E. W. Lymburner
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|E. W. Lymburner|
|Born||c. March 1866|
Dunnville, Province of Canada, B.N.A.
|Died||24 March 1939 (73)|
Eli Wilbert "Webb" Lymburner (c. 1866 - March 24, 1939) was a Canadian-born barber and farm labourer resident at Fullerton, Orange Co., California who was reported in the 1920s to have claimed the invention of an "automatic gravity wheel," described as able to "create more power than the machine requires to operate" (i.e. free energy).
Lymburner emigrated from Canada in the 1890s to California, spending some of his time as a boxer and later a wrestler, seemingly without much success in the ring, and he briefly operated a social club that ran afoul of county temperance ordinances, this being shuttered by 1901.
- OCPD (24 Sep. 1921), "The Village Gossip, re: Web Lymburner's Perpetual Motion Machine", The Orange County Plain Dealer (Anaheim, CA): 4, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/121077545/the-village-gossip-re-web-lymburners/
- Wiles, Otis M. (16 Oct. 1921), "Goes John Ernest Worrell Keely One Better. RIVALS PERPETUAL MOTION BUG. Fullerton Barber, Inspired by Pool Balls, Invents Automatic Contrivance Which He Says Will Do a Whole Lot of Things to Surprise Edison.", The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): 13, 14, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/121077822/rivals-perpetual-motion-bug-fullerton/
- SAR (17 Oct. 1921), "'GRAVITY WHEEL' IS INVENTED, CLAIM", Santa Ana Register (Santa Ana, CA): 12, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/121089713/gravity-wheel-is-invented-claim/
- SAR (29 Jan. 1923), "FULLERTON MAN TRIES OUT HIS MACHINE", Santa Ana Register (Santa Ana, CA): 10, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/121076029/fullerton-man-tries-out-his-machine/