No. 172.

165 U.S. 624 (1897)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 1, 1897.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. John M. Barker for plaintiff in error. Mr. Samuel W. Bickley was on his brief.

Mr. W.W. Fry for defendants in error. Mr. George Robertson filed a brief for same.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE FULLER delivered the opinion of the court.

On the twenty-seventh of July, 1891, Wade and Ringo entered into the following contract:

"Whereas, B. Ringo, of Mexico, Mo., has invented a new folding bed known as the Ringo folding bed for which he has made application for a patent from the United States of America in his name, and whereas B. Ringo owns an undivided one half interest of and in said patent with one J.C. Buckner, of Mexico, Mo. Now...

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