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US Patent: 1,543,678
Power Transmission for Veneer Lathes
Louis G. Merritt - Lockport, Niagara County, NY

USPTO Classifications:
144/209.1, 74/331, 74/361, 82/144

Tool Categories:
woodworking machines : specialty machines : veneer machines
woodworking machines : woodworking machine mechanisms : woodworking power transmission
woodworking machines : specialty machines : plywood making machines
woodworking machines : wood lathes : wood lathe accessories


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H. C. Cain
R. J. Smith

Patent Dates:
Applied: Apr. 25, 1922
Granted: Jun. 30, 1925

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"Vintage Machinery" entry for Merritt Manufacturing Co.
Merritt Machinery
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This invention relates to improvements in power transmission mechanism, and particularly to a power transmission gear-box for transmitting different character of movements to the various operative elements of veneer lathes.

It is the general object of the invention to improve and simplify the power transmission connections for supplying power to the operative elements of veneer lathes or the like. Another object of the invention is the provision of an improved power transmission unit of simple and compact design which is reliable and-durable in operation and comparatively inexpensive to manufacture. Still another object is to provide an improved power transmission of unitary construction, designed for transmitting varying movements to the respective operative parts of a veneer lathe, and which is controlled with facility by an operator, and susceptible of ready installation. Another, object is to provide a veneer lathe with improved driving connections arranged for co-operation with unitary power transmission mechanism, simplifying driving connections and rendering control of the lathe simple and efficient.

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