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by Richard Hull
Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:24 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Farnsworth patent 3,386,883 Fusor
Replies: 6
Views: 3752

Re: Farnsworth patent 3,386,883 Fusor

... "The admiral brought in a bonafide Phd to give the work some cache' in the eyes of the corporate leadership who wanted some academic polish at the Pontiac Street plant.<br/> <br/> Robert Hirsch was both bright and eager to see fusion happen. He easily brought the fusion numbers of the pre 64 days ...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - Farnsworth inner grid assembly
Replies: 4
Views: 4785

Re: Archived - Farnsworth inner grid assembly

... approach to fusion. I talked about it at some length a couple of years ago with Kent Farnsworth, who, believe it or not, has a "Hirsch" version of Pontiac Street vintage fusor in his garage. <br/> <br/> I am attaching a photo of the cross section of the Hirsch fusor from when we opened it up in ...
by Richard Hull
Fri May 06, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - Farnsworth Warp Core
Replies: 8
Views: 5991

Re: Archived - Farnsworth Warp Core

... into the next variant. I have a picture in my collection of the fusor "bone pile" and "new shell pile" in one of the storage/supply rooms at the Pontiac Street plant.<br/> <br/> Farnsworth often sent the model shop off on wild goose chases with each new brilliant idea that flashed in his pan. ...
by Richard Hull
Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - Farnsworth Warp Core
Replies: 8
Views: 5991

Archived - Farnsworth Warp Core

... very visually stimulating and impressive, however.<br/> <br/> Also known as the "pit fusor". It was in a large concrete pit in the basement of the Pontiac street labs, mounted on a hydraulic automobile bay lift allowing it to be raised to floor level for work.<br/> <br/> Archived by request........<br/> ...
by Richard Hull
Tue Feb 22, 2005 3:40 pm
Forum: Ion Gun Design and Construction (& FAQs)
Topic: Ports for ion guns
Replies: 14
Views: 6731

Re: Ports for ion guns

... I plan to mime the original hirsch meeks patent save for the indirectly heated ring filament which the Farnsworth team had whipped up in there Pontiac street tube lab. See the patent.<br/> <br/> The filament supplies electrons in the shell-ionizer grid zone. The grid was a variable positive ...
by Richard Hull
Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:17 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Farnsworth claims
Replies: 23
Views: 7108

Re: Farnsworth claims

... claims of what he was PLANNING to do that when the Pit was dug, it was heavily shielded as if a real reactor would be started up underground at Pontiac street! The cave was above ground but used a double layer of borated block. <br/> <br/> The Pit's "sky shine" was considered and the offices ...
by Richard Hull
Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:34 pm
Forum: Interesting Links
Topic: Online Farnsworth Photo Archive
Replies: 1
Views: 2399

Re: Online Farnsworth Photo Archive

... a book.<br/> <br/> Richard Hull<br/> <br/> Note: virtually 100% of the images taken by the team were from a 4X5 Speed Graphic kept on hand at the pontiac street plant. There was a large number of 4X5 polaroids taken and distributed to team members often of the same thing. These are each originals, ...
by Richard Hull
Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:16 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: FAQ: History - Frederick R. Furth
Replies: 5
Views: 3851

FAQ: History - Frederick R. Furth

... for Furth did what ever needed to be done.once the old boss of bosses left, to secure minimalistic funding for a fusion effort at the Fort Wayne, Pontiac Street plant. Furth was nicknamed "Fritz" while in the Navy, amongst his peers, but no one dare use that moniker to his face at ITT. To all, ...
by 3l
Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:30 pm
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: US Department of Energy SBIR Grants
Replies: 22
Views: 3804

Re: US Department of Energy SBIR Grants

... DOE Grants) , high level clearence will eat the 100,000 dollars like candy unless you already have one. I'll bet none of you realise the original Pontiac work had a military angle to it.<br/> Look what happened.<br/> Hey Richard...why not detail the role of Admiral Furth<br/> in the ITT funding ...
by 3l
Fri Sep 03, 2004 6:55 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Modified Transformers
Replies: 20
Views: 4700

Re: Modified Transformers

... It is about 250 feet from the shop and buried 30 feet in the ground with a storm drain to extend it to the right depth. I modelled it on the Pontiac <br/> Street Hot Pit. The active parts get lowered down by a truck winch. Exterior vacuum line runs are no fun. <br/> <br/> Happy Fusoring<br/> ...