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Perpetual Motion; An Ancient Mystery Solved? By John Collins
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A study of the life and work of Johann Bessler (aka Orffyreus)who claimed that he had perfected a Perpetual Motion machine in 1712. The evidence for his claims is examined and proof of his sincerity... More > is discussed. The previously unknown existence of a coded message is revealed and described and the possible way in which the machine was constructed is examined.< Less
Das Triumphirende By John Collins
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This is an accurate reproduction of Johann Bessler's (aka Orffyreus) most professional publication, taken from the original book. In it he describes all of the examinations carried out upon his... More > self-proclaimed 'Perpetual Mobile'. All the certificates relating to the examinations are included, as are the original drawings. After the original German and Latin text a full English translation is included.< Less
Maschinen Tractate By John Collins
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The original of Johann Bessler's Maschinen Tractate reproduced as closely to the original as possible and including a full English translation of the accompanying notes.
Apologia Poetica By John Collins
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Apologia Poetica was Johann Bessler's (aka Orffyreus) account of his life up to Karl, the Landgrave of Hesse's patronage. Bessler believed that from this moment on he would be able to sell his... More > Perpetuum Mobile and found a school for mechanical invention with Christianity-based principles. The book contains a number of mysterious codes which it is believed would reveal the construction of the famous gravity-wheel. Some of these codes have been deciphered and are discussed in some of the author's other books.< Less