Thursday, 3 May 2018

Johann Bessler and the Orffyreus Code


On 6th June, 1712, in Germany, Johann Bessler (also known by his pseudonym, Orffyreus) announced that after many years of failure, he had succeeded in designing and building a perpetual motion machine.  For more than fourteen years he exhibited his machine and allowed people to thoroughly examine it.  Following advice from the famous scientist, Gottfried Leibniz, he devised a number of demonstrations and tests designed to prove the validity of his machine without giving away the secret of its design.

After more than thirty years he died in poverty.  He had asked for a huge sum of money for the secret, £20,000 which was an amount only affordable by kings and princes, and although many were interested, none were prepared to agree to the terms of the deal. Bessler required that he be given the money and the buyer take the machine without verifying that it worked.  Those who sought to purchase the wheel, for that was the form the machine took, insisted that they see the secret mechanism before they parted with the money. Bessler feared that once the design was known the buyers could simply walk away knowing how to build his machine and he would get nothing for his trouble.
This problem was anticipated by Bessler and he took extraordinary measures to ensure that his secret was safe, but he encoded all the information needed to reconstruct the machine in a small number of books that he published. It is well-known that he was prepared to die without selling the secret and that he believed that post humus acknowledgement was preferable to being robbed of his secret while he yet lived.
I became curious about the legend of Bessler’s Wheel, while still in my teens, and have spent most of my life researching the life of Johann Bessler (I’m now 72).  I obtained copies of all his books and had them translated into English and self-published them, in the hope that either myself or someone else might solve the secret and present it to the world in this time of pollution, global warming and increasingly limited energy resources.
It has recently become clear that Bessler had a huge knowledge of the history of codes and adopted several completely different ones to disguise information within his publications.  I have made considerable advances in deciphering one of his codes; the simplest one, and I am confident that I have the complete design.  Due to unfortunate family circumstances I am currently unable to complete the build I have undertaken but shall return to it as soon as possible and I sincerely believe that 2018 will see the reconstruction of Bessler’s wheel.
Johann Bessler published three books, and digital copies of these with English translations may be obtained from the links to the right of this blog.  In addition there is a copy of his unpublished document containing some 141 drawings - and my own account of Bessler’s life is also available from the links.  It is called "Perpetual Motion; An Ancient Mystery Solved?"  Bessler published three books; "Grundlicher Bericht", "Apologia Poetica" and "Das Triumphirende..."

I have also published Bessler's collection of 141 drawings and I have called it Maschinen Tractate, but it was originally found in the form of a number drawings of perpetual motion designs. Many of these have handwritten notes attached and I have published the best English translation of them that I was able to get. Bessler never published these drawings but clearly intended to do so at some point.

For some ideas about Bessler’s code why not visit one of my web sites at www.theorffyreuscode.com
One last thing.  Perpetual Motion machines have been utterly proscribed and Johann Bessler’s claims ridiculed - however, it seems that more than a handful of scientists have now come to the conclusion that it might theoretically be possible to design a mechanical system which is continuously out-of-balance and therefore will turn continuously using the repeated fall of weights for energy.  Gravity but not directly.  These open-minded people remain tight lipped for now, awaiting proof of their hypothesis.
JC

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  1. Sorry guys, accidentally turned off comments!

    JC

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  3. Who are those scientists John? What are their proposals? I really want to read their point of view on this matter.

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    1. As I said in my post, yellow, these scientists remain tight-Lipped awaiting proof of their hypotheses, and did not wish to be identified, presumably due to peer pressure, public ridicule etc. The only reason I received their support was due my book which, they believe, offered convincing support for the argument that gravity enabled continuous rotation was potentially possible with the right configuration of weights. Each one originally contacted me after reading my book, which was extensively and positively reviewed in two magazines, several years ago now. The only scientist who has remained in contact over the years is Hal Puthoff who does not seem concerned if his name is mentioned in relation to Bessler’s wheel.

