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Publication numberUS483503 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 27, 1892
Filing dateJan 25, 1892
Publication numberUS 483503 A, US 483503A, US-A-483503, US483503 A, US483503A
InventorsJopin R. Smith
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Machine for painting barbed-wire fences
US 483503 A
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Patented Sept. 27,1892.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 483,503, dated September 27, 1892. Applloatlon filed January 25, 1892. Serial No. 419,239. on model.)

To 00% whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, J OHNR. SMITH, residing at Neosho, in the county of Newton and State of Missouri, have invented a new and useful Machine for Painting Barbed Wire and other Wire Fences, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to machines for painting barbed-wire and other wire fences after the fence has been erected; and the object of my machine is to provide means whereby paint may be applied rapidly and inexpensively to a wire, barbed or smooth, which has previously been stretched on a series of posts or other supports and fastened thereto. I attain this object by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which-- Figure 1 is a view in elevation of the entire machine. Fig.2 is a sectional view of the brush on the line 1 2.

Similar lettersreferto similar parts throughout the two views.

A is a wheel constructed of wood or other suitable material, and provided with a groove B in its periphery of sufficient width and depth to take in completely the wire to be painted. The groove B is provided with an upper and lower row of brushes A, made of bristles or other suitable material, so inserted in the outer edges of the groove 13 that they may project outwardly from their point of insertion. The wheel A is mounted on an axle a a to turn longitudinally with the wire to be painted in supports 61 d, which supports are rigidly attached toa frame D. This frame may be made of iron or other suitable material, and is provided with space for a vessel or reservoir for holding a supply of paint C. This vessel has a faucet or gate Fof any suitable size or pattern for the purpose of supplying the paint or other liquid to the brushes A A while the wire to bepainted is passing through the groove B, thereby coming in contact with the said brushes both as it enters and as it leaves the groove, thus securing contact of the brushes charged with paint with all parts of the wire.

As before stated, the brushes A A are made to project outwardly. This is done for The paint-reservoir C is provided with a.

suitable aperture 0 for renewing the supply of paint.

Underneath the wheel-brush Ais placed by suitable attachments a drip-pan G to collect and save the paint that may drip from the wheel-brush, if inadvertantly the supply of paint from the faucet may be too abundant. This drip-pan G is attached to the support cl or other part of the frame in such a manner that it may be removed easily for the purpose of returning the paint collected to the reservoir and be again quickly replaced.

I will now describe the manner of using the machine. The operator fills the reservoir with the fluid preparation with which he desires to paint his fence. He then opens the faucet F sufficiently wide, takes the machine by the handle E, holds it in a horizontal position, presses the brush A in the wheel A against the wire to be painted till the wire passes into the groove B, and when this is done he simply walks either backward or forward, keeping gentle but firm pressure against the wire. This process causes the brushwheel to revolve and distributes the paint effectively on the wire. When apost or support is reached, if desired the wheel is pushed on the wire onto and past the post, thus painting the wire where it is fastened to and lies against the post.

Having described my invention, I now desire to secure by Letters Patent the following claims on the same:

1. The brush composed of two disks having bristles on the side projecting toward each other and obliquely outward from the periphery of said disks, in combination with a supporting-frame" and paint-reservoir, substanthe axis of the brush, substantially as and for tially as and for the purpose set forth. the purpose set forth.

2. The combination of a grooved Wheel brush having the brushes inclined obliquely JOHN SMITH 5 from the periphery of said wheel and mounted Witnesses:

to turn in a portable frame, a paint-reservoir, CLAUD L. CLARK, and a drip-pan located on a plane vertical to JOHN L. STANLEY.

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Cooperative ClassificationB05C1/06