Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille Weekly Special, The Farnsworth Burger: April 24th – 30th

IR-Farnsworth-BurgerFarnsworth Burger - $12.95
A Signature IR Burger patty topped with sautéed mushrooms, caramelized, spinach, blue cheese and horseradish mayo. Served on a patio bun with your choice of garlic wedges or sweet potato fries.

Philo Farnsworth
(1906-1971)

As a young boy, Philo loved to read Popular Science magazine and science books. By the time he entered high school, he astonishly had converted most of his family's household appliances to electrical power. By the age of 15 he had conceived in his mind the dream of the world's first all-electronic television. At 20 years old, in 1926 he convinced some of his friends to fund his invention efforts and a year later demonstrated his dream by building the first all-electronic television. He won the patent for this in 1930 and through his lifetime totaled over 300 US and foreign patents for electronic and mechanical devices. Among these patents were inventions that contributed to the development of radar, infra-red night vision, the electron microscope, the baby incubator, the gastroscope, and the astronomical telescope. Even though Farnsworth invented the television, it was said that he wasn't very keen on what was being shown on it and that he told his son; "There's nothing on it worthwhile, and we're not going to watch it in this household, and I don't want it in your intellectual diet."Later in life when Philo was watching Neil Armstrong landing on the moon on TV with his wife Elma, he turned to her and said "This has made it all worthwhile"...