Above left, Tesla's exhibition of what looks like neon lighting at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893. Neon gas was discovered in1898 and true “neon” signs with neon gas were used by Claude from 1910 and became commercial in the early 1920’s, what Tesla devised was a high-frequency, high voltage powered phosphor coated tube that achieved a bright greenish light. He was certainly one of the first innovators of the “neon” sign concept introducing complex patterns 30 years ahead of commercialisation as different gases and/or phosphors are used to achieve the many different colours we see today.
Inspiring Technological Innovation
THE EARLY YEARS -1970's to 1990's
Wouldn't it be fantastic to rid our homes and work places from all those messy electrical cables and battery charges that we see dangling everywhere, well the good news is that all electrical devices and gadgets, including transportation vehicles such as cars and planes, could be supplied with electrical energy delivered wirelessly through space. This is just one of many innovations that AurumSolis Technologies developed and actively promoted to potential investors from the late 1980's and onwards. The directors of AurumSolis have been interested in science since the age of 5. From humble beginnings as a brother team, Adam James Iwaszko and John Roman Iwaszko, developed many seemingly impossible ideas into practical realities. Both shared a great interest in science from early primary school days, with virtually no cash flow, began building their own scientific equipment into a laboratory originally in their room mainly from scrap, junk, everyday household goods and used equipment. In 1980 when aged 14 and 12 respectively they read about the Great Nikola Tesla, who forever changed the course of their experimentation.
Balsa wood rubber band aircraft from 1974, control line- Aeroflyte - "Cherokee" with a Max-OS15 methanol glow plug engine and muffler-1978, hot Air and Hydrogen Balloons with internal light source 1978.
Building Telescopes, Microscopes, astronomy, microscopy documentation and experimentation since 1977.
Electronics/ Physics Apparatus and Equipment development, includes Radiometers-1981, Crookes Maltese cross Tube-1985, Crystal sets-1978, AM radio Transmitter-1981, Electroscopes Mechanical and electronic valve driven-1980, Automatic controls, Sun Powered Radio Amplifier-1982, Holographic 3D projector-1982, Miniature Relay induction coil -1983, Plasma Lamps-1983, Solar Radiant Transmutation experiment 1994.
Gemology-Crystals, meteorites and Tektite collecting including the manufacture of a giant 120mm copper sulphate crystal in 1980, artificial (poor quality) black diamonds in 1982, John's first Tektite find in 1984.
THE 1990's to PRESENT
WIRELESS ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION
Adam's Pancake Tesla Coil at the refurbished "Kew Lab 3" in 1991.
Plasma Experiments, top left - John's Plasma Acoustic Speaker 1990, Top Right - Adams "Caduceus twin serpent" plasma speaker 1991, Middle - Resonant Induction illuminated light sources, Doncaster Lab 1994 and John’s Valve Driven Tesla Coil demonstrating plasma acoustics in 1998.
John's kids demonstrating wireless power transmission in 2007, from the early 1990’s AurumSolis demonstrated electrical transmission distances in excess of 5 meters with only 15W, that illuminated mains power globes, in excess of 15W.
WIRELESS POWERED FLIGHT ACHIEVEMENTS
Ever since the dawn of powered flight, it has been necessary for all aircraft to carry on-board fuel-whether in the form of batteries, fuel, solar cells or even human power-in order to stay aloft, progress in powering aircraft with a transmitter wirelessly through space with electromagnetic waves has been slow.
Bill Brown and his tethered helicopter on its maiden flight in 1964, a payload of rectenna elements was used to convert microwave power directly to DC power. There was no fuel onboard this craft all the power was delivered wirelessly through space.
In a World first experiment on the 1st of December 2011, John R. Iwaszko demonstrated a Free Flight of a Tesla Coil powered Flying Saucer. This achievement brought to life Tesla's vision and dream of wireless powered flight more than a century ago.
