Gordon v. Warder - 150 U.S. 47 (1893)
U.S. Supreme Court
Gordon v. Warder, 150 U.S. 47 (1893)
Gordon v. Warder
Argued October 16-17, 1893
Decided October 30, 1893
150 U.S. 47
The first claim in letters patent No. 77,878, granted May 11, 1868, to James F. Gordon, was a claim
"for a binding arm capable of adjustment in the direction of the length of the grain, in combination with an automatic twisting device, substantially as and for the purposes described,"
and it was not infringed by the devices used by the defendants for attaining the common purpose of securing the stalks of grain into bundles by passing around them a band at the middle of the stalks.
These four bills in equity, for the alleged infringement of the same letters patent by different parties, were argued together here. In each the bill was dismissed below, from which decree the complainant appealed in each case.