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Publication numberUS3130439 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 28, 1964
Filing dateSep 16, 1963
Priority dateSep 16, 1963
Publication numberUS 3130439 A, US 3130439A, US-A-3130439, US3130439 A, US3130439A
InventorsLouise Bovaird
Original AssigneeLouise Bovaird
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Venetian blind paint stand
US 3130439 A
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April 28, 1964 Filed Sept. 16, 1963 L. BovAlRD VENETIAN BLIND PAINT STAND 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR.

April 28, 1964 L. BovAIRD VENETIAN BLIND PAINT STAND 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Sept. 16, 1963 'Ill INVENTOR. 0l//5f 50144090 BY United States Patent O 3,136,439 VENETIAN BLEND PAINT STAND Louise Bovard, 711 E. Main St., Bradford, Pa. Filed Sept. 16, 19%, Ser. No. 369,236 3 Claims. (Ci. 15-268) The present invention relates to a device to be used in the painting of Venetian blinds and is concerned primarily with a device of this character that is suceptible or" collapsing and disassembly so that it may be stored away in a compact condition when its use is not required.

A conventional Venetian blind ordinarily includes a top bar from which are suspended by two sets of tapes, a plurality of slats. Moreover, each slat is formed with a pair of spaced slots through which operating cords pass. If the slats of the Venetian blind are to be painted, they must be removed from the assembly and assume an individual status. Also after painting they nrust be support in a proper condition during the drying period.

With the foregoing conditions in mind, the present invention has in view as its foremost objective the provision of a paint stand comprising two uprights or standards, the upper end each of which carries a hook-like bracket for receiving the cross bar of a Venetian blind. With the cross bar so supported, the slats may be easily removed from the supporting tapes.

Another highly important object of the invention is to provide a paint stand of the character indicated in which the uprights or standards are formed with horizontal openings or passages, each of which is adapted to receive a cross rod. Thus, after the slats have been disassembled and painted and with the horizontal rods in position on the uprights, the slats may be threaded onto these rods to be properly supported during the drying period.

Under normal conditions, Venetian blinds will be painted only at infrequent intervals. This means that for long periods the use of the stand will not be required. During such periods it is desirable to store the stand away in a compact condition.

With this thought in mind another object of the invention is to provide a paint stand for Venetian blinds of the character indicated in which each standard or upright comprises two telescopic tubes together with a set screw for holding the tubes in a desired extended position. Both the tube elements of each standard are formed with a series of pairs of aligned apertures with each pair being adapted to receive a horizontal supporting rod.

A further object of the invention is to provide a paint stand for Venetian blinds of the type noted in which the lower tube element of each standard is formed with a series of slots opening onto the free end whereby a foot having a headed rivet may be readily assembled in supporting position. Obviously, a plurality of feet will be equired for each standard and there will be a slot for each oot.

Various other more detailed objectives and advantages of the invention such as arise in connection with carrying out the above noted ideas in a practical embodiment will in part become apparent and in part be hereinafter stated as a description of the invention proceeds.

The invention therefore comprises a paint stand for Venetian blinds which consists of two uprights or standards each being made up of two telescopic tubes with the upper end of the uppermost tube carrying a cross bar supporting bracket and the lower end of the lower tube having a plurality of feet detachably positioned thereon, with both the tube elements being formed with a series of pair of aligned apertures with each pair defining a horizontal passage for receiving a cross rod.

For a full and more complete understanding of the 3,130,439 Patented Apr. 28, 1964 ICC invention reference may be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, wherein:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective depicting the step of supporting a Venetian blind for disassembly of the slats therefrom.

FGURE 2 is a detailed vertical section taken on an enlarged scale through the telescoping tubes of one standard where they meet, this view being taken about on the plane represented by the line 2 2 of FIGURE 1.

FIGURE 3 is a detailed section through the upper end of the upper tube of one standard Where the cross bar supporting bracket is secured thereto, this view being taken about on the plane represented by the line 3 3 of FIGURE 1.

FIGURE 4 is a perspective showing the cross rods on the lower standard elements in position and the slats supported thereon for drying and,

FIGURE 5 is an enlarged detailed sectional view of a portion of one cross rod with a slat thereon.

Referring now to the drawings and iirst more particularly to FIGURE l, a pair of uprights or standards are therein illustrated and each is referred to in its entirety by the reference character S. Inasmuch as the standards S are substantially duplicates, the details of the construction of only one of them is hereinafter described in detail because that is believed to be suilicient for the purposes of this specification.

