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US Patent: 223,303
Barrel heading press
Charles Tyrrell - Corfu, NY

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Tool Categories:
woodworking machines : specialty machines : barrel making machines
trade specific : cooper


A. L. Swett Iron Works - Medina, NY

William J. Tyrrell
H. B. Ferren

Patent Dates:
Applied: Nov. 29, 1879
Granted: Jan. 06, 1880

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Martin J. Donnelly Antique Tools
A "CLIMAX" PATENT BARREL DEVICE by the A. L. Swett Iron Works, Medina, New York, patented January 6, 1880. Most of the original paint remains on this well preserved example. Description courtesy and copyrighted by Martin J. Donnelly Antique Tools. See also Patent 223,302.

"This invention relates to devices for holding down the heads of fruit and other barrels while the loose pieces forming the head are nailed in, or, in other words, heading the barrel; and the invention consists in attaching the side pieces firmly to the follower, the lower ends running in slides or loops, the latter having fastened thereto the hooked pieces or legs, which catch onto the lower ends of a barrel, and with the operating handle or bail pivoted to the slides or loops, and with side straps or levers pivoted to the bail, and also at the upper ends, through the side pieces into the follower."

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