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[TCML] 5" Sparks - Approx 35 watts input power: Tesla was correct!

Hey All,
A while back I posted a request to try and replicate Tesla's table top oscillator that he claimedgave 6" sparks with less than 35 watts of input power.  I think a few people considered this anunrealistic request.
I am still working on building one from scratch, I need to get some 26 and 28 awg silk-covered wire.But tonight, I used a historical pair of Pancake Coils from one of my high frequency Tesla-type X-Ray machinesand a simple power supply from a typical 1914 Roger's "Violet Ray" machine.  It contained a small electromagnetic"Kicking Coil", approx 1 1/2" in diameter x 3" long with around a 7/8" diameter core, a small vibrating tungsteninterrupter, and a condenser that I replaced with a 1/2 mfd pulse cap.  The power consumption of this supply
was somewhere around 30-40 watts, typical of most Violet Ray machines.
The output of the coils was a full 5" spark.  Its not 6", as in Tesla's writings, but quite close considering the crudepower supply.  (The Roger's Violet Ray normally used a small 1" dia x 3" long multilayered Pancake Tesla Coil and produced onlya 1/2" - 1" spark)
Here is a video.  I think it was an important test in the end.  
Jeff Behary
The Turn Of The Century Electrotherapy Museum
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