Summary : Odic Activity
Electricity is not only a force, but a substance; Amperage is
the substance ( infinitely small eddies of force ), and Voltage
is the speed.
The Odic Ray changes the weight of metal... explodes hard
clay... makes rock transparent... penetrates lead to take
photographs... application to metal renders it permanently
cold... decomposes water to H & O...
There are 3 phases in all forces: Dominant Third, Negative, and
Dominant or Solar at definite distances apart in speed. Their
relationship is 3:6:9.
All forces actually are two forces in one : rectilinear and
The rotational force can be broken and released. This is called
The rate of Odic Activity can be changed, its polarity can be
reversed, and the direction of its discharge can be controlled.
The only difference between one ray and another is in speed, and
possibly in polarity or character. The Odic Ray can be altered
to duplicate any known rays or rate of force known, such as
light, X-rays, UV rays, etc.
Physical weight depends on the speed of rotation of substance
particles, which resists the force of gravity. The Odic Ray can
reduce or increase the speed of substance rotation, thus
decreasing or increasing its weight reversibly. Thus the weight
of objects depends upon atomic forces, not physical properties.
The methods used by Ernst W. Keely would seem to apply here.
Nikola Tesla also praised the 3:6:9 ratio...
Radio-Journal, Vol. 2, p. 240 ( May 1923 )
The Odic Ray, Its Origin and Nature
"Triune Brotherhood Project and Its Message To You : The Triune
Brotherhood and How it Is Proposed to Use a Rediscovered Ancient
Process Known as the Odic Ray To Establish a Great Movement for
the Uplift of Mankind - by Edgar L Hollingshead (Author)"
Publisher: Self Published (1931)
Popular Science ( March 1922 )
Are X-Rays Outclassed by Powerful New
DISCOVERY of “odic rays” of high penetration produced simply by
the electric current drawn from an ordinary light socket, and yet
with the curative and medicinal value of X-rays, is claimed by Dr.
Edgar L. Hollingshead, of Pasadena, Calif.
With simple, inexpensive apparatus he is reported to have passed
rays through 11-1/2 inches of lead and 4-1/2 inches of steel, at
such strength as to sear dental X-ray films encased in tinfoil.
Such an achievement appears impossible; yet X-rays seemed equally
impossible when Rontgen first announced their discovery. Doctor
Hollingshead’s claims are based on tests made in the presence of
eyewitnesses who selected at random the films exposed to the rays,
retained the duplicates, and developed the two simultaneously in
the presence of an unprejudiced committee. After exposure, these
films were found to be perceptibly darkened.
Doctor Hollingshead declares that the rays produced try his
apparatus are of greater intensity and penetration than any
previously known to science. The rate of vibration of the “odic
rays” can be controlled by the operator, it is asserted. If these
claims are substantiated, the value of the discovery to the world
will be enormous. The medical profession will have an unlimited
supply of curative rays. The X-ray diagnosis can be utilized by
every doctor in the country, since the apparatus can readily be
carried from house to house. The doctor has given a partial
explanation of his ray.
He has found, he says, that electricity is not simply a force, but
a substance. Amperage, he adds, is the substance part of
electricity and voltage the speed. Like any other substance,
electricity is composed of vibrating molecules, atoms, electrons,
and other infinitesimal units, and the form that the substance
takes is due to the rates of atomic speed.
The only differences between one ray of light and another are in
wave lengths or vibration, speed of discharge, and polarity.
Assuming that electricity is like water flowing through a pipe,
and that its voltage is the speed with which it travels, he first
intensifies its atomic speed, then he breaks it up, releasing a
force or ray of great speed and power.
Engineering and Mining Journal, Volume 112
Lighter Than Air
A discovery so marvelous that it makes Peruna look like a soft
drink has been reported from Seattle. it is that of the so-called
"odic-activity ray" and is credited to Prof. Edgar L.
Hollingshead, if we may believe all that we read. The principle of
the thing is ridiculously simple. This ray makes heavy things
light, to as great a degree as any one may wish. The idea is not
exactly new, as more than one Jules Verne has conceived of a force
that would counter and then overcome that of gravitation. it is
predicted that steel vessels of the air will this be made as light
as bubbles. Imagine Dempsey and Carpenter each with a chunk of
this ray in his shoes. It would be better than fighting on the
moon. Then again, talking of fighting, the ray would make
newlyweds' biscuits lighter than seafoam, and lastly, flotation
would be backed off the map. Where would Minerals Separation be
then, poor thing!
Ernest Jack Stevens : Vibrations, their
principles; light and colors, their uses
The odic-activity ray, more powerful than the X-ray
or the) radium ray, is to completely conquer the air.
