McCormick Harvesting Machine Company Legal and Patent Records, 1830-1896

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Title: McCormick Harvesting Machine Company Legal and Patent Records
Inclusive Dates: 1830-1896

  • McCormick Harvesting Machine Company
Call Number: McCormick Mss 4X

Quantity: 18.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes and 79 volumes)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records from the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company's early and continuing controversies with other inventors and implement manufacturers. Files from lawsuits are composed of briefs, records, arguments, exhibits, and specifications used in proceedings before civil courts and the U.S. Patent Office. Included also are descriptions of McCormick family patents; volumes showing the history of agricultural machinery patents, some dating back to seventeenth-century Britain; and a manuscript book of the McCormicks' own assignor-assignee patent records between 1860 and 1880.

Language: English

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