"The Liberator (sometimes called Disintegrator or Compound Disintegrator) is pure sympathetic concordance in perfect harmony. Any inharmonious or discordant sound will cause it to rotate." see more photos here
The device pictured above is one of Keely's original unsophisticated etheric generators. Today we might call this a plasma generator. His generator was not the same as his Liberator apparently a different device. They are not the same because we find both terms used in one sentence:
"After a succession of interesting but laborious experiments, he produced in March 1885, what he termed a liberator, which could be operated in conjunction with the generator, and was a vast stride in advance of anything accomplished hitherto." [Keelys Change of Base]
"With his Generator, which was invented for the purpose of multiplication of vibrations, he secured higher frequencies by disturbance of equilibrium of mediums of different specific gravities, air as one, water as the other." [VIBRATORY MULTIPLICATION]
"He has again reduced in size the instrument producing the force. From 1882 to 1884 the "Generator" was six feet long and corresponding wide and high, but failing to make the arrangement automatic upon which its mechanical usefulness depended, Keely found a new standard for research in an experiment often made by himself, but never before successful, which resulted in invention in 1885 of the "Liberator" not so large as a lady's small round worktable. He made astonishing progress with this beautiful piece of vibratory mechanism, so as to combine the production of the power, operation of the cannon, his engine and his disintegrator in a machine no larger than a dinner plate and only three or four inches in thickness. This was completed in 1886, up to which time his experiments were upon the principle of sympathetic vibration, for liberating a vapory or etheric product. His later experiments were another modification of vibratory sympathy, and the size of the instrument used now, 1888, for the same purposes is no larger than an old fashioned silver watch. A pressure of 30,000 lbs. to the square inch in raising of the lever, and all other operations, without one ounce of pressure in any part of the apparatus, are effected by the ether. The force is transmitted along a wire of platinum and silver. Keely has named this new modification "Negative Attraction." The two forms of force with which he has experimented and the attendant phenomena, are exactly antithetical. It is by changing the vibrations of the cosmic ether that Keely releases this energy. Dr. Dupuy, of New York, experimented along these lines for many years, but without success to the degree Keely had." [KEELYS SECRETS - 1888] [underline added]
"Keely's difficulties with his old generator of etheric force grew out of the fact, in part, that the vaporic power produced was so humid that he could not, in utilizing it, obtain its theoretical value in work. He has overcome this entirely [?] by dispensing with water and has attained a success beyond that which he originally anticipated when he abandoned his original line of experiment. (He was obliged to return soon to his former method, for he found a difficulty even more obstinate to contend with.)" [KEELYS SECRETS - 1888]
"The vapor produced from the Liberator was free of all humidity, of greater tenuity, giving perfect and high lines of action. Its plan was conceived during his desperate struggle to effect a simultaneous action between the molecular and atomic leads, necessary for continuation of energy release and was suggested by the saying "Nature works with dual force, but at rest she is a unit." [MECHANICAL INVENTIONS AND INSTRUMENTS]
Generator = Dynamo
"In electric lighting, the velocity of the dynamos accumulates only the harmonic current - by atomic and interatomic conflict - transferring one-two hundred thousandth (1/200,000) of the light that the dominant current would give, if it were possible to construct a device whereby it could be concentrated and dispersed." [Snell Manuscript]
"''A dynamo-electric machine is placed at any given spot; its object, being put in action, is to withdraw from the earth its neutral electricity, to decompose it into its two conditions and to collect, upon accumulators, the electricity thus separated. As soon as the accumulators are charged, the electricity is disposable; that is, our lamps can be lighted." [Vibratory Physics - The Connecting Link between Mind and Matter]
Etheric Force Identified as Dynaspheric Force
Keelys Etheric Generator or Liberator
Keelys Etheric Vapor
Ether Generator Producing High Pressures
Original Etheric Vapor Liberator
Pulsing Electric Thought-Waves
3.18 - Dispersed Etheric Substance
15.18 - Keelys Process for Liberating Ether from Water
"When Keely obtained continuity of motion (for a time) in his engine he thought that his last difficulty had been overcome: but, up to the present time, he has not succeeded in governing its speed nor in controlling reversions. He has, however, again reduced in size the instrument with which he produces the force. From 1882 to 1884 the "Generator" was a structure six feet long and correspondingly wide and high; but, failing in his attempt to make an automatic arrangement upon which its usefulness in mechanics depended, Keely found a new standard for research in an experiment often made by himself, but never before successful, which resulted in the production of a machine in 1885 which he named a "Liberator" - not so large as a lady's small round work-table. Continuing his labour of evolution Keely within one year made such astonishing progress, from experiments with this beautiful piece of vibratory mechanism, as to combine the production of the power, and the operation of his cannon, his engine and his disintegrator in a machine no larger than a dinner plate, and only three or four inches in thickness. This instrument was completed in 1886, up to which time his experiments had been conducted upon a principle of sympathetic vibration, for the purpose of liberating a vaporous or etheric product. His later experiments have been confined to another modification of vibratory sympathy; and the size of the instrument used now, '88, for the same purpose is no larger than an old-fashioned silver watch, such as we see in Museum collection. The raising of a lever with an apparent uplifting expansive force of between 20,000 and 30,000 pounds to the square inch, the running of the engine, the firing of the cannon, are conducted without one ounce of pressure in any part of the apparatus, and without the production or presence of what has been known as Keely's ether. The force is now transmitted along a wire (of platinum and silver), and when the lever is lowered there is no exhaustion, into the atmosphere of the room, of any up-lifting vapour, as was always the case when the ether was used in this experiment; nor is there any vapour impinging upon the piston under the lever to raise it.
