from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A power-machine for making nails, spikes, brads, or tacks.


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  • After the patent is allowed he may find the entire combination of the nail-machine without the counter disclosed in a patent for a nail-making machine, so that as a nail-making machine this new patent is of no value as a reference.

    The Classification of Patents

  • The applicant may have made a complete new organization of nail-machine and may seek a patent for the total combination.

    The Classification of Patents

  • The most natural procedure, at first thought, would be to classify on the totality of the showing, in which case the application for the nail-machine, supposed above, would be assigned to nail-making.

    The Classification of Patents

  • If no application save that of the nail-machine be pending, no duplication of patents occurs, but the labor of search is increased by reason of the unfamiliarity of the examiner with the inventions he has to search.

    The Classification of Patents


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