A STORY OF FREE ENE ' ~GY

HENDERSHOT'S FUELLESS GENERATO,R
by Ed SkiIUng
Reprinjed from lijIey'Cmbb',s ,Jo~

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)..e;sler Hendc!'tllOt inv.<:J;ltcd II; free' en~tgy devi't::e whiCh W,II8 called the Hcud!!-l';5.hot MeW", ]C was' d~ibed .ill Cltules 110l;f's bpok" WUd, 'Xaiml:1'l , and in arl±c1t5, jI)tbt DIlIn,it' ~ heM l1lI4 t1,IC NIM' YOI'll; 'l'lm(!&. FiIt.ti! ma~e: Oa:a~. 1950) had an artil;"k ;qy

In

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dtcu.it, such a..~~capac:itoril:" co~s-. Ul>[J:lfUm:iC~:, magll-els·. soicm)i{t..;~were studied OIl mea .im.li ...idual menls to delt.'"TIOine·ithe1t" function in Ihe I!in::u,ii. wiring. ~$lI;[e .. menta -.in the's.ta'tieC"01l9ili,(Ui, w.e~,m,fd,e d ih~ [JlJ'n-oommc::rd:al terms to determine Ctlm~ilenlvajl;l~. BASKET WEA-ViE COn.S The w1"iq'U~ 'feature ~ ~'" Hepder&ho,1 devlce is Ihe basket we.'ll.vc:e(lil~. with Cy.l:iQdncm C·apii.CilOl!" ~uillt in th6 CCJl;ler nfthe eciih" (S~.A mldB!Fig. I). Hen~!".dld Q()l 'oI!lplabl hp; lntellt when he dc ... t()pCi:llbi.s parLor tile ~ circuit, h ~ 'early dll,!{S' of h:bS ex perienee, cdurl~g Ihe J8k 2Os, beused stamaro broOOCli:llfil9,io ooUs whknrecoo.1J p"t!-fCh~' in ~ nldi~ ~~Ulppl}' stoms. of dliI.1 era. A ·~t'ofthe pre~c:tlt'Ct,\ii, desi gn 011 a radlc Ireq uenL"y ~wrum\brii:lg,;; ot"Q" p:tiettl[ will",revenl·wlUlC·qlir. out of tbe c.i;rllulL wil] be serf reWn!3liit in the lower fleque:lii1c.y of the, bruad!::a51 b(i_tid Of :1" K!C. .Thi:Gl i.lJdJ:cat.fS that li.en¢rshpI. l;:cpI lIw:.pn;sen! de.s,igl1. ill. the, same ral:lo, 01:. mdu.i:UL\lc.e I:hill W1L~ usfid the ,earily illtys. A::iJol:htt inl:ere.~ti"h'g ~nen[ ls the solenoid coil", CIU and ClJ2 used inconjWlolion wilh, a msgnet ifrom a radar magnetron wiwil.: saIT, i:UU1l bar ool:ween Ih~,m..'grl,.;o~ _ Dna ithtmlctloid :coil cores. f)wjilg ~lpe.ratiun 01' t1e Hend~1SI10l fueUesi Ge:r;lerat-br, lhb unit will bHZZa! a frequ:e;llcy rate depe-ttd~ nt liP:)!} R:ii ~ air gap +l(lt\'i'eI.m me magnet, ilpIl bar'lloo coils, The inagne,t...cqll dtl~?,IM mounied in.a fmm~ so tIl.at:,asefeW ~j!lS~l wQuMmove Ihe -(.'C~ir relation to in the, m,*gl~eii .... Wying the air which y&ties ithe resosance of

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pj&b . .iili; ~bility tb ~rfcm:n :I«Jmical re.3tsby develaped ,tl) II' high degree .. Al!. BII ,aatnpl~; If he wwhed to build Uf! I;t~ricai ecll ~lilt wnuJd opeFi'l~e in' a 'Cittwt 1j.1. Ii ~Qna,lI;t frw:.lllellicy Of,ll3:Y 500 eKe, Ile would gO t9 an e1ecIroJlk,slJPpi·nLore,pick !:nit,a·$P=lcl of wire, from the spppJ.yracts,UtkeiL bOflle and wind fj; coil
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G:astrin B\lmdge -pn .device. ThIs man; ~Iet J, Hendersbo£, was .Illl' amazing individual when to~p&txl to men wIth IeCI~fticaJ ahiHtii;l;'5, acquired by fQnrutI eilll~,!ll:iqn_ 1:li:s I1ll.till,e, i:JlldligenCC) W1\S

