H. C. Marsh, Rockford, Ill., is the manufacturer of the “Marsh
Miter Machine and Picture Frame Vise”, illustrated. It is
claimed to be the only machine with which the sides and ends of
the frame can be measured and cut from one way as the other,
thus admitting of the machine being placed in any position at
either side of end of the bench where the best light can be
obtained, and at the same time the most convenient room for full
length of the moulding. The moulding can be sawed from the back,
or outside, as well as from the front or inside.
It can be adjusted from horizontal position for sawing the sides
and ends of the frames, to a perpendicular or any other position
convenient for boring and nailing the same; thus enabling the
operator to complete the frame right before him, while standing
upright, and working in natural and easy manner.
The adjusting of the Machine from one position to the other
requires but a second of time. It turns to the right or left to
any desired angle while in a horizontal position, for sawing the
It also turns to the right or left while in a
perpendicular position for boring and nailing either side to
end, or end to side of frame. It is furnished with a rule and
measure gauge from either side of Machine alike.
It takes up but little room. The bed plate is 3- 1/5 inches
above the bench and the extreme measure is 15 x 15 inches. The
Machine is made entirely of iron and steel, weighing 20 pounds.
The vise screws are made of steel, light yet strong.
cuts any moulding less than 5 inches in width and will join any
size frame larger than 7-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches. Each Machine has an
extra pair of low clamp irons for florentine and shell
mouldings, which can be placed in position in an instant.
The '"Marsh" Picture Frame Vise, illustrated, meets the demand
for a frame clamp. It is immaterial what kind of a mitering
machine one has, the frame can be held in proper position for
nailing and with great ease. The Vise has the same swivel and
tilting attachments, and the same base, as the "Marsh" Miter
A frame can be swung or tipped in any position a person desires,
either in a horizontal or a perpendicular.
It takes in small and
large frames alike, as small as 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches, and from
this to the largest size. It takes in any kind of moulding 4
inches wide or under. It is light, well made and strong. The net
weight is 12 pounds.