Lamps, Lighting and other achievements of AurumSolis Technologies
Right, these days electroluminescent or “EL wire” is common, shown on the left is an example of our own experiments in the early 1980’s by 2010 “EL” wire is commonly available on the market.
The development of a new light source began to evolve from experiments with our first Tesla coil in 1983, when we were still in high school. Bizarre phenomenon was witnessed when ordinary GLS (General Lighting Service), light sources were placed within high frequency fields. In two experiments with ordinary GLS light sources, of which both were most likely rated between 75 to 100 watts, based on the physical size of their envelopes and filament structure. The first experiment consisted of a GLS marked "Philips, 2, Made in Australia, High Efficiency" rest of markings are not legible and the second a "250V, Made in Australia," rest of markings are also not legible. Both had their filament support structures made of molybdenum with a known melting point of 2,623 °C. These supports fused to small spheres within a Tesla Coil field of only 52 watts power output and yet normally carry currents of 100W with ease!
Referring to the images shown below, “chocolate brown” patches that Eric Dollard, another Tesla Coil experimenter, also described in experiments he performed around the same time, appeared on both light source envelopes that developed from the tremendous amounts of radiation released and this may explain one aspect of the current interest in the so called “Cosmic induction Generator,” which by description may achieve the same effect.
Many other inventors have also claimed anomalous energy production in their devices which is sometimes witnessed or cited, particularly associated with experiments involving electrical discharges from a capacitor or a bank of capacitors with abrupt voltage spikes. The results of the experiments we performed were not expected at the time and as we only had rudimentary test equipment, so impossible at the time to calculate whether the energy output witnessed could be accounted for. Nevertheless, the extremely bright output akin to a carbon arc lamp, that lasted for a few seconds, appeared to be quite remarkable and worth further investigation. This was the first insight that one may be able to create a light source with a very high efficacy and led to further research and development that eventually resulted in the "M.C.L." in the following years.
Bizarre electrical phenomenon within 240V GLS light sources in 1983. High temperature filament supports fused and may have demonstrated anomalous energy output. These early experiments gradually evolved into the development of the M.C.L. light source.
AurumSolis Technologies began experimentation with practical forms of the "carbon button", slim tube fluorescent, induction, microwave, many forms of plasma arc and resonant induction lamps, associated electronic control gear and even instant re-strike HID. These inventions were fully documented, demonstrated as well as offered to quite a few potential investors in the early 90's. Unfortunately for AurumSolis some of these inventions were independently developed by established commercial lighting companies leaving some of the best such as a practical "carbon button" and forms of plasma resonant arc lamps still open for the taking. Further refinements to Tesla's "carbon button" lamp became the "MCL". One of the improvements included the development of a low pressure Halogen cycle that made this light source a practical long life lamp, all halogen cycle lamps were high pressure at the time. AurumSolis produced many successful demonstration models such as shown here; and hence the coining of the company name “AurumSolis". In the scientific tradition of systematic naming from the Latin, "Aurum", word for Gold and the Latin phrase "Solis" which is the Sun.
The name " AurumSolis" as well as the logo were selected in the early 1990's to describe this particular invention, the "MCL", by using ancient symbols such as the snake eating its own tail, the Ouroboros representing cyclicality, with the peacock within, from the ancient alchemical tradition, a symbol representing the rapid cycling through iridescent colours.
"MCL" is an acronym for Monopolar Cyclic Light source, where some of the light is emitted from a small sphere within an evacuated envelope, a true point source of light that mimics the sun in many ways including the continuous light spectrum it produces. Provisional Patent Applied for: PN3346, 5-6-95, and PO0194, 3-6-96. This ultra energy efficient light source achieves the highest efficacy as compared to any other practical light source on the market to date, even the L.E.D. This Light Source, the MCL, was also independently approved and highly recommended by a NATA registered lab in 1998. Although the MCL came extremely close to commercial manufacture a number of times the closest when investors wanted to buy ELMA (Electric Lamp Manufacturers of Australia) when it was closing down in 2002, but for some reason unknown, at a shareholders board meeting consisting of Crompton, Sylvania, Philips and GEC, the consensus was “the company is to be closed down and there is no possibly that it would be sold as an operating entity.” So still to this day the MCL invention remains dormant. For more information about the MCL click here.
