GLASS-RIBBON LIGHT BULB MACHINE coming to the club

The WNYG&SEA is anxiously awaiting the arrival of a piece of history.  The LED VANCE Company of Wellsboro PA is currently working with Wargo Enterprises to move a glass-ribbon machine to our grounds for permanent display.  The machine has become obsolete with the changeover from making incandescent light bulbs, which was the primary function of this machine.  It is an historical change that we are living through and the club is thrilled to receive this relic of days gone by.  Our mission is to preserve and educate and this is another facet of history that we will proudly display.  The club is planning to expand the Red Barn model building to accommodate the new display.  Director Dave Johnson had an expansion in mind and had already acquired some of the support beams for the structure.  The addition will need to be large enough for the machine that is 50 ft. long, 7 ft. 8 ins. wide, and 3 ft. 6 ins. high, and weighs approximately 60,000 lbs.  The machine will come in pieces and the LED Vance Company has offered support to reassemble it on our site.  We are promised memorabilia to complete the display.  We’ll keep you posted on the progress.

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