Phoenix Caster Co. v. Spiegel
133 U.S. 360 (1890)

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Phoenix Caster Co. v. Spiegel, 133 U.S. 360 (1890)

Phoenix Caster Company v. Spiegel

No. 150

Argued December 10, 1889

Decided March 3, 1890

133 U.S. 360

APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF INDIANA

Syllabus

The claim of letters patent No. 190,151, granted May 1, 1877, to Alexander C. Martin, for an "improvement in furniture casters," namely,

"The floor wheels EE, the anti-friction pivot wheel F, the housing B, the elliptical housing opening, or its mechanical equivalent, and the rocker-formed collar bearing, or its mechanical equivalent, all combined so as to allow the floor wheel axis to oscillate horizontally, substantially as and for the purpose specified,"

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