Trivia question # 1

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  1. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Without running to google :wink:, can any of you tell me who invented the first centrifugal honey extractor, what country, and in what year?

    If you can answer 1, pretty good. :thumbsup:

    If you can answer 2, very good. :clapping:(I'm impressed)

    If you can answer all 3, you're a beekeeping genious! :bow:
     
  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Just my guess but I would say AI Root, in the the good ol US of A, maybe in the 1850's
     

  3. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Wrong inventor, wrong country, not far off in the years though.
    :thumbsup:
    These are not as easy as one might think. Folks taking classes may have a better idea than some of us older types.
    :grin:
     
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  4. Intheswamp

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    Al Gore, California, 1492??? Close?
     
  5. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    He was slinging something else:lol:
     
  6. PerryBee

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    1492? That would have been around tecumseh's time wouldn't it? :lol:
     
  7. ski

    ski New Member

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    No Google? How about what we find in ABC XYZ of Bee Culture?
     
  8. PerryBee

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    Those are just google on paper but I guess it would be OK. At least it demonstrates that you have aquired a good bee related "library" :thumbsup:. Internet would be just too easy!
     
  9. Slowmodem

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    I had to look. It wasn't who I guessed. :think:
     
  10. G3farms

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    I had to look too, I was way off. Most times the person who really commercialized it gets all of the glory for inventing it also.
     
  11. ski

    ski New Member

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    I thought AI Root was a good answer.
    I pulled my 1975 version of ABC XYZ and started looking and got side tracked a few times on other stuff I wanted to read. Not sure many folks would remember this guy.

    Major D. Hruschka of Venice discovered the principal in 1865 which led to his invention of the extractor in that year.

    But WHO built the first extractor in the USA and WHEN? Everybody has heard of this guy.
     
  12. PerryBee

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    Funny, my book says Austria????? Guess I better triple check my sources before I post anymore trivia! I'll check some more.

    Just checked second source = Austria :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Intheswamp

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    Eli Whitney in 1492?
     
  14. G3farms

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    1492???

    Columbus only discovered the Americas in 1492, sounds a little early to me.
     
  15. ski

    ski New Member

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    Just checked my 2007 version of ABC XYZ and it has the same wording for the inventor.
     
  16. ski

    ski New Member

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    No not Eli.
    Perry, Sorry I hijacked your thread.

    Perry,
    What sources show Austria ?
    Maybe AI Root got it wrong lol.
     
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  17. ski

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    OK I went to google and guess what?

    a centrifuge that draws the honey out of honeycombs. The honey extractor was invented in 1865 by the Czech beekeeper and designer Gruska. (Previously, honey was obtained by pressing the honeycombs.)
    The extractors come in several designs, but all of them consist of an outer tank, an inner drum (or rotor) in which the honeycombs (frames) are placed, and a drive element. When the rotor turns, the honey is sprayed by centrifugal force against the walls of the tank, runs down to the bottom, and escapes to the outside through a tap. There are several kinds of extractors: chordal extractors, in which the frames are set along the chord—that is, with the sides facing the wall of the tank; radial extractors, in which the frames are set along the radii; and combination extractors.
    REFERENCE

    Uchebnik pchelovoda, 4th ed. Moscow, 1970.


    ALSO GOOGLE
    1866
    The first centrifugal honey extractor designed for the 10†x 10†Austrian frames was developed by Major Franz van Hruschka of Austria.


    MAYbe Al Gore did invent it.
     
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  18. PerryBee

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    I was using the book "The Honey Bee" by Vernon R. Vickery, and when your answer was different I googled it and it still shows Austria. I think G3 even came up with Austria. Right name and year but some discrepancy with country? Name sounds more Austrian than Italian. I have copies of "ABC XYZ" and "The Hive and The Honeybee" kicking around here somewhere if I can find'em. I'll try and quadruple chack.
     
  19. ski

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    Would have to agree that the name sounds more Austrian than Italian.

    Both my 1975 and 2007 ABC XYZ say Venice. IS there a Venice Austria?
     
  20. ski

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    I wonder if it was sipposed to be Vienna instead of Venice. THe book does not mention Italy.