having sleeve means at each end for slidable attachment to a support, said element being longitudinally extensible, fastener means on each said sleeve means for selective securement in a plurality of positions on each support for vertical adjustment of said element, and means on said element for holding paint brushes in spaced relation.
3. A rack comprising a pair of elongated supports each having means for removable attachment to opposite sides of a container, said supports being adapted to extend vertically upwardly from said sides, a sleeve slidable on each support, an elongated element on each sleeve extending transversely of said supports and adapted to at least partially extend across said container, cooperating guide means on said elements whereby the latter form an extensible cross bar, movable means on said sleeves adapted to lock said cross bar in vertically adjusted position on said supports, and means on said cross bar for holding paint brushes or the like.
4. A rack as recited in claim 3 said brush holding means being on both elements.
5. A rack as recited in claim 1, said means for holding brushes being on both elements, said last named means extending in spaced units throughout the lengths of both elements.
6. In a paint brush rack for paint cans, a pair of uprights adapted to be detachably secured to the upper edge of the paint can ln spaced relation thereon, a transverse member adapted to be vertically adjustable on said uprights, paint brush holders on said member for supporting paint brushes so that the latter depend into the can, a sleeve at each end o'f said transverse member, each sleeve slidingly engaging an upright to adjustably secure the member in various positions of vertical adjustment. thereof, and locking means on each sleeve for locking engagement with an upright.
I-IJALMAR R. LINDELL.