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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: 2624

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: 7004

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
Thu May 17, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Neutron Source
Replies: 6
Views: 3136

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. <br/> <br/> Richard Hull</t>
by Richard Hull
Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: ITT fusor team tid-bits...The team was marginally a team.
Replies: 5
Views: 9066

ITT fusor team tid-bits...The team was marginally a team.

... taught a less formal style in dealing with management, having worked one-on-one with Phil at his State Street home and at the more family-like, Pontiac street facility in Fort Wayne. George told me that he was somewhat relieved to see Gene move over to Bob Hirsch's effort in the "cave" fusor ...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:24 am
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: Gene Meeks - In Memorium
Replies: 12
Views: 7505

Photos (Re: Gene Meeks - In Memorium)

... Hull and I made to Fort Wayne in July of 2001, when we sat down with Steve and Gene and let them reminisce at great length about their days at the Pontiac Street lab. Those interviews provided the material in the fusion chapters at the end of "The Boy Who Invented Television." <br/> <br/> I think ...
by Richard Hull
Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: Gene Meeks - In Memorium
Replies: 12
Views: 7505

Gene Meeks - In Memorium

... amuse and amaze.<br/> <br/> I will miss him mightily<br/> <br/> Richard Hull<br/> <br/> P.S. I append an image from 1999. Taken in front of the Pontiac street plant.<br/> left to right Myself, Gene Meeks, Freddy Haak.</t>
by Richard Hull
Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: What we're missing
Replies: 9
Views: 7220

Re: What we're missing

... There is nowwhere extant, in any official company documents that have been presented, any mention of self sustaining reactions at the ITT plant on Pontiac Street in Fort Wayne....Period.<br/> <br/> There is a one direct statement by one living observer who believes they had a runaway. No one alive ...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: "Electron Return Time" ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4629

"Electron Return Time" ?

... me what "Electron Return Time" really means? <br/> <br/> When I was researching my Farnsworth bio, Steve Blaising told a story about a meeting on Pontiac Street where Farnsworth started talking about "electron return time" and a visitor asked "where did you get THAT" expression (implying that ...
by Richard Hull
Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Proper credit to Farnsworth would be...?
Replies: 14
Views: 5174

Re: Proper credit to Farnsworth would be...?

... work, but never worked to the point where the 50kw power converter he had custom built needed to do more than sit and rot on the loading dock at Pontiac street. His best interation of D-D, even with ion guns, worked to about the level of Jon Rosenstiel's best runs. (10e7n/s)<br/> <br/> The best ...
by Richard Hull
Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Proper credit to Farnsworth would be...?
Replies: 14
Views: 5174

Re: Proper credit to Farnsworth would be...?

... Farnsworth could be a true nutball. He had no illusions or thought of a test bed or concept demonstator. NO! He would make energy himself, on Pontiac street within months if not a year or two. I have talked with the head engineer of that project George Bain.<br/> <br/> Once the fusor team ...