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    2. "These open-minded people remain tight lipped for now, awaiting proof of their hypothesis." Theproof being your build of the wheel, John? If so, that's a terribly weak way of supporting you. Once somebody has a working prototype, all scientists will volunteer their theories and say they always knew it would work...
      Cheers Mimi

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    3. Recently, I've talked to a physics professor about Bessler's wheel. Strangely, he had never heard of him or his wheel. It is like this event didn't happen at all in history. When I said there was a high profile witness who saw the internal mechanism, he immediately said the witness was a liar...

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    4. Telling one his physics is not as he believes is like telling someone his religion is not as he believes. People become very entrenched in their beliefs. As many have said even if you have the proof right in front of their eyes they will not believe anything contrary to what they have spent their life pursuing even if it means there life.

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    5. You’re right Mimi, their support is purely dependent on a successful wheel, but their belief that such a wheel seemed theoretically possible was very encouraging, given the usual scornful response.

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    6. I think most people have never heard of Bessler and if they had they would dismiss his claims just as your professor did. That is why I was so determined to scrutinise the evidence as thoroughly as I could and present it for others to see. Allow someone with a slightly open mind to consider the facts fairly.

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    7. Yes anon, unfortunately you are right, but once a working wheel is revealed globally, there will be some among the”elite” who will accept the evidence of their eyes and seek ton3xplain it honestly, that’s my hope anyway.

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  4. All you can do is plant the seed of possibility and hope that curiosity makes it grow.

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  5. A couple of days ago I had an uplifting experience which I would like to share with you. My family and friends give me encouragement and loving support, providing an environment quite different from the general public. I was trying to explain to a friend how we are just clowns and idiots to official scientists. Now this one friend knows this very well, because she once fixed me up with an apppointment with a physicist where she accompanied me and we both got told off severly. My friend said: "You are not clowns to me. To me you are heros, charting the unknown, unsupported by society, but working for us all."
    Cool! Trying to remember this always.

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    1. Thanks Mimi, my own family have been supportive over the years and my grandaughter has even named her Hungarian Vizsla dog, Bessler! She is my number one fan! I learned many years ago not to even discuss my interest in Bessler with anyone, because it is too upsetting and embarrassing to be the target of such scorn and humiliation. You cannot change their views, but as you say, we are charting the unknown, and only a working wheel will even begin to change their minds.

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  6. How are you so sure that there is a code John?

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    1. I’m sure because I’ve deciphered one particular type of code, yellow, enough to build a wheel using his design/concept. I know no one will believe me until they see the wheel working. I also need to build it to prove to myself that I’m right. I know the chapter 55 code exists too, because it as I explained it recently, but I have made no progress in deciphering thst one.

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    2. So this code, you deciphered, tells how Bessler designed his wheels. Well, I am quite skeptical to be honest.

      It seems to me, Bessler thought he would sell his machine before his death. Because, if my memory serves me well, he states in AP that if he couldn't sell his machine, he would disclose it in the year of 1717.

      I don't know, may be, he encoded something for fun? I am not so sure actually..

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    3. I assume you’re referring to this passage?

      “So now my honourable machine may rest in the gardens of Hesse until the right moment comes for it’s fruits to burst forth with redoubled bounty. Soon God will bring us that day, in 1717, on which Christians sing "Christ is risen" - when everything comes to life again as the new leaves unfurl. On such spring days people venture abroad, and then I shall see, coming to visit me, eminent gentlemen, maids and ladies. With God’s help my Mobile shall revolve. I’m sorry to have to say this, but while people will be welcome to feast their eyes, I shall expect them to keep their hands to themselves! (Thereby doing me a great favour.) Also - don’t ask too many questions, lest you get
      bad answers. Those who are keen to ask questions should ask them of this little book. My work will not be revealed prematurely. Should anyone wish to speculate about the truth, let him just ponder on the rich pageantry of words which I now cause to shower down upon him!”

      He is referring to his Easter exhibition of his wheel. He does not mean the inside of his wheel will be revealed, just the wheel itself spinning. He even drops a hint that this little book, Apologia Poetica, May providecspme answers, and he says his work won’t be prematurely revealed.

