The annexed engraving is a perspective view of a machine for cutting paper, pasteboard, c, for which a patent was granted on I the 19th of last July (1853) to H. J. Oerter, ? of Bethlehem, Pa. The nature of the im-I provement consists in having an adjustable knife or cutter placed within a sliding stock, and so arranged that the knife or cutter may be regulated to cut the required depth, by merely turning the handles by which the sliding stock is moved upon the bed. A is a table, and B is a bed-piece placed on the top of it; C C are screws passing through the platform and the bed-piece. By adjusting these set screws, the bed-piece may be placed the requisite distance above the table. D D are guides attached to the ends of the bed piece working in recesses at the ends of the table. These guides steady the bed piece when it is raised or lowered ; E is the sliding stock which works on the bed piece. On the sidey, of the stock, ineide,there is a projection, , which fits in a recess, b, in the bed piece. The stock is also provided with four rollers, c c (two not seen) hung on two small shafts, d d, (one not shown.) These roller run on two thin projecting rails, ee; F is a vertical rack bar which works, between cleats inside of the box. This rack-bar meshes into a pinion inside of the sliding stock, and hung on shaft, H, to the ends of which shaft the two handles, 11, are attached ; J is the cutter which is attached at the lower end of the rack bar, F, to the foot of the bar, K, which fits in a groove in the rack bar by a set f crew, i. By this arrangement the cutter can be raised or lowered while working in a very simple manner, by simply turning the handles, I, which makes the pinion on shaft, H, elevate the cutter rack bar, F ; L is a gauge placed on the top of the table. This gauge has set screws which pass through' projections, K K. The said screws pass through the slots, 11, in the table, so JhatthU _gauge can_besei; jparallel with the ped piece, B, or obliquely to it by the set screws. OPERATION.—The {Taper to W cut is placed on the top of the table, A, against the gauge, L, underneath the bed piece, B. The gauge is set in such a manner that the paper may be cut the desired width, and parallel or obliquely with the bed piece. The operator then works the sliding cutter stock by the handles, and cuts the paper by moving the stock back and forth. The cutter is lowered as the pile is cut down by the operator turning the handles, so as to depress the rack bar, in which the cutler is secured. The inventor of this simple improvement on paper and pasteboard cutting machines, is Frederick Hesse, who assigned all Ms right, title, and interest to Mr. Oerter, to whom the patent was issued. This machine :s principally used in bookbinderies, and may be used for other purposes than trimming books ; nd cutting paper. More information may be obtained by letter addressed to Mr. Oerter.