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Publication numberUS2748977 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 5, 1956
Filing dateFeb 10, 1954
Priority dateFeb 10, 1954
Publication numberUS 2748977 A, US 2748977A, US-A-2748977, US2748977 A, US2748977A
InventorsSarchet Richard J
Original AssigneeSarchet Richard J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paint brush holder and scraper
US 2748977 A
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Juni-I5, 1956 R, J. SARCHET 2,748,977

PAINT BRUSH HOLDER AND SCRAPER Filed Feb. 10, 1954 2 Sheets-Sheet l I N VEN TOR f y mdfdmcf,

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PAINT BRUSH HOLDER AND SCRAPER Filed Feb. 1o, 1954 2 sheets-sheet 2 INVENTOR ATTORNEY PAINT BRUSH HOLDER AND SCRAPER Richard J. Sarchet, .East Chicago, .'lnd.

Application `February 10, 1954, Serial N0. 409,292 14 Claims. (Cl. 22090) This invention is a novel paint brush holder and scraper adapted to be placed upon open paint cans or the like to permit the normal handling of the paint bucket without interference by the wet .paint brush positioned in the holder.

The principal objects of the invention are to provide, a paint brush holder and scraper of the above type adapted to minimize dripping of the paint along the side of the can; also, a temporary brush holding device which may be used at any time intervals While painting; also, a combined holder and scraper of the above type in which the brush can be put into place with one hand without 'requiring any unusual adjustment; also, a combined holder Vand scraper which can 'be placed on the `top and -side of the paint can with one hand in one movement; and also, a combined holder and scraper having a pocket for receiving the brush, the pocket providing la gathering place :for dirt particles or small amounts of paint drippings from the brush which might otherwise run down the side of the can, the paint drippings in my novel Aholder and scraper running down the inside of the holder vand vinto the bottom of the said pocket.

Other objects of the invention are to provide, a .combined holder and scraper which is simple to package; vand one which Ican be manufactured in one operation from sheet material; also, a combined holder and scraper not suspended or hung, the brush being supported inthe most natural way along vits `under -side by the `force of gravity; also, a combined holder and scraper having suicient area for receiving 'advertisementsl without detracting from the utility of -.the'device; also, a'combinedholder and scraper `having no moving parts .which might wear out and `have to vbe replaced; land ,further a combined holder and scraper of the above type -which can -be very readily and easily cleaned.

I will explain the invention with reference to the accompanying drawings which illustrate :several .practical embodiments thereof, to 'enable others rfamiliar with the art to adopt and use the same; and ywill summarize inthe claims the novel features ofconstruction for which protection is desired.

In said drawings:

Figure 1 4is a perspective view .of my novel combined paint-brush holder and scraper .suspended `on the side of an open paint can, and showing the paint brush in its normal position of rest in the pocket thereof.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged top -plan -view of the holder .and scraper shown in Fig. 1 mounted uponthe paint can in its normal operative position, but Vwith ythe paint brush removed.

Fig. 3 is a 'side elevation of my -novelcombined 'holder and scraper showing same mounted upon a paint can, which latter is shown in dot-and-dash lines.

Fig. 4 is a side elevation of the holder and scraper looking from the right, Fig. 2.

Fig. 5 is an enlarged detail cross section on the line 5-5, Fig. 4,

nited States Patent O Yadapted to support a brush therein so vthat t.the brush lis K 2,748,977 Patented June 5, 1956 rice Fig. 6 is an enlarged transverse section on the line 6 6, Fig. 2.

Fig. 7 is a top Iplan view similar to Fig. 2, ,showing a modified form of combined holder and scraper.

Fig. 8 is a side elevation, Asimilar to Fig. 4, of the modified scraper shown in Fig. 7.

Fig. 9 is an end elevation, similar to Fig. 3, of ythe modified'holder and scraper shown in Fig. 7.

Fig. 10 is an enlarged transverse section on the line 10-10, Fig. 7.

Fig. 11 is a sectional view showing a moditcation of the bottom of the 'brush-receiving pocket shown in Fig. '9.