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  7. No, something like; "Will you grow old with the secret?". I remember he asks this question and his answer is "no" and he adds, in 1717, he would disclose the wheel. I am not sure to be honest.

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    1. The only other text I can think of is this one:-

      " it is my desire to patent my wonderful invention for public use during that unique year which is written twice with the number 17. Already I'm making all necessary arrangements, with the powerful hand of the Lord guiding me. Soon the documents will be duly drawn up, and they will spread abroad the crucial question:'"Who wishes to invest in this project, and how much?'"

      The patent application never happened. The German patent office was not set up until 1877, the French Patent system began 1762 but the English patent office recorded its first patent in 1617, although they were little more than a verbal outline of an idea. As far as I know there is no reason why Bessler could not have applied for a patent on his wheel in London, but there is no record of such an application, so I assume that for reasons unknown he never applied. I imagine one reason he never took it further was that he would have been reluctant to write down and draw how his mechanisms worked because he would be distrustful of a system located in another country.

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    2. I forgot to add the piece before the above quote which went like this:-

      ""Dear Orffyreus, what will you do, then? Will you keep your skills to yourself, and grow old with the secret?"
      "No, my friend," I reply, "no need for that, for a man who has some commonsense, and also God's helping hand, can make the proper arrangements in matters of great importance such as this."

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    3. Yes this is the one :) Thank you John. But my point is; this comment shows that, at least, while he was writing AP, he was sure about the disclose at some point in his lifetime. There were no reason for encoding the design in AP.

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    4. You make an excellent point yellow, I had not thought of that and yet, the code is there. This what I think happened. In 1712 he exhibited his first wheel, and at that time he had already begun to call himself Orffyreus, which of course is his very first hint that he was using a simple Ceaser-shift code. Within the pseudonym are several hints at codes - the first example of an apparent interest in the number 5,also alphanumeric as well. In his first drawing published in Gruendlicher Bericht, published before Apologia Poetica, he includes the hidden clock, the number puzzle which relates to the clock and other small pieces of code which are not helpful but which do maintain the interest in codes. So as AP also contains many examples of code I conclude that the decision to apply for a patent was considered because his first demonstration of his wheel took place in 1712,the exact same year that Thomas Newcomen demonstrated his Newcomen steam engine. Unfortunately for Newcomen, Captain Savery, a competitor with an inferior engine, had obtained a patent for raising water by fire in 1698. So Newcomen had to come to an arrangement with Savery to operate under Savery’s patent to permit sales of the new engine. All this was reported in the Acta Eruditorum, and it is likely thst this put Bessler off the idea of a patent, and of course he still had his coded information.

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    5. But had anyone filed for, or been granted, a patent for a gravity wheel? I don't think so, so Bessler had nothing to fear. He would have been the 'Savery' of the gravity wheel.

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    6. Yes Anon. Exactly what I mean. Of course Bessler was an eccentric man. Just for fun, he may have added a code, but there are absolutely no objective evidence for the existence of a code. It is just pure speculation.

      Plus, it was a great risk for Bessler. What if someone decoded it before he sold his wheel? It would have been a big gamble for him.

      And how could you encode a wheel design? I really don't get it. I cannot think of a code which helps me build a wheel.

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    7. I don't think we can dispute there is coding in AP and maybe his other works. What is all means is unclear except to those who have or are in the process of decoding. It does make sense that he would have protected himself by encoding the design into the wheel so if he had to defend his rights of ownership, he could provide the cipher and decode in court to show he knew the design much earlier. Regarding how he could encode the wheel into his writings, maybe some initial letters represented offsets to other letters on a page, and when those letters were joined together with lines, they would represent the design of the prime mover or shifting levers. However what is confusing is it seems like he used coding methods used by Free Masons or other groups at the time, and so members of those groups would have easily recognized his encoding and deciphered. Much of this is confusing I agree with you on that.

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    8. whatever...

