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Publication numberUS375949 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 3, 1888
Publication numberUS 375949 A, US 375949A, US-A-375949, US375949 A, US375949A
InventorsJoes P. Peteeson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pocket lumber-gage
US 375949 A
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(No Model.)


POCKET LUMBER GAGE. No. 375,949. Patented Jan. 3, 1888.


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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 375,949, dated January 3, 1888.

application filed September 520, 1887. Serial No. 250,184. (No model.)

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Be it known that 1, JOHN P. PETERSON, of Phillips, in the county of Price and State of \Visconsin, have invented a new and Improved Pocket Lumber-Gage, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

My invention relates to an improvement in lumber-gages capable of being carried in the pocket, and designed specially for use with dressed lumber.

The object of the invention is to produce a gage of uniform size for use in planing-mills and other places where flooring, ceiling, wainscoting, and, in fact, any marketable lumber is made, whereby lumber of similar character produced in the various mills will match and be of a uniform thickness. 7

The invention consists in the construction and combinations of the several parts, as will be hereinafter fully set forth, and pointed out in the claim.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this specification, in which the figure of the drawing represents a plan view of the gage.

In carrying out the invention the gage is provided with four sides, A, B, C, and D, being rectangular in shape and having the corners rounded off. In the side edge A, about centrally the same, a recess, a, is produced thirteen-sixtccnths of an inch in width, and in the base of said recess a second recess, a, is made, having a concave inner or base wall, which combined recesses are purposed to gage thirteen sixteenths tongueand-groove floorin In the opposing side edge C similar recesscs, b and b, are prod uced, differing only in width, the said recess 1) measuring from side to side seven-eighthsofaninch,being designed for the same purpose as the recesses a and a. In the side edges D, slightly at one side of the center, a recess, (1, is cut, measuring thirteensixteenths of an inch from side to side, having produced in alignment with one side wall in the base a smaller recess, (1', the combined recesses being adapted to gage shiplapped lumher. In the same side edge D, at one side of the recesses 01 d, a second recess, d rectangular in shape,is formed, measuring between the sides one-half an inch, adapted to gage the thickness of wainscoting and ceilings. Gentrally the side edge B a rectangular recess, E, one-inch and three-quarters between sides, is produced, adapted for gaging sizing-studs, and at one side of the center, in the base of the recess E, another recess, e, is cut five-eighths of an inch between sides. At the opposite side of the center, in the base of the recess E, a second recess, 6', is formed threequarters of an inch in width. The outer walls of the said recesses e and e are continuous with the walls of the large recess E, whereby a cent 'al tongue, 6 is obtained. Centrally the base of the recess e a third recess, 0 is produced threeeighths of an inch wide, making four recesses in all, of various sizes, in the side 13. The recesses e, e, and c, as well as the recess d. aforesaid, are adapted to gage wainscoting and ceilings. In close proximity to each recess the size of the same is distinctly produced in figures or letters in the face of the gage.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

A lumber-gage for dressed lumber, provided with four sides, A, B, O, and D, the side edges A and 0 having produced therein, respectively, compound recesses a a and b b, for gaging tongue and-groove lumber of thirteeusixteenths and seven-eighths of an inch in width, the side edges D having produced therein a compound recess, (1 d, for ship-lapped lumber of thirteensixteenths of an inch in width, and a smaller recess onehal'f inch in width for wainscoting and ceilings, and a side edge B, having produced therein a recess an inch and threequarters in width, for gaging sizing stuffs, said recess having a central lip at the base, and smaller recesses e and c in the base divided by said lip, and a still smaller recess, 0 in the base of the recess e, the said recesses being respectively five-eighths, three-fourths, and threeeighthsinch in width and adapted for hgaging wainscoting and ceilings, as set ort JOHN P. PETERSON.


B. W. DAVIS, E. J Brennan.

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