US 2321492 A
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June 8, 1943. w. E. KINNEY 2,321,492
PAINT BRUSH WIPER I Filed Nov. 17, 1941 A lmruqy Inventor I Patented June 8, 1943 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
My invention relates to an improved paint brush wiper for paint cans, and the primary object of my invention is to provide an arrangement of this character which enables the brush to be wiped efiiciently and in a manner to cause the surplus paint thus removed from the brush 8 l2, the 8's running in opposite directions at the opposite end of the bar Ill.
The convolutions of the S-shapes are so proportioned as to support the bar I at a level somewhat above the top of the can, and to depress the convolutions l3 to a point below the to entirely flow back into the can without accumulating in the trough or upon other parts of the exterior of the can.
Another important object of my invention is to provide a simple, inexpensive wiper of the character indicated which is easily applied and removed from the can and can be used several times over.
Other important objects and advantages of my invention will be apparent from a reading of the following description taken in connection with the appended drawing, wherein for purposes of illustration I have shown a preferred embodiment of my invention.
In the drawing Figure 1 is a general side elevational view representing a paint can and showing the device of the invention applied thereto.
Figure 2 is a top plan view of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a fragmentary transverse sectional view taken through Figure 2 along the line 33 and looking upwardly in the direction of the arrows.
Referring in detail to the drawing, the numeral 5 generally designates the conventional form of paint can including the annular top 6 with the channel-shaped depending trough I and the turned over inward edge 8 which forms the seat for the can cover (not shown), all in a well known manner. When a paint brush after dipping in the paint in the can is wiped along the turned over edge 8 a considerable portion of the paint flows into the trough I, which soon fills and overflows down the outside of the can, with the well known inconvenience. contamination of the outside of the can and to more efliciently and evenly remove the surplus paint from the brush as it is withdrawn from the can, I provide the attachment, herein generally designated by the numeral 9, and preferably formed of galvanized heavy wire or similarly suitable material and comprising essentially a horizontal bar 10 at least as wide as and preferably wider than the brush used, but substantially shorter than the diametrical measurement of the opening II in the top of the paint can. On each end of th horizontal bar I8 is a reclining To eliminate this top of the can and to enable the convolution H to reach over the turned over edge 8, when the device is in position on the can.
The convolution H has its vertical downwardly directed part pointed as indicated by the numeral 15 to provide a piercing, element to be forced through the web of the trough l to anchor the device in position on the can, for use. The points 15 can be forced into a sufficient engagement with the trough 1 with relatively little pressure or by slight hammering, and then can easily be -re moved for use on another can. As. shown in Figure 2 of the drawing, the wipers 9 are usually applied at one side of center of the can, so as to give adequate access to the paint within the can. It will also be noticed that within obvious limits a wiper of a certain size can be applied to cans of diiferent sizes due to the off-center application thereof.
As the paint is wiped from the brush by contacting the brush with the horizontal bar l0, such of the paint as fails to drop directly into the can will flow along the dependent loop and drop therefrom, without any paint reaching the trough I.
Although I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be definitely understood that I do not wish to limit the application of the invention thereto, except as may be required by the scope of the subjoined claim.
Having described the claimed as new is:
A brush wiper for attachment to an internal edge flange of a paint can comprising a straight bar, a pair of U-shaped extensions at opposite ends of said bar, respectively,- on one and the same side thereof forming paint draining portions, and a pair of hook-shaped sharp pointed terminals forming outstanding continuations of invention, what is said extensions, respectively, on the same side of the bar as said extensions and for thrusting through said flange and straddling the same, said bar, extensions and terminals being arranged in a common plane.
-WALLACE E. KINNEY.