      BTW, what is the symbol behind Bessler in the "2nd portrait"? The one looks like Dr. Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum symbol.

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    9. I agree...that there are some pictorial symbols in the portraits which depict some wheel internal parts but not any subtle clues in code form to prove ownership of invention...as you stated, if such code had existed people like oestein wud have already decoded the same...one thing is clear now...no one seems to have cracked the case as yet because they are still pursuing it still...and believe me, this isn't going to be easy either...could take decades...the very dispute in proving existence of code could go on for a long time... the key question now is whether it is wise to go on like this wasting precious time...I have witnessed JC sir discussing about code for about a decade or so already...where has this led us?... The idea of code is great for instilling some thrill or suspense to the case...it sort of makes it a bit mysterical...it is also a great sales booster if you are a book-seller...(sorry, no offense intended here)...another question that crops up is are we really interested in solving the case or just keep beating around the bush?... one more fact that juts out here is that we are aging fast...can we really see the BW rotating in our lifetime?...or are we just mystifying the matter further?... Why no one is listening to my rantings?...if you ask me, BW can become a reality in just a month from now... the only requirement is some compromises and realizations...I am in possession of the crucial blue print, you can say...the need of the hour is a big heart to understand what I am trying to make out and make necessary arrangements for a foolproof security pact to ensure I don't lose the credit and also the benefits of the same...we can make this blog great by giving birth to the free-energy wheel and introduce it to the world in a grand scale... please don't conclude that I am another nut and rebuke me...I mean business...I have figured out what Karl had glanced!!!...

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    10. Oh, I just forgot to add that I intend to share half the booty...

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    11. Wouldn't it be great just to have something that'll rotate on its own?...the electric motor spins when electicity is passed through it...but our motor will spin without such things...it will be a great wonderment...new toys will appear in the market...great floating barges or little ships can sail without manual rowing...water can be drawn from ground in remote places where there is no power...or just make decorative displays on the display table which would be a good amusementnt...endlesd possible uses of BW...

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    12. Go and build it Suresh. What are you waiting for?

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    13. You have not got my point...I figured this out about 10 years back...I thought of getting someone who is skilled enough to practically produce the wheel and also successfully get it introduced into the world which I am not able to do so far...

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    14. Why have you been waiting for 10 years? Building a wheel is not very easy, but 10 years is a very very long time.

      Build it and introduce it to the world yourself Suresh. It is a challenging but very fun process.

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    15. Ok...I will make attempts soon...I am a lazy person... that is the main problem...I can't build anything myself...I am too scared about losing the secret...it could leak...I must begin now anytime...will keep you posted...

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    16. Sounds like complete bull crap to me. No one believes you because you won't share (which means you have no proof) and you don't have a working model (which means you have no proof) and you won't even make the attempt to build (which means you have no proof). Stop talking, go away, build it, then come back and provide some proof. Right now you sound like just another nut job, and you make matters worse every time you post. The one thing for sure is you "don't know" because you have nothing to show but talk. I don't mean to be mean about this but you just don't get it. Saying you know does not hold weight in any real world context. You would be laughed out of any academic group. You only survive here because John allows it.

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    17. Suresh, I have become very interested in your proclamation that you have done it. Maybe I am being naive but I believe you. And you say you have not built an actual working model because you are lazy and it would be difficult for you to get it just right. Ok, I can relate to that, I am kind of lazy myself. But one thing I and many others who are trying to solve this problem do, is we use these simulator softwares to test our ideas. I have been using Algodoo, which is completely free. Have you tried your idea on something like that? I would think you could at least do this. If you are convinced your idea is foolproof, but it doesn't work on Algodoo, then that would be very interesting to me. Because I have tried some ideas using that simulator, and they fail but maybe its because it doesn't simulate correctly. But if you tried it and it worked, well that would also be cool because it would be a confirmation that you probably have come up with a real working wheel.

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    18. There is one big problem about your proposal Quazgaa. Algodoo and other simulators use work-energy principle to simulate the physics. As far as I can see, Suresh's idea directly contradicts with it. Simulators won't help. He has to build his design to see if it is working or not.

