The manufacture of Hoops can often be carried on to good advantage in connection with other business. For making Hoops any timber that has a long, stringy fiber will answer. Oak, Ash and Elm are among the best. In our vicinity the two first named woods are rather scarce and high priced, so that nearly all the Hoops cut are of Elm, but in some localities the other woods are more plentiful and cheaper. 

Two systems are in use in making hoops, the "Cut System" and the "Sawed System." The first machine in the "Cut System " is the Hoop Cutting machine; this is a strong, heavy machine, weighing about 5000 lbs., with a capacity of 45,000 hoops per day.

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Price, $722.00. (Not illustrated.)

The next machine is the Hoop Planer, with a capacity of 15,000 to 20,000 per day; weight, 1200 lbs. Price, $277.75.

Then the Combined Hoop Pointer and Lapper, with a capacity of 40,000 to 50,000 per day. Price, $444.00.

Finally the Hoop Coiler, with a capacity of 15,000 to 18,000. Price, $166.75; weight, 1200 lbs.

In the "Sawed System" the first ma-chine is the Improved 3-Saw Self-Feeding Rip Saw, which saws the planks into bars, and feeds in and out. Price, $211.00; weight, 1500 lbs. (Not illustrated.)

Then the Hoop Sawing, Planing, Pointing and Lapping Machine, capacity 18,000 per day. Price, $500.00; weight, 2500 lbs.

And finally the Hoop Coiler. We show here four of these machines.


("Cut" System.)

FIG. 5167. HOOP COILER. ("Cut" or "Sawed" System.)


Circulars containing full description of any or all of these machines will be furnished to any one upon application.


The veneer-cutting machine has been the means of revolutionizing the light wooden package business, to say nothing of wooden plates, and similar goods. Every day the uses of the products of this machine increase. The thousands of tons of small fruits, peaches, grapes, etc., are nearly all shipped in packages made of thin-cut lumber —soft elm, sycamore, gum, etc., lumber only avail-able for such uses because of the machine itself. When the era of wooden packages was first ushered in, the veneer-cutting machines were located in the cities, and lumber shipped from the saw mills. Experience has taught, how-ever, that the most economical method is to manufacture the stock for these special uses at the saw mill. The machinery can be put in at no great cost and makes available at a profitable price, much timber otherwise comparatively worthless.

FIG. 5169.


This machine is recommended for cutting all kinds of Veneers from hard and soft wood. Veneers can be cut from cd to * in. thick. Frame is low, logs being easily dogged without lifting more than 20 in. from floor.

The drive pulley is a patent friction clutch, which can be located at either end of the shaft, as ordered. In the cut it is partially shown at the extreme right-hand end. The Knife is mounted so as to secure the same advantages as an automatic change of pitch. Feed is regulated by a change of cut gears, to secure different thickness of Veneering. A rapid reverse feed is governed by the same lever which controls the cutting feed. Automatic safety stop attached to feed lever. Machine has capacity of about 25,000 lineal ft. per day. Floor space required, 8 ft. wide by 10 to 15 ft. long. The largest log that can be cut is 44 in. diam. Smallest core 4 in..

varies to 8 in. Shortest log without extension shaft, 20 in. less than length of knife.

Weight, 28 in., 6000 lbs. ; 48 in., 6600 lbs.; 76 in., 9500 lbs.

FIG. 5170.



This is an all-round Basket Factory Machine for clipping out Veneer, Bands, Hoops, Slats, Panels, etc., and for stamping out Staves, Berry Boxes and irregular shapes. It is a heavy geared machine, and feeds automatically to 14 inches wide. The friction clutch drive pulley is operated from either end of the ma-chine; an endless traveling table makes a practically solid bed upon which to sort the veneer. Floor space, 9 ft. long and from 4 to 7 ft. wide.

Price, 28 in. Machine $211.00

Weight, 28 in., 1400 lbs. ; 48 in., 1600 lbs.; 76 in., 2200 lbs.

Attachments for cutting Staves, Berry Boxes, and other irregular shapes convert this machine into a powerful stamping machine, in which a great variety of shapes can be stamped automatically, several layers at a time.

Prices of Attachments will be made upon application.

FIG. 5166.