Steph Posted March 14, 2008 Report Share Posted March 14, 2008 I'm starting a loose conglomeration of references. As of now it's a loose conglomeration. Maybe someday it will take on some order. But I'd hate anyone else who might find the links useful to have to wait until I can figure out what all of their ramifications are. Please feel free to add links or comments. Whenever it strikes your fancy. (It'll probably go over to the study hall but I wanted to check here to see if there's any interest.) Here's one I think I've heard a little about, read a little about at some point in the past, want to read more about. I think it may have pivotal in the history of marble making. (edit: or at least it might have leads to pivotal stuff??) HAZEL-ATLAS GLASS CO. V HARTFORD-EMPIRE CO., 322 U. S. 238 (1944) http://supreme.justia.com/us/322/238/case.html Another great resource is the U.S. Patent Office. For instance today I was over at their site looking at Patent #1,828,216. The Barker gob feeder patent, which I think is the one for Akro's corkscrew machine. Or something like that. (hey, it's mechanical. I always feel shaky about mechanical things.) Actually, this is what got me googling for Hartford-Empire, and so it's the reason I found the court case above. But again, I'm not sure how it's all connected. A couple of screenshots from the 14 page patent: (click to enlarge) If you know a patent number, here's a direct link to a page to enter it to pull up the drawings and such. http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/PTO/srchnum.htm I don't know if this site has all the patents but it has a lot and I think it may be easier to save the files: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/ Mustn't forget about the Gropper court case Roger found a while ago. Here's that thread: Misleading Naming Of Marbles, (didn't start with eBay) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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