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MACHINE. A contrivance which serves to apply or regulate moving power; or it is a tool more or less complicated, which is used to render useful natural instruments, Clef. des Lois Rom. h.t.
     2. The act of congress gives to inventors the right to obtain a patent right for any new and useful improvement on any art, machine, manufacture, &c. Act of congress, July 4, 1836, s. 6. See Pet. C. C. 394; 3 Wash. C. C. 443; 1 Wash. C. C. 108; 1 Wash. C. C. 168; 1 Mason, 447; Paine, 300; 4 Wash. C. C. 538; 1 How. U. S., 202; S. C. 17 Pet. 228; 2 McLean, 176.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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We are constantly striving to jointly develop new market opportunities and develop further our product range." Warmseal recently introduced a two-shift system and invested over pounds 100,000 in new production machiner y.
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The Planta Mecanica in Santa Clara supports diverse industrial needs in the island, manufacturing par ts, machiner y and equipment mainly for the sugar industry, but also for metallurgy and mining as well as the electricity, oil and hydraulic industries.
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