In Brief:

On this site you will find pictures and information about some of the electronic, electrical, electrotechnical and mecanichal technology relics that the Frank Sharp Private museum has accumulated over the years .
There are lots of vintage electrical and electronic items that have not survived well or even completely disappeared and forgotten.

Or are not being collected nowadays in proportion to their significance or prevalence in their heyday, this is bad and the main part of the death land. The heavy, ugly sarcophagus; models with few endearing qualities, devices that have some over-riding disadvantage to ownership such as heavy weight,toxicity or inflated value when dismantled, tend to be under-represented by all but the most comprehensive collections and museums. They get relegated to the bottom of the wants list, derided as 'more trouble than they are worth', or just forgotten entirely. As a result, I started to notice gaps in the current representation of the history of electronic and electrical technology to the interested member of the public.

Following this idea around a bit, convinced me that a collection of the peculiar alone could not hope to survive on its own merits, but a museum that gave equal display space to the popular and the unpopular, would bring things to the attention of the average person that he has previously passed by or been shielded from. It's a matter of culture. From this, the Tele Video Rama Web Museum concept developed and all my other things too. It's an open platform for all electrical Electronic TV technology to have its few, but NOT last, moments of fame in a working, hand-on environment. We'll never own Colossus or Faraday's first transformer, but I can show things that you can't see at the Science Museum, and let you play with things that the Smithsonian can't allow people to touch, because my remit is different.

There was a society once that was the polar opposite of our disposable, junk society. A whole nation was built on the idea of placing quality before quantity in all things. The goal was not “more and newer,” but “better and higher" .This attitude was reflected not only in the manufacturing of material goods, but also in the realms of art and architecture, as well as in the social fabric of everyday life. The goal was for each new cohort of children to stand on a higher level than the preceding cohort: they were to be healthier, stronger, more intelligent, and more vibrant in every way.

The society that prioritized human, social and material quality is a Winner. Truly, it is the high point of all Western civilization. Consequently, its defeat meant the defeat of civilization itself.
Today, the West is headed for the abyss. For the ultimate fate of our disposable society is for that society itself to be disposed of. And this will happen sooner, rather than later.
OLD, but ORIGINAL, Well made, Funny, Not remotely controlled............. and not Made in CHINA.

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Don't forget the past, the end of the world is upon us! Pretty soon it will all turn to dust!

Have big FUN ! !

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Hitachi, Ltd. ( Kabushiki-gaisha Hitachi Seisakusho) specializing in high-technology and services headquartered in Marunouchi 1-chome, is a Japanese multinational corporationChiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. The company is the parent of the Hitachi Group (Hitachi Gurūpu) as part of the larger DKB Group companies. Hitachi is the third largest technological company by revenue as of 2009.

Corporate Name Hitachi, Ltd.
(Kabushiki Kaisha Hitachi Seisakusho)
Established February 1, 1920 [Founded in 1910]
Headquarters 6-6, Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8280 Japan
Management Hiroaki Nakanishi
Representative Executive Officer and President
In-house Company System
  • Power Systems Company
  • Rail Systems Company
  • Industrial & Social Infrastructure Systems Company
  • Urban Planning and Development Systems Company
  • Information & Control Systems Company
  • Information & Telecommunication Systems Company
  • Defense Systems Company
  • Battery Systems Company


1910-1919 1910

* Company formed.Completed five-horsepower induction motor


* Completed 2-kVA transformer


* Started production of AC ammeter and voltmeter


* Completed 10,000-hp (7,355-kW) water turbine
* Started production of fans

1920-1929 1924

* Completed the first large-scale DC electric locomotive to be manufactured in Japan *figure2

1930-1939 1930

* Started production of pole-top transformers


* Completed 10,000-A hydraulic electrolytic cell


* Started production of elevators
* Completed Hitachi's first electric refrigerator *figure3


* Completed 23,600-housepower Illgner set

1940-1949 1940

* Completed 5,000-line automatic private branch exchange


* Completed 85,000-kW Francis water turbine and 70,000-kVA alternating current generator


* Completed first U05 power excavator

1950-1959 1951

* Completed 6,500-kW Kaplan water turbine and 7,000-kVA AC generator (first umbrella-type generator made in Japan)


* Completed 21,000-kW two-stage pump-turbine


* Completed true low-pressure 300-m3/h air separation machine
* Completed 55,000-kW hydrogen-cooled turbine


* Completed the first large-scale cold strip mill to be produced in Japan


* Completed 100,000-kW Francis water turbine and 93,000-kVA alternating current generator


* Completed the first DF90 diesel-electric engine to be built in Japan


* Completed six-transistor miniature portable radio
* Electron microscopes awarded the grand prix at the World Exposition in Brussels *figure4


* Completed electronic computers based on transistors
* Hitachi America, Ltd. established60-1969 1960

* Developed cubic-type refrigerator


* Developed fully automatic washing machine
* Completed experimental nuclear reactor


* Developed exothermic self-hardening mold


* Completed 265,000-kW impulse reheating cross-compound turbine


* Completed the first cars for the Shinkansen (Bullet Train)
* Developed seat reservation system for Japanese National Railways
* Manufactured monorail running between Haneda Airport and Hamamatsu-cho, Tokyo


