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Publication numberUS2478291 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 9, 1949
Filing dateNov 2, 1946
Priority dateNov 2, 1946
Publication numberUS 2478291 A, US 2478291A, US-A-2478291, US2478291 A, US2478291A
InventorsLitwaitis John V
Original AssigneeLitwaitis John V
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined bail holder and brush wiper for paint cans
US 2478291 A
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19493 J. v. LITWAITIS 2,478,291

COMBINED BAIL HOLDER AND BRUSH WIPER FOR PAINT CANS Filed Nov. 2, 1946 Inventor Jafin M 0791 0/79;


This invention relates to new and useful improvements and structural refinement in bail holding and brush wiping devices for paint cans, and the principal object of the invention is to provide a device of the character herein described, such as may be conveniently and effectively employed for holding the conventional collapsible hail of the paint can in a substantially upright position and providing a wiping rod or limb whereby excess paint may be easily removed from the paint brush.

A further object of the invention is to provide a device which is of a removable, collapsible nature, so that it may be easily applied to or removed from the paint can with which it is employed.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device which is readily applicable to paint cans of various sizes and types.

A still further object of the invention is to pro The aforementioned wiper rod or limb I2 simply assumes the form of a wire-like rod or bar, one end portion of which is angulated as at I9 and terminates in a further angulated portion or extremity 20.

When the invention is placed in use, the bracket I! is simply pressed upon the upper rim 2| of the paint can 22, as is best shown in Figure 2. In this position, the flange I4 will be so disposed as to facilitate the engagement of the can ball 23 with the aforementioned notch I5, whereby the bail Zvill be retained in a substantially upright posiion.

The configuration of the rim 2| is usually such that the angulated portion I9 of the limb I2 may be inserted in the keeper groove or channel I l of the bracket II before the bracket is mounted upon the paint can. The free end portion 24 of the limb I 2 may lce conveniently engaged with the underside or lower edge 25 of the rim ZI, so that vide a device which will readily lend itself to economical manufacture and which is otherwise well adapted for the purpose for which it is intended.

With the above more important objects in view, and such other objects as may become apparent as this specification proceeds, the invention consists essentially of the arrangement and construction of parts as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a top plan view showing the invention in position on a paint can.

Figure 2 is a cross sectional View, taken substantially in a plane of the line 22 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is the perspective view of the bracket used in the invention, and

Figure 4 is a perspective view of the wiping limb used in the same.

Like characters of reference are used to designate like parts in the specification and throughout the several views.

Referring now to the accompanying drawings in detail, the invention consists of a bail holding and brush wiping device designated generally by the reference character Ill, the same consisting of two detachable parts, namely, a bracket 2 l and a wiping arm or limb I2.

The bracket II is formed from more or less resilient material such as spring steel, and is of a substantially L-shaped configuration, as will be clearly apparent. The relatively long arm I3 of the bracket is formed at the free end thereof with an out-turned flange I4, the same terminating in an arcuate outer edge and being provided with a substantially semi-circular notch or recess I5, as is best shown in Figure 3.

The free end portion of the remaining arm of the bracket I I is arcuated as at is to form what may be referred to as a keeper groove or channel ll hereinafter more fully described.

It will be also noted that the bracke ii is outwardly offset as at I8, at the junction of its two arms.

the limb will extend in a chord-like manner across the top of the can, as will be clearly aparent from the accompanying drawings.

It is believed that the advantages and use of the invention will be clearly apparent from the foregoing disclosure and accordingly, further description thereof at this point is considered unnecessary.

While in the foregoing there has been shown and described the preferred embodiment of this invention it is to be understood that minor changes in the details of construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

What I claim as my invention is:

In association with a can having an upper marginal rim and including a swingable bail, a combined bail holder and brush wiper comprising a resilient bracket mountable on and frictionally engageable with the rim portion of said can, an out-turned flange provided on said bracket and formed with a notch to supportably engage said bail, an inner end portion of said bracket being arcuated and coacting with said rim to provide a keeper groove, and a wire rod extending chordally of said can and constituting a wiper limb, one end portion of said rod being removably receivable in said groove and the remaining end portion thereof being engageable with said rim.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 642,346 Madden Jan. 30, 1900 1,760,722 Sill May 27, 1930 2,151,895 Carlson Mar. 28, 1939 2,329,507 Anderson Sept. 14, 1943 2,353,555 Gore July 11, 1944

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Referenced by
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US2722347 *Mar 6, 1951Nov 1, 1955Joseph L SwitzerContainer rim guard and pouring device
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US4583666 *Apr 9, 1984Apr 22, 1986Buck Donald CContainer attachment
US7350260 *Jan 12, 2006Apr 1, 2008Joseph PapaMop wringer and handle stabilizer
US20060156503 *Jan 12, 2006Jul 20, 2006Joseph PapaMop wringer and handle stabilizer
US20140203031 *Jan 20, 2014Jul 24, 2014Trurim, Inc.Device for Paint Container
U.S. Classification220/700, 220/762, D32/54
International ClassificationB44D3/12
Cooperative ClassificationB44D3/128
European ClassificationB44D3/12N