[time-nuts] [Bulk] There seems to be something missing from this eBay item.

jim s jwsmail at jwsss.com
Thu Nov 6 20:45:26 EST 2014

On 11/6/2014 5:29 PM, Bob Camp wrote:
> Hi
> Could have been retrieved from a dumpster. That would beat anything I’ve found, but I may not be dumpster diving in the right neighborhoods ….
> Bob
>> On Nov 6, 2014, at 8:24 PM, Jim Lux <jimlux at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> On 11/6/14, 5:08 PM, Scott McGrath wrote:
>>> The only problem with these standards is the tube availability since they have that neat little rom which allows the standard to recognize the tube.
>>>   So using available non-5071 tubes  is a challenge unless someone solved the rom issue
>>> But the first one is pretty beat did someone have a bad day in the standards lab???
>> fell off the shelf, or was piled in a bin with a lot of other stuff.
I would not be surprised if some idiot who was charged with data 
integrity at some operation rendered it "safe" with a hammer and removal 
of the tube.  Could also have been an insurance buy-out damaged in 
shipment somewhere with the tube pulled for parts.

I've dealt with this vendor, they do deal, they don't care.  They really 
have no clue unless you educate them of the value.  $100-$300 would take 
it if you get the right person, and can use the parts.


More information about the time-nuts mailing list