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US2557694A
US2557694A US682240A US68224046A US2557694A US 2557694 A US2557694 A US 2557694A US 682240 A US682240 A US 682240A US 68224046 A US68224046 A US 68224046A US 2557694 A US2557694 A US 2557694A
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E06DOORS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS, OR ROLLER BLINDS IN GENERAL; LADDERS
    • E06CLADDERS
    • E06C7/00Component parts, supporting parts, or accessories
    • E06C7/14Holders for pails or other equipment on or for ladders
    • E06C7/146Holders for pails or other equipment on or for ladders made from wire
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
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    • B44DPAINTING OR ARTISTIC DRAWING, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; PRESERVING PAINTINGS; SURFACE TREATMENT TO OBTAIN SPECIAL ARTISTIC SURFACE EFFECTS OR FINISHES
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L. G. SAGEN PAINT BUCKET AND BRUSH HOLDER June 19, 1951 Filed July 9, 1946 I Inventor inn Esme 5865 Patented June 19, 1951 PAINT BUCKET AND BRUSH HOLDER Lawrence G. Sagen, Auburn, N. Y.
Application July 9, 1946, Serial No. 682,240
4 Claims.
This invention relates to a paint bucket and brush holder designed to suspend a paint bucket from a rung of a ladder to render the bucket rigid with the suspending member so that the bucket will be steady, to facilitate dipping the brush into the paint instead of allowing the bucket to swing as from the usual pivoted bail ordinarily provided on paint buckets, and provided with means for holding a brush in convenient position adjacent the ladder and over the bucket, so that any surplus paint on the brush, will drip into the bucket, thereby greatly facilitating the work of the painter.
Another object of the invention is to provide a paint bucket and brush hanger or holder which may be readily applied to the rungs of a ladder and conveniently changed from one rung to another as the painting proceeds at different heights, especially of a vertical wall surface, the device being used to hang or suspend a bucket on the rungs of a ladder and adapted to clamp the bucket adjacent the rim thereof, whether provided with a rim bead or not, so as to hold the bucket rigid with the hanger whereby in dipping or scraping the brush in the paint and on the inside of the bucket, the bucket will be rigid or steady so as to facilitate same, the hanger being provided with means to suspend the bucket of paint in a substantially upright position until the supply of paint nears the bottom of the bucketor container, when the same may be held in a tilted position to facilitate complete use of the paint in the bucket and dipping of the paint brush therein to acquire the necessary paint on the brush head or bristles.
An additional object, is to provide the hanger with simple and efiicient means for clamping the handle of a brush so that the latter will be in an upright position over the bucket convenient. to grasp and move the same from its suspended posie tion. for use and for placing thev same in a supporting position without interference by the lad-v der r rungs thereof, so that when not in use, the paint from the brush will drip into the bucket for obvious reasons.
Another object of the invention is to provide a paint bucket and brush hanger for ladders and the like, which is of simple construction and can be economically manufactured, as well as easily applied to a bucket and conveniently changed in this position on the rungs of a ladder as the painting proceeds, and which will readily support a paint brush over the bucket in convenient position to be grasped, for removal or supported so that surplus paint will drip into the bucket instead of dripping onto the ground or floor surface or. permitting the brush to fall to the ground.
Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a paint bucket and brush hanger applied to a bucket for suspending the latter from the rLmg of a ladder, the bucket being shown partly broken away and in section to show the hanger attached thereto.
Figure 2 is an enlarged fragmentary plan view taken on the plane of the line 2-2 of Figure 1- wlth the brush in position.
Figure 3 is a fragmentary perspective view showing the paint brush holder applied to the hanger.
Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view taken on the plane of the line 44 of Figure 1, and
Figure 5 is a detail side elevation of a special bolt or clamping member for attaching the hanger to the paint bucket.
