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Aug. 19,1969 LCFORQES' I 3,462,109 I Y'AINTER' S POT AND BRUSH'SUPPORT Filed May 4, 1967 WWW l 20W 62-25523 35' 40' BY FIG.5 I

firraewsy 3,462,109 PAINTERS POT AND BRUSH SUPPORT Luther C. Forbes, 3317 Walnut St., Long Beach, Calif. 90807 Filed May 4, 1967, Ser. No. 636,183 Int. Cl. B44d 3/12 US. Cl. 248-210 1 Claim ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Field of the invention The present invetnion relates to professional painters equipment, and more particularly to a painters pot, brush, and putty-supporting device that may be removably held in a desired dependent position from either a roof, gutter,

ladder, or other structure that is substantially horizontal, with the support when so disposed minimizing the neces-Q sity of bending over by the user to replenish his brush with paint or putty as he works.

Description of the prior art I-Ieretofore, the painting of a house, or the external surface of other structures of a similar nature has normally been carried out by a painter who is supported on a scaffold or walkboard, with his painters post, as well as a quantity of putty resting on the scaffold or walkboard. With the pot and putty in this position, the painter must bend over hundreds of times a day as the painting operation progresses to replenish paint on his brush, as well as to secure putty as required. This intermittent bending over as described is not only tiring, but time-consuming, and slows up the operation to a considerable extent.

The present invention is adapted to eliminate the disadvantages of present day methods of professional painting, for the painters pot and brush is removably held by the support of the present invention at a waist height position and substantially arms length to minimize the distance the users arm must traverse in replenishing paint on the brush, with a consequent lessening of fatigue on the part of the user. When not in use, the brush is removably supported by the present support device at an elevated position above the painters pot whereby excess paint from the brush will drip into the paint pot rather than onto the scalfolding, walkboard, or surrounding area, with the result that the painting operation is carried out with a minimum of paint drippings which must be subsequently cleaned up.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION A painters accessory comprising an elongate, vertical- 1y disposed rigid member provided with a pointed downturned hook on a first end thereof, which hook permits the supporting device to depend from a desired portion of a roof without damage thereto, with the lower end of said member developing into a leg, which in combination with a ring supported from the member, provides an open framework in which a paint pot may be removably supported. First means extend outwardly from the member above the pot that serve to removably support a brush in a position where any drippings therefrom drop into the ice pot, and a second means is also affixed to said member in which a quantity of putty may be maintained at an elevated position within convenient reach of the painter. The painters accessory of the character described is adapted to be supported from a roof edge, rung of a ladder, or other horizontal portion of a structure where the accessory is conveniently located relative to the painter, irrespective of whether the painter is standing on a scaffold, walkboard, ladder, or other support.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the painters accesory removably depending from a roof edge which serves to maintain a painters pot, brush, and putty holder at a desired elevation;

FIGURE 2 is a side elevational view of the device, with the brush and paint pot shown supported thereby;

FIGURE 3 is a top plan view of the painters support;

FIGURE 4 is a fragmentary vertical cross-sectional view of a portion of the device, taken on the line 4-4 of FIGURE 3; and

FIGURE 5 is an enlarged, vertical cross-sectional view of a first alternate form of putty holder.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring now to FIGURES 1 and 2 of the drawing for the general arrangement of the painters pot and brush support, it will be seen to include an elongate rigid strip A that may be a steel strip, or the like, the upper end 10 of which develops into a curved, downturned portion 12, with a portion 14 defined on the free end thereof. The lower end 16 of strip A develops into an outwardly extending leg 18 positioned in a direction normal relative to a section 20 of the rigid member.

A ring 22 (FIGURES 1 and 2) extends outwardly from section 20 of member A above the leg 18, with the ring, leg, and a lower portion of member A cooperatively defining an open framework in which a paint pot B indicated in phantom line in FIGURE 2., may be removably disposed. When pot B is so supported by the present invention, the bottom 24 thereof rests on the leg 18, as shown in FIGURE 2. The ring 22 may be secured to member A by welding, or if desired, aligned transverse bores (not shown) may be formed in the ring and member through which a bolt (not shown) extends that is engaged by a nut (not shown).

Thepaint brush C normally employed in painting exterior surfaces, may be removably supported at a desired elevation from the member A by a U-shaped clip D best illustrated in FIGURE 3, that includes a flat web 26 from which two resilient fingers 28 extend outwardly, which clip is located above the ring 22. The brush support D is afiixed to member A in the position shown in FIGURES 1 and 2 by a screw 30 that projects through aligned transverse bores 32 and 34, as illustrated in FIGURE 4.

A container E for putty is provided, which comprises a cylindrical side wall 36 and a bottom 38. The shank of screw 30 extends through a bore 40 formed in the side Wall 36 (FIGURE 4), with the projecting threaded portion 30a of the screw being engaged by a nut 42 which secures not only the U-shaped clip D, but the putty container E to the elongate member A at an intermediate position thereof between the ring 22 and the downturned curved portion 12.

Should it be desired or found more convenient, the putty container E may be replaced by a container E, as shown in FIGURE 5, that is a substantially flat tray having a putty-holding center portion 44 with a number of side walls 46 spaced outwardly therefrom. A bore 40 is formed in one of the sidewalls 46, which is adapted to be aligned with the bores 32 and 34, whereby the tray E 3 is held in the position shown in FIGURE 5, on the member A by the screw 30'. Both the cylindrical putty container E and the putty tray E are formed from a lightweight sheet metal, or the like.

