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US2496276A
US2496276A US711447A US71144746A US2496276A US 2496276 A US2496276 A US 2496276A US 711447 A US711447 A US 711447A US 71144746 A US71144746 A US 71144746A US 2496276 A US2496276 A US 2496276A
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Fm m W@ M. www@ 29499? ARTISTS MAULSTICK Filed Nov. 21, 1.946

.fj/s ATTORNEYS v Patented Feb.. 7, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT *OFFICE ARTISTS MAUIS'TIGK Michael'Dolas, New York, N. Y.

LAprleli'cation November 21,"1946,"Serial No. 711,447

I 3 Claims.

'This'invention relates toan artists niaulstick,

When the artist is working, i. e., drawing,

painting, etc., `especially when he is doing fine or I detailed Work, he often requires a support on which to rest or steady his `hand. One form of maulstok ccrnmonlyused is a wooden or light metal rod with a rubber end. In using such a prior art device the artist holds the rod with one hand by pressing the rubber'agaihst the work andrests his other hand upon the rod as he is working. This common formof maulstick requires theuse of both hands-and does not leave one hand free for the manipulation of a palette, paints or other work which might be necessary while the artist is working with the other hand.

It is an object of the invention to provide a maulstick which may be rmly secured to a Work support, such as a drawing board, at any position and with rm engagement so as to provide a steady support for the artists hand while workmg.

Other objects of the invention will be apparent from the following description of a preferred embodiment of the invention taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:

Fig. 1 is a side view showing a Work support with the maulstick in position thereon;

Fig. 2 is a bottom' view of the maulstick before it is mounted on the work support;

Fig. 3 is a view partly in section of a portion of the maulstick showing the means for holding it in engagement with the work support, and

Fig. 4 is a diagrammatic perspective view of the maulstick in relation to the work support.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, in Figs. 1 and 4 there is shown a work support, such as a drawing board, generally indicated as B, and the maulstick generally shown at M. As is apparent from Figs. 1 and 4 the maulstick extends across the work support B and is spaced from the upper surface thereof so as not to be in engagement with the work on the surface of the support. The maulstick may be positioned parallel to the sides or parallel to the top and bottom of the work support or at any angle for engagement with the sides or with the top and bottom. The artist may rest his hand on the maulstick at any position along its length while working with painting or drawing instruments.

Referring more particularly to the construction shown, the maulstick comprises two members 2 and 4, which are slidably mounted, so that `the Im'ember 4 -sli'des inside the memberfl Mounted :riear 'the fresp'ective `outer ends Aof the 'slidable members Z'and are hooks .or other Tiastening 'means 6 land 8 respectively lon Vwhich a nspring IU is fastened. The'springis'of such a f lengthand tension as -normallyfto liold'thefmember -`2 in taposition overlapping 'ltlie .member '4. The 'lengths 'of `the :slidabieiniembers are such vthat I'the 'end l2 of the member '-4 engages the abutment YI4 of nthe member f2 when A4the maulstick is inl closed psition.

The slidable membersmay 'be pulled apart so tlratjin extended "position "the fmaulstick is appronima'tely Etwice "as long fas Fin "closed 'position andjf desired, meansmayb'e included Vtolprevent the slidable members from being pulled completely apart. The spring is such as to permit full extension of the slidable members.

Mounted near the opposite ends respectively of the slidable members 2 and 4 are extension members I6 and I8. Near the end of each extension member are engaging points 2U and 22. When the maulstick is to be applied to the work support, the slidable members are pulled so that the engaging points '20 and 22 are further apart than the work support. In this position the maulstick is placed over the work support in theV desired location relative to the work to be done. Upon releasing, the tension of the spring pulls the slidable vmembers together and causes the points 20 and 22 to engage firmly into the Work support. The tension of the spring is such as to rmly engage the points into the wood or other material on which the work is mounted. and hold them in engagement.

In order to provide greater rigidity for the maulstick in its applied position, two circular members are provided having collars 24 and 26 and discs 28 and 30. preferably with knurled edges, as illustrated. The interior of the collars 24 and 20 are provided with threads which coact with threads on the extension members, so that the circular members may be moved up and down along the extension members I6 and I3 by rotation. When the maulstick is initially applied to the work support, the threaded members will be turned so as to occupy a position near the middle of the extension members I6 and I8 or near the ends adjacent the slidable members 2 and 4. After the maulstick is applied in a desired location the discs may be turned so as to bring their surface into nrm engagement with the edges of the work support, as shown. at 32 and 34. This prevents the rotation of the mauistick about the engaging points 20 and 22 and holds the maulstick rmly in position.

As is illustrated in Fig. 1 in the preferred embodiment, the extension members I6 and I8 are positioned at slightly less than right angles to the slidable members 2 and 4, and inclined slightly towards the center. Because of this construction the discs 28 and 30 engage only the ends of the Work support and leave spaces 36 and 38 so as not to engage or mar the paper or other Work which may be m'ounted on and extend near the edges of the work support.

