US 2685100 A
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Aug. 3, 1954 A W. SCHAEFER ROLLER TYPE PAINT APPLICATOR Filed Sept. 20. 1948 INVENTOR. 41:01'144 jCHI/E'F BY Patented Aug. 3, 1954 1 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,685,100 ROLLER TYPE PAINT APPLIOATOR Albert W. Schaefer, Application September 20, 1948, Serial No. 50,217
2 Claims. (01. 15-230) 1 This invention relates to a paint applicator of the roller type.
These and other objects of the invention Will be apparent from the ensuing description and the appended claims.
One form which the invention may assume is Xemplified in the following description and illustrated by way of example in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Fig. 1 is a view, partly in elevation and partly in section, showing the paint applicator of the invention.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the removable napped sleeve used with the applicator, showing the manner in which it is formed.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view illustrating how the roller may be used to apply paint to a corner area.
Referring now to the drawings, there is provided a bent handle I h ving a hand grip 2 at thereto by means of washers l and a nut II is a disc-shaped roller l2, which may be made of any Los Angeles, Calif.
suitable material but is advantageously made of transparent, plastic material such as lucite. The
frusto-conical side surfaces l5 and is provided with a peripheral groove 14.
A removable sleeve I6 is provided having a rial 18 of wool or other suitable paint absorbent material. The core I! may be provided separately, cut to strip form and provided with a separate nap material l8, which is afiixed to the core the roller l2 and, as will be seen from Fig. 1, the seating staples 2i are seated in the peripheral groove i4, thus serving to retain the sleeve in place but, nevertheless, allowing ready removal of the same as by inserting a finger and pulling the sleeve 01f of the roller.
As shown in Fig. 3, the sleeve is highly flexible and assumes the shape of an inside corner. This deformation of the sleeve to conform to the angle of a corner is rendered possible because of the small width of the roller and the tapered edge of the roller. Thus, the sleeve assumes a angle with a sharp corner or apex to the angle.
A paint applicator is thus provided which is advantageous for the same reasons and because it is easily mounted and dismounted.
While I have shown the preferred form of my invention, it is to be understood that various changes may be made in its construction by those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A roller type paint applicator comprising a handle portion, a shaft mounted on said handle, said shaft having a right-angle bend at its free end, a disc rotatably mounted on the free end of the shaft, said disc having frusto-conical side surfaces converging to a relatively narrow periph-' eral surface, a groove formed in the peripheral surface of said disc, a flexible cylindrical napped sleeve fitting on said disc and having a width substantially greater than said disc, said sleeve having inwardly protruding members on its interior disposed in the groove in the disc.
2. A roller type paint applicator comprising a handle portion, a shaft mounted on said handle portion, the free end of said shaft being bent right-angularly, a disc rotatably mounted on the free end of said shaft, said disc having its side surfaces converging to a relatively narrow peripheral surface extending around the disc, a groove formed in the peripheral surface of said disc, a flexible cylindrical napped sleeve having inwardly protruding members on its inner surface, said sleeve being mounted on said disc and having the inwardly protruding members thereof seated in said groove and precluding endwise or axial movement of said sleeve, the end portions of said flexible applicator sleeve extending beyond said peripheral surface of said disc and adapted to be bent back upon said disc as paint is applied to a corner to conform to the walls forming the corner.
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