Archibald James Robertson
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Archibald James Robertson (July 22, 1842 - February 23, 1915) was a Scots-born printer and inventor of a "gravity motor" that was claimed to be a perpetual motion machine, which was to be promoted and sold through the Robertson Perpetual Motor Company, as reported in the Chicago Tribune during 1889. A scheduled unveiling of the motor for early April 1889 was postponed, on the basis that a model built by the Chicago Machine, Die & Model Works did not operate correctly and that Robertson would have to privately construct one himself, but there was no further publicity or mention of it again thereafter, and only a diagram of the motor, published in the Chicago papers, is known to us at this time.
- "The Robertson Perpetual Motor Company, Chicago, Ill., 1889. Capital stock, $5,000,000.", Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL): 3, 7 Mar. 1889, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/121116557/the-robertson-perpetual-motor-company/
- "BETTER THAN EYEWATER: COL. SELLERS OUTDONE BY ARCHIBALD JAMES ROBERTSON. He Has Invented a New Motor in Which Gravity Furnishes the Power — The Inventor Explains His Machine Which Is to Revolutionize the Present Methods of Creating Power — He Will Astonish the World Within a Few Days When His Motor Is Running.", Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL): 1, 23 Mar. 1889, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/121115672/better-than-eyewater-col-sellers/
- "THE WORLD STILL WAITS. MR. ARCHIBALD JAMES ROBERTSON'S PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE.", Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL): 6, 12 Apr. 1889, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/121115549/the-world-still-waits-mr-archibald-ja/