News Clips on Suppressed Fuel Savers

From Popular Science, August 1922 Three hundred miles on a gallon of oil—10 times the mileage possible for the usual present-day motor!

Such is the astounding record claimed for a crude-oil engine developed by Harry H. Elmer, of Syracuse, NY, for use in automobiles, airplanes, ships, and lighting systems. In experiments, the engine has generated sufficient power to run a battery of 18 incandescent lamps 18 consecutive hours on 1 1/4 pints of oil, costing less than a cent.

Because this mechanical marvel does not require a cooling system, government officials, it is reported, are studying the possibility of its use in dirigibles.

Among more than 300 radically new features claimed for the engine, the most important are these:

  • It contains only 64 parts and has only three adjustments.

  • It has no spark, carburetor, wiring, nor any sort of ignition.

  • The cylinder has a bore [interior diameter] of 3 1/4 inches and a six-inch stroke, yet the engine, it is said, has developed 200 percent more power than internal combustion engines of the same size, and will pick up almost instantaneously from 100 to 2800 revolutions a minute.

How the Motor Operates
The new engine is described as a four-cycle motor, the cycles being suction, compression, expansion, and exhaust. The crude oil is led through needle valves into [the] mechanism, where it mixes with air and then, through another valve of the same kind, is drawn into the motor head, where it is compressed by the upward stroke of the piston. On compression the oil is "cracked" by chemical process and the expansion of gases

takes place. As the piston is forced down the exhaust port is opened, and the incoming charge forces out the expanded gases.

There is no combustion in the cylinder, though hydrocarbon gas, escaping the exhaust, explodes on uniting with atmosphere.

The engine has been operated with equal success on mineral, animal, and vegetable oils.

From Modern Mechanix Municipal trucks and other heavy vehicles operating in Berlin, Germany, are being equipped with motors that enable sewage gas to be used as a fuel. Several sewage gas tanking plants have been erected, where the gas is compressed and stored in tanks for future use by truckmen.

Three of the tanks, each with a capacity of 500 cubic feet of the sewage gas, will operate a five-ton truck at normal speeds for a distance of about 225 miles.

By Dr. J. Morgan Watt From Science and Mechanics Here is a story typical of how American ingenuity is constantly at work to create new products that make life simpler and easier for all of us.


The beginnings of the story go back more than 100 years to the original European invention of the storage battery and its gradual development and improvement. Thomas Edison predicted a lifelong battery as long ago as 1889. But it was not until World War II that a captured Rommel tank revealed that a remarkable battery had been perfected, good for an incredible 40 years or more of service!

Readers Digest told about this German-type battery in 1948. They also reported on the action of the U.S. Government in breaking up, through the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, the international cartels which had prevented the manufacture of the European battery in this country. About two years ago, an American company finally marketed the Life-Long 10-Year Battery, the logical outgrowth of the most advanced European and American developments. The American-made Life-Long Battery compares favor-ably with its European predecessor.

In addition to the manufacturer's own rigorous test program to prove this, independent laboratories investigated the new battery thoroughly. For example, a leading commercial laboratory subjected a Life-Long Battery to one of the most unique series of torture testa ever devised. Every 15 seconds, day and night without pause for 12 long months, the battery The Suppression of Fuel Savers and Alternate Energy Resources 517

started a test engine. At the end of the test, the battery had made the fantastic total of 606,969 consecutive starts! This is equivalent to starting your car thirty times every day for fifty years!

The Life-Long Battery was also subjected to extreme heat and cold tests. For example, it was frozen in a block of ice for 48 hours at 70° below zero. The moment it was broken out of its icy prison, it performed with its usual efficiency!

The secret of the Life-Long 10-Year Battery's great power and long life is the sintered Cadalloy plates (derived from Cadmium); indestructible capillary separators which keep plates moist and active; and the special mild-type electrolyte eliminating the strong acids that ordinarily corrode the inside of a battery. The Life-Long Battery differs from ordinary lead-acid batteries in other ways as well.

What does the Life-Long Battery do for you? It makes your car lights up to 50 percent brighter. You get faster, surer starts in all weather which means more efficient use of gasoline. You need add water only once a year, giving you a truly attention-free battery. Most important advantage is the 10-year service period, guaranteed by the factory. The bonded guarantee is backed by a state licensed company and remains in effect no matter how many times you transfer your battery from car to car, for the serial number of each Life-Long Battery is permanently registered for your protection.

Surprisingly enough, Life-Long Batteries cost no more than ordinary premium batteries. 6-volt Life-Long Auto Batteries are just $29.95 and 12-volt, $34.95.

From Popular Science, October 1952 When Cmdr. Ivan Monk, who designs big turbines for the Navy, is pestered by inventors of perpetual-motion machines, he points to a device on his desk that goes them one better—for it works. It is a wheel that spins with no apparent source of power.