Each standard S comprises a lower tubular member l@ which telescopically receives an upper tubular member 11. During periods of non-use, the members 10 and 11 may be telescoped into a compact position with the length of the units being determined by the length of one member.

The upper member 11 adjacent to its lower end is formed with a small recess 12 that is adapted to receive the end of the set screw 13. The latter is threadedly received in a boss-like plate 14 that is welded on the outer side of the lower tube 1i) adjacent to its upper end with the set screw passing through an opening 15 formed in the member 10. Thus, when the tube elements 10 and 11 are distended, the set screw 13 may be tightened to lock the extended position.

Each of the tube elements 10 and 11 is formed with a series of pairs of apertures 16. The apertures 16 of each pair align in a horizontal plane to define a horizontal plane to deine a horizontal passage as will later be described.

Referring for the moment more particularly to FIG- RE 3, it will be seen that the upper end of each tube element 11 carries a hook-like bracket 17. This bracket passes through aligned apertures 18 in the tube 11 and its position is fixed by Welding 19.

The lower end of each tube element 10 is formed with a plurality of angularly spaced slots 20 with each slot opening onto the free end of the tube. A foot 21 is associated with each slot with the upper end of each foot carrying a headed rivet 22 that is received in the slot. While the number of feet 21 may Vary, ordinarily at least three will be required and in the form of the invention illustrated in the drawing four such feet are used with each standard.

A Venetial blind is shown as comprising a top cross bar 23. When a blind is to be painted, this bar 23 is supported by the brackets 17. While so supported the slats 24 may be readily removed from the tape ladders 25. After being so removed they may be either painted in their individual condition and then applied to horizonal rods 26 which are passed through the openings 16 or directly positioned on these rods and then painted. ln any case, the slots 27 in the slats receive the rod 26 and support the slats during the drying period.

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It is to be understood that while FIGURE 4 dipicts only the lower tubes with the supporting rods 26 positioned thereon this same condition obtains for the upper tubular members 11 when the latter are supported in their extended position above and by the lower tubular members 10.

It is evident that during periods of non-use the rods 26 are removed from the uprights. Moreover, the feet 21 may be removed by merely passing the headed rivets downwardly through the slots 20 and the members 10 and 11 telescoped together by loosening the set screws 13. The various components may be stored away in a compact condition and yet readily reassembled when their use is required.

While a preferred specic embodiment of the invention is hereinbefore set forth, it is to be clearly understood that the invention is not to be limited to the exact constructions, mechanisms, and devices illustrated and described because various modifications of these details may be provided in putting the invention into practice within the purview of the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. In a Venetian blind paint Stand, a pair of uprights adapted to be spaced apart a distance slightly less than the length of Venetian blind slats to be painted, each of said uprights comprising upper and lower telescoping tubular members, a set screw carried by each of said lower members for locking said telescoping members in an extended position, feet detachably secured to each of said lower telescoping members, each of said telescoping members being formed with a .series of pairs of aligned apertures, and a cross rod received in each pair of said apertures and adapted to be threaded through slots in Venetian blind slats to support the latter during drying.

2. The Venetian blind paint stand of claim 1 in which each of the upper telescoping members carries a hooklike bracket with the two brackets being adapted to supportingly receive the cross bar of a Venetian blind.

3. In a Venetian blind paint stand, a pair of uprights adapted to be spaced apart a distance slightly less than the length of Venetian blind slats to be painted, each of said uprights comprising upper and lower telescoping tubular members, a set screw carried by each ot said lower members for locking said telescoping members in an extended position, the lower end of each said telescoping members being formed with a plurality of slots opening onto the free end thereof, a plurality of supporting feet corresponding in number to the number of said slots, a headed rivet at the upper end of each foot received in one of said slots, both of said telescoping members being formed with a series of pairs of aligned apertures, and a cross rod detachably received in each pair of aligned apertures and adapted to be supportingly received in the slots of Venetian blind slats to support the latter during the drying period.

References Cited in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,472,654 Engelke June 7, 1949 2,588,557 Morris et a1. Mar. 11, 1952 2,598,798 Kerr June 3, 1952 FOREIGN PATENTS 166,425 Switzerland Mar l, 1934

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Classifications
U.S. Classification15/268, 211/182, 118/500, 34/239, 248/161
International ClassificationB05C13/00
Cooperative ClassificationB05C13/00
European ClassificationB05C13/00