A BUOYANTIC WATER ENGINE.

A BUOYANTIC WATER ENGINE.

George Partillo, a mill and factory architect of Wausau, Wis., has invented a device which he styles a buoyantic engine, which, if what is claimed for it is true, will work a revolution in the industrial world, furnishing, as it will, power at a cost so small that the expense of operation will be practically nothing. The machine is termed a buoyantic engine from the fact that it derives its power from buoyancy, the same force that would bring to the surface of a body of water with its broadest side exposed a board that had with seemingly no resistance been immersed edgewise. This is the principle upon which this new engine works. Through the use of air-chambers, with automatic opening and closing devices and application of these to the above principle, he has perfected an engine which will derive enough energy from still water to run as long as it is partly submerged.

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