The Turbo-Encabulator in Industry

By J.H. Quick, Student

For a number of years now work has been proceeding to bring to perfection the crudely conceived idea of a machine that would not only supply inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors, but would also be capable of automatically synchronizing cardinal grammeters. Such a machine is the "Turbo-Encabulator." Basically, the only new principle involved is that instead of power being generated by the relative motion of conductors and fluxes, it is produced by the nodal interaction of magneto-reluctance and capacitive directance.

The original machine had a base plate of prefabulated aluminite, surmounted by a malleable logarithmic casing in such a way that the two main spurving bearings were in a direct line with the pentametric fan. The latter consisted simply of six hydrocoptic marzlevanes, so fitted to the ambifacient lunar waneshaft that side fumbline was effectively prevented. The main winding was of the normal lotus-o-delta type placed in panendermic semi-bovoid slots in the stator, every seventh conductor being connected by a non-reversible tremie pipe to the differential girdlespring on the "up" end of the grammeters.

Forty-one manestically spaced grouting brushes were arranged to feed into the rotor slip-stream a mixture of high S-value phenylhydrobenzamine and 5% ruminative tetryliodohexamine. Both these liquids have specific pericosities given by P=2.5Cn6.7 where n is the diathetical evolute of retrograde temperature phase disposition and C is Cholmondeley's annular grillage coefficient. Initially, n was measured with the aid of metaploar refractive pilfrometer* but up to the present date nothing has been found to equal the transcendental hopper dadoscope†

Electrical engineers will appreciate the difficulty of nubing together a regurgitative purwell and a supramitive wennel-sprocket. Indeed, this proved to be a stumbling-block to further development until, in 1942, it was found that the use of anhydrous nangling pins enabled the kryptonastic bolling shims to be tankered.

The early attempts to construct a sufficiently robust spiral decommutator largely failed because of a lack of appreciation of the large quasi-piestic stresses in the gremlin studs; the latter were specially designed to hold the roffit bars to the spamshaft. When, however, it was discovered that wending could be prevented by a simple addition to the jiving sockets, almost perfect running was secured.

The operating point is maintained as near as possible to the h.f. rem peak by constantly fromaging the bitumogeonous spandrels. This is a distinct advance on the standard nivelsheave in that no dremcock oil is required until after the phase detractors have remissed.

Undoubtedly, the turbo-encabulator has now reached a very high level of technical development. It has been successfully used for operating nofertrunnions. In addition, whenever a barescent skor motion is required, it may be employed in conjunction with a deep drawn reciprocating dingle arm to reduce sinusoidal depleneration.

* For a descriptioin of this ingeinous instrument see L.P. Rumpelverstein in "Zeitschrift fur Elektrotechnistatische-Donnerblitze," vol. vii.
† See "Proceedings of the Peruvian Nitrate Association," June 1914.

Editor's note: over the years, many firms have manufactured turbo-encabulators. While they are quite commonplace now, we often forget that they were once a specialty item. A representative example of a turbo-encabulator from the 1960s can be seen in this General Electric data sheet. (As of 11-Apr-2006, this is a better scan than was previously available.)

Turbo-Encabulator FAQ


Can I use a Fourier or Laplace transformer to power my vintage Turbo-encabulator?

— Don Stauffer
A: If you use a Fourier transformer, be sure you're discrete about it.

Fast Fourier transformers may seem appealing, but tend to leave grease spots where you set them on the bench.

Laplace transformers are best, but remember that you'll need a dual VanBergen power coupling if your TE was made before 1932. (Between 1932 and 1937, some units had helically-polarized inputs; lotsa luck finding the beam power input tubes for those.)

If you haven't powered your unit up yet, be sure to check the calibration on the conversion screens. They may not be compatible with the pitch of the modern power grid, and I don't have to tell you what THAT means!

— Eric Wilner

What's a wennelsprock?

— Bill S.

It's a lot like a Finnegan pin, except for where it attaches to the molly sprocket, it uses a plain bearing instead of a ball bearing. This reduces creatisfration to below 37 RMQ's.

— Carl Byrns

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