D. S. Lusadder

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Daniel S. Lusadder (April 4, 1841 - June 28, 1911) was an American farmer, beekeeper, and reputed inventor of a water motor that would act as a perpetual motion machine, a design for which he worked on for many years at Salina, Kansas. It was reported that Lusadder was compelled to dismantle his machine in 1909 consequent his eviction from the Logan school house, which saw the effective end of his work, as he subsequently became ill and was moved to the Soldiers' Home at Leavenworth, Kansas, where he passed away some two years later. Lusadder had apparently been diagnosed as epileptic, a condition attributed to a gunshot wound he had taken while serving in Company B, Second Kansas Calvary (Union) during the American Civil War.

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