Referring to the drawings in detail, in which like reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, In designates a paint bucket with or without a bead or rim l I, which may be in the form of a reinforced wire bead or inwardly extending flange as usually provided on pails of this character. The bucket is provided with the usual handle or bail l2 pivoted thereto at its ends in sockets or ears [3, said bail or handle being of the usually semi-circular or U-shaped form. The hanger of the present invention consists of a comparatively rigid steel or spring metal strip, or even an unbendable bar without appreciable resiliency or springing character, I 4 having a rectilinear portion 15 at the lower end thereof preferably roughened or knurled at the inside, as indicated at l 6 to fit and grip against the external face of the lateral wall of the pail or bucket Ill at its upper portion and extending upwardly therefrom in an outwardly curved formation as indicated at I! to extend above the open top of the pail or bucket and then inwardly as indicated at 18, which portion may be curved or rectilinear as shown, that is fiat. At the top of the curved portion H, the bar or strip of the hanger is provided with an outwardly curved short bend I9 providing an open ear, eye or loop, and at the extremity of the portion l8 of the top with a similar eye or loop 20 also formed by a bent portion, which may have a depending extremity or bill 2| directed rearwardly at an incline forming a hook. The eye or loop 20 is designed to engage any one of the rungs 22 of a ladder 23 to support the bucket or pail in a substantially upright or vertical position beneath the same, so that the top of the bucket will be above the rung 22 beneath the one engaged thereby for convenient access to the open top of the bucket or pail between the rungs and sides of the ladder 23. This is for use when the bucket or pail contains considerable paint, although the device is not necessarily used for a paint bucket, but may be used for other liquids, such as cleaning fluids for treating a wall of a building or interior walls, such as an enameled or tiled surface or otherwise. When the level of the paint or other liquid nears the bottom of the container and the supply is nearly exhausted, the bucket may be supported so as to be inclined toward a lower corner, by supporting the same on the ear or loop [9 over one of the rungs 22, so that a supply of paint or the like may be obtained on the brush head or bristles until the supply is exhausted.
The hanger I4 is adapted to be readily attached or clamped to the bucket with the roughened portion IB of the rectilinear straight and flat or conforming curved portion l against the outer surface of the lateral wall of the bucket or pail as shown in Figure 1 of the drawings and as previously set forth, by providing the portion above the rim H of the bucket with a hole 24 designed to receive the shank of a bolt 25 therethrough. The inner end of the bolt is provided with a laterally extending head 26 adapted to extend downwardly within the lateral wall of the can, bucket or pail l0 in spaced relation to the portion I5, and is preferably provided with an offset portion or shoulder 21 to extend under the rim or bead H and provided with a roughened surface or cushion 28 of suitable soft material such as leather, felt or other fabric packing such as used in brake linings or otherwise, in order to grip the interior surface of the bucket so as to effectively clamp the lateral wall thereof between the same and the portion by disposing the bolt 25 upwardly over the top edge or rim of the bucket and screwing a wing nut or the like 29 thereon, so as to rigidly secure the bucket to the hanger. This device is used in lieu of the bail l2 and an ordinary S-shaped hook,
commonly employed to suspend a bucket from a ladder rung, and which permits the bucket to swing and therefore render the same inconvenient in dipping the brush into the paint or other liquid in the bucket inasmuch as the bucket swings or tilts and is always subject to the possibility of tilting over and spilling the contents of the bucket. By having the bucket rigid with the hanger, a steady handle is provided on the bucket or can and the possibility of spilling is avoided.
