Reed & Barton Bring Suit To Protect Patent on Baby Spoons
Boston, Mass., Feb. 2.—As predicted in these columns, several weeks ago, the corporation of Reed & Barton, silversmiths, of Taunton, Mass., through its president, W. B. H. Dowse, of 95 Milk St., Boston, has instituted suit against the Oneida Community, Ltd., of the State of New York, for alleged infringement of the patents on the so-called “baby spoon” owned by the former.
Mr. Dowse, in speaking of the case today, stated that the suit was brought for the alleged infringement of but one pattern. The president of the Reed & Barton corporation stated that the suit would probably be tried in March, and intimated that some interesting developments might be looked for.
The plated ware trade throughout the country has manifested much interest in this proposed action of Reed & Barton, and the trial will be watched with interest.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 4th February 1903