[Fwd: Re: Jacob Fishman]
This is from an E-mail message I had from Jacob Fishman, the
owner of Lightwriters Technology. A neon wholesale supplier
that seems to also be into Nikola Tesla. Jacob has some
big neon transformers for intermediate coils on the order of
120 Ma, 200 Ma, and 300 Ma models. And there a whole lot cheaper
than a Pole Pig. He also has all of the traditional designs.
I suggest a quick look at his web site catalog if your interested.
He's a whole lot cheaper than buying from a shop, if your looking
for a new neon transformer.
I also imagine he has a pile of used/broken down neons, he might
want to get rid of. At a discounted rate of course.
[ Part 2: "Included Message" ]
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 1996 22:55:25 -0500 (CDT)
From: Lightwriters Technology <jaf-at-lightwriters-dot-com>
To: Dan Gowin <gowin-at-epic-1.nwscc.sea06.navy.mil>
Subject: Re: Jacob Fishman
Thanks for keeping on my case. Sometime those catalog request get lost
around here. Normally I just print from the website.
On Mon, 26 Aug 1996, Dan Gowin wrote:
> Its been a while since my original solicitation. I made a
> request a month ago looking for an alternative supply of neon
> transformers. I've been in Washington D.C. for three weeks and I'm
> now just getting around to my mail. I live in Bloomington Indiana.
> I received your previous reply E-Mail message and I have
> not yet received a catalog as promised.
So I will send you one of those website print outs. In addition I will
try to tell you about other items I have that I have not yet been able to
post on the net.
> I have passed the knowledge
> of your company onto most of the coilers on "tesla-at-pupman-dot-com" E-mail
> group. You should receive some business from there, because most of
> these coilers are used to paying up to $145.00 for a 15 KV 30 Ma
> neon transformer.
Great! I know I can beat that price.
> I'm currently building a coil that will require 240 Ma of
> power. I hope to initially start with 120 Ma and build to the next
> stage of 240 Ma. This is a little bit hard to explain, but coils also
> need capacitor banks and their just as hard to build as transformers
> are hard to find. Most coilers use 9 KV, 12 KV, and 15 KV neons for
> their coils. Also, because Tesla coils generate high amounts of RF
> radiation, most neons will break down after only a few months. Hopefully
> this is good news for you.
These 120 mA. Tranies are not cheap
> Here is what I have in mind. I would like to buy a 15 KV
> 120 Ma Cold cathode Neon Sign Transformer. If this transformer is
> in excess of $180 then I'll buy 2 - 9 KV 60 Ma units. This will
> be in the month of September. And, then in October I'll do the
> same thing again. I would buy them all together but I like to
> bite off what I can chew. Generally this type of work goes in
> cycles: Engineer, build, test, and tune. And is repeated until
> the job is done right. What this means is, that due to engineering
> constraints, I may have to buy two more transformers at a different
> KV rating.
> If you have any curiosity as to what I'm talking about, you can
> surf to "http://www.eskimo-dot-com/~billb/tesla/tesla.html". Here you will
> find ample descriptions as to what kind of devices we build, and
> who Nikola Tesla was.
I will check out your site tonigh! As for Tesla, he's one of my heros!
> Oh and last do you receive credit cards? Visa / Mastercard, etc.
Yes I do. Thanks for the note.