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
Well, one of the very regular and reliable volunteers during the weekly, Friday evening, public observing session of the Buhl Planetarium Observatory was Joan Corman, who worked at the U.S. Steel Service Center on Pittsburgh's South Side, only a few blocks from The Brashear Association. When she learned that this John Brashear biography booklet was no longer available, she mentioned it too her boss at U.S. Steel.
At his request, Mrs. Corman gave her boss a copy of the John Brashear biography booklet. He sent the booklet to the U.S. Steel Print Shop and had the Print Shop print 10,000 new copies of the booklet. He, then, sent the 10,000 copies of the booklet over to The Brashear Association as a donation.
Needless to say, this donation came as a big surprise to The Brashear Association. However, the author later learned that it had not been a very welcome surprise, at least to the Executive Director of The Brashear Association. A friend of the author, Chuck Rompala (who, at that time, worked at The Brashear Association), told the author that The Brashear Association Executive Director had actually been upset with the surprise donation from U.S. Steel. That is not the type of donation that this Executive Director had wished for. With all of the financial problems that all small non-profit organizations have (particularly social service organizations such as The Brashear Association), if U.S. Steel was going to give The Brashear Association a donation, this Executive Director felt that there were other areas where a donation would have better helped The Brashear Association.
So, this is one reason that the author chose to create an Internet Web-Site regarding the life of John Brashear, which was created on 1999 June 26. Since financial concerns may preclude the printing of additional copies of this John Brashear biography, once the 10,000 copies are depleted, the author decided to use the new Internet technology to ensure that this biography would not disappear into oblivion, and it would always be available to the general public.
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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