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Pyotr Shilovsky - Famous Inventor

: Pyotr Shilovsky
: 1871
: 3-June-1957
: Russia
: Self Educated
: Russian count, jurist, statesman, and governor of Kostroma

About Inventor

Pyotr Petrovich Shilovsky who lived between (1871 – June 3, 1957) in Herefordshire.He was a Russian count, jurist, statesman, and governor of Kostroma in 1910-1912 and of Olonets Governorate in 1912-1913. He is best known as the inventor of the gyrocar, which he demonstrated for the first time in London in 1914. In 1922 Shilovsky emigrated to the United Kingdom.

In 1909 he patented ("The balance maintain device for vehicles or other bodies being in unstable position"), in 1911 he built a working model of monorail railroad wich has been demonstrated on Russian technical society's exhibition in St. Petersburg, his "orthoscope" has been used during World War I on russian "Ilya Muromets" bomber. His work on gyroscopic monorail continued after the Revolution and Civil War, in 1921 there were 12 kilometers of railroad between Petrograd and Detskoye Selo built, but in 1922 project was closed and Pyotr Shilovsky has been compelled to leave the country. It's hard to believe, but he never got special technical education.

But in 1914, in London, Pyotr Shilovsky showed his most amazing and fascinating invention "the Gyrocar". It was two-welled automobile, wich used two gyroscopes to maintain balance. It was able to run on low speed without loss of stability, and four passengers can enter,exit or change their seats. This vehicle was manufactured by Wolseley Tool And Motorcar company. Sad, but the Wolseley's Gyrocar prototype was first and last - it haven't reach the serial production. The prototype was abandoned till 1938, when it was found, restored and displayed in Wolseley museum. After the WWII it was broken up for scrap.