Brown v. District of Columbia - 130 U.S. 87 (1889)


U.S. Supreme Court

Brown v. District of Columbia, 130 U.S. 87 (1889)

Brown v. District of Columbia

No. 137

Argued January 8-9, 1889

Decided March 11, 1889

130 U.S. 87

APPEAL FROM THE SUPREME COURT

OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Syllabus

In view of the state of the art at the time of their issue, letters patent No. 101,590, granted to Turner Cowing, April 5, 1870, for

"a wood pavement

Page 130 U. S. 88

composed of blocks, each side having a single plain surface and one or more of the sides being inclined, and the blocks being so laid on their larger ends as to form wedge-shaped grooves or spaces to receive concrete or other suitable filling, substantially as set forth,"



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