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Old 13th Jul 2018, 5:34 pm   #47
chriswood1900
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I have recently returned from a holiday touring the Pacific NW of the USA. As is usual I try to fit in technology related museums, Mainly Radio, Electronics, Military, Aircraft and Cars. On my tour I took the opportunity to revisit the Spark Museum in Bellingham a beautiful town just south of the Canadian border.
I had previously written a short piece about my visit in 2015 https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=122193
This time I allowed myself a lot more time to spend on the Electricity and Thermionic devices sections, this museum has a particularly good collection including such rarities as some of Thomas Edisonís first lights from the late 1870S and 1880S including one of only 3 hook lights remaining, the 1832 patent model for the first continuous electrical generator (Pixii Dynamo) https://www.princeton.edu/ssp/joseph...amo/Dynamo.pdf and many others.
During my visit I caught up with Jonathan again and he most helpfully allowed me to photograph up close some of their rare early Fleming and Audion tubes.
The delightful part of being there was the helpfulness of the team and their willingness to engage which seems to be increasingly rare in the UKís museums.
I again would highly recommend a visit there links with more info below:-
http://www.sparkmuseum.org/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmA_Iwx5iiY
Chris
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