|US Patent: 1,195,886|
|Combined Marking-Gage and Compasses
|Not known to have been produced|
||Oct. 20, 1914
||Aug. 22, 1916
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This combination panel gage and beam compass is full of
interesting ideas. The tool uses a bar with a micro-adjustable
wheeled marker on the end for marking, and a pair of
The panel gage head eschews the commonplace rabbeted edge design
in favor of a pair of rollers-- one pair rides on the edge of the
stock, and one pair rides on the face. This would help reduce the
friction, makingthe tool run more smoothly.
The compass head includes a short rod sticking out of the top
to help hold the tool and keep it steady, and a very clever "window"
cut into the top of the head to allow the user to reference the
graduations on the bar for setting the distance.