You can measure life-force in an apple, so why shouldn't you run a motor off it? (I couldn't find a picture of an orgone motor so this'll have to do, sorry! There was a film in existence of the original devices which I have the journal references see my Lit Review Number 375 or Journal of Orgonomy V11 N1 1977 pp28). http://leonsouthgate.com/reich-biblio.html
I have since writing this found a film available on the net which shows working orgone motors at just past 18.30 minutes. Its a good general introductory film to orgonomy as well. https://archive.org/details/wilhelm_reich
I've noticed for some time now how most of the breakthrough energy/devices that are documented, work on the same, or similar principles. Although everyone seems to have a different theory for why they work, for me it all seems to boil down to tapping into the life-force. This makes me think that of the increasing number coming forward with claims of motor substantiation, that many may well be functional. The principle with all of them appears to be that a conventional power source builds a momentum and then the engine is switched to an 'ambient' source which then runs the engine without friction or heat and without more conventional 'energy' input needed. These devices are all taping into the life-force/energy field that exists below the world of matter I believe. That is perhaps why they behave similarly. Incidentally, Reich built a number of orgone motors and one may have gone to the USSR with a colleague of Reich's who disappeared (someone nicked it, but it could of been anyone I guess). Reich never disclosed the 'Y Factor' component of the orgone motor but I feel it might be related to the tauroidal shape function that has been mentioned in relation to these types of devices...
Breakthrough energy is the term used these days, here's one place to start researching it...http://globalbem.com
James Demeo has summarised the main information we have on the orgone motor in an article in Pulse of the Planet Journal Number 5 http://www.orgonelab.org/cart/xpulse.htm
The Correa's claimed to have reproduced the orgone motor in the late 1990s/early century but after initial enthusiasm failed to demonstrate it to Dr Demeo's satisfaction. I personally do not know enough about it to comment either way. Here is their website: http://www.aetherometry.com/
The following quotations are from my Reich Literature Review and represent what we know for sure about the Reich motor (A Cross-indexed Synopsis of the Main Post-Reich Journals from 1957). http://leonsouthgate.com/reich-biblio.html .The numbers refer to the Review Entry and the page number of the quoted article. See here for links to the full work:
Reich felt that due to reasons of national security some of his evidence could not be divulged to court (this is felt to relate at least partly to the orgone motor). He hinted that his assistant William Washington had disappeared probably to the USSR with two of Reich’s orgone motors.
Reference to Vacor Tubes and the (undisclosed) Y Function in Reich’s court appeal. The information regarding the orgone motor in the appeal document is summarised as follows:
‘The motor forces were discovered through observing an orgone charged Geiger Muller counter, a number of orgone charged vacuum tubes are used, speed can be regulated and depends partly on the number of vacuum tubes, weather and the undisclosed ‘Y Function’.
The motor force can be transmitted through an activated electronic amplifier. A 32 scaler Geiger
Muller counter registered 200,000 impulses per minute during its use. (as witnessed by Dr Blasband).
Reference to Mills and Orgone Motor (Peter Mills, an attorney had signed an affidavit regarding
Reich’s orgone motor. Mills was later coerced into prosecuting Reich in a strange legal choice of the
Reich said that the Cloudbuster and the Spacegun are like twin brothers to the Orgone motor. The
Orgone motor is the Common Functioning Principle of the two devices.
(Space-gun is a cloud-buster with some 'de-naturalised' orgone-treated radioactive material used to
ground it. This material is called ORUR (ORgone URanium). It can be dangerous to produce.
Reich explains how the orgone motor’s functioning was arrived at through a years’ work simplifying the orgone reaction of the Gieger-Muller (GM) counter (changes in background count at the GM counter when orgone charged). It was a continual process of discarding extraneous aspects not adding unneeded ones like simply increasing voltages. (A Geiger Muller counts radioactive ‘pips’ giving the radioactive background levels of an environment).
William Washington-July-August, 1949. Was being paid $100 monthly to investigate the orgone motor whilst at Harvard. He is said to have disappeared with 2 motors. He spoke to Reich and Sharaf on phone but was vague in manner but claimed he had been abducted into custody. FBI never replied to missing report. He was never found.
Film of orgone motor. 25v electric motor ran on 1/2v electricity, noiseless, fast, sudden changes in
direction, affected by weather. (Reich first discovered motor function through observing the reaction of Geiger Muller counter to orgone energy).
Vacor tubes x5 set up in series connected to a small ORAC and transformer all of which were connected to a 25v motor. Vacor tubes are vacuum tubes soaked in orgone for 6 weeks. They glow brilliant blue with 300v electrical current. Reich took away the vacor tubes one by one and the motor continued running. The motor when running on electricity runs noisy. On orgone power was smooth and noiseless plus much faster.
Orgone motor - charge may be able to transform into electrical impulse which in turn can be transformed into mechanical momentum. For example a high orgone charge in the vacor tube (excited by electricity) can be transformed into electrical impulse via the discharge process. This electrical impulse can then be transformed into mechanical work.
Static electricity would also represent mechanical impulse or friction being converted into charge.
Reich, in his court address said that all disease originates from DOR. Removing DOR from organism and environment is fighting disease at its roots. Reich also mentions 'positive gravity' 'counter gravity' and that the space-gun and cloudbuster are twin brothers.
The space-gun and cloudbuster are the variations and the orgone motor is the CFP (mentioned elsewhere). (My note - CFP is the Common Functioning Principle, a kind of material dialecticism in reverse! Instead of two opposing functions synthesising into a third new function - dialeticism which goes toward a future state, in Reich's CFP you go backwards from two opposite functions to find their common principle, a process which goes backwards toward the past and which reveals the root functioning.)