[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: Trembler coil

Original poster: "Mudford, Chris" <chris.mudford@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


I have the trembler and have been playing with it as a little plasma
sphere but when I was looking at it and how antiqueish it looked, I
thought, well to use it to create an old looking coil would be great,
small and safish.  The two mot doubler coil I run just doesn't have that
"ancestral" property about it with the MMC etc.

Cheers, Chris (NZ).

-----Original Message----- From: Tesla list [mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, 11 February 2005 2:21 a.m. To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Trembler coil

Original poster: Mddeming@xxxxxxx

In a message dated 2/9/05 9:09:18 PM Eastern Standard Time,
tesla@xxxxxxxxxx writes:
 > Original poster: "Mudford, Chris" <chris.mudford@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
 > Hi all
 > Can a trembler coil out of a model t be used for anything to power a
 > Tesla coil in any way?
 > It appears to be producing about 5-6 kV, at unknown frequency at the
 > moment.
 > It is happy enough producing plasma in an auto light bulb.
 > Cheers, Chris.  (NZ)

Hi Chris,

     Yes, Model T type coils were very common as Tesla power supplies in

the early days of amateur Tesla coil construction, especially in areas
prior to rural electrification, when almost everything electrical on the

farm was battery-powered. In many cases, even the induction (spark) coil

was homemade. I have an original Model T coil with the Ford logo burned
into the lid of the finger-jointed wooden box, solid brass fittings, and

the coil inside imbedded in the black/brown pitch common to NSTs and
HV transformers. It should work fine for a small coil, as long as you
pull enough power to melt the tar. If the Tar has developed cracks, it
might be a good idea to reinsulate. I have no idea what the maximum
ratings are, but  I was able to run a 2" x 12" coil using this system
For induction-coil-powered Tesla Coils, etc., see
1) "Experimental Electricity for Boys" by Willard Doan, 1959
2) "The Boy Mechanic - Book 4"  Popular Mechanics Press,  1924
3) "First Electrical Book for Boys"  by Alfred Morgan, 3rd ed. 1963
4) "The Boy Electrician" by Alfred Morgan, (c. 1948, 9th printing 1961)
5) "Things a Boy Can Do With Electricity"  by Alfred Morgan, c. 1938
renewed 1966

Hope this helps,

Matt D.

======================================================================= Attention: The information contained in this message and/or attachments from AgResearch Limited is intended only for the persons or entities to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipients is prohibited by AgResearch Limited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately. =======================================================================