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.
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