US 2774510 A
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Dec. 18, 1956 A. LOGAN PAINT CAN HOLDER 2 Sheets-Sheet l Filed Feb. 29, 1956 INVENTOR ,ZArthurll 1:39am
'Dec. 18, 1956 A. LOGAN PAINT CAN HOLDER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Feb. :aan 1956 v INVENTOR Afthurlf .L'ggarz immuni United States Patent O PAINT CAN HOLDER Arthur L. Logan, Charlottesville, ya. Appliation February 2'9, 1956, serial No. s6s,47sl s claims. (cl.- 'zzo-90) 'This invention relates to paint can holders.
It is an object of the present invention to provide a n combination paint can holder, brush Wiper and brush holder.
It is another object of the present invention to provide a combination paint can holder, brush wiper and brush holder of the above type which is of simple construction, being formed of a unitary strip of metal which may be shipped in a flattened condition and set up about the paint can by the user in an easy and ready manner.
It is still another object of the present invention to provide a combination paint can holder, brush wiper and brush holder of the above type which provides a cleaner paint job with a quart can of paint, eliminates messy hands, and permits easy movement of the paint can from one place toanother.
It is still another `object of the present invention to provide a combination paint can holder, brush wiper and brush holder of the above type which will effect an economy of paint by eliminating dripping, will prevent the paint from smearing onto the sides of ,the'cam and which provides a convenient place to place the brush if you are called tothe telephone or the like.
It is still another object of the present invention-to provide a combination paint can holder, brush wiperand brush holder of -the above type wherein the can can be opened, the paint stirred and the cover replaced while the holder remains on the can, thereby preventing paint from smearing onto the hands and which can be used over and over again on any quart can' of paint.
It is still another object of the present invention to provide a combination paint can holder, brush wiper and brush holder of the above type which will increase the use 0f quart cans of paint, especially by women, by facilitating the movement of the can.
It is still another object of the present invention to provide a combination paint can holder, brush wiper and brush holder of the above type which may be manufactured in various sizes to accommodate paint cans of varying size.
For other objects and for 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 of a preferred embodiment of the present invention shown in operative use;
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary top plan view thereof;
Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the blank from which the invention is formed, shown in a knock down condition;
Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 3 of a modified form of the present invention; and
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary longitudinal sectional view taken along the line 5-5 of Fig. 4.
Referring now more in detail to the drawingl and more particularly to Figs. 1 through 3, 10 indicates generally an elongated metal strip integrally formed at the ends thereof with the hook shaped portions 11 and 12, substantially as illustrated.
'extending side strips 17 and 18.
Intermediate theside strips 17 and hook 11, the strip 10 is integrally formed with a pair of oppositely disposed, laterally extending ears 19, the strip 10 on opposite sides of the ear-S19 being provided with the score lines 20 and 21. The strip 10 is also provided with a slot 22 adjacent the score line 21. The strip 10 adjacent the hook 11 is falso provided with a lateral score line 23.
The strip 10 adjacent the hook 12 is provided with the reduced portion 24 and the lateral score line 25 (Fig. 3).
In operative use, the unopened paint can indicated generallyat Y26 is placed on the base strips 13 with the reduced portion 24 nearest. The strip 10 is then bent upwardly against the sides of the paint can along the score lines 15 (Fig. l) to provide the side strips 27. The reduced portion or wiper 24 is then bent across the top of the can along the score line 25, inserting the hook 12 into the slot 22 -and twisting the same. The hooks 11 and 12 must be long enough so that they will not come out of the slots 16 and 22 without twisting. The end of the strip 10 remote from the wiper 24 is then bent downwardly along the score line 20 to form the handle 28. The lower end of the handle 28 is bent inwardly along the score line 23andv the hook 11 thereof passed through the slot 16 and twisted. The side strips 17 and 18 are then bent around the sides of the can 26 snugly engaging the same. The ears 19 are then bent upwardly (Fig. 1) to support the handle 29 of the brush 30 in the manner shown. The paint can holderis ready for use, and the cover `31 of theA paint vcan '26 may then ,be removed, the paint stirred and thepainting proceeded with.` The painting`V and the closing of the can is easily accomplished in the holder with a minimum of spilling. The ends of the bottom strips 13 are bent up at forty-five degrees along the score lines 14 and fit into the ridge at the bottom of the can, as Will be obvious.
