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Re: [TCML] "2" "Barn Fresh" VTTC's

I offered $0.99 (minimum offer allowed by ebay) and sent with it a message explaining that this equipment is not particularly valuable, especially in the condition it's in. The offer was immediately rejected meaning the seller probably didn't even see the message - it's rejected automatically.
I looked at some of the other items this seller has up for sale, and a number of them are claimed to be "super rare". And then he has a bunch of house plants....
Not a very trustworthy seller, I would think. He has no idea what he's doing.
Just my $0.02.
Matt Lewis, Fairlee VT 

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve White <steve.white1@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Tesla Coil Mailing List <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Mon, Jul 29, 2019 9:24 am
Subject: Re: [TCML] "2" "Barn Fresh" VTTC's

I'm tempted to make an offer of 35 cents but only if the shipping were free. That is about what it would be worth to me by the looks of it.

Steve White
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Reeland" <chrisreeland@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "Tesla Coil Mailing List" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2019 4:25:44 PM
Subject: [TCML] "2" "Barn Fresh" VTTC's

Hi all,

I thought some may find this somewhat interesting and a shame. And well,
entertaining also.

Found this listing a few days ago.


Starting bid at just 35k+!!!

Some quotes in description:

"these are antique glass tube type Tesla coils selling at a very cheap

"$500 non refundable deposit due at close remainder paid in cash upon pick

I think the seller thinks that they have found "California VTTC Gold".  And
even at that they will let it go, as they said "cheap"!!!???  I suppose
also that the seller is making some kind of quack medical device claims
mentioning a couple of names, I am not going to research those names, but I
am sure that is what they are going for. And of course, the few photos are
not that great.

Okay, being serious now, it is unfortunate that this has been forgotten and
stored poorly. Gotten wet and/or very damp storage conditions. A shame.
Construction by whoever did this was pretty good. Overkill, actually
looking at some of the transformer sizes, in relation to the tubes used,
and the power they can handle. There is actually only one coil form setup
and 2 "units". Coil form shared with both units? Or other form is lost? The
pair of tubes in one unit is some "later" 811A's. The other pair are
4-125A's. So nothing real large power wise in the tubes.

So how old this is subjective, it is older, but in my eyes not extremely
old to be an antique.
The poor storage conditions has made it "age" more than it is.  Even if
seller ever lowers price to real world value, it is mostly junk now because
of corrosion. Any unpotted transformer I would consider ruined. I am sure
some other parts too far gone also.

So I wanted to share this "find".
Always interesting to look at other older coils. There is some interesting
things going on here on these "2", at least I thought so.

For me on my current 304 VTTC, fairly recently, I have made some fairly
extreme changes to it. Still getting the tuning optimized and doing a lot
of retesting of tubes again, little by little. I will eventually post some
results and pictures. So far the results have been greater than expected in
what I was trying for. Been working a lot at work, so I will get to this

Chris Reeland
Ladd, Illinois, USA

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