The giant sky liner, safe as any conveyance ever perfected, equal
in luxury and comfort to the palatial greyhounds of the ocean
lanes, is a posiibilty and probability of the near future.
These were the announcements made by Prof. Edgar L. Hollingshead,
scientist of Pasadena, in an exclusive interview in May, 1921.
For, he declares, this powerful ray will make metals so light that
a huge steel sky ship would become light as a bubble.
Not only this, but the odic-activity ray, Prof. Hollingshead
claims, will take the place of radium, valued at $120,000 a gram,
and revolutionize the scientific world in the treatment of certain
And the cost of Lightening metals, of using the rays for medical
purposes, is so minute as to be almost negligible.
The odic-activity ray, according to Prof. Hollingshead, so far has
successfully changed the weight of metal over 100 times in as many
tests; it has caused hard clay to explode the instant the ray
touched it; rock, opaque to the eye, has been made transparent and
by means of the ray, an actual photograph has been taken through a
solid sheet of lead. One application of the ray on metal has
caused it to become permanently cold beyond the possibility of
ever becoming heated. And it has instantly changed water into its
primary gases hydrogen and oxygen.
Syracuse ( NJ ) Journal ( January 3, 1922 )
Missile From This Gun Laughs At
An instrument which,it is claimed, shoots an ivisible projectile
more disruptive than any known explosive has made Edgar L.
Hollingshead and his "Ray Gun" an object of international
The missile is the so-called Odic Activity Ray which Hollingshead
asserts he has been able to focus and direct with astonishing
results. it is capable, he says, of disturbing the fundamental
physical organization of our known universe, and may be employed
in a commercial or military way.
What It Will Do
Although still in the experimental phase, the "Ray Gun" to the
satisfaction of Hollingshead and his associates, has demonstrated
The weight of any base metal may be instantly changed by being
subjected to the Odic-Activity Ray.
Ordinary rock can be made transparent.
Mater can be made to disintegrate without explosion, vanishing
without ash, smoke or residue.
Water may be instantly transformed into its component elements.
A piece of metal may be given more lifting power than any gas
without losing its tensile strength.
Nature's so-called immutable laws can be broken down by changing
the atomic speed of matter.
Hollingshead, for 15 years a physicist, says of his theories and
experiments with the Odic-Activity Ray:
"Ten years ago I came to the conclusion that matter did not depend
upon physical prperties for its weight, but that weight is
determined by the atomic speed of matter.
"It is accepted as fact that matter is an aggregation of
molecules. Now, molecules are eddies of force, traveling in
circular progression. These in turn are formed of still tinier
particles similarly in motion, called atomic speed. Atoms are
composed of electrons and ions, which have been split up and found
to be composed of still smaller particles.
"I concluded, therefore, that there is no such thing as a solid,
but that what we call a solid is in reality a seething mass of
"The only way in which force can manifest itself is through
resistance to other force, principally gravity -- which we call
"Gravitation is force coming from the sun; the
negative,levitation, is force returned from earth to sun. The
weight of an object is the degree of resistance matter imposes in
the path of these two forces, and the degree of resistance in turn
is dependent upon the speed of the circular eddies of force of
which matter is composed.
"My experiments have been to find a way of generating force that
would alter the speed of these whirls called matter so that i
could change its degree of resistance to either gravitation or
levitation and thus its weight. the result is the Odic Activity
Ray which I have generated and which has greater possibilities
than any other ray known.
The Odic Activity Ray will affect a photographic plate or
disintegrate matter, depending upon the wave length, which can be
altered -- all rays known to man being between these two extremes.
It can be directed and focused, something which has not been done
"It has been generated to penetrate 16 inches of metal, and yet
not harm the hand that encircles it.
"The main aim of our experiments was to change the wright of
metal, and this I have done to my satisfaction, if not yet
publicly. We have decreased the weight of aluminum, for instance,
20 per cent; then made it heavier than normal. And every base
metal has responded to some degree, the change being instantaneous
and permanent until again treated."
Armature for Dynamos
( 2-4-1913 )
Edgar L. Hollingshead
My invention relates to improvements in Armatures for Dynamo
Electric Machines of which the following is a specification.
Its object is to provide an armature core that will act upon the
lines of the magnetic field in which the core rotates in such a
manner as to reduce the tendency of sparking at the commutator
when working under overload and to allow the reversal of
motor machines without the imterposition of the starting box
between the power line and the machine.
