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#1 Peret

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 07:37 PM

Reported today on Passfire, by Mike Swisher:

"It is with great regret that I report that Takeo Shimizu died on February 14. He was 99 years old. This information was conveyed by a Japanese pyrotechnist friend to the Revd. Ron Lancaster this Friday and just today forwarded by him, so I have every confidence in the source.
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Dr Shimizu was the author of "Fireworks: The Art, Science and Techniques" and other works. He spent his life working in pyrotechnics and was recognized as one of the foremost authorities in the industry. We shall not see his like again.
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 08:05 PM

What to say. There are very few who have contributed so much to their field. It seems he lived a very full life and benefited many others. Best wishes to his family.

Edited by NightHawkInLight, 27 February 2011 - 08:05 PM.


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Posted 28 February 2011 - 01:16 AM

The passing of a legend..... sad to see.

I believe this topic rates Pinning for a while.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 12:23 AM

Lived long and prospered... RIP.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 12:07 AM

He sure left us well educated through tireless documentation and testing.
What an excellent personal achiever.
Rest in peace great one.

I just started really reading up on his work.

Edited by Bilbobaker, 30 May 2011 - 12:11 AM.


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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:55 PM

I believe his work, "FIREWORKS The Art, Science and Technique" to be the best book written on the subject in the English language in the twentieth century. Few were as tireless and thorough in their research, and none as diligent in preserving it in print for the benefit of all. We are all blessed by his efforts.

Humbly,

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 02:49 PM

I'm little late. Haven't been in APC for a while..
Dr. Takeo Shimizu is one of the biggest heroes of mine, his books of pyrotechnics has helped me a lot. And not only that. So sad.. Rest in peace, great hero!

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:58 PM

Pressed sixteen tons and what did I get,
Whistle all over and another case split;
Shimizu don't you call me 'cause I can't go,
I owe my soul to the Skylighter store.

Apologies to T. E. Ford.

RIP Doctor, your legacy goes on.

Edited by brimstoned, 14 October 2012 - 09:17 PM.

You're gonna stand there, owning a fireworks stand... and say you have no whistling bungholes... spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, honkey lighters, Cherry bombs, nipsy dazers, with or without the scooter stick... or one single whistling kitty-chaser?

-Joe Dirt

#9 dagabu

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:26 AM

Excellent parody Brim, I'm gonna use that one if you don't mind. LOL!! :D
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:40 AM

Feel free, Dag!
Add a verse if you are so inclined... ;)
You're gonna stand there, owning a fireworks stand... and say you have no whistling bungholes... spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, honkey lighters, Cherry bombs, nipsy dazers, with or without the scooter stick... or one single whistling kitty-chaser?

-Joe Dirt

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:04 PM

Dr Takeo Shimizu was passing?
The great Legend was no more?
Nooooooo!!!!!!! Not true
He is live with his excellent fireworks, formulae, experiments & his best book ‘’ Fireworks The Art Science and Technique”, one more thing indicate here that he is live in our hearts & always inspire us, salute him.

Edited by pyrowinner, 19 October 2012 - 07:36 AM.


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:35 PM

I totally agree with you but the name of the book is ‘Fireworks The Art Science and Technique’

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:57 AM

:) Thanks BengalFlair, after all I like your 'YouTube’s' entire clips, your fireworks techniques
& knowledge are really sooooo good, we are all on route of ‘Dr Takeo Shimizu’.

Edited by pyrowinner, 19 October 2012 - 08:03 AM.


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Posted 24 October 2015 - 01:18 PM

Way late to the discussion here, but I need to reply to a post to activate my account, so I will choose here.

 

Thanks  Dr. S., Love them triangle diagrams!



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Posted 23 August 2016 - 08:42 AM

He made it to 99 he did well.

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 01:33 PM

Each passes, but not all are remembered.

We remember you Dr Shimizu



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Posted 25 June 2021 - 03:58 AM

A life devoted to the art and science of pyrotechnics is a life well spent. One of the greats whos name will live on for eternity, guiding and instructing pyrotechnics for generations. Much love and respect for Dr Shimizu
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