Am searching for the name of the Erath County man who we heard about in
Tarleton. it was either in a science class or Dr. Autrey's Ag Enginnering
Farm shop that I heard of this- and Seems there was a Stephenville
newspaper story about it.
The report said someone there had wound a generator and electric motor
on the same core shaft and he sat it in a Stephenville downtown store
window. he wound a string around the shaft between the two windings, and
spun it, and rather than slowing down and stopping it seemed to gain
speed, until, after several days it got hot and shorted out.
Nearest to such power is the old Ram air pumps with no electric or other
motor source which pioneers used to pump water uphill from a stream or
pond, powerred by a Bell Air chamber which flowing water would compress
, then, the valve would flip and force the water under air pressure to a
higher level.( A Neucomen pump?) I no longer see such a pump listed in
Textbooks, at a time when we may soon need it to save commercial power.
Who made the Electric setup listed above? A Tarleton Prof or student?
or a back yard mechanic? Was he on your family tree??
Charles A. Wyly