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Compuserve 2000 running on Windows '98 in 2012
 
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My 1999 Gateway (Model: TB3 Essential 500 running Windows 98) with Compuserve 2000. This video started while I was trying to figure out a local Bulletin Board dial-up number to demonstrate my Tandy 102's TELCOM software and modem. I got side-tracked. I remembered I had Compuserve software on this old computer. The 102 video will have to wait a few days.
Views: 11321 Dan O'Connor
Teac Open Reel Cassette: Part II
 
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In the first TEAC cassette video I uploaded the other day I had used a method of unscrewing the cassette case to load the spool in. A viewer pointed out that I didn't have to do that. I took another look at the hardware and came up with another solution. Part 1 video: http://youtu.be/tHJEIg9V5wQ Keep reading: If you would likt to see another odd type of cassette cartridge system check out my video of the Audio Craft CC1 loading system here: http://youtu.be/973m3JnXA7Y
Views: 48527 Dan O'Connor
RCA "Mark 8" 8-Track Changer AM/FM Radio
 
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Checking out an RCA 8-track changer, probably from the 1970s. It still works pretty well after all these years.
Views: 6643 Dan O'Connor
Tandy 102 Portable Computer
 
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I fire up my late 1980's Tandy 102, do a little Basic and find it has a Y2K bug. See video part II about saving files to a TRS-80 cassette at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd0iqUp96Qo
Views: 4237 Dan O'Connor
Teac Open Reel Cassette System
 
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Demonstrating my YouTube thumbnail image. A TEAC system of interchangeable cassette reels. UPDATE: After making this video a viewer pointed out that I didn't have to unscrew the cassette. I took another look at things and figured out an easier way that I show in a short Part II video here: http://youtu.be/v61yPIfbVJw
Views: 27165 Dan O'Connor
Nikon R10 & R8 Super 8 Film Cameras
 
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Some of the features of two Nikon Super 8 film movie cameras from the mid-1970s.
Views: 5323 Dan O'Connor
RCA in Indianapolis: Dust to Dust
 
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The Sherman Drive complex in Indianapolis was one of RCA's main consumer electronics manufacturing plants for decades, employing over 8,000 people at one time. The largest building on the site has recently been demolished with more to follow.
Views: 2671 Dan O'Connor
1993 Tandy MMS-10 Amplified Stereo Speaker for PCs
 
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Showing the Tandy MMS-10. It has inputs for two audio sources and the ability to mix them, 3 internal speakers and connections for a pair of external speakers. Sold for $80 in 1993/4. Playing Boom Born Blues from DanOSongs.com and a 1986 GNC cassette tape with music to walk by.
Views: 1149 Dan O'Connor
Polaroid's ProCam & 1200FF Cameras (Spectras)
 
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Checking out a couple of Polaroid cameras that use Spectra-type film but don't look much at all like a "normal" Spectra camera.
Views: 12132 Dan O'Connor
1950s Edison Voicewriter Dictaphone
 
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I try out a 1950s Edison Voicewriter dictaphone I bought at an auction. Plus: see part II where I record onto a new disc and play it on a Technics turntable. http://youtu.be/ZplS5z-Zc2w
Views: 5803 Dan O'Connor
Seiko Sportura Honda F1 Chronograph SLQ023J
 
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A quick look at a 2007 Seiko Sportura Honda F1 Chronograph and its Honda F1 gear ratio wheel.
Views: 14445 Dan O'Connor
Polaris Snowmobiling: 1978 Eagle River World Championship (Super 8 Film)
 
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Demonstation of a Chinon SS-1200 Super 8 projector: A short film by Polaris on the 1978 World Championship and its 3 riders: Steve Thorsen, Jerry Bunke & Todd Elmer I'm not a snowmobiller, actually I don't think I've ever seen one up close, but after watching this movie I found this interesting web page about the Polaris 1978 snowmobile team. It doesn't mention Todd Elmer for some reason though. http://timebendergarage.com/rxl-history.htm
Views: 21391 Dan O'Connor
1976 17" Sony Trinitron KV-1741R
 
