Steve,Although I cannot help you in sourcing a builder for the coil that you describe in your post, I must say that this is the first that I have even heard of a science themed museum in the OKC area. The best science museum that I have had the pleasure of visiting so far, by far, is the science museum in St. Louis. Being in the Memphis area, OKC would easily be within a day's drive from me, just like St. Louis, though. I'll have to make a note of that should I travel through Oklahoma in the future.
Although it has been a good number of years since I have been to the St. Louis Science Museum (early 2000's, I believe), I do recall them having a similar sized, SG driven Tesla coil set up in an elevated and (grounded) caged room pretty near to the main entrance. It ran on an intermittent and low duty cycle as well and its distinctive sound would catch your attention as you came through the main entrance (if your entrance was timed just right).
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I was visiting my mother in Oklahoma City a few weeks ago. While there, I visited the Oklahoma City Science Museum. The museum had a medium-sized tesla coil enclosed in a plexiglass room. It could be operated about once a minute for about 10 seconds. The secondary appeared to be about 4 feet tall and about 4 inches in diameter. It had a toroid that looked like about 4" x 12". The capacitors appeared to be a bank of doorknob capacitors. It used some kind of static spark gap which was not visible. It also had what appeared to be the biggest NST that I have ever seen as the power source. Spark length into free air was about 2 feet.Does anyone know who built this coil? Steve _______________________________________________ Tesla mailing list Tesla@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxhttps://www.pupman.com/mailman/listinfo/tesla
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