As shown in Figs. 1 to 6, my novel combined paint brush holder and scraper is adapted to be placed on the top of an open paint can C .or the like of conventional form, from which ythe usual top or cover has 'been removed. The combined holder and scraper comprises a substantially rectangular plate 1, Figs. 1 to 3, which `may be of plastic composition or may comprise a metal stamping, the plate being of length substantially equal to the diameter of the paint can C, and the plate being of substantial width. On the bottom of the plate 1 vis a sectorshaped flange having at its inner end a lip 2 which is downwardly extending and which has its ends connection with a downwardly extending lflange 3 of arcuate vshape conforming with the curvature of the opening in the top of can C, the ends of the anges 2 and 3 being connected by bends 4, Fig. 2, so that when the plate 1 is placed `upon the top of can C the portion 3 vwill abut or substantially abut the adjacent edges of the opening in the top of the -can C so as to prevent outward lateral shifting of plate `l upon the can.

The width of plate 1 is suicient to project slightly beyond the side of can 1C, and has formed integrally therewith a .pocket or trough portion consisting of parallel sides 5 and 6 connected by an end wall 7, the opposite end portion being open as indicated in Figs. l, 2 and 3, the bottom 8 of the Vpocket sloping downwardly, as shown in Fig. 1, from the open end tothe closed end 7 of the trough, and the bottom 8 being provided, as shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 5, with spaced parallel upstanding ribs 9 upon which the paint brush B -when not in use may be placed edgewise, brush B lying upon its side, as clearly shown in lFig. l, thereby'providing a closed pocket at the junction of the bottom 8 and end member 7 of the trough lto collect the normal paint drippings and dirt from the bristles of Vbrush B, thus normally preventing said drippings and dirt from dropping out of the open end of the pocket on the workman or upon the side of the can C.

rl`he combined holder and rscraper kshown 'in Figs. "l to 7 can readily be suspended on the paint can C when the cover of the paint can is removed, and will remain in place thereon, and forms a means for minimizing the collection of paint and `dirt along the side of the can, and `further provides a pocket in which the 'brush '-B may be placed during vintervals of non-use of the brush; also provides a pocket yin which the paint brush B can be placed using one `hand `of the operator, no adjustments being required; also provides a combined Vholder and scraper in which the entire Yunit can be placed on the side -of the can-utilizing one hand of the operator kin Vone movement; also provides a combined holder `and scraper which does not necessitate zthe brush being 'hung or ysuspended therefrom, the brush being supported in the most natural way from beneath upon the parallel -ribs 9; also provides a vcombined holder and scraper Awhich `can .'be y-readily formed of sheet material, either plastic, metallic or otherwise, the same having no xmoving parts to wear out and which might need replacing; and also provides a holder and scraper of the above type which can be very readily cleaned.

As shown in Figs. l, 2, 3 and 4, the upper edges of the end wall 7 and the outer side wall 6 are flared outwardly as at 7a and 6a respectively, to facilitate entry of the paint brush B into the position shown in Fig. 1.

In use, the paint brush B normally held in the hand of the operator would be dipped into the paint within the open top of the can C, and before being transferred to the wall, the sides of the brush B at the bristle por tion thereof could be run vertically along the edge 2 of plate l, thereby removing the excess amount of paint on the sides of the brush B, the excess paint on the brush bristles thereby dropping directly back into the open top of the can C.

If desired, the inner wall 5 of the pocket may be connected to the under side of the plate 1 by fillets'10, Figs. 2 and 3, and the center of the flanges 2 and 3 of plate 1 may be connected together by a transverse rib 1l, as shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 6.

Figs. 7 to l1 show modifications of the combined holder and scraper disclosed in Figs. 1 to 6, in which the plate is reinforced at its ends by upwardly extending diagonally disposed flanges 21. In this modification the arcuate flange 3 on the under side of the plate is omitted. However, the inner edge of plate 20 is provided with a downwardly extending lip 22 conforming in all respects to the lip 2 of the modification shown in Figs. l to 7, and in this modification the ends of the downwardly extending lip 22 substantially contact the edges of the opening in the top of the open can C to prevent the combined holder and scraper from shifting laterally outwardly on the paint can sufficiently to become disengaged therefrom.

