I said I wouldn’t show any pics of previous builds, and in fact there aren’t many left but this one (slightly out-of-focus!) was handy. It was taken in 2016 just before moving house. You can see the familiar five mech set up. (Best ignored!)
Saturday 23 September 2023
Thursday 14 September 2023
The configuration of the build that I will share here is based on my interpretation of many of the clues Johann Bessler left for us. Sometimes I might not show how I arrived at a feature of the design because it would take up too much space to explain and I think most people would prefer to see the progression of the build. Having said that I will show some details to help understand why a particular part of the design is the way it is.
As for the clues, one of the clearest indications that Johann Bessler left coded information lies in his use of a pseudonym, Orffyreus. This device was a well-known system of coding, known in ancient Hebrew times as atbash or in later times as the Caesar shift, it involved alphabetic substitution. Using this simple code, Bessler changed his name to Orffyre which he then Latinised to Orffyreus. Why use such a simple easily identified code? His purpose in adopting a pseudonym was to draw attention to the possibility of further coded information. I followed the hint and found numerous examples of codes and latterly I found the really useful information which was designed to reveal his secret to anyone with the determination to follow the path he laid in various places.
There is much that still eludes my amateur skills in this field but I’m certain that once his secret is exposed to the world, his other ciphers will be broken and more information will be published by those whose expertise puts my own efforts in the shade.
This subject has been discussed numerous times on my other websites, see the links in the side panel. My publications are also listed there.
The most obvious clue obtained right from the beginning is the importance Bessler attributed to the number five, and through a process of deduction from many other clues, I found that his gravity-enabled wheel had five compartments each containing a single mechanism; that each fifth segment contained one mechanism and one weight; each weight being of equal size - and that the mechanisms operated in pairs.
Each mechanism was paired with its adjacent one, and as a weight fell, it lifted the previous fallen weight back to its former position easily. A clue to this action lies in one of Bessler’s more obscure clues.He will be called a great artist if he can easily throw a heavy thing high and if a pound falls a quarter it will shoot up four pounds four quarters.
Monday 11 September 2023
Before that I must tell you that many people believe Bessler’s claim to have succeeded in building a perpetual motion machine was genuine. It was driven by falling weights so, it is claimed, it depended on the force of gravity. I discovered that Bessler had left instructions showing how his machine worked, cleverly encoded in several different ways. I have managed to decipher much of his hidden information, and it is this which I shall be publishing here.
The Legend of Johann Bessler’s Wheel.
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.
The information to be published here will include a video of my reconstrction of Bessler's wheel revolving. Another video will give a brief account of the codes and where they are. A book detailing all of the codes and their meaning will follow.
Tuesday 5 September 2023
Who is Johann Bessler? What is this Gravity Wheel?
Well, for answers to both questions, visit my other blog at https://johncollinsnews.blogspot.com/
You can also buy the five books I’ve published by following this link, attached to the above one
There you can read all about this extraordinary man who built a so-called Perpetual Motion machine more than 300 years ago in Germany. He offered it for sale and provided as much proof as possible that it was real, without actually revealing the internal workings. He offered numerous demonstrations, allowed every visitor the option to climb all over it check if it was being driven in some secret manner. His demonstrations included raising a 70 pound weight up and down the side of the building in which the machine was situated. He provided an alternative set of bearings to which the machine could be transferred, both sets were available for inspection before and after. He conducted a long term test of 54 days under lock and key.
He also allowed just one person to see the interior of the machine, his name was Karl, the Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, a highly respected man of impeccable reputation. He was able to view and understand the workings of the machine and issued a declaration that Bessler’s wheel, as it has become known, was genuine, it worked and was in fact quite simple. So much information is available today, it is only a matter of weeks before his secret is revealed.