A greedy man locates the source of Midas’s power, planning to stop the undesirable effects with gloves. He gains the power but finds that his gloves turn to gold, dooming him to the same fate as Midas.
John Winters (a would-be inventor); his wife Madge and two unnamed sons; citizens of the year 2496 AD
When a freak accident transports John Winters 550 years into the future, he is arrested as an alien spy. Given ten minutes to prove his innocence, he is saved when one of his sons enters the basement and switches off Winters' "accidental time machine", thus bringing the inventor back to his own time.