John Lennon and the Adrian's X-Ray
These photos were sent by collector Tom
McKinney. He did a fantastic job restoring this Adrian's X-Ray - but
it was missing the tube.
Luckily Frank had a spare. I told Tom a random story from Jim
Hardesty about an Adrian's he experienced in NY:
Jim was walking down the street and an antique dealer was barking out for
people to get their feet X-Rayed! Jim rushed over and started
giving the man hell, "You can't do that!!" and noticed that the
man whose feet he was X-Raying was none other than John Lennon.
Somehow Jim managed to get the tube out of the machine, and what I didn't
know is that Frank is the one that got it.
Turns out that Tom is a huge Beatles fan, and after a phone conversation
with Frank he informed me that the tube he sent was the very same from my
So I guess we made a Beatles fan's day. And he made ours - beautiful
restoration, and a great job restoring a Cenco Wimshurst too! I had
one of those once,
they are awesome too! Great machine job on the sector punch too!
(C) Jeff Behary , 2012