Government files anti-trust suit against Porcelain Appliance Company and eleven porcelain manufacturers


Publication: The Portsmouth Daily Times

Portsmouth, OH, United States
p. 21, col. 3-5




WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 - (AP) - The government filed an equity suit under the Sherman anti-trust law today at Cleveland naming the Porcelain Appliances company and sixteen other corporations manufacturing porcelain insulators.

The Porcelain Appliance Company is the patent holding and licensing company. The government alleges that the defendants have sought to eliminate competition between themselves, to establish uniform prices for their products, and that a violation of the anti-trust laws was finally achieved through the issuance of licenses to manufacture under certain patents which are described in the petition.

Defendants named included: Brunt Tile and Porcelain Company, Columbus, Ohio; Colonial Insulator Company, Akron, Ohio; Davidson Porcelain Co., East Liverpool, Ohio; Federal Porcelain Co., Carey, Ohio; Findlay Electric Porcelain Company, Findlay, Ohio; General Porcelain Co., Parkersburg, W. Va.; Mogadore Insulator Co., Mogadore, Ohio; National Electrical Porcelain Co., Carey, Ohio; J. H. Parker and Son, Parkersburg, W. Va.; R. T. Thomas and Sons Co., East Liverpool, Ohio; Wheeling Tile Co., Wheeling W. Va.; J. H. Parker, Parkersburg, W. Va.; R. G. Spencer, Carey, Ohio; H. R. Holmes, East Liverpool, Ohio; G. O. Anderson, Parkersburg, W. Va.; and J. E. Bicknell, Findlay, Ohio.

Keywords:Porcelain Appliance Company : Brunt Tile and Porcelain Company : Colonial Insulator Company : Davidson Porcelain Company : Federal Porcelain Company : Findlay Electric Porcelain Company : General Porcelain Company : Mogadore Insulator Company : National Electric Porcelain Company : J. H. Parker : R. Thomas & Sons Company : Wheeling Tile Company
Researcher notes:The suit was over the crimped nail patent
Supplemental information:Articles: 7624, 8512, 8522 Patent: 1,427,953
Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:July 23, 2007 by: Elton Gish;