Ben Franklin's, a hobby shop in Amherst, sells this huge collection of model trains to loyal customers, in addition to pet supplies, fish and a variety of other hobby supplies. The store opened in 1906, and in 1971, Howard Mowcomber took over management from his father.
"I have dedicated customers who have been coming here for decades," Mowcomber said. "They could buy things online, but instead they come here and I appreciate their loyalty."
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On this day in 1887, Columbus, Ohio native Granville T. Woods patented the induction telegraph system.This invention sent messages to and from moving trains so railroad engineers could be warned of obstacles and avoid crashes.
Thomas Edison sued Woods over the invention, claiming he had already invented a similar system. The courts sided with Woods and Alexander Graham Bell later bought the rights to the idea. Edison offered Woods a position at his firm, but he declined to focus on his own inventing.
With more than 60 patents to his credit, Granville T. Woods’ work revolutionized telecommunications in the railway industry. He was posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2006.
#OnThisDay in 1833, Oberlin College opened in Ohio. The institution was the country’s first coeducational college, and women were admitted alongside men from its founding. Oberlin admitted African American students beginning in 1835. This photo from the Oberlin College archives shows the dedication of Memorial Arch in 1903. The arch is a landmark on the college’s campus that honors those who lost their lives in the Boxer uprising in China, most of whom were Oberlin College alumni or their families.
The F5D Skylancer aircraft Neil Armstrong flew as a test pilot is currently undergoing conservation treatment. Last month, staff members visited the facility where work on this important piece of aviation history is being done. After being treated, the aircraft will return to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio, for display. #ohiohistory#ohccollections#conservation#neilarmstrong#aircraft#skylancer
Alignments of major mound sites converging in the center of the Great Circle in Newark, Oh.
These Terex earthmovers are decorated as reindeer for Christmas, ca. 1960-1970. Terex, a manufacturing division of the General Motors Corporation in Hudson, Ohio, often celebrated the holidays with unique heavy equipment displays. #ohiohistory#terex#holidays#heavyequipment
The month of December we’ll be showcasing more of our collection at the Ohio History Center. Get an up-close look at select items!
We’ll pull art from our collection just for you to see on December 31 as part of our Unwrapping Our Collection series at the Ohio History Center. #ohiohistory#collections#unwrap
We're conveniently located in downtown Wooster, one block south of the square at the corner of South Market and South Street. Being centrally located in town - we're the perfect place for your sales people to rest their head after a long day of visiting the corporate offices. #stpaulwoo#corporateluxury#thebestrest
This 1897 photo shows children gathered around a Christmas tree with dolls, drums and other festive gifts. Learn about 19th century holiday traditions at Dickens of a Christmas this weekend in Ohio Village! Get your tix at ohiohistory.org/dickens.
With New Year's Eve being on a Sunday this year, we've decided that we will be offering a Champagne Toast at midnight for both Saturday and Sunday NYE guests. Give us a ring for more details. Cheers! #stpaulwoo#champagne#newyearseve2018
@cameronfontana was so excited to see Santa today! Come see Santa yourself this weekend at Dickens of a Christmas in Ohio Village! @gooddaycolumbus @abc6columbus @wsyxedwin #ohiohistory#gdc#santa#christmas
It’s the first night of #Hanukkah ! This 1958 photo shows student choir members of the B 'Nai B' Rith Hillel Foundation at Ohio State University during a holiday performance.
The B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation at the University was founded in 1925.
It's a snowy morning in Ohio Village! We're here with @gooddaycolumbus @cameronfontana talking about Dickens of a Christmas this weekend! #gdc#ohiohistory#vintagexmas
248 N. 17th St. Columbus, Oh. Housed the Columbus Home for Colored Girls from ca. 1911-1920. A charitable home for African American women who had moved to Columbus during the Great Migration and needed shelter. Pictured now and in 1920.
Restoration work continued this morning at the John Brown House. Tober Building Company removed some of the trim and siding which Ted Wetzel of The Final Coat took for evaluation. Then, protectant was put in place to prepare for the new wood to be brought in. This also gave us a glimpse of the original construction techniques that were used in the 1830’s, such as the cut marks of the carpentry tools.
Here is a souvenir program from the Orange Blossom Classic football game, Florida A&M College vs. Wilberforce University in Orlando, Florida played on Saturday December 7, 1940. Ohio’s Wilberforce University was the first private black college in the United States. It was named after after William Wilberforce, a prominent 18th century abolitionist.
#OnThisDay in 1902, Margaret Hamilton was born in Cleveland. She was best known for playing the role of the Wicked Witch of the West in the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz.” While famous for portraying a villain that terrified children, Hamilton was actually a gentle and soft spoken person and began her professional career as a kindergarten teacher. After helping a friend audition for the 1932 Broadway play ''Another Language,” Hamilton won a part for herself. This was the beginning of a career that spanned half a century, with more than 75 films, 100 plays and numerous television programs to her credit.