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Publication numberUS2976985 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date28 Mar 1961
Filing date11 Aug 1960
Priority date11 Aug 1960
Publication numberUS 2976985 A, US 2976985A, US-A-2976985, US2976985 A, US2976985A
InventorsKraus Philip J
Original AssigneeKraus Philip J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Carrying case for wet paintings
US 2976985 A
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March Z8, l96 KRAUS 2,976,985

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CARRYING CASE FOR WET PAINTINGS Philip J. Kraus, R.D. 1, Brainard Road, Fredonia, N.Y.

Filed Aug. 11, 1960, Ser. No. .49,008 a 8 Claims. (Cl. 2416-1) This invention relates to carriers or transporting devices for wet paintings such as oil paintings, .posters, signs, or other relatively at objects whichv are to be shipped or carried about in such manner as to maintain a surface thereof out of contact with the carrier itself or any other surface or object which may smear or otherwise become marred or damaged bysuch contact.

Oil paintings in particular are relatively slow drying and it is frequently desirable to transport canvasestand other paintings before the colors khave fully dried, either by carrying the same from place to place or by transmission in the mails or other means of transportation or shipment. However, there is no practical or readily available means for effecting such transportation or Shipment without the risk of damage to the painted surface.

The present invention provides a very simple, practical and economical apparatus for accomplishing the purposes outlined above. In the form of the invention'illustrated herein by way of examplea novel carrier or holder for a wet painting is arranged to be disposed in a case 'or'.re-

`ceptaclev after the. canvas or'other painting has been positioned in the carrier or holder. When thus arrayed the wet surface of the painting is held safely out of contact with marring or smearing surfaces or objects beyond peradventure. l i

Furthermore, the arrangement is suchthat mounted canvases or other paintingsor similar at panel-like articles of any size or shape within the capacity of the carrier or holder may readily be inserted or arranged therein and secured in proper position without any special preparation or adjustment of the holder or carrier or appurtenant devices to accommodate the particular size and shape of the painting or other object.

Other objects and advantages of the carrier and transporting device of the present invention will become apparent to those acquainted with the problem from a consideration of the accompanying drawing and the following detailed description which set forth a specific embodiment of the principles of the present invention. However, it is to be understood that such embodiment is set forth by way of example only and that various mechanical modications may be introduced without departing from the spirit of the invention, the scope of which is limited only as defined in the appended claims:

In the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a general elevational view of one form of the carrier element of the device of the present inven- Fig. 2 is an elevational view, on a reduced scale, of a receptacle or case for receiving the carrier element of Fig-l; l

Fig. 3 is :an end elevational view of the vreceptacle or case ofiFig. 2; y 4 Fig. 4 is a fragmentary vertical cross-sectional view on United States Patente@ lCC .Like characters of reference denote likeparts throughl out the severalV figures of theA drawing and the numeral 10 designates a rectangular panel which may be of various materials, depending to some extent on whether permanence and durability are the chief qualities desired or whether economy is paramount. Relatively stii paperboard or corrugated paper may be employed satisfactorily or breboard or other more expensive and more permanent materials may be used if desired. Y

j'In the illustrated instance marginal rail members are provided at the side and bottom edges of panel 10 as indicated generally at 11, 12 and 13 in Fig. 1.l These rail members may be identical in form and bottom rail member 13 is shown in detail in Fig. 4 as comprising an extension of vp anel 10 including an inwardly obliquely bent portion v15, a portion 16 extending generally parallel to panel 10 but spaced therefrom, a side edge portion 17, and a terminal ilange portion 18 which may be secured to the back surfacerof panel 10 by, adhesives, rivets, staples, or any other desired mode of fastening. The junctures of the rail members may be connected and reenforced bygussets 19 or in any other desired manner. According tothe usual and ordinary mode of use the rail members 12 and 13 serve to receive and Iretain adjacent edge portions of a canvas board 20 or other panel-like picture or article, the edges of the board 20 being cammed toward and againstthe surface of panel 10V by the slanted vsurfaces' 16 of railmembers 12 and 13. The third rail member 11 serves mainly as a guard or spacer, particularly whenvther carrier is inserted in a case or receptacle, as willpresently appear. It will be. noted from ilig. 4

