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Nov. 24, 1953 c. PAXTON PAINT CAN BRUSH SCRAPER Filed 00%.. 3, 1949 Inventor m m m. m E e d M U m @M w 85 i/ TE M m x 166 v Patented Nov. 24, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE PAINT CAN BRUSH SCRAPER Claude Paxton, El Paso, Tex. Application October 3, 1949, Serial No. nazsc The present invention relates to novel and improved brush scraping means for paint cans and the principal object of the invention is to structurally, functionally and otherwise improve upon the known types of scrapers, and, in so doing, to provide an adaptable construction in which users will flnd their needs fully met, contained and effectively available.
Briefly summarized and generally speaking, the present contribution to the art has to do with a conventional paint can embodying a cylindrical body provided with a closed bottom and open at its top and having an annular lid attaching flange with a circumferential keying channel, said flange having associated therewith a segmental auxiliary flange overlying said bottom, the latter flange having a surplus paint scraping edge, which, because of its location, facilitates the step of dragging the brush bristles against the edge to satisfactorily wipe the excessive paint from the bristles in an obvious manner.
More specifically, one version of the invention has to do with a segmental type flange characterized by an upwardly and outwardly inclined scraping lip, said lip terminating in a plane with the channeled lid flange in order to contact the underside of the usual can lid, the major portion of the flange being on a plane below the corresponding plane of the lid flange, so that it is slightly dished, whereby to minimize pooling of paint on the top of the auxiliary flange and avoiding unnecessary sticking of the underside of the lid to the auxiliary flange.
Novelty, in addition to the above, has to do with an attachment type brush scraper, which takes the form of an endless ring with a flat top surface and an endless keying rib on its underside, which rib is adapted to fit into the usual channel in the customary lid flange, said rib being situated centrally or mid-way between the inner and outer peripheral edges of the ring, there being a segmental flange carried by the inner peripheral edge of the ring, and the free edge portion of said flange being blunt, and said flange being, in addition, provided on its underside with a V-shaped projection, which is spaced from the blunt edge and which provides an effective drip return ridge.
Other objects and advantages will become more readily apparent from the following description and the accompanying illustrative drawings.
In the accompanying sheet of drawings, where- 1 Claim. (Cl. 220-) 2 in like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the views:
Fig. 1 is a top plan view of a conventional type paint can having the improved auxiliary scraping flange thereon and forming an integral part of the lid flange or rim; v
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary section taken on the plane of the line 2-2 of Fig. 1, looking in the direction of the arrows; I
Fig. 3 is a plan view of the attachment-type scraper, this being a modification of the inventive concept; and, V
Fig. 4 is cross section on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3, lookin in the direction of the arrows, and showing how the attachment looks when it is in place on the can.
In Fig. l the numeral 6 designates a conventional paint can with the usual cylindrical body portion 8 (see Fig. 2) and bottom (not shown) and carrying bail or handle [0. The open top of the can has applied thereto a conventional lid rim or flange l2, provided with an endless channel or groove 14, for reception of a keying rib upon a plug type lid or cover (not shown). The improvement in these views has to do with the shelf-like auxiliary flange l6, which is formed integrally with the inner peripheral edge of the co-acting portion of the lid flange. Said flange I6 is segmental in top plan view and the body portion thereof resides in a plane slightly below the uppermost plane of the lid flange. The free edge portion is fashioned into an oblique lip it, which is directed upwardly and outwardly, and which terminates in a blunt scraping edge 20, used as shown in Fig. 4. The scraping lip I8 is in a plane flush or even with the main plane of the rim or lid flange, and comes into contact (not shown) with the underside of the cover or lid when the latter is applied. The inclination of the lid flange facilitates effective drainage of excess paint back into the paint can. Then too, by having only the lip touch the underside of the lid and the remainder of the flange spaced below the lid, an effective seal is provided at the time of the original application of the lid, and there is no likelihood of the paint getting between the flange and lid and causing the lid to stick, only to interfere with its removal when obtained by the purchaser. Even after the can is used, so long as there is no paint on the underside of the lid, it is obvious that this dished flange construction promotes easy lid removal.
In the modification shown in Fig. 2, the invention takes the form of an attachment, 22, which comprises an endless flat-top ring 24.
This ring is provided mid-way between the inner and outer peripheral edges with a depending endless rib 26, which provides a key, and which keys into the channel 14, thus attaching the ring and allowing the ring to lid over the channel. With this arrangement there is little or no likelihood of paint gathering in the channel Id. The ring will be made suiflciently sturdy that it may be applied and removed, and used over and over. The principal feature, however, is the auxiliary or scraping flange 28, and this is formed integral with, and becomes a part of the ring, and has a straight-across blunt scraping edge 30, which is used as shown in Fig. 4. That is to say, the bristles 32 of the brush 34, may be raked or scraped against the edge 30 to cause the paint to drip back into the can. To assist in achieving this end, the flange is provided on its underside with a straight across V-shaped projection or ridge 36 which provides an excellent feed-back" and .drip member. If desired, the surface 38 may be curved, as shown in Fig. 4, to facilitate the desired paint freed-back result.
'A careful consideration of. the foregoing description in conjunction with the invention as illustrated in the drawings will enable the reader to obtain a clear understanding and impression of the alleged features of merit and novelty sufficient to clarify the construction of the invention as hereinafter claimed.
Minor changes in shape, size, materials and rearrangement of parts may be resorted to in actual practice so long as no departure is made from the invention as claimed.
Having described the invention, claimed as new is:
An attachment for a paint can lid flange comwhat is prising an endless rigid readily attachable and detachable non-deformable ring with a perfectly flat top surface and a solid endless keying rib on its underside, said rib adapted to fit into the usual channel in said lid flange and being situated mid-way between the inner and outer peripheral edges of said ring, and an integral segmental flange carried by a portion of the inner peripheral edge of said ring, the free edge portion .of said flange being blunt and smooth and constituting a bristle scraping edge, said flange provided on the underside with a depending projection parallel with and closely spaced from said free edge, said projection being V-shaped in cross section and forming a gravity-type drip return member.
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