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Manufacturers Index - Thayer, Houghton & Co.

Thayer, Houghton & Co.
Worcester, MA, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

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Patent Number Date Title Name City Description
15,413 Jul. 29, 1856 Planing Metal Edwin C. Cleveland Worcester, MA This patent is of interst because E. C. Cleveland was the "& Co." in the firm of Thayer, Houghton & Co., where Cleveland made machinist's tools. Cleveland (and the firm he was partner in) are almost completely forgotten now.
My invention consists in the employment or use of a friction box connected by gearing with the screw which operates the tool stock. The friction block being provided with adjustable dogs; the above parts being arranged as will be hereinafter described; whereby the tool may be adjusted or fed at varying distances, as desired, at each stroke of the bed according to the nature of the work.

62,987 Mar. 19, 1867 Brush John Brown Alden Worcester, MA Munn & Co.- patent attorneys
This patent is of interst because E. C. Cleveland was the "& Co." in the firm of Thayer, Houghton & Co., where Cleveland made machinist's tools. Cleveland (and the firm he was partner in) are almost completely forgotten now.
D3,768 Nov. 30, 1869 Design for the Frame of a Carding Machine Edwin C. Cleveland Worcester, MA This patent is of interst because E. C. Cleveland was the "& Co." in the firm of Thayer, Houghton & Co., where Cleveland made machinist's tools. Cleveland (and the firm he was partner in) are almost completely forgotten now.