US 289700 A
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Patented Deo'. '4, 1883.
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GEORGE F. PARKER, OE BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 289,700, dated December 4, 1883,
Application filed August 8, 1883.
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Be it known that I, GEORGE E. PARKER, of 1 Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain Improvements in Maul-Sticks, of which the following is a specification.
This invention consists, first, in providing an artists maul-stick with an adjustable handrest adapted to support the brush-holdinghand irmly and prevent it from slipping` on the stick; secondly, in a palette and brush holder secured to the man1-stick, thirdly, in aroller applied to the upper end of the maul-stick adapted to run on a wire track secured to the easel, the weight of the stick and its attachments being sup-ported byvsaid track, while the stick is enabled to be moved freely across the easel. p
The inventionA also consists in certain details of construction, all of which I will now proceed to describe.
Of the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, Figure l represents a perspective view of an easel and man1-stick provided with my improvements. Eig. 2represents a perspective view of the man1-stick, showing the adjustable hand-rest and paletteholder.
The same letters of reference indicate the same parts in all the iigures.
In the drawings, a represents a maul-stick, and b represents my improved hand-rest secured thereto. Said hand-rest is composed of a circular or other suitably-shaped pad, 2, secured to a shank or stem, 3, which is rigidly attached to a sleeve, 4, adapted to slide on the maul-slick, and provided with a set-screw, 5,
whereby it may be positively held in any position to which it maybe adjusted on the stick. The pad 2, which may be of wood, metal, or other material, and covered with plush or other fabric, if desired, preferably stands Y' diagonally to the length of the stick, as clearly shown in Figs. l and 2. "Ihcpad forms aiirm support for the brush-holding hand, which 'rests easily on the pad, and is thereby prevented from slipping downwardly on the stick. The painter is thus enabled to work to better advantage and more easily than by resting his hand only against the smooth surface of the man1-stick, as heretofore.
To the upper end of the maui-stick is secured a grooved roller, c, and to the upper portion of the easel cl is secured a track, j, adapted to support the roller. The track is composed of a stout metal rod bent to form the portion 2, which is parallel with the front of the canvas supported by the easel, the inwardly-bent portions 3 4, and the downwardlybent ends 5 5', which are secured in any suitable manner to the easel. When the mauistick is in use, its roller c runs on the portion 2 of the track, and can be moved freely back and forth to bring the maui-stick' to any desired position. The artist can bind the stick and prevent it from slipping on the track by slightly turning the stick, so as to cause the corners of the standards 6 6, in which the roller c is journaled, to bear against the track, and by their friction prevent a free movement of the stick. Vhen the stick is not in use, its roller may be run upon the part 3 or 4, Vthe stick being then suspended at one edge of the easel.
k represents a palette-holder composed of wire arms 7 7 7, adapted to grasp the margin of the palette, and united to form a standard, 8, which is suitably attached to the maul-stick. In the present instance the standard 8 is provided with two arms, 9 10, the former of which is bent around the stick, while the latter has a straight end, which passes through an orifice i-n the maul-stick. The palette is thus securely supported by the stick.
n represents a brush-holder secured to one of the arms of the palette-holder, or, if preferred, to the palette. Said holder is shown as composed of a wire bent into a series'of loops, each adapted to hold abrush. It is obvious, however, that the holder may be differently constructed.
By the provision of the palette and brushholders, supported by the mam-stick, the artist is enabled to support the palette and brushes by simply holding the maul-stick, instead of holding thev maul-stick, palette, and brushes, as usual.
's representsl a guard or flange, which projects upwardly from the margin of the palette to prevent the operators sleeve from coming in contact with the colors on the palette. Said lflange is preferably of sheet metal, and is se- IOO cured to the palette-holder, so that when the palette is applied to the holder it is at the same time put in operative relation with the guardflange.'
The brush-holder may be provided with a spring-clip adapted to grasp the edge of the palette and secure the holder thereto.
I claim- 1. An artists mauhstick having an adjustable hand-rest, as set forth.
2. A maul-stiek provided With a sliding sleeve, 4, having ^a rest or pad, 2, and means for positively holding said sleeve at any position to which it may be adjusted, as set forth.
3. A man1-stick provided at its upper end with a roller, as set forth.
4. A man1-stick provided at its upper end With a roller, combined With an easel having a track adapted to support said roller, as set forth.
5. The bent track adapted to be Asecured to an easel, and having the parts 234 combined with the man1-stick having a roller, c, as set forth.
6. A man1-stick having a palette-holder, as set forth.
7,. The combination, With a man1-stick, of a palette-holder and a brush-holder, both supported by the man1-stick, as set forth.
S. The combination, with a palette, of a palette-holder having a guard-rim or flange, as set forth.
In testimony whereof Ihave signed my naine to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses, this 6th day of August,
GEORGE F. PARKER. Vitnesses:
C. F. BROWN, A. L. VHITE.