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Publication numberUS3011433 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 5, 1961
Filing dateSep 14, 1960
Priority dateSep 14, 1960
Publication numberUS 3011433 A, US 3011433A, US-A-3011433, US3011433 A, US3011433A
InventorsCoakley Alfred J
Original AssigneeCoakley Alfred J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stencil device
US 3011433 A
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Dec. 5, 1961 A. J. COAKLEY 3,011,433

STENCIL DEVICE Filed Sept. 14, 1960 7 INVENTOR. ALFRED J. COAKLEY BY mAJM,/M;W

ATTORNEY! States 3,011,433 STENCIL DEVICE Alfred J. Coakley, 32 Metropolitan Oval, Bronx 62, N.Y. Filed Sept. 14, 1960, Ser. No. 56,031 4 Claims. (Cl. 101-127 trite areas of the surface which constitute the design. Whenever the design included a closed configuration, such that the stencil panel contained portions completely separated from the rest of the panel, it became necessary to sup port these isolated portions with strips leading to the remaining portions of the panel. This is undesirable since these strips inevitably show up in the stencilled design. To eliminate such strips, more than one stencil panel is used wherein one panel represents a part of the design which is first applied to the surface, and then after the paint has dried, the second panel is utilized to apply the remaining parts of the design. This process is somewhat cumbersome in that there is a time delay before the second panel can be used to allow the already applied paint to dry so as not to become smudged.

It is a major object of this invention to provide an improved stencilling device by which a design having a closed configuration can be quickly applied to a surface.

It is a further object of this invention to provide a multipanel stencilling device wherein each panel is applied in sequence and automatically aligned on the surface receiving the design.

To accomplish the objects of this invention, a major feature of the invention resides in a plurality of panels hingedly mounted on a frame for sequential application to the surface receiving the design wherein the first panel has open areas representing a part of the design and the second panel has open areas representing the remaining parts of the design and in addition contains areas similar to the open areas on the first panel, but which are relieved to avoid contact with the parts of the design which have already been applied.

Further objects, advantages, and features of the inven 3,011,43 P-tenteclD 1 entire design or at least a greater part of the design than is defined by areas 4 in first panel 2.. Because of the configuration of the design, portions '7 of second panel 3 are isolated from .the remaining portions of second panel3.

To support isolated portions 7, cover sheets 8 are mounted adjacent to outwardsurface 9b of second panel 3, including the outward surfaces of portions 7. Cover sheets 8 extend over areas 6' so that areas 6 appear as relieved areas as shown in FIGURE 3 looking toward inward surface 9a. Cover sheets 8 are secured to surfaces 9b and to portions 7 by any conventional adhesive or glue. Even where an isolated portion 7 is not encountered, cover sheets 8 are still employed in cooperation with second panel 3- to form relieved areas 6.

In use, frame 1 is placed against the surface which receives the design and first panel 2 is swung into position adjaent this surface to facilitate the application of a part of the design. After this part has been applied, rfirst panel 2 is swung out away from the design surface and second panel 3 is swung into position adjacent this surface so that the remaining parts of the design can tion will become apparent from the following specification take in conjunction with the drawings wherein:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the invention showing the two panels as mounted on the stencil frame;

FIGURE 2 is a plan view of the inward side of the first panel;

FIGURE 3 is a plan view of the inward side of the sec ond panel; and

FIGURE 4 is a sectional view in the plane represented by lines 4-4 in FIGURE 3.

As shown in the drawings, frame member -1 is constructed so as to enclose the area of the design when placed on the surface receiving the design. First panel member 2 is hingedly mounted to the upper portion of frame 1 with its upper edge adjacent to said upper portion and second panel 3 is hingedly mounted on the lower portion of frame 1 with its lower edge adjacent to said lower portion. Open areas 4 represent a part of the entire design as contained in first panel 2 (see FIGURE 2) and open areas 5 represent the remaining parts of the design as contained in second panel 3- (see FIGURE 3). To insure continuity of the design, areas 5 of panel 3 slightly overlap areas 4 of panel 2. In addition to areas 5, second panel 3 is provided with areas 6 which are be applied. Since second panel 3 has relieved areas 6 representing that part of the design which has already been applied, it may be swung into place immediately after the application of the first part of the design without smudging this first part or without a time delay to allow the paint to dry. With this stencil device, a complete design can be quickly and efficiently applied to a surface even though the design may be intricate in nature.