"Keely has named this new modification of the one force in nature "Negative Attraction," which to the uninitiated does not suggest as much as it would had he called it "Negative Humbug." [The Key to the Problems. - Keelys Secrets]
"In the image of man" Keely constructed his liberator. Not literally, but, as his vibrophone (for collecting the waves of sound and making each wave distinct from the other in tone when the "wave plate" is struck after the sound has died away) is constructed after the human ear, so his liberator corresponds in its parts to the human head.
"To move suddenly a square inch of air at the velocity of his vibratory circuit, on full line of graduation and at a vibration only of 2,750,000 per second, would require a force at least of twenty-five times that of gunpowder, and at 21,000 lbs. per sq. inch it would be 525,000 lbs. per square inch. The finer the substance the greater the power and velocity under such vibrations.
"The vapor from the liberator, registered at 20,000 lbs. per square inch has a range of atomic motion of 1333 1/3 the diameter of the atmospheric molecule with constant rotary vibratory action. At 10,000 lbs., 666 2/3, at 5,000, 333 1/3, at 2500, 166 2/3, at 1250, 83 1/3, at 625, 41 2/3. The higher the range of atomic motion the greater its tenuity and pressure. The very evolution on the negative shows a vacuum of a much higher order than was ever produced before confounding all theory to analyze. The highest vacuum known is 17.999999, or not quite 30 inches, but Keely produced etheric vacuums repeatedly of 50 to 57 inches ranging down to 30 inches or 57 lbs. All operations of nature have for their sensitizing centers of introductory action, triple vacuum evolutions. These evolutions are centered in atomic triple revolutions, highly radiophonic in their character and thoroughly independent of all outside forces in their spheres of action. No conceivable power, however great, can break up their independent centers. These triple centers are the foundation of the universe, and mathematically considered, the respective and relative motion of these atomic triplets, gravitating to and revolving around each other, is about one and one-third of their circumference. The problem of this action, when analyzed mathematically, (taking it as the quadrature of the circle) would baffle mathematical science to bring it to a numerical equation. Every revolving body is impressed by nature with certain laws making it susceptible of the operation of force, which being applied, impels motion. These bodies never can approach nearer than a certain limit, nor farther than a certain point. They are, at some mean point, made perfectly equal, and may therefore be considered as one force and as one element. It matters not that other and disturbing forces exist outside or inside the space these bodies revolve in, because if this force must be considered as acting uniformly, applying itself to each of these bodies in a way to produce a perfect equation on all, it is as if this outside force were nonexisting.
"My right hand and arm were ... severely strained, but I have not been idle ... have been setting up a key to explain vibratory rotation. I have a plan for a device attached to the Liberator to show when the neutral center is free from its intensification while operating. In this way the dangerous influences will be avoided which present themselves on the extension of the vibratory waves that operate the gun. All introductory details of the present engine are as perfect as is possible for the first lead. It is in the form of a sphere, about thirty inches in diameter and weighs 800 lbs. Yesterday saw the pure, positive action of my new Liberator. Mr. Collier and his brother George were present and witnessed thirty expulsions, made by myself after which I had them produce the vapor, by imitating my manipulations which they were unable to do with the old generator. The last three weeks ... I have suffered from accidents, disappointments, etc. ... all things seemed to go wrong." Under another date he writes "...Am now preparing new features that are necessary as adjuncts to denote the true condition as regards safety in my different vibratory operations ... I had an accident to one of my registers this morning. It burst with a tremendous report, shaking things up in a lively way but no other damage was done beyond that to the register."
"The draughts are nearly completed for the compound vibratory engine ... the machine for continuous operation. The Liberator is as perfect as is possible, and if the outside adjuncts are in proper sympathy, my struggles will soon be at an end ... Could I have one wish gratified, I would ask to live long enough to be able to appreciate even but one etheric variation in planetary evolution."
