Noah Prespott was a mechanical genius, who had passed some of the most valuable years of life in the employ of William Steele, a manufacturer of labor-saving devices. Noah invented a new ... See full summary »

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Noah Prescott
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Noah Prespott was a mechanical genius, who had passed some of the most valuable years of life in the employ of William Steele, a manufacturer of labor-saving devices. Noah invented a new street cleaning machine. Steele agreed to go into partnership with Noah and to assure Noah patent protection at Washington. Shrewd and unscrupulous, Steele thus got the game in his own hands and it was not difficult for him to play double; persuade the Washington authorities that Noah was not the real inventor and that he, Steele, was. Unfortunately, Steele was not so careful as he might have been of documentary evidence, showing that Noah was the real inventor. These papers were lying about in Noah's humble home, where he repaired after being dismissed by Steele. To increase poor Noah's troubles a little, a boy and a girl were sent him as a legacy. The kind-hearted fellow tended the little children with all a father's rare and gratified tiny Ruth by stuffing her broken doll with some fragments of ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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19 February 1912 (USA)  »

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