John Jacob Astor IV
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John Jacob Astor IV (1864-1912) was the great-grandson of John Jacob Astor (wealthiest man in the U.S. in the 1830's from fur trading and real estate). Besides dabbling in science fiction, he also patented several inventions, including a vibratory disintegrator used to produce gas from peat moss and a pneumatic road-improver. He died on the RMS Titanic.Select a novel or story title to see the inventions from that work:

A Journey In Other Worlds, D. Appleton and Co., 1894

 

 

 

 

 

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