Ythat ,the engagement of surface 15 of the rail members withthe painting 20 is,substantiallyfedgewise so thatV the surface of the painting is not smudged or marred ,even

through the wet paint or like extends directly to the edge thereof. Y' Y i Means are4 provided lfor readily engaging a corner of the canvas board 20 `diagonally opposite to the corner disposed atthe juncture vof the rail members 12 and 13 vand for urging the canvasl board toward the rail members and, ,by' reason of lthe slantedsurfaces 16 of the rail members, toward and against panel 10. As will appear, the corner engaging means is readily applicable and operable regardless of the size or proportions of the canvas board 20 or other panel-like object.

In Fig. 1. the numeral 21 designates generally a loop or hook member which includes a stem portion 22 having a return bent loop formation 23 at one end and an eye formation 24 at the other end. An elastic band 25 is attached at one end to eye 24 and at its other end to the .panel 10 in the general vicinity of the juncture of rail members 12 and 13, as indicated at 26 in Fig. 1. The Speciic form of the return bent loop formation 23 is shown in side elevation in Fig. 5 and the manner in which this formation is hooked over the corner'ofy a canvas board 20 is believed to be apparent from Fig. l.

When the holder or carrier is not inuse the loop formation. 23 may simply be hooked over the corner of panel 10, as likewise illustrated in Fig. 1.` It will' be noted from Fig. 5 that the return'bent loop formation 23 is directed somewhat routwardly so that it crosses the edges of the painted surface but does' not otherwise bear -against thatsurface in retaining the painting in securely located position against panel 10.

At the upper edge of panel 10 a handle member is iny versa .use e' handle estranea 'l After a wet painting has been positioned in the holder as described above and retained by loop member 21 the whole may be inserted in a rectangular case 31 shown in Figs 2 and 3. Case 31 opens at the top and'is closed by a cover 32 whiehmay include a flap 33 which in the illustrated embodiment is adapted to be tied closed as shown at 34. In the present instance cover member 32 is provided with a handle 35.

The interior of case 31 is proportioned to receive the panel 1G and rail members 11 through 13 fairly closely and the walls of the case are stiff enough to remainV out of contact with the wet painting surface which'i's held spaced therefrom by the rails 11 through 13 yat three sidesthereof.

After the holder is inserted in the case the triangular portion 29 of handle member 2'8 is moved from the dot and dash line position of Fig. 4 to the full line position whereupon panel Y1() is securely and positively spaced from the opposite wall of case 3 at all four edges.

It is to be noted that particularly with respect to 'the following claims, the use of the term painting or wet painting is merely for convenience of reference and that the device of the present invention may be employed for holding and transporting other similarly shaped objects, especially when the purpose is to maintain a surface of such object out of contact with other surfaces orl objects which may damage Ysuch surface.

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el. In a carrier Afor wet paintings and likel objects, a relatively ilat rectangular case, a rectangular base panel of self-sustaining material fitting the length and width of the interior of said case, marginal rail members attached to two adjacent edges of said panel and projecting from one surface lof said panel, said paneland s-aid rails jointly being of a 'thickness to fit 4the `interior thickness of said ease, nsaid jr'ail members having inner edge surfaces extending obliquely from the panel surface to form V- shaped grooves with said panel surface whereby a painting or like relatively thin at object placed against said panel surface fnd Ymoved against said rail members is automatically held against said panel-surface by said obliquely extending rail surfaces, and an elongate Yresiliently extensible member anchored to said base panel atone end Vin the vicinity of the juncture of s'aid Vrail members and having a-loop member at its other end `for engagement Vover the 4cllia'go'nally opposite corner of a painting 'to retain lthe :same in fs'ai'd `V-sh'aped grooves and at against the base panel with "the extensible member lying between Vthe panel -`'member andthe painting. l

2. In a carrier for wet 'paintings 'and like objects, a relatively flat rectangular case, afre'ctan'guiar base panel of self-sustaining material ttirg the length and 'width of the interior of said case, marginal rail members 'attached to two adjacent edges of saidpanel and projecting 'from one surface of said panel, said panel Vand said rails jointly being of a thickness to fit the interior thickness of said ease, said rail members having inneredge "surfaces 'extending obliquely frorn the panel surface to form V- shaped grooves with said panel surface whereby acpainting or like relatively thin at object placed against "said panel surface `and moved against said rail members Ais automatically held against said panel 'surface by said obliquely extending rail surfaces, and resilient'means 'engageable with the corner of said painting lying 'diagonally oppositethe juncture lof said rail members to urge the painting resiliently toward the r'ail members -and against said panel.

