|US Patent: 264,766|
Rogers Patent Miter Planer
||Jul. 27, 1882
||Sep. 19, 1882
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|The claim is to the movable quadrant.
Rogers Patent Mitre Planers are well loved by their owners. They are far safer than the Lion Trimmer guillotine type of trimmers, and they will trim both left and right hand miters, which the Stanley No. 51/52 board and plane will not.
They were made in three sizes as advertised in the Millers Falls, Langdon Mitre Box price list from circa 1900:
"The number of the Mitre Planer will indicate the width of the cutting iron:
No. 2 has cutting iron 2 inches wide, price . . . . $20.00
No. 3 1/2 has cutting iron 3 1/2 inches wide, price . . . . $25.00
No. 4 has cutting iron 4 inches wide, price . . . . $30.00
They are the result of many years' experience in this special department,
and are adjustable to any angle in straight or curved work.
THE ROGERS MITRE PLANER
PATENTED SEPTEMBER 19, 1882
The upper or movable bed plate is in quadrant form, having, at right
angles, sides which act as guides for the material to be planed, and
revolving on a pivot, A, at the point, enables the user to form the desired
angle for straight work. and place it in its proper position against the
face of the plane.
In the sides of the Quadrant are two adjustable guides, or rests, kept in
position by set screws, D.D. The special object of these rests is to enable
one to finish the ends et angles on curved work with exactness.
In preparing pieces for circular or oval work, frames, pulleys, emery
wheel, circular patterns, etc., it is necessary to plane the ends of the
various segments at varying angles. In planing these the point of the
quadrant near the plane and the adjustable guides form the rests required
for accurate work.
The Quadrant is kept in position at any angle desired by pressing the
catch, C. down into the notches prepared for it, or by the thumb-screw, B,
and can be used in connection with the arms or guides as desired.
Mitre Planers, as heretofore constructed, are open to serious complaint, on
account of the tendency of the plane to "jump" or leave the track,
especially in planing hard moldings. This is entirely obviated by our new
device of GIB or BINDER, without additional cost, thus making it the best
and cheapest machine in the market, all things considered."|