Astronomer and Optician
John A. Brashear
Photograph Album

John A Brashear (1840 - 1920)

John A. Brashear Biography

John A. Brashear Photograph Album

Portrait of John A. Brashear
Painted by A. R. Benziger
Presented to The Brashear Association by Charles M. Schwab in 1939

"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 -

New 1912 Allegheny Observatory Building

Allegheny Observatory (building constructed 1900 to 1912)

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.

30-inch Thaw 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

Miniature replica of the original Allegheny Observatory(1860 building), located on Old Observatory Hill in Allegheny City, Pa.(which later adjoined the campus of the Western University of Pennsylvania, prior to the Univeristy's planned move to the Oakland section of Pittsburgh) where John Brashear was Acting Director for two years(1898 - 1900), is now on the platform of the popular Miniature Railroad and Village exhibit at The Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.

11-inch Brashear Refractor Telescope
Produced for the Carnegie Technical Schools in 1908(now Carnegie-Mellon University)
Now used for free public star parties at the Nicholas E. Wagman Observatory

4-inch 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

Published by The Brashear Association, Inc.

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Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries Photo Album

Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall History Cover Page

History of 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

History Cover 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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