U.S. Court of Appeals

Judge Noyes's Decision

A patent is granted for solving a problem,

not for stating one. Its description must explain

the invention itself, the manner of making it,

and the mode of putting it in practice.

In the absense of knowledge upon these points

the invention is not available to the public

without further experiments and further

exercise of inventive skill. The defendents use

an engine that owes nothing to Selden.

It is an engine improving upon the Otto type motor.

The differences between the Selden engine

and that of the defendents are not differences

in terminologies and theories, but differences

in principles and things. In the light of events

we can see that had Selden appreciated the superiority

of the Otto engine and adapted that type

for his combination, his patent would cover

the modern automobile. He made the wrong choice

and we cannot make another choice for him.

 

Fred Smith

Henry, I'm glad you won!

Ford

How's that Mr. Smith?

Fred Smith

At first I thought we were right,

but a few years ago, well, I guess

you showed me the light.

Ford

Why didn't you drop the case?

Fred Smith

Ha Ha Ha. What is we had won!

At the Astoria tonight

we wind up our convention,

our last, thanks to you!

Do come and speak!

Ford

I don't give speeches.

Fred Smith

Ha Ha Ha. Then bring your lawyer,

but do come!

             

Wills

Most of the changes

are in the body.

Sorensen

It looks better.

Wills

And the price is the same.

Everything new that we'll need

is on contract. All we need

is Hank's OK.

Galamb

Hank told me the only change

he was thinking about

was adding a door on the right.

Wills

I have Couzens's approval.

Look, Hank doesn't care

how the car looks. It has

the same chassis. She's just

better looking!

Sorensen

What color you going to paint it?

Wills

Red, blush red!

 

Couzens

We bought the Keim Mill so you work for us.

I want you to work here. It's a sacrifice moving here,

but I'll make it worth your while.

Lee

What do I do?

Couzens

Run personnel. Our turnover is 400%.

If you can stop that you'll save us millions.

We're moving all our operations

to the Highland Park plant. This year we're doubling

our labor force. We need to keep men on their jobs.

You get a $5,000 raise, and a $5,000 bonus if you get

Knudsen and Smith and your top engineers

to come out here with you.

    1. put cylinder on hot plate

6 SECONDS

2. plug holes with asbestos

4 SECONDS

3. put cylinder on babbitting fixture

7 SECONDS

4. put on babbitting bar and plate

7 SECONDS

5. pour babbitt

4 SECONDS

6. take off babbitting bar and plate

6 SECONDS

7. take off cylinder

3 SECONDS

8. chop gates 12 SECONDS

9. peen babbitt 11 SECONDS

10. file gates 15 SECONDS

11. wash cylinders 10 SECONDS

         

 

Avery

My idea is to get a windlass and a strong rope. Tie the rope

To the chassis frame, with wheels on the chassis frame. Crank

The windlass so the chassis moves slowly along then as it moves have each

man put on one of the parts, and so on until the car's

completely assembled.

Smith, you be the assemblers!

And Klann, you crank

I'll hole the stopwatch!

 

Wills

There it is

The 1913 Ford

Model T Special!

Blush Red!

Wills's new model; curvier than the old; like

young girls stretching over

 

Ford

Who made this!

Who made this!

This is not

Model T Ford!

 

sledge hammer in the angry man's hands

he banks the young/red

limbs/car

down

Who Made This!

Wills

We thought you'd like something new.

Productions been doing new things.

I guess the designers wanted to please you.

Ford

Don't do anything like this again!

Make what I tell you to make!

 

Avery

In 300 feet of this line

we can make as many cars

as in 600 feet of assembly pits!

Each man does one thing all day

FIX MUD GUARD BRACKETS FIX MUD GUARD BRACKETS FIX MUD GUARD BRACKETS

He won't have to think

FIX FRONT AXLE FIX FRONT AXLE FIX FRONT AXLE

nothing will get in his way

FIX REAR SPRING FIX REAR SPRING FIX REAR SPRING

 

He'll be faster and more efficient

PLACE TWO LAMP BRACKETS PLACE TWO LAMP BRACKETS PLACE TWO LAMP BRACKETS

We won't need storage bins all over

PLACE REAR AXLE PLACE REAR AXLE PLACE REAR AXLE

On line filled with cars!

PLACE FRONT MUD GUARD CATCHES NUTS ON PLACE FRONT MUD GUARD CATCHES NUTS ON

FIX MUD GUARD BRACKETS FIX FRONT AXLE FIX REAR SPRING PLACE TWO LAMP BRACKETS PLACE REAR AXLE PLACE FRONT MUD GUARD CATCHES NUTS ON

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