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US Patent: 4,906
Improvement in machines for carving
Patentee:
Hezekiah Augur - New Haven, CT

USPTO Classifications:
144/2.1, 409/93

Tool Categories:
woodworking machines : specialty machines : carving machines
trade specific : music instrument maker

Assignees:
None

Manufacturer:
Not known to have been produced

Witnesses:
R. Fitzgerald
Henry G. Lewis

Patent Dates:
Granted: Dec. 23, 1846

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Wikipedia page on Hezekiah Augur
Description:
According to the 1873 "Subject-matter index of patents for inventions issued by the United States Patent Office", this patent was granted an extension. Augur was a self-taught sculptor of considerable ability. This particular machine was intended for carving piano legs, although he later switched to work with marble. One report indicates that the carving machine is "is currently on display in the New Haven Historical Society building on Whitney Avenue in Hamden".

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