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A Tesla Coil can be used to bend the force of gravity itself:

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A Tesla Coil can be used to bend the force of gravity itself:

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Pop,
Awesome Tesla coil! Did you build it yourself?
I couldn't see any details on it. Is it a solid state coil?
I didn't hear any spark gap firing on it but the hum that came through the PA system.
Cute demonstration with your Tesla girl. Very original act. Wish I saw it in person...
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Here's a closer look:



I built it myself. The original kit was made by Sophie Evans, and then I blew it up. So I had to remake the whole thing all over, using just the box and the original transformer.

The top box is the Tesla Coil, the lower box is just a sound effects and lights machine that can make it seem the coil is on when it isn't.
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Sophie Evans as Tesla Girl:

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Liberty Larsen:

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Here's a closer look:

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I built it myself. The original kit was made by Sophie Evans, and then I blew it up. So I had to remake the whole thing all over, using just the box and the original transformer.

The top box is the Tesla Coil, the lower box is just a sound effects and lights machine that can make it seem the coil is on when it isn't.

Pop,
That's awesome! Very cool!

Wish you had that when you visited us at the Winter Carnival of Magic in Pigeon Forge, TN.
So the bottom is a spark gap you turn on with the high voltage transformer?
I don't think a solid state coil could take the abuse you were showing it and the sparks looked like they were biting you even through the Hot Hands gloves.

So is Tesla girl actually connected to the secondary coil through the pad? I couldn't tell. Is that how she lit the matches? I didn't see any sparks out of the fingertips and it's best to use metal thimbles to protect against spark burns.

Again, very cool act.
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Pop,
Pretty cool...

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On Nov 17, 2016, Pop Haydn wrote:
Here's a closer look:

<SNIP>

I built it myself. The original kit was made by Sophie Evans, and then I blew it up. So I had to remake the whole thing all over, using just the box and the original transformer.

The top box is the Tesla Coil, the lower box is just a sound effects and lights machine that can make it seem the coil is on when it isn't.

Pop,
That's awesome! Very cool!

Wish you had that when you visited us at the Winter Carnival of Magic in Pigeon Forge, TN.
So the bottom is a spark gap you turn on with the high voltage transformer?
I don't think a solid state coil could take the abuse you were showing it and the sparks looked like they were biting you even through the Hot Hands gloves.

So is Tesla girl actually connected to the secondary coil through the pad? I couldn't tell. Is that how she lit the matches? I didn't see any sparks out of the fingertips and it's best to use metal thimbles to protect against spark burns.

Again, very cool act.


The copper mat she stands on is not really connected to anything. It is very dangerous to have a direct connection to the output of a Tesla Coil. Sophie and I used to do it in trade shows in Vegas, combining the Electric Lady with the Georgia Magnet. Sophie married an electronics engineer and emergency room physician. Rob told us that there was a good chance of a spark jumping from the primary coil to the secondary coil, releasing a high amperage current directly through the toroid. It could kill a person or do serious internal energy. We decided to put the Tesla Coil in the background and just use tricks to make it look like she had electric current, and let the Georgia Magnet routine be the main deal.

The first time we did this new version without the Electric Lady part at the World Steam Expo in Dearborn, a spark jumped the device and burned a line in the pvc of the secondary coil all the way up to the toroid. If Sophie had been on the device when that happened, she would have been seriously injured or killed. We had to rebuild the device.

The Tesla Coil is not solid-state. It has a spark gap that shows through the glass port on the upper box.

The lower box has sound and strobe light effects to simulate a spark gap.
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Here is Sophie Evans as Tesla Girl:

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Very cool! If your show ever comes back east near TN or KY, please let us know. We'd love to see this act.
Once a sprak track burns in the PVC form, the secondary coil is ruined. We've had to rewind many a coil (sigh).

So does Sophie pick men up by the ears like the original Georgia Magnet?
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Did she use the Barton text as a guide for her act?
Seems like a number of the things she does are outlined in the text.
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We used a lot of sources. The Barton-Wright book on strong man stunts was not as helpful as the autobiography of Lulu Hurst.

http://www.pophaydn.com/magnetized-water.html
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Love it!
Your site has a lot of good information on it. It has been a while since I've seen it and you've added to it.

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This photo reminds me of the Wizard of Oz...
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I also like your tribute to Tesla on your website.

Here's a little treat. I took this photo of one of the original Tesla motors that he built and this was at Columbia University. They studied his invention.
Over 100 years old and it would still work. The gutta percha insulation is cracked.
This photo was taken at a Tesla Conference in Long Island, NY in 2006.

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And then we visited the Wardenclyffe site after the conference. Here's a picture of the building years ago.

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And here's a closeup of the chimney that I took. A spot light was added to the ornate cage.

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The Wardenclyffe site was eventually bought by Peerless Photo and was a Superfund site.

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A private group was trying to buy the site and building and turn it into a museum.
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So you're performing at the Magic Castle this week?
How's it going?
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Not this week. Two weeks ago. It went well. I always have fun in the Palace. I was working with Lindsay Benner and Mark Kalin and Ginger. They are lovely people and kick ass acts.
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Not this week. Two weeks ago. It went well. I always have fun in the Palace. I was working with Lindsay Benner and Mark Kalin and Ginger. They are lovely people and kick ass acts.

Pop,

That's sounds so cool. I wish I could have seen it.

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
Pop, with self-basting turkeys, instant potatoes, and microwave cooking, Thanksgiving must be quite different than in the 1800s where you came from.
Bet they never even heard of Black Friday...
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Here is video of my Palace Show a couple of weeks ago:





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Pop,

I really like your greeting card! Takes us back to a simpler era, doesn't it?

Those tricks are all classics. I really like the Mongolian Pop Knot.
Tomorrow I will make the turkey disappear! Except I will get help from my family! lol
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Pop had this on his page but I would like to share it here since it deals with Tesla coils and high frequency electricity.
Pretty cool Tesla stuff!

May the FORCE be with you and have a magical day!

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