On Monday, 9 June 2014, jwsmobile <jws at jwsss.com> wrote:
You're probably right it isn't glitzy enough,
but I saw the glowing tubes
and had the thought about the bad things that could
happen to it.
Not all stempunk projects are horrible wastes of
machines, nor does the
machine have to be "glitzy." I'd recommend you look at John Nagle's
site. He restored a Model 15 teletype to operation and built
a nice steampunk case for it, I think he's also done the same for a Model
14 as well.
Now, what you do want to worry about in terms of the machine are those
idiotic audiophiles. Who will rip up anything to get at the 'tubes.
It is pricy too. However someone had another listing
for just a manual
for $50, so a real artifact might be worth a bit. I'd make an
anyway, not pay his price if it didn't go on the first cycle of being
Price means nothing to the audiophiles who would
willingly spend thousands
--- literally --- on HDMI cables. Seriously, just look at this:
And then look up the prices on
Now, not all audiophiles are raving lunatics who'll spend thousands on an
HDMI cable, but they are more the people you'd have to worry about in terms
of analog electronics instead of the steampunk people.
Christian M. Gauger-Cosgrove
Contact information available upon request.