Thursday, 3 March 2011

Day 26 - Technology .. of a sort !

Day 26 - Technology .. of a sort !

As well as doing the photo a day nonsense I'm also partaking in one of my friends weekly challenges. This weeks challenge was TECHNOLOGY and we all laughed about the fact that we all planned to photograph the interiors of our home PC's

So I decided to take a shot of my retro tech. Still fully functional and very useful.

This is actually an old device once used by the GPO (before we had the Post office and Royal Mail) when I got it , it was in a right state and non functional but careful cleaning of the bakelite exterior, repainting of the lettering and rewiring of the electronics inside restored it to a "nearly new" status.

As it's so old it's relatively simple to fix unlike modern devices with specialised integrated circuits on chips that can't be bought or replaced. My theory is, the more complicated something is, the more there is to go wrong.

IMHO I'd rather use this old AVO meter than some of the horrid plastic digital devices on the market these days.

They just don't make 'em like they used to !

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