US 2715478 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Aug. 16, 1955 R. ANDERSEN PAINT BRUSH HOLDER AND WIPER Filed Aug. 17, 1954 Ralph Andersen INVENTOR.
United etates Patent Office 2,715,478 i- 'atented Aug. 16, 1955 PAINT BRUSH HQLDER AND WIPER Ralph Andersen, Chicago, El.
Application August 17, 1954, Serial No. 450,432
3 Claims. (Cl. 22il90} This invention relates to new and useful improvements in paint brush holders and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, unique means for supporting a brush on top of the conventional paint can or receptacle without damaging the bristles while at the same time permitting any paint dripping therefrom to return to the can.
Another very important object of the invention is to provide a paint brusti holder of the aforementioned character comprising novel means for firmly but removably securing the device in position on the can.
Other objects of the invention are to provide a paint brush holder of the character set forth which will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, compact and which may be manufactured at low cost.
All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:
Figure 1 is a perspective view, showing a paint brush holder constructed in accordance with the present invention mounted on a paint can;
Figure 2 is a view in vertical longitudinal section, taken substantially on the line 2-2 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a bottom plan view of the device; and
Figure 4 is a bottom perspective view of one end portion of the device.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the present invention which has been illustrated comprises a shallow, substantially rectangular pan of metal or other suitable material which is designated generally by reference character 5. The par: 5 is open at its forward end and comprises a plate or bot tom 6 and integral side and rear end walls 7 and 8, respectively.
The pan 5 is adapted to be removably mounted on the usual top 9 of a conventional paint can 10. Toward this end, the bottom 6 of the pan 5 comprises a depending apron 11 on its forward end which terminates in a rearwardly or reversely bent lip 12. The lip 12 includes substantially diagonal ribs or clips 13 on its side portions which are engageable behind the usual annular groove or channel 14 of the can top 9.
A lever cam 16 is pivotally secured at an intermediate point by a rivet 17 beneath the bottom 6 of the pan 5. A steel spacing washer 18 is provided on the rivet 17 between the lever cam 16 and the pan bottom 6. The lever cam 16 includes a downwardly offset, rounded end portion 19 which is engageable beneath the usual head 20 of the can for coaction with the elements 12 and 13 for securing the pan 5 in position on said can. The lever cam 16 further includes a downturned end portion constituting an operating handle 21.
It is though that the manner in which the device is used will be readily apparent from a consideration of the foregoing. Briefly, to mount the holder on the can 10, pan 5 is engaged with the top 9 of said can and moved outwardly to engage the lip 12 beneath the annular channel 14, the clips 13 snapping therebehind. The lever cam 16 is then swung substantially to the full line position of Figure 3 of the drawing for engagement with the periphery of the can 10 beneath the bead 20. A paint brush, as at 22, may then be placed longitudinally in the pan 5 with the bristles 23 of said brush hanging over and into the can 10. When the paint brush is in use the forward end of the holder may be utilized for wiping excess paint from the bristles 23.
It is believed that the many advantages of a paint brush holder constructed in accordance with the present invention will be readily understood and although a preferred embodiment of the device is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that changes in the details of construction may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed is:
1. A paint brush holder of the character described comprising: an elongated pan, for the reception of a brush, adapted to be mounted horizontally on top of paint can, a reversely bent lip on the forward end of the pan engageable beneath the can top, and a lever cam pivotally mounted beneath the pan for swinging movement in parallelism with the horizontal plane thereof for engagement beneath the head of the paint can for cooperation with the lip for securing the pan on said paint can.
2. A paint brush holder of the character described comprising: an elongated, shallow pan adapted to be mounted substantially horizontally on the top of a paint can, said pan for the reception of a brush and being open at its forward end, an apron depending from the forward end of the pan, a reversely bent lip on the apron engage able beneath the can top, and a lever cam pivotally mounted beneath the pan for swinging movement in parallelism with the horizontal plane thereof and engageable with the periphery of the paint can for coaction with the lip for securing the holder in position thereon.
3. A holder for mounting on paint cans of the type comprising a top including a bead and an annular chan nel, said holder including a pan comprising a bottom engageable on the top, an apron depending from the bottom into the can, a reversely bent lip on the apron engageable beneath the annular channel, anchoring clips on the lip engageable behind the annular channel, and means cooperable with the lip and the clips for securing the pan in position on the can top, said means comprising a lever cam pivotally mounted beneath the pan for swinging movement in parallelism with the horizontal plane of said bottom thereof and engageable with the paint can beneath the bead thereof.
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