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Patent Number Date Title Name City Description
10,512 Feb. 07, 1854 Planing-machine James A. Woodbury Winchester, MA This invention is for a so-called Bramah-wheel planer, that is, a planer with a disk-shaped cutterhead where the disk is parallel to the surface to be planed.
10,703 Mar. 28, 1854 Machine for tonguing and grooving tapering boards William B. Merrill Boston, MA
    Machine for tonguing and grooving tapering boards John Absterdam Boston, MA  
11,984 Nov. 21, 1854 Presser-bar for planing machines Harvey Snow Dubuque, IA According to the 1873 "Subject-matter index of patents for inventions issued by the United States Patent Office", this patent was granted an extension.
13,808 Nov. 13, 1855 Planing-machine James A. Woodbury Winchester, MA This patent was extended; see the link "Patent extension decision" for details. The patent describes the use of a stationary diagonal cutter placed after the cylindrical cutterhead; the stationary cutter planes away the ripples left by the cylindrical cutter; however, this is not claimed because it was an old idea and the patent examiner erroneously allowed this text to remain. The inventor was ordered to remove this text before the patent was extended as described in the patent extension decision. The important part of the patent proved to be the mechanism to adjust the pair of matcher-heads using a pair of screws. The Woodworth planer had one fixed matcher head with the other adjusted by a screw. Woodbury's improvement was, arguably, not patentable. But for reasons lost to history, the US Patent Office was lenient in granting planer-related patents around the time that the Woodworth patent monopoly was ending.
19,806 Mar. 30, 1858 Rotary cutter for tonguing and grooving James A. Woodbury Winchester, MA
20,527 Jun. 08, 1858 Planing-machine James A. Woodbury Winchester, MA
21,474 Sep. 07, 1858 Journal-box Harlow W. Thayer Sandwich, MA This patent was reissued and also granted an extension.
33,863 Dec. 03, 1861 Projectiles James A. Woodbury Boston, Suffolk County, MA
41,116 Jan. 05, 1864 Improvement in jig-saws Nathaniel S. Graves Boston, MA
    Improvement in jig-saws Louis M. Berry Boston, MA  
125,650 Apr. 09, 1872 Improvement in Tempering Steel Railrod Rails James A. Woodbury Boston, Suffolk County, MA
125,651 Apr. 09, 1872 Tempering the Treads of Car Wheels James A. Woodbury Boston, Suffolk County, MA
125,648 Apr. 09, 1872 Improvement in Railway Rails James A. Woodbury Boston, Suffolk County, MA
125,649 Apr. 09, 1872 Improvement in Railway Car Wheels James A. Woodbury Boston, Suffolk County, MA
RE5,323 Mar. 11, 1873 Improvement in journal-boxes Harlow W. Thayer Sandwich, MA This patent was extended and reissued. The original patent was co-assigned to Woodbury and Solomon A. Woods but this reissue was assigned to Woodbury and Thayer.