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Electrical Experimenter (07:07) November 1919

Hugo Gernsback, editor

"Dr. Tesla explained that he frequently stood upon one pole of his mastodonic coils while the full current was on. The sensation was anything but comfortable. During the experiment sparks and long spark-streams would envelop his entire body. At the extremities, elbows, knees, hip bones, nose, ears, etc., the spark display was most pronounced. However, the sparks did neither sting nor burn his flesh. Mr. Tesla's own words, his body was enveloped in "cold fire."
This issue of Electrical Experimenter is from November 1919. The “Electric Lady” cover story is Hugo Gernsback’s article about “Cold Fire” and discusses Nikola Tesla’s experimentation with high frequencies on the human body. Additional articles cover the gyro compass, perpetual motion schemes, the Mt. Wilson telescope, and the Nauen radio station.
Contents of this Issue:
  • Editorial: Gravitation and Light (H. Gernsback)
  • New Arc Rivals Sunlight
  • The Eiffel Tower Illuminated
  • Sun Signals For Fighting Forest Fires (Frank C. Perkins)
  • Married by Radiophone While Flying
  • The Electrically Driven U.S.S. New Mexico (Brewster S. Beach)
  • “Cold Fire” (H. Gernsback) Charging the Body with High Frequency Currents
  • “Odd Photos”
  • Cheesit! Willie! The Electric Spanker
  • Church Sermon Heard Over One-Half Mile
  • Lighthouses–How They Signal (A.H. Whedon)
  • Mt. Wilson 100 inch Telescope (Isabel M. Lewis); World’s Largest Telescope
  • New Electrical Gyro Compass
  • Sir Charles Parsons on War Inventions
  • Interplanetary Communication (Dr. C.S. Brainin, Ph.D.)
  • Combination Airplane and Blimp
  • A Hair-Raising Razor
  • More About New York’s Subway Escalator
  • Surfplaning in Mid-air
  • Catching Worms by Electricity
  • New Laboratory Electro Magnet (Frank C. Perkins)
  • “Old Phonograph Record” Contest
  • “Plan-T” (John White)
  • Will These Perpetual Motion Schemes Work? (John D. Adams)
  • Popular Astronomy: The Earth’s Atmosphere (Isabel M. Lewis)
  • Automobile News
  • Experiments in Physics: 4–Water Jets and Air Jets (John J. Furia, A.M.)
  • The Constructor: A Model Electric Theater (Edward K. Jewett)
  • A Fan-Operated Show Window Attraction
  • A Home-Made Edison Primary Battery
  • Converting a Dresser Clock to an Electric Alarm Type
  • An Experimental Motor Generator
  • Measuring Resistance in Direct Current Machines (Gustav E. Jansson)
  • A Home-Made Adjustable Ammeter)
  • The Electrical Machinist (H. Winfield Secor): No. 1 Commutator Work
  • How-To-Make-It
  • Wrinkles, Recipes, Formulas (S. Gernsback)
  • Radio Department: The Submarine’s Under-Water Radio
  • Nauen Radio Opened Again
  • The New Kolster Decremeter and Wave Meter
  • Improving the Amateur Receiving Set (Edward T. Jones)
  • A Loose Coupler Wrinkle (Thomas Reed)
  • High Tension Condenser Switch
  • Latest Patents
  • With the Amateurs
  • Science in Slang (Emerson Easterling): Talking with Mars
  • The Oracle
  • Book Review
  • Patent Advice (H. Gernsback)
  • Opportunity Ad-lets

 Experimenter Publishing Company, Inc.
Editor: Hugo Gernsback
Issue: Volume 7: Number 7; Whole No.79; November 1919
Pages: 120
Size: 9″ x 12″
Digital edition © 2007 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved.

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