Circa 1910

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Price $890 Available

  • 15.4lbs 29” W x 7” H x 7” D


Steam powered rocket pack designed by Bernard Maets, a little known but very prolific inventor of the 19th century. Primarily used by Maets personally for easing his travels around his home and shop in southern Wisconsin.

Type and Function:

We recognize today the Maets hoverboard as a floating skate board, but it was doubly unique at its time of creation both as a means of transportation and its method of lift.  Maets found it very functional and it was immensely popular with his crew for play.  Learn more in the back story. The unit can be used in a demonstration mode as shown in the video below.

Recovery Site:

This unit was found in the possession of a janitor, working at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in North Carolina.

Back Story:

Learn how the Hoverboard came to be.

Principal Investigator:

This object has been recovered, studied and restored by Ed Kidera. Initial images show the unit without the harness, control throttle and display stand.
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