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Form 127.-Caveat. The petition of A. B., of, in the County of —, and State of —, respectfully represents:
That he has made certain improvements in velocipedes, and that he is now engaged in making experiments for the purpose of perfecting the same, preparatory to applying for letters patent therefor. He therefore prays that the subjoined description of his invention may be filed as a caveat in the confidential archives of the Patent-office.
The following is a description of my newly-invented velocipede, which is as full, clear, and exact as I am able at this time to give, reference being had to the drawing hereto annexed.
This invention relates to that class of velocipedes in which there are two wheels connected by a beam forming a saddle for the rider, the feet being applied to cranks that revolve the front wheel.
The object of my invention is to render it unnecessary to turn the front wheel so much as heretofore, and at the same time to facilitate the turning of sharp curves. This I accomplish by fitting the front and the hind wheels on vertical pivots, and connecting them by means of a diagonal bar, as shown in the drawing, so that the turning of the front wheel also turns the back wheel with a position at an angle with the beams, thereby enabling it easily to turn a curve.
In the drawing, A is the front wheel, B the hind wheel, and C the standards extending from the axle of the front wheel to the vertical pivot a in the beam b, and D is the cross-bar upon the end of a, by which the steering is done. The hind wheel B is also fitted with jaws c and a vertical pivot, d.
A. B. Witnesses: C. D., E. F.
[The form of oath will be substantially that provided for original applications, except that, as a caveat can only be filed by a citizen, or an alien who has resided for one year last past in the United States, and made oath of his intention to become a citizen, the oath should be modified accordingly.]
OF AN UNDIVIDED FRACTIONAL INTEREST IN AN INVENTION BEFORE THE
ISSUE OF LETTERS PATENT.
[BANCROFT's BLANK, No. 107.) In consideration of one dollar, to me paid by C. D., of I do hereby sell and assign to said C. D. an undivided half of all my right, title, and interest in and to a certain invention in plows, as fully set forth and described in the specification which I have prepared (if the application has been already made, say "and filed”) preparatory to obtaining letters patent of the United States therefor. And I do hereby authorize and request the Commissioner of Patents to issue the said letters patent jointly to myself and the said C. D., our heirs and assigns. Witness my hand this sixteenth day of February, 1868.
OF THE ENTIRE INTEREST IN LETTERS PATENT.
[BANCROFT's BLANK, No. 108.] In consideration of five hundred dollars, to me paid by C.D., of —, I do hereby sell and assign to the said C. D. all my right, title, and interest in and to the letters patent of the United States No. 41,806, for an improvement in locomotive head-lights, granted to me July 30, 18–, the same to be held and enjoyed by the said C. D. to the full end of the term for which said letters patent are granted, as fully and entirely as the same would have been held and enjoyed by me if this assignment and sale had not been made. Witness my hand this tenth day of June, 18—
OF AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE LETTERS PATENT AND EXTENSION
BANCROFT's BLANK, No. 110.) In consideration of one thousand dollars, to me paid by C.D., of —, I do hereby sell and assign to the said C. D. one undivided fourth part of all my right, title, and interest in and to the letters patent of the United States, No. 104,850, for an improvement in cooking stoves, granted to me May 16, 1876; the same to be held and enjoyed by the said C. D. to the full end of the term for which said letters patent are granted, and for the term of any extension thereof, as fully and entirely as the same would have been held and enjoyed by me if this assignment and sale had not been made. Witness my hand this seventh day of January, 1879.
OF EXCLUSIVE TERRITORIAL GRANT BY AN ASSIGNEE.
(BANCROFT'S BLANK, No. 109.) In consideration of one thousand dollars, to me paid by C.D., of —, I do hereby grant and convey to the said C. D. the exclusive right to make, use, and vend within the State of and in no other place or places, the improvement in cornplanters for which letters patent of the United States, dated August 15, 1877, were granted to E. F., and by said E. F. assigned to me December 3, 1877, by an assignment duly recorded in liber X', p. 416, of the records of the Patent-office, the same to be held and enjoyed by the said C. D. as fully and entirely as the same would have been held and enjoyed by me if this grant had not been made. Witness my hand this nineteenth day of March, 1878.
