Thursday, 20 October 2011

Hornby rotating sign

Pentagonal Hornby illuminated shop sign
One of the rarer pieces in the Hornby Wall is a slightly Art Deco-ish 1950's five-sided Hornby Dublo rotating sign. The combination of faded grey-blue curves and chrome trim is slightly reminiscent of the styling on a 1950's refrigerator.

As part of our plans to try to increase the number of interactive items, we've now wired the display up to some modern energy-saving electronics that are triggered by a pushbutton on the right of the cabinet, and now it lights up in 1950's rainbow pastels and rotates a couple of times when the button's pushed. This is surprisingly fun.

Monday Motion In The Museum

Did you come to the Kinetic Carousel event we held on Monday? Last week Brighton Toy and Model Museum opened specially on a Monday. It wa...