U.S. Supreme Court
Bragg v. Fitch, 121 U.S. 478 (1887)
Bragg v. Fitch
Argued January 11-12, 1887
Decided May 2, 1887
121 U.S. 478
In view of the previous state of the art, the claims in the patent granted to Charles B. Bristol, May 16, 1865, for an improvement in harness hooks or snaps must be restricted to the precise form and arrangement of parts described in the specification and to the purpose therein indicated.
Bill in equity to restrain alleged infringements of letters patent. Decree for complainants. Respondents appealed. The case is stated in the opinion of the Court. The following are the figures referred to in the opinion.