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US3239181A
US3239181A US42501865A US3239181A US 3239181 A US3239181 A US 3239181A US 42501865 A US42501865 A US 42501865A US 3239181 A US3239181 A US 3239181A
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B44DECORATIVE ARTS
    • B44DPAINTING OR ARTISTIC DRAWING, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; PRESERVING PAINTINGS; SURFACE TREATMENT TO OBTAIN SPECIAL ARTISTIC SURFACE EFFECTS OR FINISHES
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    • B44D3/12Paint cans; Brush holders; Containers for storing residual paint
    • B44D3/14Holders for paint cans
    • 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

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March 8, 1966 P. v. ELLERBROCK 3,239,131

PAINT CAN HOLDER Filed Jan. 12, 1965 INVENTOR 951-52 M ELLERBROCK United States Patent 3,239,181 7 PAINT CAN HOLDER Peter V. Ellerbrock, RR. 1, Matanga Beach, Havana, Ill. Filed Jan. 12, 1965, Ser. No. 425,018 4 Claims. (Cl. 24821tl) This invention relates to commercial painting, and more particularly to a paint can holder specially adapted to ladders and the like.

One of the problems every painter of buildings who has to stand on a ladder faces is that of satisfactory securement of the .paint can in a way that will not only position the can of paint where he can easily reach it, but Where the can will not be in the way of normal movement on the ladder while the building is being painted.

It is therefore the principal object of this invention to provide a paint can holder specially adapted to securernent to the outside of the ladder one is standing on while painting a building.

Another object of this invention is to provide a paint can holder that will not get in ones way while painting and thus cause an accident such as the upsetting of the can of paint.

Another object of this invention is to provide a paint can holder that will hold any size of paint can on a ladder.

Another object of this invention is to provide a paint can holder that consists of 'but three major parts each one of which is formed from sheet metal or the like.

Another object of this invention is to provide a paint can holder that can quickly and easily be moved up or down the ladder as one paints along.

Still another object of this invention is to provide a paint can holder that can be adapted to securement to any ladder no matter its length or if it be a wood or metal one since no screws or other similar forms of hardware are needed for its securement to the ladder.

With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts, hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claims, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.

Referring to the drawing:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of this invention ready for use.

FIGURE 2 is a perspective view of that portion of this invention that secures the same to the side of a ladder.

FIGURE 3 is a side View of this invention secured to the side of a ladder and in actual use.

Referring to FIGURE 1 of the drawing, the paint can holder is seen to comprise the ladder bracket 5 having a vertically disposed body 6 that has its lower end terminating in a pair of side arms 7, only one of which is shown in any of the views of the drawing. From FIGURES l and 3, it is clear that side arms 7 contact the edges of the rail of a ladder. The uppermost end of the aforesaid ladder bracket 5 also terminates in a pair of side arms 8 that like the previously mentioned side arms are formed at right angle to the aforesaid body 6. One of the side arms 8 is provided with right-angle lug 9 to which is swiugably connected the latch 10 by the rivet 11. The outer end of the latch 10 being adapted to securement to the other one of the side arms 8 by being slipped into the vertical recess in the lower edge of the arm. This construction can best be understood by examining FIGURE 2 of the drawing where it will also be seen that the latch 10 is provided with a cut-out in the lower and central portion thereof in order that the latch will fit over the rung 12 of the ladder.

3,239,1hl Patented Mar. 8, 1966 The paint can supporting member 13 consists of a single piece of sheet metal or the like having a vertically disposed leg 14 from each side of which centrally extends the curved arm 15 and an inverted U-shaped top member 16 that is provided with an inverted U-shaped recess 17 in the downwardly extending flange 18, recess 17 being for decorative purposes. The bottom 19 of this can supporting member 13 is formed at right angle and therefore is horizontally disposed and in the general shape of the bottom of a can of paint. The outer edge of the aforesaid bottom 19 is formed in part in a resilient upturned can holding clip 20 that has an inverted U-shaped upper edge 21 to which is secured to can release 22. A rivet 23 removably secures the just described paint can supporting member 13, to the previously described ladder bracket 5 that has a notch 24 in its upper edge 25 in order that the aforesaid can supporting member 13 may be removed from the ladder bracket 5 without the latter having to be taken off the side of the ladder 26. A can of paint 27 is shown in place in this novel invention in FIGURE 3 of the drawing where it is seen how the aforesaid arms 15 encircle in part the aforesaid can of paint 27 which rest on the "bottom 19 of this device. All one has to do in order to remove a paint can is to press downward on the paint can release 22, thus pulling the paint can holding clip 20 away from the side of the paint can.

