Bouw Radio Zendstation Malabar

Album pages 11 - 12 - 13 - 14- 15 - 16 - 17 -18 - 19

 

Machine voor voeding grote boog

 

Album page sheet 11

 

 

Juni 1920

Machine voor voeding grote boog

Power supply to the 'big Poulsen arc'

According its cast socket is was manufactured by TANAKA ?? Works

 

Juni 1920

Opslagplaats

Likely the entrance road to the building site. Viewing southwards toward the canyon entrance.

 

 

Juni 1920

Funderingen

What the purpose these buildings are I don't know

 

 

Album sheet page 12

 

Aanvoergoot voor waterturbine

 

 

 

Juni 1920

Drain system guiding the water on to the turbine generator

 

 

Juni 1920

Although, there is no caption, we may estimate that it concerns the fundament of the main Malabar Station hall. And, that the photographer was standing where later the attached Telefunken station hall was to be build. We are looking northwards and the building is at our left-hand side thus is west of us 

 

 

Juni 1920

Bijgebouwen (annex)

I don't know where we are looking

 

 

Album sheet page 13

 

Turbine

Juni 1920

Turbine

We may assume, that the turbine is the device in between the two electrical generators

 

 

Album sheet page 14 - 15

 

 

Juni 1920

This is another Poulsen 'spark-gap' generator. I believe, still being experimented with

 

Album sheet page 15

 

Juni 1920

On the right-hand side a heavy electric generator, on the left a turbine. Although, not completely clear, the typical pressure meters point into pressure control According this caption, it concerns a supply tube. Thus a water feed for turbines. How this correlate to the very open drains (small canals) I don't know. In the beginning of this album we have already notice this drain pipe

 

 

Album sheet page 16

 

Begin bouw grote hal

Start construction of the big station hall 

 

 

Juni 1920

 

Juni 1920

 

Juni 1920

Viewing probably at the basement

Looking southwards into the canyon entrance 

 

 

Page 17 - 18

 

Bijgebouwen

Constructing auxiliary buildings

 

 

Juni 1920

 

 

 

Juni 1920

 Viewing likely northwards 

 

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Juni 1920

Considering the the heavy metal cylinder might have been meant fundament for one of the various Poulsen spark-gap transmitters 

 

 

page 18

 

 

Juni 1920

My guess, we are looking underneath the main station building. Whether of the main hall or somewhere else is not clear

 

 

Page 19

 

Tweede verdieping Hoofdgebouw

The second floor of the main station building

 

September 1920

 

 

September 1920

 

September 1920

 

September 1920

Viewing this metal unit and comparing its surrounding viewed some photographs ago we may consider that both are at the same spot; but this image is taken some time later as the side walls being erected in the meantime. This correlate with the two dates. The first photo was from June 1920 and this one from September 1920

 

To be continued with: Album page sheet 20

 

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