Wow! Does it ever. Thanks! I'm wondering if this Morse has any relation to the later Morse.
The suit also brings in several other interesting characters including John Turner who was running Warrington at the time, but it nowhere mentions that Turner was working for Esterbrook not that long ago. Hmmmm.
Here it is from the beginning of the description.
This was a busy time for Esterbrook's lawyers. In 1868 they lost a case for trade mark infringement to Washington Medallion, and in 1869 lost this to Morse for patent infringement.
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