French->English translation [literally, unoptimized] by Elena Translator's notes are between square brakets.
French patent 817556 Perpetual electrostatic force
M.me Guillemette Suzanne Sophie (maiden Muller) resident in France (Calvados)
Filed Nov 18, 1936, Paris - Accepted May 24, 1937 - Published Sept 6, 1937
The universal perpetual electrostatic force has been since long time object of every kind of research by
several scientists, with the goal of being able to master this perpetual static electricity contained in the
ambient all around. To date, pretty nobody accomplished that. Actually, somebody managed to capture
a relatively infinitesimal, barely controllable amount of electricity, still at laboratory level: with a very
irregular flow, often obtained by extremely prohibitive means, these currents usually don't exceed few
milliampères, being therefore of pretty no usage for any practical or industrial application.
The invention object of this patent completely remedies these drawbacks, offering to everybody a
practical and extremely cheap way to obtain and utilize this perpetual electrostatic force, by means
of a new method, a kind of electrostatic ram, providing a voltage increase of natural static electricity,
creating a continuous and perfectly regular electrical current whose power allows its practical and
industrial usage in an absolutely perfect and constant way.
This system works automatically and indefinitely, with absolute and continuous regularity, without
any wear or maintenance required, and it will become inoperative only after very many years when
degraded by natural consumption or weather.
The static electricity thus obtained allows its employment in all electricity applications, for example:
medical electro-therapy, electro-breeding, electro-culture, powering telephones, electric pendulums,
recharge of accumulators, etc.
The natural static electricity obtained with this system shows some exceptionally advantageous
properties for certain applications (properties not known with usual industrial electricity), for example:
when applied in medical electro-therapy to humans, animals and plants, the results obtained are
ways superior to any other known applications.
Its exceptional properties also allow in certain situations the setup of extremely cheap electrical
installations, for example: by using bare wire without any insulation, and which can be left in
contact with ground or water no matter, without suffering any loss, etc.
In addition, these peculiar characteristics seem to avoid risks of electrocution and fires in all home
However this static electricity, which in its natural state - such as when it comes out from the device
object of this patent - shows said new properties unknown for common electricity, is of no obstacle
to its industrial application: it's enough to transform this electricity, even just sending it to accumulators,
for it to suddently assume the known properties of common industrial current, and that however just in
the event one may have troubles with its direct usage.
To make understand the invention well, the description follows, just as an example, of one
embodiment with references made to the only included drawing.
Referring to the drawing:
-1 shows a part of the apparatus, constituted mostly of a suitable electrostatic capacitor,
view in cross-section;
-2 cross-section of a neutralizer/exciter of charge [or: charging neutralizer/exciter];
-3 cross-section of charging electrostatic film valves [original term: "valves pelliculaires]
for potential elevation;
-4 cross-section of electrostatic discharging film valves;
-5 a connection for the utilizing circuit;
-6 a return connection for the utilizing circuit;
-7 an atmospheric collector;
-8 a secondary excitation capacitor;
-9 a secondary excitation capacitor [yes, same definition: a mistake ?];
-10 an armature [SIC] connecting capacitors 8 and 9;
-11 an insulating securing piece;
-12 a connection to main capacitor 1;
-13 a common protection device against electric surges;
-14 sourge discharge to ground.
The setup forms up a kind of electrostatic ram which, placed inside any ambient with some electricity,
provides automatically and by itself the elevation of the natural potential of static electricity,
allowing its distribution to every suitable application, and works indefinitely without any chemical or
The main capacitor 1 is equipped with charging electrostatic film valves 3 which, when placed inside
an environment of static electricity, provide with their presence the elevation of potential of said electricity,
and let it pass to charge said capacitor. This electricity can then be distributed to any practical utilizer
thru any correctly disposed distribution line connected at post 5; the return will be extablished by post 6 on
a charge neutralizer/exciter 2, equipped with electrostatic discharge valves 4 providing, with their presence,
the expulsion of electricity stored in the neutralizer 2; these valves preferringly disposed in such a way that
the electric discharging thus ensured strenghtens up and passes again to charge the main capacitor 1,
passing thru the valves 3, thus extablishing an actual continuous circuit for charge excitation.
The atmospheric collector with multiple points 7 charges up directly a secondary capacitor 8, this one
electrically connected to another excitation capacitor 9; excitation of the latter is provided by direct
supply from main capacitor 1; the atmospheric electricity so stimulated [urged, solicited] is brought to
said main capacitor thru a circuit 12, equipped with suitable safety devices 13 against atmospherical surges,
which are diverted to ground thru conductor 14.