My construction reduces the heating effect in the armature core
and the result of danger of burning out the insulation of
In the drawings with which I have illustrated my device and which
form part of this specification,
Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a motor equipped with my form
Fig. 2 is an elevation illustrating the commutators on the
Fig. 3 is a sectional view of the armature;
Fig. 4 is an end view of the core commutator on the
armature showing the brush connection, and
Fig. 1.5 is a sectional view of an alternative construction
of my armature in which the core commutator is combined with the
regular commutator of the armature.
In the above drawings I have illustrated a motor having an
armature A journaled in a frame B to which are connected
electromagnetic poles C.
The frame B may be of any ordinary construction but is preferably
formed of a series of sections or parts joined together to make up
magnetic conductors in the magnetic circuits of the machine. Top
and bottom parts 2 and 3 are connected to the parts 4 and 5 to
which are attached brackets 6 forming journal supports for the
shaft 7 of the armature. The parts B and 3 are preferably made up
of soft magnetic permeable iron while the sides 4 and 5 are made
up of hard impermeable iron. The poles C are formed with a soft
iron core 8, a hard iron tip 9 and windings 10 of electric
conductors suitably connected with the electrical circuits of the
machine to produce a magnetic field in which the armature A
revolves. A detailed description of this construction of frame
which is supplemental in its effects to the construction of
armature which I am about to disclose, and which has alternately
hard and soft material in its magnetic field, may be found in my
companion application for improvements in Dynamo Electric Machines
filed April 29, 1912 and bearing serial number 170,344.
The armature A has an armature core D formed on the shaft 7 and
made up of laminae 11 of soft iron or other magnetically permeable
material which may be circular in shape or of any desirable form.
The series of laminae 11 along the shaft 7 is divided into groups
which are insulated from each other and from the shaft by suitable
insulation 12. The laminae of the core are confined upon the shaft
7 by collar plate 13 in the usual manner and the outer electric
conductors or winding of the armature may be applied to the core
in the usual way depending upon the form and purpose of the
A commutator E is provided at one end of the armature to which the
electrical conductors are connected in the ordinary way and a
second commutator F is formed at the opposite end of the
armature being similar in structure to the groups of laminae in
the armature core. The commutator F is made up of segments 14
separated by insulation in the usual manner and has alternate
segments about the commutator connected as indicated
diagramatically in Fig. 4 by conductors 15 and 16. Brushed 17 are
mounted on the frame to rest in contact with the commutator F and
are connected by conductors 18 with the electric power circuit of
the machine. Segments 14 of the commutator F are connected with
the armature core by means of conductors 19 and 20 which extend
through holes 21 formed in the laminae of the core. The conductors
19 and 20 are insulated throughout their length and have terminals
22 and 23 directly connected with the laminae 11 in alternate
groups of laminae as illustrated in Figs. 4 and 5.
The connection of the alternate groups of laminae through the
terminals 22 and 23 and the conductors 19 and 20 with the segments
of the commutator F brings them into electrical connection with
opposite sides of the power line in any one position of the
commutator under the brushes 17. The insulation between the groups
of laminae in the core together with this connection to the
electrical conductors causes the groups of laminae in the core to
act as condensers. As the armature A carrying the commutator F
with it rotates under the brushes 17 the direction of current the
energy of which is impressed upon each group of laminae in the
core is reversed as each of the brushes 17 comes in contact with
the succeeding commutator segment. By this means there is set up
in the core of the armature A an alternating condenser action
having a rapidity of alternation depending upon the number of
commutator segments in the commutator F which through its effect
upon the impressed electromotive force prevents sparking at the
commutator E and prevents heating of the armature core under heavy
overloading or sudden reversal of current in the armature
In Fig.5 I have shown an alternative construction of my armature
in which the core D is made up in a manner identical with that
described above and conductors 19 and 20 connected alternatively
to the groups of laminae making up the core in the manner
described but instead of being connected with the alternate
segments of a commutator G which is otherwise similar in function
and design to the commutator E shown in Fig. 3. By means of a
structure similar to that diagramatically shown in Fig. 4, in
which the alternate segments of the commutator G are connected by
the conductors 15 and 16 and the conductors 19 and 20 are each
connected to one of these series of alternate segments,
alternating condenser action in the groups of laminae of the core
The action set up in the armature core is identical in the two
forms of device shown, in the alternative form of construction
being less effective. The amount of copper in the windings
employed is greater than that in the other machines now in general
use of the same power and speed...
( 2-4-1913 )
My invention relates to improvements in dynamo electric machines
and its object is to provide a motor or generator frame which will
prevent the excessive heating of the metal in the magnetic circuit
of the machine and the attendant liability to burn out the
insulation on contiguous electrical conductors and also to prevent
the burning out of the armature and arcing of the commutator when
machines are run under heavy overload or the currnet is reversed
suddenly in the armature.
