Manuscripts/Mixed Material [J. H. Marshall]
“Something like a Diesel engine?”
“No. It's nothing like the Diesel, except that it can be made to burn low-grade fuel. It would almost burn sawdust!”
“You said, 'If I ever get it built.' How do you know it will do those things, if you haven't built it?”
“Because I know machinery. I've designed the motor, and I've gone over the design 20 or 30 times trying to find some flaw or mistake, and there isn't any. I'm trying to get a working model built, but it's a slow job, without any money. If I had the time, and the money - about $1,000 would do it - I could have a model built and patented in no time at all. Well, it would take a month or so. All the parts have to be made by hand, you know. It'll make me a millionaire, if someone doesn't beat me to it. It's really very simple, and I don't know why someone hasn't built it already. Its simplicity is one of its main features. There's nothing complicated at all about it. Nothing to give trouble. No delicate parts.