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Publication numberUS2804226 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 27, 1957
Filing dateDec 8, 1955
Priority dateDec 8, 1955
Publication numberUS 2804226 A, US 2804226A, US-A-2804226, US2804226 A, US2804226A
InventorsFreedman Edward H
Original AssigneeFreedman Edward H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Special receptacles
US 2804226 A
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g 1957 E. H. FREEDMAN 2,804,226

SPECIAL RECEPTACLES Filed Dec. 8, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 IN V ENTOR 'Aug.27,1957 E.H.FREEDMAN- 2,804,226

SPECIAL RECEFTACLES Filed Dec. 8, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR WaEw ATTORNEYS United States Patent O SPECIAL RECEPTACLES Edward H. Freedman, White Plains, N. Y.

Application December 8, 1955, Serial No. 551,842

8 Claims. (Cl. 2178) transporting, setting up, and dismantling such supports,

and the inadequacy of these easels in furnishing storage and easily accessible display of paints, palette, solvents, brushes, rags, and all of the varied paraphernalia attendant upon the painting of a picture.

it is therefore the principal object of the present invention to provide a novel and improved oil color painting box which, while quite simple in construction and easy to transport and handle, provides for the carrying and support of everything needed to make an oil painting, including a rack to hold the canvases either in the dry or wet state. The box is relatively small and compact and enables an artist to make oil-color sketches or notes in practically every situation in which time and space limitations are factors.

The box can be placed on a table or any other flat surface and will occupy no more space than the average place setting. The entire lay-out requires no more working area than that of the spread-out box itself. 7

Alternatively, the box may be held in the lap, or it may be supported by a tripod or a bracket by virtue of the threaded socket in the bottom of the box.

In its preferred embodiment the novel oil painting box comprises a multi-part body portion comprising hinged sections and a hinged cover which is common to all of the sections of the body. The end sections of the box open out to a horizontal position wherein they support the easel-and-rack section in a vertical position and raised well above the palette contained in one or the other of the lower horizontal end sections.

The paints themselves are supported in openings or recesses in one of the end sections and the palette preferably consists of a pad of oil-skin paper. A soiled sheet from the pad may be easily disposed of after each picture, leaving a clean palette for the next occasion.

Suitable pockets or recesses are provided in one of the depressed downwardly folded end sections for the storage of brushes and bottles of turpentine or other solvents or media. I

The opened-up cover of the box which is permanently hinged to the central section provides a convenient shelf on which to place rags, palette knife, unused brushes or the like, while the painting is in progress.

Other objects andfeatures of novelty will be apparent from the following specification when read in connection with the accompanying drawings in which one embodiment of the invention is illustrated by way of example.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a view in perspective of an artists portable painting equipment container embodying the principles i ce of the invention, the container being shown in its closed condition for transport;

Figure 2 is a transverse vertical sectional view through the container or box taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a perspective view of the box, all sections thereof opened out for use;

Figure 4 is a top plan view of the opened box; and

. Figure 5 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on line 5--5 of Figure 4.

As shown in Figure 1, the box when folded together provides a readily portable container for all of the equipment necessary in making an oil painting. The compactness of the portable receptacle is readily apparent from this figure of drawing. The box designated generally by the reference numeral 10 comprises a central body section 11 and end sections 12 and 13 which are generally similar in construction and are hinged to the central section 11 at their lower adjoining edges as indicated at 15 and 16. When in closed condition the end sections 12 and 13 are held rigidly with respect to the central section 11 by means of the hook latches 16 which are pivotally supported upon the central section 11 and are adapted to engage the eyes 17 carried by the end sections.

The cover 20 is hinged as at 21 to one upper outer edge of one wall of the central section 11 as clearly shown in Figures 2 and 3. It will be noted that the lid or cover 24) is conterminous with the three body sections 11, 12 and 13 of the box.

For carrying purposes a strap 25 having a buckle 26 is fastened around the box, portions of the strap entering the bevelled groove or slot 23 formed in the edges of the cover. This serves to center the strap and prevent dislodgment thereof. If desired, a similar retaining groove for the strap may be formed in the bottom corners of the end portions 12 and 13 of the box.

