- Porter-Cable Corporation

FIG. 1 is a front and top right perspective view of a sander showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view;

FIG. 3 is a rear elevational view;

FIG. 4 is a right side elevational view;

FIG. 5 is a left side elevational view;

FIG. 6 is a top plan view; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom plan view.

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  • Porter Cable Model 333 random orbit sander with dust collector. The Woodworkers' Store 1992-93 Tool Catalog. Bosch orbital sander. Do It Yourself Retailing Magazine, Aug. 1988, p. 265. Makita palm grip finishing sander #M901. Hechinger's advertising supplement to The Washington Post, Nov. 28, 1988.
Patent History
Patent number: D376304
Type: Grant
Filed: Feb 14, 1995
Date of Patent: Dec 10, 1996
Assignee: Porter-Cable Corporation (Jackson, TN)
Inventors: Earl R. Clowers (Jackson, TN), John C. Smith (Jackson, TN)
Primary Examiner: B. J. Bullock
Assistant Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Law Firm: Merchant, Gould, Smith, Edell, Welter & Schmidt
Application Number: 0/34,866
Current U.S. Class: D 8/62