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Quick Action Magneto vs. Maytag Lawsuit


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Default Quick Action Magneto vs. Maytag Lawsuit

I was doing a bit of research on Quick action/Johnson magnetos and stumbled onto this. Kind of interesting and leaves me with more questions. It is dated Feb. 20 1930, I thought Johnson owned all Quick Action patents long before then? And My other question is, why was Quick Action suing Maytag over what appears to be the governor setup, points cover and the magneto itself; specificly the armature. Maytag never built its own magneto so how were they infringing? Thanks!

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Would be interesting to know the whole story, how it came to pass and how it ended, In layman's terms.
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Default Re: Quick action magneto vs. Maytag Lawsuit

Maytag was grinding off the Quick Action logo before sending the washer out the door.So Quick Action took on Maytag & won.When you look at an early Q. A. you will see grinding marks in them & the later ones say Q. A. on them.
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Thanks, I had always heard quick action was more than a little upset that Maytag was grinding off there logo from the flywheel. This lawsuit is interesting because quick action was apparently denied on a previous suit and this was an appeal that was also denied on all but one part from how read it. And I always thought that Johnson owned all quick action patents long before 1930? Maytag would have been using Bosch ignition by this time also.
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Default Re: Quick action magneto vs. Maytag Lawsuit

I had a friend ask what he should price a Quick Action vertical for when he offers it for sale. I did not really know more than to say it should be more than $500, which I figured was about the right price for a standard mag fitted upright.

What do you guys say? And I know, a lot of it is about condition and completeness, but just looking for a range here. Say, from perfect, running original to pretty danged sorry shape.
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If running $500 more than a fair price I'd say. Average condition running could/should be around $600 in my book. Really nice and no bearing wear running maybe $700. Not running and missing minor parts maybe $400.

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