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Dr. D. C. Cox
local time: 2024-04-15 20:41 (-05:00 DST)
Dr. D. C. Cox (About)
World Science Database Profile
(Died: April 12, 2012)
Interests: Tesla Coil, Resonance Age: 63

D. C. Cox sold his first Tesla coil, still in use, to the University of Madison while he was still in high school. Today, his company, Resonance Research, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of Tesla coils for museums, universities, and research institutes worldwide. His summer Cheeshead Teslathons have grown so popular that he's had to rent the Sauk County Fairgrounds to make enough room for everybody.

D. C. Cox's Cheesehead Teslathons:


Durlin C. Cox, 63, of Baraboo, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2012 at the Casa De La Luz Hospice in Tucson, Ariz. D.C. was born Feb. 27, 1949 in Baraboo, and was the first born of Orville and Darlene (Burris) Cox. He graduated from Baraboo High School and went on to study at the University of Wisconsin. D.C. owned and operated his business, Resonance Research, building and supplying Van de Graaff generators and Tesla coil inventions to businesses and museums around the world. He was blessed with great intellectual ability and creativity. D.C. served his country as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam era. He was kind in spirit and a generous uncle. He will be remembered for his scientific mind and pioneering spirit in the world of research, inventing, electronics and physics; his accomplishments as a demolitions expert; his skill at the billiard table and love for the game of pool; his passion for the martial arts, holding a 10th degree black belt in Judo; his love of piloting airplanes, snow skiing and his enjoyment of great cars.

D.C. is survived by his loving mother, Darlene Cox; his brothers, Steve (Linda), Alan (Paula) and Dean (Denia); his sister, Linda (Arvin) Faivre; beloved nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. D.C. was preceded in death by his father, Orville Cox.

Private family services will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 as D.C. is laid to rest at the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom.