“Please allow me to share this rare
Polaroid photo of the actual “Zero Fuel Engine System,” aka “Cold Heat Engine
System,” taken by my father at the property at Merton Street in Toronto, Canada
on the day of the “Merton Street Incident.”
At some time in the future,
when you have expressed an interest in this “Incident” I’ll share the
blow-by-blow interplays that episode with you. This episode is a Movie in
I arrived there (at the Merton Street location ) at about 2 PM,
and witnessed the Toronto Hydro
Supervisor, red-faced and angry, sending for a huge flat-bed truck and a Work
Crew, who arrived and confronted my father, Ieuan Thomas and Gordon Reilly and
six other Designex Senior Scientists, before removing the Hydro Power Meter,
Fuse Box and All Toronto Hydro Wiring into and out of that Building, in a futile
attempt to shut-off all “electricity” and “Electricity Use Inside the Building,”
which did not happen.
The lights, radio, refrigerator and other electric
appliances kept right on working, and this enraged the Toronto Hydro Supervisor
because Dr. “Bert” England and Ian Taws were making jokes about their inability
to “Shut Off The Electricity” and told them all that this “Machine” was the
equivalent of a small “Niagara Falls” Power Source.
several hours for the Toronto Hydro to
Cut Down the new Concrete Hydro Utility Pole and remove all the wiring and
Toronto Hydro Apparatus from that building, and it was getting dark as that Flat
Bed Truck drove away with the Concrete Pole and everything else which had
connected the Toronto Hydro Power Source to the Building on Merton Street. This
was “Street Theatre” worthy of a Movie with Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Tom
Cruise and Clint Eastwood.
At that time, Ontario Premier Bill Davis was
the Premier Of Ontario, and Gordon Reilly’s younger brother was the Minister of
Commerce in the Conservative Cabinet of Ontario Premier Bill Davis. It was quite
a “Power Conflict.” Gordon Reilly was a Multi-Millionaire Real Estate Developer
who was also a Member of the Granite Club.
The Toronto Hydro had
responded to a complaint from the National Cash Register Corporation which was
located several long blocks east of the “Subject Building” which was located on
the South side of Merton Street while the National Cash Register Offices were on
the North Side of Merton Street.
The complaints were based on “static
electricity shocks” received by several of the women students who were attending
Classes on how to “Operate Cash Registers.”
We all felt very
sympathetic. Even Dr. “Bert” England had no idea about how to control these
unexpected consequences, or even be sure that these electric phenomena were
connected to his conjuring up “Negative Radiant Energy” via this Machine
Apparatus you see here in this photo.
They (the men from Designex ) had
removed the Furnace ( it was August ) and installed the machine where the
furnace had been, under the chimney.”
—Sgd: William Doyle
was the exclusive
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In a wide-ranging 1973 interview with
the late Chief Engineer Ieuan Thomas, this DVD tells the story of the
development of this device. Designex Inc. were a leading aerospace design
firm in Toronto at the time.