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

E. Andrews' saw works, Williamsport, Pa.,   p. 368 PDF (335.0 KB)

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The7 Wisconsin Lumberman.
the use of the manufacturing com-
panies; but finding they had suffici-
ent capacity, large quantities of llun-
ber have been prepared there for
other parties.
The points of advantage gained by
burnettizing timber and lumber may
be, briefly stated. It hardens and
improves its texture. It preserves it
from the adherence of animal or
vegetable parasites and also from
the attacks of insects. It completely
preserves wood from wet and dry
rot and renders it less inflammable. It
is free from any odor, and is cheap.
The art of manufacturing circular,
gang and mulay saws for lumber
mills, has reached, in this country,
such absolute perfection that in qual-
ity of material, shape and finish, it
seems as if nothing further could be
desired. All the different saw fac-
tories have their customers who pre-
fer the saws that they have tried to
their satisfaction, and are loth to be-
lieve that any other than their favor-
ite brand is of equal value. We find,
for instance, that in the great lumber
manufacturing centres of the Susque-
hanna, the sawsr manufactured at
Williamsport, Pa., by E. Andrews,
are especial favorites, and that for
perfection of finish manufacturers of
lumber speak of them with unusual
praise. Indeed, as these saws be-
come known by use in other locali-
ties, their merits are speedily recog-
nized and their popularity is assured.
Mr. Andrews is a man eminently
practical both in his labors and his
views; therefore he has built up at
Williamsport a saw manufacturing
establishment in which nearly all the
machinery used is that of his own in-
vention, and is calculated to assist in
every particular whereby the saws
may be made absolutely perfect in all
respects. It would be impossible to
give, in so brief an article as this, an
adequate idea, by description, of the
various ingenious devices patented
by Mr. Andrews that tend to make
the saws from his shop marvels of ex-
actness and finish.  Nor have we
space to even enumerate the many
valuable machines which Mr. An-
drews' inventive genius hascreated
and which are invaluable to all man-
ufactures of lumber. We can only
advise our readers to send for circu-
lars that will fully explain and de-
scribe the machines built by Mr. An-
drews. One of the recent novelties
in the saw line is a circular con-
structed on an entirely new princi-
ple, and is one which will soon be
brought to the attention of lumber-
men. At present we cannot give a
description of the new saw for the
reason that it is not yet to be
placed on the market. When Mr.
Andrews is ready to make public the
peculiarities of his new invention,the
Wiscoxsu  LuWxnxAN   will give its
readers the benefit of an illustration
and full description of the saw. We
mention, however, that the saw is so
constructed that the strain of the saw
is relieved twice during each revolu-
tion by the saw itself. Mr. Andrews'
advertisement will be found in this
issue of the WIscoNsMn LvxEmxN.
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