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Electrocryptoscope - Invented by Jeff Behary
Seeing the invisible and near invisible

This invention came about in experimenting with the Cryptoscope or Fluoroscope 

Typically fluoroscopy screen are used to study objects placed in the path of X-Rays...

I have found the screens equally interesting in the study of stratia, electrical discharges, corona, Tesla "Phantom Streams", etc.

The simple form of my Electrocryptoscope is a dielectric disk of glass, acrylic, or polycarbonate.  It is outfitted with a handle to be held in one
hand during use.  The other hand is used as one plate of a condenser in order to manipulate and study streamers on the fluoroscopy screen.

The back side of the disk has a small foil pasted to the center. 
This acts as a sector or condenser plate to accept the faint luminous streams from the Tesla or Pancake Coil.
Most of the time these streams are positively charged.  The Electrocryptoscope allows the negative streams to be seen.

Imagine the apparatus in use now, assuming Sumo's nose has near invisible electrical streams issuing in all directions....

The phenomena in this photo by Lord Armstrong can be replicated with this apparatus.  Kinraide perfected the discharges seen below:

The image to the left represents a POSITIVE discharge, which is clearly seen from the Pancake Coils I am currently working on.
By use of my Electrocryptoscope, the NEGATIVE figures to the right can be seen on the screen.

By lifting my fingers off of the screen slightly and allowing some oscillations to take place, combination discharges can be seen (as in the Armstrong photo).

Below are photos of sparks and brush with the apparatus.  They are shown to give an idea of the more prominent figures seen when sparks are allowed to pass to the metal sector.

The intricate details of the streams are easy to see with the eye but too difficult to photograph outside of having a darkroom.

(C) Jeff Behary, 2011