In order to support a paint brush from the hanger or handle, which suspends the bucket or pail, the horizontal or inwardly extending portion i8 is provided with a brush holder 39 consisting of spring gripping jaws designed to grip and hold the brush or the like 3|, the head or bristles of which are provided with the usual handle 32, by receiving the handle vertically therein with the brush head downwardly over the open top of the bucket, so as to permit any surplus paint or liquid on the brush to drip into the bucket instead of dripping to the floor or ground, in addition to the rigid non-tilting or tipping support of the bucket or pail in a manner previously described. As shown, the holder 3% is formed of a length of wire or other spring metal bent to provide opposed vertical loops or jaws 33 of reversely curved or ogee formation and crossing each other at the intermediate or shank portions as indicated at 34 to provide an eye or loop 35 at both the top and bottom in spaced relation to extend above and below or straddle one edge and the upper and lower surfaces of the inwardly extending portion l8 of the hanger where it may be held by a pin or bolt 36 extending through a hole in said portion l8, so as to extend laterally over the bucket. The portions 33 have divergent entrance portions 31 bent outwardly in opposite directions to provide a wide entrance or throat portion 38 into which a handle is readily inserted and frictionally gripped by the opposed spring jaws of the resilient wire or other material forming the holder 3! so as to conveniently support or suspend the brush with the head downwardly over the bucket, when not in use. The tip of the brush head preferably extends slightly inside of the bucket to greater assurance of preventing the paint or other liquids dripping from the brush being blown outwardly of the bucket or over the rim thereof, and insuring that the same will drip into the bucket. By applying proper tension to the portions [5 and 25 against the lateral wall of the bucket or pail on opposite sides thereof by turning the nut 29, the device can be firmly attached to the bucket without the use of a wrench or tool, especially by means of a winged nut as shown and described.
It will thus be seen that I have provided a very simple paint bucket or pail and brush hanger for suspending a bucket from the rung of a lad- .der and for holding the brush in position over and to extend down above and into a bucket, which can be cheaply and expeditiously manufactured and which will admirably serve the purposes intended and as explained, to the various advantages set forth. Also, it is to be understood that the device is not limited to use in connection with painting or a paint bucket and brush and that the device may be applied to a bucket or pail for holding other liquids, such as cleaning fluids or the like, and for holding and suspending instruments other than a brush, providing the same has a handle, or even without a handle, between the spring jaws of the holder 30 as described.
In view of the foregoing description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings it is believed that a clear understanding of the device will be quite apparent to those skilled in this art. A more detailed description is accordingly deemed unnecessary.
It is to be understood, however, that even though there is herein shown and described a preferred embodiment of the invention the same is susceptible to certain changes fully comprehended by the spirit of the invention as herein described and the scope of the appended claims.
I claim:
1. A hanger of the class described comprising a bar having a portion adapted to engage against the periphery of a bucket or pail vertically, a clamping member carried thereby adapted to engage the inner surface of the bucket to tightly grip the same, said bar extending upwardly and having a plurality of short rebent portions forming open loops to engage the rung of a ladder, including one at the free end of the arm adapted to support the bucket in a substantially upright position, and one spaced therefrom designed to suspend the bucket in a tilted position.
2. A bucket or pail hanger comprising a bar having the lower portion designed to fit the external surface of a bucket near the top vertically thereof and having an offset and an upwardly extending curved arm portion provided with rung engaging open loops at the end and spaced therefrom adapted to respectively suspend the bucket in an upright and a tilting position, a bolt extending through said lower named portion and having a depending jaw at the inner end thereof adapted to grip the inner surface of the bucket wall, a nut on the bolt externally of the first named portion to clamp the wall and means on the arm to resiliently grip and suspend the handle of a brush over the bucket depending therefrom.
3. A bucket or pail hanger comprising a bar having the lower portion designed to fit the external surface of a bucket near the top vertically thereof and having an aperture and an upwardly extending arm having a forwardly extending horizontal portion provided with rung engaging open loops at the end and spaced therefrom to respectively suspend the bucket in an upright and a tilting position, the end loop terminating in a rearwardly directed bill forming a hook, a clamping member extending through the aperture of said lower portion and having a depending jaw at the inner end thereof adapted to grip the inner surface of the bucket wall, said depending portion having a shoulder adapted to extend beneath the rim of the bucket and a gripping surface to clamp the bucket wall between the first portion and the depending portion for rigidly attaching the hanger thereto, and means on the clamping member externally of the first named portion for clamping said parts together.
