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Manufacturers Index - William E. Cornell & Co.
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During 1854-55, and probably for much longer, Wm. E. Cornell & Co. was a licensed manufacturer of the Woodworth planing machine. Patent records suggest that Cornell was in business by 1847.

Information Sources

  • From the Report of the Judges of the 1847 Exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, Boston.
    Charles W. Brown, Boston. Planing Machine, and Gears for connecting Rolls. The planing machine is an improvement on the Woodworth patent; and consists in connecting the feeding-rolls, on the stationary roller, with the moveable roller, giving them adverse rotations, by gearing, and allowing them, at the same time, to be at a greater or less distance apart, through the operation of auxiliary gears, connected with each other, and each connected with the wheels on the shafts of the rollers. This improvement gives a more perfect feed, and dispenses with the ordinary elongated tooth-gearing. Diploma.
  • From Adams' 1850 Boston Directory: "Cornell Win. E., & Co. manuf. planing machines, Causeway, c. Merrimac, h. at Maiden
  • Ads in 1854 and 1855 editions of the Massachusetts Register.
  • Matcher patent 3,704 was issued in 1844 to Charles W. Brown and was reissued in 1856 as RE349. Patent 5,191 , for pressure-roller gearing, was issued in 1847 to Charles W. Brown and William E. Cornell. Planing-machine patent 7,868 was issued in 1851 to William E. Cornell.