Dec 27, 2015,09:52 AM

And a fascinating guy, this Neil. Thanks for this post.

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Time flies by -- or does it?

 By: cazalea : December 27th, 2015-08:44
This Christmas I noticed a unfamiliar old item on the piano at my father-in-law's house. He's not much for saving old things, or for astronomical speculation. So there had to be a story behind this 1908 device... My sister-in-law revealed that it came out...  


 By: TheMadDruid : December 27th, 2015-09:52
And a fascinating guy, this Neil. Thanks for this post.

You seem to attract very interesting people, Mike :)

 By: KMII : December 28th, 2015-12:26
Either that or there is a natural cluster of them in your neck of the woods... While the planetarium is the star of the show, the story with the recording devices is truly amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Yes, interesting and strange people are my speciality

 By: cazalea : December 28th, 2015-17:10
In a strange quirk of fate, Neal moved from his house across the alley to a mansion on the hill, as one does when he is scoring $10,000 a week in royalty checks. He built himself an observatory, complete with revolving dome. At that point in his inventing...  

Happy wedding anniversary, Mike!

 By: KMII : December 28th, 2015-23:31
And what a story - how things happen is sometimes truly amazing

If your father-in-law fishes out a vintage Omega chronometer . . .

 By: Dr No : December 28th, 2015-13:30
. . . from Neal's belongings, let him know I'll trade a pool cue for it.