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Patent Number Date Title Name City Description
141,744 Aug. 12, 1873 Improvement in cutter-heads Daniel C. Allen Concord, NH
159,226 Jan. 26, 1875 Improvement in cutter-heads George J. Shimer Milton, PA
163,269 May. 11, 1875 Improvement in machines for matching lumber George J. Shimer Milton, PA
166,035 Jul. 27, 1875 Improvement in cutter-heads for planing and molding machines George J. Shimer Milton, PA
206,360 Jul. 23, 1878 Improvement in variety molding machines George J. Shimer Milton, PA Seen in an ad in the September 1889 issue of "The American Furniture Gazette".
    Improvement in variety molding machines Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA  
211,480 Jan. 21, 1879 Improvement in reversible cutter-heads George J. Shimer Milton, PA
    Improvement in reversible cutter-heads Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA  
RE9,403 Oct. 12, 1880 Cutter-head George J. Shimer Milton, PA
236,636 Jan. 11, 1881 Cutter-head Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA
    Cutter-head George G. Shimer Milton, PA  
241,431 May. 10, 1881 Cutter-head Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA
    Cutter-head George J. Shimer Milton, PA  
241,432 May. 10, 1881 Cutter-head Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA
    Cutter-head George J. Shimer Milton, PA  
261,266 Jul. 18, 1882 Cutter-head George J. Shimer Freemansburg, PA Improvement on their design of RE9,403.
    Cutter-head Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA  
293,529 Feb. 12, 1884 Cutter-head George J. Shimer Freemansburg, PA Improvements to patent 241,432.
296,077 Apr. 01, 1884 Knife for wood-working machines Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA
319,933 Jun. 09, 1885 Cutter-head Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA
353,509 Nov. 30, 1886 Bit-holder for cutter-heads Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA
353,510 Nov. 30, 1886 Variety-molding machine Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA
367,675 Aug. 02, 1887 Double-tonguing boards Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA
367,674 Aug. 02, 1887 Planer George J. Shimer Milton, PA The inventor was deceased at the time the patent was issued.
371,380 Oct. 11, 1887 Wood-working machine Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA Improvements to patent 216,791.
385,325 Jun. 26, 1888 Cutter-head George S. Shimer Milton, PA
387,924 Aug. 14, 1888 Tool-holder for cutter-heads Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA
387,925 Aug. 14, 1888 Cutter-head Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA
392,886 Nov. 13, 1888 Machine for making washers Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA Inventor was the owner of Samuel J. Shimer & Sons, Inc., a maker of woodworking machinery cutters.
413,685 Oct. 29, 1889 Woodworking machine Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA Improvement on patent 371,380.
486,901 Nov. 29, 1892 Cutter-head knife Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA
540,075 May. 28, 1895 Cutter-head Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA Improvements to patent 293,529.
555,742 Mar. 03, 1896 Cutter-head Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA
RE11,616 Jun. 29, 1897 Cutter-head Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA
RE11,617 Jun. 29, 1897 Cutter-head Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA
602,778 Apr. 19, 1898 Gage for cutter-knives Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA "My invention relates to gages for the knives or cutters of the rotary cutter-heads of woodworking machines and may be employed in connection with square, trapezoidal or other shaped cutter-heads having seats or faces to receive the knives or cutters, with chip-breaks at the front ends and parallel longitudinal shoulders near the rear or inner ends." These gages were a significant improvement over trial-and-error setting of moulder knives. Unfortunately, the gages are often lost when cutterheads change hands.
603,976 May. 10, 1898 Cutter-head Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA "My invention relates to trapezoidal cutterheads for woodworking-machines such as shown in the reissued Letters Patent granted to me the 29th day of June, 1897, 11,616 and 11,617, in which the sides are alternately arranged and alternately inclined inwardly and outwardly with respect to the axial line of the head. such heads are formed with outwardly-projecting ship-breaks at the front ends of the knife-seats, which are also alternately arranged and alternately inclined with respect to the axial line of the head. In practice such chip-breaks wear away in the course of time and the knives require to be frequently sharpened, so that it is extremely difficult to adjust the knives or cutters so that the cutting edges will be in proper position with respect to the head. The object of the present invention is to provide an improved construction of such cutter-heads whereby a gage may be applied thereto to adjust the cutting edges of the knives."
607,709 Jul. 19, 1898 Cutter-head Samuel Johnston Shimer Milton, PA
614,771 Nov. 22, 1898 Cutter-head Samuel J. Shimer Milton, PA
631,542 Aug. 22, 1899 Cutter-head for planing-machines John Ihle Chippewa Falls, WI
632,618 Sep. 05, 1899 Cutter-head Christian Anderson Chippewa Falls, WI This planer cutterhead design preceded the much more famous patent 877,407 of 1908, which is nowadays remembered as the first successful round cutterhead for planers and jointers. This 1899 patent was apparently acquired by Samuel J. Shimer & Sons, as evidenced by the patent date appearing on Shimer cutter-heads. The cutter-heads themselves do not seem to use this patent's wedge design. Rather, they use the design in the 1907 patent 874,871. Despite the fact that the Carstens patent was issued a few months later, the Carsten patent had priority over the 1907 Shimer patent because Carstens had first received a German patent.
700,552 May. 20, 1902 Cutter-head bit Elmer S. Shimer Milton, PA
    Cutter-head bit Henry A. Pardoe Milton, PA  
820,892 May. 15, 1906 Rotary cutter-head for tonguing George S. Shimer Milton, PA
    Rotary cutter-head for tonguing Elmer S. Shimer Milton, PA  
844,197 Feb. 12, 1907 Rotary cutter-head Elmer S. Shimer Milton, PA
874,871 Dec. 24, 1907 Rotary cutter-head Elmer S. Shimer Milton, PA This Shimer cutter head patent is for an improvement of patent issued 1899-09-05.
1,348,753 Aug. 03, 1920 Cutter-head Elmer S. Shimer Milton, PA