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Publication numberUS2436924 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 2, 1948
Filing dateMay 11, 1945
Priority dateMay 11, 1945
Publication numberUS 2436924 A, US 2436924A, US-A-2436924, US2436924 A, US2436924A
InventorsHansen Einer F
Original AssigneeHansen Einer F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Painter's accessory
US 2436924 A
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PAINTER S ACCESSORY Filed May 11, 1945 INVENTOR. EINER E HANSEN BYm/MhW ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 2, 1948 UNITED STATES PATENT? OF E Application May 11, 1945, Serial No. 593,305

2 Claims. (Cl. 211-65) This invention relates to painters accessories and has particular reference to a combined strainer and brush supporting mechanism.

An object of the invention is the provision of a device which is adapted to be applied to a paint can, whereby a paint brush may be supported thereon temporarily during painting operations or stored permanently in position to prevent the brush from drying out. 7

Another object of the invention is the provision of a device which may be applied to a paint can, whereby excess paint may be removed from a paint brush during painting operations.

The foregoing objects and other advantages of the invention will become more apparent as the description proceeds, reference being made from time to time to the accompanying drawings forming part of the within disclosure, in whichsaid drawings:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a device embodying my invention.

Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1 with the brush rack in extended position for permanently supporting one or more brushes.

Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the device illustrated in Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary detail showing the manner in which the brush supporting rack is mounted.

Fig. 5 is an enlarged fragmentary detail showing an end portion of the device illustrated in Fig. 1.

Fig. 6 is a perspective view of a paint can with my improved device in position thereon, and

illustratingthe manner in which excess paint may be removed from a brush.

Fig. '7 is a perspective view of a paint can showing the brush rack in extended position, whereby a plurality of brushes may be supported with their bristles suspended in the paint to prevent too rapid drying.

Fig. 8 is a perspective view of a paint can equipped with my improved device and illustrating the manner in which the same may be utilized as a paint strainer.

Fig. 9 is a perspective view of a paint can with my device in position to temporarily support a paint brush during painting operations.

Referring now more particularly to the drawings, it will be understood that in the embodiment herein disclosed, my improved device consists of an arcuate body member II which may be made of a metal, plastic, or other suitable material and which is provided with a rolled edge l2 terminating in a depending flange [3 adapted to 2 fit over the rim of a paint can as illustrated in Figs. 6, 7, 8, and 9.

The body member H is provided with a con cave central area M which is perforated as at I5, and which serves as a paint strainer, and which permits excess paint to return to the interior of the paint can when a paint brush is temporarily supported on the device. The inside edge iii of the body member I l is downwardly inclined to provide a scraper for removing excess paint from a brush during painting operations.

At either side of the body member ll ears I! and I8 are upwardly bent to provide bearing members for the brush rack Ill. The brush rack is is preferably made of a heavy wire bent and rebent as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 to provide resilient grips as at 20 for the insertion of one or more paint brushes.

The ends of the rack l9 are inserted through suitable apertures in the ears l1 and I8, and are bent and rebent as shown in Figs. 1, 2, and 4 so that the rack l9 may be swung into retracted position as shown in Fig. l, and into extended position as shown in Fig. 2.

The ends 2| and 22 of the rack l9 serve as stops adapted to engage the under side of the body member I I, Fig. 2, to maintain the rack IS in horizontal position when the rack is is employed to support the brushes on the interior of the can.

When it is desired to use the device as a temporary support, Fig. 9, for the paint brushes during painting operations, the rack is is folded back into retracted position as shown in Figs. 1, 6, and 9, in which position it is out of the way so that the interior of the paint can may be reached and the scraper edge It may be emloyed by the painter.

When it is desired to use the device as a paint strainer, the rack [9 may be extended as shown in Fig. 2, and when it is desired to employ the device as a permanent support for a plurality of paint brushes as shown in Fig. 7, the rack I9 is swung in extended position as shown in Fig. 2 so that the brushes may be hung in a vertical manner with their bristles extending into the paint. I

It will be seen by the foregoing description that I have disclosed a novel device which has many applications and uses in the painting trade.

Having described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. In a device of the character described, an arcuate body portion having a rolled edge adapted to be supported over the edge of a paint can, a concave central portion having a plurality of apertures therein, and a brush rack comprising a wire bent and rebent upon itself, pivotly mounted 'on said body portion.

2. A perforated concave body member having an areuate edge adapted to be press fitted over the edge of a. paint can, upwardly extending ears on said body member, and a. brush rack, comprising a wire bent and rebent upon itself, pivotly mounted on said ears.


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U.S. Classification211/65, 210/474, 220/697, 220/700, 15/257.1, 211/89.1, 210/251, 206/1.7
International ClassificationB44D3/10, B44D3/06
Cooperative ClassificationB44D3/10
European ClassificationB44D3/10