By means of my invention I am enabled to overload motors and
generators without the usual danger of heating and burning out and
am enabled to reverse the direction of rotation of the motor
either with or without load by reversing the terminal connections
and without interpositioning of resistances such as are commonly
necesssary in starting boxes for motors.
In the drawings with which I have illustrated my invention and
which forms part of this specification,
Fig. 1 is a side elevation of an electric machine showing my
novel construction of magnetic circuits and
Fig. 2 is an end elevation.
In the above drawings I have illustrated a motor having an
armature A rotating within frame B in which it is journaled. The
frame B carries electromagnetic poles C disposed about the
armature to induce a magnetic field in which the armature rotates.
The poles C are provided with electric windings 2 which are
connected with the main circuits of the machine in the usual
The frame B which I have illustrated is made up of top and bottom
side parts 3 and 4 formed of soft wrought iron or other material
having a high magnetic permeability. Side parts 5 and 6 are
connected to the parts 3 and 4 by suitable bolts 7. The sides 5
and 6 are formed of hard cast iron or other suitable material
having a low magnetic permeability. Bracket pieces 8 are formed
with bearings 10 in which the shaft 11 of the armature is
The magnetic poles C are formed with tips 12 fastened to cores 13,
the cores and pole tips being attached to the respective sides 3,
4, 5, and 6 on the frame B by means of suitable bolts 14. The pole
tips 12 are composed of hard cast iron or other suitable material
having a low magnetic permeability and are shaped to the periphery
of the armature in the usual manner. The cores 13 are composed of
soft wrought iron or other suitable material having a high
magnetic permeability and are surrounded by the windings 2 adapted
to induce electromagnetic action in the magnetic circuits of the
machine. The armature A is of ordinary construction having a
commutator 15 to which are fitted brushes 16 connected with
terminals 17 of the machine. The material of the armature core is
a soft iron of high magnetic permeability. It will be noted that
the magnetic circuits induced in my motor during its operation by
the application of electric current at the terminals 17 are made
up of magnetic conductors having alternately high and low
permeability. The magnetic lines, arising in the core 13 in the
upper pole C which is connected with the side 3 of the frame B,
pass through the pole tip 12 of hard iron, thence successively
through the soft iron cor3e of the armature, the hard iron pole
tip 12 connected with the side 5 or 6, the soft iron core 13 of
the pole, the hard iron of the sides 5 and 6, the soft iron of the
top side 3 and to the soft material of the core 13 where the lines
originated. The other magnetic circuits in the machine are
similarly made up and during the operation of the motor produce an
action in the material of the circuits which prevents the heating
and other obnoxious phenomena observed in motors of ordinary
The number of alternations of material of high and low
permeability in the magnetic circuits may be increased as desired,
the structure described being merely illustrative. The form of the
parts of the magnetic circuit may also be changed and may not
necessarily constitute the motor frame, the essential feature of
my construction being the alternately high and low permeability of
the magnetic circuits of the machine.
The operation of my device does not differ from that of an
ordinary electric machine except that it is unnecessary to have a
starting box or rheostat in connection with motors to use in
starting and reversing them.
The advantages of a structure producing the practical results
described above is obvious and in a commercial machine the
structure of which has been described I have secured all of these
results permitting the stopping and starting of the machine under
full load and its instant reversal without sparking at the
commutator by reversing the direction of current at the terminals.
No extra copper is used to produce these results over that in
Water may be thrown on the commutator while the machine is working
under load without burning out the armature and the working of the
machine under heavy overload does not overheat the coils and burn
the insulation thereon, nor does it overheat any material in the
magnetic circuit or circuits.
In practice I have found the proportions of one part or soft iron
to one and four tenths parts of hard iron to produce very
satisfactory results in the motor frame constructed in accordance
with my invention...
( 4-9-09 )
My invention relates to improvements in electric motors of the
induction type whose rotor is entirely free from winding,
insulated bars, or electrical fittings of any kind, the primary
object being the production of a motor of maximum efficiency and
simplicity and which is free from commutators, collector rings and
To these ends my invention comprises the features of construction
and combination of parts hereinafter more particularly described
In the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification,
Figure 1 is a longitudinal section of my invention, part of the
structure being shown in full elevation;
Fig. 2 is a section taken on the line X-X,
Fig. 3 is a diagrammatic view showing the plan of wiring
and operation of my invention, and
Fig. 4 and 5 are end views of details of the construction
contained in Fig. 3.
