Genius Invents Gravity-powered engine. Part 1
Sat, 15 Apr 2000 12:29:12 EDT

The latest Nexus magazine has a fine article on dyslexic genius Tony
Cuthbert, it alone was worth the price of the issue, it also reprints the
keelynet article on the E V Gray moter.
Cuthbert was seen as a "dunce" in his liverpool highschool because of his
dyslexia, but he became the merchant navy's Chief Electrician at age 18
because of his talent for fixing things. He retired at 37 but his reputation
for brilliant ideas and inventions grew and he is widely consulted by
industry, including Shell Oil, who wanted him to find a way to float an oil
platform to land. Professor Michael Laugton (Electrical Engineering London
University) says "Tony is the most prolific and gifted inventor, I have come
across and with the right kind of backing he could easily surpass Edisons
record of a thousand patents."
Recently Cuthbert has been having a lot of fun with ferrofluid
(tiny magnetised particles suspended in oil) One of Cuthberts ideas was to
use it to make a magnetic track up skyscapers to haul up hoses and even
firemen. Mike Glossop of Ferrofluids bet him it couldn't be done. Cuthbert
went and stuck magnets on the caterpiller tracks of a toy tractor and painted
ferrofluid on a wall. The tractor climbed the wall with ease. "It was the
nicest 100 pounds I ever parted with," said Glossup.
As for the gravity engine, Cuthbert was playing with ferrofluid when he
noticed that you could get a hollow tube and you could hold ferrofluid in it,
by surrounding it with a magnetic field. Furthermore, the magnetic liquid
would hold a column of water suspended above it. He also noticed you could
easily poke a pencil up into it and not a drop of water would escape. So
Cuthbert had the idea that if you let a hollow ball in at the bottom it would
float to the top then fall outside to the bottom then rise to the top again
at least in theory. He then visualised a series of balls attached and led on
a track of string rising through the fluid and going round and round. To make
a long story short he build a crude device using a half-pint of ferrofluid
and two balls and it worked! He is now looking to develop it into a practical
device. For the record Cuthbert states this is not a perpetual motion
device, since it runs on the power of gravity. Hmmmm. Anyway, In Part
Two I will send more info on Cuthberts other inventions including a potential
faster than light propulsion system. Nexus magazine is at, but it does not have the article online. Cuthbert has
a site at Any questions or ideas
I am Trevor at

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