AERONAUTICS: Fuelless Motor

Because aeronautical engineers are at the very front of motor development, Lester J. Hendershot, young Pittsburgh civil engineer working for the U. S. Topographical Survey, secretly presented his new type electric motor to such men at Pittsburgh, Detroit and Manhattan last week. Without any connection to any apparent power store, the machine ran for hours. The energy came, said the inventor, from the electricity accumulated by the earth in its daily and yearly rotations. Quite probable, acknowledged physicists, but not more of that planetary charge can be continuously tapped to operate more than a toy motor. Frankly skeptical, they awaited for...

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