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The Motor Is A Success

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Water Machine at Wall St. Bridge is Running

Bonanza For Inventors

Will Furnish Cheap Power--Orders Already Being Received for Machines to be Erected

Messrs. J. G. Hacking and David McIntyre, the inventors of the water motor being tested in the Huron near Wall street bridge, have finally succeeded in getting their machine properly adjusted and yesterday and today the motor has been running steadily and demonstrating that the theories of the inventors is entirely practicable.

The idea of the machine is the utilization of the natural current of a stream without recourse to expensive dams or purchasing large water rights. The machine can be set in the bed of any river and if a current of five miles no limit to the horsepower that may be developed as the motor can be built as large as desired. As stated in the Argus some days ago the machine consists of two parallel frames between which are hung, on an endless chain, paddles about six feet long by eighteen inches wide. These paddles are fastened to endless chains which by a series of gear wheels transmit the power to the driving pulley. As the more paddles there are the greater the power developed by the machine, it will be readily seen that practically the only limit to the capacity of the machine is its size and the number of paddles used. The present machine is a small one and vet with only a four-foot head of water it develops at least twenty horsepower. This, too, without the use of any of the current but what comes directly head-on to the machine.

It is claimed by the inventors that with an outlay of $5,000 one of these motors could be put in the Huron at Wall street that would develop at least 200 horsepower and furnish all the power necessary to light the city at a merely nominal expense. If this is true, they certainly have one of the cheapest powers in use and have a fortune in sight. They have already contracted for the erection of a large machine in a river in Washington where there is a twenty-mile current, and intend to start about its erection at once. Several other parties have been investigating the machine with a view of investing in it for power purposes and it looks as if the inventors will be overrun with orders before they are fairly ready for them.