Monday, August 31, 2015

Forbes on 1799 patent

In a story about Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, a firm founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Forbes alludes to a 1799 patent:

The earliest example of a patent for a pneumatic transport system reaches all the way back to 1799. A patent for “conveyance of goods and passengers by air” was awarded to George Medhurst in the 18th century, laying the foundation for the work on the Hyperloop project.



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