Straight 8 up on Ebay just now

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Mon Jul 18 20:22:21 CDT 2016

Our core in any of our classic 8 has never worked it didn't 30 years ago either. ......  just the thought of how many failed components.... yikes! .....  something to procrastinate  about..  but I hate to hack out  buckets of components. ...............

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-------- Original message --------
From: "Ian S. King" <isking at> 
Date: 7/18/16  17:29  (GMT-07:00) 
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at> 
Subject: Re: Straight 8 up on Ebay just now 

Absent physical trauma, core seems pretty durable.  The electronics around
it may fail but the core planes themselves seem robust.  At least that's
been my experience.  -- Ian

On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 2:17 PM, Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 5:02 PM,  <ethan at> wrote:
> >> 25,000, Alexandria, Va.
> >> Josh Dersch can have one for his home and for work.
> >
> > Is that a dream price for such a system or realistic?
> Curious myself.  They don't come up every day.  The description says:
> "Last turned on the lights worked but the memory appeared not to
> work."  I think from posts on similar systems, it could easily be
> dirty marginal switch contacts or PSU issues, etc, vs damaged core.
> > I notice the corrosion on the front key.
> I'll happily sell him a clean key for a mere 1%...
> -ethan

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