Improvements

Contract agreeing to the manufacture of pruning shears, dated 1871:

CONTRACT

Whereas, Lawrence Campbell, of Marengo, County of Calhoun, State of Michigan, did obtain Letters Patent of the United States, for certain improvements in pruning and hedge shears, which letters bear date the 22nd of September, 1868, and are numbered 82,290;

Now this agreement witnesseth, that John Sweeney, of Quincy, Michigan, hereby agrees to manufacture and furnish to E H Babbins said pruning and hedge shears, for the price and sum of two dollars and fifty cents, each, for the small size, and three dollars, each, for the large size, on delivery, during the life of said patent.

And the said E H Babbins agrees to pay to the said John Sweeney, two dollars and fifty cents, each, for the small size, and three dollars, each, for the large size, payable on delivery for all shears ordered.

Said shears to be delivered at the Express Office named in the order.


PO Quincy Mich.
Dated Nov. 1st, 1871
John Sweeney

Found in "Jewels for the Household; or Selections of Thought and Anecdote for Family Reading" by Tryon Edwards. Published by Case, Lockwood & Co., 1858.

Thanks to the handy Google Patent Search, I was able to find out a bit more about Mr. Campbell's improvements:







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1 comment:

MrCachet said...

Perhaps you could use them in the house to prune the poorest selection of thoughts, thereby saving the jewels to grow and mature?

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