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 Post subject: Vintage Calibration Equipment ..... Help/Advice please
Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:11 pm 
 
Lieutenant

Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:26 pm
Posts: 2
Hi all......
a newbie here, jumping right in to ask for assistance please. The topics and people here seem to have diverse wisdom. Regarding electronics, I have neither!
I am trying to work with a person who has some very vintage electronic equipment, from a Calibration Lab. This stuff has the dates of 40's and 50's. Still in working condition. It is Calibration Lab quality, never used in general production. With a desire to possibly part with this equipment, what are routes to investigate? I already have inquiries to some of the sites given here, who offer to buy/sell various items. One item in particular is the Sensitive Research Instrument Co., Universal Polyranger.
Let's even try the photo thing on this one. Click image to enlarge.

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How about an original Weston Voltmeter or Ammeter, documented 1944?

Does such equipment draw an audience on ebay? There are also museums hosting such equipment. If you had this, what would you do? Again, the question leads to advice concerning such a variety of vinatge equipment. Thanks to any/all who care to respond.


 
   
 
 Post subject: Vintage Calibration Equipment
Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:49 pm 
 
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Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:43 pm
Posts: 53
Good day. There are several technical museums around that United States that might be interested in getting that equipment. Or for that matter some universities might be interested.

I doubt if you would get much money (if any) for the equipment, but if you donate it to a museum or university you can ask for a tax credit based on the value of the equipment.

Based on your description and the photo you sent, I would say you might be talking $2000 tax credit if you donated the equipment.

Good luck
Michael


 
   
 
 Post subject: Vintage Calibration Equipment
Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:05 am 
 
Lieutenant

Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:26 pm
Posts: 2
Thanks for the input. Your suggestion is one that has possible merit in this situation. My volunteer assistance turned out to be more work than anticipated, but an unusual challenge.





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