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Vintage Technology: For Sale! (always being updated - last update May 2010)

Want to get hold of some hard-to-get bits and pieces - then this is the page!  This section is under a major revamp with loads and loads of interesting and obscure stuff.  Sometimes just for the love of it and sometimes to enable you to get rare components at reasonable prices (and hopefully with the data you need).

Please take note that is a non-profit making web site.  I sell bits to fund the purchase of other bits in order to increase the free information on this site and also so you can get that old piece of history working again.  Components are for my own use, but as they are so hard to get they are listed for desperate people!  So check quantities available as I may have just used some.  Thousands more to come.

Payment can be cheque (pounds sterling only please), postal order or paypal (either direct or through a "buy it now" ebay lot).

 

Item Description Qty Comments Item Description Qty Comments

Vintage Calculator Manuals 99 Mostly SOL, a few original spares available by request Vintage DC-DC converter transformers etc 242 Very useful discontinued items, New Old Stock.  Used to drive VF displays in calculators and lots of other equipment.
VFD displays 29 Mostly NOS Calculator and  typewriter key switches 221 Very useful discontinued items, New Old Stock.  Used in 70s/80s calculators, keyboards, cash registers and typewriters.
Service Manuals & Schematics 20 Mostly SOL, a few original spares available by request

 

Vintage transistors 1,234 Very useful - supplied as NOS.  Spans 1970-90 for radios, calculators, typewriters, printers etc  Mostly discontinued items.

Vintage ICs 179 Very useful - supplied as NOS.  Spans 1970-90 for radios, calculators, typewriters, printers etc  Mostly discontinued items.
Calculator ICs 36 Very hard to get - supplied as NOS.  Spans 1970-80s  calculators. Mostly discontinued items.

Key:

NOS: New old stock - unused components that may be tested or untested, check the description
NOSP: New old stock with original packaging - unused components that may be tested or untested, check the description
USD:  Used components - will only be listed if confirmed fully working before being removed from a unit (please be aware that it is possible that some damage may have resulted from the de-soldering - pot luck).
TST: Fully tested and known working, the last time I tried
UTST: Untested
BOGOF: You will be buying two items - as they may be untested - so it increases your chance of a working one
SOL: Supplied on line, applicable for ephemera, operation manuals, service manuals and other items - these items will be emailed to you.  Sometimes you will have a choice to have the actual document or the electronic copy of it.
DOC: This is the actual original document.  If you just want an electronic copy ask for the PDF (SOL).
QTY: Number of items in stock, if you wish to bulk-buy please email me
P&P: Postage and packaging charge - kept to a minimum but always packaged to protect the goods, stated for UK, Europe and ROW, minimum P&P will be 1, 2.50 and 3.50 respectively, more for heavier/delicate items.