E. G. Henry
From Kook Science
Elijah Gary Henry (December 17, 1856 - August 29, 1942) was an American farmer, merchant, and postmaster, who, while resident at Scullton, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania, was reported by the local correspondent to the Pittsburgh Times to have claimed "to have discovered perpetual motion," calling it "the most wonderful power yet discovered," and that he would "be able to construct a machine" that would "not exceed $25," accessible for farm use or even railroads. No further details were provided, and there seems to have been no follow-up on the initial report.
- "E. G. Henry, Postmaster of Scullton, claims to have discovered perpetual motion.", The Somerset Herald (Somerset, PA): 3, 20 Jan. 1897, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/121297973/e-g-henry-postmaster-of-scullton/