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The "Scientific Amorioin" says:— Several newspapers havo referred to a new Invention by one William Tlmmlß, which, If sucoeßsful, will revolutionise motive power. The Inventor Is an unpretention English meohanle residing m Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who claims to have Invented a maohluo by which untold motive power can be stored or used with ont the expenditure of fuel. The story goes that he has been engaged for years m perfecting the invention, and is now negotiating with the Governments of England, Russia, and the United States for the sale of the right to nse his discovery, whloh, If after examination it proves to be what It calms, will revolutionise the powirs of the world. Ho claims to be ablo to create a pressure of 20,0001 b per j square Inoh— more than sufficient to pro- ' pol the largest ocean steamer afloat, or to I move 80 ladon freight oars In ono train, I Tho machine seems to be an afr ot mpres- ! sor of tho simplest sort. I', consists of one small cylinder, «ix horae power, with a balance-weight of 75! b, whloh runs the entire apparatus ; another small cylinder, five irohes In diameter, with a 7in stroke compresses the air Into the tank from whloh the power Is utilised. Under the platon plate the Inveoto* has placed two .layers of bars containing 11 different mloeraJe, the magnetic li fluenoo of which Is the Shoret of the lnvontor. The advantages ho olaimß are durability, economy, and sliuplic ty. Experts have examined tbe maohlue and pronounce it a Bucoess. In aubmlttlng his design to the Government named, Mr Timm a claims that the pneumatic generator oan not only be applied to war veeßols as a motor, but oan be used ea a defence sguinat hostile attacks by means of air chambers placed behind tho armour plating.

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NEW MOTIVE POWER., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1983, 30 October 1888

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NEW MOTIVE POWER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1983, 30 October 1888

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