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A Sony Trinitron KV-1741R from 1976. It works fine after 37 years. At the end of this video there's a preview of the 1978 Panasonic PV-1100 VCR that I got with the Trinitron from an estate sale. It will get its own video soon. I've uploaded the Panasonic VCR video. Watch it here: http://youtu.be/vSBPBjCd8u0
Views: 37689 Dan O'Connor
Mint Flash Bar for Polaroid SX-70
 
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Trying out the new electronic flash bar by Mint from The Impossible Project for use on SX-70 cameras.
Views: 14782 Dan O'Connor
Sony GV-D1000 Video Walkman
 
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Looking at a 10 year old portable Sony MiniDV player/recorder
Views: 30776 Dan O'Connor
Let's Redeem My 1967 Top Value Stamps
 
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Before we got reward tags on our keychains scanned and got our credit card points, we filled small books with stamps we got from purchases at local stores and took the full books to a local redemption center or mailed them in after selecting from the catalog.
Views: 2156 Dan O'Connor
Edison Voicewriter Dictaphone: Part II
 
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I wonder about those center holes in the Edison Voicewriter discs and try to record on one and play it on a turntable. Watch Part 1 (Jan/2012) here: http://youtu.be/Ic_JTliRAHU
Views: 1931 Dan O'Connor
1990's Electro Brand 5" B+W TV Model 327K
 
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Watch the video about a 5" TV that can operate on batteries and has AV inputs - a combination I can use. And save the ketchup for your fries.
Views: 6921 Dan O'Connor
How To Load & Unload The Audio Craft CC-1 Cassette Cartridge
 
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The Audio Craft CC-1 cassette cartridge system was an alternative to buying complete compact cassettes; just buy cassette cartridges and switch them in and out of a housing, saving space and money. Teac's Ocasse system I demonstrated in 2012 was similar but used a different method. I don't show it in this video, but you could continue to play all of one side, flip the cassette and play the other side (23 min./side), but you'll still need to remove the cartridge the way I demonstrate when you're finished if you want to switch cartridges.
Views: 3832 Dan O'Connor
1947 Gray Audograph Dictating Machine
 
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An old dictating machine. There's an 8 47 on the motor housing and a 47 stamped in red on the patent sheet, so I'm guessing this is from 1947. I think the microphone acts as the speaker on playback but since I don't get anything through headphones either, there's some other audio problem along with the decayed mic. I suspect that 3-position switch inside is a speed control. This will need a complete restoration to work properly, but it's still interesting.
Views: 3865 Dan O'Connor
1974 Philips N2209 Cassette Recorder with AV Sync
 
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Looking at a 1974 Philips Cassette recorder made in Austria, I think for the German market. Automatic record level control and capabilities for syncing tones with a slide projector.
Views: 2586 Dan O'Connor
Philips & Norelco EL-3300 Cassette Recorders (1964)
 
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Examining two early cassette machines made by Philips. One is a straight-up Philips machine (week 10, 1964), the other is badged as a Norelco (week 42, 1964), odd because the common understanding is that Norelco cassette machines started with the 2nd generation EL-3301.
Views: 10035 Dan O'Connor
KOSS Cassette Tape Head Electronic Demagnetizer KED/1
 
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KOSS's battery-operated tape head demagnetizer fixed into in a cassette shell for easy use. Demonstrating in a Yamaha KX-W900/U cassette deck.
Views: 9980 Dan O'Connor
1980 Sony Trinitron KV-9400 9" Color TV
 
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I bought this 1980 Sony at an auction super cheap thinking if it didn't work I could use a couple of the channel numbers for a 17" 1976 Trinitron I have that's missing its "2" and "3". But now I might just leave them alone. It was made in Japan.
Views: 8590 Dan O'Connor
1963 Zenith K731 AM/FM Radio
 
