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US Patent: 22,784
Method of variegating wood
Patentee:
Joel Cowee, Jr. - Keene, NH

USPTO Classifications:
144/49

Tool Categories:
woodworking machines : specialty machines : wood compressing machines

Assignees:
None

Manufacturer:
Not known to have been produced

Witnesses:
Edward Farrar
Calvin May, Jr.

Patent Dates:
Granted: Feb. 01, 1859

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Description:
From Scientific American's February 12, 1859 issue: "Joel Cowee, of Keene, N.H., has invented and patented a new and efficient method of producing a variegated appearance on the surface of wood, by making indentations or depressions in it in a direction running crossways to the fibres of the wood, by means of a fluted and plain rollers, the plain roller being arranged in a pendulous weighted lever, whereby those parts of the timber which have been depressed by the projections of the fluted roller receive a different degree of compactness from those parts falling between the projections, so that the surface, when planed smooth, will have a variegated appearance."

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