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Re: nitrogen laser triggered gap

Original poster: "Ed Phillips by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <evp-at-pacbell-dot-net>

Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "Terry Fritz" <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>
> Hi Colin,
> At 06:24 PM 5/10/2002 +0100, you wrote:
> >If you want the entire series of SciAm Amateur Scientist columns on-line
> >then look no further than
> >
> >http://www.tinkersguild-dot-com/cgi-bin/SoftCart.100.exe/index.html?L+scstore+cp
> >jj9063ff5a1f5a+1021060280
> >
> >This also comes with a lot of other useful stuff including the full set of
> >"The Amateur Astronomer" articles and also a copy of   the excellent
> >"Procedures in Experimental Physics"
> >
> >In terms of amount of practical info / $ this is without a doubt the best
> >$49 I've ever spent!
> >
> >Colin.
> >
> In my youth, I used to go to the library and spend days poring through
> those old magazines reading the Armature Scientist articles.  Great to know
> it is much easier now :-))
> I do note that I never saw a Tesla coil in the amateur Scientist column.  =:O
> They had electrostatic generators and such, but never a Tesla coil.  I was
> wondering if I just missed it?  I seem to remember C.L. Strong had a book
> with one in them (that was impossible to find).
> Cheers,
>         Terry

	I couldn't find any mention of Strong in connection with the CD, but
also couldn't open the particular URL you send and had to go to their
home page.  The CD copy I bought sure doesn't have Strong on it, so must
be an offer of a reprint.  Since Lindsay is asking $25.95 for his
reprint, that would be a very good price for the combo.  Amazon is
selling the CD for $39.95, but without the book.

	The complete name of Stong's book is:

	"The SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Book of Projects for

First published in 1960.  I hate to admit it, but I was about 34 when I
bought my copy of the original edition when it first came out.  No
mention of Tesla coils in it anywhere.

	Anyone who doesn't have Strong should buy a copy at once!  I have two
copies.  First one was bought at the Caltech book store in 1947, and the
second one for a couple of bucks at a swap meet a few years back.  Much
easier to go ahead and pay Lindsay than look around swap meets or garage
sales.  In today's dollars it's a lot cheaper than the original was.