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  • "The Bilby Tower was designed by Jasper S. Bilby, Chief Signalman for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (C&GS) from 1884 to 1937. In 1926, based on his familiarity with wooden survey towers, steel pipe towers used by the U.S. Lake Survey, and popular steel windmill towers of the day, and probably his having seen toy Erector sets, Bilby designed a portable, reusable, galvanized steel survey tower."

    --From the NOAA.

    August 27, 2010

  • I did not perv on toy Erector sets.

    August 27, 2010

  • But you do not deny a certain familiarity with wooden survey towers?

    August 27, 2010

  • Cf. 30-storey hydroponic skunk tower.

    August 27, 2010