Court decision awarded in favor of Fred Locke for funds to build the Lima insulator factory


Publication: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Rochester, NY, United States


In Case of Fred M. Locke, of Victor

Insulator Works.


Victor, March 6. - Considerable interest is felt here in the decision handed down this week by the Appellate Court, in favor of Inventor Fred M. Locke, of this village. The decision reads, "Fred M. Locke, appellant, vs. Vernon E. Taylor and one, respondents. Order reversed, with costs, and verdict of jury reinstated." This case has been in the courts for two years and the final decision is considered a just one here.

The case grew out of the bonus fund, which was raised in Lima, N. Y., when Mr. Locke went from this town and started an insulator manufactory in that town. Several of the subscribers for this fund had not paid when Mr. Locke sold out his interests to the Locke Company which is in control of the Victor plant. This brought complications and the subscribers claimed that the bonus fund was then due the company and not Mr. Locke as an individual.

The case was first tried by jury and Mr. Locke won, then the Lima interests carried it to the higher court and they were victorious. Mr. Locke then carried it to the Appellate Court.

Keywords:Fred Locke : Lima Insulator Company
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Researcher:Elton Gish / Paul Worboys
Date completed:February 19, 2006 by: Elton Gish;