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Tesla's Gas Lamp

Tesla's Gas Lamp

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Although picture quality is not great, as it was taken through a glass display case in poor lighting, I think it is very interesting. I don’t know the gas it contains but note that there is just one electrode in the lamp.
This gas discharge lamp is from around 1900. It was presented to Lord Kelvin in 1902 by Nikola Tesla suggesting its use in lighting. The lamp is on display at the Hunterian museum at Glasgow University.

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Oct 13, 2016 at 12:39 AM Author: Globe Collector
This would have to be pumped by R.F. and use the capacitance of the space around it to complete the circuit!

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Oct 13, 2016 at 12:59 PM Author: tuopeek
Yeah, it would require an RF supply one of his own Tesla Coils would do. I guess later designs would have omitted the one electrode. Still not sure of the gas used I assume it would be neon as generates quite a bit of light.
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