In the drawings A indicates a stationary field magnet and B a
rotor. The field magnet consists of a coil of soft iron wire or a
circular piece or band of iron or other suitable material which
acts as a core 2 with insulated wire 3 wound on said core for
magnetizing the same. The field magnet consisting of said core and
coil of insulated wire wound around said core is supported by a
spider C, said spider consisting of a disk or plate 4 integral
with a hub 5 and having a plurality of openings 6 evenly
distributed about the axis of the spider and in which set bolts 7
are screwed outwardly through the peripheral portion of the disk.
Positioned between the periphery of the disk and the inner surface
of the insulated coil 3 on the core are a plurality of segmental
buffers 8 made of fiber or other insulating or suitable material
having inner recesses such as 9 in which the outer ends of the
bolts 7 engage the segments or buffers and hold them pressed
tightly against the coil 3, thus holding the field magnet in
stationary position concentric with the axis of the spider.
D indicates a suitable base frame having two bearing standards 10
and 11 in the upper ends of which are seated journal boxes 12 in
which a shaft E is freely journaled. The portion of the standard
10 containing one of the journal boxes is formed with an inwardly
extending sleeve 13 arranged coaxially with said shaft and upon
the inner end of which the hub 5 is fitted and secured rigidly by
the set bolt 14. Thus the field magnet remains stationary with the
shaft E disposed co-axially therewith and free to revolve.
The rotor B is the form of a circular plate or body 15 formed with
a hub 16 secured to the shaft E by a set bolt 17 and with a
circular endless sleeve 18 substantially incasing or encompassing
the field magnet. Said sleeve is split and made in two parts 19
and 20 formed with flanges 21 on the outer portions bolted
together and with a space or gap 22 on the inner portion admitting
the disk 4 of the spider freely and without contact. Preferably
the rotor is made out of aluminum whereby or other suitable
non-magnetic material when desired. The shaft projects from one of
the standards sufficiently to receive and support a drive pulley
or coupling not illustrated, by which a drive pulley or coupling
not illustrated, by which a driven element can be connected to
transmit power. By means of the construction described the rotor
is adapted to revolve entirely outside of the field magnet, to
confine and take advantage of all the lines of force produced by
the magnetic circuit. The field magnet of the magnet of the motor
is wound in a coil and may be divided into six or any number of
sections such as is illustrated in Fig. 2 when desired.
In the diagram one method of operating my improved motor is
illustrated by the use of an armature of a synchronous rotary
converter provided with a three wire circuit, but the method may
be varied to suit various conditions as desired without departing
from the spirit of my invention.
In operation ( see Fig. 3 ), for illustration, a motor having
armature F is operated in the usual manner, being supplied with
direct current from an ordinary line circuit. There are three lead
wires 40, 41 and 42 connected to the commutator 23 at points
equi-distant from each other around its periphery. Each lead
therefore obtains an alternating current or impulse wave
continuously changing its polarity. At any one position of the
commutator, two of the leads are taking a current of one polarity,
while the third lead is taking current of the opposite polarity,
and this condition is changed three in each revolution of the
commutator. The current resulting is three phase of long wave
In the field magnet B of the motor the current is fed for
illustration through lead 43 into a section of coil 3 wound left
handed creating a magnetic flux, in that part of the core and then
crosses over and acts in a similar manner in an oppositely
disposed section 26 of the winding, each terminal section of the
field section being wound in a direction opposite to that of the
leading section, 25 indicating one of the connections between a
pair of the sections of winding. The terminal or lead 27 of
section 26 connects with the collector ring 28 while to terminal
or lead 43 connects with collector ring 31, thus completing the
circuit back to the commutator. The coils as stated are duplicated
and connected with the collector ring 29, and the action described
thus takes place three times in the field windings during each
revolution of the armature F. As a result there are three pairs of
sections of field windings and three changes of polarity in the
current produced in each revolution of the armature A, there are
therefore nine distinct changes in the intensity and polarity of
the impulse waves of current continually following each other in
sequence in the field windings 3 of the motor.
The direction of motion of the rotor B is in accordance with the
manner in which the coils in the field are connected. Reversing
the connections causes the rotor to revolve in an opposite
From the foregoing it would appear that an induced lagging current
is set up in the rotor with a slight lag in phase within the
aluminum or other electrically conductive rotor surrounding the
winding upon a proper core, producing an appreciable torque.
The rotor in revolving is substantially noiseless due to the
omission of brushes, collector rings and commutators and the
winding is protected by the rotor so that there is no danger of
the insulation becoming broken or damaged. The field magnet can
also be easily adjusted by the set bolts 7, so that it centers
accurately within the incasement of the rotor, Heating of the
parts is also reduced to a minimum...