John Richardson

The inventor of the ORIGINAL “Continuous Process” Colloidal Silver. November 29 1920 – 1996.

John Richardson is a man whose philosophy may best be described as “improvise and improve.”  John learned early the importance of efficiency.  As a young man, one of his first jobs was to wash drying trays for a grape grower in California.  He received .03 cents a tray to hose and scrub them with a broom after being emptied of the dried raisins.  Increasing his daily earnings considerably, he processed the trays into a nearby canal.  When he fished them out from a downstream bridge, they were clean.

One of John’s first cars was a “Model T” Ford he bought in boxes and then reassembled.  As a construction superintendent of a Television Cable company, he invented a lasher that increased production from 25 ft per man hour to 750 ft per man hour of lashed cable in the air.  In the early sixties, he invented and fabricated automated machinery to improve the production of adobe bricks for the California housing industry.  Since then, his inventions have automated candle-making, updated oil and gas refining, increased automobile fuel economy, and improved the generation of electricity.

 What brought colloidal silver to your attention?

A friend, who has done extensive research into natural medicines, suggested colloidal silver for a medical condition I had asked her advice on.  She told me it was hard to find, and if I did discover where to purchase some, it would be very expensive.

What prompted you to produce your own colloidal silver?

I started researching how and where colloidal silver was produced.  I found that my friend’s predictions were true.  It was extremely rare and costly.  I found colloidal silver had been used and tested thoroughly prior to 1938, but had fallen out of use because of the expensive, archaic method used for manufacturing, and penicillin was a less expensive alternative.  The problem of affordably producing a true colloidal silver intrigued me.  The more information I found convinced me that colloidal silver should be readily available to the public.

How long did it take you to automate the process?

First I had to figure out the “recipe.”  Most of Mr. Searle’s research notes were lost or destroyed.  All I had to guide me were his published descriptions of the final product.  He described Colloidal silver concentrated to 500 ppm of the metal in a colloidal form and not as a salt as a “clear, cherry red liquid.”  I found that solutions which are not true colloids depend on additives to keep the silver suspended.  Coloring is also sometimes added to imitate the “real” colloid.  Research indicated particles must be very small, 0.005 to 0.015 microns or less and be electorally charged, to hold suspension properly.  Mr. Searle said that any additives destroy or inhibit the action of the silver.  The solution must be pure silver and distilled water.  Finally, after 8 years, I devised computerized hardware and software to produce colloidal silver correctly and efficiently.

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