To see early prototypes of MCL in action click here.
Monopolar Cyclic Light Source, (M.C.L.) Which is an energy efficient light source, works via nuclear bombardment of a central bead rendering it to incandescence, with HF and HV alternating currents, secondary illuminance is brought about via nuclear collisions of the bead, sort of a small particle accelerator, third illuminance from the gases under low pressure and HF induction, three lamps in one.
1 incandescent lamp-via nuclear bombardment
2 fluorescent lamp-via evacuated low pressure and HF stimulation
3 induction lamp-via HF field
Some of many other accomplishments of AurumSolis include nuclear fusion in a jar by John (image shown above-far right), plasma speakers, economical chemicals that harden with the application of minute currents. Not to mention the fun recreation of Tesla’s ball of leaping red flame “fire ball”, AurumSolis is not sure if the method devised by Adam is the way he did it!
Read the article from “Tesla Man out of Time" by Margaret Cheney, Dell Publishing 1981, pg 3-4, reprinted below:-
“Fancy yourself seated in a large, well- lighted room, with mountains of curious-looking machinery on all sides. A tall, thin young man walks up to you, and by merely snapping his fingers creates instantaneously a ball of leaping red flame, and holds it calmly in his hands. As you gaze you are surprised to see it does not burn his fingers. He lets it fall upon his clothing, on his hair, into your lap, and, finally, puts the ball of flame into a wooden box. You are amazed to see that nowhere does the flame leave the slightest trace, and you rub your eyes to make sure you are not asleep.
This ball of flame is not the chemical flame produced by magicians but is some high frequency/high voltage AC effect Tesla discovered in the course of his experiments. It is probably the same phenomenon as ball lightning, and Tesla is the only man I've ever heard of who was able to reproduce this in the lab. I don't know if he, himself, was familiar with reports of naturally occurring ball lightning, and I suspect this effect was something he discovered by accident while experimenting toward other goals. The odd flame having been extinguished as miraculously as it appeared. Like the ball of flame, this source-less illumination is another high frequency/high voltage AC effect.”
This and much more to come, so stay tuned, pardon the pun!
Insect Collection, "Kew Lab 2" 1979.
A fun recreation in the style of Nikola Tesla, John Iwaszko illuminating an 85W QL Fluorescent Induction Light source wirelessly with a 2.2MHz valve driven Tesla Coil. This is a natural photo.
2KW Nitrogen/Argon Gas Filled GLS Incandescent Light Source. These series of images are neither a double exposure, nor are they photoshopped, done in the similar way to what Tesla did, in a single exposure.
A 3W Neon Glow Light source illuminated wirlessly. The natural colour temperatures of the Light sources in these series of images illuminating the subject are self evident.
A Carbon filament Incandescent light source wirelessly powered by a receiving coil tunes to the resonant frequency of Tesla's Magnifying Transmitter" at Colorado Springs Lab in 1899.
John's kids demonstrating wireless power transmission in 2007.
John's single loop wireless receiver experiments in 2011, image shows single loop receiver tuned to the Tesla coil seen in the background. These experiments finally led to the development of the "Tesla Coil powered flying saucer" refer below.
8000V 500mA Monster Jacob's Ladder at Adam's "AurumSolis Enterprises Lab Reservoir 2013.John's "AurumSolis" Lab, Lighting a 240V 25W GLS Incandesent light source wirelessly via the CB AM radio band (27MHZ) using a dipole receiving coil soldered to the lamp-1995.
By the late 1980’s it was clear to AurumSolis that a chemical/gas cycle would maintain the single electrode’s composition that way it could be vaporised and be reformed cyclically. Many experiments such as the above, bottom left, show the difference between having a chemical cycle as opposed to not.