Saturday, 28 June 2014
Bessler's weight-driven wheel
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Having spent a lot of the last 40 years researching the documented history of Johann Bessler I have found and published enough circumstantial evidence to prove, if this was a court of law, that Bessler's claims were genuine and he was not a fraudster. There is just one obstacle in the way of complete vindication and that is the convention that gravity cannot be used as a source of energy. I have no argument with that viewpoint but there must obviously be an answer that encompasses both positions and I believe I have found it.
To find the answer we must first reduce the component parts of the puzzle to their most basic level. First we should consider what Bessler said about the internal parts of the wheel, "In Das Triumphans", he stated that, "these weights are themselves the Perpetual Motion device, the ‘essential constituent parts’ which must of necessity continue to exercise their motive force, (derived from the PM principle) indefinitely – so long as they keep away from the centre of gravity." Baron von Fischer, who examined the wheel for a considerable length of time described hearing "the sound of about eight weights landing on the side toward which the wheel turned". We can conclude that there are weights and they move within the wheel.
The presence of moving weights certainly implies that gravity was a necessary adjunct to the rotation of the wheel, but does that indicate that gravity was the energy source? Not necessarily, but obviously if the machine were taken away from earth's gravitational pull, the weights would not move therefore we must assume that it was a vital ingredient.
Reducing the parts of an automobile engine to their most basic part can help understand the solution. The final act before any movement of the piston, is the explosion of a gasoline/air mixture in the combustion chamber. This is what actually moves the piston and thus the crankshaft. The petrol provides the means to cause an explosion, along with air and a spark. In this case the piston is analogous to the weights. Each is the actual moving part and, in the case of the piston, it is enabled to move by an explosion; and gravity enables the weights to move.
Though we may call it a gasoline engine it's really an internal combustion engine which could in theory be fed by any combustible fuel. In the same way, the weights which overbalance the wheel by becoming, as Bessler put it, 'away from the centre of gravity', could in theory be driven outwards by a piston, so the weight is moved by the piston instead of gravity, or it could be moved by an electric solenoid, both systems could be made to work, in theory, and yet the wheel would still turn under the influence of gravity, because the piston had thrown the wheel out of balance, by moving the weights.
So we can see that gravity causes the weights to move into a position which causes the wheel to overbalance. We also see that other methods might be used to move the weights and the wheel would still overbalance, so there is no reason why we cannot have a weight-driven wheel...so far.
In the auto engine the piston position has to be reversed in order to fire again, and so too, do the weights in Bessler's wheel. He solved that problem and was able, by finding the correct configuration, to have the weights move inwards and outwards at the right time. He showed how to achieve this in one of his 150 or so drawings, but at this point I prefer not to reveal which. I hope to finish the current test model soon.
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