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Re: RIP Ron Barns Estate Test Equipment Liquidation
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2021, 04:39:03 pm »
I think this is a 3 phase inverter

It is, it's for generating 400Hz 3 phase power from the 28VDC bus in a large aircraft. Not very useful for most people, but it has value for someone who wants to power up old aircraft instruments, people do collect aviation memorabilia.
 

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Re: RIP Ron Barns Estate Test Equipment Liquidation
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2021, 04:43:12 pm »
This has really nice nixy tubes

I'd be interested in that portable color CRT TV sitting on top of it if you're able to grab that. It's not particularly valuable but I'd pay something for the effort to pack and ship it. The nixie tubes do look nice, I already have enough of those but they are easy to sell.
 

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Re: RIP Ron Barns Estate Test Equipment Liquidation
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2021, 04:45:06 pm »
I got a boot of loot

I see a Variac in there, those are always useful. Unfortunately most of this equipment looks filthy and unloved but there are likely a few decent odds & ends in there.
 

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« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2021, 08:35:38 pm »
This has really nice nixy tubes


I'd be interested in that portable color CRT TV sitting on top of it if you're able to grab that. It's not particularly valuable but I'd pay something for the effort to pack and ship it. The nixie tubes do look nice, I already have enough of those but they are easy to sell.

Please do not part that out, that counter is one of the hardest to find and most complex too.
I'm still looking for one to add to my hp collection.

David
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Re: RIP Ron Barns Estate Test Equipment Liquidation
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2021, 08:42:04 pm »
I think this is a power supply


That is a Harrison 802B twin low voltage power supply (Harrison were taken over by hp), hope it's in better condition than the rusty remains I found locally.

David
 

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Re: RIP Ron Barns Estate Test Equipment Liquidation
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2021, 09:36:09 pm »
Please do not part that out, that counter is one of the hardest to find and most complex too.
I'm still looking for one to add to my hp collection.

David

Well it looks like this may be your chance to get one, I'm certainly not going to fight you for it. Looks like it's not in very good condition but if it's a rare item it could be restored.
 

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Re: RIP Ron Barns Estate Test Equipment Liquidation
« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2021, 12:46:17 am »
The HP5360A counter shown is indeed rare. I used a newer version one in the early 70s and it was indeed a nice counter. However a 53131A or 53132A will easily outperform it.
It is however the very early version with nixies. The newer version used panaplex displays.
Also some older versions used a version of wire wrap on the boards which could make repairs more difficult. A nice nostalgia piece!

Cheers,

Corby
 

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Re: RIP Ron Barns Estate Test Equipment Liquidation
« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2021, 12:25:16 pm »
Please keep this thread bookmarked. I will be trying to make more trips to this gettin' spot. I'll post photos as I can and once the place is empty I'll go through what I bring home and decide what I want to keep or sell. Or just find a new home to it.
 

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« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2021, 01:56:19 pm »
Also I do not know if this interests anyone but I am looking to further build my lab. I will be willing to trade equipment. I will try to clean up some of this equipment too.
 

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Re: RIP Ron Barns Estate Test Equipment Liquidation
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2021, 04:52:12 pm »
I found chemistry glassware. I am not sure what I will do with it as an EE but I'm assuming it has value.
 

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Re: RIP Ron Barns Estate Test Equipment Liquidation
« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2021, 04:54:25 pm »
Watt meter, history?
 

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Re: RIP Ron Barns Estate Test Equipment Liquidation
« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2021, 04:55:44 pm »
Data plate
 

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Re: RIP Ron Barns Estate Test Equipment Liquidation
« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2021, 05:45:05 pm »
That is some nasty looking glassware. Some of that stuff is indeed expensive, however I would be very hesitant to take any of it without knowing what is all over it. Chemicals can really bite you, that white residue could be something completely harmless or it could be something highly toxic.
 

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Re: RIP Ron Barns Estate Test Equipment Liquidation
« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2021, 05:51:50 pm »
The wattmeter is quite beautiful!
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Re: RIP Ron Barns Estate Test Equipment Liquidation
« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2021, 05:55:01 pm »
Would anyone be interested in ICs or specific components
 

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Re: RIP Ron Barns Estate Test Equipment Liquidation
« Reply #40 on: September 11, 2021, 05:55:34 pm »
The wattmeter is quite beautiful!

The date seems unbelievable.  I'm pretty sure they don't mean 1879 either, so ???
A 3.5 digit 4.5 digit 5 digit 5.5 digit 6.5 digit 7.5 digit DMM is good enough for most people.
 

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« Reply #41 on: September 11, 2021, 05:56:36 pm »
Would anyone be interested in ICs or specific components

Yes, but someone has to sort and ID them.  Are they packaged and organized or ???
A 3.5 digit 4.5 digit 5 digit 5.5 digit 6.5 digit 7.5 digit DMM is good enough for most people.
 
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Re: RIP Ron Barns Estate Test Equipment Liquidation
« Reply #42 on: September 11, 2021, 05:58:07 pm »
Kinda ya there in tubes
 

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Re: RIP Ron Barns Estate Test Equipment Liquidation
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2021, 06:00:13 pm »
Kinda ya there in tubes

Well, give us some examples and photos and an idea how many and what variety.  They could be junk or they could be gold. 
A 3.5 digit 4.5 digit 5 digit 5.5 digit 6.5 digit 7.5 digit DMM is good enough for most people.
 

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Re: RIP Ron Barns Estate Test Equipment Liquidation
« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2021, 06:12:00 pm »
Would anyone be interested in ICs or specific components

That depends on what they are. Unsorted random components are worth very little, they can be great for a hobbyist though, I have fond memories of sorting through random grab bags and boxes full of components I got when I was a kid. Occasionally you might find a valuable part in a random selection, but there's also often a lot of junk. Stuff like non-eraseable ROMs that are already programmed or weird custom parts that have no use outside of whatever they were designed for.
 

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Re: RIP Ron Barns Estate Test Equipment Liquidation
« Reply #45 on: September 11, 2021, 06:27:51 pm »
Would anyone be interested in ICs or specific components

That depends on what they are. Unsorted random components are worth very little, they can be great for a hobbyist though, I have fond memories of sorting through random grab bags and boxes full of components I got when I was a kid. Occasionally you might find a valuable part in a random selection, but there's also often a lot of junk. Stuff like non-eraseable ROMs that are already programmed or weird custom parts that have no use outside of whatever they were designed for.

If you want I can tag you in any future photos when I go through this heaping pile
 


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