From Kook Science
William Baurichter (July 2, 1853 - February 10, 1928) was an American wood carver and carpenter, a life-long resident at Columbus Township, Bartholomew Co., Indiana, who was noted in regional newspaper reports to have been a perpetual motion enthusiast with a "machine made out of wood" that he claimed would "run to the end of time."
- "Levied on a Perpetual Motion Machine", The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, IN): 7, 22 Feb. 1897, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/121818593/levied-on-a-perpetual-motion-machine/
- "Makes Novel Tool Chest.", The Fulton County News (McConnellsburg, PA): 7, 2 Jan. 1908, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/123873270/makes-novel-tool-chest/
- "KNIFE IS MAN'S FORTUNE - CARVES BECAUSE HE LIKES IT - Columbus Resident Tries to Make Perpetual Motion Machine, Containing 2,000 Pieces, Out of Wood.", The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN): 19, 26 Mar. 1911, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/123874107/knife-is-mans-fortune-carves-because/