US 2466840 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
April 12; 1949. J, CRAWFORD 2,466,840
PAINT CAN HOLDER Filed Sept. 2'7, 1946 Inventor Jackson 5 (ran/fora @Awm' Patented Apr. 12, 1949 fuNrrso STATES PATENT orrlca Application September 27, 1946, Serial No. 699,825
2 Claims. 1
The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in holders for paint cans embodying means for supporting the holder with a paint can therein in position on the rungs of a ladder.
An important object of the invention is to provide a paint can holder of this character embodying means for supporting the holder in a perpendicular position on an inclined ladder.
Another object of the invention is to provide a paint can holder by means of which the paint can will be held in a convenient position for a painter while standing on the ladder.
A still further object is to provide a device of this character of simple and practical construction, which is eflicient and reliable in use, relatively inexpensive to manufacture and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which the same is intended.
Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
Figure 1 is a top plan view;
Figure 2 is a side elevational view;
Figure 3 is a rear elevational view, and
Figure 4 is a side elevational view showing the paint holder in position on a ladder.
Referrin now to the drawings in detail wherein for the purpose of illustration I have disclosed a preferred embodiment of the invention, the numeral 5 designates the paint holder generally which is in the form of a wire cage and including upper and lower rings 8 and I connected to each other in vertically spaced relation by wire uprights 8, the rings and uprights being welded or otherwise suitably secured to each other.
The uprights 8 are of U-shaped construction with their bight portion extendin transversely under the lower ring 1 to provide a bottom 9 for the holder.
A downwardly curved wire hook Ill of substantially U-shaped construction has its ends coiled around a pair of the uprights 8 as shown at H under the upper ring 6, the hook being adapted for engaging the rungs [2 of a ladder l3 for supporting the holder thereon.
A substantially U-shaped wire brace l4 also has its ends coiled as shown at l5 and slidably mounted on a pair of the uprights, the brace being curved downwardly and outwardly from the holder and adapted to bear against the lower rung of the ladder to support the holder 5 in a perpendicular position when the ladder is in- 2 clined as shown in Figure 4 of the drawings. The brace I4 is adjustable on the uprights in accordance with the spacing of the rungs of the ladder to provide proper engagement of the brace for one of the rungs below the hook In.
The upper ends of diametrically opposite uprights 8 are formed with eyes I6 in which the eyes ll of a wire handle 18 are swingably engaged.
From the foregoing it will be apparent that a paint can I 9 may be placed in position in the holder 5 and may be either carried by the handle l8, or may be supported behind a ladder i 3 for engaging the hook end over one of the rungs I2 of the ladder and adjusting the brace M in a proper position for engaging an adjacent lower rung of the ladder to properly support the paint can in a perpendicular position as shown in Figure 4 of the drawings.
In view of the foregoing description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings it is believed that a clear understanding of the device will be quite apparent to those skilled in this art. A more detailed description is accordingly deemed unnecessary.
It is to be understood, however, that even though there is herein shown and described a preferred embodiment of the invention the same is susceptible to certain changes fully comprehended by the spirit of the invention as herein described and the scope of the appended claims.
What I claim as my invention is:
l. A paint can holder comprisin a wire receptacle including uprights and upper and lower rings connected thereto, a substantially U-shaped wire hook having its ends secured to a pair of the uprights at the upper portion thereof and adapted for engaging the rung of a ladder and a substantially U-shaped wire brace having at its ends frictional bearings whereby the brace is slidably mounted on a pair of the uprights for vertical adjustment of the brace, said brace projecting outwardly from the receptacle under the hook and adapted for engaging an adjacent lower rung to support the receptacle in a perpendicular position on the ladder.
2. A paint can holder comprising a wire receptacle including uprights and upper and lower rings connected thereto, a substantially U-shaped wire hook having its ends secured to a pair of the uprights at the upper portion thereof and adapted for engaging the rung of a ladder and the 'brace, said brace projecting outwardly from REFERENCES CITED the receptacle under the hook and adapted for The following references are of record in the engaging an adjacent lower rung to support the file of this patent receptacle in a perpendicular position on the ladder, said pair of uprights being spaced apart 5 UNITED S ES PATENTS so that said coils bind thereon preventing in- Number Name Date advertent movement of the brace relative to said 395 211 Twitchen Aug 4 1908 upnghts' 1,772,392 Firl Aug. 5, 1930 JACKSQNE. CRAWFORD 2318;930 JNBtIiCh- May 11, 1943 2,412,567 Dodd --4 Dec. 17, 1946