Friday, February 26, 2010

Etienne Bernot & Somerville Norris 1860.

I found the information on this invention very interesting and I think you well too.

Chap. CXCII. — An Act to confirm and establish a Patent heretofore granted to Etienne Bernot, dated July twenty-four, eighteen hundred and sixty, and to secure to George Somerville Norris, the Assignee of said Patent, the Benefit of the full term for which said Patent was granted.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the patent granted to Etienne Bernot on the twenty-fourth day of July, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty, for” an improved machine for cutting files,” and which patent, on the face thereof was granted for the term of fourteen years from the date of said patent, shall be, and the same is hereby, made a valid grant for the full term of fourteen years from the date of said patent, notwithstanding the fact that a patent had been previously granted in France for the same invention, and notwithstanding that said patent, when issued, ought to have been granted only for the term of fourteen years, to be computed from the date of the said patent, previously issued in France.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the title of George Somerville Norris, as assignee of said patent, under the assignment made to him by said Etienne Bernot, dated October eight, eighteen hundred and sixty, and recorded in the Patent Office, shall be good and valid to vest in said assignee, his executors, administrators, and assigns, the executive right, under the said patent, for the full period of the term of fourteen years from the date of said patent, in like manner and to the same extent as if the said patent, when originally issued, had been validly granted for fourteen years from the date thereof.
APPROVED, July 16, 1862.

Note Those of you who would like to read more about this invention and how it works can find out by using this link: There will also be three drawings of the invention to look at.

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