No. 569.

162 U.S. 425 (1896)

16 S.Ct. 805

40 L.Ed. 1025


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 13, 1896.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. William H. Singleton for appellant.

Mr. Samuel F. Phillips for the United States Mr. F.D. McKenney was on his brief.

Mr. William A. Jenner and Mr. William G. Wilson for appellees.

MR. JUSTICE BROWN, after stating the case, delivered the opinion of the court.

The question of infringement in this case turns largely upon the construction to be given to the first claim of the Seabury patent. If, as set forth in his specification, he is entitled to claim broadly, by the continuous operation of a single lever, the performance of the three movements necessary to open the breech of a breech-loading gun, viz., unlocking the breech-block, pulling it...

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