US 2709540 A
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May 31, 1955 J. T. KENNEY PAINT CAN HOLDER Filed June 22, 1954 JNVENTOR. MAJ/MES. 77 AE/V/YE) PAINT CAN HOLDER .lames T. Kenney, New Haven, Conn.
Application June 22, 1954, Serial No. 438,428
1 Claim. (Cl. 222-126) This invention relates to paint cans, and more particularly to a paint can holder and funnel for facilitating the use of the can while painting.
One object of the present invention is to provide an improved paint can holder having a handle and an adjustable funnel which may be moved up and down so that it will fit any size can carried by the holder.
A further object is to provide a device of the above nature, which will be simple in construction, inexpen' sive to manufacture, easy to install and manipulate, compact, ornamental in appearance and very efficient and durable in use.
With these and other objects in view, there has been illustrated on the accompanying drawing, one form in which the invention may conveniently be embodied in practice.
In the drawing,
Fig. 1 represents a front elevational view of a holder for a paint can and funnel shown in assembled position.
Fig. 2 is a side view of the same.
Fig. 3 is a rear view of the holder and funnel as they appear when the paint can has been removed.
Fig. 4 is a side perspective view of the holder with the paint can and funnel assembled therein.
In using a paint can having a detachable cover, it is diflicult to prevent the hands of the painter from getting into contact with the paint, and to prevent the paint from contacting surfaces, such as floors, upon which the can may be placed.
By means of the present invention, the above and other disadvantages have been avoided.
Referring now to the drawing in which like reference numerals denote corresponding parts throughout the several views, the numeral 11) indicates a paint can of cylindrical construction having the usual circular top opening of reduced diameter into which a cover cap (not shown) may be detachably inserted.
The present invention relates to a cylindrical holder 12 having a flat base 13 cut away at one side into the form of a segment.
Provision is also made of a pair of upstanding, converging curved side wings 14 and 15 which merge into an upstanding curved arm 16 for embracing the rear of the paint can 10.
The arm 16 is provided at its right-hand side, as viewed in Fig. 1, with a vertical slot 17 for a purpose to be hereinafter described.
At the left-hand side of the arm 16, provision is made of a U-shaped, rounded offset handle member 18 having horizontal top and bottom arms 19 and 20, provided with vertical cars 21 and 22, respectively, which are adapted to be rigidly secured to the upstanding arm 16, as by a pair of rivets 23 and 24, as clearly shown in Fig. 1. It is understood that the cars 23, 24 may be spot welded to the arm 16 if desired, within the scope of this invention.
" ice Provision is also made of an adjustable funnel 25 having a vertical supporting arm 26 depending therefrom and which is adapted to be releasably engaged within the circular top opening of the can 10.
The supporting arm 26 is provided at its top with a U-shaped loop 27 which is welded or otherwise secured to the inclined outer edge at the top of the funnel 25.
In order to adjust the vertical position of the funnel 25 so that it will fit snugly within the central top opening 11 of the can 10, provision is made of a horizontal adjusting screw 28 having a slotted head 29 located on the inside of the upstanding curved arm 16, and a knurled nut 30 located outside said arm.
Operation In the operation of the present invention, whenever it is desired to lower the adjustable funnel 25 into contact with the circular reduced opening 11 of the paint can 10, it will merely be necessary to manipulate the knurled nut 30 on the outside of the upstanding arm 16 to loosen the supporting arm 26 of the funnel 25.
The funnel 25 may then be depressed manually until it engages the circular top opening in the can, whereupon the nut 30 may be tightened upon the screw 28 to lock the funnel in adjusted position.
One advantage of the present invention is that if desired, paint may be poured from the can through the funnel 25 into a container. Also the use of the funnel facilitates the insertion of the brush into the can and permits wiping otf the excess paint from said brush, without waste or spilling.
While there has been disclosed in this specification, one form in which the invention may be embodied, it is to be understood that this form is shown for the purpose of illustration only and that the invention is not limited to the specific disclosure but may be modified and embodied in various other equivalent forms without departing from its spirit. In short, the invention includes all the modifications and embodiments coming within the scope of the following claim.
Having thus fully described the invention, what is claimed as new, and for which it is desired to secure Letters Patent is:
In a paint can holder, a flat base having a pair of curved side wings extending upwardly therefrom for partially embracing a paint can, said wings being con nected to an upstanding vertical arm located at the rear of the can, said arm having a vertical slot in one side thereof for connection to the depending supporting arm of a funnel which is adapted to fit within the circular opening in the top of the can, screw and nut means for holding said funnel in adjusted position on said arm in contact with the top of said can, and a U-shaped handle permanently secured to the top and bottom of said upstanding vertical arm of the holder and offset laterally from said funnel supporting arm to facilitate the carrying of the paint can from place to place and holding it while in use.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS FOREIGN PATENTS Germany Apr. 2, 1919 Sweden Mar. 15, 1939