From Kook Science
|Born||3 April 1870|
|Died||14 March 1933 (62) |
Middletown, Orange Co., New York
|Affiliations||Knights of Pythias|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Morris (m. 1915)|
Nathan Helms Storms[i] (April 3, 1870 - March 14, 1933) was an American carpenter and mechanic who newspapers reported in 1922 had claimed to have "perfected a machine which closely approaches perpetual motion." The Storm machine was described as being able to drive a shaft for up to five years without interruption, requiring no fuel, only oil for lubrication.
- NYT (13 Jan. 1922), "NEAR 'PERPETUAL MOTION'; Inventor Says Machine Will Run for Five Years Without Fuel.", New York Times (New York, NY): 9, https://www.nytimes.com/1922/01/13/archives/near-perpetual-motion-inventor-says-machine-will-run-for-five-years.html
- The widely-syndicated report (appearing in the New York Times, the International Petroleum Reporter, &c.) on the invention inaccurately gives his name as Nathan N. Storm.
- MTH (16 Mar. 1933), "RAIL VICTIM IDENTIFIED BY HIS DAUGHTER; Man Killed on Erie Tracks Tuesday Evening Nathan Storms of Wisner Ave.", Middletown Times Herald (Middletown, NY): 1, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/40186031