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Offline HarrySmith

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Experimental Transistors?
« on: January 13, 2011, 06:03:37 PM »
Just found this on eBay. Experimental Bell System transistors from 1947?

http://tinyurl.com/4eongc3
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Offline Craig T

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Re: Experimental Transistors?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011, 06:20:42 PM »
Very cool find Harry, a bit out of reach for me, but still very interesting. I was checking around just now and seen more info about early Bell transistors on the Porticus site.

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Re: Experimental Transistors?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011, 08:34:32 PM »
That is very cool. Thanks for bringing that to our attention Harry. Now off to see my bank loans manager! $10K starting price! I thought they looked like a couple of cord restraints in the box!!

Terry

Here's the text from the listing:


BELL TELEPHONE LABS TRANSISTORS *Experimental* Museum!! Starting Price $10,000.00  Wow! What can I say? It's a museum piece....When was the last time you saw a circ.1947  *BELL TELEPHONE LABS,TRANSISTORS Complimentary Sample For Experimental Use Only* The presentation case is like a case for high quality jewelry only this original case contains 2 mint condition , historic antique transistors...One transistor says "AP 1543 " (on the side) and the other transistor says " AP 1194 ".....How did I manage to aquire these? Well, my uncle was an engineer at Bell Labs in the 1940's-on...he was given this....He is still alive and well but 90 years old now...he gave this to me and a WW2 Bomber's Flying Outfit that already sold...he said these Transistors are very very rare.....VERY rare....Google it and very little is even known....anyone that knows anything about these ,please let me know...I am no expert in this field....According to internet searches, these are heard of but unseen....Make me an offer if you choose..Will ship to 48 states not including Alaska & Hawaii...No International Shipping. Any questions, please feel free to ask..or I can even ask my Uncle who got these in the 1940's as an engineer at Bell Labs, Illinois...
 

Offline Kenny C

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Re: Experimental Transistors?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2011, 08:38:29 PM »
I thought they looked like a couple of cord restraints in the box!!


Me too  ;D
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Re: Experimental Transistors?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2011, 09:55:50 AM »
Rare and Antique get thrown around on eBay carelessly.
Antique?, hardly. If it aint at least 43 years older then me it aint antique.
Rare? Maybe! But a hens booger is rare too and I wouldn't want one.

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Re: Experimental Transistors?
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2011, 04:17:10 PM »
By definition, an object must be 100 years old to be called "antique."  Nobody seems to pay much attention to such things nowadays, though.
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Re: Experimental Transistors?
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2011, 06:01:45 PM »
... That is very cool. Thanks for bringing that to our attention Harry. Now off to see my bank loans manager! $10K starting price! I thought they looked like a couple of cord restraints in the box!!

Terry


If you are low on funds, I know a guy named Vito who can loan you some. Just a few strings attached though.
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Re: Experimental Transistors?
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2011, 06:07:59 PM »
Uuhh...yeah.....thanks Jorge.....hhmmmm

Terry

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Re: Experimental Transistors?
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2011, 06:38:24 PM »
And if you can't pay Vito, you get to meet Louie the Leg Breaker. This item is re-listed at 80% off.
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110638511874 < Terry, you probably have that in Chump Change.

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Re: Experimental Transistors?
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2011, 02:32:30 AM »
Relisted for ONLY $2499 Buy iy Now and it was sold 6 hours later. No it wasn't me!

Terry

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Re: Experimental Transistors?
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2011, 08:10:39 AM »
What a beautiful pair of cuff links...Doug
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Re: Experimental Transistors?
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2011, 11:49:29 AM »
Relisted for ONLY $2499 Buy iy Now and it was sold 6 hours later. No it wasn't me!

Terry

Terry:

Uncle Vito wouldn't lend me the money, so I passed.
Jorge

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Re: Experimental Transistors?
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2011, 12:30:55 PM »
Terry:

Uncle Vito wouldn't lend me the money, so I passed.

Well that's nice. Obviously he likes you too much to have to put you in a dumpster for not paying him back "with interest".

Terry