Friday, 26 November 2021
Sunday, 21 November 2021
I planned to share a lot of clues in this blog but time is short, so I’ll give you a hint at what I’m going to share in the next one. First of all I want to share some information about the portraits that Johann Bessler placed in one of his books.
The mystery which lies in front of the portrait of Johann Bessler in the front of his book, Das Triumpirende Perpetuum Mobile ORFFYREAN may be less mysterious than it appears to be..
Bessler placed his own portrait behind another one of an older style which had a number of scientific instruments displayed. He seems to have taken some care to find a portrait which matched his own in size and position. He carefully cut out the face of the old style portrait and lined them up so precisely that his own face appeared to be looking through.
See his portraits below
According to various dictionaries a geometer/geometrician is a mathematician specializing in geometry. A list of famous Geometers includes, Archimedes, Pythagoras, Apollonius and of course, Euclid.
Geometers are concerned with properties of space that are related with distance, shape, size, and relative position of figures.
In his Apologia Poetica Bessler tells us that, “I became an expert in astronomical matters and in the calculation of calendars. The surveying of woods, meadows and fields was another serious pursuit for me. I’m sure he was familiar with the instruments common to both Geometers and surveyors.
So I looked into the history of Geometric instruments and found several pictures and here are some I found which, as can be seen, are similar to the ones at the bottom of the Geometer portrait.
Saturday, 13 November 2021
Many here will be aware that the ‘Toys’ page in Johann Bessler’s Maschinen Tractate was numbered MT 138, 139, 140 and 141. I suggested that the drawings he destroyed or buried were replaced by this curious page of what appear to be toys, but perhaps there was another reason.
The previous page was numbered MT137, which was the logical number for the preceding page. As I pointed out previously MT137 contains the musical ‘circle of fifths’, plus if you use two radii to divide a circle according to the golden ratio it yields sectors of approximately 137° (1.618, the golden ratio) and 222°, hence the number 137.
So 360/1.618 = 222.5 . 360-222.5=137.5 Curiously 1/137.5 = 00727272727 etc. 5x72=360.
The pentagram is of course constructed with numerous examples of the golden ratio.
I should add there is a huge amount of discussion in scientific circles about the mystery of the number 137. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/137_(number)
The final number on the Toys page is 141, is an interesting choice. The number of Bible references in Bessler’s Declaration of Faith also number 141. Only 3 and 47 are divisors of 141. This brings to mind Euclid’s 47th problem. MT47 has a curious feature, the number 47 is repeated upside down within the drawing.
Bessler seems to be underlining the importance of the number 47. It could suggest the requirement for a 3:4:5 right angle in his wheel?
Other reasons occur to me which could explain Bessler’s inclusion of these numbers but it would be too much speculation at this point.
I’m aware of suggestions that Bessler was involved with FreeMasonry and so I offer the following information gleaned from
“The 47 Problem of Euclid or 47 Proposition of Euclid is also known as the Pythagorean Theorem. It is represented by three squares.
Monday, 8 November 2021
I usually prefer to ignore the discussion about the term ‘perpetual motion’, because it has become confusing and the definition has altered between Bessler’s time and today. I think we all know what we mean by the term, the wheel that speeds up to a certain speed and maintains it indefinitely. Even Bessler questioned the use of the phrase, he said it could not literally be perpetual, because the materials of which it was made could not last, and there would be wear and tear etc. He called it ‘Perpetual Motion, as they say’ or ‘as it were’, implying that it was called that by habit but was not correct. His exact wording in AP, ‘Perpetuum mobile per se’, which translated is, ‘by or in itself or themselves; intrinsically.’ In reality I prefer terms such as , ‘continuous or sustained or constant motion’, which doesn’t imply that it’s perpetual, but is non-stop or continuous at a particular moment.
