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US Patent: 45,055
Improvement in miter-boxes
L. W. Langdon - Northampton, MA

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Tool Categories:
industrial tools : miter boxes
woodworking tools : miter boxes


Langdon Mitre-Box Co. - Millers Falls, MA
Northampton Pegging Machine Co. - Northampton, MA

Charles Strang
David E. Grum

Patent Dates:
Granted: Nov. 15, 1864

Reissue Information:
Reissued as RE5,037 (Aug. 20, 1872)

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Randy Roeder's Millers Falls Co. site
"Vintage Machinery" entry for Millers Falls Co.
Jeff Burks message about Langdon miter boxes
This saw was pictured in an ad from Northampton Pegging Machine Co. in the December 1875 Manufacturing & Builder; the January 1873 issue had an article on the miter box. The April 1876 issued carried a notice of the name and location change; Langdon had gone into partnership with Millers Falls Co. and they had set up a new company to make the miter box. Apparently Langdon Mitre-Box Co. and Millers Falls Co. shared employees. The December 1876 issue of Manufacturer & Builder. carried an ad from the new company's products: "Made in four sizes, and supplied with Disston & Son's Saws. See also the patent reissue, RE5,037, and the improved versions in patents 151,139 and 220,732. Thanks to Jeff Burks for providing the manufacturer information and the Manufacturer & Builder references.

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