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    19. You are all right... I must build first... I will certainly do that... after building it successfully what should I do next to prove to others?... Will you still not believe me?...

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    20. Build a working wheel and you will be believed. It is as simple as that.

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    21. Thanks Seeso...for your kind words at least...I have been only trying to make it clear many times in the past that to be very sure that it'll work a model has to be built... but there is an exception in a special case where the design is extremely simple and it strikes in the mind like an intuition...and also, when it agrees with Bessler's clues, one becomes very sure that it is the one... this is the actual case with me...it is unfortunate really that this is not being actually understood by anyone here...if someone had been following my past comments since 2010 then they would know that I am on to something...anyway, I have decided to go ahead with the build now...algodo is reqd only when you are not sure about the design...so this doesn't apply in my case... I am once again grateful to you...

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    22. Read this blog, besslerwheel forums, free energy discussion boards. Nearly everyone with an idea passes that period of being sure about his theory. This is extremely common among this society. But they mostly forget about Newton's third law, friction etc. You have to design your wheel to be sure. Nothing to lose, a lot to gain.

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    23. Thanks yellow.... I will definitely take your advice seriously...but, one thing pinches me is that even you too have failed to catch what I mean... Bessler Wheel phenomenon is an extremely rare occurrence and it doesn't occur to everyone... There is only one design and it is too evading...if I didn't have something up my sleeve I wouldn't be making such a bold claim... Bessler did build a working wheel... What happened... Even Karl wanted to peep inside first... If one day I really do come up with a runner then how many here would believe... Either way the reaction wouldn't be different... it would have been more acceptable if you had put indirect questions to me to verify... This is an outright dismissal from your side... You have simply proved you are no different from others... But still I find you are a gentleman... One should have an open mind in making an original discovery... You just can't afford to reject anything... What if my claims turn out to be true... Wouldn't you later realize that you could have reacted differently... Newton's third law...you are taking me to basics... I hope this is not meant for critisizing me... The fact is I am too advanced... it is just because I did not reveal everything that you also find me a nut... I can understand... You are being too polite with me... But underneath you have not considered me in entirety... I have one suggestion for JC sir... Like someone once said long ago... Start giving rating stars to all who comment in this blog..as per their valuable contributions... Like they do in BW forum... At least, genuine comment may not go down the drain... JC sir, has done his research well on bessler... But he is lacking in only two areas as I see... One is he doesn't have a runner yet...and, pitifully he doesn't recognize the person publicly who has one...

      Good Day...

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    24. I don't say you are wrong Suresh. What I mean is that these matters require experimental confirmation. I am making such mistakes all the time every day :)

      Even Bessler thought he found the solution 100 times before he really hit the right one.

      By the way, without building anything you can write a paper and put it on arxiv. That is a good place for presenting your idea to physics community.

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    25. Implementing a rating system is a good idea, but it needs to go both ways. If you provide information that helps, you get points. If you make a claim or provide information that offers no help, you lose points. I'm afraid Suresh you would be deep in the hole. You say you know the solution but can't offer details because it will give away the secret, so in reality you offer nothing. In a rated environment you would merit only negatives, so be careful of what you wish for.

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    26. Something else to add. When you make a claim that you know the solution, your concept of right and wrong become based on what your perception of the right solution is, and anything not conforming to your beliefs is automatically wrong. Only criticism backed up by solid mathematics and physics principles have meaning, and anything less is just pure imagination.

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    27. Thanks....What exactly is arxiv???...do they help people like me in the build?...is there any chance of losing the secret?...if it is only for presenting then there is no much use... I have a grand scheme and expect someone trustworthy to build for which I am willing to share half the proceeds... Let me know please if there's any such org... I am sure I won't be able to convince anyone here in this lifetime... You all may laugh at some of my writings... Let me see what I can safely reveal to gain some rating... About eight weights attached to levers hung from inner wheel circumference are the main players... The weights are the little fat children playing among the pillars... Pillars being the levers... Also, can be reffered to as pendulums... Swinging of course... All pendulums are fixed at equidistant points... they perform tirelessly seeking punctum quietus... One pendulum works against another on the opposite like pairs... To begin with there is the swing from the zenith... This happens automatically due to it's position inside the wheel... Lands at 3 pm point exerting a downward push... As this pendulum moves to 6pm point others follow suit...

