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Topic: Keely Chronology Stack
Section: The New Motor
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THE NEW MOTOR.
NYT - 7/14/1875 - To the editor of the New-York Times:
The Times of the 8th inst. mistakes in compling my name with Mr. Keely as the discoverer of a new motive power.
I have an apparatus consisting essentially of a cylinder of air and two simple valves which, by automatically admitting and instantly stopping a small jet of water passing through it under a low pressure, employs these successive impacts to accumulate an almost  pressure of air and water in the cylinder, which, under extreme pressures, escapes through a small orifice in the form of a cold vapor. This apparatus only accumulates and stores up, in a less weight of water, the power of the water under the low pressure - in Mr. Keely's case twenty-six pounds to the inch - in the form of intense pressure; hence, no effective power is gained.
This is all that Mr. Haswell reports of the Keely motor. In all the reports of its actual effects not one has shown a single ounce of power, but only pressure, gained. All faith in the monstrous assertions of the Tribune, that a new mechanical power, without electrical or chemical action, so increases itself as to run a train of Pullman cars from Philadelphia to New-York with only the power of a bucket of cold water, is founded on nothing that has been seen, or even pretended to have been seen, in the action of the Keely motor in the several tests to which it has been actually subjected. And Mr. Haswell must know that he reports nothing more than the well-known dynamical effects of the stored impacts of a jet of water under twenty-six pounds pressure passed through the simple mechanism here described.
As I have been annoyed with a host of inquiries since the notice referred to in THE TIMES, you will do me a kindness to publish this letter as a respectful reply to those inquiries..
Tenafly, N. J., Monday, July 12, 1875