W. D. Carr, Senr., and W. D. Carr, of Corning, N. Y., hive invented an arrangement of the cross-cut saw, by which it may be operated by a single man. The saw-frame or carriage is placed upon horizontal ways, which rest upon the block or log to be cut. The saw is fed to its work by means of weighted rods at each extremity, passing loosely through the carriage. A reciprocating motion is given by a crank and rod. Measures have been taken to secure a patent.
This article was originally published with the title "Sawing Machine" in Scientific American 8, 50, 396 (August 1853)