Otto Shade

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Otto Shade (c. 1872 - August 3, 1908) was an American of German descent and resident of Ellsworth Co., Kansas who was adjudged insane in 1900 following an arrest that culminated in a violent episode in a Saline county prison, this being linked by press reporting to his hobby of perpetual motion. According to the reports, he was arrested by a Marshal Schemerhorn, and subsequently claimed that the marshal had bought his machine for $5000.

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