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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 bring...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:26 am
 
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: BOFN: "Pontiac"
Replies: 3
Views: 1899

Re: BOFN: "Pontiac"

... 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 ...
by Jim Stead
Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:21 pm
 
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: BOFN: "Pontiac"
Replies: 3
Views: 1899

Re: BOFN: "Pontiac"

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

Richard Hull
by Richard Hull
Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:57 pm
 
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: BOFN: "Pontiac"
Replies: 3
Views: 1899

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 Paul_Schatzkin
Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:02 pm
 
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: BOFN: "Pontiac"
Replies: 3
Views: 1899

Re: Greetings from Indiana

Mike, Welcome. As you may know the fusor was born and first created in Fort Wayne on Pontiac street at the ITT/Farnworth plant there. I have traveled up there three times in the late 90's and early 2000's to interview what remained of the Farnsworth family and team ...
by Richard Hull
Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:54 pm
 
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Indiana
Replies: 1
Views: 848

Another Farnsworth team member passes

... the team members except Philo and the Admiral back in 1998 and later with Paul in 2004, I think. The team never had more than 6 members on-site at Pontiac Street in Fort Wayne. I'll always remember Fred Haak from my first visit to Fort Wayne. He was a short, thin somewhat shriveled and wirey ...
by Richard Hull
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:01 pm
 
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: Another Farnsworth team member passes
Replies: 0
Views: 807

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

... tritium license! Another lab and reseracher did have tritium in the same building and they used his site license. 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 ...
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: 6511

Some Farnsworth team humor to offset the hard love

... urine testing for all employees invovled with the material in and around the device into which the tritium was introduced. 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
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: 1996

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 ...
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: 4334

Re: Neutron Source

... did somewhere in my collection. Team member Fred Haak did a lot of their more complicated spot weld grids as he was taken from the ITT tube lab at Pontiac street to join the team permanently sometime in 1962. Richard Hull
by Richard Hull
Thu May 17, 2007 4:03 pm
 
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Neutron Source
Replies: 6
Views: 2527
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