I got it when I was 13. Yes, some of us play with strange toys. I had a lot of fun moments with it, but the truth is that even if it worked, it’s not much of use, now that I’ve betrayed it with a young and colorful one.
Mechanically, this old scope is in good shape (it’s the one in the picture above). Electronically, it does turn on, but there is no beam. The panel lamps behave as expected, so I suppose that with some love and care, it can be fixed without major surgery.
The scope was manufactured in 1957. Naturally, it’s based upon vacuum tubes, which gives it the same nostalgic feel as an old radio.
There is no point in myself keeping it, but my sentiments won’t let me throw it in the dustbin. So I’m ready to give it away to a museum or serious collector. My basic condition, is that whoever wants it, will have to pay for the shipping. And if you’re serious about this kind of gear, you surely know that this “portable scope” weights 20 kg.
In case you’re interested, please drop me a note. My email address can be found at my website.