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RE: [TCML] Old VDG and Tesla coil found in attic
I agree! I built one. I still have (2) of that issue in my stack of keepers.
That is a perfect example of the "candle stick" mindset of the day.
From: tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 3:38 PM
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Subject: Re: [TCML] Old VDG and Tesla coil found in attic
Chances are that your Tesla-coil was built from this plan:
Big TC, Popular Electronics, July 1964
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From: steve date <sdate@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 5:51 pm
Subject: [TCML] Old VDG and Tesla coil found in attic
To: Tesla Coil Mailing List <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Several years ago I found a VDG and Tesla coil in an attic doing
> install job near Seattle. I asked the new home owners
> about the
> equipment in their attic and they didn't have the slightest
> knowledge of
> what the "junk" was. They said I could have it as long as
> I hauled it
> out! this was appx 1981 and I have never had a chance to
> mess with them.
> I am now retired and have the time to start the project.
> I have placed them on my website:
> My questions for the group:
> 1. anybody recognize either of them? builder? commercial?
> 2. should I keep the TC "true" (long secondary) when
> refurbishing it?
> 3. any ideas on the tube type? schematic? (yes, I can draw it out)
> 4. what material would be "best" for the belt
> I would appreciate any comments from the group that would help
> them to working condition. (I know, I know... the TC will
> be a very
> poor performer by today's standards... This is a "for-fun" project).
> I suspect these were originally built for classroom use or
> science fair use.
> Steve - Seattle
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