|Title||Space Needle restaurant test run, Everett, 1961 |
|Caption||The restaurant on top of the Space Needle (called the Eye of the Needle), sat on a giant doughnut-shaped track and turntable. Shown here is a test run conducted by the manufacturer, Western Gear Corporation, in their Everett parking lot. A makeshift platform with table and chairs was placed on the 94.5-foot-diameter ring, and a waitress/model served coffee to the architect, designer, and other dignitaries. With its one-horsepower motor, the turntable made one complete rotation in an hour. |
|Notes||Caption information source: Becker, Paula, and Alan Stein. The future remembered: The Seattle World's Fair and its legacy. Seattle: Seattle Center Foundation, 2011. p. 52-53.|
Handwritten on sleeve: FAIRS, Seattle World's Fair, Space Needle, restaurant turntable.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): November 8, 1961.
|Subjects||Space Needle (Seattle, Wash.); Building construction--Washington (State)--Seattle; Seattle Center (Seattle, Wash.); Photographers--Washington (State)--Seattle; Waitresses--Washington (State)--Seattle; Railroad tracks--Washington (State)--Seattle; Structural frames--Washington (State)--Seattle; Vehicles--Washington (State)--Seattle; Parking lots--Washington (State)--Seattle; Hoisting machinery--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Everett |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.2802.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 120 roll film; 6 x 6 cm |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |