The Turn Of The Century Electrotherapy Museum (C) Jeff Behary 2006 -
John Keely's Motor: Glass Plate Negatives by Thomas Burton Kinraide.
After Keely died, Kinraide inherited the motor, and discovered that it was a fraud.
Kinraide was initially intrigued by Keely's work, and the two
became friends. Due to this friendship, Kinraide did not
release the information he found. However, reporters
later discovered in Keely's home a series of air lines running
to an underground tank that powered the creations. Keely
was one of the most inventive and creative frauds of the
century. Below are perhaps the last known photographs of
the Keely Motor, found in
Kinraide's Jamaica Plain Laboratory. Discovering them
untouched for over a century was one of many highlights Rita
and I found in the Boston area.
Curiously enough, of over 500 glass plate negatives, they are
the only photographs of something other than electrical
entities and discharges.