The story of one of Torres Quevedo's most sensational inventions and how it was tested on a small boat.
Torres Quevedo built his first telekino in the newly created Aeronautical Testing Center in Madrid, in 1904. The first demonstration was at the Beti-Jai fronton (a court for playing the Basque ball game jai alai), where his laboratory was based, and involved moving a tricycle. He later tried again outdoors on the Casa de Campo lake, where he managed to move a boat.
Torres Quevedo Museum (Madrid)
School of Civil Engineering
Technical University of Madrid (UPM)
Director: Francisco Javier Martín Carrasco
Secretary: Felipe Gabaldón Castillo
Museum Manager: Manuel G. Romana
Editing: Miriam Guerrero Pérez
Texts: Miriam Guerrero Pérez and Consuelo Durán Cermeño
Advisors: Francisco González Redondo, Antonio López Vega, and María Pascual Nicolás
Documentation: Manuel Romana García, Consuelo Durán Cermeño, Miriam Guerrero Pérez
Image Sources: Museum collection, Francisco González Redondo Collection, Manuel Romana Collection, National Newspaper Library, Public Works Journal
Video Source: YouTube