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Device for affecting the
growth or properties of organic or mineral bodies
Inventor: ROBERT ANFOSSO
-- A device said
to stimulate plants, or animal or mineral bodies, comprises one or
more arcuate or bent member 3 of an electrically conductive
material supported on an electrically insulating member 2 of
ebonite or a synthetic plastics material. An animal or mineral
body being treated may be positioned on an earthed plate. The
effect is said to be improved if the member 3 is directed to the
The present invention relates to a device for affecting the growth
or properties of organic or mineral bodies and more particularly
for stimulating the growth of plants.
From one aspect, the invention consists in a device for affecting
the growth or properties of an organic or mineral body comprising
a support of electrically insulating material carrying at least
one arcuate or open hoop-like member of electrically conducting
material having a substantial gap between the ends of said member
and being intended to extend around a body or bodies when in use.
The invention also consists in a device for stimulating the growth
of plants comprising a support of electrically insulating material
and at least one arcuate or open hoop-like member of electrically
conducting material carried by the support and extending in a
plane substantially normal to said support, said at least one
member having a substantial gap between the ends of said member,
and being intended to extend around a plant or plants when in use.
The device may comprise a plurality of said members arranged one
above the other on the support. Preferably the gap between the
ends of the or each member is of a width equal to at least one
quarter of the length of the member.
Means may be provided for earthing an organic body surrounded by
the arcuate or open hoop-like member or members, if the body is
not already connected to earth.
The effects obtained by means of the device according to the
invention, can be applied to bodies of three types: animal,
vegetable and mineral, and can be shown to stimulate the physical,
chemical, biochemical or other types of properties of the bodies
Numerous experiments have shown, for example, a more rapid growth
of the plants, a therapeutic action on animals and man, and a
temporary or permanent modification of the properties and/or
relationships of certain mineral bodies submitted to the effects
of the apparatus according to the invention.
The invention will now be further described, by way of example,
with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which Figures 1 to
4 all show perspective views of embodiments of devices according
to the invention.
Referring to Figure 1, there is shown an embodiment of the device
applied to stimulate the growth of a plant. A vertical support 2
comprising a rod made of any type of electrically non-conducting
material, such as ebonite, Bakelite (Trade Mark) or other plastics
material is driven into the ground 1. This support carries a
horizontally disposed arcuate member 3 made of metal, for example
of copper. The plant 4, surrounded by and submitted to the field
of the arcuate member, has its properties and its growth
The arrow A, corresponding to the direction of the gap or opening
between the ends of the arcuate member, indicates the direction of
the East, or another direction previously determined as preferred;
for example as a result of previous experiments on sample plants.
As shown in Figure 2, the device may comprise a group of several
parallel arcuate members 3 arranged one above the other on the
If it is a question of the treatment of a body, which, contrary to
the plants of the above examples, is not itself connected to the
earth; the body can be connected to earth by employing, for
example, the arrangement of Figure 3, where the support 2 is
mounted on an insulating plate 5. The body to be treated 6, which
may be animal or mineral, is disposed within the arms of the
arcuate member 3 on a conducting metal plate 7, connected to earth
1 by means of the conducting wire 8.
Figure 4 shows an embodiment wherein the member 3 has a different
shape and forms an open hook-like member.
In all of the above described embodiments, it will be seen from
the drawings that the gap between the open ends of the member or
members 3 is of a width equal to at least about one quarter of the
length of the member.