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Patent Number Date Title Name City Description
177,621 May. 23, 1876 Improvement in scroll-saws Henry J. Cordesman Jr. Cincinnati, OH Seen on an Egan Co. scrollsaw, along with the date for patent 177,621.
177,622 May. 23, 1876 Improvement in band sawing-machines Henry J. Cordesman Jr. Cincinnati, OH Seen on an Egan Co. bandsaw.
199,268 Jan. 15, 1878 Improvement in paneling-machines Henry J. Cordesman Jr. Cincinnati, OH
248,962 Nov. 01, 1881 Planing and grooving machine John R. Thomas Springfield, OH "This invention relates to improvement in that class of wood-planing machines in which the tables are adjustable by means of handwheels and screws; and the object of the invention is to provide a novel construction of devices for adjusting the bearings of the cutter-head, for adjusting the tables simultaneously together or independently of each other, and to adjust the table more rapidly in a horizontal direction than in a vertical direction."
This machine was featured in an article in an 1884 issue of "Manufacturer & Builder". The machine was a "universal wood-worker", which is what we now call a jointer but with the ability to act as a molder, ripsaw, crosscut saw, borer, and router. In 1883 this machine "took the medal at the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition over all competitors." The article notes that the company had just changed names from "Cordesman & Egan Co." (sic) to simply The Egan Co.
248,963 Nov. 01, 1881 Saw-arbor John R. Thomas Springfield, OH "Our invention relates to an improvement in that class of saw-arbors in which the saw is secured on the arbor between two collars having an annular sliding conical-headed sleeve or bushing to adapt the arbor to saws having various-sized holes; and it consists in making the annular sleeve or bushing screw-threaded from the conical head to the opposite end, and screw-threading the annular bore of the movable collar which is mounted thereon and in which it operates..."
    Saw-arbor Henry J. Cordesman Jr. Cincinnati, OH  
255,394 Mar. 21, 1882 Wheel-hub-boring machine John T. Richmond Cincinnati, OH
    Wheel-hub-boring machine Henry J. Cordesman Jr. Cincinnati, OH  
287,340 Oct. 23, 1883 Sandpapering-machine John R. Thomas Cincinnati, OH Co-inventor Frederick Danner's city was given as "Home City", which is now part of Sayler Park.
    Sandpapering-machine Henry J. Cordesman Cincinnati, OH  
    Sandpapering-machine Frederick Danner Sayler Park, OH  
299,878 Jun. 03, 1884 Measuring and registering device for planing-machines John R. Thomas Cincinnati, OH