|Publication number||US2988767 A|
|Publication date||Jun 20, 1961|
|Filing date||Aug 21, 1959|
|Priority date||Aug 21, 1959|
|Publication number||US 2988767 A, US 2988767A, US-A-2988767, US2988767 A, US2988767A|
|Inventors||Arthur Tretwold, Marshall Willis D|
|Original Assignee||Arthur Tretwold, Marshall Willis D|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (20), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
June 20, 1961 A. TRETWOLD ETAL ROLLER BUCKET PAN Filed Aug. 21, 1959 INVENTORJ Aer/we 7:05 rwa4 o S W/L L ISBYO 44 455664 L L ArrOZ VE VS U iEd S e PatefitfQ v 2,988,767 ROLLER BUCKET PAN Arthur 'Tretwold, 2701 Superior St., and Willis 1).
Marshall,.3208 Plymouth Drive, both of Bellingham, Wash. r Fi led Aug. 21, 1959, Ser. No. 835,256
- 2 Claims. (Cl. 15-257.06)
This invention relates to paint receptacles, and more particularly to a paint bucket especially adapted for use with a paint roller.
A main object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved paint bucket for use with a paint roller, the bucket being simple in construction, being stable in use so that it will not easily tip, and providing means whereby a paint roller may be efliciently and economically employed therewith.
A further object of the invention is to provide an improved paint bucket especially adapted for use with a paint roller, the bucket being inexpensive to manufacture, being durable in construction, which has ample capacity for sufiicient paint to cover a large surface when applied with a paint roller, and which is readily movable without any risk of loss of paint.
Further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the following description and claims, and from the accompanying drawing, wherein:
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of an improved paint bucket for use with a paint roller, in accordance with the present invention.
FIGURE 2 is a perspective view of the bucket of FIG- URE 1, taken from a diflerent angle.
FIGURE 3 is an enlarged top plan view of the paint bucket of FIGURES l and 2.
FIGURE 4 is a vertical cross-sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of FIGURE 3.
Referring to the drawing, 11 generally designates an improved paint bucket according to the present invention. The bucket 11 comprises a flat bottom wall 12 having a major circularly curved edge 13 and having a straight edge portion 14 merging with the curved edge substantially in chordal relation therewith. The chordal edge 14 is of substantial length, and preferably is of a length somewhat larger than the length of a conventional paint roller, for example, the paint roller shown at 15 in dotted view in FIGURE 4.
Designated at 16 is the major arcuately curved wall of the bucket, the wall 16 being sealingly connected to and rising from the arcuately curved edge 13, the wall being of upwardly flaring configuration. Designated at 17 is a substantially flat wall portion connected to and rising from the straight edge portion 14 of the bottom wall 12 and being integrally connected at its side edges to the side edges of the arcuately curved wall 16, said flat wall 17 having upwardly diverging side edges, although the wall 17 is perpendicular to the bottom Wall 12 so that it is vertical when the bucket is placed on a horizontal surface.
The flat wall portion 17 is integrally formed with a plurality of vertically spaced horizontal, substantially V- shaped ribs 18 which project inwardly from the plane of the flat wall 17, as is clearly shown in FIGURE 4. The ribs 18 are of substantial length and preferably extend for the major portion of the width of the wall 17, as is clearly shown in FIGURES 1, 2 and 3. As shown in FIGURE 4, the ribs 18 are preferably spaced apart vertically by equal distances, the distances being of the order of the diameter of the paint roller 15 which is to be employed with the bucket.
The top rim of the bucket is formed with the peripheral rolled bead 19. Designated at 20 is a cover which is Batented June 20,196
Y shaped to sealingly engage on the top rim of the bucket,
with the rim flange 22 which is vertically offset with respect to the main body portion of the cover, whereby said main body portion may be sealingly engaged inside the top of the bucket with the rim flange 22 engaged on the top head 19. A plurality of apertured tabs 23 are provided on the outer edge portion of the flange 22, the tabs 23 providing means for grasping the tabs and for employing the tabs to lift the cover oil. the bucket.
In using the bucket, a quantity of paint 24 may be poured into the bucket and the roller 15 may be immersed in the paint and maybe engaged against the wall 17 and may successively engage ribs 18 as it is lifted upwardly along the flat wall 17 so as to remove excess paint from the roller. Thus, the fiat surface of wall 17 and the ribs 18 provide a means of removing the excess paint from the roller and allowing the excess paint to return to the bottom of the bucket, thus preventing waste of paint ,as ordinarily occurs when a flat tray or similar receptacle is employed with a paint roller.
The arcuate main wall portion of the bucket is provided with a pivoted, generally U-shaped bail 26 pro vided at its central portion with a cylindrical hand grip portion 27. The bail 26 is pivoted to the upper portion of the main arcuately curved wall 16 on an axis which is substantially parallel to the flat wall portion 17 Thus, when employing the handle 26, the bucket may be easily carried from place to place, and since the bucket is of substantial weight, the bucket may be carried without risk of the paint 24 splashing over the top rim of the bucket.
As will be readily apparent, since the bucket flares upwardly in shape, a plurality of buckets may be easily stacked in nested relationship so that it is relatively easy to transport or store a large number of buckets. Furthermore, the bucket provides a means of storing paint when not in use, since the bucket can be closed by means of its top cover 20. This eliminates the necessity of cleaning a separate pan or tray, as is necessary when employing the conventional roller tray, and wherein it is necessary to furnish paint to the tray from a separate paint receptacle.
While a specific embodiment of an improved paint bucket for use with a paint roller has been disclosed in the foregoing description, it will be understood that various modifications within the spirit of the invention may occur to those skilled in the Therefore it is intended that no limitations be placed on the invention except as defined by the scope of the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
l. A bucket for use with a paint roller comprising a bottom wall having a major circularly curved edge and a straight edge portion merging with said curved edge in substantially chordal relation therewith, a major arcuately curved wall connected to and rising from said curved edge, a substantially vertical flat wall portion connected to and rising from said straight edge portion and being integrally connected at its side edges to the side edges of said arcuately curved wall, and a plurality of vertically spaced horizontal, substantially V-shaped ribs formed on and projecting inwardly from said flat wall portion, said ribs being spaced apart vertically by substantial distances, defining flat wall portions of substantial area between said ribs, whereby a paint roller may at times engage on said flat wall portions between the ribs.
2. A bucket for use with a paint roller comprising a flat bottom wall having a major circularly curved edge and a straight edge portion merging with said curved edge in substantially chordal relation therewith, a major 3 arcuately curved upwardly flaring wall connected to and risingfrorn said curved edge, a 'substantiallyvertical flat wall portion connected to and rising from said straight edge portion and having upwardly diverging side edges integrally connected to the side edges f .sa i d arcuate1y curved wall, and a plurality of vertically spaced horizontal, substantially V-shaped ribs formedon andprojeeting inwardly from said flat wall portion, said ribs being spaced apart vertically by substantial distances, defining flat wall a paint roller inay at times engage on said flat wall portions between the ribs.
References Cited in the file of this patent portions of substantial area between saidribs, whereby 10 2,893,030
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|U.S. Classification||15/257.6, 220/695, 220/702|