Is it well understood that one may change a bit the disposition of the various parts of the system object of
present invention, depending on needs demanded by the several applications made possible by it in every
domains of electricity application. For example, one varation could be, wherever for some industrial
application or whatsoever one does not need the peculiar properties of atmospheric electricity,
he can avoid the aerial collector 7; this way the device will only furnish the static electricity of its specific
It is intended that applications, shapes, details, materials and dimensions of the
present invention may be varied without affecting its own principle.
1- Perpetual electrostatic force, embodied as one practical and extremely cheap harvesting
system, carrying several advantages due to exceptional properties of natural static
electricity thus obtained without any modifications and without any mechanical or chemical
process; to be employed very cheaply and advantageously in every electrical application,
for example: electro-medical, electro-breeding, powering of telephones, electric clocks,
recharging of accumulators, etc.
2- The whole forms an apparatus, kind of electrostatic ram which, placed inside any
electricity environment, ensures automatically and by its own the elevation of the natural
potential of said electricity, creating a powerful and constant electrostatic force,
allowing practical industrial applications. This system works indefinitely and at full
performance without any tear, without employing any chemical or mechanical process, thru
all the several years of useful life of the device, until it will eventually fail because
of natural weather consumption.
3- The main part consists of a capacitor, conveniently equipped with charging electrostatic
film-valves, the latter made of suitable material causing a potential increase of the static
electricity contained inside their own environment, to allow charging of said capacitor
[said this way, these "valves" definitely suggest some kind of free-working pump or
4- A charge neutralizer/exciter ["neutralisateur-excitateur de charge" - this one really is
not clear whether to be indented relative to "charge(s)" or rather to a "charging process".]
equipped with electrostatic discharge film-valves, the latter built with suitable material
and ensuring the expulsion of electricity contained inside the neutralizer/exciter returning
from the utilizing circuit. [hint: for how these terms are used, I really think they
must be intended as "charging" and "discharging" processes - and in NO WAY the word
"discharge" is to be intended as an electric discharge, i.e a spark]
5- These electrostatic film-valves may also be made double-function. For example, one same
valve, without any changes in shape or material but just in the way it's coupled or mounted,
may acquire the capability to reverse its behaviour, thus providing by choice either the
elevation of potential or, on the contrary, expulsion of electricity; this way, one same
valve can be employed providing either the capacitor function or, on the contrary, that
of neutralizer, without any drawback. However, in some circumstances one may as well
dispose the valves in the way such that their behaviour is fixed and can't be reversed.
6- The capacitor and the neutralizer/exciter are to be preferably mounted interleaved and
very closely spaced, but at the same time avoiding a short circuit.
7- The charging valves may be of such a size to form capacitors themselves.
8- The discharging valves may be of such a size to form the neutralizer themselves.
9- The distribution of electric current thus obtained will be directly or indirectly provided to the
utilizer by means of a suitable electric circuit, connected to and powered by the main capacitor.
10- The return of current from utilizing applications will be preferably made thru a
suitable electric circuit connected to the neutralizer/excitator; the return may also be achieved
by any other suitable means as well as thru ground dispersion.
11- The special properties inherent with this principle allow to build very cheap electrical
installations; for example by using bare wires, without any insulator and making direct
contact with ground or passing under water without suffering any electrical loss.
12- Possibility to lose the special properties of said currents in favor to usual properties
of industrial currents, for example conducting them thru accumulators.
13- In order to add to natural static electricity the properties of atmospheric static
electricity, an aerial collector is provided, preferably connected to the main capacitor,
which will in turn power the excitation of said aerial.
14- The aerial collector is preferably composed of at atmospheric intake with multiple
points secured on top of an atmospheric capacitor [??], secured in turn on a suitable
armature [SIC] having at his opposing side another capacitor, for excitation, this one
directly connected to the main capacitor, which powers its excitation.
15- Along the circuit connecting the atmospheric antenna to the main capacitor, common
security devices are provided against overvoltages, for example an automatic horn-shaped
discharger [Jacob's ladder], as also one plug for the utilizer circuit [not very clear,
"ainsi qu'une prise de courant pour le circuit d'utilisation" - since I don't assume
any power can be withdrawn at that point, I suspect she means rather that a ground
connection to protect the utilizing devices can also be connected to the same discharger].
16- It is well intended that the layout of various parts, the applications, shapes,
details, materials and dimensions indicated in this invention may be changed without
affecting its principle.
Madame Guillemette Suzanne Sophie (maiden Muller), 166 bis, rue de la Roquette, Paris
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