"May 20th. "Yesterday was a day of trials and disappointments. After laboring six hours to set my safety process, the first operation of the Liberator tore the caps all to pieces. I replaced them with a set of duplicates and set the liberator down to the low octaves, when everything worked to a charm. Night was approaching ... I left the workshop to get something to eat, returning about eight o'clock to discover the cause of the sudden and most unexpected intensification. I followed up with great care the progressive lines until I reached the tenth octave, and then liberated a score of times, yet no variation on liberator. Next, I made an attachment to my safety arrangement and also to my strongest resonator, to experiment on vibratory rotation with my shell when, within two minutes, it attained a frightful velocity then I suddenly retracted to the negative, bringing the velocity down from about 1500 per minute to 150. The operation lasted sixty-four minutes, when a second intensification took place, demolishing two safety shells and one vibratory indicator. I was perfectly dumb-founded and unable to account for such a phenomenon. After an hour's reflection, I set up a new position on the resonating wave plates in the forty resonating circuit on the base of the liberator, and got a result which for uniformity surpassed all experiments I have ever made. I believe I have ... shall be able to ... obtain continuity of action with perfect rotation." (1) (Keely)
"August 5th. "I have met with an accident to the Liberator. I was experimenting on the third order of intensification, when the rotation on the circuit was thrown down in the compound resonating chamber, which by the instantaneous multiplication of the volume induced thereby, caused an explosion bursting the metal casing which enclosed the forty resonators, completely dismantling the Liberator. The shock took my senses from me for a few moments, but I was not even scratched this time. A part of the wall was torn away and resonators and vibrators were thrown all over the room. The neighborhood was quite lively but I quieted all fears by telling them ... I was only experimenting. I allowed everything to remain until Dr. Woods and Mr. Collier had seen the effect of the explosion.
"The orders of intensification for accelerating dissociation would not be understood by any explanations that could be made, if unaccompanied by the demonstrations witnessed by the late Prof. Leidy, Dr. Brinton and others.
"When the ether flows from the tube, its negative center presents molecular subdivision, carrying interstitially (or between its molecules) the lowest order of liberated ozone. This is the first order of ozone and is wonderfully refreshing and vitalizing to those who breathe it. The second order, or atomic separation, releases a much higher grade of ozone in fact, too pure for inhalation, as it produces insensibility. The third order, or etheric, is the one that has been (though attended with much danger to the operator) utilized by Keely in his carbon register to produce the circuit of high vibration that breaks up the molecular magnetism which is recognized as cohesion. The acceleration of these orders is governed by the introductory impulse on a certain combination of vibratory chords, arranged for this purpose in the instrument, with which Keely dissociates the elements of water, and which he calls a Liberator.
"In atomic separation, two forks one of 620 and one of 630 per second, setting the chords on the second octave.
"In the etheric three forks one of 620, one of 630 and one of 12,000, setting the chords on the third octave.
"The work on the vibratory engine is progressing ... The safety arrangements which I am having attached to my liberator will greatly improve it. Its operation will now be conducted with a gum bulb instead of a violin bow, - the pressure of which gives the introductory chord of impulse that vitalizes the whole machine. The chords will all be set in progressive sympathy from the first octave to the fortieth..."
"December 17, 1885. "The setting up of the circles for computing the different lines of etheric chords, in setting the vibratory conditions for continuity requires costly study. I feel convinced that ... perfect solution ... will follow when this ... has been completed ... I find my chief trouble in chording up the masses of the different parts composing the negative centers. The negative center is included in the one-third volume of shell or sphere, starting from the neutral axis or point of suspension. This point of suspension only becomes perfect when the rotation is established on the sphere. One hundred revolutions per minute is all the velocity required to neutralize the gravity of the central third with the velocity of the vibratory circuit at one hundred thousand per second ... The month of January (1886) ought to find all completed ready for sympathetic graduation..."
Norman Lockyer ... "One feels as if dealing with something (molecules) that is more like a mental than a physical attribute ... a sort of expression of free will on the part of the molecules." Herein lies one of the secrets of Mr. Keely's ... "compound secret." Again "The law which connects radiation with absorption, and at once enables us to read the riddle set by the sun and stars is then, simply the law of sympathetic vibration." This is the cornerstone of Mr. Keely's philosophy and his discovery." Snell Manuscript
Etheric Liberator used with Atlin the Musical Dynasphere
Figure 13.02b - Liberator or Ether Vivifier
Keelys Mechanical Inventions and Instruments
Keelys Three Systems
Original Etheric Vapor Liberator
Part 15 - Dissociating Water
The Key to the Problems. - Keelys Secrets
15.21 - Water Dissociation Demonstration