Crookes' Residual Ectometron - The Ouija Electric Edition
The Ectometron has officially been out of production for well over a year due to difficulty in finding parts. Some of the vital components had become obsolete and no longer in production which had a knock on effect with my production of this iconic piece.
So what do you do when one of your best clients requests an Ectometron and won't take no for an answer? You say OK and start the arduous task of sourcing alternative parts.
Seven months later a complete Ectometron emerged from the studio like no other. Mounted on a Victorian chest of drawers and with a detachable Ouija board this looks more like an occult switchboard to the spirit world.
This version is designed to be used by one person. A 'Spirit Catalyst' is placed in the metal sphere and the machine is started. This can be a person item once owned by the deceased such as a ring or lock of hair. The use of the catalyst allows the user to contact specific spirits rather than random ones. The combination of the catalyst and the Ouija board and then used to channel thespirit which materialises in the Ectoplasmic Chamber. Once the spirit has manifested the user may then communicate with the Ouija board and relieved audible spirit responses via the bell, visual responses by electrostatic discharge in the chamber or even vocally via the spirit trumpet.
Once the communication is complete the lid can be removed from the Ectoplasmic Chamber and the residual ectoplasm from the apparition will escape into the ether in the form of a vortex which can reach over 7 feet.
Even when not in use this particular Ectometron can be used to play gramophone music through.
All of the pictures can be seen here in my portfolio gallery.