The Space of the Most Rahmi M.Koç Museum

Fenerbahce Ferry Ulucalireis Submarine
Fenerbahce Ferry Ulucalireis Submarine

Do you know where is the object that entered the literature as the smallest toy train? Or who made the 1383 celestial sphere? Have you ever looked at a doll with a lens?



The Rahmi M.Koç Museum, which hosts the legends of transportation, industry and communication history, both surprises its visitors and provides new information with its 'en'.

Turkey's first and only industrial museum Rahmi M. Koç Museum, home to over 14 thousand objects doing. Promising a journey full of history, information and entertainment to all visitors, big and small, the museum's list of 'most' is also very interesting. Here are the objects in that list that open up the horizon as we look:

Oldest object: The celestial globe, dated 1383, made by Jafar Ibn-i Omer Ibn Devletşah al-Kırmani. One of the oldest known celestial spheres, this object shows the shapes of constellations containing approximately 1025 stars, with silver dots engraved in the center of each.

Gok Kure
Gok Kure

The newest object: Ittir Kaktır boat. This 2020 made tug is among the nautical objects and models of the museum. The section in Hasköy Shipyard features a group of models, many life-size boats and yachts, and a rare “Amphicar”.

Ittir Kaktir
Ittir Kaktir

Smallest object: While looking at the dolls with the lens, you can also see the train set, which is the smallest toy train in the literature. The tiny but flawless 'Miniature Rooms' of Henry Kupjack, the only active representative of miniature art today, also carry a fascinating beauty.

Smallest Toy Train
Smallest Toy Train

Largest object: Fenerbahçe Ferry. The Fenerbahçe Ferry was built in 1952 in Glasgow, Scotland, on the William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton looms, together with his wife Dolmabahçe Ferry. "Garden type" A member of the steamboat ferry, Company-i Hayriye (now Turkey Maritime Organization) 14 May 1953 entered service. The ferry, which traveled between Sirkeci-Adalar-Yalova-Çınarcık for many years, made its last voyage on December 22, 2008, called the Farewell Tour.





The most curious object: Submarine. In 1944, the TENCH class was built in Portsmouth Shipyard with the name of USS Thornback (SS-418), 93 meters in length and 2 tons. He served against Japan during the Second World War until he was removed from active duty and joined the reserve fleet in 400. Seeing the top Guppy remodel in the early 1946s, it entered service again in 1950. He joined the Naval Forces Command on July 1953, 2, was given the name TCG Uluçalireis and the broadside number S-1971.

Fenerbahce Ferry Ulucalireis Submarine
Fenerbahce Ferry Ulucalireis Submarine

Most visited section: Cars and car dealership. The first car from Malden objects from the museum's first domestic car Anadol in Turkey, Ford Model T, 1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III sees up close to 100 classic cars, leaving its fans.

Cars
Cars

Longest object: Horizontally, the TC Uluçalireis submarine (93 meters), and the height is Turgut Alp Vinci. It has a floating match of 32 meters high, and a payload capacity of 85 tons.

Turgut Alp Vinci
Turgut Alp Vinci

The most famous objects: Zeki Alasya's diorama, Sadun Boro's boat Kısmet, Yalvaç Ural Toys collection, TV collection donated by Osmantan Erkır, Celal Şahin accordion, GITT, known for his "Car talked" line in a commercial by Cem Yılmaz, Ahmet Ertegün ' Bentley and Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III, owned by Cem Kozlu and named Miço.

Diaroma
Diaroma

The most difficult to maintain object: The maintenance and cleaning of the objects in the museum is carried out at regular intervals. Objects that require more precision than other objects are the water-standing boats and Greenwald. The cross-compound, horizontal steamer Greenwald, built in Cincinnati, USA in 1906, weighs 62 tons. Its flywheel is 4,9 meters in diameter and weighs 16 tons.

Greenwald
Greenwald

 





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