143. Intermixture of chattels.

Where the chattels of two persons are intermixed by agreement1, so that the several portions can no longer be distinguished, the proprietors have (subject of course to any agreement to the contrary) an interest in common in proportion to the respective shares2.

If a bailee, without his bailor's consent, intermixes his own chattels with those belonging to his bailor, and the intermixed goods are of substantially the same nature and quality and cannot in practice be separated, the mixture will be generally held in common in such proportion as each party contributed to the combination3. This general rule applies where