St. Germain v. Brunswick, 135 U.S. 227 (1890)
U.S. Supreme CourtSt. Germain v. Brunswick, 135 U.S. 227 (1890)
St. Germain v. Brunswick
Argued and submitted April 11, 1890
Decided April 28, 1890
135 U.S. 227
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
The application of an old process, or machine or apparatus to a similar or analogous subject, with no change in the manner of application, and no result substantially distinct in its nature, will not sustain a patent,
although the new form of result may not have before been contemplated.
Letters patent No 72,969, granted to Emanuel Brunswick, January 7, 1868, for a revolving cue rack, are void for want of novelty.