DEC Computer Lab for sale

Vincent Slyngstad vincent.slyngstad at
Sun May 30 00:49:11 CDT 2021

On 5/29/2021 5:58 PM, William Donzelli via cctalk wrote:
> Who's idea was the mini-banana anyway? I do not think it was General
> Radio. Pomona?
> I recently came across some dual mini banana adapters (for someone
> without correct context that would be very confusing) but they have no
> makers marks. Sort of like GenRad 274 stuff but half sized in every
> dimension.

While the mini-banana makes a passable (though expensive) modern 
substitute, I believe the originals were hollow crimp-on taper pins, 
#42107 or #42279.


> On Sat, May 29, 2021 at 8:41 PM Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at> wrote:
>> On Sat, May 29, 2021 at 10:58 AM William Donzelli via cctalk
>> <cctalk at> wrote:
>>> Over on the Discord, I have posted a DEC Computer Lab H-500 for sale.
>>> Needs cosmetic help, but will be priced accordingly.
>> I already have one, but it has no wires and a reasonable substitute
>> has not come to light despite occasional discussions over the past 20
>> years.
>> But they are really cool.
>> -ethan

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