Retro blinkenlights panel available - UK

From: Dwight K. Elvey <>
Date: Wed Dec 8 18:03:41 2004

>From: "John Lawson" <>
>On Wed, 8 Dec 2004, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
>> On Wed, 8 Dec 2004, Shirker wrote:
>>> I came across the following item which I have no need for, but it looks
>>> absolutely ideal for anyone who's building a recreated old computer or a
>>> new design from scratch, to use as status lights.
>>> See
>> It looks like part of a photographic developer of some sort. I reckon
>> young Johnny Lawson could probably fill us in some more.
> Well, it's a curved metal panel with an assembly of pretty much
>bog-standard bayonet base miniature lamps on it.. one would have to go
>to a bit of trouble to make a 'status display' out of it - after dealing
>with the drivers, and (I am assuming) rewiring it for individual
>addressing of each lamp.
> But as to what it's intended function was/is - I've certainly No Clue.
> Cheerz

 It looks like it might be used as part of a light curing system.
You know, place the item on a rotating shaft and have 4 quadrants
of these light. I once had a photo copies that had a bank of lamps
like this but it was flat. An automatic machine might have a
curved bank like this.
Received on Wed Dec 08 2004 - 18:03:41 GMT

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