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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
PostPosted: Sep Tue 14, 2021 1:46 am 
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Attended the NorthEast HamXposition show this past weekend, and some photos I took there can be found on this page. First 'hamfest' which has been held in this area in nearly two years, and it did not disappoint. Of course, being me, little (if anything) I bought was anywhere near radio-related. Since the talk in this thread as of late has had to do with timekeeping devices, I will start with this large General Electric (I think) wall clock, which I bought for $20. A company called "Biscayne Specialties" outfitted it with a 12/24-hour dial, which is nice. The set knob is missing, but it's in good shape otherwise, and runs nicely. Here is a photo of this beast:
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Next, a MFJ model 103 digital clock, which I got for $5. Like the analog clock above, it offers 12 or 24 hour display. The VFD panel is badly faded, but readable in a dimly lit room. Here are a couple of photos:
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Next up, a Compaq Portable computer, which I got for $50. I've owned numerous Compaq 'luggables', both of the CRT and plasma screen variety. The seller claimed it's a Portable 286, which was a short-lived variant of the original, though I have my doubts. It's said to need work, which is typical for these units. Anyway, here are a couple of photos:
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Next, an Atari 2600, which I got for $10. I already have around a dozen of these, as seen in recent posts I've made in these threads, including earlier in this very thread, but it seems I just can't help myself. :oops: Besides, it's nice to have parts, I guess. Anyway, this one has a broken power switch, but it seems to be in decent shape otherwise, and came with two copies of "Combat". Anyway, here's a photo:
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Last but not least, a Walling "Datarase ][ ACT" EPROM eraser, which I got for $5. I have a couple of EPROM programmers, so it's nice to have something to erase them with. It seems to be NIB (or at least NOS), and came with the power supply and manual. Anyway, here is a photo:
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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
PostPosted: Sep Tue 14, 2021 2:16 am 
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Hello Adam,
nice score on the EPROM eraser and the Atari !!


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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
PostPosted: Sep Tue 14, 2021 3:08 am 
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OldRestorer wrote:
I love Telechrons and flip clocks. If you want to sell any of these I am interested. Maybe trade for nixies.. :p

Likewise...very cool flip clocks.


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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
PostPosted: Sep Tue 14, 2021 4:36 pm 
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I also went to the Findlay Swap, but as a seller.
I spied the neat radio that Jim bought, but I had to man my table and didn't have time to shop.
Mine were all losses. I took a few radios, but mostly test equipment to sell.

Some of the items I sold were:
Tektronics Digital Scope TDS 420A
Tektronics Digital Scope TDS 460
HP 8640B signal generator
Jackson 112 Capacitor Tester
Solar Capacitor Analyzer & Resistance Bridge
Two variacs. One was a huge whole house 22 amp model
Resistance Decade Box
Resistor Capacitor Substitution box
Two Transoceanics
A bunch of portable radios, several shortwave
Oh yes, sold a pristine Panasonic RF 4800
Many more that I won't list.

Three items I received a lot of praise for, but came home with are:
Minty ICOM IC-R70 Receiver
SG-85/URM-25 D Signal Generator, in great shape
RCA 3BX-372 Strato-World 7 Band covered in rare faux alligator leather and looking good.

There were less sellers this year.
I was in the Buckeye building with only two others.
I feel it was a worthwhile show, but wish I could have taken a break to go on the hunt for myself.

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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
PostPosted: Sep Tue 14, 2021 6:01 pm 
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I made out like crazy on clocks over the last two days. Here's just a portion of what I was able to acquire.

It sounds like I ended up with some very rare clocks. The guy selling them had no idea what he had. I also got parts for a nixie tube clock and a large neon clock.


There are some fantastic flip clocks in that group, in particular I love those tubular flip clocks in the upper left! One is a Howard Miller, and the other two are New Haven clocks.
I also see two nice Pennwood Zepher clocks in that group.

I have gotten pretty big into Nixie clocks, and I found a nice seemingly kit-built one (it has the name "Masamori" on the board) this month, dating from 1968! It uses early 3.6 volt Fairchild ICs, most of which are in round transistor-style packages.
To those of you who just picked up some Nixie clocks and tubes, let me know if you want to part with any of that!


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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
PostPosted: Sep Tue 14, 2021 8:52 pm 
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RxJoe wrote:
I also went to the Findlay Swap, but as a seller.
I spied the neat radio that Jim bought, but I had to man my table and didn't have time to shop.
Mine were all losses. I took a few radios, but mostly test equipment to sell.

Some of the items I sold were:
Tektronics Digital Scope TDS 420A
Tektronics Digital Scope TDS 460
HP 8640B signal generator
Jackson 112 Capacitor Tester
Solar Capacitor Analyzer & Resistance Bridge
Two variacs. One was a huge whole house 22 amp model
Resistance Decade Box
Resistor Capacitor Substitution box
Two Transoceanics
A bunch of portable radios, several shortwave
Oh yes, sold a pristine Panasonic RF 4800
Many more that I won't list.

Three items I received a lot of praise for, but came home with are:
Minty ICOM IC-R70 Receiver
SG-85/URM-25 D Signal Generator, in great shape
RCA 3BX-372 Strato-World 7 Band covered in rare faux alligator leather and looking good.

There were less sellers this year.
I was in the Buckeye building with only two others.
I feel it was a worthwhile show, but wish I could have taken a break to go on the hunt for myself.


Yours was the first table I visited. I remember that RCA, very nice. I almost went for it but being the first table I wanted to see what else was available since I only went with just so much cash.

