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

Bending, cooperage, wheel-making by working of wood

Bending wood stock, e.g. boards
Definition statement
This subclass/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 subclass/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 subclass/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 subclass/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 subclass/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