John A. Brashear Biography
John A. Brashear Photograph Album
"Uncle John" Brashear on the South Side:
Photo 1 *** Photo 2 *** Photo 3
John Brashear Standing Outside his South Side Workshop
Brashear Memorial Museum,
Adjacent to The Brashear Association, on Pittsburgh's South Side
Allegheny Observatory -
Walsh, Glenn A.
"Centennial: New Allegheny Observatory Dedication ." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 Aug. 28.
Both Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Carnegie made large contributions toward the construction of the new Allegheny Observatory.
Also, John Brashear accompanied Andrew Carnegie to the dedication of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall,
in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, on 1902 April 22.
Memorial Refractor Telescope
Manufactured by Brashear's company.
Fifth largest refractor in world(third largest photographic refractor).
The original Brashear objective lens was replaced in 1989; it is now on display in building lobby.
"Carnegie" steel beams donated for construction of Allegheny Observatory
Brashear Refractor Telescope
Donated to The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, in Pittsburgh,
by Mr. J.K. Foster on October 16, 1972; it was the 37th telescope produced by the John Brashear Company, circa 1900.
Now displayed at The Henry Buhl Jr., Planetarium and Observatory of The Carnegie Science Center
John A. Brashear Biography:
The Story of John Alfred Brashear
The Man Who Loved the Stars
Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries Photo Album
Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall History Cover Page
the Andrew Carnegie Free Library Civil War Museum:
The Captain Thomas Espy Post #153, Grand Army of the Republic
History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries
Page for The Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh
Serving Commuters and Tourists since 1877 !
History of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute
and Popular Science, Pittsburgh
America's Fifth Major Planetarium(1939)
History of the Adler Planetarium
and Astronomy Museum, Chicago
America's First Major Planetarium
Other History Links
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