Author Topic: What would you like to see in the Municipal Bank?  (Read 728 times)

Joewoen

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What would you like to see in the Municipal Bank?
« on: November 11, 2016, 05:31:39 PM »
It's taken a long time for the council to find someone to take on the old Birmingham Municipal Bank, Broad Street, but it looks like they now have. They didn't want yet another night club springing up, they wanted something to represent the culture of Birmingham, especially considering it is opposite the library and Rep.


Birmingham University is to take it over. They will display their achievements in exhibition form.


Birmingham Uni' has pioneered many things in its lifetime, what would you like to see displayed in there?


And do you think they should rip out all the banking features, such as the strong room?

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Re: What would you like to see in the Municipal Bank?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2016, 09:04:48 PM »
Hello Joe
I would like to see all features preserved, its part of our history. Do you remember the savings stamps we used to get in school.
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Re: What would you like to see in the Municipal Bank?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2016, 03:57:10 AM »
Randall and Boot at Birmingham University worked on the cavity magnetron, and together with the use of barium oxide cathodes the war winning device was developed.

This would have to be a prime candidate for display.

They didn't actually "invent" the cavity magnetron, it is so ironic that the Germans patented the device in 1938,  but they didn't anticipate it could produce high power, so it wasn't taken further.

Indeed Randall and Boot were surprised at the power outputs achieved and with the rapid pace of wartime development it was soon in mass production in the US.

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Re: What would you like to see in the Municipal Bank?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2016, 05:29:52 PM »
Randall and Boot at Birmingham University worked on the cavity magnetron, and together with the use of barium oxide cathodes the war winning device was developed.

This would have to be a prime candidate for display.

They didn't actually "invent" the cavity magnetron, it is so ironic that the Germans patented the device in 1938,  but they didn't anticipate it could produce high power, so it wasn't taken further.

Indeed Randall and Boot were surprised at the power outputs achieved and with the rapid pace of wartime development it was soon in mass production in the US.


Had to look that up Akatawara. Useful bit of kit, what would the world have done without it. Certainly hope they include it.

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Re: What would you like to see in the Municipal Bank?
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GardenGerald

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Re: What would you like to see in the Municipal Bank?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2016, 06:41:38 PM »
Hello Joe
What about something to recognise the work done in the first world war by a Birmingham man.
What he did turned the war round in our favour.
Gerald

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Re: What would you like to see in the Municipal Bank?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2016, 05:26:25 PM »
Hello Joe
What about something to recognise the work done in the first world war by a Birmingham man.
What he did turned the war round in our favour.
Gerald


OK.,I'm intrigued now,please explain.   ;D

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Re: What would you like to see in the Municipal Bank?
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2016, 05:53:23 PM »
Hello Joe
The Germans were sending bomb laden balloons over and ordinary bullets would not bring them down.
They were doing a great deal of damage and if not stopped we would have lost the war.
Mr Cadbury of Bournville fame designed a new type of bullet. The first night they went to try it out the
bullets hit the balloon and it blew up. The Germans never sent another one over and it turned the war round in our favour.
Take Care
Gerald.

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Re: What would you like to see in the Municipal Bank?
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2016, 07:00:32 PM »
Hello Joe
The Germans were sending bomb laden balloons over and ordinary bullets would not bring them down.
They were doing a great deal of damage and if not stopped we would have lost the war.
Mr Cadbury of Bournville fame designed a new type of bullet. The first night they went to try it out the
bullets hit the balloon and it blew up. The Germans never sent another one over and it turned the war round in our favour.
Take Care
Gerald.


That's great Gerald!  That's what I love about Birmingham, it has such a rich history.