On 12/07/2020 09:32 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
As much fun as the Silicon Valley surplus outlets
were, I don't think
any could hold a candle to the old post WWII surplus outlets. I think
John Meshna was the last of those.
My favorite was "surplus row" on S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. I know
that New York had a similar electronics slum...
There was also Fair Radio Sales, and Radar Research. Also,
C&H in Pasadena. HGR in Cleveland is supposed to be quite
fantastic, but mostly industrial and CNC machinery.
I went to the Canal street surplus shops in NYC when I was a
little kid, so late 1950's early 1960's.
A total blast! Want a complete IBM 650 computer? They had it!