J. D. Grimes
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|J. D. Grimes|
|Born||1 December 1863|
Waltreak, Yell Co., Arkansas
|Died||14 June 1933 (69)|
Sallisaw, Sequoyah Co., Oklahoma
|Spouse(s)||Alice Marshall (m. 1892; dv. 1902)|
Jefferson Davis Grimes[i] (December 1, 1863 - June 14, 1933) was an American blacksmith and barber who, while resident at East St. Louis, Illinois, was reported in 1902 to have invented a perpetual motion "gravity motor."
- "COURT TO WATCH OVER HER. SPECIAL JUDGE TICHENOR BECOMES INTERESTED IN A CHILD. Domestic Troubles of the Grimes's Took Second Place to the Judge's Solicitude for Their Pretty Little Daughter — Mrs. Grimes Gets a Divorce.", The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, MO): 6, 23 Apr. 1902, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/121536259/court-to-watch-over-her/
- "PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE: Arkansas Mechanic's Invention Runs in a Public Exhibition Until It Is Stopped.", St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO): 5, 9 Aug. 1902, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/121535613/perpetual-motion-machine-arkansas-mecha/
- "IS IT SOLVED? Illiterate Native of Arkansas Woos Perpetual Motion.", Arkansas Democrat (Little Rock, AR): 1, 11 Aug. 1902, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/121536098/is-it-solved-illiterate-native-of-arkan/
- "PERPETUAL MOTION SECURED THROUGH FORCE OF GRAVITY?", The St. Louis Republic (St. Louis, MO): 9, 17 Oct. 1902, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/121536217/perpetual-motion-secured-through-force-o/
- "PERPETUAL MOTION, EAST ST. LOUIS BARBER THINKS HE HAS SOLVED THE GREAT PROBLEM.", The Belleville News-Democrat (Belleville, IL): 1, 17 Oct. 1902, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/121540016/perpetual-motion-east-st-louis-barber/
- Most newspapers that picked up the perpetual motion story wrongly called him J. S. Grimes.