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Topic: Keely Chronology Stack
Section: The Keely Motor Experts
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THE KEELY MOTOR EXPERTS.
NYT - PHILADELPHIA, April 7, 1888. - In pursuance of the decision rendered last Saturday by Judge Finletter in Court of Common Pleas in the equity proceedings against Inventor John W. Keely, a formal order was made to-day directing that Bennett Wilson, the plaintiff, his attorney, and four gentlemen named as experts, shall make a full and detailed inspection of the Keely motor, its mode of construction, and principle of operation within 30 days from to-day. The four men named at experts are Dr. Charles M. Cresson, Analytical Chemist of City and State Boards of Health; Thomas Shaw, mechanical engineer and inventor of pumping machinery; William D. Marks, civil engineer and Professor of Dynamical Engineering in the University of Pensylvania, and Jacob Naylor, iron founder and President of the Eighth National Bank. The result of the inspection will be to keep inviolate a special clause setting out that the result shall only be made known to the effect whether or not the motor which inventor Keely is now working upon is the same apparatus that he is alleged to have assigned to Bennett G. Wilson in 1869. To this end the experts will contine themselves. Three of the experts are thoroughly scientific men, and the fourth has an extensive practical knowledge of iron work used in machinery.