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Topic: Keely Chronology Stack
Section: Kinraide Will Work on Keely's Motor
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KINRAIDE WILL WORK ON KEELY'S MOTOR.
T. B. KINRAID WILL ENDEAVOR TO COMPLETE THE MACHINE.
BOSTON, Dec. 24, 1898 - Charles S. Hill of this city, who is the attorney for Mrs. Anna M. Keely, widow of John Ernest Worrell Keely, has returned to the city after attending a meeting of the Directors of the Keely Motor Company at Philadelphia. At this meeting various plans were suggested for continuing the operations begun by Mr. Keely, which were so suddenly stopped by the inventor's death. In an interview today Mr. Hill said:
"The report that immense quantities of manuscript have been left by Mr. Keely is, so far as I am aware, absolutely untrue. A few scraps of memoranda in the form of a diary, possibly 500 or 600 words, giving no club to anything whatever, half completed drafts and letters written by him on business, and other such unimportnt papers comprise the bulk of all that I have been able to find. The whole thing is in as uncertain a state as ever.
"Mrs. Keely has deemed it wise to place all material and data in the hands of T. B. Kinraide of Jamaica Plains. Mr. Kinraide enjoyed Mr. Keely's confidence throughout the latter years of the inventor's life, and, upon his death bed, it was Mr. Keely's request that Mr. Kinraide should take upon himself the task of completing his work. At the end of one year Mr. KInrade will present a report and permit an inspection of what he has done.
"If at the end of one year he is convinced that there is absolutely nothing that will lead to a practical machine, he will abandon his attempts."