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The cut on the right represents a machine for moulding edges of brackets, scroll work, panel work, regular and irregular mouldings of all styles up to 7/8 inch. The speed of the knives is from twenty to twenty five hundred rpm. By the aid of our patent velocipede foot power, the knives are, at the will of the operator, caused to rotate in either direction that the grain of the wood may require, thus avoiding all complicated devices for reversing motion usually employed on single spindle formers. The great speed of the knives ensures rapid and smooth work. Articles that look very plain can be made elegant and costly in appearance by the rapid and perfect work of this machine.
While it has not the range of work of a steam power former costing from $125 to $200, we guarantee that it will do vastly more than its relative cost would indicate.
The spindle and its bearings are of steel, with adjustments to take up the wear. The parts to set the machine for the use of different knives and work are convenient, and all substantial and durable. The table can be lowered to 2 1/4 inches between it and the lower cutting edge of the knife.
The machine weighs 80 pounds. Boxed, ready for shipment, it weighs 110 pounds.
From the 1885 catalog of W.F. & John Barnes Co., Rockford, Il.
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