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US Patent: 15,913
Method of felling trees
Patentee:
Simon Ingersoll - Greenpoint, NY

USPTO Classifications:
83/743, 83/755, 83/756, 83/777

Tool Categories:
woodworking machines : reciprocating saws
woodworking machines : specialty machines : tree felling machines

Assignees:
Farmers & Mechanics Manufacturing Co. - Greenpoint, NY

Manufacturer:
Farmers & Mechanics Manufacturing Co. - Greenpoint, NY

Witnesses:
I. F. Buckley
I. W. Coombs

Patent Dates:
Granted: Oct. 14, 1856

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"Vintage Machinery" entry for Farmers & Mechanics Manufacturing Co.
Description:
Drag saw that uses hand-power from a pair of operators to fell a tree. An article on this invention, complete with engraving (reproduced here), appeared in the 27 September, 1856 Scientific American (Volume 12 No. 3.) The article notes that the machine weighs about 150 lbs. There is no confirmation of whether the machine went into production.

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