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cold cathode: ulbeas val.... and! oscillatorS whith Mor!.!:y es daii:n~ Viii!! the secret' behiud his TladilllU El.iergy. l...elfter Llli""illk:~hQt Wal; of tileopir.cifl:l'l. as en;pre~~ed 10 t:ni& V{riter 1n .19.58, tbaot bi;s. fret': energy d~i,ce" tht:; ,Henders.hQl Generator, was tapping a·[Iliagne:tie "force fi~ld'. EII,3~[jlfin and study of tlle (;Qmi?O~ntx ]3sed i:Q me HC'lldershot c1.rcW.Ld~s not ~U.bSU'li:iliate a magnetie lh-e,ory, 'l'estsof.:the c.~n:llit. in a..!:tffJll$: ;:Il"l:.l'Ip.tie .irif]UeI~ce W1IUi,d 1IO~ IDd uci; ,a vol til ge fn the c in: u~ that W OU Id t .pruduc:ep<lwer. ,M!ep::~:pjQtill.8 Various facets o(ru.'Igne.ti e JlEldsin an atteQlJ:itto ]n(:jl100;'PQwel' into the device" the s~rch was -e.~I1~d. A great dew of .<:Ludywas. made' iti ~ rearo,~ fur ill lherny ~Ilt. would fit [fl,c; !C.,(lnlpQoefltS used in the .devl.~. TIle:-'.~C!tl;PW:L<! . used in the' Hro&:tsll.ot .. ~

to messure fn a ieSloolilll He wa.s:abJe,tQ:· COmi:4eCltiy achleve this· pb-el't9menll, und, as' a N;SIlUoril, cmatel1 .a: rbtill~~ ~I)l!in'ltw lhat 'iiluUld produ~ elooltical power, JJe.:nde~J:tot $pW::.aicd '1be,"&M1e e,Ie.::,Ifl'Cw plteiLOrnena tha-!: M?nzy did with -far,s:impler c!:JffiponeolS. JteDd~hot dJd [1I)i:~ui:re':o,; seerer, exotic typ6 of iQ;,tliC

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.and,B. the ,]rJl!gl1cl-,cr;liJ ,de~ idea was derived from a telephone l-eceiier Ii..<;pd il:l'tlle'e,ariy dily~. A lIC,gulljTrotzy.r usoo HI '01. ddOr bill 8Imui;ldOli~-r &Muid. serve ~1tJ !:aI)jf.l purpoSf. Hem:!ershot purcl.iJI~'~i hi.!i M)lel:mid cP11~ in 11 mdiQ supply Slon;: and. they flPp!!:w:ed to have b£.&1"\~n&edIn a ll(); l!~ll bel i -.;Inger:

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basketwease cui 1&' a1w·Jrujd~ftO!ll PynimJds-Th158. areCQils Ailliu' B !I.reidentkaltn I':.CI!l"SID.Ict:l9.<l,SC only Om: WiII be dcilcfibecl The: coil is cyEndrical, :) ,15i L6 .lIichc:.i in diameter, fSe.:t: Fig, ~) [tii wOlJfld ]ik~';(\" ba£;kc[ W~:HI d n flf.ty7St:Ncn 1.i&i6th d~amet~ wood dowel p,iiri Ilhn::c. uich~s tQ1:Ig; TIle oowd pins are evenlY, sp'i\o.:eo.i"fJU ll1(:',-· ~irownfere:oi~c::' ;)f the cire~e:, AU cons wouM 'iI;i lhe: same direCUOil, w-e,a'vlnl_';in and ont bew.eell dowel pin:l,~ mounted >in the same .. .e base 10, hold L11~ll n:gi d .. Sll:iFI1lr$-attne'!:f:;Lsfl. 14 ;I~64 tums ofNQ,'24 ,!5I:tlLlgc copper enamel Fnrmvilr .wi:te dose W-Qund. LJ. _lind U j,!;
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encJosc~ the. foil by C,U!lill,g.thol; lup or iIx;~u(jm iJ!f'wlih "j hack ,~6Wl1r other cuttillg devlct. The -coJ\c-,I .fc;iU is

