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by Richard Hull
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Farnsworth ITT history - a bit more
Replies: 3
Views: 1994

Farnsworth ITT history - a bit more

... in front of you now. (click on the photo to enlarge.) The first image is a picture of Myself and Gene and Fred on my first visit in 1999 at the Pontiac street plant. Note the arrows and paper work on the doors the arrows directed all people to the guard shack at the gate. The building was for ...
by Richard Hull
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Getting the story straight
Replies: 0
Views: 1803

Getting the story straight

... bought Gene a case of beer each day, as agreed and Haak had me buy him cigarettes as he chain smoked. They took me to the now defunct and empty Pontiac street ITT location. It had a for rent sign outside saying to ask for a tour. Fred Haak told the gate guard that he had left his camera inside ...
by Richard Hull
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Project Sherwood a third re-read
Replies: 5
Views: 5472

Re: Project Sherwood a third re-read

... spincter muscles tightened all around the room. After lunch, the group re-assembled and told Hirsch they would get back to him. Once back on Pontiac street in Fort Wayne, ITT noted they would only continue to fund through fiscal year 1966-67. This would allow time for the AEC to pick up the ...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:26 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: BOFN: "Pontiac"
Replies: 3
Views: 5227

Re: BOFN: "Pontiac"

FYI, the last link about Gene Meeks seems to be broken. I see a "You are not authorised to read this forum." message when I click that link. I tried finding the thread with a search, but I can't find it. I assume because of the permissions issue. Hmmm... thanks for catching that and bringing it to ...
by Jim Stead
Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: BOFN: "Pontiac"
Replies: 3
Views: 5227

Re: BOFN: "Pontiac"

... I love learning about Farnsworth and his team, but I know so little at this point about the history that I never would have thought to search for "Pontiac". FYI, the last link about Gene Meeks seems to be broken. I see a "You are not authorised to read this forum." message when I click that link. ...
by Richard Hull
Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: BOFN: "Pontiac"
Replies: 3
Views: 5227

Re: BOFN: "Pontiac"

Nice little compilation, Paul. Thanks. Your continuing efforts at informative condensations are appreciated.

Richard Hull
by Paul_Schatzkin
Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: BOFN: "Pontiac"
Replies: 3
Views: 5227

BOFN: "Pontiac"

I've posted another "Best of Fusor.net" on the front of the site: http://www.fusor.net/bofn-pontiac/ This post searches the forums for the word 'pontiac' and delivers a wealth of material recounting the exploits of the Farnsworth fusion team, which worked at a facility ...
by Richard Hull
Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: found this interesting info in the P.T Farnsworth patent section
Replies: 19
Views: 17905

Re: found this interesting info in the P.T Farnsworth patent section

... Another lab and reseracher did have tritium in the same building and they used his site license.<br/> <br/> The two camps/cliques within the pontiac street effort vied for neutron numbers, Farnsworth's ideas never produced decent numbers until he left the positive grid system and went over ...
by Richard Hull
Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Some Farnsworth team humor to offset the hard love
Replies: 0
Views: 3062

Some Farnsworth team humor to offset the hard love

... for all employees invovled with the material in and around the device into which the tritium was introduced.<br/> <br/> The infirmary at the Pontiac Street location would issue appointments to each fusion team member in turn. If they did not respond then security would come and forcibly escort ...
by Richard Hull
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Yet more Horrors in the fusion story.
Replies: 6
Views: 10226

Re: Yet more Horrors in the fusion story.

... inception. Unfortunately, it was such a horrid kludge that it was never used or tested according to George Bain. He did note that the tube lab at Pontiac Street spent over three months on the tube, discarding several models as Farnsworth almost daily had a design change. The tube lab quickly learned ...