Today in 1957, US Patent 2808806 A was issued, an invention of Joseph L. Tysinger, assigned to Schaefer Brewing Co., for his “Keg Striping Device.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:
This invention relates to a device for painting stripes around the periphery of beer kegs and the like.
Heretofore it has been necessary to paint stripes on beer kegs and the like by hand, or by placing the keg on a device which rotates the keg and holding a paint applying element against the rotating keg. It has been proposed to apply paint or a like coating by means of a roller which is rotated by frictional contact with the rotating keg. Similar methods have been used to apply paint or other lluid coatings to other cylindrical bodies.
These methods of applying paint and similar` coatings to cylindrical bodies are not only expensive but are time-consuming, and they require the provision, operation and maintenance of oftentimes complex machinery, depending upon the size and nature of the cylindrical body being coated. l c
It is an object of this invention to provide a simple yet reliable means for. applying a coating around the periphery of a substantially cylindrical body.
It is another object of this invention to provide a simple yet effective device by which a stripe can be painted around a substantially cylindrical body.
It is a still further object of the present invention to provide a device for striping a keg or other cylindrical body, which device does not include complex machinery to rotate the cylindrical body, and requires no complex means to apply the paint or other coating.