From Kook Science
Antonio Parella was an Italian inventor resident at Turin (Torino) in northern Italy who apparently dabbled in perpetual motion, receiving press attention in 1954-'55 after his experimental machine "powered by an unceasing circulation of chemicals," including phosphorus, exploded during the morning of 29 December 1954, injuring both himself and his two financiers, local delicatessens, in the process.
- "Drammatico esperimento in un alloggio-laboratorio di via Marocchetti - Esplode la macchina del «moto perpetuo» - Il complicato ordigno doveva produrre energia elettrica senza alcuna spesa - Risultato della prova decisiva: il progettista e due salumai, finanziatori dell'impresa, finiscono all'ospedale" (in Italian), Stampa Sera (Torino): 2, 29 Dec. 1954, https://archive.org/details/stampa-sera_1954-12-29/page/n1/mode/2up — in which Parella is credited as being Amedeo Parameci, his financiers as Giovanni and Giulio Carnovetti.
- Reuters (30 Jan. 1955), "Amateur Inventor Injured When His Machine Blows Up", Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK): 2-A, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/449511697/
- Lincos, Sofia; Stilo, Giuseppe (Sept. & Oct. 2002), "Una macchina per il moto perpetuo a Torino" (in Italian), Oculus Enoch (arar.it/oculus) (85), http://www.arar.it/oculus/2020/OculusEnoch_Numero_85%20settembreottobre%202020_rev1.pdf