Myers v. Groom Shovel Co.
141 U.S. 674 (1891)

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Myers v. Groom Shovel Co., 141 U.S. 674 (1891)

Myers v. Groom Shovel Company

No. 70

Argued November 4, 1891

Decided December 7, 1891

141 U.S. 674

Syllabus

Letters patent No. 208,258, granted September 24, 1878, to Henry M. Myers for an "improvement in handle sockets for shovels, spades and scoops" are void for want of novelty in the alleged invention covered by them, that invention having been anticipated by the "Ames California spade."

The case is stated in the opinion.

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