Commander Monk built it in his spare time, and patented it, since it may find use in clocks, toys and advertising displays.

Actually it is a rotary heat engine, run by temperature difference between its parts. The wheel is at room heat; the long cloth-covered hub, kept dampened with water, is cooled by evaporation. A low-boiling-point liquid, Freon, circulates between wheel and hub, vaporizing in the wheel and condensing in the hub.


Valves maintain an unequal weight of liquid on opposite sides of the wheel and gravity does the rest, to turn it.


From New Zealand Press Association,



Police are investigating whether a man was beaten up to "silence him" over his work on the development of a water-fuelled engine.

Mr. Dylan Whitford, aged 18, was found unconscious in a Wanganui car park on Saturday night.

He was recently interviewed by Barrie Mitchell-Anyon for an article in a Wanganui community newspaper on his development of a water-fuelled engine.

Mitchell-Anyon said yesterday that after the article was published, he was called by a man who said several Wanganui people knew of the water-fuel technology but were frightened and were lying low.

Mitchell-Anyon said the caller suggested Mr. Whitford should be careful. The caller said a Nelson man, who knew of the technology, died in mysterious circumstances involving a haybaler.

Mitchell-Anyon said he had passed on all information to the police.

A Maori warden on patrol found Mr. Whitford unconscious in a parking area behind a building at the corner of Taupo Quay and St. Hill Street about 10:40 P.M. on Saturday. He was admitted to Wanganui Hospital initially to the intensive care unit.

Detective Sergeant Dave McEwen said yesterday that a full medical report was not yet available but he understood Mr. Whitford's condition was stable.

"We're looking at all aspects," he said. "It's too early to form any conclusions if he was assaulted or if he has fallen."

Detective Sergeant McEwen said the theory that Mr. Whitford might have been attacked because of his work on a water-fuelled engine was one avenue police would follow up.

From Modern Mechanix and Inventions Serious rivalry is being offered the corner filling station by the kitchen water faucet of Baron Alfred Coreth following his invention of a new fuel for his automobile.

The new fuel, called Corethstoff, after its inventor, is composed largely of water and raw alcohol and can be used in any type of internal combustion motor without alteration of engine or carburetor. It is not only cheaper to produce than gasoline, but goes 20 percent Farther as well, the inventor claims.

Because of its non-explosive and practically non-inflammable qualities, Corethstoff is being considered as an airplane fuel.


From The Model Engineer and Electrician, May 5, 1921 A new motor car fuel, known as "Penrol" is now making a bid for public recognition says The Cape Times, S.A. It is described as being mainly a combination of alcohol, dissolved acetylene, and other hydrocarbons, and it is claimed to have come through practical road tests with complete satisfaction.


It is said to exhibit great power on the hills with smooth engine performance and rapid acceleration. The mileage per gallon is given as 9 percent under that of petrol, but "Penrol" will, it is said, be placed on the market at a price which will more than compensate for that.


A distillation plant for the production of the necessary alcohol has already been erected in the Transvaal.


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From the Wellington newspaper,

New Zealand


A 30-year-old New Zealand mechanic who says he has developed a car engine fueled by water was reported today to have sold his invention for $25.6 million to an international research group.

The Sunday News of Auckland, said that M. Malcolm Vincent, of Suppressed Inventions and Other Discoveries.

Nelson, had sold the rights to his water-powered rotary engine to the Club of Rome, through its Melbourne representatives.

"They're paying me $NZ 600,000 down and $1 million a year for 25 years," Mr. Vincent is reported to have said.

Before the newspaper broke the story today there had been several reports that Mr. Vincent had perfected his water-powered engine, but apart from a television report which showed his car moving down a slight hill the reports had never been substantiated.

After the television film the NZ Government sent Ministry of Transport automotive engineers to appraise the invention.

"No Chance to See It"

"But he never gave us a chance to see it," the chief automotive engineer, Mr. F. D. McWha, said today.

"He hasn't disclosed to us the principle of his engine and he didn't want any help."

Mr. McWha said he understood Mr. Vincent had not patented his invention and had allowed nobody to see it for fear his secret would be stolen.

The Sunday News said Mr. Vincent flew to Melbourne with a crated prototype of his engine a few days ago.

The newspaper quoted Mr. Vincent as saying before he left for Melbourne that,

"It didn't take long to negotiate the sale. The first production engine we will be trying to build will be for a car."

Mr. Vincent told the newspaper that in trials round the Nelson district in the South Island,

"the best run we had with the engine so far has been in a Holden. We did 150 miles in it around the Nelson area."

According to Mr. Vincent, two manufacturing units will be set up by the Club of Rome: one in Australia and one in New Zealand. Mr. Vincent died under mysterious circumstances in 1989.

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