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Larry Spring
Tel: 707-964-2116

225 E Redwood Avenue
Fort Bragg, CA 95437-3521
United States

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Spring, Lorenz N.     (Easy Link:
Electrical Engineer, Entrepreneur (Retired)

Interests: Electromagnetism
Nationality: USA
Born: Monday, December 6, 1915
Died: Monday, May 10, 2010 (Age 94)

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Larry Spring: Explorer of R...

2003; 6th ed 2008Magnespheres and The Spring Atom
1993Common Sense Physics: Electromagnetic Energy from Antennas to Atoms

Abstracts Online:
1992Electromagnetic Energy from Antennas to Atoms
0Reflections from a Parabolic Dish

Event Attendence:
1992-08-011992 International Tesla SymposiumConference


Larry Spring was born Lorenz Niels Spring, December 6th 1915 in Oakland California to Sidney Reed Spring, a railway mail clerk and Marie Katherine Lund.

Larry spent his early school years in Healdsburg, Corte Madera and Cloverdale CA. In 1919 the family bought a remote ranch where Larry learned resourcefulness and a developed a keen sense of observation. As a boy he raised bees, carrier pigeons as well as berries and vegetables. He grew up fishing and hunting and collecting Indian arrow heads. He was fascinated by radio transmission and built crystal radio sets, which he assembled from scratch using Quaker oats mush boxes, wound wires, crystals and cat whiskers. He loved airplanes and as a boy he dreamed one day of becoming a pilot.

Larry started out with a basic high school education, graduated in 1933 and worked his way through the school of life with an inquisitive mind.

When Larry was 22, he made several visits to the 1937 Worlds Fair at Treasure Island with his brother Sid. There, Larry saw a closed television transmission for the first time. Larry also saw an automobile motor rotate under a strobe light which made a spinning object appear to stand still. Larry was also interested in farm stock and the other amusements of the day.

In the early 1940's Larry worked as a carpenter in Los Angeles, then at Tim Aircraft Company in Van Nuys. In 1943 he entered the army in Monterey. In 1944 Larry graduated as a pilot 2nd Lieutenant from Altus Oklahoma?s Advanced Army Flight Training School.

At age 27, Larry realized his dream of becoming a pilot. During World War II he flew transport planes between Casablanca, Tripoli, Cairo and Naples. Larry?s specialized training in instrument instruction both revived his early interest in radio, and led to his becoming a special instructor for night and instrument flying. Larry took advantage of the slip stream out the window of his plane to advance his knowledge of aerodynamics and wind resistance.

Post war Larry owned and operated a television sales and service shop that specialized in antenna design and installation. In 1954 Larry independently confirmed the speed of light with comparison dipole antennas and a field strength meter. (Once he had measured one wavelength, he multiplied it by the frequency and its speed turned out to be the same as the speed of light.) Through experimentation and common sense Larry also simplified the periodic table.

Larry prospered in the 60's and 70's in real estate, and pursued several hobbies. These included rock hounding, painting, wood turning and wood sculpture.

In 1983 Larry bought a satellite dish, which revived his interest in television and radio reception. He analyzed in depth the characteristics of transmitted energy throughout the electromagnetic spectrum, from direct current to gamma rays, and more particularly, from AM radio to visible light. He also performed a series of in-depth experiments to determine the true form electromagnetic energy takes from transmission to reception. This was quite easily accomplished, thanks to his television antenna background and television circuitry experience. Saying this, however, does not convey the intense interest and tenacity with which Larry pursued, and continues to pursue, this knowledge.

Larry studied college physics books, like Harvey E. White's Classical and Modern Physics, and consulted the Encyclopedia Britannica. He quizzed intelligent retired people with a background in physics, in an attempt to gather information not available in books. Larry still reads library books and magazine articles, and every so often, while wading through pages of redundant or repetitious information, a little jewel shines out which adds new dimension to his analysis.

Larry has demonstrated and lectured on his discoveries and experimentation throughout the 90?s at numerous institutes including the Borderland Science Institute Convention in Santa Barbara, The International Tesla Society (of which he is a lifelong member and main speaker), at the International Academy of Science Convention in Kansas City, as well as numerous Solar Fairs and private functions.

At age 89, 2004, Larry continues to demonstrate and teach private classes at his School of Common Sense Physics located in Fort Bragg California.

Larry uses energy itself as his primary teacher and relies on logic to keep him on the true course.

Books by Lorenz N. Spring

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Common Sense Physics: Electromagnetic Energy from Antennas to Atoms

by Larry Spring

KeyWords: new energy

Pages: 900+
Publisher: Larry Spring
Year: 1993
ISBN: TXU 220 428
ISBN: TX1 851 021
ISBN: TX2 036 834

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Common Sense Physics is the result of 50+ years of experimentation and observations of radio waves. Larry?s straightforward analysis is supported by personal observations and experiments?experiments easily reproducible by others. He establishes the concept of the magnetic sphere with his early experiments in which he determined electromagnetism is neither waves nor particle.

Larry Spring boldly examines the laws of physics, energy in space, magnets, monopoles and describes his atomic theory in detail. Later heat and its properties as an electromagnetic phenomena is examined. Logical physics, lines of force,and gravity are discussed. The concept of the eye?s retina as an antenna array introduced.

As an electrical engineer, I appreciate the ingenuity and practicality of this book which all physicists should study! Every EE student should have one amongst his textbook, as Larry physically demonstrates each of the laws and concepts that we studied theoretically in school. Seeing it is certainly easier than imagining it, and with Larry's method, you can readily see all of the principles fall into place.

Written and illustrated by Larry Spring, 11 by 8 ? inches, approx 500 pages.  Approx 700 out of 2500 editions left. A collection of Larry Spring's earlier self published books bound together in one volume.  This volume preserves the trail that led Larry to Magnespheres & the Spring Atom.


  1. My Electromagnetic Spherical Theory and My Experiments to Prove It
  2. Electromagnetic Heat
  3. Electromagnetic Sea In Which We Live
  4. Now I See, a Continuation of Electromagnetic Observations
  5. Electromagnetic Forces

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Magnespheres and The Spring Atom

by Larry Spring

Pages: 262
Publisher: Larry Spring
Year: 2003; 6th ed 2008

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Includes 2003 addendum. Written and illustrated by Larry Spring , 8 ? by 7 inches, approx 262 pages. For a limited time these self published books are Xeroxed, then personally assembled and hand bound by Larry Spring. Larry will sign and date each book as orders come in. This book is the current, definitive collection of field notes regarding Larry's exploration and experimentation. For more content information see classroom by subject

Papers by Larry Spring

Electromagnetic Energy from Antennas to Atoms


Larry Spring
225 E Redwood Avenue, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-3521, United States;, 707-964-2116,

Proceedings of the 1992 International Tesla Symposium , pp. 178-182

1992, 1992 International Tesla Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Keywords: Electromagnetic Energy, Antenna, Atoms

Lookup: electromagnetic energy (3), atoms (5), antenna (4), energy (303), electromagnetic (46)

Reflections from a Parabolic Dish

(year unknown)

Larry Spring
225 E Redwood Avenue, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-3521, United States;, 707-964-2116,
Explore!, Volume 6, No. 6, pp. 73-76

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