Hebern machines

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Hebern machines - Here bWerrf of the Navv and Secre bv,' Asks $50...
Here bWerrf of the Navv and Secre bv,' Asks $50 Million Alleging infringement of hi patent. E. H. Hebern of 485 40th Street, inventor of a mechanical coding and decoding machine, has filed claims totalling more than $50,000,000 with the United States Armed Forces, it was learned today. Ellis Randall, Vallejo attorney, said the claims will eo before the I U.S. Court of Claims in Washington if they are rejected by the Secretary of Defense. Secretary of the Department of the Army, Secretary of the Air FVures. The Oakland inventor, the attorney explained, contends that tfre Navy paid him $54,480 for 31 machines he had built, but refused him further compensation although many thousands of such machines were built later by others. AH, according to Hebern' claims, used his patent. Hebern's action was filed as a principal stockholder of the International Code Machine Company of Reno, Nev. With the Navy's aid. Hebern built hi first model in 1028, according to Randall. After the Navy bought the first 31 of them from him, it promised him future contracts or compensation with the understanding he would disclose none of the devices to anyone else, he allege.

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 10 Sep 1947, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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