The Turn Of The Century
(C) Jeff Behary 2007
"Fitzgerald Pancake Coil" - 8 Watt Tesla Coil giving 2 - 4" sparks!
It all started with this little coil. 5" in diameter, .15" thick, 1000 turns of 32 awg silk covered wire. (Thanks to Frank for the spool!)
How much spark can I get from a normal Violet Ray with a new coil made for it?
I had a Fitzgerald Mfg. Co. Violet Ray, a small 8W unit that was missing the resonator coil. So I decided to add a Pancake.
The rest of the circuit is unmodified except for the new yellow cloth covered cord leading to the Pancake Coil. I made a discharger
that is connected to the ground - in this case the outermost secondary winding and one leg of the primary coil.
The discharges were 2-3", and if no discharge was taken it would spark over to the binding posts and screws nearly 4" away.
|"Viracorp Violet Ray Corp. Violet Ray Device"|
The following devices were donated by Jenz, a local man that buys Violet Wands for BDSM.
We had an interesting chat about the local "scenes" in South Florida...
Note the wild case!
A lot of contrast in this set!
This is the first time I saw a knurled hexagonal cone! Slight hint that it was molded!
The back of the piece has a diamond knurl and a beautiful logo. A well made housing!
The book has no manufacturing information, but a bottle of ozone inhalant was distributed as "Violetta" (Bleadon Dun)
"Violet-Rays Aids the Life Process"
It needed a new cap. I used part of a microwave oven cap. The unit throws a 1" spark or more.
The machine itself looks like it was made by Master Electric or Master Appliance.
Note that the knob is turned on a lathe rather than molded!
Renulife Model K
It needed a lot of cleaning inside and throws a 1" spark too.