Morton F. Ericson

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Morton F. Ericson (c. 1864 - October 1, 1897) was a Swedish machinist who was reported to have committed suicide by hanging, an act attributed in the press coverage to his inability to "solve the problem of perpetual motion," in addition to despondency from the failure of his various other inventions and a recent firing from the Featherstone Iron Company. The only detail offered regarding the machine itself was that it was "a bulky contrivance, made up of cogs and weights."

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