While I have disclosed but one embodiment of my invention, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that various modifications and changes may be made without departing from the scope of the invention.

I claim:

1. A stencil pattern for use in placing a design on a fixed surface, comprising a first panel and a second panel to be sequentially placed on said surface, said first panel having open areas representing a part of said design, said second panel having open areas representing the entire design, at least one cover sheet permanently affixed to the outward side of said second panel to cover approximately that part of the entire design represented by the open areas on said first panel and registration means contacting each panel for alternate placement of each panel in identical locations such that corresponding open areas of each panel are alternately located in identical positions.

2. A stencil pattern for use in placing a design on a fixed surface, comprising a frame, a first panel and a second panel each hingedly mounted along one edge to said frame for sequential placement against said surface, said first panel having open areas representing a part of said design, said second panel having open areas representing the entire design, and at least one cover sheet permanently affixed to the outward side of said second panel to cover approximately that part of the entire design represented by the open areas of said first panel.

3. A stencil pattern for use in stenciling a design having closed loops on a fixed surface, comprising a frame, a flat first panel and a flat second panel each hingedly attached along one side to a different side of said frame, to be alternately located in the same space within the frame said first panel having open areas with no reentrant portions representing a part of said design, and said second panel having open areas with no reentrant portions representing the remaining portion of the design and forming closed loops in combination with said part design of the first panel, said second panel having an inward surface containing relieved areas corresponding to the open areas of said first panel to overlie corresponding design parts stenciled within the frame by said first panel.

4. A device for stenciling a complex design on a fixed surface, comprising a closed frame, a flat first panel fitting closely Within said frame and having open areas representing a portion of said design, at least one additional flat panel fitting closely within said frame and having open areas representing difierent additional portions of said design for sequential placement within said frame after said first panel to produce the entire design, the lower surface of each additional panel having relieved areas corresponding to the open areas of said first panel and prior sequentially placed additional panels to overlie design portions previously stenciled, and hinged means connecting one edge of each panel to a different side of said frame, whereby each panel is sequentially rotated into a registered position within said frame over said surface to place said relieved areas over the corresponding design portions stenciled on said surface by preceding panels.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 373,838 Lowenson Nov. 29, 1887 875,106 Pirkis Dec. 31, 1907 1,526,266 Smet Feb. 10, 1925 2,084,827 Schwartz et al. June 22, 1937 2,421,825 Aulick June 10, 1947

Patent Citations
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US373838 *Mar 10, 1887Nov 29, 1887 Stencil
US875106 *Apr 13, 1906Dec 31, 1907Albert George PirkisApparatus for stenciling designs on post-cards, &c.
US1526266 *May 31, 1924Feb 10, 1925De Smet Lieven LouisMultiple-color dot-printing machine
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US2421825 *Nov 29, 1944Jun 10, 1947Scott Aviation CorpMeans for applying indicia
Referenced by
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US4239000 *Jun 28, 1978Dec 16, 1980Kobe Steel, LimitedSelectively blocked matrix-form stencil and method of use
US5967031 *Jul 16, 1996Oct 19, 1999Plaid Enterprises, Inc.Stencil set and method of applying stenciled designs
US20140216282 *Sep 6, 2012Aug 7, 2014Philip AllenApparatus and method for producing a multicoloured design
Classifications
U.S. Classification101/127, D18/24, 101/115
International ClassificationB05C17/06, F42C14/00, B05C17/00, F42C14/04
Cooperative ClassificationF42C14/045, B05C17/06
European ClassificationB05C17/06, F42C14/04B