Saturday, September 28, 2013
Today's "Anything Goes Saturday" images are from a small group from 1958; they are from what appears to be some sort of electronics trade show, though I have no idea where this show took place. Anyway, I enjoyed the groups of salesmen and nerds (i.e. "People a lot smarter than me") and the presence of vacuum tubes. There was something elegant and beautiful about those tubes... I still remember the soft orange glow from the cabinet of my parent's old "hi-fi" when I was a kid. Somehow it was comforting.
Look at these crazy guys; you know they were up to no good once the trade show ended. Machlett Laboratories specialized in transmitting tubes (particularly triodes, according to Wikipedia) and x-ray tubes.
This lady was no mere "booth babe", she could sell Westinghouse products with the best of them. If only we knew what she was saying. More tubes. Thyratrons! What is it about Jurassic technology that is so awesome?
The view from above; how fun would it be to hop into our time machine so that we could walk the aisles and see what wonders were to behold! I wouldn't understand any of it, but it would still be cool. Looming above everyone is a giant microwave antenna, or radio transmitter or whatever it was - it would make Kenneth Strickfaden proud, that's all I know.