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Security Stove & Mfg. Co. v. American Ry. Express Co.
Citation:227 Mo. App. 175, 51 S.W.2d 572
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Security Stove & Manufacturing Company (hereinafter “Security Stove”) (plaintiff) manufactured a furnace equipped with a combination oil and gas burner. Security Stove planned to exhibit the unique furnace at a gas convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Security Stove wrote to American Railway Express Company (hereinafter “American Railway”) (defendant), explaining that it had gotten a booth for exhibition purposes at the convention. Security Stove stated that, in order for its exhibit (the furnace) to arrive in time for the convention, the furnace would need to be shipped from Kansas City, Missouri to arrive in Atlantic City no later than October 8th. American Railway agreed to ship the furnace. One of the shipments (a package containing the gas manifold) never arrived in time for the convention. Security Stove sued American for the latter’s failure to transport the furnace to Atlantic City within a reasonable time. In seeking damages, Security Stove sought recompense for the charges on the exhibit, the freight on the exhibit, railroad and pullman fares, hotel room fees, employee wages, and the rental of the exhibit booth for a total of $801.51.
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