Flower v. Detroit
127 U.S. 563 (1888)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Flower v. Detroit, 127 U.S. 563 (1888)

Flower v. Detroit

No. 203

Argued April 3, 1888

Decided May 14, 1888

127 U.S. 563

APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN

Syllabus

Claim 1 of reissued letters patent No. 6990, granted March 14, 1876, to Thomas R. Bailey, Jr., for an " improvement in hydrants," namely,

"In combination with a hydrant or fire plug, a detached and surrounding casing C, said casing adapted to have an independent up and down motion sufficient to receive the entire movement imparted by the upheaval of the surrounding earth by freezing, without derangement or disturbance of the hydrant or plug proper, substantially as shown,"

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