The Volta is a folding bed (folding plate) camera for 9 x 12 cm film plates or sheet film. The focus is by the single extension bellows by sliding the front on the rail.The shutter is a Derval Shutter with speeds 1/15, 1/50, and 1/100 sec. plus T and B mode, the lens is a Novar Anastigmat 1:6.3 f = 13.5 cm lens. It was originally introduced in 1920 and production continued by Zeiss Ikon until 1929. This very rare, very vintage, very collectible camera has an even rarer Rol-Bak (film back) that reads: “Rol-Bak Wilmar Electronics Inc. NY, NY USA” with a little sticker that states: “Burke and James Solar Enlargers – Cameras – Photo Supplies Since 1897 Chicago USA” . Purchase Here
This Awesome Antique Bendix Aviation Corporation Vacuum Tube Clock Radio Model 753MX was made in Baltimore, Maryland in the early 50s, maybe around 1953. The cabinet is solid wood and measures approx 10 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches. The 2 time set knobs are missing and the back cover has a small section missing. The clock seems to work with second hand turning for the ten minutes we had it plugged in. We were able to tune in a few AM stations after the set warmed up and they sounded pretty good. This Cool Old Radio is in good condition with some minor physical wear. Sold as a Collectible and sold as is. The faceplate for this radio has an interesting Retro Design, has the on off switch in the back along with a “receptacle for appliance”. Sticker on back reads Chassis C-19, Model 753M, Serial No 10740. On the bottom is a faded tube and wiring schematic, warranty info and some specs. Purchase Here
What is a Vacuum Tube?
A vacuum tube, electron tube, valve tube, or thermionic valve is used to amplify, switch, modify, or create an electrical signal by controlling the movement of electrons in a low-pressure space. Some special function vacuum tubes are filled with low-pressure gas: these are typically called soft tubes, distinct from the hard vacuum type tubes which have the internal gas pressure reduced as far as possible. Almost all tubes depend on the thermionic emission of electrons.
Who is the Bendix Aviation Corporation?
The history of the Bendix name runs parallel to the development of King Radio until the mid-1980s, when the Allied Corporation purchased Bendix Aviation and King Radio and combined the two to create the now-renowned Bendix/King brand of avionics. In late 1985, the Allied Corporation merged with the Signal Companies to become Allied-Signal. The name was further modified to Allied Signal in 1993 to reinforce a one-company image and signify the full integration of its business. During the 1960s the Bendix Aviation Corporation changed its name back to The Bendix Corporation to reflect its growth into a creative engineering and manufacturing organization engaged in many products and fields.
The Commordore 64 is making an encore appearance as a retro chic all in one computersolution.
Here is the Wiki on the Original from the 80’s :
The Commodore 64 is an 8-bit home computer introduced by Commodore International in January 1982. Volume production started in the spring of 1982, with machines being released on to the market in August at a price of US$ 595. Preceded by the Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore MAX Machine, the C64 features 64 kilobytes (65 536 bytes) of memory with sound and graphics performance that were superior to IBM-compatible computers of that time. It is commonly known as the C64 or C=64 (after the graphic logo on the case) and occasionally as the CBM 64 (for Commodore Business Machines), or VIC-64. It has also been affectionately nicknamed the “breadbox” and “bullnose” due to the shape and color of the first version of its casing.
During the Commodore 64’s lifetime, sales totaled 17 million units, making it the best-selling single personal computer model of all time. For a substantial period of time (1983–1986), the Commodore 64 dominated the market with between 30% and 40% share and 2 million units sold per year, outselling the IBM PC clones, Apple Inc. computers, and Atari computers. Sam Tramiel, a former Atari president said in a 1989 interview “When I was at Commodore we were building 400,000 C64s a month for a couple of years.”
