[Johnson] Re: [AMRadio] EF Johnson museum


Todd, KA1KAQ ka1kaq at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 10:37:43 EDT 2008


On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 10:09 AM, Edward Zeranski <ejz at spawar.navy.mil> wrote:
>
> I'm happy to see a "reasonably complete" display like this, in contrast
> for example to the Leo Meyerson collection which was dumped by the
> Western Heritage Museum when someone decided it wasn't worth keeping on
> display.
>
> 73, Bob W9RAN
>
>
>        Several years ago I stopped at the Western Heritage Museum while
> working in Omaha hoping to see the Meyerson Collection. It was gone and none
> of the docents knew what I was asking about. Finally I asked one of the
> older security guys and he said it was all boxed up and in storage because
> management didn't see the value of displaying it. He was pretty disgusted
> with that decision. Maybe some other venue could acquire the Meyerson
> collection.

Gone. Has been for years. Which is why it was not only a sad affair,
it riled up a number of folks who donated their old gear to "Leo's
Museum" as most folks believed it to be. Turns out it was a display in
honor of Leo's WRL business, and when the display was over, the gear
was sold. It showed up on ebay for quite a while, maybe a year or more
under 'Westernheritage' or similar user ID. I often wondered how the
person who donated the 1934 Collins transmitter or any other number of
scarce rigs felt when/if they saw it being auctioned. They no doubt
believed it was being preserved for future generations to see.

~ Todd,  KA1KAQ


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