1985 - Volume #9, Issue #4, Page #05[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Newman's Book Published
Newman's invention (first featured in FARM SHOW's Vol. 8, No. 2 issue) is controversial because it reportedly creates more energy than it consumes. The prototype consists simply of a wooden box containing a spinning arrangement of magnets. Batteries are hooked up to the device to power it and output leads are used to both recharge the batteries and power other electric appliances.
According to affidavits signed by scores of respected scientists who have had a chance to closely inspect the device and run tests, the machine actually produces enough electricity to not only recharge the batteries but also to run other electrical devices indefinitely. Newman explains the phenomenon by stating that he has discovered a new theory of electricity that taps the force of magnetic fields surrounding the earth in much the same way that a water wheel taps the power of flowing water in a stream. Most of the scientists FARM SHOW interviewed say they don't know how or why Newman's invention works but that they consider it a significant discovery that should be developed.
For the past couple years Newman has been embroiled in a legal battle with the U.S. Patent Office which has denied patent protection on the grounds that his device is a perpetual motion machine and therefore an impossibility. Newman has lost several court battles and recently filed his case with the U.S. Supreme Court. "If we lose there it's entirely possible that I will never receive a patent for my invention in the United States, although we will probably be granted protection in other countries around the world," Newman told FARM SHOW.
Regardless of how his court battle turns out, Newman's book will be off the presses this month. "The book details the entire process and all the theories behind it. It includes drawings and in-depth explanations. Once the book is published I expect many companies to begin building working prototypes in preparation for introducing production units to the market," Newman says, noting that if he eventually receives a patent he hopes to license the process.
Newman wrote and published the book on his own and will sell it direct from his home. It sells for $38.45 including postage and handling and is printed on heavy paper and with hand-stitched bindings. Newman says he'll make about $5.00 on every copy of the 267-page book sold. "That may be the only money I'll ever make off this invention," he says.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Joe Newman, Rt. 1, Box 52, Lucedale, Miss. 39452.
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