Monday, January 16, 2017

Tuesday Torque: Pre-Grid Electricity

I read about this engine many years ago.  The Mt. Wilson Observatory needed electric power, and in the early 1900's you had to make it yourself.  An engine collector discovered the old Fairbanks still in place and put it back in operation so it can be studied by younger generations who visit the observatory.

Bonus Video, Thanks To Merle for spotting this and contacting me!

1 comment:

Merle Morrison said...

Big, noisy motor!
It's good to see someone cares enough to keep it running.