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Halle - Heritage Day - April 2008

This was a major highlight in my life as a collector. As it happened close to my home, I could put a lot of effort into it. Many hundreds of items were on display. The primary theme was, evidently, 19th century landline telegraphy. But at that time I still owned some early Marconi items (such as the magnetic detector, multiple tuner, 10-inch coil, coherer and more) as well as some nice early telephones and radios.

‘Technopolis’, a scientific museum oriented towards a younger audience, provided educational exhibits. The exhibition was open for the public for two weekends. During the intervening week many schools sent classes and in the evening special selected groups were invited — such as radio amateurs (‘hams’), telecom managers, people from telecommunications manufacturers and providers and so on. For these visitors I had set up a laboratory table so that I could explain the parts and the working of a Morse telegraph in a simple way, before they took a guided tour.
In total more than 1,300 people showed up!

INTRODUCTION

           PACKING              

BUILDING UP

PRESS CONFERENCE AND OFFICIAL OPENING      

GENERAL VIEWS

TABLES – part 1

TABLES – part 2

              SOCLES                

        HIGH DISPLAY CASES           

LOW DISPLAY CASES

SOME OF THE INSTRUMENTS

GUIDED TOURS

SOME OF THE SCHOOLS

SOME OF THE GROUPS

                  KIDS               

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