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Re: Tesla UV apparatus?

Original poster: robert heidlebaugh <rheidlebaugh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Dave I have one about the size of a medium suit case powered by two 3v
telephpne battries. It was made for the US Army in WW1. In side is a ford
coil and a spring wound timer. I use it to test rocks. Still works fine.
     Robert   H

> From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 07:35:50 -0700
> To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Tesla UV apparatus?
> Resent-From: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
> Resent-Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 07:43:30 -0700 (MST)
> Original poster: "Peter Terren" <pterren@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Did we really have to know about your DRE? (digital rectal examination, not
> the analogue one).
> Sounds like you have a Geissler tube. - Google for it. Or look at Mike's page.
> http://homepage.ntlworld.com/electricstuff/geissler.html
> Peter
> Tesladownunder
> Original poster: Dgboorse@xxxxxxx
> After a DRE, PSA, and TRUB my Dr said I had PCa .......
> My interest in TC is that about sixty years ago, I had an "ultraviolet ray
> machine"-a bit of medical quackery that (supposedly) cured all known diseases.
> My father picked it up cheap at an auction.....
> It appeared to be a small hand-held Tesla coil inside an attaché-sized box
> that had various shaped vacuum bulbs which could be attached and glowed with a
> purple glow. If you inserted a metal rod instead of a bulb, you could hold
> the rod in one hand and make a fluorescent tube glow by picking it up with the
> other hand.....
> Thanks,
> Dave