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US Patent: 8,056
Sawmill
Patentee:
Lemuel Hedge - Brooklyn, NY

USPTO Classifications:
83/112, 83/168, 83/820

Tool Categories:
woodworking machines : bandsaws : band sawmills
woodworking machines : bandsaws
woodworking machines : sawmills : band sawmills

Assignees:
George W. Hedge - Brooklyn, NY

Manufacturer:
Not known to have been produced

Witnesses:
Holmes W. Murphy
W. C. Herbert

Patent Dates:
Granted: Apr. 22, 1851

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"Vintage Machinery" entry for Lemuel Hedge
Description:
Invention is intended to reduce blade breakage by only tensioning that part of the blade that is cutting wood. An additional advantage of the design is that the blade can be twisted to produce a curved cut. Rather than powering one of the wheels to drive the blade, a second band below the table is wrapped around part of the circumference of the lower wheel, with the blade sandwiched in between.

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