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Author Topic: Was Bessler for real?  (Read 121288 times)

Offline onepower

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Re: Was Bessler for real?
« Reply #135 on: March 07, 2023, 05:41:02 PM »
Clues to the Wheel's Design

    Machine was set in motion by weights.
    - Bessler

    Weights acted in pairs
    - Bessler

    Weights gained force from their own swinging.
    - Bessler

    Weights came to be placed together, arranged one against another.
    - Bessler

    Weights applied force at right angles to the axis.
    - Bessler

    Springs were employed, but not as detractors suggested.
    - Bessler

    The machine's power was directly proportional to its diameter.
    - Bessler

    Weights may have been pierced in the middle and attached by connecting springs.
    - Acta Eridutorum, An Account of the Perpetuum Mobile of J. E. E. Orffyreus, 1715


    Weights were heard hitting the side of the wheel going down.
    - eyewitness accounts

    Machine made scratching noises, as if parts or poles moved over one another.
    - eyewitness accounts

    Weights may have been attached to movable or elastic arms on the periphery of the wheel.
    - Johann Christian Wolff, eyewitness account

    Weights may have landed on slightly warped boards.
    - Johann Christian Wolff, eyewitness account

    Weights were cylindrical.
    - Johann Christian Wolff, eyewitness account

    About 8 weights fell during each revolution of the wheel, which took about 3 seconds. (wheel diameter ~ 12 feet)
    - Joseph Fischer, eyewitness account