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Even More Hatteras Lens Work Photos

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Postby shirin » Sun Apr 24, 2005 4:48 pm


Finally some of Beth's great photos for your viewing pleasure. Thanks for sending these photos along to be posted Beth!

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Yours truely cleaning one of the lower cat panels. And no, I don't do windows! Just lenses.

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Beth power sanding away years of rust. Fun stuff!

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The Week 3 Gang - from Left to right:
Standing - Lampists Kurt Forsburg, Jim (a.k.a Woody) Woodward, Jim Dunlap
In front - Beth Deese, and me again :D

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And finally, Lampists in Training as Beth and I like to call ourselves with Kevin Duffus.
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Postby beachbum1616 » Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:22 pm


Beth sent me these photos of the catadioptric section in the Bodie Island museum. I will let here fill in the descriptions for the photos.

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Postby Grover1 » Sun Apr 24, 2005 7:08 pm


Beth,

Thanks for getting these to those who got them to us ...

I envy the experience you two, along with the others, shared.
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Postby Pharoslvr » Sun Apr 24, 2005 7:38 pm


Thanks for the nice shots!! :)

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Postby bert911 » Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:29 am


Great photos. Everyone that is (was) a part of that project deserves a slap on the back and a "Job Well Done!!" :yay: You are forever a part of the history of that beautiful lens.

Thanks for posting the photos!

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Postby COTA » Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:46 am


Hey guys. I'm getting over the flu here. Still got to get the upper cats posted for ya'll.

Anyway, the first two photos were taken before Woody started restoration. The pieces were stabilized before transporting to the museum.

Let me add, for those who don't know, that this particular piece (panel) is the only lower panel that is complete with the lens prisms. All other lower panels were incomplete.

The third photo is Woody working on the panel from the Bodie Island Museum. He is diligently applying the putty to hold the lens prisms in their correct position. Each one has to be carefully placed so.

The fourth photo is the identifying marks on one side of the panel. If you go to the Graveyard of the Atlantic to see this exhibit, and you look carefully, you'll find these marks. Not every panel is recognizable with these marks, due to vandalism, etc., but also by the polishing. Woody told me that when you polish over and over and over, eventually, you have rubbed off the top layers, etc. (Woody, if you're reading this, maybe you can clarify better). :P So, if a design is embedded, eventually it will be gone. Anyway, besides knowing that this is the only complete lower panel, look for the marks if you visit "The Lost Lens".

The fifth and sixth photos are after Woody has completed his dexterous work.
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