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    Default Guess what i got working - only oldies need apply....

    Hi all,
    Nostalgia trip for some...



    Soldered and fixed up some bad corrosion.



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    i give up

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    Nixie tube clock?

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    Found it a few days ago.

    Batteries were unrecognisable, green and white caked corrosion everywhere!
    Nearly used a whole can of cleaner to get it off.

    A battery lead had 'popped' off as well.
    Otherwise in very good condition, close to excellent.

    But the old girl came back to life...


    Made in Japan 1974



    No √ in those days.... ha ha...

    On off switch on the side and a carrying handle loop at the top left (Has the carrying handle as well).

    Question now, is what do with it now, lol!!


    Cheers,
    GT250.

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    You could use it for your weekly shopping!!!!
    I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...

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    Use the tube to build a VFD clock...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT250 View Post
    Made in Japan 1974



    No √ in those days.... ha ha...
    Ohh... how I have to strongly disagree:




    Of course I could not afford that one as a young teenager back then but I did have a calculator in 1972 with square root and % buttons.
    Pressing x = after the result would square the result. Later on I messed around with it to do more, like counting electrical impulses.

    I spent all the money I got from my God parents when we left Australia to move to Germany. I think it was about $200, which was an insane amount of money for a kid like me but back then. I thought it was worth every cent and I was the king for a couple of years until a kid showed up with his much cooler looking calculator with big fluorescent display.
    Last edited by Uncle Fester; 01-07-20 at 06:36 PM.
    This era of thoughtless consumption must end so we can encourage a world of creative geniuses rather than consumer idiots.


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    most of us like to see the other side also.

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    Bl**dy hell, Fester, I'm still envious. I had an RPN calculator at about the same time as then, but I would have loved an HP RPN calculator. Can't recall what mine was now, but it was almost as good as the HP. I think I paid $79.95 for it.
    I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...

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    Reverse Polish Notation. Not quite intuitive, but a hell of a way to do some maths.
    Dave Jones from the EEVblog is a calculator fanboy.
    Check out the World's Most Precise Pocket Calculator
    “Confidence is the prize given to the mediocre”

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    I sold 5 of these display modules last year =) Had them sitting in a box for decades, from back in the days when you could buy calculator kits.

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