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Re: Streamer colour

Original poster: "Malcolm Watts" <m.j.watts@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Terry,
          I may be mistaken but I think Robert Golka had the
distinction of being the first person to run the extra coil away from
the pri-sec system (note that in all the photos of Tesla's CS machine
the extra coil was mounted coaxially with the pri-sec coils). One can
clearly see the corona-ridden "transmission line" going to the base
of the extra coil in that photo. I have a photo from some old
"Popular Science"-type magazine on my garage wall of Golka sitting on
a ladder beside his reconstruction of one of Tesla's CS machines with
sparks flying off the top winding of the extra coil. The photo is of
course a "trick" photo in the original spirit of Tesla. What I have
left of the article stated that Golka's goal at the time was to
reproduce ball lightning. I also have a daylight photo of the same
machine sitting in an open field. This photo unfortunately is B&W and
a photocopy with annotations by myself on it (I don't think I have
the original any more). The machine is impressive to say the least
and the photo doesn't really show just how large it was. The primary
and secondary coils were 51 feet in diameter, just as Tesla's machine
was. I don't know about copyright issues but I could probably scan
and post the photo/s if no-one lodges an objection. It may not
reproduce all that well since I had it clear-film laminated to
preserve it against the ravages of time. Also, it may be bigger than
the scanner bed and might have to be sent in two pieces as it were.


On 30 Mar 2005, at 20:32, Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi Steven,
> It was a really big coil!!
> http://home1.gte.net/res07cmo/hv/golka/golka.htm
> Built in the mid 70's, it was the first of the modern day "big"
> coils...
> Cheers,
> Terry
> At 03:54 PM 3/30/2005, you wrote:
> >what's the big deal about the Wendever coil?
> >Whats so special about it?
> >I, too, would like to know more.
> > Steven Steele
> >----- Original Message ----- From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> >To: <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, March 28, 2005 2:27 PM Subject:
> >Re: Streamer colour
> >
> >
> >>Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>For the sake of fairness, I had to reject a post were apparently Bob
> >> Golka directly denies this post of DC's in a colorful way...
> >>
> >>I will not allow the thread since it would just be a slapping match,
> >>but I did think it had to be mentioned that there is "disagreement"
> >>to DC's comment...
> >>
> >>Cheers,
> >>
> >> Terry
> >>
> >>
> >>At 05:21 PM 3/27/2005, you wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>Golka couldn't get it working properly. Bill Wysock tuned it and
> >>>got it set up properly.
> >>>
> >>>Dr. Resonance
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> > I looked at the photo of the Wendover coil and I would like to
> >>> > know >
> >>> more
> >>> > about it. Can you direct me to more information about it? The
> >>> > scale >
> >>> looks
> >>> > huge in the photo. Do you know of any photos that show the scale
> >>> > of the coil? Thanks. Paul Brodie
> >>
> >>
> >