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A nice 1963 Zenith AM/FM tabletop radio that uses 7 tubes with good tone control and effective AFC. It's still a pretty good performer, even after over 50 years.
Views: 3094 Dan O'Connor
Tandy Model 102 Computer and CCR-81 Cassette Recorder
 
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Part two of my videos on my 1980's Tandy Model 102 computer. In this video I show the 102 connected to the Tandy CCR-81 cassette recorder. I show how to back up a file to a cassette, how to delete the file from the 102 and how to reload the file from the cassette back-up. See Part I video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq33oocHYEE
Views: 4006 Dan O'Connor
Fujifilm Instax 500AF Instant Camera
 
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Review of the Fujifilm Instax 500AF camera and some comparisons with the Fujifilm Instax 210 camera.
Views: 21014 Dan O'Connor
1987 Curtis Mathes 19" Portable TV (USA)
 
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Model A1959RW. Assembled in the USA; January, 1987. The chassis was made by NEC in Japan, September, 1986. Plastic wood grain cabinet with a nice remote control. Excellent cosmetic and working condition for being almost 27 years old.
Views: 7294 Dan O'Connor
1982 Panasonic Travelvision TR-1020P 1.5" TV/Radio
 
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I don't have a way to get a signal into the little crt so I improvise and use it as a slide viewer. The AM/FM radio works fine and the old Ni-Cad battery still can go for about 15 minutes on a charge.
Views: 39103 Dan O'Connor
Vintage Mercury Cassette Recorder 20-1002
 
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This Mercury 20-1002 is probably from about 1969 based on its styling, mechanicals and its distribution by Pax. Serial number: 00949. It looks like it was made by Sankyo. It isn't the best performer but I like its appearance.
Views: 1208 Dan O'Connor
General Electric AM/FM Radio 7-2880A (a.k.a. Superadio I)
 
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From 1979, maybe. This is an early example of the first of three G.E. Superadios that were known for great AM reception (four models if you count the Superadio+ digital version in 1982). The 7-2880A doesn't have a "Superadio" emblem on it while II and III do.
Views: 5477 Dan O'Connor
ND filter on a Polaroid SX-70
 
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Add a 2 stop neutral density filter to your SX-70 so it can expose 600 speed film correctly (or a 1 stop filter for the ISO 400 PX70 color film introduced June, 2011): Use the accessory holder instead of a permanent lens-mounted filter, pack filter or physical meter modification.
Views: 7761 Dan O'Connor
Telex Copyette 1-2-1 Cassette Duplicator
 
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The Copyette 1-2-1 duplicates one cassette at a time. It can duplicate both tracks simultaneously if desired. In my test it duplicated and rewound a 60 minute cassette in a little under 3 minutes. The audio is only mono so you wouldn't be using this for music cassettes but the output seemed on speed with good volume.
Views: 7515 Dan O'Connor
1978 Panasonic PV-1100 VHS VCR
 
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A nice 35 year old VCR from Panasonic. I got it with a 1976 Sony Trinitron I made a video of here: http://youtu.be/qf2kcQWxY_g
Views: 79429 Dan O'Connor
1961 Columbia Triumph III Transistor Radio AM/FM/SW
 
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This Columbia C-615 Triumph III is a re-badged Transita made by Nordmende in W. Germany. The housing is mainly leather over wood. I've substituted a 9V battery for the 6 C cells until I can find a C cell holder that fits.
Views: 2387 Dan O'Connor
1976 Realistic Concertmate 8
 
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This AM/FM/8-Track Player from Realistic (Radio Shack) cost $100 new in 1976. Weak AM performance might be from a bad 41 year-old component somewhere. It can accept an adapter to listen to compact cassettes too!
Views: 1458 Dan O'Connor
Old Sears Video Sound Camera
 
