George Webster

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George Webster (c. 1871 - March 30, 1900) was an American farmer and convicted murderer who was reported in early March 1900 to have devised a windmill-type perpetual motion device while awaiting the death penalty at the Spokane county jail in Washington state for the May 1897 murder of Lise Aspland. He was hanged some weeks after making his claims to a break-through in perpetual motion; thus far, we have found no evidence that anyone kept George Webster's designs or notes regarding his speculative windmill.

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