In the year 1900, C. Regnard de Montelimar (southern France), presents an "upward propulsion system".
-An unidentified engine, drives a fan at each end of its crankshaft.
"Upward propulsion system"
-The two end rotors have blades around them like some modern fans and a 180° arc of the periphery is covered with a semicircular cover.
-See Kirsten too.
From Appendix 6: The application of Regnard's principle has been developed on multiple occasions in many countries.
Two more examples:
"Examples of this propulsion system"