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Publication numberUS2524875 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 10, 1950
Filing dateSep 30, 1947
Priority dateSep 30, 1947
Publication numberUS 2524875 A, US 2524875A, US-A-2524875, US2524875 A, US2524875A
InventorsMene Beaver Solomon
Original AssigneeMene Beaver Solomon
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paint can holder
US 2524875 A
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Oct. 10, 1950 S- M. BEAVER PAINT CAN HOLDER Filed Sept. 30, 1947 INVENTOR. SOLOMONMBEAVER vziw/mi w ATTORNEYS.

Patented Oct. 10, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE PAINT CAN HOLDER, Solomon Mene Beaver, Detroit, Mich.

30, 1947, Serial No. 776,990 (01.248-211) Application September ["1113 Claims.

v 1 The present invention relates to supports which are adapted to hold firmly in ,a suitable convenient location an open paint can. a In house painting or similar operations, where it is necessary to use ladders, one of the inconveniences to which the painter has heretofore been subjected, is that it is usual to support in an inconvenient location the can of paint from which he is working.

A common expedient, when using an ordinary ladder, is to hang the pail or can from a ladder rung on an s-hook. This obviously requires a bail on the can and requires the painter to reach through the ladder to reach the pail.

In using a step ladder, the can or pail may. stand on a step or the top or the movable platform with which such ladders are usually provided. It is very easy, however, to knock off and spill such cans and usually these locations are not very convenient.

Among the objects of the present invention is a can holder which requires no bail on the can but which supports the can in a more convenient location and which prevents accidental dislodgment.

Another object is a holder which grips the can firmly and maintains it in upright position.

Other objects will readily occur to those skilled in the art upon reference to the following description and the accompanying drawings in which Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one form of the holder.

Fig. 2 is a view illustrating the use of the holder with a common form of ladder.

Fig. 3 is a view of the can holding portion of the device showing it in a can-holding position.

Fig. 4 is an illustration of the use of the device with a step ladder.

Fig. 5 is a plan view of Fig. 4.

As indicated in Fig. 1, the device in one form consists of two strap or bar members ID and of substantial width and of relatively stiff metal hinged together as at B9. The member ID will be somewhat longer than the member 20 and provided at its free end with two oppositely disposed hook portions, one of which H is of such shape and size as to readily fit over a ladder rung. The other hook I2 is a rectangularly bent hook with the end portion I2A extending inwardly and spaced from the shank or bar l 0.

At a point IOA below the hook l2 and at a distance therefrom equal to or slightly more than the height of the largest can to be supported, the bar It) is bent in the direction of hook l2 at an angle of thirty to sixty degrees.

The bar or member'ZO is also provided with a rung receiving hook 2| which is preferably formed with one wall MA at right angles to the'length of the member as shown.

In the use of the device, the hook I2 embraces the flange I5 of the conventional self -sealing paint can It, with the portion lZA of the hook underlying and supporting the weight of the can, while the bar or member ll] extends downwardly and maintains the can in upright position.

If it is desired to position the can in front of the ladder 25, after fixing the can IE to hook l2,

the hook H is placed over the desired rung 26 with the member ill extending over the next lower rung. In such position the member 20 is either folded back in the position of Fig. 1 or discon- Y nected.

If it'is desired to support the can behind the ladder, the device is first attached tothe can Hi, the hook II placed over the desired rung 26 and the member 20, in substantially the position of Fig. 1, arranged with the hook 2| over the next lower rung. Both positions are shown in Fig. 2.

In making use of the device with a stepladder, such as is indicated at 36, an accessory, Such as an ordinary drawer pull 3! is fixed to the rearward edge of the top platform 30A of the step ladder, to take over the function of a ladderrung 26.

.With the drawer pull 3| in position, the can [6 is fixed to the hook l2 as in Fig. 3, and the hook I I applied to the draw pull.

The folding platform 30B of the step ladder, in its idle or folded position, serves as a wall against which the bar Ill rests so as to maintain the can upright.

It is proposed to produce the device with a short bar Ill for use only with the step ladders since in such use, the long bar In and the bar 20 have no function.

Now having described the invention and the preferred embodiment thereof, it is to be understood that said invention is to be limited, not to the specific details herein set forth, but only by the scope of the claims which follow.

I claim:

1. Means for supporting self-sealing paint containers on ladders, said support means consisting of a metal bar or strap having at one end a pair of oppositely disposed hooks arranged back to back, one of said hooks being of substantially semicircular formation and adapted to embrace a rung of a ladder, and the other hook being of rectangular formation and adapted to embrace the flanged upper edge of a paint container with 3 a portion underlying the flange, said bar extending downwardly and serving as a lateral support for said container whereby to maintain the latter substantially upright.

2. Means for supporting self-sealing paint containers on ladders, said support means consisting of a metal bar or strap having at one end a pair of oppositely disposed hooks, arranged back to back, one of said hooks being of substantially semicircular formation and adapted to embrace a rung of a ladder, and the other hook being of rectangular formation and adapted to embrace the flanged upper edge of a paint container with a portion underlying the flange, said bar extending downwardly and serving as a lateral support for said container whereb to maintain the latter substantially upright, said downwardly extending portion of said bar being of suflicient length to contact another portion of said ladder.

3. Means for supporting self-sealing paint containers on ladders, said support means consisting of a metal bar or strap having at one end a pair of oppositely disposed hooks, one of said hooks REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,246,140 Moritz Nov. 13, 1917 1,593,043 Stroecker July 20, 1926 1,854,069 Rowe Apr. 12, 1932

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/211
International ClassificationE06C7/00, E06C7/14, B44D3/12, B44D3/14
Cooperative ClassificationB44D3/14, E06C7/14
European ClassificationB44D3/14, E06C7/14