Viktor Schauberger30. Juni 1885
Viktor Schauberger was born on June 30th in Holzschlag, Mühlviertel region, in Upper Austria.
Shortly after the birth of his son Walter he was called up for military service (First World War 1914-1918).
Junior forest warden, senior forest warden, game keeper; 1920/24 head warden of the forest and hunting territories in Brunnenthal/Steyrling, district of Kirchdorf/Krems in Upper Austria, under Prince Adolf von Schaumburg-Lippe.
Schauberger designs and builds timber flotation installations (log flumes) in Steyrling, based on his observations of nature. Reduces logging costs to one tenth. Promotion to “Wildmeister”.
Imperial adviser on timber flotation installations.
Timber flotation installation in Neuberg an der Mürz/Styria. First applications for patents in the fields of assorting timber in log flumes.
Construction of further flotation installations in Austria, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria.
Film “Carrying Water” (Tragendes Wasser) about the log flumes in Neuberg.
Experiments with extracting electrical energy directly from water (Water Capillary Research/”Kelvin-Generator”).
Production of Pure Water; fuel production from water.
Publication of his first and only book “Unsere Sinnlose Arbeit” (“Our Senseless Toil”) in Vienna.
Meeting with Hitler, discussion about fundamental principles of agriculture, forestry and water engineering. Schauberger refuses to work for the German Reich.
Application for two patents: “air turbine”; “procedure for lifting liquids and gases”.
The “warmth-cold machine”, constructed for Siemens, melts in an unauthorized test run.
He instructs his son Walter to repeat the Water Capillary Research (Lord Kelvin’s Falling Water Experiment): A voltage of up to 20.000 volt is achieved.
Construction of the “Repulsine” in Vienna.
An intrigue caused by the Viennese Association of Engineers resulted in Schauberger’s enforced confinement in a mental hospital in Mauer-Öhling and in continuous observation by the SS. In Augsburg, Schauberger works with Messerschmidt on engine cooling systems. Correspondence with designer Heinkel about aircraft engines.
Further development of the “Repulsine”. The aim is to develop an Aircraft resp. submarine propulsion system.
Continuous development of the “Repulsator” at a Technical College of Engineering at Rosenhügel in Vienna.
Transfer to Leonstein in Upper Austria. Schauberger starts to work on his “Klimator”. After the end of the war, observation of his work by the American occupying forces and confiscation of all his devices and materials.
Construction of further “water refining apparatus” in Salzburg.
Co-operation with the company Rosenberger in Salzburg concerning the production of apparatus for soil cultivation (“Golden Plough”).
Taking out patent on “Apparatus for soil cultivation made of copper”.
Tests with “spiral pipes” at the Technical College in Stuttgart. Schauberger proves his theory that different materials and different shapes used in pipes influence the friction of the various fluids. Further tests with copper ploughs by the agricultural research institute in Linz.
Development of the “suction spiral”, the centrepiece of the so-called Heimkraftwerk (“Home Power Generator”) which was demolished during the first test run due to regulatory failure.
Publication of the book “Implosion statt Explosion” (“Implosion instead of Explosion”) by Leopold Brandstätter.
Co-operation with the company Swarovski from Tyrol. Construction of more Home Power Generators. Problems regulating the number of revs can’t be solved.
An US-American consortium offers financial means for practical experiments with “Implosion Energy”. Visit to Texas with his son Walter. Heavy dispute with the hosts. Schauberger is forced to sign an agreement that any further research with Implosion will belong to the Americans. All documents, models and equipment are left behind in the USA.
Five days after his return to Austria, Viktor Schauberger dies on September 25th.
Viktor’s Children: Walter, Margarete & Huberta