On This Day in Sawyer History Feb 21st
Frederick T. Andrews, of Georgetown, District of Columbia, claims an invention as it relates to the method of operating vertical saws. File claimed February 21, 1854.
This invention references the class of sawmills in which the vertical reciprocating saw is used, and it consists in communicating in a compact and convenient form and in a more uniform, gradual and effective manner than has been done before, the usual advance movement of the saw during its downward action and receding motion during its upward stroke whereby the saw is more perfectly freed from gum and saw dust and performs a more regular and easy cut.
Patent awarded same date.