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New England Wireless and Steam Museum

02818 East Greenwich, RI, United States of America (USA) (Rhode Island)

Address 1300 Frenchtown Road
 
 
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
 
Museum typ Exhibition
Radio and Kommunication in general
  • Steam engines/generators/pumps
  • Tubes/Valves / Semiconductors
  • Combustion engines/generators/pumps
  • Electric motors/generators/pumps
  • Media
  • Radios (Broadcast receivers)
  • Morse technology
  • Measuring Instruments, Lab Equipment
  • Audio amplifier
  • Historic Engineering Landmarks
  • Amateur Radio / Military & Industry Radio
  • Electrical Applications
  • Appliances (Scales, Stamping, etc.)


Opening times
June 4, 2022 thru October 1, 2022: every Saturday 9am - 3pm
In addition to Summer Saturdays and special events, the museum is open by appointment.

Admission
Status from 04/2020
We don't know the fees.

Contact
Tel.:+1-401-885-0545  eMail:director newsm.org  

Homepage www.newsm.org

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Location / Directions
N41.624269° W71.513020°N41°37.45614' W71°30.78120'N41°37'27.3684" W71°30'46.8720"

East Greenwich is an affluent town and the county seat of Kent County, Rhode Island, United States.

Some example model pages for sets you can see there:

CDN: Canadian General Radiola 16 (1927-29)
GB: Aeolian Co.Ltd., Aeriola Junior (1923??)
USA: Marconi Wireless Radio Receiver 106D (1915)
USA: Western Electric amplificateur CW 926 A (1917)
USA: Grebe, A.H. & Co.; RORK Type 1 (1920)
USA: Grebe, A.H. & Co.; CR-8 (1921)
USA: Kennedy Co., Colin B Intermediate Wave Receiver Type 220 (1921)
USA: Kennedy Co., Colin B 110 Universal Regenerative Receiver (1921)
USA: Adams-Morgan Co. Paragon 2-5-U (1921/22)
USA: Grebe, A.H. & Co.; CR5 Vernier (1922)
USA: Clapp-Eastham Co.; Radak HZ (1922)
USA: Wireless Specialty Receiver-Amplifier Type IP-501-A (1922)
USA: RCA RCA Victor Co. Radiola II (2) AR-800 (1922-24)
USA: Federal Radio Corp. D. X. Type 58 DX58 (1922-25)
USA: RCA RCA Victor Co. Radiola V (5) AR885 (1922/23)
USA: Amrad Corporation; Short Wave Tuner 2596 (1922/23)
USA: Grebe, A.H. & Co.; CR-12 (1923)
USA: RCA RCA Victor Co. Radiola Sr (Senior) (1923)
USA: Grebe, A.H. & Co.; RORN (1923)
USA: Connecticut Sodion DR6 (1923)
USA: Tuska Co., The C.D.; 225 (1923)
USA: Federal Radio Corp. 59 (1923/24)
USA: Ware Mfg. Neutrodyne Type T (1924)
USA: RCA RCA Victor Co. Radiola III A (3A, IIIA) AR-802 Type RL (1924)
USA: Crosley Radio Corp.; regular 51 (1924)
USA: Federal Radio Corp. 110 (1924)
USA: Crosley Radio Corp.; 52P (1924)
USA: Clapp-Eastham Co.; Radak DD (1925)
USA: Grebe, A.H. & Co.; Short Wave CR18 Special (1928)
USA: Pilot Electric Mfg. A.C. Super-Wasp K-115 (1929)
USA: DeForest Radio Short Wave CS5 (1930)
USA: Hallicrafters, The; Sky Buddy S-19 (1938-42)
USA: Hallicrafters, The; Skyrider 5-10 S-21 (1938/39)
USA: Hallicrafters, The; Skyrider Defiant SX-24 (1939-43)
USA: Hallicrafters, The; Frequency Standard HT-7 (1939-45)
USA: Hallicrafters, The; Sky Champion S-20R (1939-45)
USA: Hallicrafters, The; Radio Compass S-30 (1940-43)
USA: Hallicrafters, The; Skyrider Marine S-22R (1940-46)
USA: Hallicrafters, The; Super Defiant SX-25 (1940-46)
USA: Abbott Instrument, Ultra Short Wave Transmitter-Receiver TR-4 (1941)
USA: Hallicrafters, The; Skyrider Jr. S-41G (1945-47)
USA: Peirce Wire Recorder 260 (1948?)
USA: Webster Co., The, Wire Recorder 228 (1952)
USA: Hallicrafters, The; S-38D (1954-57)

Some example tube pages for sets you can see there:

Triode, vacuum VT-1 (1917)
Transmitting Triode, air 212D (1919)
Transmitting Triode, air 279A
Transmitting Triode, air 357A
Transmitting Triode, air 891R

Description

The New England Wireless and Steam Museum is an electrical and mechanical engineering museum with working steam engines and an early wireless station and technology archives.

The New England Wireless and Steam Museum consists of five buildings as shown in the 1st image above. The red building on the left houses the wireless collection.

The Wireless Building shows the span of electric communication from telegraph to TV. It features keys, sounders, crystal sets, tubes, microphones, ocean cable instruments, spark transmitters, detectors, an 1881 Dolbear receiver, an 1899 Marconi coherer, and a jigger and spark set exactly like the one used to call for help on the Titanic in 1912.

The next building to the right is the Massie Wireless System station, "PJ", built in 1907.
It is the oldest surviving working wireless station in the world. It was moved to this site from Point Judith, RI in 1982 to avoid demolition.

Wireless communication began about 1900. The first application was marine communications and this called for wireless telegraph stations on the shore. PJ is an excellent example of the earliest coast stations. It is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The building in the center houses the stationary steam engine collection. This collection includes the only surviving George H. Corliss engine running under steam today.

In 1875 Rhode Island was the world center of the stationary steam industry. According to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) the New England Wireless and Steam Museum has the finest collection of Rhode Island made engines, together with the finest collection of original stationary steam engine drawings.

The next building to the right is the Mayes building named in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Thorn L. Mayes, longtime supporters of the museum. The Mayes building houses the Mechanical Engineering library and the collection of steam engine models.

The building at the far right is a meeting house built in 1822. This building was also moved to this site in 1972 to save it from demolition.

Car Show
June 11, 2022 10am - 2pm 1st

Wheels and Wireless Car Show Entries $12. Donation. People's choice award and much more... Hosted by Cruisin Bruce Palmer and Sponsored by Roger Williams Auto Sales

Yankee Steam-Up
The Original Old Fashioned YANKEE STEAM-UP
NEW ENGLAND’S OLDEST ENGINE SHOW

Saturday, October 1, 2022: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Admission: $20 Adults ~ $10 Students ~ 6 & Under FREE
Free Parking. Snacks & Lunch available

Exhibitors needed and free to this event
We need your ingenious relics–steam, gas, diesel, hot air or electric–and your exquisite models, intriguing mechanical devices, antique autos & motorcycles, steam bicycles, launches. Help to make this a dynamic display with a wide variety of engineering models and much more.....


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