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c.::apa,;;'itQI wJn l't~eT the'resul~" US~!IM5,;tll1d, of"';,;ullmr. mak~ jt impOssible iu mi::a>1u~ (he m~ultai1t cilpwiihlpCC
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table.' A 1M .'i~ fdlp:;vcitor ?bQvl(l m~ii;luTI:" irt~hw;ling Joil and papei'l 91 1/8 inch-e5 IQngo"'!:lJd 23/,H.Ibr..;h~~wi~~, W~p.e oH excess d~;t::t'mlylie,!!CitlltiQ!] flO'tilill.il ~:; dry. Oceside r:rno pape!: !:L.o1tiing the ro.!! w[Il.l;,ef foJ}lengLi:J, Lhe,oJti;iQsi(c Side ''\'1m be, ~piitwilth -rerminal CQ!1!n~,tl:(m~ll:ppeari!l,g at each end phl1t :..pJi!portioil. Th~.;;~p.fi.o;it(;Jfs lhiH wE:.re used in meearly e;r,.perirneotsh",!1 ~:g1lP' ~CWe.ell n~c s,pli! foil pf 3/4 'ofan lnch, ' Prep~',l'>l'u, !'-yli'fl\lers, of m!)l~l wi~1 Jirm;naiorls 'or 5 1I4'ill~h, jiJ dillIm:~1" by'l:3l4 j1i_9hl}s, widl::. A ~tlt+f1less ;s;tr.t!ol sheet meLai, . OJ1 thick W';&$ used 'in ,}:ic'i'luclAhC)t' ~()'linder$-,
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wuth a reli~,ble c't!.pad!,o[ 'hri~ge, HendlofthQt was, IL&J~to, '~'locom'p-li1i:h tliJis r~:tlthlluiti Yri:J)i, If 1111 C(lI:lI'Ut1Gns 01' !he. eire iJ,1t'I;tr. mru: witt I!l e prooper 6.r.mp,our.rit yal:QJ~). and if lbe w,j(.U!!§ .ls ma.dl: tlcC"()frliug.[oth~ !Scliemf!;(i:C dilQ,'Ulm, It sh.nuid fUl"l!i;tiolllJ.mi pI'\>.ihif;c ~OO fu 5c;(j wans l.lr ct:J,er-gy, ']be Qllty lim:L1.iug 1';1;(;(01"lo .frit a:m.dunt.?t PQW~'I" l.Ii~! c~nlree:drall,}ted is Ihl! size used iiJ 'fue:roils ,3.lld UBll:J:f'OI1U}t:'~, W~I)dern'h(H un luany oecasinns wben ,\pplyiilg t:)iCe8S),~:e "O\ltRut loada, wou id harn V.P' (he, umiC by' '~te I~verbe.atibg ()~ the In' iring. , SOllle .vari:ations Co.<Vi be lm.~,in th.eCi,fGlIjt w.i.ringbJl what

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cy I ind:ern. I'o'i tb pU1'l'::k;raf;t R<tpei': Oruj'IUl.ry brow n wmp pill g ~.a.j1er i~ unsati,stactQl)' as 'il. ~unl;.i!lnS jinP)JriUet3, Wax (lapel' nilg~t Oe usedasa s"Jb;;tit:ll~e. It is fll,t'!·re:iting (0 n(jlt:lh~f H{!!l).d.er$~:a~ origiu!l.iiY tls~d 0110\ w,md, coff eecans rw lhe c3P'lCiOO! '(;').'1 i.u~er:d,)iUl fm'md rn'oltat~er a perind 1)£ Ilme, 'the cl~t.f().ly~ic kfti n III e cal7a:dt,:i~ p;1pe[ w<;Iuld ma_ke p"'jtor;J.tiom. ill lhc metal, rende1i.ogthe C"yliJ.llk:( u~eee~s, ThlsIs why he IfI!JLle the l:.tler ccy,linCI;:lJ;!i ofs liiil,llesf/ ,~t(';!':L, Ai!twinsulfJ:tirlg, the ~yhnqers, wroD the. capli.~itndoi.l krnd pa~' ~o'Uln,d :ta:ehof Ihe ,cyliMe~. stittt alone. end with di~, iong qIl£!)Ii! ft)il fin Ihl< inside and wfap the full Ien gth ':onl'ol ':hew,,:yl,~ldeT, Secur~ the WHII'P>:d cgp:>,I:I::dro r with ~ string or liQx~o;;n Ihat.~twill notunravel. Bllth units &bm,'lld Il:Il'!'( l~)I;I~ (he same.

