Systems distributor, Thorite, has supplied a Junair oil-free compressor to York Archaeological Trust’s DIG.
The compressor is operating in the ‘York Revealed’ attraction at DIG, where visitors view a large turntable which is divided into four sections. A combination of mechanical and big screen TV technology enables the reflected images of guides to appear and explain four different scenes showing York as it was in Roman, Viking, Medieval and Victorian times, using a technique known as Pepper’s Ghost.
This is an illusion which uses a plate glass, a half silvered mirror and lighting techniques to make objects seem to appear or disappear or into another. The compressor assists by activating pneumatic rams which raise up each of the different scenes in turn.
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