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WILL MYSTERY ENGINE RUN 300 MILES ON A GALLON OF OIL?
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
It has no spark, carburetor, wiring, nor any sort
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.
SEWER GAS SERVES AS FUEL
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.
LIFE-LONG BATTERY STARTS TEST CAR 606,969TIMES IN
YEAR-LONG "TORTURE TESTS"
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.
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
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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
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
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.
INVENTOR'S MYSTERIOUS MOTOR RUNS ON POWER DRAWN PROM
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
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.
an unequal weight of liquid on opposite sides of the wheel and
gravity does the rest, to turn it.
INQUIRY INTO INVENTION ATTACK LINK
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
Mitchell-Anyon said he had passed on all information to the
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.
WATER VIES WITH GASOLINE AS NEW MOTOR FUEL PASSES TESTS
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
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.
ANOTHER MOTOR 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
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.
From Modern Mechanix and Inventions 200 MILES 35
CENTS. Burn stove distillate in your car. Get parts any junk
yard. Detailed information and blueprint 50c. Cecil
Carmichael,5013 2nd Ave, Los Angeles Calif.
SEMI-DIESELIZE TO ECONOMIZE. Convert your car for
$2.75 to$5.00 and burn cheap Diesel Oil. Works on any car. No
major changes made in motor. Anyone of average mechanical
ability can install. Parts available everywhere. 6 big (8 1/2" x
11") pages of Copyrighted drawing and instructions show 2
different, tested, methods of conversion $1.00.Free booklet,
stamp appreciated. Order your copy today. Earl J. Behling, Box
944 Los Angeles, California.
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WATER-CAR "SOLD FOR $25.6 MILLION"
From the Wellington newspaper,
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
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
the Club of Rome, through its
"They're paying me $NZ 600,000 down and $1
million a year for 25 years," Mr. Vincent is reported to
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
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
"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
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
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