Re: Electric bath? ... X-rays from light bulbs/Tesla Coils

Comments afterwards:
>Just wanted to relate that I have produced x-rays using an antique light
>bulb and a small 3-4" spark Tesla coil.  The radiation was strong enough to
>weakly fluoresce an x-ray screen with a target shadow (paper clip used for
>target object) between the bulb and screen.

THANK you for this email.  When I started out fiddling around with Violet 
Rays and different smaller Tesla Coils, knowing nothing anything about 
Tesla, sparks, or radiation I was lighting up Edison bulbs and noting that 
the glass phosphoresced a beautiful yellow green colour, and that the 
filaments and posts inside cast black shadows on the glass.  Didn't have a 
clue what was going on.  I must have played quite a long time with this 
light bulb, and in the weeks time acquired a half dozen or so more bulbs to 
play with, and found similar results.

I probably also REALLY did some sort of damage to myself and would NOT 
recommend that anyone experiment with Crookes Tubes and X-ray tubes without 
knowledge of safety/etc.

I recreated Röntgens experiments without knowing it ( = yikes!).
I do have to say that the effect is quite beautiful.  When reading Tesla's 
lectures [and others] who describe Crookes and Geissler Tubes in such 
elegant fashions, really going overboard, it is true -- vacuum discharge 
tubes are as elegant and "beautiful" as stated.  And really, the 
descriptions are only approximate as to describe exactly what you see can be 
quite difficult.

Tesla created a uni-polar x-ray tube, of which I have drawings adapted for 
the Violet Ray and Diathermy Machines.  It has one electrode, the other 
being formed by condenser action on approaching the tube to a grounded 
object (the person being x-rayed).
Again, above I noticed that when I touched my hand to the top of the light 
bulb, the phosphorescence greatly increased.
I Hate to know what sort of damage I could have/DID cause from these 


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