      If anyone can successfully prove the original BW did not perform this way it would be my greatest downfall... It's a challenge... So much for the day...

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    28. Arxiv is a free database for scientific papers. It has a great impact on physics community. Some of the best scientists use it before official publication. If you put your idea there, everyone will hear it.

      If I understand correctly, you want someone else to build your idea and sell it for you. You may hire someone and have sign him/her an official NDA for protection before disclosing your idea. Use government offices/notary for the agreement to make it legitimate.

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    29. Well, thank you so much... nothing much has changed since bessler... I still see some risk in trusting... You may not believe, but it is such a secret which really gave me sleepless nights initially... Whatever I do will keep you posted even though I am aware of the fact you don't believe me in entirety... I think you are a great person compared to others here... You are kind too...and understanding... how much progress you have made?... Are you anywhere near to solving... Don't hesitate in approaching me if you face a dead end which I am sure you will... Please don't ever again dismiss me like others... You don't entirely know what is going on in my mind... How is today's clue disclosed by me... About Bessler's clue... Fat little children playing among the pillars....

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    30. Thank you Suresh :) No worries, no one is better than anyone on this matter. Actually, I have a very good theory with fancy equations. So my way is first form a theory on paper then experimentally confirm it. Before fully invested into a wheel, I am testing individual mechanisms. Some didn't work as expected. Some of them are much harder to build then I thought. I am adjusting the design all the time. I need a couple of weeks to finally decide if it is a colossal fail or not :)

      Why should I dismiss you? Your design may work. Pendulums are special. Scientists use them for generating chaos (Search for chaotic pendulum). Go ahead and try it. I am no better expert than anyone here. Let's say it won't work, you'll lose nothing. You will be one step closer.

      Trust is the biggest problem you are right. But it is really hard to sell the wheel without disclosing the inner mechanism. Bessler faced the same problem. The only idea I can think of is that you can find a trusted business man.

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    31. Suresh you say one pendulum 'works against' the other pendulum (in the pair). This would seem to reduce movement and overall energy. You also say one pendulum 'Lands at 3 pm point exerting a downward push'. So its energy and speed would be reduced from this. Also if it lands it would imply it stopped so how does it continue to move to the 6pm point. This is all very confusing, intentionally no doubt to hide the secret, but totally unusable to understand or comment further on.

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    32. I can understand your confusion about the pairs..anon...it is like the below story....or a riddle you can say... just for joke purpose...

      I asked my sister-in-law, "who was the boy standing at your side!" She replied," his father is father--in-law of the one whose father is father-in-law to me"...

      How is the boy related to her?...

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    33. Since you have eight weights fixed at equidistant points we can compare the ones on the descending side to be paired with their opposite counterpart... And, if it is still confusing you may just forget about the term pairs...it doesn't really matter much...

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    34. The fact is everything just happens too fast... Remember 50rpm... The swinging, the landing,.. the pushing or the downward trust at 3 pm... The arrival at 6pm... Its all really too fast... You just can't be talking of each event separately... But all this simply happen... Such is the designing of each component...

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    35. My confusion comes from trying to picture in my mind what you were trying to describe. I usually have this problem with everyone so I'm sure the issue is with me and they way I need things to be presented so I can get a clear mental picture. I will give your description more reading and then reply. I get your idea of pairs, each being opposite each other on the wheel (for example one being at 12 and the other at 6). The confusion comes from what you said about the two working against each other as if their rotations were somehow bound together.

      Regarding the speed, this is what most researches, I think, don't take into consideration. His wheels turned fast, at least the one-way ones did. There just isn't time for all the drops and shifts most people suggest.

