RE: [midatlanticretro] IMSAI for sale
- Thanks pretty interesting. Thanks! :)
--- In email@example.com, "Bill Sudbrink"
> I just went and looked in the cctalk archive and can't find it...
> maybe I'm mixing up two conversations. Anyway, if you look closely
> at the paint on some of the old boxes, you will note that there is
> a texture... a sort of spattered variation in paint thickness. This
> is achieved by spraying the paint through a two nozzled air brush.
> The one that causes the spatters or speckles is the speckle aperture.
> Adjusting the speckle aperture size changes the texture.
Mike Loewen wrote:
Thanks, Evan, for looking out for us. :-) I never see this kind of stuff in my area.
Great catch Mike !
I remember you saying you were on the hunt for an Imsai. I'm glad you found one now. I'll have to bring mine when I visit your place.
From looking at the pics, it definitely seems it was left in some undesirable location. You'll want to check the pins too in the S-100 connectors for any oxidation and weak spring tension. Mine still has good paint after 33yrs. Even the same Caps are still humming along <grin> But mine needs some new paddles as I broke some, they still hang on for now to let me toggle the switches.
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