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Manufacturers Index - Mead Specialties Co., Inc.

Mead Specialties Co., Inc.
Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

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Patent Number Date Title Name City Description
2,269,727 Jan. 13, 1942 Mechanism for holding work on drill presses Theodore E. Mead Wilmette, IL Of interest because the inventor was the principal of Mead Specialties Co., Inc., which made the first narrow-belt sander.
2,313,254 Mar. 09, 1943 Sanding device Theodore E. Mead Chicago, IL This is apparently the first narrow-belt sander—it used a 1-inch belt, about 42 inches long.
2,421,957 Jun. 10, 1947 Work holding apparatus Theodore E. Mead Wilmette, IL This is the first patent assigned to Mead Specialties, which made the first narrow-belt sander. Theodore Mead's belt sander patent is patent 2,313,254.
3,555,966 Jan. 19, 1971 Air cylinder with pilot valve in head Ignazio James Coniglio Chicago, IL This is the last patent assigned to Mead Specialties, which made the first narrow-belt sander.