Thompson v. Hall
130 U.S. 117 (1889)

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Thompson v. Hall, 130 U.S. 117 (1889)

Thompson v. Hall

No. 186

Argued March 6-7, 1889

Decided March 18, 1889

130 U.S. 117

APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

Syllabus

Letters patent No. 232,975, granted October 5, 1880, to Henry G. Thompson, as assignee of the inventor, Moses C. Johnson, for an improvement in cutting pliers, the claim of which is

"The body, composed of the side plates, a b, the independent fulcra 2 3 4 5 for the jaw levers and hand levers, the jaw levers provided with cutting edges and with lips e, and the hand levers having short arms g' h', and a prong and notch always in engagement as described, combined with the V-shaped spring, held, as described, by the lips of the jaw levers, all as and for the purpose set forth,"

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