Recycled Raygun Project

Cathode Raygun

Part of my ongoing series of vintage ray guns discovered within everyday items.

 

This gun was a popular particle acceleration weapon from the late 1940s. While its power is impressive, the gun itself is a bad combination of heavy and delicate. And the technology behind it was buggy at best. You definitely didn't want to be standing in a puddle when you fired one of these. 

In actuality" This is built off an old air impact wrench. I've had a collection of old radio tubes sitting around waiting for the right project and this was it. The rest of the details are found items.