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This video camera might be from the 1980's and possibly meant to plug into a television or maybe a VCR to capture videos. But it's a B+W camera though with mono audio so the recording wouldn't be very good. It uses a long cord that connects to a separate power/AV-out unit. It needs very bright light for the best results and even then touching or moving the camera causes squeaking.
Views: 272 Dan O'Connor
1960 RCA Victor 1-Tube Record Player
 
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This is RCA's 4-speed record player 1-EMP-2K from 1959/1960 I think. This example could use a couple of new filter capacitors and maybe an idler wheel refresh.
Views: 5472 Dan O'Connor
1982 Worldstar Multi-Band Receiver MG-6100
 
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This is an analog radio with a digital display of the frequency. It has a signal strength and battery life meter. It receives AM, FM, CB, SW, TV, PSB, Weather and Air bands. It also has a PA function, two FM presets and a back-light. One of its two antennas is dedicated to the CB band. There are two prominent metal handles along with a strap. It can operate on batteries or AC. It was made in Hong Kong.
Views: 11297 Dan O'Connor
1984 Gran Prix GPX Compact Stereo System Model 5425
 
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An inexpensive stereo system made in Taiwan in 1984. My example has a BSR turntable and a cassette recorder that are both a little off-speed and it has a burned out FM indicator and it only picks up the strongest local AM stations. But it's kind of a tribute to the manufacturer that it works as well as it does after over 30 years.
Views: 3257 Dan O'Connor
Honda Snowthrower HS520AS
 
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Clearing off the driveway with my 6 year old Honda Harmony Snowthrower
Views: 21561 Dan O'Connor
1947 General Electric Clock-Radio Model 60
 
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This old AA5 is in terrible shape, but good for some parts maybe. Time and rodents have done it in.
Views: 359 Dan O'Connor
1976 GAF 35mm Slide Projector #1680
 
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Demonstrating a basic slide projector made by GAF in 1976, purchased at a Lazarus Department Store (they delivered it!) It still works fine and who couldn't love that classic '70s wood-grain plastic. Showing some old family 1950's vacation slides and antique car show.
Views: 19106 Dan O'Connor
My Weigh UltraShip 55 Scale
 
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A quick look at My Weigh's "Ultra 55" scale I'm using to determine package shipping weights. Of course I weigh a vintage Bell & Howell cassette recorder and a Polaroid 600SE camera....just because.
Views: 6235 Dan O'Connor
1949 Westinghouse Mobilaire Fan #16MA2
 
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A nice vintage fan that you could have had Westinghouse demonstrate in your home "back in the day."
Views: 2411 Dan O'Connor
1970 Magnavox Cassette Player Deck; 1K8867
 
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Just a player, no recording. I think these units were typically options available for the large Magnavox consoles of the era.
Views: 518 Dan O'Connor
1970's General Electric "Loudmouth II" AM/FM 8-Track Player
 
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A late 1970's portable AM/FM 8-Track player from G.E., Model 3-5507B. There will be a second video uploaded after this one featuring something special I found on a tape labeled incorrectly.
Views: 1438 Dan O'Connor
Speed Check: Ward's Airline Cassette Recorder
 
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Using a MS8268 multimeter's Frequency Counter (Hz) with a Montomery Ward Airline Gen 3937A cassette recorder from 1980. When I made this video thought it was from 1974. I found it later in the 1980 Ward's Catalog. The test tape is from Electronix, 1994.
Views: 887 Dan O'Connor
Honda EU2000i Portable Generator
 
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Doing my pre-winter "ice storm/power out" readiness check on my Honda generator.
Views: 11053 Dan O'Connor
Shintom VP-5000 Part II: Inside The Case
 
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I figured out how to get the plastic exterior case open. Let's look inside. See my previous video on the VP-5000 where you can see it in action: https://youtu.be/9smYyfYJjeA.
Views: 623 Dan O'Connor