|Re: keys to Woodstock security cradle?|
Message #9 Posted by megarat on 3 Apr 2010, 11:52 p.m.,
in response to message #8 by Martin Pinckney
Anyway, since you got these calculators at such a bargain (assumed), isn't it worth a little money to get them off the cradle without damage?
I don't know why, but it was such a good deal that I'm a little bit embarrassed to report on it. The box contained:
-- 5 HP-27 calculators, each with mains adapter and locked in security cradle; quick tests show three of them seeming to work fine, two seeming to be twitchy.
-- One extra empty/open cradle.
-- (Of the six cradles, only three have security cables.)
-- 8 apparently unused faux-leather cases.
-- One HP-27 User Manual, one manual addendum, two catalogues of calculator accessories, and two "manuals" (one-page pamphlet, really) for the security cradles.
The complete kit was US$5. (One dollar per calculator.) What made it especially tickling was that I went to the sale on a time-killing lark; I was not, in any way, on the lookout for anything exciting.
Re: the effort of preserving the cradles. This begs the question, will anybody be interested in these? I'm happy to preserve them if there is likely to be interest, but if these are off the radar for most people/collectors, it would be easier, faster and more economical for me to just drill them.
So let me know: is anyone here interested in these cradles? If so, I'd be happy to preserve them and send them to you for the price of shipping. Note that they're not pristine; they're in good condition, but they bear some institutional markings in indelible ink. (Among them, on two of the cradles, some cheeky scoundrel wrote "TI" on the top.) Oh, and as alluded to earlier, three of the six are missing cables.
Edited: 3 Apr 2010, 11:55 p.m.