University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
The State of Wisconsin Collection

Page View

Northrop, E. B.; Chittenden, H. A., Jr. (ed.) / The Wisconsin lumberman, devoted to the lumbering interests of the northwest
(August, 1874)

Wood-working machinery,   pp. 506-509 PDF (1.2 MB)

Page 508

The Wisconsin Lumberman.
- _
test of years. Three sizes of this ma-
chine are made. The 36 in. saw makes
shingles from 16 to 20 inches long;
the 40 inch and 42 inch saws make
shingles 16 to 24 inches long.
Heading, Box Stuff, &c.. are made
with equal facility. The 42 inch saw
machine is more properly a Heading
The full page illustration gives a
very perfect representation of the im-
weighing 3,200 pounds. These ma-
chines are built in eight different
sizes, weighing from 3,200 to 8,000
This Machine has been constructed
to meet the wants of a large class of
purchasers throughout the country,
carpenters and builders, small plan-
ing mill owners, box makers and
many others who do not wish to in-
cur the expense of the larger Ma-
It has four five-inch Feed-Rolls,
with Burleigh's Patent Expansion
Feed Gear Links; also, the best
patent for weighting applied to the
Rolls in front of the Cutter Head,
which gives an equal pressure not
affected by any inequality in the lum-
ber. The Cutter Head is made of
solid wrought iron, with cast steel
journals running in Patent Self-Oil-
ing Boxes, lined with the best quality
of Babbitt metal, and has Index to
gage the thickness of board. The
Matcher Spindles are made of
the best cast steel and are lowered
below the line of the bed by loosen-
ing one bolt to each. The gears are
all protected with substantial iron
covers, to prevent breakages and ac-

Go up to Top of Page