[TCML] The "Original" OLTC and what to do with it??
Jeff W. Parisse
workshop at teslacoil.com
Sat Nov 22 11:19:16 MST 2008
You forgot to post the best photo and that is the one of you on the floor
with scopes, wires, etc. all around you. I'll dig it up and post it so we
can SEE the inventor not just the invention!
I believe that the unit should be preserved for future display in a museum.
I got approached by an investor that has started up a couple small museums
and he feels that LA or Vegas could use a Tesla Museum and I agree. I may
look into his ideas early next year. In the meantime, Jeff Belhary is the
best curator and would make the best recipient.
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Subject: [TCML] The "Original" OLTC and what to do with it??
> Remember when Solid State Tesla coils could put out sparks 'almost a foot'
> long!! :D
> Before the SISG... Before the DRSSTC... Before Jimmy... Before Steve and
> Dan... Before IGBTs... You know, way back when Solid State Tesla coils
> really 'sucked'!! :D
> Antonio and Malcolm knew the topology... But this WAS the machine that
> made it all come true:
> August 23, 2002...
> Fist demonstrated in Bill's L's garage that Sunday the 25th in Denver
> In that last picture it was cranked up full and nobody was getting near
> that SOB then!!! :D
> But the machine still sits... Gathering dust :-| I think it's electronics
> still has the batteries in place... One box still had the switch "on" :D
> But the LEDs indicate there is no battery power this moment. I might have
> actually removed the batteries... But I "bet" I could make it run again in
> ten minutes :D
> Of course, the "first" OLTC was overtaken immediately by the DRSSTCs et
> all... But 'they' don't have the "first machine that 'made' the
> technology" and "I" do :D
> So I was thinking... What the Heck do I do with it??? It can sit for
> another ten years and all... But maybe it is like really 'all historic'
> and should be in a museum somewhere or something...
> The toroid is from Finn's spinning run. Certainly the most potentially
> expensive part. But I don't need any money at all for it. I just wonder if
> it needs a new home beside in a basement corner gathering dust... Where
> Tesla coilers could come and see it and drop to their knees before it :D
> So any thoughts, comments, ideas, etc on what ol' Terry should do with
> that ol' "first OLCT" are welcome???
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