Worley v. Tobacco Company - 104 U.S. 340 (1881)
U.S. Supreme Court
Worley v. Tobacco Company, 104 U.S. 340 (1881)
Worley v. Tobacco Company
104 U.S. 340
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
1. Letters patent No. 181,512, granted Aug. 22, 1876, to Christian Worley and Henry McCabe for an improvement in manufacturing plug tobacco are void inasmuch as the improvement herein described was, with the consent of the inventor, in public use for more than two years prior to his application therefor.
2. Egbert v. Lippmann, supra, p. 104 U. S. 333, cited and approved.