Not your every day museum.
Oddities and Eccentricies
Static Electric Generators dating back to Benjamin Franklin
Arcs and Sparks
Static Hair: Sam
Static Hair, Astrid
Static Hair, J.
Static Hair, Madeline
Static Hair, Amanda
Museum dog, Mejla
Earliest UV bulbs and Induction Coils
200 years of Static
Things which cannot be seen elsewhere
One million volts
Crookes and Geissler Tubes
150 Shades of Grey
The former "Turn Of The Century Electrotherapy Museum" has moved to an
exciting new location:
RGF Environmental Group's
RGF Environmental Group is an exciting company that manufactures over
500 environmental products and has a 30+ year history of providing the
world with the safest air,
water and food without the use of chemicals. The origins of the
technologies used at RGF can be found in many of the pieces of this
This Frank S Betz Static Electric Machine is the largest machine of its
type and is fully functional at RGF.
Besides generated over 250,000V, it can make your hair stand on end...
as we did here for the cover of BBC.com
There is also the McIntosh Hogan, a Tesla Coil made famous in the
This machine can light lamps without wires...
Or by conducting electricity through the human body...
Or even to blow up pumpkins on Halloween, as we did live on the local
RGF often showcases the machines at the local South Florida Science
Center & Aquarium
The Electro-Mechanical Museum has some of the oldest UV lights in the
world...and we know how to safely operate them.
There are static electric machines from the 1700s...
Some of the machines are from around the world...this one is from
And some of the earliest electrical machines Made in the USA...
This machine was found in a barn outside of Philadelphia. It could
have been owned by Benjamin Franklin or Joseph Priestley...two of the
most important figures in the 1700s...
This machine was made by the optician that made Thomas Jefferson's
There are rare spark photos by Thomas Burton Kinraide
The earliest prototype UV bulbs from the early 1900s
Electrical meters, patents, blueprints...
One of the oldest fluorescent lamps still in the original shipping crate
from the famous Cooper Hewitt company
The world's oldest Tesla Coils from Tesla contemporary Thomas Burton
The oldest American-made spark coil from Edward Samuel Ritchie
Static Electric Machines, Leyden Jars, Induction Coils
Magneto Electric Civil War Shocker
The infamous Revigator Radioactive Water Purifier
Rare X-Ray tubes
Crookes and Geissler Tubes
An original Edison vs. Tesla "Battle Of The Currents" Stopper Lamp from
the 1893 Columbia Exposition
The Sunkraft Ultraviolet Lamp, a lamp that operates without wires...
The earliest AC electrical meters from Westinghouse
There is the last known photograph of the infamous "Keely Motor", one of
the greatest American mysteries
And the unpublished truth on how it really worked...a secret worth over
$5 million in 1898. (Over $100 million dollars today)
There is a painting made with 2 million volts from Star Trek artist Dave
An original lecture by Nikola Tesla
Rare newspaper clippings and books
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