I think that we have to stop looking for any other source of energy, it’s clear to me that however you look at it, gravity lies at the heart of Bessler’s wheel. We have endlessly argued that gravity cannot be the source of energy for the device, but there isn’t anything else. I myself and others have researched, studied, experimented, built models, right from the start, myself for over 50 years, but there is nothing that fits in with what we know of Bessler’s wheel, as he described it except using the force of gravity.
We know gravity is a force, an attraction between objects of mass, for instance, and it gives weights their……weight. When motionless they retain their gravitational input as potential energy, when dropping they are expending that same energy as kinetic energy. We also know it isn’t a source of energy, at least not in the literal sense. But it does supply a continuous force which we routinely use, via streams of water for instance. Water is the connecting medium between gravity and say a water mill and the weights are the connecting medium between gravity and the mechanisms in Bessler’s wheel.
We work with formulae that can predict the work done by gravity and it sometimes seems as though the weight is inherent within the mass, but it’s not, it’s the force of gravity giving it that weight. In gravity-less conditions the weights become weightless. In space it is the attributes of mass which provide it’s amount of inertia or resistance to being moved or being stopped moving. That inertia is acted on by gravity, and the greater the mass the greater the affect of gravity.
In the end Bessler’s wheel used weights to make it turn continuously, gravity caused the weights to fall, the right configuration of the weights allowed the fallen weights to rise to their pre-fall position. It’s perfectly possible and it cannot act contrary to the established laws of physics no matter how much we are told it must.
One more thing; the wheel was able to do work as well as simply turn. A distinct gap between the energy generated by the falling weights and that expended in returning each one to its pre-fall position must have been present, sufficient to provide a mechanical advantage . This extra energy was enough to not only drive the wheel round but also continue to do extra work, i.e. lift heavy weights, drive an Archimedes water pump etc. This is a logical outcome of the inclusion of weights reacting to the force of gravity. Within the gap the heavier the weights used, the more powerful the wheel; either lifting heavier loads or turning faster. This additional work could be modified by alterations to the internal configuration, while retaining the continuous rotational ability.
So the energy Bessler’s wheel used to make it turn continuously was derived from the falling of the weights, and their subsequent placement prior to their return to their pre-fall position.
The energy was generated by each falling weight, but the particular configuration in Bessler’s wheel, allowed it to raise the weights at less cost in energy than that generated in their fall, hence the supplementary energy available for turning the wheel and doing work.
Wednesday, 3 November 2021
I’ve Decided to Resurrect some Earlier Blogs which I Think/Hope might be of more Interest than when they were First Posted
This blog was originally posted in October 2014.
This Circular Argument has run for 174 years; Is It Perpetual Motion?
Monday, 1 November 2021
It seems that my web site at www.free-energy.co.uk which was my original site proclaiming the legend of Bessler’s wheel, has suffered some glitches over the last few years and I wasn’t aware that the PayPal buttons had been superseded by new ones! That’s another “oops” from me and I apologise for not noticing sooner.
It is very old having been born in January 1998 and I just visited the “wayback machine” https://web.archive.org/web/*/Www.free-energy.co.uk to check when I started this online journey - 23 years ago!
You can obtain digital copies of all five of my books from this blog via the side panel, near the bottom, but I’m going to try to fix the buttons on the free-energy site as soon as I can.
Printed books are available from my “print-on-demand” service at https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/johncollins
In the mean time I will relocate the links to the books lower down on this page. You can also access the books and the legend through the books page right at the top of the right hand panel here.
DIGITAL (53.27MB) £5 to download – click on the adjacent link
I have withdrawn all the printed copies. But the digital copy is available.
Sorry for this hiccup, but hopefully everything will be put right ……eventually.
Friday, 29 October 2021
It’s difficult to think of something to write about every week, except when I explain how Bessler’s wheel worked….and that may be a while yet! But it’s also difficult to restrain ones self from revealing new ideas and pieces of deciphered code which are so much more meaningful and revealing. Not that I’m revealing anything I think I know until I’ve built something that actually works. I’ve been there, done that and proved nothing. It simply has to work and demonstrably so.
