|Main Menu:||A. Personal Exhibits|
|B. Glass Plate Negatives|
|C. Electric Discharge Reproductions|
|D. Kinraide Coils|
|I. Return To The Turn Of The Century Electrotherapy Museum|
Thomas Burton Kinraide
Inventor, Electrician, and Pioneer of High Frequency X-Ray Apparatus
My interest in Kinraide began over a decade ago from a few passages in a monumental
book by Frederick Finch Strong, "High Frequency Currents" from 1908.
This interest grew over the years, and soon I would become the first person in nearly a
century to begin reproducing some of his work. This started off with the resurrection of
some obscure coil winding techniques and a house-turned-laboratory filled with
beeswax, rosin, mica, copper, hardwoods, and other turn of the century materials.
After years of searching, often months on end with little avail, I managed to accumulate
a few turn of the century books, articles, and photos that made reference to Kinraide.
My wife Rita and I finally decided to head to Boston and try to find anything related to the
man, and within two weeks of booking the tickets a series of unusual and uncanny events
led us to the clues we needed to find the location of his former home. Once there, we
uncovered a secret array of a hidden underground passages leading to his laboratory.
Untouched for nearly a century, and severely damaged from flood and erosion, we managed to uncover several hundred glass plate negatives and the world's earliest
surviving Tesla Coils.
Our goal at the Turn Of The Century Electrotherapy Museum is to remember those who
are forgotten, and to preserve the work of those who have forged the paths to which the
road of the 20th Century was paved:
Thomas Burton Kinraide is one of the greatest examples: Pioneer in X-Ray Coils and
High Frequency Currents, he took the discoveries of Tesla and Röntgen and refined them
to degrees unimaginable. His electric discharge photos mark an epoch in science and
physics, and while it's taken a century to find them, we have every intention of making
sure that he receives the credit he is due!
Jeff Behary 26. June 2005
|The Quest For Kinraide (movie)|
|RAVENSCROFT: The Winter Home Of Thomas Burton Kinraide|
|Thomas Burton Kinraide Photographs|
|Photos from ExtraOrdinary Technology 2005: Public lecture about Kinraide|
|Kinraide's Home and Laboratory|
|Kinraide's Hunting Collection|
|Kinraide / Kinraide Coil Scans|
Kinraide's Laboratory: Recovered Materials Gallery I
The famous glass rods used in his Kinraide Coil patent; Kilos of Beeswax
and Rosin; a Condenser/Pancake Coil combination similar to that of the
Jackson Coils; The induction coil witnessed by Frederick Finch Strong in
1897; A variety of castings; A carved geometric block (part of one of Kinraide's
later inventions); Liquor and scent bottle; Decaying doctor's bag (perhaps Strong's?)
These pages are dedicated to:
Behary 2005, c/o The Turn Of The Century Electrotherapy Museum