Part of its success was because it was sold in retail stores instead of electronics stores, and that these machines can be directly plugged into an existing home television without any modifications. Commodore produced many of its parts in-house to control supplies and cost. It is sometimes compared to the Ford Model-T automobile for bringing a new technology to middle-class households via creative mass-production.
Approximately 10,000 commercial software titles were made for the Commodore 64 including development tools, office applications, and games. Various C64 emulators allow anyone with a modern computer, or a compatible game console, to run these programs today. The machine is also credited with popularizing the computer demo scene. The Commodore 64 is still used today by some computer hobbyists.
New Commodore 64
Specs for the New Retro Modern Commodore 64 from the website (www.commodoreusa.net) :
Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core 2 Quad @ 1066MHz FSB LGA775 up to 95W. Intel Pentium D Processors with Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel Celeron D processor, support from 1.3GHz ~ 3.4GHz 800/533/400MHz System Bus. Supporting 9x, 5x & 6x series processors with EM64.
Integrated Serial ATA controller facilitates high-speed transfers at up to 3Gbps for each of the four ports. Allows easier hard drive upgrades and expansion for new SATA optical drives. 2x SATA2 ports.
VIDEO & GRAPHICS
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100. 3D enhancements enable greater flexibility and scalability and improved realism with support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 2.0, OpenGL 1.4. Intel® Graphics also support the highest levels of the Windows Vista Aero experience. Stunning media, incredible visuals and new 3D capabilities. For business users, Intel validates the chipset, processor, graphics and software stack to provide a well-tested platform with support for Microsoft* Windows Vista, Windows* XP, Linux (top distributions) and OS/2 (SciTech). Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT) 3.0 supports up to 289MB of Shared Video Memory; system memory is allocated where it is needed dynamically. Supports built-in Dual/Multi-Monitor windows displays using LCD monitor & DVI external display.
1 Gigabit (GbE) Fast Ethernet, using Realtek RTL 8168B/8111C.
Optional removable 2.5″ hard disk drive.
Realtek High Definition Audio enables premium digital surround sound and delivers advanced features such as multiple audio streams and jack re-tasking. On-board AC’97 2.2 compliant 3D audio, SoundBlaster Pro compatible. Two built-in 2.5watt stereo speakers with three audio jacks for Audio Out, Line-in, and Microphone. Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, delivering six channels of enhanced sound quality.
4 USB 2.0 Ports with transfer rate up to 480Mbps, 2 RS-232 Serial Ports, 1 Parallel Port supporting SPP/EPP/ECP, 1 PS/2 mouse port, 1 POS or PS/2keyboard port, 1 DVI.
Built-in Synaptic two-button touch-pad with vertical and horizontal scroll function.
One slim type Optical Drive, CDRW-DVD, or DVD+/-RW.
One Mini PCI
AMI Flash BIOS supports ACPI, API, DMI, Plug & Play, and security password.
Supports booting from HDD, PXE, LAN, CD-ROM, and ANY USB device.
Extensible Firmware Interface is a revolutionary standard to manage the booting process of next-generation PCs in a modular, interactive way. EFI standards allow the user to boot multiple operating systems, with a fully graphical interface and instant recognition of the peripherals. This feature requires the purchase and installation of a small, internally mounted module, supplied by others, that connects to an available motherboard USB header socket.
Full-Size Enhanced Windows keyboard, detachable keytop matrix.
On/Off LED, HDD, LAN Active.
WWW, Mail, Favorite, Log Off.
Uses 180Watt AC Adapter. Input: universal 100 ~ 240V AC, 50-60Hz. Output: 19V DC, 9.48A, Controlled by Dual Mode Power button on the keyboard. Low power sleep mode saves energy.
AMI BIOS System POST and BIOS setup password protection. TCG/TPM version 1.2 Support
Security lock slot located on the back of the system case
18.5″W x 9.0″D x 0.5″H front, 2.5″H rear.
Unit: 7.4 lbs (3.4kg), Power Adapter: 1.1lbs (0.5kg).