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Vintage Radio and Scientific Equipment
November 13, 2006 8:35 PM   Subscribe

The Spark Museum John Jenkins' collection of vintage wireless, radio, scientific and electrical equipment, including Crookes and Geissler tubes, Barlow wheels and other early electric motors, loudspeakers and many more oddball electrical devices. [via TeamDroid]
posted by mediareport (9 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
awesome!!!! and to think I used to hate my science courses......
posted by peewinkle at 9:00 PM on November 13, 2006


some of us still use vacuum tubes (valves) in our stereos
posted by caddis at 9:19 PM on November 13, 2006


Is it just me, or did the Crookes and Geissler tubes page look like the online catalog of an awesome head shop at first glance?
posted by stenseng at 9:29 PM on November 13, 2006


Great stuff — this is what computers should be made out of, just for the visuals. More glowing Geissler goodness at The Cathode Ray Tube Site.
posted by cenoxo at 10:07 PM on November 13, 2006


Lovely FPP, thanks a lot for bringing back memories! My grandfather graduated from engineering college in India in the early 1930's and he had a full collection of the "electromechanical" engineering books he used. I used to love "looking at the pictures" :)
posted by infini at 10:37 PM on November 13, 2006


Nice, nice, very nice! Love this kinda stuff! Thanks, mediareport.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:09 AM on November 14, 2006


What a great site, thanks mediareport!. What beautiful design went into so many of these daily objects. Love those cathode ray tubes and those speakers! I also liked the advertising and ephemera page - scroll down to see Bonzo the Pup, the Crosely Radio mascot - much funkier than the ubiquitous RCA dog.
posted by madamjujujive at 6:19 AM on November 14, 2006


mmm, glowing tubes - great post. i've always had a soft spot for mercury arc rectifiers^.
posted by the painkiller at 12:52 PM on November 14, 2006


Scott's Nixie Tube Clock (for your Windows Desktop.)
posted by cenoxo at 1:23 PM on November 14, 2006


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