It will be obvious that my invention may take forms other than the specic preferred embodiment included herein for illustrative purposes. and al1 such embodiments as fall within the scope of the following claims are intended to be within the invention.

I claim: Y

l. As an. article of manufacture, a device comprising two elongated members in telescopic re- Y lation and slidably mounted relative to each other into contact with the sides of a support on which the device is to be mounted, and means on said laterally extending members movable for v engagement with the surface of the support.

2.l As an article of manufacture, a device comt prising two tubular elongated members in engagement with each other and slidably mounted l relative to each other, a spring for urging said members in overlapping position, means extending from the opposite ends of the slidable members at less than a right angle, engaging points on Said extension means, said spring acting to urge the engaging points into contact with the sides of a support on which the device is to be mounted, and means on said extension members movable for engagement with the edges of the support.

3. As an article of manufacture, a device comprising two tubular rod-shaped members mounted one within the other and slidably mounted relative to each other, a spring for urging said members in overlapping position, threaded extension members projecting from the opposite ends of the slidable members at less than a right angle, engaging points on said extension members, said spring acting to urge the engaging points into contact with the sides of a support onxwhich the deviceV is to be mounted, and threaded discs rotatably mounted on said threaded extension members for engagement with the f edges of the support.

MICHAEL DOLAS.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the le of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 289,700 Parker Dec. 4, 1883 1,016,041 Scott Jan. 30, 1912

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US2814142A (en) * 1954-06-16 1957-11-26 Warwick John Easel apparatus
US3175697A (en) * 1963-11-18 1965-03-30 Eldon G Kelly Apparel rack supports
US3768764A (en) * 1971-11-16 1973-10-30 R Horenstein Artist hand support and ruler
US4088290A (en) * 1977-02-02 1978-05-09 Novello Louis J Artist's maulstick
US4188006A (en) * 1978-02-06 1980-02-12 Robert Karlin Steadying rest to aid in steadying an artist's hand
FR2540368A1 (en) * 1983-02-07 1984-08-10 Lance Marcel Hand guide for painters or designers
US4545554A (en) * 1981-08-31 1985-10-08 Latino Richard M Wrist support for use with an office machine having a keyboard
US4685644A (en) * 1986-06-19 1987-08-11 Yates Roy E Protective apparatus for artists
US5141198A (en) * 1991-08-22 1992-08-25 Hoyt Marion E Apparatus for steadying one's arm at an easel and use thereof
US5172883A (en) * 1991-12-13 1992-12-22 Amirian Acop J Artist's tool
US6271452B1 (en) * 1999-02-15 2001-08-07 Gilles Bernard Training bar
US6691972B1 (en) 2003-02-05 2004-02-17 William E. Oliver Adjustable handrest for artists
DE102014011202B3 (en) * 2014-07-28 2015-11-26 Alexander Breininger-Swetschka studio easel

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US289700A (en) * 1883-12-04 Maul-stick
US1016041A (en) * 1910-03-17 1912-01-30 Alexander Scott Sketch-tablet holder.

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US289700A (en) * 1883-12-04 Maul-stick
US1016041A (en) * 1910-03-17 1912-01-30 Alexander Scott Sketch-tablet holder.

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2814142A (en) * 1954-06-16 1957-11-26 Warwick John Easel apparatus
US3175697A (en) * 1963-11-18 1965-03-30 Eldon G Kelly Apparel rack supports
US3768764A (en) * 1971-11-16 1973-10-30 R Horenstein Artist hand support and ruler
US4088290A (en) * 1977-02-02 1978-05-09 Novello Louis J Artist's maulstick
US4188006A (en) * 1978-02-06 1980-02-12 Robert Karlin Steadying rest to aid in steadying an artist's hand
US4545554A (en) * 1981-08-31 1985-10-08 Latino Richard M Wrist support for use with an office machine having a keyboard
EP0116250A1 (en) * 1983-02-07 1984-08-22 Marcel Lance Maul-stick for painters or drawers
FR2540368A1 (en) * 1983-02-07 1984-08-10 Lance Marcel Hand guide for painters or designers
US4558522A (en) * 1983-02-07 1985-12-17 Marcel Lance Hand guide for painters or draftsmen
US4685644A (en) * 1986-06-19 1987-08-11 Yates Roy E Protective apparatus for artists
US5141198A (en) * 1991-08-22 1992-08-25 Hoyt Marion E Apparatus for steadying one's arm at an easel and use thereof
US5172883A (en) * 1991-12-13 1992-12-22 Amirian Acop J Artist's tool
US6271452B1 (en) * 1999-02-15 2001-08-07 Gilles Bernard Training bar
US6691972B1 (en) 2003-02-05 2004-02-17 William E. Oliver Adjustable handrest for artists
DE102014011202B3 (en) * 2014-07-28 2015-11-26 Alexander Breininger-Swetschka studio easel

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