The entire unit may be formed from a simple sheet metal stamping operation of a unitary strip of metal, shipped in the knockdown or flattened condition and bent into position by the consumer according to instructions `on the envelope in which the holder will be enclosed.
The device can be sold as a give-away or as a useful article on a do-it-yourself paint program. The reduced portion 24 may be used as a brush wiper by drawing the bristles of the brush 30 across the same, the paint dripping back into the can.
Referring now particularly to Figs. 4 and 5, there is shown a modified form of the present invention wherein a unitary strip la is provided without the integrally formed base and side strips and ears of the previous invention. In this case, a separable base strip 13a is secured across the strip 10a by means of the rivet 32 or other fastening means, the strip 13a being provided with the score lines 14 at the opposite ends thereof. Side strips 17a and 18a, separable from thel stripl 10a are secured across the same by means of the rivets 33 and 34 or other suitable fastening means. A reduced strip 19a is secured across the strip 10a by means of the rivet 35 or other suitable fastening means.
In other respects the form of the invention shown in Figs. 4 and 5 is the same as that shown in Figs. l through 3, and like reference numerals identify like parts throughout the several views.
It should also be apparent that the separable strips 13a,
18a, 17a and 19a of Figs. 4 and 5 can be secured by welding, nuts and bolts or any other suitable fastening means without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. For example, in do-it-yourself models, the strips 13a, 17a, 18a and 19a could be mounted by short nuts and bolts and suitable drilled holes, or by providing slots in the main piece to receive the strips therethrough, after which they can be pinched at the central sections by pliers. The strips may be spot welded as well. Such an arrangement would reduce the cost of the holder.
. 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.
What I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent of the United States is:
1, A combination paint can holder, brush Wiper and brush holder comprising an elongated strip adapted to pass under the paint can, the ends of said strip being bent upwardly at right angles to the portion thereof below the paint can, and extending upwardly beyond the top of the can, one end of said strip being bent across the top of the can in freely spaced relationship thereto forming a brush wiper, rst means for securing the ends of said brush wiper to the other end of said strip, said other end of said strip being bent outwardly away from said can and downwardly parallel to itself to form a handle having inner and outer portions freely spaced apart, second means for securing the end of said handle portion to the portion of said strip passing under the can, a base supporting strip secured to the portion of said'tirst strip passing under the can at right yangles thereto, and a pair of side strips secured to the ends of said iirst strip on opposite sides of the can, said side strips being bent around the periphery of the can whereby to engage the same snugly, and a pair of laterally spaced upwardly eX- tending ears secured to the upper end of said handle portion and adapted to receive therebetween the handle of the paint brush.
2. A combination paint/can holder, brush wiper and brush holder according to claim l, said first and second securing means comprising substantially hook-shaped members integrally formed at the ends of said rst strip, and a pair of longitudinally spaced slots in said first strip adapted to receive said hooks therethrough and to retain the same upon said hooks being twisted.
3. A combination paint can holder, brush wiper and brush holder according to claim 1, the ends of said base strip being bent upwardly at substantially forty-five degree angles to the horizontal and being adapted to be received within the peripheral groove provided on the bottom of the paint can whereby to prevent lateral displacement of the can thereon.
4; A combination paint can holder, brush wiper and brush holder according to claim l, said lirst strip being provided with a pair of longitudinally spaced, laterally extending score lines at opposite ends of said portion passing under the can to facilitate the upward bending of the ends of said strips, said rst strip having a third laterally extending score line adjacent the wiper portion to facilitate the lateral bending of the same, said first strip having a second pair of longitudinally spaced, laterally extending score lines on opposite sides of said ears to facilitate the folding of said handle portion, said strip at the lower end of said handle portion having the sixth laterally extending score line.
5. A combination paint can holder, brush wiper and brush holder according to claim l, said wiper portion being of reduced width.
6. A combination paint can holder, brush wiper and brush holder according to claim l, said base strips, side strips, and ears being integrally formed in said iirst strip from a simple, single die stamping operation to permit the marketing of the holder in `a iiattened, knockdown condition.
7. A combination paint can holder, brush wiper and brush holder according to claim 1, said base strips, side strips and ears being 'formed from separable strips disposed at right angles to said iirst strip and fastening means securing said separable strips to said iirst strip.
8. A combination paint can holder, brush wiper and,
brush holder according to claim 7, said securing means comprising rivets securing separable strips to said first strip.
No references cited.