~fliirl_.g~sa.m' toleriW1e .,are Udlllo,wn" [JNJ{NOWN, f,:'HARACl'ERJS"nCS
wired elther by Heildersbot or,Cit.t..~f he, w.)-u~d sit dO'W~' ,nt-'Ihe de'liee wetil a len,g.th,p:f in~ujated wire. bated :u ~oh t~ad and M§in m,akingc,onn~tiQ:M !u ",ari'o.lIs. MmllnL'llfiljf tbe 'lI:li\1 until diJ:: ~okJ'lffi,d-.rn~gIJ.et ·';:'tl'mtlina:eaon wQuM buzz, and th~ 0,..111111lo;u:l; jf il,WMii siandard UO IIok iighl:.!:iil Ib, would glt}W. He the,n would a-djll~t .-hill!'{!ir gap between Ihe rnagne] and 5oJenofd coils nmtH fun' hiilli!lIlOO- wes1i.cilicvedand tnll- bU-Zlcr pnxincl'!d "" steady toot:" This pf.!:)_i:;l:.'lhttewoU.ld'tru:eiwlll-a few, ml:tllne.s.to ~~v~raLhbuF:'i. , , O~. ontQccasio!l he lldJnst~dl 1:1Ielmi<l 'f{j~ 11') 10 l5 r.Jlimll~sand nruyoc:hicvcd a' nash ofli~n (rum I.heol'llp~!. Several h{l'!Jrs: later h~, fmmd it neces:smy In rebuild rh,~ capadiQf$·befortw1J further rests could 00 made. Ei~IK'f the unit would WUrK, ilnm«ila-teiy Or '1:i0t a~ all, de~uuing on 'the qn~.nowt'l characterlstics of tile. pheulomco8. IE milty oclloied on !he, scll(:maitic that C;J;'pflCJlm C6, whi,ch is. pm:-h3!lfofa dual Pyramid TM58, tii,~:P.t)~i!i,"~ termmal Isconneeted to otle:o.iU:c of the ourput lwd" This cQn,necclorl places all eJe.cwlytie eapacitor ill' an -A,(: circuit, A po/;a.ciu:r,f ciipl.I.~·i!{lf will net work in .ar' alternating fi:eJd and. wlll '(iv,,;rne.al. The sc;heUl;titic'd,~,"Ig.an) as .s.h~l}Wn' in .P:ig, i didor..erute for 'ten 10 tiftt::e,n T1'~jnule:s:

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E;lCh of u.lewclipldcrJ i:.ll.piidwrqunders Cl run:!C2 are plilgei:IL 'Q.I1. Illr: ,,1I1:f!~dc di wneler of 'coiL A and. oo:a B·, After ce.ll~rll1g Lilt, Cylitld~r., pour melted p-u~fi~1 into tl\~ ,Q~ tside dhilneLt'r ,~}fthec)' IfOlder and1Jl5;Hd~ di lime:te~liJ'fn;:i j : A and '(011B,. llu:me)ted p:ariiffin will nJJ;i hllo lj~~l~lffi:.of \he wiJ~ 'seaJ~lIg: tb~ cQoopleted: lwiti.. If the- current tensions wc!'C"ajlpti!'lrtwhlle\VtapEirig, the capneiro. p';!peT .and foil, ~. ~d Cl!ip!IC:ii:l!.ric~ ~oold ~ J)(I18 MPD. ,Ii is i'e~y Uim:~ci.1t {o'obthln the cQnecl c:apHt::i~y: and tJi 1$ pnx:edliID 1l1:ijf havoe; td tl,e re p;elllied Ill'~n}' Iii~.'~\,~ L~. arri lie 'ai Ihe rigbl'r'!I;lm; fj] r eac.hl;1ni{, SIlQ.Lt e~i\:-Lli~s:nfrh(J,

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