As best shown in Figures 3 and 5 of the drawings the central body portion 11 of the box comprises a pair of sidewalls 27 and 28 connected by the bottom wall 29 and braced by the bar 30 which extends in vertical position across the box and also may provide a handle for lifting the entire receptacle when it is in opened position. The walls 27 and 28 of the middle portion 11 are grooved or slotted as at 32 and 33 to receive canvases, one of which is shown in position at the rearward portion of Figure 3 and the right-hand portion of Figure 5 as at 35. A canvas '36 occupies the forward slot of the left-hand section of the arrangement as shown in Figure 3 and this is the preferred position during painting, the end section 12 adjacent this position being the palette end of the lay-out. Canvases, either in wet or dry condition, can be stored in this way, out of contact with each other.

In the palette section 12, a base 38 is provided which is socketed as at 39 to receive small screw-capped jars or containers 40 for oil paint. A pad of sheets of oilskin paper is shown at 42 and these sheets are used as palettes, the dabs or spots of color being mixed or blended being suggested at 43. When used up, the successive sheets may be readily torn off of the pad and disposed of.

The cover or lid 20 is shown in horizontal position in Figure 3 in which it is held by virtue of the rule joint afforded by its hinge 21.

The opposite end of the box, which may be designated the storage and, is constituted by the hinged end section 13 which may be provided with an end wall or partition 45 and a ledge 46 in which may be formed openings or sockets 47 for brushes and a pocket or recess 48 in which may be disposed a bottle of turpentine or other solvent.

In order to limit the opening movement of the hinged sections when opened up for use in the positions shown in Figures 3, 4 and 5 of the drawings, extensible brackets are provided each of which comprises a slotted arm 50, one end of which is pivoted to the bracket 51 secured to the side wall of the section 13. A bracket 52 is fixed to the outer face of the mid-section 11 and a pin or stud 53 is carried by the bracket 52 and extends through the slot 54 of thearm 50. The angular hinging movement of the sections is thus limited to 90. A similar arrangement 50 is'provided for limitingthe pivotal movement of the palette end section 12 with respect to the middle section 11. v j

The bottom wall29 of the .mid-section is provided with a threaded recess or socket 55 into which may be received a threaded projection 56 of a tripod indicated diagrammatically at 57 in Figure 2. This is an alternative manner of supporting the box and which may prove desirable under certain circumstances.

It will be.understood that various changes and modifications may be made in the embodiments illustrated and described herein without departing from the scope of the invention as defined by the following claims.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:

l. A special multi-part receptacle for the transport and readily accessible support of artists materials or the like which comprises, in combination, a body portion comprising a. central section having two opposite end sections hinged to the central section at the respective adjoining lower edges thereof, the sections being substantially conterminous and in longitudinal alignment when the receptacle is in closed condition as for transport, and the end sections adapted to be pivoted downwardly with respect to the central section to lie upon their erstwhile outer end surfaces with the central section elevated to a height equal to the thickness of the end sections when in opened condition, and acover section laterally hinged to one upper side edge of said central section so as to said central section with each of said end sections to limit the relative hinging opening movement of said section to an angular extent of 90, and latchesfor securing .said end sections in closed position with respect to said central section, and a cover section laterally hinged to one upper side edge of said central section so as to swing from a closed position in which it registers with and covers the upper portions of all three body sections, to an open position in which it is inverted and constitutes an offset shallow horizontal supporting tray.

4. A special multi-part receptacle for the transport and readily accessible support of artists materials or the like which comprises, in combination, a body portion comprising a central section having two opposite end sections hinged to the central section at the respective adjoining lower edges thereof, the sections being substantially conterminous and in longitudinal alignment when the receptacle is in closed condition as for transport, and the end sectionsadapted to be pivoted downwardly with respect to the central section to lie upon their erstwhile outer end surfaces with the central section elevated to a height equal to the thickness of the end sections when in opened con- 7 dition; and'a cover section laterally hinged to one upper side edge of saidcentral section so as to swing from a closed position in which it registers with and covers the upper-portions of all three body sections, to an open swing from a closed position in which it registers with f and covers the upper portions of all three body sections, to an open position in which it is inverted and constitutes an offset horizontal supporting shelf.

