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Perpetual Motion Machine

In the Niles Weekly Register of 1812, there were two mentions of a most interesting invention – a perpetual motion machine.  Apparently a “great number of gentleman” examined the apparatus and were “satisfied that it is what what the inventor declared it to be.”

Perpetual Motion Machine

Perpetual Motion

It is positively asserted, that the PERPETUAL MOTION has actually been discovered by a mechanic near Philadelphia.

2 comments

1 steve { 02.10.12 at 2:55 pm }

Great find.

And to think we are still reading about free energy scams (aka green energy) 200 years later.

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Michael E. Newton Reply:

But today, the government subsidizes it.

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