Spitz Model A

Interesting developments in the history of PSU Astronomy -- I found Doc Yeagley's Spitz Model A projector! It wasn't difficult to track down at all. It is a very interesting machine -- it appears we have one of the first 50 of these ever built by Spitz, and according to biographical info written about Armand Spitz, he designed this projector with advice from Albert Einstein and made some of them in his kitchen by hand.

Unfortunately, even though the projector survived, it did not survive intact. As you can see, at least a few of the panels are cracked and some are torn. It appears that it can't even be repaired, unfortunately. I'm hoping that there may be some chance we can maybe make a replacement dodecahedron ourselves.


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