71, 47, 49, 52, 65, 67, 79, 49, 23, 69, 60, 64, 36, 74 1/2 and I’m 74 5/6ths!
Maybe it is the effect of the internet that younger people don’t feel the pull of curiosity to try to find out how Bessler did it 300 plus years ago. I’m not aware of any kind of publication that actually presented Bessler in a positive light before I published my own book. Yes there is a huge history about all those poor misguided inventors who believed it possible to make a perpetual motion machine, but in every case the author either dismissed their work as impossible, sad, ridiculous or as the much respected Rupert Gould, suggested, “we must assume an imposition”. It may be my imagination, but I detected some regret in Gould’s words, as if he wanted to believe it but could not say so for the risk of ridicule. He went on to restore John Harrison’s incredible marine chronometers and he continued to investigate unsolved mysteries of all kinds.