MIT Flea Test Equipment Report - August 2022

I had a great time at the MIT Flea today. I bought a season pass, but family events kept coming up (and also the spring Kutztown show), so today was my first flea of the season. August is usually pretty slow, but there were lots of people attending the flea today. 

Test equipment was a bit thin on the ground, but here’s what I saw.

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One fellow had both RM45 and 545 scopes for free.

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 I wish I had the room.

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He had a nice Leeds and Northrup Millivolt Potentiometer as well.

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There was a Meguro 455 KHz IF sweeper with built-in scope.

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Sorry about the camera shake. It’s a model MSW-710<something>.

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He had a very nice Stoddart field intensity meter setup, with two external external meters, equipment case, and who knows what else. I had to leave before temptation overcame me.

The Krohn-Hite audio oscillator was briefly tempting, but I really prefer the tube models.

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Some guy brought a lot of what looks like cell phone microwave test gear.

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He did have an HP DSO …

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… as well as a lot of lab glassware.

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There were a couple of Triplett 630 VOMs, or the Bell version thereof. I saw three or four Simpson 260s, but didn’t bother to take photographs. Most were pretty grubby.

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A GW Universal Counter, model GUC-2020.

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An HP 141T spectrum analyzer with 8553B and 8552A plug-ins. Said to be working. I ended up taking it home, but haven’t tested it yet.

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This Fluke 8120A Digital Multimeter was interesting. Looks like a Nixie readout, it looks like five digits but they’re spaced oddly. Oh, I looked it up at, it's four and a half digits plus a +/- sign display. Maybe I should have grabbed it.

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I also picked up a nice example of a Heathkit IM-13 VTVM. I’ll restore it and flip it at some radio meet.

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An HP 4192 LF Impedance Analyzer.

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An ACDC Electronics Electronic Load. IIRC, we used lots of ACDC power supplies in the IPL 370-compatible mainframes I used to work on.

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A Power Designs triple-output power supply.

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A batch of Weston AC current meters.

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250/500 mA.

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10/20/50 Amperes.

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An RCA VoltOhmyst Junior

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RCA transistor tester

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An RCA WV-97A Senior VoltOhmyst.

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An RCA WV-77E VoltOhmyst.

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A hefty DC power supply of unknown manufacture.

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The Archerkit version of the Micronta Range Doubler VOM

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A Sprague TO-6AS Capacitor Analyzer. I didn’t ask his price, but if the numbers on the tape on the top were the asking price, it was pretty high for the MIT Flea.

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He had a couple of emission tube testers as well.

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I believe they were still unsold as of 11:30 AM, when I packed up and left.

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There were a few non-test-equipment items of note, like this stack of Drakes ...

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… and a KLH Model 41 reel to reel tape deck.

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I had no idea KLH made one. I wonder who made the transport? It looks vaguely Sony-ish.

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A nice Sony SW-55, but in need of repair.

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DuMont and Revere vacuum tube portables, along with a Channel Master and I think a Zenith tabletop.

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