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BENDING; COOPERAGE; WHEEL-MAKING
Definition statement
This subclass covers:

Bending, cooperage, wheel-making by working of wood

Bending wood stock, e.g. boards
Definition statement
This group covers:

Bending solid wood stock as well as bending plywood and bending glued laminated wood.

Illustrative examples: Shaping plywood

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Glued laminated wood which is bent

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Shaping plywood

Presses specially designed for making shaped plywood articles

Bending railings

Umbrella handles

Glued laminated wood which is bent

Manufacture of constructional elements of tubes, coops, or barrels (assembly, e.g. coopering, B27H 5/00)
Definition statement
This group covers:

This subclass covers the manufacture of constructional elements of woodenstaved tubes, woodenstaved vessels of a conical form, of greater length than breadth, bound together with hoops and possessing flat ends or heads. Examples include but are not limited to casks, barrels, buckets, tubs, butter churns, hogsheads, firkins, tierces, rundlets, puncheons, pipes, tuns, butts, pins and breakers.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Assembly, e.g. coopering

Glossary of terms
In this group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Cooper

Traditionally, a cooper is someone who makes woodenstaved vessels of a conical form, of greater length than breadth, bound together with hoops and possessing flat ends or heads. Examples of a cooper's work include but are not limited to casks, barrels, buckets, tubs, butter churns, hogsheads, firkins, tierces, rundlets, puncheons, pipes, tuns, butts, pins and breakers.

Coop

refers to the iron band holding a set of staves together.

Manufacture of tubes, coops, or barrels (from veneer strips or sheets B27D 1/00)
References relevant to classification in this group
This group does not cover:

Tubes from spirally wound veneer

Manufacture of wood-rimmed wheels, e.g. cart wheels, steering wheels {(B23B 3/265, B23B 5/38, B23B 41/06 take precedence)}
Definition statement
This group covers:

Manufacture of wood-rimmed wheels, e.g. cart wheels, steering wheels

Special rules of classification within this group
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Last Modified: 10/11/2013