2. A special multi-part receptacle for the transport and readily accessible support of artists materials or the like which comprises, in combination, a body portion comprising a central section having two opposite end sections hinged to the central section at the respective adjoining lower edges thereof, the sections being substantially conterminous and in'longitudinal alignment when the receptacle is in closed condition as for transport, and the end sections adapted to be pivoted downwardly with re spect to the central section to lie upon their erstwhile outer end surfaces with the central section elevated to a height equal to the thickness of the end sections when in opened condition, means on said central section for supporting a canvas in position for painting thereon, and means on one of said opened-out end sections for supporting a palette for use in painting said canvas, and a cover section laterally hinged to one upper side edge of position in which it is inverted and constitutes an offset horizontal supporting shelf; and a strap surrounding said receptacle in closed condition for keeping the cover closed and for providing a handle for transporting the receptacle.

5. A special rnulti-part receptacle for the transport andireadily accessible support of artists materials or the like which comprises, in combination, a body portion comprising a central section having two opposite end sections hinged to the central section at the respective adjoining lower edges thereof, the sections being substantially conterminous and in longitudinal alignmentwhen the receptacle is in closed condition as for transport, and the end sections adapted to be pivoted downwardly with respect to the central section to lie upon their erstwhile outer end surfaces with the central section elevated to a height equal to the thickness of the end sections when in opened condition; and a cover section laterally hinged to one upper side edge of said central section so as to swing from a closed position in which it registers with and covers the upper portions of all three body sections,

. to an open position in which it is inverted and constisaid central section so as to swing from a closed position a in which it registers with and covers the upper portions of all three body sections, to an open position in which it is inverted and constitutes an oitset horizontal supporting shelf. 7

3. A special multi-part receptacle for the transport and readily accessible support of artists material or the like which comprises, in combination, a body portion comprising a central section having two opposite end sections hinged to the central section at the respective adjoining lower edges thereof, the sections being substantially conterminous andi'n longitudinal alignment when the receptacle is in closed condition as for transport, and the end sections adapted to be pivoted downwardly with respect to the central section to lie upon their erstwhile outer end surfaces with the central section elevated to a height equal to the thickness of the end sections when in open condition, and an extensible brace connecting tutes an oifset horizontal supporting shelf; a strap surrounding said receptacle in closed condition for keeping the cover closed and for providing a handlcfor transporting the receptacle, and a groove formed in the extreme upper end edges of said cover section to receive said strap and prevent its dislodgment.

6. A special multi-partreceptacle for the transport and readily accessible support of artists materials or the like which comprises in combination, a body portion comprising a central section having two opposite end sections hinged to the central section at the respective ad- V joining lower edges thereof, the sections being substantially conterminous and in longitudinal alignment when the receptacle is in closed condition as for transport, and the end sections being swingable downwardly with respect to the central section, and a cover section laterally hinged to one upper side edge of said central section and swingable to and from a closed position in which it registers with and covers the upper portions of all three body sections. p

7. The combination of claim 6 wherein one of said body sections is formed with laterally opposed grooves in its opposite side walls said grooves opening through the upperedges of said wall for sliding reception of a fiat article, said cover section whenclosed obstructing the upper ends of said grooves and retaining the article therein.

8. A special ,multipart receptacle for the transport and readily accessible support of artists materials or the like which comprises in combination, a body portion comprising a central section having two opposite end sections hinged to the central section at the respective adjoining lower edges thereof, the sections being substantially conterrninous and in longitudinal alignment when the receptacle is in closed condition as for transport, and the end sections being swingable downwardly with respect to the central section, and acover section laterally hinged to one upper side edge of said central section and swingable to and from a closed position in which it registers with and covers the upper portions of all three body sections.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,396,624 Clark Nov. 8, 1921 1,727,235 Joyse, Jr. Sept 3, 1929 1,876,001 Grumbacher Sept. 6, 1932 1,901,861 Baker Mar. 21, 1933 2,751,271 Desertenne et a1 June 19, 1956

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Classifications
U.S. Classification217/8, 206/1.7, 126/333, 312/289, 206/748, 312/199, 312/243, 126/9.00R
International ClassificationB44D3/04
Cooperative ClassificationB44D3/04
European ClassificationB44D3/04