Thompson v. HallAnnotate this Case
130 U.S. 117 (1889)
U.S. Supreme Court
Thompson v. Hall, 130 U.S. 117 (1889)
Thompson v. Hall
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
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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