Anybody Seen This Unit ?

Chapter 2: No Moving Parts introduces Townsend Brown’s electrostatic fan/loudspeaker, which eventually became the Sharper Image Ionic Breeze Air Purifier (that reminds me, I need to clean mine…).

The unit described in this paragraph was taken to California, and reappears in Chapter 4.  The actual unit in question can be seen in this picture and this picture.

We’re posting these pictures of what we call “The Big Unit” (apologies to Randy Johnson) because… well, we’re wondering what happened to it.  The last it was seen was when it was left at the offices of the RAND Corporation in 1967, as described in Chapter 4.  But it has not been seen since.

We have no way of knowing for sure, but we’re fairly certain that “The Big Unit” is still out there, and maybe, just maybe… somebody reading this knows somebody, or knows somebody who knows somebody… who knows where it is.

Can we please have it back?



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