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 Post subject: Can anyone ID this early coil?
PostPosted: Jan Sun 08, 2017 10:22 pm 
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I know I've seen these around, and can't recall if this a spark gap xmitter part or what.

Any help is appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: Can anyone ID this early coil?
PostPosted: Jan Mon 09, 2017 10:05 pm 
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Looks like part of an RF transformer and could have been used on a spark transmitter to couple the output of the tank circuit to the antenna. Typically there would be two of these coils, with one mounted on a hinge so that the coupling between the two could be adjusted.

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 Post subject: Re: Can anyone ID this early coil?
PostPosted: Jan Mon 09, 2017 11:56 pm 
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It's certainly an early transmitter coil, but one cannot identify it as definitely spark. It could have been used with a spark, arc, or an early tube transmitter for that matter.

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 Post subject: Re: Can anyone ID this early coil?
PostPosted: Jan Tue 10, 2017 6:09 pm 
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I wonder what the inductance is. When I saw the picture my first thought was, "Wouldn't that make for a cool looking crystal set!"

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 Post subject: Re: Can anyone ID this early coil?
PostPosted: Jan Tue 10, 2017 7:58 pm 
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Sure. It is the outside coil of a Murdock oscillation transformer...

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