3. In a carrier for wet `paintings vand like objects, a relatively flat 'rectangular case, la rectangular base p'an'el of self-sustaining material fitting the length-and width of the interior of said case, marginal rail members attached to two adjacent edges of said panel and projecting from one surface of `said panel, said panel and said rails jointly being of a thickness to t therinterior thickness of -said case, said rail members having inner edge surfaces coops rail members and having aloop member at its other end for engagement over the diagonally opposite corner of a painting to retain the same in said grooves with the extensible member lying between the base panel andthe painting. Y

4. In a 'carrier for `wet paintings and like'objects, a

relatively at rectangularjcase, a rectangular base panel of self-sustaining material fitting the length and width of the interior of said case, marginal rail members attached to two adjacent edges of said'panel and projecting from one surface of said panel, said panel and said rails jointly being of a thickness to lit the interior thickness of said case, said rail members having inner edge surfaces cooperating with said panel surface to form grooves for receiving and retaining adjacent edges of 'a painting or like relatively thin at object placed against said panel surface and moved against said rail members, and resilientmeans engageable with the corner of said painting lying diagonally opposite the juncture of said adjacent edges to urge the painting resiliently toward the rail members.

5. In a carrier for wet paintings and like objects, a base panel of self-sustaining material, marginal rail members attached to two adjacent edges thereof and projecting from a surface of said panel, said rail members having inner edge surfaces extending obliquely from the panel surface to form V-shaped grooves with said base panel surface whereby a painting or like relatively thin flat object placed against said base panel surface `and moved against lsaid rail y'members Ais automatically held againstlfsfai'd panel surface by 'said obliquely V'extending rail surfaces, and an elongate resiliently extensible v"member anchored to said carrier at one end in the vicinity of the juncture of said rail members and having 4a vloop member jat its other end for engagement over the diagonally opposite'corner of a painting to retain the same in said V-shaped grooves and dat against the base panel `with the extensible member lying between the base panel 'and the painting.

'6. In a carrier for wet paintings and like objects, a base panel of self-sustaining material, marginal rail members attached to two adjacent edges thereof and projecting from a 'surface of said panel, said rail members having inner edge surfaces extending obliquely from the panel surface to form V-shaped grooves with said base 'panel 'surface whereby a painting or like relatively thin ilat object placed against said base panel surface and moved against said rail members is automatically held against .said panel surface by said obliquely extending rail surfaces, and resilient means engageable with the corner of said painting diagonally opposite the juncture of said rail members tourge the painting resiliently tov'ward the rail members and against said base panel.

7. In a carrier for wet paintings 'and like objects, a panel of self-sustaining material, marginal' rail members attached along two adjacent edges thereof and projecting from a surface of said panel, said rail members having inner edge surfaces cooperating with said panel surface to form grooves whereby adjacent edges of a painting or like relatively thin ilat object ,placed against said panel surface and moved against said yrail members are hel-d against said panel surface, and an elongate resiliently extensible member anchored torsaidpcarrier at one end in the vicinity of the juncture of said rail members and having a member at its other end for engagement with the diagonally opposite corner of va painting torretain the same in said grooves with the extensible member lying between the panel and the ;painting.

8. vIn Ya'carrier for `we't;paintings and `.like objects, ra panel of self-sustaining material, marginal rail members attached along two adjacent edges thereof and projecting from a surface of said panel, said rail members having inner edge surfaces cooperating with said panel surface to form grooves whereby adjacent edges of a painting or like relatively thin iat object placed against said panel 5 surface and moved against said rail members are held 6 against said panel surface and resilient means engageable with the corner of said painting diagonally opposite the juncture of said rail members to retain the painting resiliently in edge engagement with said grooves.

No references cited.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/454, 206/478, 248/504
International ClassificationB44D3/04
Cooperative ClassificationB44D3/04
European ClassificationB44D3/04