A friend of mine has a similar vault of Tech Antiquities that serves the movie industry in LA. Check out http://www.digitalimage4k.com or https://propcart.com/search?vendors=Digital%20Image%20Associates
So, can I go there to get a rad hd crt for gaming?
That is an incredibly well-preserved NES right there. It’s next to impossible to keep the housing from yellowing (like the one sitting on top of it, or the bottom half of the SNES beneath it).
this sparks joy.
I’m impressed at the condition these things are in. If your movie was set in the same year that a piece of electronics was released in, it would be a little odd if the prop on screen was all yellowed and scratched to hell. It’s pretty remarkable that they were able to find one that still looks new!
That was my next question. What do you with the stuff that you already own or just can’t use?
The inclusion of a snap of their shelves full of Polaroids is enough pretext for me to go on a Polaroid Tangent (TM):
I remember watching one of the Die Hard movies, and they’re in a control room of some sort, with a bunch of old PDA’s scattered about (look up Palm Pilot kids). Before phones mated with PDA’s and became smartphones, these little computers had a lot of the same features as modern phones, but were limited by no internet…
If you know the right people, you can check out “Ol’ Stinky” - the Xerox 2400 that was used by Lyndon Johnson to photocopy his bare ass.
I had to laugh when I saw the Brownie Hawkeye. As a camera collector, I naturally somehow have three of the things, without ever deliberately buying one. I get why they’re so common, Kodak made millions of them and they’re basically indestructible (while also being a bit crap, as I’ve personally never been able to get…
Oh man these guys are the greatest! I’ve dropped off tons of electronics to be recycled there and bought stuff there as well. Everyone who works there is super nice.
I love this stuff! My old neighbor threw out a bunch of 1970s electronics he used to sell to Federal agencies as cutting edge telephony equipment. I wanted to keep it, but just didn’t have space. I don’t really see the value in using that equipment any more, but it sure is cool to look at and see how far we’ve…
Excellent work...thanks E-Waste Warehouse!
The joy these 2 show in doing their job made my day. Beautiful.
I’ve seen and used most of those instruments in the photos... That makes me old; I guess...
Dan Schneider is a well-known vintage radio collector who puts some of his prized items into his TV shows. One whole episode of his show Zoey 101 was centered on his pristine (and very valuable) Fada Bullet Radio.
I’m definitely no electronics expert, but I’m glad I’ve managed to keep my grandfather’s old Macintosh in working order. I found it about 4 years ago when my mom and I were cleaning out his attic shortly before he died. I had always wanted an old Mac, so I was so happy when I plugged it in and it fired right up. I…
I would sure love to snag that vintage Marantz receiver from the latest Geiko commercial
I remember when Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheets were supposed to result in a 2-3 day, 6 hour per day work week for accountants and finance people.
Watching that video was time well spent. Especially enjoyed the black gentleman’s enthusiasm.