The way in which this invention of a paint can holder works is so obviously clear from an examination of the accompanying drawing and the reading of the above description of its construction and configuration as to need no further explanation.

What I now claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A paint can holder of the character described, comprising a bracket having a pair of arms integrally formed from the lower end of the said bracket and at right angle to the body of the said bracket, and the upper end of the said bracket likewise being formed into a pair of arms, all of the said arms so extending along the rail of the side of the ladder to which the said paint can holder is removably secured as to prevent the said paint can holder from swinging free from the said ladder, and a paint can supporting member embodying a normally vertically disposed member having a pair of cent-rally located paint can holding arms extending outward and curving around the sides of the paint can that is placed Within the confines of the said arms, and the bottom portion of the said vertically disposed member being turned outwardly at right angle thereto and terminating in a round flat horizontally disposed bottom on which rest the said paint can and a means of holding the bottom of a paint can on the said bottom of the said paint can supporting member, and a rivet and a notch removably securing the upper end of the said paint can supporting member to the said bracket.

2. A paint can holder of the character described, comprising a bracket having a pair of arms integrally formed from the lower end of the said bracket and at right angle to the body of the said bracket, and the upper end of the said bracket likewise being formed into a pair of arms, all of the said arms so extending along the rail of the side of the ladder to which the said paint can holder is removably secured as to prevent the said paint can holder from swinging free from the said ladder, and a paint can supporting member embodying a normally vertically disposed member having a pair of centrally located paint can holding arms extending outward and curving around the sides of the paint can that is placed within the confines of the said arms, and the bottom portion of the said vertically disposed member being turned outwardly at right angle thereto and terminating in a round flat horizontally disposed bottom on which rest the said paint can and an upturned paint can holding clip having a horizontally disposed paint can release member extending outward from the inverted U-shaped upper edge thereby proving means of holding the bottom of the paint can on the said bottom of the said paint can supporting member, and a rivet and a notch removably securing the upper end of the said paint can supporting member to the said bracket.

3. A paint can holder of the character described, comprising a bracket having a pair of arms integrally formed from the lower end of the said bracket and at right angle to the body of the said bracket, and the upper end of the said bracket likewise being formed into a pair of arms, all of the said arms so extending along the rail of the side of the ladder to which the said paint can holder is removably secured as to prevent the said paint can holder from swinging free from the said ladder, and a paint can supporting member embodying a normally vertically disposed member having a pair of centrally located paint can holding arms extending outward and curving around the sides of the paint can that is placed within the confines of the said arms, and the bottom portion of the said vertically disposed member being turned outwardly at right angle thereto and terminating in a round fiat horizontally disposed bottom on which rest the said paint can and an upturned paint can holding clip having a horizontally disposed paint can release member extending outward from the inverted U-shaped upper edge thereby providing means of holding the bottom of the paint can on the said bottom of the said paint can supporting member, and a rivet and a notch removably securing the upper end of the said paint can supporting member to the said bracket, and a free-swinging latch having one end swingably riveted to a lug that extends outward at right angle from one of the upper arms of the said bracket, the outer end of the said latch being adapted to placement in the recess that extends upward from the lower edge of the other one of the said upper arms thereby providing a means of securely holding the said paint can holder to the outward side of a ladder.

4. A paint can holder of the character described, comprising a bracket having a pair of arms integrally formed from the lower end of the said bracket and at right angle to the body of the said bracket, and the upper end of the said bracket likewise being formed into a pair of arms, all

