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  1. For Vintage Test Equipment junkies...

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    Default For Vintage Test Equipment junkies...

    Just spotted an eBay auction for an Ivie IE-30, closing today:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=380033507175
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Cetec-Ivie-IE-2M...mZ380033508253
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Cetec-Ivie-IE-10...510634QQihZ025

    One of my all-time favourite handheld 1/3 octave RTA's. I started out using one of these gems!
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  2. Vintage?

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    I must be getting old. When you said "vintage," I was really thinking more in terms of...





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    Or Something like this....

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    Perhaps you were inferring a new screen configuration for Smaart v. 1950!!! I like lots of buttons and knobs! Makes the screen nice and cluttered!

    A have a good friend with a basement full of this kind of stuff that he's sorting through. My back is glad I don't have to lug around heavy racks of old genrad test gear and print 10 ft long strip charts!

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    I just thought of something. I really have no idea where that photo came from. I believe Ivan Schwartz sent it to me once upon a time. But looking at it just now I suddenly realized that a) it may not just be some random pile of gear and b) it's entirely possible that every item on that table is sitting in Pat Brown's barn this very minute.

    Josh Evens would probably know if it's what I suspect it might be...

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    Uhhh... did I miss something?

  7. Re: For Vintage Test Equipment junkies...

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    Im not seeing anything that can do an FFT there, typically the old GenRAD unit.
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    Could be more pieces in the racks behind the table, I guess. Thanks for checking it out though.

    For the benefit of anyone who might be wondering what the heck I'm raving about, I visited Pat Brown at his home once upon a time and I happened to notice in his barn a shelf full of odds and ends of antique electronics lab gear, not unlike the pile on that photo. I asked if he was a collector of such things and he replied that the entire assemblage was, in fact, the world's first TEF machine.

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    Hey Calvert,
    not sure why my picture dosen't show, here's the url:- http://image32.webshots.com/32/8/24/...5QEAbsM_fs.jpg

    This is Richard C Heysers first Tef machine, it's in a museum now thanks to Ted Uzzle.
    more cool pics on this site.
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  10. Original TEF

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    Here is a pick courtesy of Russ Berger. This was what was used pre TEF 12. Note the Genrad used as a 400 bin storage unit.

    I had to ask around about the pic Calvert posted, I think we have almost narrowed it to the its origin.

    Funny story back in 2000 I was doing some CAD work for a contractor in Atlanta, and underneath my desk was a TEF 12. I knew what it was, but seriously it took two hours to figure out how to open the keyboard on the front!
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