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Pt. Conception lens moving.

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Postby Bill Edwards » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:59 pm


Pt. Conception lens is moving from the lighthouse to the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

http://www.sbmm.org/event-registration?ee=29
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Postby BMR » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:06 am


Approximately six feet wide ... Approximately twelve feet tall

Sometimes a picture can capture the majesty of the 1st order lens
but one really needs to see this assmeblage of glass and metal in
order to comprehend the immensity

How wonderful this one will soon be on display where so many
will now be able to view and imagine
There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.
No one knows how many humdingers there are in a lollapalooza.
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Postby island » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:23 am


This is a slow rorating wheel mounted first order lens with 16 flash panels that displayed a 2 second flash every 30 seconds thus one lens rotation every eight minutes.

Are the relocation plans to include the existing original clockwork and with the lens rotating when later on display as was done with the first order Cape Charles 5-4 flashing lens at the Maritime Museum in VA?
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Postby Bill Edwards » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:22 am


Last I heard, they are trying to include the clockwork, but not going to have it rotate. I have seen the display in VA. and that is nice. One thought might be that since it is in an earthquake area, they want it to be secure as possible.
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