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Re: Griffith Observatory Park Tesla Coil

Original poster: "C. Sibley" <a37chevy@xxxxxxxxx>

As long as we are reminiscing... I first saw the GPO TC when I was probably about 10 or 11. My grandmother lived at the base of the hill and I would walk up to the observatory just to see the coil. I would spend all day up there looking at the other exhibits while waiting for the next demo of the coil. I was ALWAYS up front to watch. That coil certainly made an impression on me. 30+ years later I finally got my first light... Curt. ----- Original Message ---- From: Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2007 9:56:28 PM Subject: RE: Griffith Observatory Park Tesla Coil Original poster: "Anthony R. Mollner" <penny831@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Mr. Wysock did a wonderful job on restoring or refurbishing that coil. I saw that coil in operation when I was in fourth grade and after that I dreamed of building one of my own. I had no idea that some day I really would do it but, it was an inspiration to me and I'm happy that it has remained on display for future generations to enjoy. Maybe some of those future generation might be as inspired by it as much as I was. Tony -----Original Message----- From: Tesla list [mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2007 6:39 PM To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Griffith Observatory Park Tesla Coil Original poster: wysock@xxxxxxx Hello Jim and all. Yes, the Tesla Coil at the Griffith Observatory still has its original flat copper bar primary, secondary, and 12" discharge ball. Dr. Crupp, the Director of the Observatory, insisted that even all the copper oxide petena be kept just as it has aways been. This was difficult for me as I reinstalled the coil. You can see pictures of the coil in its new alcove on my web site: http://www.ttr.com. The capacitor bank, synchronous rotary spark gap, high voltage transformer and power controller are all new units. Designed, built and installed by myself. I understand that some 3,000 people/day are there at the Observatory; weekends being the busiest. Best regards, Bill Wysock. Date sent: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 19:44:48 -0700 To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> Subject: Griffith Observatory Park Tesla Coil Forwarded by: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx Date forwarded: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 19:44:52 -0700 (MST) > Original poster: "Jim Mora" <jmora@xxxxxxxxxxx> > > Hello All, > > I haven't had a chance to go see the remodeled Observatory yet. Does > the Tesla coil still use a buss like primary? Also is the primary > capacitor a modern version rather than the original glass plates? > > Thanks, > Jim Mora > > > > ___________________________ Tesla Technology Research ____________________________________________________________________________________ Never Miss an Email Stay connected with Yahoo! Mail on your mobile. Get started! http://mobile.yahoo.com/services?promote=mail