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PROJECT This month, legendary electrician, inventor, entrepreneur (Van Buren Industries), and 1994 Wally Award winner George Van Buren offers up a classic tale about working with legendary showman David Merrick.

I took a show called 110 in the Shade for David Merrick. I built four motorized winches, which was kind of the first time they were used on Broadway. I went down to Canal Street and bought a bunch of Selson motors and Selson generators, and went into Tommy Fitzgerald's shop an

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