vintage components

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Wed Dec 2 10:58:11 CST 2009

On Dec 2, 2009, at 11:12 AM, Rik Bos wrote:
>>    This discussion about old LEDs makes me wonder...Is anyone aware
>> of a mailing list for discussion of vintage electronic components?
>> It's not terribly off-topic here of course, but many people
>> here may not care.
>>    And on that note...does anyone know if any manufacturer made
>> 74LS244 (actually any logic family, doesn't have to be LS) in
>> a gold- capped ceramic through-hole DIP package?  And if so,
>> would anyone happen to have any?
> One of these ?

   Yup, standard gold-capped purple ceramic DIPs.

> Those are made by Philips in Nijmegen (now NXP) 1966-1972 my dad  
> was the
> production chief back then. He got the box when he left Philips in  
> 1972.
> The whole FJ series are logic family, if you want more info I have  
> to dig
> thpough some papers and books.

   Very nice!  I'm specifically looking for 74xx244s in that  
package.  I only need a handful.


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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