A. C. Rutzen
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|A. C. Rutzen|
|Born||15 March 1876|
|Died||30 April 1932 (56)|
Cuyahoga Co., Ohio
|Burial||Highland Hills, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio|
August Charles Rutzen (March 15, 1876 - April 30, 1932) was a German-born American inventor, long resident in Cleveland, Ohio, who patented and promoted various types of spring motors and airships. Rutzen was most famed for his 1914 claims regarding his self-named Rutzen motor, a self-winding spring motor that would require no fuel.
- UP (16 Feb. 1914), "RUTZEN'S MOTOR IS A WONDER. Little Machine Will Run Until Parts Wear Out Without Requiring Attention. IS PERPETUAL MOTION. Fifteen Springs Keep One Spring Always Wound Up and Ready to Do the Work.", Daily Gate City (Keokuk, IA): 1, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/328430057
- WSJ (21 Feb. 1914), "RUTZEN MOTOR COMPANY FORMED - INVENTION WHICH MAY MEAN NEW MECHANICAL ERA CAPITALIZED AT $20,000", Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI): 10, https://www.newspapers.com/newpsage/400642028 [i]
- UP (25 Feb. 1914), "INVENTOR REFUSES TO SELL STOCK. Cleveland Man Who Invents Revolutionary Power Plant Has Already Been Offered Million Dollars for American Rights", Times (Munster, IN): 8, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/305816033
- PDR (4 Mar. 1914), "PERPETUAL POWER HAS ARRIVED. Cleveland Inventor Claims Spring Motor Winds Automatically.", Pomona Daily Review (Pomona, CA): 6, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/622600375
- US641799A. Rutzen, A. C. & H. Motor. 23 Jan. 1900, filed 18 Oct. 1899.
- US1178947A. Rutzen, A. C. Spring-power motor. 11 Apr. 1916, filed 2 Jan. 1914.
- US1163264A. Rutzen, A. C. Speed indicating and controlling device. 7 Dec. 1915, filed 30 Jan. 1914.
- US1178948A. Rutzen, A. C. Spring-actuated motor. 11 Apr. 1916, filed 30 Jan. 1914.
- US1275189A. Rutzen, A. C. Means of recording and reproducing sound and motion in synchronism. 6 Aug. 1918, filed 6 July 1914.
- US1163265A. Rutzen, A. C. Casing for dynamo-electric machines. 7 Dec. 1915, filed 6 July 1914.
- US1178949A. Rutzen, A. C. Spring-power motor. 11 Apr. 1916, filed 6 July 1914.
- US1178950A. Rutzen, A. C. Spring-driven motor. 11 Apr. 1916, filed 6 July 1914.
- US1178951A. Rutzen, A. C. Self-winding spring-motor. 11 Apr. 1916, filed 6 July 1914.
- US1199206A. Rutzen, A. C. Scratch-muffler for sound-reproducing machines. 26 Sep. 1916, filed 4 June 1915.
- US1178952A. Rutzen, A. C. Multiple-spring power machine. 11 Apr. 1916, filed 16 Oct. 1915.
- CA173308A. Rutzen, A. C. Muffler for sound reproducing machines. 21 Nov. 1916, filed 20 Mar. 1916.
- CA172012A. Rutzen, A. C. Spring driven motor. 19 Sep. 1916, filed 29 May 1916.
- US1246328A. Rutzen, A. C. Combined support and camera. 13 Nov. 1917, filed 20 Oct. 1916.
- US1268494A. Rutzen, A. C. Airship. 4 June 1918, filed 30 July 1917.
- Articles of incorporation for the Rutzen Power Company list one D. W. Colvin as an incorporator, an item of certain interest given later attempts by D. W. Colvin to develop and solicit investment in his own spring motors.
- "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6FD-BBX : 24 December 2021), August Charles Rutzen, 1917-1918.
- "Ohio, Cleveland Cemetery Interment Records, 1824-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6WX-681 : 23 February 2021), August C Rutzen, 03 May 1932; citing p. 61, vol. 3, Highland Park Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society, Lyndhurst.