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 Post subject: Updated 10/28 test equipment saved from the dumpster
PostPosted: Oct Fri 23, 2020 5:47 am 
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I picked up another Tektronix 475 and plugged it in, all the lights light up when you play with the switches but unfortunately there is no trace. I also picked up a newer General Radio Megohmmeter model 1863 and two Biddle Instruments Earth Testers.

There is more stuff I saved from the dumpster I will post tomorrow.

There is so much test equipment in that room but how much do I take. A lot of it is obsolete...

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PostPosted: Oct Fri 23, 2020 5:55 am 
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If it's General Radio, HP, or Boonton, take it, and sort out the less useful items later. You could also pick up some cash selling the gear at auction sites.

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PostPosted: Oct Fri 23, 2020 6:19 am 
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Obsolete test equipment is what I have and seek. So put me on the list if you don't want it.


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I'll put in a bid to be on that list as well. In fact if you want, we can meet halfway and I'll trade you for several dozen gallons of old but probably still good capacitors. I got them somewhere.............(whistles softly)

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PostPosted: Oct Fri 23, 2020 2:05 pm 
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Even if I can't own it I appreciate just looking at photos of good looking test equipment.


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Thanks,
There are 3 Dranezt power monitors in the room, a bunch of communications test equipment, round reel Master Skew tapes we used to use to align read/write heads on earlier tape drives etc... a couple of pallets worth test equipment...

I helped myself to a 6 foot wide, 8 foot high 2 foot deep heavy duty steel shelving last night, not the thin steel shelving they sell ar Lowee

I might pass by with my trailer this weekend to take apart another set of steel shelving.

Few more pictures.


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Ah, the Golden Dumpster. I have been in there a few times. No longer have access to that.

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do you know what type of business it comes from? Look proprietorially made? computer ind?

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The Dranetz (correct spelling) stuff belongs in the dumpster, IMHO.

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Mikeinkcmo wrote:
If it's General Radio, HP, or Boonton, take it, and sort out the less useful items later.

Mike, you forgot Tektronix!!!


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OOPS, You're right Scott, how could I forget Tek. :oops:

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What is the communications test equipment?

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Updated with todays haul! More tools and test equipment. This a third of what I picked up today...


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 Post subject: Re: Updated 10/28 test equipment saved from the dumpster
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That electrostatic voltmeter is intriguing ... but is part of it missing? What is its range? I see no readout.
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I don't know if something is missing but I think I have 3 of them so I will compare with the others tomorrow. There is a LCD right under the the wire that is spooled on the front cover. you can see it if you look close enough.

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 Post subject: Re: Updated 10/28 test equipment saved from the dumpster
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Sal,
I don't expect you to divulge exactly where this dumpster is, but can you give some idea of the type of facility ?
I just ever expect to find such quality in a dumpster in my lifetime.


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There is drool all over my keyboard. I never find the golden dumpster. Giant piles of broken metal, etc on occasion, but nothing worthwhile usually.

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 Post subject: Re: Updated 10/28 test equipment saved from the dumpster
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Dale,
Its not in the dumpster yet, I heard by Tuesday the rest will be trashed.

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 Post subject: Re: Updated 10/28 test equipment saved from the dumpster
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Unless its seriously broken I am not seeing a lot of useless. E.g. The 1863 Megohmmeter, is an insulation tester and the perfect thing for consigning leaky Wax Paper and Oil Filled caps to the bin, without feeling guilty. Also picking points of shorting in tuning gangs.

Highly desirable.

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