1962 Tube tester found in barn…

4pickupguy

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A guy brought this into work today. Was in a barn on some property they bought. everything except the socket labeled ACORN appears to be in decent shape.
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Milspec

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Like winning the lottery, they rarely just pop up like that. Pretty cool and even has the guidebook.....nice.
 

4pickupguy

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Any idea what this would be worth? About ten flathead screws and I could get some gut shots. He doesn’t want to see it become a curio shelf item. Yes, even the instruction book has all the pages listed in the table contents.
 

dan40

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I agree with Wally. That tester has probably sat outside in a hot barn for many years so the electrolytic capacitors inside are most likely dried up and past their prime. Trying to power it up could cause costly damage if one of those caps fails and finding parts for these units is getting harder and harder. If you are interested in restoring it, there are quite a few experts on this forum that should be able to point you in the right direction.

 




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