Argo Electronics in NYC to close
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Mon Aug 11 23:31:15 CDT 2008
On Tuesday 12 August 2008 00:11, schwepes at moog.netaxs.com wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Aug 2008, Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> > On Sunday 10 August 2008 11:16, schwepes at moog.netaxs.com wrote:
> > > Actually there is more significance than you give. The last parts
> > > houses in the Philadelphia area closed down years ago.
> > What place was that?
> I think Advanced Electronics. It was out in Jersey down NJ73 if I
> remember correctly. The one in Philadelphia near Oxford Circle did like
> Radio Shack and went to other product lines before it disappeared.
> I'd have to check if the guys who sold used computer equipment in Gray's
> Ferry are still around. There was a guy in Germantown who sold old
> equipment, at least he did until his roof caved in.
It's been rather a long time since I took a trip to that area to look for
interesting junk. There was Herbach & Rademan, which I think are still
around only in NJ someplace, and a place we stumbled into calling
itself "Chassey Electronics" which was just a big warehouse full of all sorts
of junk. I remember barrels of what appeared to be keyboards from keypunch
machines (I wanted one that'd do ASCII but couldn't find one), and I ended
up paying $4 for a *big* board that I ended up salvaging close to 400 TTL
But that was probably close to 20 years ago, or maybe more...
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