William Randolph Hearst
Chevalier Pino was given as the name of the designer of a suit of ‘underwater armour’ to be used by an English expedition to search for Atlantean treasure. This was announced on the front page of the New York American, October 20, 1912, which also printed Paul Schliemann’s fraudulent Atlantis story(a). I am not aware of any such English expedition, can find no trace of a ‘Chevalier Pino’ and consider the design of the ‘armour’ a fantasy, as is the accompanying Schliemann account.
It may be relevant that New York American was a Hearst newspaper, which engaged in circulation wars that often involved the use of sensationalist stories of questionable veracity!