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Manufacturers Index - Filer & Stowell Co.

Filer & Stowell Co.
Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A.
Company Website: http://www.filerstowell.com/
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Steam and Gas Engines

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Patent Number Date Title Name City Description
192,817 Jul. 10, 1877 Improvement in saw-mill dogs Albert Cunningham Milwaukee, WI Improvement to patent 175,855.
274,568 Mar. 27, 1883 Steam feed-works for saw-mills Albert Cunningham Milwaukee, WI
427,404 May. 06, 1890 Bandsaw mill Albert Cunningham Milwaukee, WI D. C. Prescott's 1910 monograph, "The Evolution of Modern Band Saw Mills for Sawing Logs", says, "(In 1886) The Filer & Stowell Co., of Milwaukee, Wis., flattered themselves into believing that other machinery builders did not really understand just how a Band Mill for sawing logs should be built, nd being perfectly cognizant of the difficulties experience and of the remedy to be applied, they designed and brought out and advertised the Cunningham Inclined Mill... For a unique organization this mill took the cake. The idea of it was good, and it should have been a winner, but for some reason it was not. They built and sold quite a number of them, and then later they changed to a more sensible kind of a mill.
"As will be observed, this mill inclined to the rear twenty or more degrees, with the result that the saw would enter a log like a circular saw, cutting under in a manner similar to the circular instead of straight down across the grain as band saws usually do. It was understood that a circular could do straight work and very much more daily than was possible with a band saw. It was, therefore, quite natural to suppose that if a band mill could be constructed so as to operate substantially like a circular with equal advantages, then there appeared no reason why it should not do as good work if not quite so much. At all events it was expected that this mill would do more work and better work than any of its predecessors. But it did not, and proved to be quite a nuisance as it required about six men to place the saw on its wheels every time they were changed; and the mill went out of use."
434,731 Aug. 19, 1890 Bandsaw mill John C. Slocum Milwaukee, WI
RE11,203 Nov. 24, 1891 Band-saw mill Albert Cunningham Milwaukee, WI
686,392 Nov. 12, 1901 Offset for Sawmill Carriages Albert Cunningham Milwaukee, WI
981,467 Jan. 10, 1911 Edger George M. Pelton Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
1,043,355 Nov. 05, 1912 Sawmill Set Works George M. Pelton Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
1,058,897 Apr. 15, 1913 Resawing Machine George M. Pelton Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
1,073,166 Sep. 16, 1913 Sawmill Carriage Offset George M. Pelton Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
1,074,197 Sep. 30, 1913 Band-saw mill George M. Pelton Milwaukee, WI The inventor had been a draftsman at Clark Brothers, but after the 1912 fire that destroyed their Belmont, NY, plant, Belmont went to work for Filer & Stowell.
1,109,012 Sep. 01, 1914 Resawing Machine George M. Pelton Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
1,114,031 Oct. 20, 1914 Wood Chipping Machine George M. Pelton Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
1,129,225 Feb. 23, 1915 Sawmill Set Works George M. Pelton Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
1,169,282 Jan. 25, 1916 Friction Gearing George M. Pelton Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
1,583,904 May. 11, 1926 Unstacker Daniel R. Tanner La Grande, OR An improvement to patent 1,220,375.
263,004 Jul. 27, 1926 Saw Shifting Mechanism George M. Pelton Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
272,854 Aug. 02, 1927 Lumber Sawing Machine George M. Pelton Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
1,710,031 Apr. 23, 1929 Log turner George M. Pelton Milwaukee, WI
1,740,998 Dec. 24, 1929 Lumber-sawing machine George M. Pelton Milwaukee, WI
1,741,951 Dec. 31, 1929 Means for supporting the skid bars or like elements in sawmills George M. Pelton Milwaukee, WI
1,744,499 Jan. 21, 1930 Mechanism for shifting the saws of gang edgers George M. Pelton Milwaukee, WI
1,746,554 Feb. 11, 1930 Sawmill carriage George M. Pelton Milwaukee, WI
1,749,108 Mar. 04, 1930 Sawmill-dogging means George M. Pelton Milwaukee, WI
1,749,109 Mar. 04, 1930 Sawmill carriage George M. Pelton Milwaukee, WI
1,749,110 Mar. 04, 1930 Sawmill carriage George M. Pelton Milwaukee, WI
1,786,261 Dec. 23, 1930 Receding mechanism George M. Pelton Milwaukee, WI
1,786,776 Dec. 30, 1930 Setworks George M. Pelton Milwaukee, WI
1,810,029 Jun. 16, 1931 Setworks George M. Pelton Milwaukee, WI
1,850,941 Mar. 22, 1932 Dogging mechanism George M. Pelton Milwaukee, WI
1,852,364 Apr. 05, 1932 Sawmill dogging means George M. Pelton Milwaukee, WI
1,853,775 Apr. 12, 1932 Dogging and tapering mechanism George M. Pelton Milwaukee, WI Inventor Pelton was deceased.