The painters accessory above described is easily used, preferably on residences, or other buildings of low elevation provided with a roof F of the general structure shown in FIGURE 1. The user of the support in painting a structure (not shown) having a roof F, will normally stand on a scaffold or walkboard located a substantial distance below the outer edges of the roof, and during painting, may disposed the present invention in the manner shown in FIGURE 1 to permit the portion 14 thereof to securely fasten into the roof and form a slight impression (not shown) therein whereby the weight of the assembly, particularly the paint pot B, will removably maintain the assembly shown in FIGURE 1 in a fixed, depending position from the roof F. As the painting operation progresses, the painter may grasp the painters accessory and move the entire assembly to another posi tion along the roof where the weight thereof causes the portion 14 to securely maintain the assembly in the new depending position.

It will be particularly noted that when the brush C is removably gripped by the fingers 28 (FIGURE 3), it is held above the pot B so that any surplus paint from the brush will drip into the pot rather than onto the scaffold, walkboard or adjacent surfaces. It should also be noted that when the accessory is supported from a roof F, the section 20 of the elongate member A does not exactly assume a vertical position, but this variation from the vertical is of no importance for the pot B is still held in a pot-holding position, with the brush C and putty container E being conveniently positioned relative to the painter. Upon completion of the painting operation, or when quitting time for the day arrives, the assembly as a whole (FIGURE 1) may be carried to a desired destination for storage or until required again.

Both the container E and tray E are suitable for holding a quantity of putty, and when it is positioned on the assembly in the manner described, the putty will not be stepped upon or mixed with dirt such as would occur when it is allowed to rest on a scaffold or walkboard.

I claim:

1. A device for removably supporting a brush, a body 4 of putty and a headless painters pot at fixed positions below the eaves of a roof for convenient access by a painter supported on a scaffold, including:

(a) an elongate rigid member, one end of which develops into a downturned hook of substantial radius that terminates in a point on the free end thereof, with the other end of said member developing into a leg which is disposed in a direction normal to said member, which leg and hook extend from said member in opposite directions;

(b) a circular ring secured to said member and extending outwardly therefrom in the same direction as that of said leg, which ring is disposed above said leg, with said ring and leg cooperatively defining an open framework withtin which said painters pot may be removably supported, with the bottom of said painters pot when so supported resting on said leg and said ring engaging a side wall portion thereof;

(c) a paint brush support;

(d) a support for said body of putty; and

(e) means for removably holding said paint brush support and said support for said body of putty on opposite sides of said elongate rigid member intermediate said hook and ring, with said brush support being disposed over said ring.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 162,959 4/ 1951 Janes et al. 248-311 768,364 8/1904 Hines 248-210 X 1,398,851 11/1921 Garven 248-211 2,510,708 6/ 1950 Marshall 248-339 X 2,542,737 2/1951 Vogel 248-211 X 2,957,667 10/1960 Kughler 248339 X 3,180,605 4/1965 Ewaskowitz 248-311 X FOREIGN PATENTS 886,711 7/1953 Germany.

ROY D. FRAZIER, Primary Examiner J. F. FOSS, Assistant Examiner US. Cl. X.R.

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US3819140A (en) * 1972-10-05 1974-06-25 A Stewart Appliance for paint cans or the like
US4011951A (en) * 1976-02-02 1977-03-15 Boyer Richard J Bracket for small animal feeder
GB2180874A (en) * 1985-09-25 1987-04-08 Alan Donald Theaker Paint tin holder
US4951910A (en) * 1989-02-17 1990-08-28 March William B Vertically adjustable velcro strap drink holder
US5062607A (en) * 1991-01-14 1991-11-05 Kisner Howard A Holder for detachably mounting a receptable on a ladder
US5662299A (en) * 1995-07-06 1997-09-02 Mejia; Jose Roberto Wet paintbrush keeper and cutting bucket
US5820090A (en) * 1997-04-02 1998-10-13 Nickels; William A. Paint laden paint brush holder
US6290063B1 (en) 2000-02-19 2001-09-18 Roger Vogt Adjustable tray and beverage holder
US6783103B2 (en) 2001-07-30 2004-08-31 Theodore R. Salani Device for supporting objects on a support structure
US20050056754A1 (en) * 2001-08-10 2005-03-17 Ted Salani Can support device for supporting paint cans on a support structure and method of forming the same

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US1398851A (en) * 1920-07-20 1921-11-29 Garven Elmer Paint-pail-supporting device
US2510708A (en) * 1947-06-06 1950-06-06 Oscar L Marshall Portable lamp guard
US2542737A (en) * 1949-03-29 1951-02-20 Vogel Fred Paint and brush saver
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US2957667A (en) * 1954-01-21 1960-10-25 Kughler Edwin Russell Spring suspension hooks
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US3819140A (en) * 1972-10-05 1974-06-25 A Stewart Appliance for paint cans or the like
US4011951A (en) * 1976-02-02 1977-03-15 Boyer Richard J Bracket for small animal feeder
GB2180874A (en) * 1985-09-25 1987-04-08 Alan Donald Theaker Paint tin holder
US4951910A (en) * 1989-02-17 1990-08-28 March William B Vertically adjustable velcro strap drink holder
US5062607A (en) * 1991-01-14 1991-11-05 Kisner Howard A Holder for detachably mounting a receptable on a ladder
US5662299A (en) * 1995-07-06 1997-09-02 Mejia; Jose Roberto Wet paintbrush keeper and cutting bucket
US5820090A (en) * 1997-04-02 1998-10-13 Nickels; William A. Paint laden paint brush holder
US6290063B1 (en) 2000-02-19 2001-09-18 Roger Vogt Adjustable tray and beverage holder
US6783103B2 (en) 2001-07-30 2004-08-31 Theodore R. Salani Device for supporting objects on a support structure
US20050056754A1 (en) * 2001-08-10 2005-03-17 Ted Salani Can support device for supporting paint cans on a support structure and method of forming the same
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