Any old Pics


#2408

This info has added more meat to Wednesday’s bone. Any woman who can make sense of that lot would find the Karmasutra a doddle - This truth combined with her driven ‘stuff and nonsense’ demeanor is just the mid week tonic I’d been hankering after…Ohhh Karen


#2409

… whereas my afternoon will now mostly be spent going through the colletion playing “spot the Tektronix 500 series 'scope”.:rofl:


#2410

AA summarised in two posts


#2411

It’s a nice set of pics. I like the one of @J_B running a cartridge alignment workshop.


#2412


#2413

Is that Graeme as a young man?


#2414

Before he transitted… .


#2415

Once upon a time I had more hair than that. But not when that pic was taken.

I believe she’s holding an early integrated circuit. The very first, and very, very prototype, IC was demonstrated a couple of weeks before I was born. My guess would be that that picture might have been taken while I was in primary school (1960’s).

VB


#2416

Nah it’s just a button on her cardigan.


#2417

Anyone recognise the amp ? I’m guessing American. Mono. No sockets on the front, so not a guitar amp. Has been taken out of a cabinet. Looks like push-pull 6L6Gs with perhaps a 5U4GB rectifier ? Has a smoothing choke. Small-signal valves are miniature (B9A ?) so probably from the 50’s or early 60’s. Three of them are in screening cans suggesting multiple low-level inputs (mic ? mag cartridge ? tape head ?). The two left-hand controls are switches, the other four look like pots. It looks like all but the left-most of the knobs have lost their ‘brights’ (the shiny decorative metal discs in their centres).

The suggestion might be that the amp can be miniaturised down to the button-sized IC. But that’s a 20-25W amp and it’ll be a while before an IC can get near to that, and even then it’ll need a substantial heatsink.

VB


#2418

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#2419

Seems a shame to cut such a magnificent tree down. Hope they made good use of the timber.


#2420

Probably not, sadly. Sliced up into many planks for identikit American houses in anonymous suburbs, like all of the magnificent Douglas firs were.


#2421

Or maybe railway sleepers given the period by the looks of it.


#2422

More likely now that I think about it Allan.

That would acttually be a better use, the railroads opened up the plains and the west coast so we could have Westerns like High Noon and 3:10 to Yuma.


#2423

Don’t forget Blazing Saddles Rob


#2424

Me in my Dad’s old converted garage at Wingerworth quite along time ago!


#2425

No choccy in there Rob


#2426

Claire has threatened to exile me and all my crap into the garage so often, I daren’t show her that it’s actually possible…


#2427

Rogers speakers.