Nikola Tesla, 1856-1943
Probably the earliest and best known inventor of "Free Energy" devices was Nikola Tesla. Nikola Tesla, a Serbian born inventor, is best known for the invention of his polyphase (3-Phase) alternating current (AC) electrical supply system and the induction motor.
Nikola Tesla was nothing short of a genius and should be a household name considering his achievements. In 1960 the "General Conference on Weights and Measures" named the SI unit of magnetic flux density the "Tesla" in his honour. However, many have still not heard of the name Nikola Tesla.
For a quick and brilliant introduction to Nikola Tesla, I highly recommend listening to the song by Martin Noakes, "The Man Who Changed The World".
Nikola Tesla wanted to give the world electricity for free. He planned to transmit electricity wirelessly so anyone anywhere in the world could simply receive the electricity and use it. Wardenclyffe Tower was constructed, rising to a height of 187 feet and weighing 55 tonnes.
It was eventually intended to enclose the ribbed cage with copper plates to form an insulated metal ball.
Unfortunately, the banker J.P. Morgan removed his financial backing and Tesla was forced to sell the deeds to help pay some of his debts. It is written that he planned to buy back the deeds but unfortunately he never achieved this.
It is written that Nikola Tesla held over 700 patents. There is one patent in particular which has been of particular interest to the "Free Energy" community. It was patented on May 21st 1901 as an "Apparatus for the Utilisation of Radiant Energy", US Patent number 685,957.
The following description is from the eBook "A Practical Guide to Free-Energy Devices" by "Patrick J. Kelly":
"The circuit draws power via an insulated, shiny metal plate. The insulation could be spray-on plastic. The larger the plate, the greater the energy pick-up. The higher the plate is elevated, the greater the pick-up.
This system of Tesla's picks up energy day and night. The capacitor gets charged up and a vibrating switch repeatedly discharges the capacitor into the step-down transformer. The transformer lowers the voltage and raises the current available and the output is then used to power the electrical load.
It seems probable that this device operates primarily from static electricity, which some people believe is a manifestation of the zero-point energy field.
However, it should be understood that Tesla described two different forms of energy pick-up. The first is static electricity, picked up from very slight interaction of the pick-up plate with the zero-point energy field flowing through it, and the other being pick-up of dynamic radiant energy events, typically from lightning strikes. At a casual glance, the average person would not consider lightning as being a viable source of energy, but this is not the case as there are about two hundred lightning strikes per second - mainly in the tropics - and what is generally not understood is that they are radiant energy events and their effects are felt instantly everywhere on earth as transmissions through the zero-point energy field are instantaneous at any distance.
I would highly recommend reading Chapter 7 titled "Aerial Systems" from Patrick Kelly's book if you would like to know more about this particular device.
If you would like to know more about Nikola Tesla in general, simply perform an Internet search as there are many good resources on the Internet.