Siemens Stain is so often seen to be working for Ron that it is easy to forget that SS is a crackpot in his own right, and not a mere dogsbody. He is quite a big fish in the German-speaking perpetual-motion world. Here he is, presenting a scam device because the builder failed to turn up.
Fans will recognize the familiar lines of a Bedini gadget; you know, the one that has gulls feverishly duct-taping magnets to bicycle wheels at the Coeur d’Alene conferences. Bedini is now the sort of perpetual-motion inventor that we can truly appreciate: a dead one.
NB: the professor on the same page is demonstrating how to extract energy from gravity. Again we ask, how many perpetual-motion schemes does the world need? We also wonder, how on Earth did the Germans win the (economic) war? Oh yes … we had Laithwaite.