In this modification the outer edge of the plate 20 carries a pocket consisting of an inner wall 25, an outer wall 26 and an end wall 27, the pocket being open at one end, and the bottom wall 28 sloping downwardly from the open end to the closed end in the same manner as the bottom wall 8 of the pocket shown in Fig. 4. In this modification, the bottom wall 28 may be provided with the upwardly extending parallel ribs 29 (Fig. 9) similar to those shown in Fig. 2; or, as shown in Fig. 1l, the bottom wall 28 may be of inverted V-shape, thereby providing a ridge 28a, Fig. ll, which serves the same purpose as the ribs 29, Fig. 9, i. e. forming a rest for the side of the paint brush B when placed in the pocket -26-27-28- As in Figs. 1 to 6 inclusive, the upper edges of the outer wall 26 and the end wall 27 may be outwardly flared as at 26a and 27a, as shown in Figs. 7, 8 and 9.

The function and the method of using the combined holder and scraper shown in Figs. 7 to ll inclusive, is tht same as that previously described with respect to Figs. l to 6.

I do not limit my invention to the exact forms shown in. the drawing. for obviously changes may be made therein within the scope of the claims.

I claim:

1. A combined paint brush holder and scraper adapted to be suspended from an open can, comprising a plate adapted to seat upon the top of the open can, said plate having a downwardly directed flange adapted to enter the opening in the top of the can; an open-ended pocket integral with said plate having an inner wall adapted to engage the side of the can, and having a parallel outer wall spaced from the inner wall, and having an end wall, and having a bottom wall sloping downwardly fro inthe open and of the pocket to the said end wall adapted to receive a paint brush disposed edgewise therein.

2. In a structure as set forth in claim 1, the'upper edges of the end wall and outer wall being outwardly flaring.

3. In a structure as set forth in claim 1, the downwardly directed flange comprising a straight lip on the inner edge of the plate, and opposite ends of which lip are adapted to engage the walls of the opening in the top of the can.

4. In a structure as set forth in claim 1, the downwardly directed flange comprising a straight lip on the inner edge of the plate, the opposite ends of which lip are adapted to engage the walls of the opening in the top of the can, and an arcuate flange portion adapted to conform with and abut the wall of the opening in the top of the can embraced by the ends of the straight lip.

5. In a structure as set forth in claim 1, said holder and scraper being formed integrally of sheet material.

6. In a structure as set forth in claim l, said holder and scraper being formed integrally of sheet material, and fillets connecting the plate and the inner wall of said pocket.

7. A combined paint brush holder and scraper adapted to be suspended from an open can, comprising a plate adapted to seat upon the top of the open paint can, said plate having a downwardly directed ange adapted to enter the opening in the top of the can; an open-ended pocket integral with said plate having an inner wall adapted to engage the side of the can, and having a parallel Vouter wall spaced from the inner wall, and having an end wall, and having a bottom wall sloping downwardly from the open end of the pocket to the said end wall adapted to receive a paint brush disposed edgewise therein; and means on the said bottom wall for maintaining the brush above the major portion of said bottom wall.

8. In a structure as set forth in claim 7, the upper edges of the end wall and outer wall being outwardly flaring.

9. ln a structure as set forth in claim 7, the downwardly directed flange comprising a straight lip on the inner edge of the plate, and opposite ends of which lip are adapted to engage the walls of the opening in the top of the can.

l0. In a structure as set forth in claim 7, the downwardly directed flange comprising a straight lip on the inner edge of the plate, the opposite ends of which lip are adapted to engage the walls of the opening in the top of the can, and an arcuate flange portion adapted to conform with and abut the wall of the opening in the top of the can embraced by the ends of the straight lip.

l1. In a structure as set forth in claim 7, said means comprising one or more upstanding ribs on the bottom wall within the said point.

l2. In a structure as set forth in claim 7, the said bottom wall being of substantial inverted V-shape, the apex of the said wall forming the said means.

13. In a structure as set forth in claim 7, said holder and scraper being formed integrally of sheet material.

14. In a structure as set forth in claim 7, said holder and scraper being formed integrally of sheet material, and fillets connecting the plate and the inner wall of said pocket.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,327,649 Willard Jan. 13, 1920 1,764,763 Stang June 17, 1930 2,148,829 Nolzen Feb. 28, 1939 2,439,837 Wilcox Apr. 20, 1948 2,469,864 Craft May 10, 1949 2,566,804 La Flamme Sept. 4, 1951 2,676,730 Hedglon Apr. 27, 1954

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Classifications
U.S. Classification220/697, 248/110, 206/361, 220/700
International ClassificationB44D3/12
Cooperative ClassificationB44D3/128, B44D3/123
European ClassificationB44D3/12F, B44D3/12N