Wheatstone Concertina and/or Radio Production Company?
This morning a call went to the Canadian National Campus/Community Radio Association (NCRA) email list about a local station looking for a new control board. They’re considering the Wheatstone L-8, which looks nice. My enthusiastic and useful response was that if our station (Co-op Radio in Vancouver) ever got one of these, our Accordion Noir show hereby claims “premier” rights in the name of Charles Wheatstone (who these upstarts named their company after). Most significantly well-known for inventing the concertina in 1829 – pretty much co-starting the whole accordion idea (as mentioned here before) he also of course did trivial stuff like co-inventing telegraphy, optical fun like 3-D glasses, and that boring old Wheatstone Bridge that electrical-engineer type people still tromp over today. He exemplifies the wacky British upper-class inventor, with a head on his shoulders for a salable idea.
So, duly noted that my 140 year old Wheatstone concertina calls for “first slot” on a new board if Co-op Radio ever gets one.
Also note that this is not an endorsement since I have no way to judge the quality of these new-fangled products. I endorse the name though, but they’ve got a lot to live up to.
Question: which will still be usable in 2150?