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5 INCH INDUCTION COIL, 1950's

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5 INCH INDUCTION COIL, 1950's

In several of Jules Verne's science-fiction novels, so-called "Ruhmkorff lamps" are mentioned. These were an early form of portable electric lamp. The lamp consisted of a Geissler tube that was powered by a battery-powered Ruhmkorff induction coil, an example of one (made much later)is shown here.

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  • I restored an identical model about 10 years ago. The secondary winding was badly corroded due to poor storage, and the contacts on the interrupter needed a touch of fine emery paper as they were very pitted. The re-wound coil gives 1/2 sparks when run at 4-6 volts.
    .......... Steve Cook, Richmond/Surrey, 21st of December 2009

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