New York Belting Co. v. New Jersey Car Spring Co.
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137 U.S. 445 (1890)
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U.S. Supreme Court
New York Belting Co. v. New Jersey Car Spring Co., 137 U.S. 445 (1890)
New York Belting and Packing Company v.
New Jersey Car Spring and Rubber Company
Argued October 23-24, 1890
Decided December 22, 1890
137 U.S. 445
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
The first claim in letters patent No. 11,208, granted May 27, 1879, to the New York Belting and Packing Company for a new and useful design for rubber mats, viz.:
"1. A design for a rubber mat, consisting of corrugations, depressions, or ridges in parallel lines, combined or arranged relatively, substantially as described, to produce variegated, kaleidoscopic, moire, stereoscopic, or similar effects, substantially as set forth,"