1,880,780 Oct. 04, 1932 Transmitter for fluid pressure and electric current William F. Cahoon Birmingham, AL
1,937,244 Nov. 28, 1933 Control means for dogging mechanism George M. Pelton Milwaukee, WI
1,986,427 Jan. 01, 1935 Lumber sorter Joseph A. Denton Milwaukee, WI
2,005,387 Jun. 18, 1935 Tapering mechanism George M. Pelton Milwaukee, WI Inventor Pelton was deceased.
2,013,478 Sep. 03, 1935 Lubricating system Everett C. Read Milwaukee, WI
2,138,644 Nov. 29, 1938 Piston structure for uniflow steam engines Everett C. Read Milwaukee, WI
2,174,391 Sep. 26, 1939 Governor Everett C. Read Milwaukee, WI "This invention relates to a governor for use on steam engines and while capable of advantageous use in many applications, is particularly designed and adapted for use with direct driven compressors employed with air conditioning equipment or refrigerating apparatus."
2,193,983 Mar. 19, 1940 Means for and method of facilitating alignment or centering of piston rod, piston, and cylinder assemblies Everett C. Read Milwaukee, WI "This invention relates in general to steam engines..."
2,230,263 Feb. 04, 1941 Governor Everett C. Read Milwaukee, WI "This invention relates in general to steam engines..."
2,237,114 Apr. 01, 1941 Valve Everett C. Read Milwaukee, WI "This invention relates to an improvement in valves for controlling the supply and exhaust or the distribution of motive fluid to an engine or the like, such as a steam engine."
2,258,688 Oct. 14, 1941 Governor Everett C. Read Milwaukee, WI "This invention relates to an improvement in governors for steam engines."
2,270,059 Jan. 13, 1942 Control mechanism for sawmill carriage steam feeds Martin Kahr Milwaukee, WI
2,300,747 Nov. 03, 1942 Steam engine Everett C. Read Milwaukee, WI
2,318,163 May. 04, 1943 Saw mill dog Martin Kahr Milwaukee, WI
2,393,300 Jan. 22, 1946 Combination anvil and magnetic clamp Joseph A. Denton Portland, OR
2,418,901 Apr. 15, 1947 Crosshead and guide structure Everett C. Read Milwaukee, WI This patent relates to steam engines. See also patent 2,300,747.
2,424,190 Jul. 15, 1947 Stuffing box Everett C. Read Milwaukee, WI This patent relates to steam engines. See also patent 2,300,747 and patent 2,418,901.
2,431,619 Nov. 25, 1947 Steam engine with keyed connection between piston rod and crosshead Everett C. Read Milwaukee, WI This patent relates to steam engines. See also patent 2,300,747, patent 2,418,901, and patent 2,424,190.
2,514,314 Jul. 04, 1950 Lift mechanism Joseph A. Denton Milwaukee, WI
2,560,449 Jul. 10, 1951 Free piston engine Vincent R. Noll Milwaukee, WI
    Free piston engine Martin Kahr Milwaukee, WI  
2,574,751 Nov. 13, 1951 Engine for producing reciprocatory motion having substantially constant velocity except during reversals Vincent R. Noll Milwaukee, WI
2,599,899 Jun. 10, 1952 Servomotor Joseph A. Denton Milwaukee, WI
2,604,911 Jul. 29, 1952 Fluid actuated sawmill dogging mechanism Bernhard W. Taube Milwaukee, WI
2,620,631 Dec. 09, 1952 Control mechanism for lumber edger press rollers Joseph A. Denton Portland, OR
2,761,473 Sep. 04, 1956 Mechanism for controlling the feed works of a resaw Joseph A. Denton Portland, OR