The word Pyrex suggests that the subject is glass; could it be a clock tower face? Something to do with a lens at Cal Tech or PCC? Looks like the 1930s...
The Giant Eye!
Looks like it could be a mirror for a telescope; Mt. Wilson, maybe?
Too big (and too late) for Wilson. Make it the Hale telescope for Mt. Palomar.
I must really want a lunch date with Ann (or I can't resist a good research challenge). The mirror is being unloaded for grinding and polishing in Pasadena. And the rest of the story I will look forward to reading in this blog.
My guess also: it's the mirror for the Hale telescope on Mt. Palomar arriving to be polished at Caltech.
Pyrex (the dish maker) is the clue - Mount Wilson lens for the big telescope.
No lunch for me.
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No Comment. Well, just one: I've seen this foto before & know a little about it - including who took the fotograph. But, I've already had plenty of meals with the PIO Emeritus.
And, Ann, here's another comment: I just saw Judy, your foodie companion, walk by the cafe in Old Town. Probably she's on the way to, or from, being your lunch date for the day! :P
Funny, Judy and I did have lunch together today!
Where?/What?/Would u eat there again? :)Actually 3 people I know walked by but I was too lazy to get up and say, "Hey!!"
Cafe, you keep trying to get me to do restaurant reviews on my blog!