Niagara Science Museum on Obscura Day
Nick Dalacu has spent a lifetime collecting antique scientific equipment that he has amassed in a museum built in the converted scientific laboratories of the National Carbon office building of Union Carbide. His unique collection represents a particular fascination with the innovative and experimental inventions and tools that scientists have attempted to make use of over the centuries.
Among many other rooms and objects, the museum contains a recreated 1930s medical office, a galvanometer collection, a collection of antique optical instruments, microscopes and radios, and – most intriguing of all – a high-voltage laboratory. Amazingly, almost everything in the museum has been restored to working order so that Dalacu can demonstrate how each item works.