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Old 16th Oct 2022, 3:23 pm   #1
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Default KB Museum.

I was sad to see the late Mike Edwards site has disappeared.
Does anyone know if the content has been archived ?
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Old 16th Oct 2022, 4:44 pm   #2
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you can always try the Wayback Machine
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Old 16th Oct 2022, 5:11 pm   #3
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I tried and it gave "url not captured" and then I got

https://web.archive.org/web/*/http:/...useum.org.uk/*

needed the*
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Old 16th Oct 2022, 5:55 pm   #4
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Not quite the same but much of Mike's collection is in Radiomuseum.

https://www.radiomuseum.org/collecti...edwards~3.html

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Old 16th Oct 2022, 6:51 pm   #5
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I had left a page from that site open on my browser from the previous day and when I next went on my laptop and tried to follow another link from the top menu I got a 404 error. Then I discovered the whole site was down!

I hope all the material on it has been archived somehow. I think I saved a few catalogues from there, if we need to collate what we can!
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Old 23rd Dec 2022, 11:26 am   #6
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The KB museum website is working at my location (screen shot attached)

http://www.kbmuseum.org.uk/

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Old 23rd Dec 2022, 12:02 pm   #7
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Working here too from Lawrence's link.

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Old 23rd Dec 2022, 12:12 pm   #8
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In case this invaluable resource goes down (I was friends with Mike and bought a few of his sets when he decided to disperse the museum; we had a mutual interest in KB) I made a local archive of it using wget.

It has occasionally dropped off but as has been pointed out, Mike's museum was on Radiomuseum as he was one of the staff there.
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Old 23rd Dec 2022, 12:18 pm   #9
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Working fine here too.

What a legacy Mike left us!
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Old 23rd Dec 2022, 12:55 pm   #10
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Indeed - I remember towing a KB LG40 radiogram from West Yorkshire to the services at Stansted for him, where he bought me lunch!
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Old 23rd Dec 2022, 1:50 pm   #11
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I also had 2 or 3 of Mike's sets when he started to disperse them.
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Old 23rd Dec 2022, 2:04 pm   #12
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Default Re: KB Museum.

I think Mike's website went offline for a while probably as Gill had an a lot to cope with after Mike's passing and didn't renew the domain.

Sadly Mike was taken from us all too soon

He was a genuine guy and helped me dismantle a Cossor Gram in a barn as well as hold onto a couple of sets for me.

In the last couple of years he started to disperse his collection and got into CB and breeding pigeons.

His website is a great piece of work.

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Old 23rd Dec 2022, 6:28 pm   #13
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I used to visit them from time to time and there was always a warm welcome from them.

Sadly missed.
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Old 26th Jan 2023, 8:07 pm   #14
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It's back!! Might try that mass downloader thing incase this happens again.

Thanks for getting it back up again !!!
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Old 27th Jan 2023, 4:23 pm   #15
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In case this invaluable resource goes down (I was friends with Mike and bought a few of his sets when he decided to disperse the museum; we had a mutual interest in KB) I made a local archive of it using wget.

It has occasionally dropped off but as has been pointed out, Mike's museum was on Radiomuseum as he was one of the staff there.
I have a copy of the whole website downloaded too (as of October 2021), and if the worst happens and it disappears forever I can make it available online somehow.

The kbmuseum.org.uk domain name is due for renewal on 13th Feb 2023 so we will see in a few weeks if someone is still paying to keep it going or if it will quietly die. Hosting is obviously still being paid for although that may have been annual.
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Old 28th Jan 2023, 2:30 pm   #16
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Default Re: KB Museum.

Mike was of immense help during my 'painful' restoration of a Kolster-Brandes MR10 - his knowledge of the range is irreplaceable, notwithstanding his patience and perseverance with my questions!

@Paul Stenning - is it possible to find out who is financing the website and how much it costs? Surely we should be able to pull together a crowd-funding type solution if it's not too onerous?
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Old 1st Jul 2023, 2:13 pm   #17
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Unfortunately, it appears that Mike's KBmuseum is now offline.


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KB Museum courtesy of the Wayback Machine
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