Measures to secure a patent for an impro ved construction of the above, by which it is rendered more suitable for certain kinds ot work have been taken by Thomas J. Alexfji-der, of Westerville, Ohio. The advantage oi this plan is that logs can be sawn directly in to broom handles, chair rounds," &c, without having been previously sawn into planks, thus economising an important item of ex pense. One horizontal and two vertical saws adjusted in relative positions, serve to cut the sticks from the logs, the vertical saws being placed underneath the horizontal saw and nearly touching it. The log is secured be tween screw rods passing through the crosspiece of a reciprocating frame, and which are raised or depressed by turning a crank so that the log can be adjusted with facility.
This article was originally published with the title "Sawing Machine" in Scientific American 8, 29, 228 (April 1853)