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Publication numberUS2705334 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 5, 1955
Filing dateApr 28, 1954
Priority dateApr 28, 1954
Publication numberUS 2705334 A, US 2705334A, US-A-2705334, US2705334 A, US2705334A
InventorsFarrow Lawrence H
Original AssigneeFarrow Lawrence H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paint roller wiping device
US 2705334 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

April 5, 1955 H FARROW 2,705,334

PAINT ROLLER WIPING DEVICE Filed April 28, 1954 I N VENTOR United States Patent PAINT ROLLER WIPING DEVICE Lawrence H. Farrow, Columbus, Ohio Application April 28, 1954, Serial No. 426,261 2 Claims. (Cl. 15--121.2)

This invention relates to a painters device.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a device for painters which may be easily and readily mounted within a paint bucket and which is adapted to be used by painters when applying paint with a roller.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a device of the above type which also includes a con- I inient shelf adapted to contain a paint brush or the Other objects of the invention are to provide a painters device bearing the above objects in mind which is of simple construction, inexpensive to manufacture, has a minimum number of parts, is easy to use and eflicient in operation.

For other objects and a better understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the invention in operative use in a paint can;

Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view taken along the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;

. Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view taken along the line 3-3 of Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is a perspective View of one of the parts comprising the invention shown alone; and

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the other part comprising the invention and shown alone.

Referring now more in detail to the drawing, represents a conventional paint bucket or can having the usual handle 11 from which the cover has been removed.

In the practice of my invention, a semicircular shelf 12 is provided and is adapted to fit within the bucket 10, an L-shaped bracket 13 being secured to the undersurface of the shelf 12 by means of rivets 14 and having a U-shaped upper end 15 adapted to fit on to the upper edge of the bucket whereby to support the shelf as shown in Fig. 2.

The straight side of the shelf 12 is integrally formed with a downwardly and outwardly extending flange portion 16 integrally formed at each end with the inwardly bent cars 17 for a purpose which will hereinafter become clear.

A plate 18 having a lower portion 19 is adapted to slide downwardly between the lugs or ears 17 and flange 16 With the lower edge of the vertical portion 19 resting on the bottom wall of the bucket 10, as shown in Figs. 1 through 3. The bucket 10, of course, contains the usual paint 20. The portion 19 is bent out of the plane of plate 18 so that when plate 18 is positioned between the cars 17 on the inclined portion of the shelf 12 and placed within a container, the portion 19 lies in a vertical plane.

In operation, the roller 21 (Fig. 2) is dipped into the paint 20 and brought upwardly along the plate 18 before application to the walls to permit removal of excess paint. The vertical portion 19 provides more clearance for the roller 21 when the paint 20 is low.

Since a brush is also necessary for use in angles and around light fixtures, the shelf 12 in addition to supporting the plate 18 will also support a paint brush 22 when not in use. Approximately three inches of paint 20 will be carried in the bucket.

The plate or shelf 12, bracket 13 and plate 18, 19 are formed of aluminum, plastic or any other suitable material and are adapted to be placed in a five gallon paint bucket 10.

It should now be apparent that there has been provided a device for removing excess paint from rollers and which at the same time serves as a shelf for a paint brush, the device being superior in all respects to conventional pan rollers, which, while they can be used for step ladder work, are useless on scaffolds.

While various changes may be made in the detail construction, it shall be understood that such changes shall be within the spirit and scope of the present invention, as defined by the appended claims.

Having thus set forth and disclosed invention, what is claimed is:

1. An article of the character described comprising a substantially semicircular shelf adapted to fit within the open top of a paint bucket or the like, a bracket secured to said shelf, said bracket having a downwardly turned upper end adapted to straddle the upper edge of the bucket whereby to support said shelf, a downwardly and outwardly extending portion provided along the central straight edge of said shelf, inwardly bent ears at each end of said downwardly extending portion, and a plate positioned intermediate said ears and downwardly extending portion and resting on the bottom of the bucket and adapted to remove excess paint from a paint roller.

2. An article of the character described comprising a substantially semicircular shelf adapted to fit within the open top of a bucket or the like, an L-shaped bracket secured to the circular edge of said shelf and extending upwardly along the inside of the bucket, the upper end of said bracket being provided with a U-shaped portion adapted to straddle the upper edge of the bucket and to support said shelf, a downwardly and outwardly extending flange provided along the straight edge of said shelf, inwardly bent lugs at each end of said flange, a plate adapted to fit within said bucket between said lugs and fiange, said plate having a portion along its lower edge bent to lie in a vertical plane and supportedly resting on the bottom of the bucket.

the nature of my Cahaney May 16, 1911 Otto Feb. 13, 1912

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U.S. Classification15/257.6, 220/505, 15/264, 220/702, 220/697, 220/529
International ClassificationB44D3/12
Cooperative ClassificationB44D3/121, B44D3/126
European ClassificationB44D3/12B, B44D3/12J