|Publication number||US2626081 A|
|Publication date||Jan 20, 1953|
|Filing date||Feb 23, 1951|
|Priority date||Feb 23, 1951|
|Publication number||US 2626081 A, US 2626081A, US-A-2626081, US2626081 A, US2626081A|
|Inventors||Weed Ralph A|
|Original Assignee||Weed Ralph A|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (2), Classifications (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
IN V EN TOR.
ATTORNEYS R A WEED PAINT CAN BRUSH SCRAPER Filed Feb. 23, 1951 Jan. 20, 1953 Patented Jan. 20, 1953 "ILUNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE PAINT CAN BRUSH SCRAPER- Ralph A. Weed, Canton, I11. I Application February 23, 1951, Serial No. 212,332
} This invention relates to devices used for scrapiiig paint frompaint brushes to prevent drip on theoutside of the can or bucket, and in particular a horizontally disposed blade supported on the inside of a can by a hook extended upwardly over theedge of the can and having supporting legs extended'downwardly against the inner surface of thecan' whereby the scraper is supported in an outwardly extended horizontally disposed position.
The purpose of this invention is to provide a one piece paint brush scraping device that may readily be snapped over the edge of a paint can and the scraping element is positioned on the inside of the can so that paint scraped from brushes therebydrops downwardly into the can instead of running downwardly on the outer surface thereof.
- Various types of paint brush supports and scrapers have been provided in combination with paint buckets and cans but where these are positioned at the upper edge of the can paint scraped from brushes drips over the edge of the can and flows downwardly over the outer surface thereof. For this .reason painters do not place paint buckets or cans on clean surfaces and it is sometimes inconvenient to provide suitable support for a paint can, where the usual ring of paint resulting from paint on the lower end of the can is not objectionable. With this thought in mind this invention contemplates an efficient paint brush scraping element that is spaced downwardly below the upper edge of a paint can and positioned against the inner surface of the can.
The object of this invention is, therefore, to provide means for forming a paint brush scraper for paint cans and buckets that is positioned against the inner surface of a can and suspended from the upper edge thereof.
Another object of the invention is to provide a paint brush scraping device that is readily removable from a can and that may readily be cleaned.
A further object of the invention is to provide an improved one piece paint scraper for use on the inside of paint cans which is of a simple and economical construction.
With these and other objects and advantages in view the invention embodies a flat piece of material stamped to form a horizontally disposed shelf with legs extended downwardly from points spaced inwardly from the ends of the shelf and with a tongue extended from the intermediate part of the shelf extended upwardly and downwardly providing a U-shape whereby a support- 2 Claims. (Cl. 220- -90) ing element is provided for suspending the scraper from the upper edge of a paint can.
Other features and advantages of the invention will appear from the following description taken in connection with the drawings wherein: Figure l is a plan view showing the improved paint brush scraper positioned on the inside of .a
paint can with parts of the paint can broken.
- legs [2 and I3 depending from an arcuate edge of the sector I I and spaced from the ends of the plate It, and a clip l4 extended upwardly from the intermediate part of the sector II and formed to be positioned over a rim [5 of a paint can It.
As illustrated in the drawing the shelf or plate I0 is elongated and substantially rectangular shape and this portion of the scraper is horizontally positioned, as shown in Fig. 3.
The sector II is provided with a straight edge that corresponds with one edge of the shelf and the sector slopes downwardly from the edge ll of the fiat portion ll], of the shelf. The sector is also provided with an arcuate edge that is positioned to nest against the inner surface of a can and the clip I4 is formed by a tongue l8 which extends upwardly from a point. [9 at the center of the arcuate edge of the sector II.
The tongue l8 extends upwardly from the point l9 and the clip portion I4 is formed to extend around the rim [5 providing a U-shaped section in the clip and from this section the tongue extends inwardly providing a projecting section 20 that snaps in under the rim l5. From the point 20 the tongue extends downwardly and outwardly providing a flange 2! as shown in Fig. 3.
The inner edges 22 and 23 of the legs [2 and I3, respectively, which extend downwardly from the arcuate edge of the sector slope downwardly and outwardly from the edges of the tongue I8 and the outer edges 24 and 25 of the legs slope downwardly from the points 26 and 21, respectively which are positioned on the arcuate edge of the sector and spaced from the ends of the 3 plate Ill. The lower ends of the legs [2 and 13 are provided with beveled corners 28 and 29, respectively.
With the parts formed in this manner the improved paint brush scraper may readily be inserted in a paint can with the clip [4 snapped over the rim I5 of the can and with the legs [2 and I3 positioned against the inner surface thereof. By this means the shelf or plate H1 is extended outwardly into the can and spaced from the upper end thereof.
With the parts positioned in this manner paint is scraped from a paint brush by drawing the brush over the edge of the shelf I0 and paint scraped from the brush drops directly downwardly into the can or runs over the sector H, flowing down the inner surface of the can.
With the scraper positioned as shownand de:- scribed it may also be used for supporting a paint brush with the brush positioned upon the scraper and the handle resting upon the opposite. edge of the can.
It will be understood that modifications may be made in the design and arrangement of the parts Without departing from the spirit of the invention.v
What is claimed is:
I. A paint brush scraper comprising a horizontally disposed plate, rectangular shaped in plan having straight sides and ends, a sector having a straight edge at one side corresponding with one of the straight sides of the plate, sloping downwardly from said straight side of the plate and having an arcuate edge on the side opposite to the side corresponding with the straight side. of the plate, said arcuate edge. shaped to nest against the inner surface of a cylindrical wall of a paint can,v spaced legs extended downwardly from the arcuate edge of the sector and also positioned to nest againstthe inner surface of apaint can in which the scraper is positioned, and a tongue extended upwardly from the; ar-
cuate edge of the sector and positioned atv apoint midway of the length ofthe sector, said tongue being; substantially U-shaped in; cross section and; adapted to extend over an edge of a paint can to suspend the plate and sector on the inside of the paint can and at a point spaced from the upper edge thereof.
2. A paint brush scraper comprising a horizontally disposed plate, rectangular shaped in plan having straight sides and ends, a sector having a straight edge at one side corresponding with one of the straight sides of the plate sloping downwardlyfrom saidstraight, side: of the plate and having an arcuate. edge on the side opposite to the side corresponding with the straight side of the plate, said arcuate edge shaped to nest against the inner surface of a cylindrical wall of a paint can, spaced legs extended downwardiy from the arcuate edge of the sector and also positioned to nest against the inner surface of a paint can in which the scraper is positioned, and a tongue extended upwardly from the arcuate edge of the sector and positioned at a point mid- Way of the length of the sector, said tongue being substantially U-sh'aped in cross section and adapted to extend over an edge of a paint can to suspend the plate and sector on the inside of the paint can and at a point spaced from the upper edge thereof, said U-shaped section of the tongue having an inner leg, to the lower end of which the said sector is connected, and an outer" leg, having an offset therein positioned to snap over the upper edge of a paint can.
RALPH A. WEED.
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