We show on this page engravings of a new form of bench dog and
clamp brought out by F. N. Cove, 16 Exchange Place, N. Y.
It is simple and substantial construction, and will be found
useful in a variety of ways.
Images above represent a device in position on a bench, holding
a board. Images below show rear views of the clamping
It will, no doubt, be readily understood that the two grooved
projections on each dog, which resemble screws, one of them
being movable laterally, are slipped into two adjoining holes in
the side of the bench at approximately the desired distance
Pushing down the end lever then brings into operation a cam on
each of their ends, which acts on the movable projection,
causing the dog firmly grip the bench.
The clamp adjustment is easily and quickly made, the clamp, as
shown above having a lateral travel of several inches. It also
is firmly clamped by pressing down a lever.
This, by means of a toggle action, causes the serrated clamp
proper to slightly move both forward and downward sufficiently
to securely hold the board.
The set screw shown at the bottom is for the purpose of taking
up wear on the bar along which the clamp fixture is moved. The
serrated clamps are being capable of being set at different
heights, set screws holding them in place.