4. A bucket or'pail hanger comprising a bar having the lower portion designed to fit the external surface of a bucket near the top vertically thereof and having an offset and an upwardly extending curved arm portion provided with rung engaging open loops at the end and spaced therefrom to selectively suspend the bucket in an upright and a tilting position, a bolt extending through said lower portion and having a depending jaw at the inner end thereof adapted to grip the inner surface of the bucket wall, and a nut on the bolt externally of the first-named portion to clamp the lower portion of said bar against the wall.
LAWRENCE G. SAGEN.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,024,841 Emory Apr. 30, 1912 1,527,980 Jones et a1. Mar. 3, 1925 1,593,043 Stroecker July 20, 1926 1,735,003 Heidel Nov. 12, 1929 1,797,381 Trimble Mar. 24, 1931 1,854,069 Rowe Apr. 12, 1932 2,002,202 Hein May 21, 1935 2,236,187 Penney Mar. 25, 1941 2,308,805 Dahl Jan. 19, 1943 2,448,628 Schaller Sept. 7, 1948
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US2855123A (en) * 1956-11-19 1958-10-07 Earl E Kintz Brush holder attachment
US2879968A (en) * 1954-12-23 1959-03-31 Jr Hugo O Hassloch Floral vase attaching device
US2950012A (en) * 1957-04-01 1960-08-23 Arthur J Hansmann Paint equipment rack for attaching to a paint tray
US3129916A (en) * 1962-03-30 1964-04-21 Harry F Patterson Handled implement holder for shopping carts
US3531073A (en) * 1968-04-02 1970-09-29 Anthony Cortina Brush holder
US3761044A (en) * 1972-05-26 1973-09-25 C Ahmer Drink caddy
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US1797381A (en) * 1928-02-18 1931-03-24 G H Cabell Paintbrush and bucket holder for ladders
US1854069A (en) * 1930-08-27 1932-04-12 Reuel S Rowe Pail holder
US2002202A (en) * 1933-10-16 1935-05-21 Hein John Brush holder
US2236187A (en) * 1939-05-24 1941-03-25 Penney Walter Paint pail and brush holder
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US1527980A (en) * 1922-12-15 1925-03-03 William H Jones Holder for paint buckets and brushes
US1593043A (en) * 1924-11-24 1926-07-20 Henry N Stroecker Bucket support
US1735003A (en) * 1927-05-04 1929-11-12 Walter C Heidel Foot support for ladders
US1797381A (en) * 1928-02-18 1931-03-24 G H Cabell Paintbrush and bucket holder for ladders
US1854069A (en) * 1930-08-27 1932-04-12 Reuel S Rowe Pail holder
US2002202A (en) * 1933-10-16 1935-05-21 Hein John Brush holder
US2236187A (en) * 1939-05-24 1941-03-25 Penney Walter Paint pail and brush holder
US2308805A (en) * 1942-10-01 1943-01-19 Dahl Edward Paint hanger
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US2879968A (en) * 1954-12-23 1959-03-31 Jr Hugo O Hassloch Floral vase attaching device
US2855123A (en) * 1956-11-19 1958-10-07 Earl E Kintz Brush holder attachment
US2950012A (en) * 1957-04-01 1960-08-23 Arthur J Hansmann Paint equipment rack for attaching to a paint tray
US3129916A (en) * 1962-03-30 1964-04-21 Harry F Patterson Handled implement holder for shopping carts
US3531073A (en) * 1968-04-02 1970-09-29 Anthony Cortina Brush holder
US3761044A (en) * 1972-05-26 1973-09-25 C Ahmer Drink caddy
US7913964B1 (en) 2009-11-04 2011-03-29 Samuel Kennedy Painting pail system

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