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    36. You got it right...and regarding the speed of rotation yes you are right again...it always appears that there isn't much time for all the movements... Yet, it happens... Again, its the clever design and the arrangement factor that keep things going...

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    37. Building a BW requires multi-dimensional thought process... Normally what one does is just think of the weights and levers only... The inventor's thoughts just revolve around how to make the weights and levers perform without actually thinking about various support system that is reqd to aid their movement... Hence the failure... I'm sure almost all BW enthusiasts make this fatal error... Out of the box thinking is required... You can now easily see why 300 Years have elapsed... Resorting to simulation is another blunder... A very simple and novel idea needs no computer aid... Just pure imagination... In a natural way... Just levers and weights alone are not the entire story...

      I am still not sure be if I'll ever be able to get any rating in this blog...

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    38. I don't think that one will necessarily need to produce a working model. Once one sees the mechanism it will be obvious to any competent researcher that the device must work.

      I believe this is why Bessler was so paranoid about people seeing inside his wheel.

      At present I have been locked out of my Bessler account so if my present idea of a pneumatic wheel works I will post a link to the design here.

      The principle is essentially the same as the Stirling except that instead of a temperature potential difference, a gravitational potential difference is used to generate the pressure difference.

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  8. JC, the drawing that you posted earlier looked to be a great place to start. The 5 sets of mechanism would certainly allow for a continuous condition of out of balance. The each mechanism would probably employ a "simple system of levers, pulleys and strings" I believe he also said that his axle was pierced in many places which could simple guides for the string to pass through... does that fit into your current position?

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    1. Hi Gravittea, which drawing are you referring to?

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  9. Hello, John, just as a short aside: I do not know if you are notified when someone is writing in your old pages. If not, I just want to tell you that I added a small contribution sometime ago in your 'Et in Arcadia ego' post.

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    1. Thank you for the comment, Michel, I added a response.

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  10. It’s the one you posted not too long ago with the 5 circles

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    1. Ah, found it Gravittea, in last November’s post. I’ll put it in my next blog with some additional information.

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    2. I didn’t like the comment that I made, so I deleted it. But I would like to ask you John, are you closer to getting your way all finished?

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    3. Correction:

      “are you closer to getting your wheel finished?”

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    4. A reasonable question given my confident statements over many years that I almost had the solution! Usually my wife asked if we could expect a large payment into the bank in the next few days, and I always said, not yet! She would say, but you are so confident, how sure are you, really? I’d say something like 80 to 90 per cent sure, and she’d scoff and walk away. These last few months I have been 100% sure, but I’m struggling to find the time to build my wheel, as we are having serious illness problems in the family - three member of our family are very ill and we are constantly on call to help with visiting the hospital. There’s no connection between the three, just three nasty random events which coincided at the same time!

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  11. I'm sorry to hear that. I know there's a lot of illnesses going on all over the place. I'm dealing with allergies and a serious case of OMS...."Old Man Syndrome".

    Well I hope things get better for you and your family. By the way, I was in my shed a couple of days ago and I started toying around with a project that I built years ago.

    It's based on the roberval balance device and I can get about 5 rotations out of it before I have to reset the weights again (manually) and then start it over again while it's still spinning.

    It's not perpetual but it might have some use somewhere down the road. The contraption is taller that I am but it works.

    If I can design a way to reset the weights through mechanical means, then maybe I could prove through this method that it's possible to extract free energy through a gravity powered device, even though it's not a wheel.

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  12. Oh my good friend, our hearts go out to you and your family during this time of illness. Your perspective changes a little each day as you move down your own path. I always remember that there is no one path, that each of us is guided through these measured steps for a reason..... which will be revealed to us one day. I guess that my concern is also falling on the events that are about to take place. You certainly have been an inspiration to many, many investigators over the years and we are all in debt to you for your perservearance. and Now the final days are upon us, we must be strong and follow through with the task that has been laid before us. The very lives of your grandchildren and resting in our hands. A white light of healing energy is coming your way from America.................

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