the value of old test and repair equipment

drlegendre . drlegendre at
Sat Jul 30 20:07:25 CDT 2016

In fact, the value of old test gear varies tremendously..

Vacuum tube testers of certain makes & models are near the top of the food
chain, with clean, working examples pulling $1500+ (USD) on a very regular

There's also a strong following for much 'classic' audio analysis gear (HD
meters, ID meters, spectrum analyzers, etc.) some very fine multi-meters
and anything really hi-end like General Radio, Breull & Kejjr, HP, and so

Some very early examples from the 1910s to 30's also pull good value simply
for visual appeal. Much of this gear is resplendent with embossed, enameled
panels, sculpted Bakelite knobs, large meter movements and an overall Art
Deco styling.

Seen a nice Supreme Diagnometer recently? Or any of the 40s-70s era English
made tube testers, like the AVO? Hickok also made a series of bench VTVMs
with massive chromed meters, designed to be large enough that they can be
read from many feet away.. those are beautiful for display, and guess what
- they work great, too!

On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 5:24 PM, Dale H. Cook <radiotest at> wrote:

> At 03:52 PM 7/28/2016, Electronics Plus wrote:
> >... does as-is old test and repair equip that won't be particularly cheap
> have interest to you guys?
> It depends entirely on the make and model of equipment. I always have a
> laundry list of stuff I am looking for - one of the reasons why I bring my
> tablet to meets.
> Dale H. Cook, GR / HP Collector, Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA

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