Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Reed, Brockway & Ruffin and William F. Reed for Plaintiff and Appellant.
Holt, Macomber, Graham & Baugh and William H. Macomber for Defendant and Appellant.
Moss, Lyon & Dunn, Gerold C. Dunn and Henry F. Walker as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant.
No appearance for Defendant and Respondent.
Supreme Court of California. In Bank.
Plaintiff brought this action for damages against the retailer and the manufacturer of a Shopsmith, a combination power tool that could be used as a saw, drill, and wood lathe. He saw a Shopsmith demonstrated by the retailer and studied a brochure prepared by the manufacturer. He decided he wanted a Shopsmith for his home workshop, and his wife bought and gave him one for Christmas in 1955. In 1957 he bought the necessary attachments to use the Shopsmith...
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