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Re: Tesla history project

Original poster: "Jim Lux" <jimlux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Cheaper to string together a bunch of bumps than to make a giant smooth

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Subject: Re: Tesla history project

Original poster: Ed Phillips <evp@xxxxxxxxxxx>

"Possibly a toroid, or other shape, made with several hemispherical
(or less than hemispherical) caps joined.
It´s a common technique for the construction of large high-voltage

Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz"

I've seen pictures of terminals like that, including ones which were
almost cubical with rounded corners, but could never figure what good
the bumps did.  Do you know?