US 2402374 A
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June 18, 1946. HCORN M" 2,402,374
BRUS'H RACK Filed Feb. 1.4, 1945 In veuto rs (/QSQPH hf COR/v, FERD E. ScOTT,
am zweyfi Patented June 18, 1946 BRUSH RACK Joseph H. Corn and Ferd E. Scott,
ApplicationFebruary 14, 1945, Serial No. 577,860
1 Claim. (01.243-110) This invention relates to a noveland improvedbrush holder in the form of .a simple and practical rack, the same being especially, but not necessarily, adapted for suspension on the interior of a paper hanger's paste pot or bucket to provide a handy and reliable rack for the paste brush 'when the latter is not in use.
Briefly, the invention is characterized by a simple and expedient hanger, this having hooklike clips at its upper end to engage over the wall of the bucket, being provided at its lower end with an inwardly and laterally extending ledge fomiing the rack for the brush head, and
further provided with a laterally and outwardly projecting spacing prong to rest against the bucket.
In carrying out the preferred embodiment of the invention, we utilize a simple plate which is stamped out to provide the aforementioned attaching clips, the adjacent upper end of the plate being notched to accommodate the handle of the brush, the lower end of the plate being bent laterally inward to form the ledge and including spaced fingers to allow the surplus paste to drip back into the bucket.
Other features and advantages will become more readily apparent from the following description and the accompanying illustrative drawing."
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a paste brush rack constructed in accordance with the principles of the invention and showing the manner in which it is constructed and used.
Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof detached from the bucket.
Figure 3 is a central verticalsection taken approximately on the plane of the line '3--3 of Figure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Reference :being had to the drawing by distinguishing reference numerals, it will be seen that the attachment, as a unit, is denoted by the numeral 4 and comprises a substantially rectangular plate 5 having a clearance notch 6, on opposite sides of which are hook-like clips I, the latter adapted to removably snap over the rim of the wall of the bucket B. The lower end of the plate is bent laterally inward to form a gutter-like ledge 9 which provides the rack proper. This ledge is notched at longitudinally spaced points to define curvate seating and retaining fingers "I. These are spaced apart sufliciently to allow the paste, that is, the loose paste upon ,the brush head, to drip back intothe bucket. The central tongue which is seen and noted at H 2 to form a-rest and spacing member. This bears against the wall of the bucket and holds the attachment 4 at the desired angle to promote best results.
The head of the brush rests in the rack, as is obvious, and the handle of the brush (not shown) projects up and above the clearance notch 8 where it is readily available for use. I
The description implies, in the main, that the invention is primarily adapted for use by paper hangers, this for the purpose of conveniently supporting the paste brush when not in use. We
desire, however, to bring out the fact that an attachment of this type is also useful as a practicable hanger for paint brushes. It may have other uses as well, but the primary intentions have been to provide an accessory to fulfill the needs of painters and paper hangers.
Also, the description suggests that the preferred embodiment of the invention is in the form of a stamped plate. We" desire it tobe understood, though, that any suitable material and shape is to be taken into consideration. For example, a device of this type, that is, one including a body with suspension hooks and a fingered ledge may be constructed, it is believed, from wire. ,That is to say, an open-work wire structure might also accomplish the same purposes as the plate design herein depicted and described.
It is thought that persons skilled in the art to which the invention relate will be able to obtain a clear understanding of the invention after considering the description in connection with the drawing. Therefore, a more lengthy description is regarded as unnecessary.
Minor changes in the shape, size and arrangement of details coming within the field of invention claimed may be resorted to in actual practice, if desired.
As a new article of manufacture, a paste and paint bucket attachment to hold a brush in a readily available position within the confines of a conventional bucket comprising a substantially rectangular plate, said plate being proportioned is struck out and then bent laterally outwardly nd retaining hooks, the lower central edge p01- tion of said plate being struck-out to define to. linger, said finger being bent laterally outward in. relation to the body portion of the plate to rest against the wall of the bucket and to space the plate from said bucket. the remainder of the lower edge 91' theplate being bent into a ledge of gutter-like form to accommodate and