presenting this, our Illustrated Catalogue No. 200, to our
friends and the users of Wood-Working Machinery, we are able
and pleased to say that all the machines shown in this
volume are of our own manufacture, and constructed from
accurate drawings and standard templates.
reputation of our tools for exactness, convenience,
elegance, and adaptation to the end sought is the result of
a well defined and persevering course, dictated as well by
good policy as by sentiments of fair dealing.
opportunity for improvement has been accepted, and no device
that could add to the usefulness of the tools has been
neglected. We guarantee our machines to be superior in
laborsaving to any others in the market, and, when equaled
by any other make, we at once improve them. The engravings
show the machines as constructed at this time. Improvements
will be added from time to time.
the machines shown herein are of sufficient weight to secure
strength and durability without clumsiness; they are simple
in design, convenient in arrangement of parts, and the parts
are all accurately fitted, all racks and gears are strong
and well cut, the best form of tooth being employed, with
all sliding surfaces scraped to bearing, with boxes lined
with genuine babbitt metal or bronze.
machine is illustrated and described in detail on the
following pages, with information regarding their
construction and product; with the aid of this Catalogue
parties desiring to purchase Wood-Working Machinery can
select intelligibly sets or single machines for use in
almost any branch of wood production. In manufacturing we
have spared no expense to increase our facilities, and in
designing, improving, and constructing the best methods are
adopted, standard sizes being maintained, and the balancing
of rotating parts by a special patented machine of our own
invention has given the Defiance machines a wide reputation
for accuracy of balance to their running parts.