H. T. Crepeau
From Kook Science
Henry Theodore Crepeau was a New Brunswick-born American inventor who, in 1891, was reported to have developed and sought patent for a method of perpetual motion. As with many stories of the type, there seems to have been no follow-up on the extraordinary claims, and Crepeau, for his part, sought success with different patents, including a traveling lawn-sprinkler (US485532A), an egg-beater (US632780A), and an automatic vending-machine (US417354A).
- "A Keeley Down in Lynn.", Fall River Daily Herald (Fall River, MA): 1, 21 Aug. 1891, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/616891725/
LYNN, Aug. 21. — The latest and most astonishing patent to be granted here is for a perpetual motion machine invented by H. T. Crepeau of this city. The machine now in operation is very small, but is able to run a clock. It is in continual motion created by its own power, overcoming all resistance afforded by friction and pressure of air. The motion is governed largely by chemicals and natural laws. Mr. Crepeau is an inventor of some note.
- "IMPORTANT IF TRUE. A Young Man at Lynn Says He Has Invented a Perpetual Motion Machine.", Boston Post (Boston, MA): 8, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/616891725/