We often receive a variety of “pre-HD, pre-widescreen, pre-light-weight” televisions that we’re happy to offer at “non-crazy” prices. Historians tell me these implements are great for viewing “pre-HD, pre-rectangle, pre-3D, pre-I-don’t-need-to-see-the-newscaster’s-pores” DVDs and such. Photo represents a random sampling of the TVs we get in.
A few weeks ago we had several people asking if we had any carousel slide trays in stock, and we didn’t. Now, of course, we have a bonanza of them, inclusive of their respective central locks to hold slides in place. This is a perfect example of the ever-changing nature of the surplus warehouse—if you don’t see what you’re looking for one week it may very well show up the next week! Back in the day, people used to bore their neighbors silly with slide shows of their trips to the Grand Canyon. I’m certain the Brady Bunch did this.
41276-5. If you’re doing arcane research in a highly-specialized area, you know that not all old journal articles and news clippings have been digitized just yet. That’s when a microfilm reader like this one from Minolta comes in very handy. And when you’re not skimming rarefied studies and articles, this baby gives off an alluring bluish-white glow that sets the perfect mood for that romantic dinner date you keep telling us you’re going to have once you meet a girl who loves both The Big Bang Theory and invertebrate paleontology. Model RP605Z by Minolta.
Not only do these great projectors have top-mount lenses for standard projection to a screen, they also feature built-in light boxes for slide display right in their bellies. Relive Great Aunt Edna’s epic trip to Reno in 1967 when nobody knew she’d be considered a major fashion plate in 2014. Available units: Kodak Ektagraphic 260 and 270, Telex Caramate 4000, and Singer Caramate.
41395-25 and -26. I suppose it won’t be long now until we start seeing these set-ups in the lofts & condos of hipsters nostalgic for the classrooms of their childhood. Each A/V cart comes complete with its own JVC television and Sony hi-fi VCR (which, we’ve noticed with some linguistic bemusement, Millennials refer to as “a VHS”).