Practial uses for a Tesla Coil ;-) (fwd)

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Date: Sat, 25 Apr 98 08:39:35 EDT
From: Gary Lau  25-Apr-1998 0830 <lau-at-hdecad.ENET.dec-dot-com>
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: Practial uses for a Tesla Coil ;-)

From: David Dean <deano-at-corridor-dot-net>
>Back in 1978 I lived in a small apartment. I had a next door neighbor
>with a Panasonic stereo. He would play the thing real loud late into the
>night...  I wound up a coil of 18awg automotive primary wire about 24
>turns, about 18 inches in diameter.  I hooked this coil up in series with
>the primary and the spark gap. Then I turned on the coil for a few
>seconds. Silence... <snip>

The next time anyone ask about practical uses for Tesla Coils, I'll have
to remember this one.  What a gem!

Gary Lau
Waltham, MA USA