Form 132.-License-Shop-right. In consideration of fifty dollars, to be paid by the firm of S. J. & Co., of — I do hereby license and empower the said s. J. & Co. to manufacture, at a single foundry and machine shop in said —, and in no other place or places, the improvement in cotton-seed planters for which letters patent of the United States, No. 171,846, wera granted to me November 13, 1878, and to sell the machines so manufactured throughout the United States, to the full end of the term for which said letters patent are granted. Witness my hand this twenty-second day of April, 1879.
Form 133.-License-Not Exclusive-With Royalty.
(BANCROFT'S BLANK, No. 1127.] This agreement, made this twelfth day of September, 1878, between A. B., party of the first part, and C. D. & Co., party of the second part, witnesseth: That, whereas, letters patent of the United States for an improvement in horse-rakes were granted to the party of the first part, dated October 4, 1877; and whereas, the party of the second part is desirous of manufacturing horse-rakes containing said patented improvement; now, therefore, the parties have agreed as follows:
1. The party of the first part hereby licenses and empowers the party of the second part to manufacture, subject to the conditions hereinafter named, at their factory in —, and in no other place or places, to the end of the term for which said letters patent were granted, horse-rakes containing the patented improvements, and to sell the same within the United States.
2. The party of the second part agrees to make full and true returns to the party of the first part, under oath, upon the first days of July and January in each year, of all horse-rakes containing the patented improvements manufactured by them.
3. The party of the second part agrees to pay to the party of the first part five dollars as a license fee upon every horse-rake manufactured by said party of the second part containing the patented improvements; provided, that if the said fee be paid upon the days provided herein for semi-annual returns, or within ten days thereafter, a discount of fifty per cent. shall be made from said fee for prompt payment.
4. Upon a failure of the party of the second part to make returns or to make payment of license fees as herein provided, for thirty days after the days herein named, the party of the first part may terminate this license by serving a written notice upon the party of the second part, but the party of the second part shall not thereby be discharged from any liability to the party of the first part for any license fees due at the time of the service of said notice.
In witness whereof, the parties above named (the said Uniontown Agricultural Works, by its president,) have hereunto set their hands the day and year first above written.
Form 134.-Transfer of a Trade-mark.
(BANCROFT's BLANK, No. 112.) We, A. B. and C. D., of partners under the firm name of B. & D., in consideration of five hundred dollars to us paid by E. F., of the same place, do hereby sell, assign, and transfer to the said E. F. and his assigns, the exclusive right to use, in the manufacture and sale of stoves, a certain trade-mark for stoves deposited by us in the United States Patent-office, and recorded therein July 15, 1879; the same to be held, enjoyed, and used by the said E. F. as fully and entirely as the same would have been held and enjoyed by us if this grant had not been made. Witness our hands this twentieth day of July, 1879.
A. B. C. D.
REGISTRATION OF PRINTS AND LABELS. By an Act of Congress approved June 18, 1874, it is provided that certain prints and labels may be registered in the Patent-office.
SEC. 3. That in the construction of this Act the words "engraving," "cut," and "print" shall be applied only to pictorial illustrations or works connected with the fine arts, and no prints or labels designed to be used for any other articles of manufacture shall be entered under the copyright law, but may be registered in the Patent-office. And the Commissioner of Patents is hereby charged with the supervision and control of the entry or registry of such prints or labels, in conformity with the regulations provided by law as to copyright of prints, except that there shall be paid for recording the title of any print, or label, not a trade-mark, six dollars, which shall cover the expense of furnishing a copy of the record under the seal of the Commissioner of Patents, to the party entering the same.
Sec. 5. That this Act shall take effect on and after the first day of August, eighteen hundred and seventy-four.
Approved, June 18, 1874.
By the word "print,” as used in the said Act, is meant any device, picture, word or words, figure or figures (not a trade-mark) impressed or stamped directly upon the articles of manufacture, to denote the name of the manufacturer, or place of manufacture, style of goods, or other matter.
By the word “label,” as therein used, is meant a slip or piece of paper, or other material, to be attached in any manner to manufactured articles, or to bottles, boxes, and packages containing them, and bearing an inscription (not a trade-mark), as, for example, the name of the manufacturer or the place of manufacture, the quality of goods, directions for use, etc.
By the words "articles of manufacture,” to which such print or label is applicable by said act, are meant all vendible commodities produced by hand, machinery, or art.
But no such print or label can be registered unless it properly belong to an article of commerce, and be as above defined; nor can the same be registered as such print or label when it amounts in law, to a technical trade-mark.
To entitle the owner of any such print or label to register the same in the Patent-office, it is necessary that five copies