There has been discussion about how to obtain financial reward, without losing control of the secret. There has even been the suggestion that patenting it might be open to theft, either by a trusted patent lawyer, or he or she sharing the information, or selling it, or the government, under the guise of protecting national security, burying it. If any of those possibilities, however remote, concerns you, there is only one option. As someone said here recently, spread the design world wide, freely and without restrictions, so that anyone and everyone can make it, sell it, share it or even go into manufacturing it. It would be better to be acknowledged as the one who succeeded after Bessler and earn nothing rather than not be acknowledged because some else stole it and you still earned nothing.
However, you can either ignore the above paragraph and get a patent or, if it worries you, you can ignore it because you believe, as I do, it’s just a load of conspiracy theories without foundation. Actually the easy way through all the hassle, worry, costs, time-wasting, legal jungle, …give it away freely, as I would.
Thursday, 21 October 2021
At first sight it seems remarkable that Bessler became so committed to searching for the answer to a perpetual motion machine (PM) that he spent ten years or more trying. This despite the established opinion, even back then, that such devices went against the laws of physics. But actually he was not alone in this endeavour, as proven by the work of Henry Dircks who described the history of the search in his huge two volume masterpiece. He listed literally hundreds of attempts and failures both honest and not so honest, going back into the dim and distant past. Henry Dircks,
Nothing has changed today, we still search for the magic arrangement, despite the weighty opinion against us. Why do we continue? Well, two reasons, firstly we and all of our predecessors know that a PM machine is possible, as long as we accept that it is gravity enabled. How can we know without any evidence? I can’t explain it, but it is an intuitive and instinctive piece of knowledge, something which formed an intrinsic, perhaps primitive response to a problem who’s solution appeared simple.
The second reason is founded on slightly firmer ground; we have the evidence of Bessler’s wheel, circumstantial it’s true, but it’s very strong, and the only counter argument is the traditional one which claims that it’s impossible.
Over many years I have discovered and discarded numerous ideas, designs and configurations, none worked, but lately I have come to understand just how clever Bessler was, and how ingenious his clues are despite the sheer simplicity of his concept. He explained exactly how his machine worked and we failed to grasp the true meaning of his words. Everything he wrote had more than one meaning and was so ambiguously phrased that we are confused as to exactly what he meant. I believe I have made the intuitive leap that he made more than 300 years ago, this came about while I was going through his textual clues for the umpteenth time - and I got it….finally!
When I complete our house move I shall test my idea and see if, this time, I got it right. Of course, as I always say, I’ve been here before, many times, but this time I’ve arrived by a different route. I was going through the same old clues and hints trying to read each one in alternative way, trying different words to convey the same information. He did after all write in a different language to English and in a time 300 years in the past, so sometimes the meanings of words can alter subtly. I don’t mean that our understanding of the words he used is wrong, but the exercise promotes a subconscious re-evaluation of the meaning - I guess!
Monday, 11 October 2021
When someone finds the solution to Bessler’s wheel I don’t know how, or even if, it will affect the world we live in, but I do know that concerns regarding the changing climate could introduce a whole new raft of requirements which our existing technologies will struggle to deal with.
We are constantly being urged to reduce consumption of fuel, of all kinds. This, it is suggested, will help diminish the amount of greenhouse gas currently being produced and consequently warming the planet. This potentially leaves a huge gap in the right kind of energy being generated. We know it’s got to be clean and cheap and at some point I think Bessler’s wheel will be considered as an option, but not until it’s proved viable.
Most of us believe in Bessler’s claims and if a working model is produced, it may cause some indigestion initially among the scientific community, but once they’ve swallowed their antacids they will pounce delightedly on the new (old) technology and take it to heights undreamed of by our mechanical selves.
By that I mean that the mechanical answer to Bessler’s wheel might be translatable to other systems unallied to gravity. Don’t ask me to be more specific, I don’t know exactly, although I have some ideas, but I know that a simple mechanical design which converts linear motion into circular motion has the potential to be included in other systems and I look forward to seeing if I’m right and what they might be.
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