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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
PostPosted: Sep Tue 14, 2021 9:30 pm 
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Ok so several months ago :shock: I mentioned how i made what many here would consider a terrible trade. My grandfather’s old guns for his cb radio. After finally getting settled in, and my uncle getting around to cleaning his shed :|


Here it is….a cobra cam 89.

Filthy doesn’t accurately describe it, it’s gonna definitely need some cleanup first and foremost.

But idc, i got something of his I’ve wanted for a long time finally. I know it’s not a rare cb radio by any means, but much like the soundesign receiver I got of my mother’s awhile back from my sister, the rarity or desirability of it by collectors isn’t important to me on these specific ones.


Now me and my uncle are both satisfied, he has something he’ll actually clean take care of and use of his dad, i have something I’ll clean, repair and use of my grandfather. Far better than both of us having stuff that just collected dust.


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Motorola B100W, Zenith C730 I think

Wells Gardner/Montgomery wards airline console stereo


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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
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That GE M-51 uses the RCA 118 chassis, in a different cabinet; I have one.

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Hello rmileham,
thanks I have wanted one those Westinghouse radios to add to my collection since i don't have any really early sets .
Well Russ hopefully i can find another one.

Sincerely Richard


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I said no more picks but I was asked to come look at a collection today and I bought it. :roll: :mrgreen:
This gent was an Arvin lover! I bought 9 top to bottom restored Arvin’s. The queen, king, jr., mini, battery set, clock radio, tombstone phantom and some I have to grab on the next load. I also got 1000 caps. I’ll wont run out of capacitors for a long while. This guy was very into Nixie tubes and building Nixie Clocks. I must have 50 nixies and all NOS nixie chips and ?? The pics are what I took today. The rest is yet to come.

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Those Nixie tubes appear to be giant Burroughs alphanumeric tubes, -very- rare/expensive, haven't seen even one for sale in years.


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OldRestorer wrote:
I said no more picks but I was asked to come look at a collection today and I bought it. :roll: :mrgreen:
This gent was an Arvin lover! I bought 9 top to bottom restored Arvin’s. The queen, king, jr., mini, battery set, clock radio, tombstone phantom and some I have to grab on the next load. I also got 1000 caps. I’ll wont run out of capacitors for a long while. This guy was very into Nixie tubes and building Nixie Clocks. I must have 50 nixies and all NOS nixie chips and ?? The pics are what I took today. The rest is yet to come.

Kirk



Those Nixie tubes appear to be giant Burroughs alphanumeric tubes, -very- rare/expensive, haven't seen even one for sale in years.

I think you may be right. FranLab talked about them recently on her YouTube channel.


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PostPosted: Sep Wed 15, 2021 10:52 pm 
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Here is a Radiola Grand I recently purchased off of facebook marketplace.
I am restoring it presently. I may post pictures of the progress.


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Looks nice Dave. Would like to see more photos of the cabinet.

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I just finished repairing a Peerless Reproducer I received from eBay earlier this week. PayPal lets you use credit card cashback dollars as a payment option now, so this set me back about $20.

Surprisingly good sound when hooked up to my Atwater Kent Model 42.

It came with a back, but I removed it for the second photo.


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Ooh, I like that Peerless speaker.

And the Radiola Grand.

Nice finds, guys!

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Looks nice Dave. Would like to see more photos of the cabinet.



Thanks Dan,
It is presently dissasembled, being restored. :)
I will post completion pictures in a week or so!

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I just finished repairing a Peerless Reproducer I received from eBay earlier this week. PayPal lets you use credit card cashback dollars as a payment option now, so this set me back about $20.

Surprisingly good sound when hooked up to my Atwater Kent Model 42.

It came with a back, but I removed it for the second photo.



Nice speaker!

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Back in March 2020, I went to the Mike and Key ARC Swap Meet, which is conveniently held at the fairgrounds in my town. I ran across a member and seller who had a Collins 32V-1 for sale (or best offer). I may have been the only person who had expressed interest, as he quickly offered it for free. He didn't bring it to the meet, but gave me the flyer he had for it. Well, the unmentionable intervened, but the stars finally aligned last Sunday. I picked it up (gave him $40 because I didn't think its value should be zero!) and brought it home. I'm attaching the photo from the flyer I'd been looking at for 18 months in it's absence. It's quite buttoned up for TVI, which was a big problem for these back in the late 1940s. I've already obtained a clean panel for it, I have a good cabinet and the horizontal chrome trim that's missing, as well as some "winged" emblems - it looks like this one's may have taken a direct hit from a drill. It's tightly wrapped up in my garage at the moment, but I'll pull it out of the heavy cabinet this weekend and attempt to take it down the basement stairs. Here's the photo from the swap meet flyer:
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It looks better in person. I think it's been modified by replacing the green L.V. pilot light with a "tune/operate" switch which the V-1 lacked, but was added with the V-2 version. I'll see what else has changed when I unwrap it this weekend. I have three 75A-1s from which I hope to put together a nice one to go with the TX, and maybe a decent enough one I can sell, or use with my 310B-3 low power transmitter/exciter.

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tym wrote:
I just finished repairing a Peerless Reproducer I received from eBay earlier this week. PayPal lets you use credit card cashback dollars as a payment option now, so this set me back about $20.

Surprisingly good sound when hooked up to my Atwater Kent Model 42.

It came with a back, but I removed it for the second photo.


Sweet speaker... Cashback? I want some!

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