Beecher Mfg. Co. v. Atwater Mfg. Co.
114 U.S. 523 (1885)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Beecher Mfg. Co. v. Atwater Mfg. Co., 114 U.S. 523 (1885)

Beecher Manufacturing Company v. Atwater Manufacturing Company

Argued April 23, 1885

Decided May 4, 1885

114 U.S. 523

Syllabus

The use in succession of two distinct pairs of dies, of well known kinds not combined in one machine nor cooperating to one result, but each pair doing by itself its own work, is not a patentable invention.

This was a bill in equity for infringing a patent right. The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.

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