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Steampunk Edison Spirit Predictor Machine - Steam Punk - Tesla Apparatus - Weird Science - Spirit Predictor - Edison Ghost Machine - Metaphysical - Geekery by Victorian Machines

This machine is the last version of Professor Conrow's original Spirit Predictor Apparatus.

You can ask it questions, and the Psychical Predictor unit will automatically answer "yes", "no" or "ask later" in response.

A.D. Conrow's original work was inspired by the secret "Tesla Field" work done at Niagara Falls, where the giant Tesla/Westinghouse turbines produced the tremendous amount of electrical power necessary for the secret experiments. Well before the infamous Philadelphia Experiment, attempts were made to bend light using high-potential electromagnetic fields.

Although still a secret, it is my understanding that Professor Conrow modified the original Phantastron Circuit so that he could manipulate space-time and “hone” his psychical skills back in the 1920s and '30s.

Using Professor Conrow's original schematics, drawings and notes, I have assembled this apparatus, and I am offering it to you, the serious Steampunk Collector. It uses an original, vintage rectifier tube, brass uprights, bakelite components, vintage telegraph wire and more modern parts where vintage components were not available. The machine is protected by a glass dome mounted on a solid wooden base.

Not only does this machine have the right “Victorian / Steampunk look”, it is completely functional and very easy to use. You plug it in and the tube glows orange, while the green beam emitter illuminates the twin Iron Pyrite Crystal Detectors and Phantom Oculus (as Conrow named it) light receiver.

To use the machine, your finger is placed on the Oculus and the apparatus then begins answering your verbal Yes/No questions with one of three answers, "yes," "no" or "ask later." Some believe that quantum fluctuations are the secret to predicting future events. I don't know if that is correct, but I do not advise that you use this device to help "divine" answers to real-world events.

PLEASE NOTE: In some parts of the country it is illegal to possess "fortune telling" devices, so I am selling this unit as a laboratory test instrument for entertainment purposes only. The results that I have obtained are uncanny, to say the least, but I caution you not to ask any question for which you do not wish to know the answer.

The Conrow-Tesla Spirit Predictor Apparatus was originally designed to operate from 8 dry cell batteries, but I have attached a modern wall-mounted power supply unit that will power it from normal household current. Also, I used some of the old, original-type wire (NOS) to lead out of the wooden base for authenticity. Please note that the base of the unit may vary slightly from the photo to accommodate the slight variations in the glass domes that ADC Radio Lab had in stock. If you would like to learn more about the amazing world of A.D. Conrow and his Victorian Machines, please visit You can see Professor Conrow's video here:

Not only an interesting set-about to add that Victorian / Steampunk ambiance to your home or office, this scientific apparatus can also provide many hours of interesting entertainment, trying to divine answers. I think it could be a lot of fun at your next party or get-together. The apparatus is approximately 5" in diameter and about 11" high, weighing 2lbs.

Thanks for looking and be sure to check my shop for other curiosities, contraptions and oddities!

This unit is for entertainment purposes only and be warned, it can become quite addictive!

Please know that I ship your unit ASAP, and will double-box your unit and ship via insured USPS Priority Mail for fast delivery. Thanks again and be sure to look at my other listings in my shop.

Shop Policy: I am a perfectionist and want you to be happy. If for some reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, it may be returned for a refund, replacement or exchange.

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Steampunk Edison Spirit Predictor Machine Steam Punk Tesla Apparatus Weird Science Ghost Machine Metaphysical Geekery Victorian Machines


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  • Materials: tube, bakelite, resistors, capacitors, brass, wood, glass, steel, rubber, crystals
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