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April 14, 1953 w. H. WELSH 2,634,937
PAINT BUKET AND BUSH SUPPORTING BRACKET F'ied Dec. 21, 1949 2 SILIEETS-SHEET l ATTEI RN EYE April 14, 1953 w. H. WELSH 2,634,937
PAINT BUCKET AND BRUSH SUPPORTING BRACKET Filed Dec. 21, 1949 2 SHEETS- SHEET 2 IN VEN TOR.
ATTCI RN EYS Patented Apr. 14,p 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT oFElcE PAINT BUCKET AND BRUSH SUPPDRTING BRACKET William H. Welsh, Detroit, Mich.
Application December 21, 1949, Serial No. 134,266
2 Claims. l
This invention relates to devices for holding buckets of paint and paint brushes on ladders and the like, and in particular an L-shaped support having a pair of gripping jaws slidably connected and spring actuated carried by one end thereof with the jaws positioned to grip over the edges of a side rail of a ladder.
The purpose of this invention is to provide means for supporting a bucket of paint and a paint brush from the side rail of a ladder in which the bucket and brush may be moved upwardly and downwardly on the ladder as a wall or the like is painted.
Various devices have been provided for suspending paint buckets from belts of painters and platforms have also been provided that may be placed on a ladder but platforms placed on the rungs of ladders are inconvenient and buckets of paint suspended from belts are substantially inaccessible. With this thought in mind this invention contemplates a paint brush support in the form of an arm extended outwardly from a side rail of a ladder with resilient means for clamping the support in position along the rail of the ladder.
The object of this invention is, therefore, to provide means for resiliently clam-ping a paint brush carrying arm to the rail of a ladder in which the paint brush and bucket may be continuously moved along the ladder as painting progresses.
Another object of the invention is to provide means for suspending a bucket of paint from a ladder without interfering with passage upwardly and downwardly on the ladder.
A further object of the invention is to provide a paint bucket and brush supporting bracket adapted to be resiliently clamped on a side rail of a ladder which is of a simple and economical construction.
With these and other objects and advantages in view the invention embodies a support with a paint bucket retaining hook on the lower end and a paint brush retaining shelf on the upper end and a pair of spring actuated gripping jaws for clamping the support over the edges of a side rail of a ladder.
Other features and advantages of the invention will appear from the following description taken in connection with the drawings wherein:
Figure 1 is a side elevational view illustrating the paint bucket and brush holding bracket positioned on a side rail of a ladder, with parts of the ladder broken away.
Figure 2 is a front elevational view of the supporting bracket.
Figure 3 is a plan view of the bracket showing the paint brush retaining socket in the shelf on the upper end thereof.
Figure 4 is a cross section through the gripping jaws of the bracket taken on line 4-4 of Figure 1.
Figure 5 is a detail showing a, cross section through the slidable connection of the gripping jaws taken on line 5-5 of Figure 4.
Figure 6 is also a detail taken on line 6-6 of Figure 4 showing the gripping jaw on the outer end of the bracket.`
Referring now to the drawings wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts the paint bucket and brush supporting bracket of this invention includes an outwardly extended arm I6 having a hook II on the lower end of a depending section I2 at the outer end thereof with a brush holding shelf I3 having a socket I4 therein on the upper edge and a pair of slidably connected gripping jaws I5 and I6- which are resiliently urged together by a spring I1 and which are connected to the arm III by a stud I8 which is pivotally mounted in a hub I9 on the upper edge of the arm.
'Ihe arm I0 is formed as illustrated in Figures 2 and 3 with an upwardly extended section 29 above the depending section I2, with the hub I9 positioned on the upper edge 2I of the inner end and with the hub I9 provided with a slot 22 in which an eye 23 on the upper end of the spring Il is positioned. As shown in Figure 4 the eye of the spring is positioned on the stud I8, and the hub I9 is mounted to rotate on the stud.
The eye 24 on the opposite end of the spring I1 is mounted in a tab 25 extended outwardly from the jaws I6 and with the upwardly extended plate 26 of the jaw I6 slidably held under clips 2l, extended from the edges of a plate 28 from which the jaw I5 extends, the two jaws will be resiliently urged together and into gripping relation with the rail 29 of a ladder, as shown in Figure 4.
The stud I8 is riveted in an opening 39 in the plate 28 and the plate 26 is provided with an elongated slot 3l through which the stud extends as shown in Figure 4.
The outer edge of the jaw I5 is provided with a lip 32 that extends over the upper edge of the rail 29 and the corners of the jaw I6 are bent inwardly providing points or teeth 33 and 34 that are forced into the lower surface of the rail to locate the bracket on the rail.
The brush holding socket I4 in the shelf I3 is provided with an extending nger 35 at one side and a gripping finger 36 at the other and the inner edge 31 is provided with an outwardly ex- 2,634,937 o' A 'j j c f tended point 38 providing a constricted area between the point and tip of the finger 3E whereby with a brush forced through this area it will be frictionally gripped and held in the socket.
With the parts arranged in this manner the gripping jaws may readily be snapped on the rail at one side of a ladder and the bucket of paint suspended from the hook Il with a paint brush positioned in the socket I4. The gripping jaws may be released and slid along the rail as the painter moves upwardly or downwardly.
It will be understood that modifications may be made in the design and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit of the inven.-
What is claimed is: Y
1. In a paint brush supporting bracket, the combination which comprises a vertically disposed plate having a depending section with a bucket holding hook .on the lowcer end and having a. hub thereon, an L-shaped 'jaw having Va short arm with a lip on the outer edge thereof and a long arm with a stud on which .the hub of the plate is pivotally mounted extended `from the outer surface thereof, said long arm Ahaving clips on the edges thereof, a Vcoacting ,L-shaped jaw 'having a short arm with teeth on the outer edge thereof and a long arm with lan elongated slot therein through which the stud of the long arm of the former jaw extends, said long arm of the coacting jaw being slidably mounted under the clips on the edges of the long arm of the former jaw and a spring with the .ends thereof attached to the jaws for urging the jaws into `gripping relation with a side rail of a ladder with the side rail positioned between kthe jaws.
2. In a paint brush supporting bracket, the
.4 combination which comprises a vertically disposed plate having a depending section with a bucket holding hook on the lower end and having a hub thereon, said plate having a shelf with a paint brush retaining socket in the outer edge extended from the upper edge thereof, said paint brush retaining socket positioned whereby drip from a paintbrush suspended therein vis received by a bucket .positioned on said bucket holding hook,
an L-shaped jaw having a short arm with a lip on the outer edge thereof and a long arm with a stud on which the hub of the plate i-s pivotally mounted ,extendedfromthe outer surface thereof, said long arm having clips on the edges thereof, a coacting `1,.-shaped jaw having a short arm with teeth on the outer edge thereof and a long arm with an elongated slot therein through which the stud of the long arm of the former jaw extends, said long arm of the coacting jaw being slidably mounted under theclips on the edges of the long arm of the former jaw and a springwith the ends thereof attachedto the'jaws for urging the jaws into grippingr relation with aside rail of a ladder with the side rai1 positioned between the jaws.
WILLIAM H. WELSH References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,256,909 Kroshang Feb. 19, 1918 1,398,851 Garven\ Nov 29, 1921 1,455,221 Myers May 15, 1923 1,686,551 Carmichael Oct. 9, 1928 1,741,136 'Naylor Dec. 24, 1929 2,457,290 Welsh Dec. 28, 1948`