Props, Set Dressing, and Renovation for Museums
The epic tale of a Telex Machine
Kathy is working diligently on the props for Billy Graham museum’s old roll-top desk area.
She has had very little luck finding the 1954 Telex machine the museum designers want.
Miles away, Mr. Flowe is preparing to move. He has had his Telex machine stored in his garage for 50 years.
He did not want to part with it ,but because of the move he had no choice; he had to find the telex machine a new home.
He even had all it’s original paperwork, parts, and replacement parts.
One fateful morning, he says a prayer–
“God, what will I do with my Telex machine?”
That same day, Mr. Flowe went to morning coffee with his friend Mr. Claudel.
Interestingly, Mr. Flowes’ friend relays to him this message–
“A girl from the Billy Graham Library is looking for an old Telex machine.”
Mr. Flowe returns home and (lips quivering) says to his wife–
“Billy Graham wants my Telex machine!!!”
When ken Gelbach and Kathy Karmondy arrived, mr. Flowe told Kathy–
“I gotta tell you, you’re an answer to a prayer.”
We have obtained the Telex machine.
However, for the museum it must look brand new, as the scene in the museum is depicting 1958.
After approval from Eric Gordon of ITEC, our Ricky McWaters reburbished the machine inside and out.
Click the thumbnails to view the before, during, and after images larger.
They all lived happily ever after.