* Completed HITAC 5020 system
* Completed 19-inch 90° polarized color cathode ray tube using rare earth fluorescent elements


* Developed LTP processing technique for silicon transistors


* Developed dry-type room air conditioner


* Developed hybrid LSI
* Completed HIDIC 100 electronic computer for control applications
* Developed 300-m/min elevators for high-rise buildings


* Completed on-line banking system
* Developed and mass-produced all-transistor color televisions
* Developed Lo-D 2-Way speaker system

1970-1979 1970

* Developed computer-aided traffic control system for the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) *figure5


* Competed large (1 Gbyte) file storage unit


* Developed new-type image pickup tube


* Developed numerically controlled ruling engine for aplanatic concave diffraction grating
* Commercial operation began at Japan's first 470,000-kW nuclear power station *figure6
* Successful automation of semiconductor assembly (automation of wire bonding for LSIs and transistors)


* Developed high-performance heat transfer surface (Thermoexcell)
* Developed Hitachi High Crown Control Mill
* Completed large M-series computer system *figure7


* Succeeded in trial of world's first optical transmission system


* Developed high-speed amino acid analysis machine (type 837)
* Completed construction of Fugen advanced thermal converter reactor


* Completed world's first field emission electron microscope with record-high resolution
* Experimental color camera with solid-state miniature image device developed


* Completed HITAC M-series 200H

1980-1989 1980

* Completed 300-MW AC/DC converter for electricity link between Hokkaido and Honshu


* Hitachi Europe Ltd. established
* Succeeded in world's first micro-level observation of magnetic field by the use of electron beam holography


* Developed air conditioner with scroll compressor


* Completed first improved standard BWR to be made in Japan
* Started mass production of 256-kilobit DRAMs *figure8


* Completed the "JT-60" large-scale Tokamak device for break-even plasma experiments
* Developed CAD/CAE system with ultra-high resolution color display *figure9


* Compared HITAC M-68X series


* Practical application of predictive fuzzy control
* Completed large display using color liquid crystal projection


* Developed quadrapedal robot
* Hitachi Asia Pte. Ltd. established


* Developed world's fastest superconductive computer
* Developed superconductive MR imaging equipment
* Established two R&D centers in the U.S. and two laboratories in Europe

1990-1999 1990

* Released very large-scale computer with the world's fastest processing speed at that time
* Developed high-resolution TFT color liquid crystal display


* Developed inverter-controlled electric locomotive with the world's largest control capacity
* Developed highly sensitive image pickup tubes


* Completed core network 500-kV substation system
* Developed core technology for atomic manipulation and observation of atomic arrangement using scanning tunneling microscope


* Developed Shinkansen (Bullet Train) with new maximum service speed of 270 km/h
* First in world to successfully demonstrate operation of single-electron memory at room temperature
* Developed capillary array DNA sequencer


* Hitachi (China) Ltd. established
* Developed the original 32-bit RISC processor SuperH family
* Developed clean ATM
* Successful prototype of 1-Gbit DRAM


* Developed Super TFT LCD module featuring ultra-wide viewing angles *figure10
* Developed 10-Gbit/s fiber optic transmission equipment
* Developed MULTI 2 encryption algorithm


* Developed core technology for 4.7-Gbyte DVD-RAM
* Developed magnetocardiography technology for scanning cardiac patients
* Developed small proton accelerator for cancer treatment


* Developed 320-Gbit/s optical data transmission system
* Developed refrigerator/air conditioner with PAM control


* Commercialized lithium secondary battery using manganese system

2000- 2000

* Developed 52.5-Gbits/in2 perpendicular magnetic recording method
* Developed holographic electron microscope with 49.8-picometer resolution


* Developed mobile web-gateway system
* Developed application processor for mobile phones


* Developed world's smallest 0.3-mm square contactless IC chip *figure11
* Developed compact DNA analysis system genetic for SNP typing


* Developed and commercialized compact, highly accurate, high-speed finger vein authentication system
* Successful measurement of infant brain functions using optical topography
* Dr. Hideaki Koizumi, a Hitachi Fellow, presented a lecture at the 400th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Vatican City


* Developed world's smallest sensor-net terminal with a battery life of over one year
* Developed high-temperature lead-free solder paste


* Explosives Trace Detection System received U.S. TSA certification
* Exhibited "EMIEW" two-wheel mobile robot capable of direct dialogue at the 2005 World Exposition Aichi, Japan
* Established Hitachi (China) Research & Development Corporation


* Confirmation of electro-luminescence phenomena on injection of electrical current in ultra-thin silicon film
* Basic experiment on the application of Optical Topography as a brain-machine interface
* Mass production of 2.5-inch HDD using perpendicular magnetic recording technology


* Prototype of world's smallest noncontact RFID powder IC chip (dimensions 0.05mm × 0.05mm)
* Prototype of the 2-Mbit non-volatile SPRAM chip using magnetization reversal by spin injection
* Developed EMIEW 2, a small and lightweight interactive robot *figure13


* Developed lithium-ion battery system technology for use in high-speed diesel hybrid trains
* Developed technology for small but highly efficient electric motors that do not use rare metals

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