Venner Electronics Modules

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at
Tue May 27 19:37:45 CDT 2008

On Tuesday 27 May 2008 18:19, bfranchuk at wrote:
> Tony Duell wrote:
> > [3] It was given to my school (the worst thing to do to any piece of
> > historic equipment IMHO). It didn't work, the teachers couldn't see the
> > point of it, and alas before I got to hear of it, some idiot had started
> > raiding it for the precision resistors. I realised what it was before too
> > much damage had been done, and managed ot get them to give it to me. But
> > it's going to be a lot of work to get going again.
> I suspect the resistors will not be hard to replace, as resistor quality
> has gone up over the years. What is sad is the loss of well designed
> equipment since the puter era.

Yes indeed.  Ever since I got a whole lot of those manuals I've been lusting 
after some of that GenRad stuff,  even though there's no way in hell I can 
possibly justify the purchase of any test equipment...

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