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US Patent: 1,522,966
Automatic Veneer Dryer
Louis G. Merritt - Lockport, Niagara County, NY

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Tool Categories:
woodworking machines : specialty machines : veneer machines


Not known to have been produced

Walace G. Campbell
B. Gertrude Woodburn

Patent Dates:
Applied: Jul. 09, 1921
Granted: Jan. 13, 1925

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This invention relates to drying apparatus, and more particularly in some of its details to such apparatus for drying veneer or similar material. It is an object of the invention to provide an improved apparatus of the class mentioned adapted to receive sheets of veneer or similar material for drying, and to automatically and periodically subject alternate layers of the same to pressure and heat and to automatically release said pressure at intervals so as to prevent checking or splitting of the veneer. Another object is to provide an apparatus of the class mentioned having improved means for automatically and periodically applying and removing pressure from the veneer or other material subjected to treatment. Another object is to provide a drying machine of the class mentioned with improved means for mounting the drying platens thereof for reciprocation. Still another object is to provide an improved drying apparatus of the class mentioned of simple and durable construction, functioning advantageously to dry material such as veneer or the like without injury thereto, and with material saving in time and labor. Other objects will be in part obvious in connection with the following detailed description of an illustrative embodiment of the invention and will be in part pointed out in connection therewith.

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