Restored Kinraide Coil "Doing
On 18. Feb 2012 (alone in the house)
I used an 1898 Kinraide Coil to power a Victor High Frequency Tube using
a minimum amount of power, around 100 watts.
Using a Patterson Fluoroscope, I saw the bones of my left forearm and
hand with utmost clarity, with a faint shadow of the soft surrounding
at a distance of around 36" from the tube. At 60", the
bones of my hand were still visible but the forearm became a black
This experiment was foolish, careless, and dangerous. The point
however is valid: This technology worked. A century later,
and history repeats
itself with modern high frequency X-Ray machines. The origin is
here. This beautiful machine is more than a decoration. More
than a historical novelty.
It is an elegant functional invention - the first of its type - a
portable high frequency X-Ray machine using solid insulation.
Here's to Thomas Burton Kinraide: Living History!
(C) Jeff Behary , 2012