of the said arms so extending along the rail of the side of the ladder to which the said paint can holder is removably secured as to prevent the said paint can holder from swinging free from the said ladder, and a paint can supporting member embodying a normally vertically disposed member having a pair of centrally located paint can holding arms extending outward and curving around the sides of the paint can that is placed within the confines of the said arms, and the bottom portion of the said vertically disposed member being turned outwardly at right angle thereto and terminating in a round fiat horizontally disposed bottom on which rest the said paint can and an upturned paint can holding clip having a horizontally disposed paint can release member extending outward from the inverted U-shaped upper edge thereby providing means of holding the bottom of the paint can on the said bottom of the said paint can supporting member, and a rivet and a notch removably securing the upper end of the said paint can supporting member to the said bracket, and a free-swinging latch having one end swingably riveted to a lug that extends outward at right angle from one of the upper arms of the said bracket, the outer end of the said latch being adapted to placement in the recess that extends upward from the lower edge of the other one of the said upper arms thereby providing a means of securely holding the said paint can holder to the outward side of a ladder, the lower edge of the said free swinging latch having a curved recess therein that permits a portion of the said latch to fit over any one of the desired rungs of the said ladder.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,243,732 10/1917 Goss et al. 248289 1,349,842 8/1920 McKinley 248--313 1,550,588 8/1925 Soldani 2483 13 1,842,786 1/1932 Kirsch 248224 X 2,056,527 10/ 1936 Kummer 248-210 2,544,312 3/1951 Hamilton 248210 2,703,215 3/1955 Weiss 248210 2,846,173 8/1958 Grovesteen 248210 2,895,700 7/1959 Johnson 248210 2,912,205 11/1959 Toune 248210 CLAUDE A. LE ROY, Primary Examiner.

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1. A PAINT CAN HOLDER OF THE CHARACTER DESCRIBED, COMPRISING A BRACKET HAVING A PAIR OF ARMS INTEGRALLY FORMED FROM THE LOWER END OF THE SAID BRACKET AND AT RIGHT ANGLE TO THE BODY OF THE SAID BRACKET, AND THE UPPER END OF THE SAID BRACKET LIKEWISE BEING FORMED INTO A PAIR OF ARMS, ALL OF THE SAID ARMS SO EXTENDING ALONG THE RAIL OF THE SIDE OF THE LADDER TO WHICH THE SAID PAINT CAN HOLDER IS REMOVABLY SECURED AS TO PREVENT THE SAID PAINT CAN HOLDER FROM SWINGING FREE FROM THE SAID LADDER, AND A PAINT CAN SUPPORTING MEMBER EMBODYING A NORMALLY VERTICALLY DISPOSED MEMBER HAVING A PAIR OF CENTRALLY LOCATED PAINT CAN HOLDING ARMS EXTENDING OUTWARD AND CURVING AROUND THE SIDES OF THE PAINT CAN THAT IS PLACED WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE SAID ARMS, AND THE BOTTOM PORTION OF THE SAID VERTICALLY DISPOSED MEMBER BEING TURNED OUTWARDLY AT RIGHT ANGLE THERETO AND TERMINATING IN A ROUND FLAT HORIZONTALLY DISPOSED BOTTOM ON WHICH REST THE SAID PAINT CAN AND MEANS OF HOLDING THE BOTTOM OF A PAINT CAN ON THE SAID BOTTOM OF THE SAID PAINT CAN SUPPORTING MEMBER, AND A RIVET AND A NOTCH REMOVABLY SECURING THE UPPER END OF THE SAID PAINT CAN SUPPORTING MEMBER TO THE SAID BRACKET.
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US3414223A (en) * 1966-12-23 1968-12-03 Wald Mfg Company Inc Basket attachment for bicycles
US3998416A (en) * 1976-01-26 1976-12-21 Benolkin James R Tool holder and paint can support
FR2363451A1 (en) * 1976-09-07 1978-03-31 Poith Paul Support for paint-brush - has light alloy body formed into compartments and hooked over top of pot
US4139173A (en) * 1976-03-11 1979-02-13 Kahn William J Instant scaffold and paint can holder
US4222541A (en) * 1978-12-14 1980-09-16 Cillis Daniel J Ladder tray support attachment
US4522362A (en) * 1983-08-19 1985-06-11 Kelly Owen Support device particularly useful for drafting templates and the like
GB2189535A (en) * 1986-04-22 1987-10-28 Alan Donald Theaker Paint safe professional
US4765581A (en) * 1985-11-22 1988-08-23 Ian C. Goldey Universal cup holder with cup handle slot
US5584453A (en) * 1994-11-22 1996-12-17 Morter; David A. Apparatus for supporting a container on a ladder rung
US5842671A (en) * 1996-11-08 1998-12-01 Gibbs; Dorian Secured receptacle holder
US6880794B1 (en) 2003-11-20 2005-04-19 Peter P. Kahn Universal tool holder
US20070056999A1 (en) * 2005-09-12 2007-03-15 Peter Kahn Universal tool carrier
US20070080274A1 (en) * 2005-09-29 2007-04-12 Tony Ouellette Equipment holder for use on scaffolding
US20070125819A1 (en) * 2005-12-01 2007-06-07 Peter Kahn Tool holder
US20140263501A1 (en) * 2013-03-15 2014-09-18 Antonio Bajuyo Belt clip for a container
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US1243732A (en) * 1916-10-18 1917-10-23 Harold D Goss Detachable ladder-shelf.
US1349842A (en) * 1917-10-29 1920-08-17 Willys Overland Co Oil-can holder
US1550588A (en) * 1922-08-18 1925-08-18 Soldani Girolamo Milk-bottle holder
US1842786A (en) * 1928-07-16 1932-01-26 Kirsch Co Means for detachably mounting brackets on walls, etc.
US2056527A (en) * 1935-03-22 1936-10-06 James E Kummer Attachment for ladders
US2544312A (en) * 1947-09-16 1951-03-06 Lloyd W Hamilton Paint pail cradle
US2703215A (en) * 1953-04-13 1955-03-01 Rudolf Weiss Ladder bracket
US2846173A (en) * 1954-04-09 1958-08-05 Floyd E Grovesteen Paint container holding device
US2895700A (en) * 1956-04-05 1959-07-21 Le Carda E Johnson Ladder supported container holder
US2912205A (en) * 1957-08-23 1959-11-10 Edward P Toune Paint bucket holder

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US1243732A (en) * 1916-10-18 1917-10-23 Harold D Goss Detachable ladder-shelf.
US1349842A (en) * 1917-10-29 1920-08-17 Willys Overland Co Oil-can holder
US1550588A (en) * 1922-08-18 1925-08-18 Soldani Girolamo Milk-bottle holder
US1842786A (en) * 1928-07-16 1932-01-26 Kirsch Co Means for detachably mounting brackets on walls, etc.
US2056527A (en) * 1935-03-22 1936-10-06 James E Kummer Attachment for ladders
US2544312A (en) * 1947-09-16 1951-03-06 Lloyd W Hamilton Paint pail cradle
US2703215A (en) * 1953-04-13 1955-03-01 Rudolf Weiss Ladder bracket
US2846173A (en) * 1954-04-09 1958-08-05 Floyd E Grovesteen Paint container holding device
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US3414223A (en) * 1966-12-23 1968-12-03 Wald Mfg Company Inc Basket attachment for bicycles
US3998416A (en) * 1976-01-26 1976-12-21 Benolkin James R Tool holder and paint can support
US4139173A (en) * 1976-03-11 1979-02-13 Kahn William J Instant scaffold and paint can holder
FR2363451A1 (en) * 1976-09-07 1978-03-31 Poith Paul Support for paint-brush - has light alloy body formed into compartments and hooked over top of pot
US4222541A (en) * 1978-12-14 1980-09-16 Cillis Daniel J Ladder tray support attachment
US4522362A (en) * 1983-08-19 1985-06-11 Kelly Owen Support device particularly useful for drafting templates and the like
US4765581A (en) * 1985-11-22 1988-08-23 Ian C. Goldey Universal cup holder with cup handle slot
GB2189535A (en) * 1986-04-22 1987-10-28 Alan Donald Theaker Paint safe professional
US5584453A (en) * 1994-11-22 1996-12-17 Morter; David A. Apparatus for supporting a container on a ladder rung
US6766912B1 (en) 1996-11-08 2004-07-27 Dorian Gibbs Secured receptacle holder
US5842671A (en) * 1996-11-08 1998-12-01 Gibbs; Dorian Secured receptacle holder
US6880794B1 (en) 2003-11-20 2005-04-19 Peter P. Kahn Universal tool holder
WO2005055773A1 (en) 2003-11-20 2005-06-23 Kahn Peter P Universal tool holder
US20070056999A1 (en) * 2005-09-12 2007-03-15 Peter Kahn Universal tool carrier
US20070080274A1 (en) * 2005-09-29 2007-04-12 Tony Ouellette Equipment holder for use on scaffolding
US20070125819A1 (en) * 2005-12-01 2007-06-07 Peter Kahn Tool holder
US20140263501A1 (en) * 2013-03-15 2014-09-18 Antonio Bajuyo Belt clip for a container
US8931669B2 (en) * 2013-03-15 2015-01-13 Antonio Bajuyo Belt clip for a container
US20150014094A1 (en) * 2013-07-15 2015-01-15 John Reginald Brooks Ladder accessory holder extension

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