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    1970's Burroughs Computer Board "Lamp" or Light!

    Ok I just won a "lamp" on Ebay.
    Not just any Lamp.
    I saw this thing and said "Oh my GAWD- I'm gonna OWN THAT!"



    Just won the auction: The top board is a Burroughs Board- Circa 1973.. The rest I will work to ID once I have it! Look at all those GOLD Legged PROMS! - Serious E-Waste Woody over here going on! I'm such a dork!






    I'm so into scrapping.. When my Steel Toe Boots Wear out, I cut the Steel out of them and recycle the Toe!

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    Got the "Lamp" In last night.
    Did a bit of cleaning on it and bought a 7.5w bulb to give her that glow.

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    Do u mind if i ask what something like that sold for....either way im dorky enough to appreciate it!!!!

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    Mike: I'll PM you

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    Mike, there's nothing dorky or nerdy about that lamp. It is an awesome lamp! Good find Sledge.

    Now if I owned a lamp like that I would plug it in somewhere in the living room and see how long it would take my wife to throw a fit.

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    My wife actually offered for me to BRING IT INSIDE!
    I nearly fell over!!

    BUT.. with 3 cats, a St. Bernard, and an 8 and 11 year old in the house.... I Thiiiiink I'm going to keep it in the office.. with the door locked... and dead-bolted.


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    That lamp is golden, great purchase lots of envy

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    So very cool. Thank you for sharing because I would never see anything like it. 73, Mike
    "Profit begins when you buy NOT when you sell." {quote passed down to me from a wise man}

    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked

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    Thanks gents!
    I have never seen anything like it either.. and doubt I ever will again.

    Had to HAD to own it!

    And if my wife, kids, AND forum buddies love it as much as I do.. well it is a winner all the way around!

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    This is awesome, love it. But, any chance heating up all those old boards is going to kick off some nasty/toxic fumes?
    ~You have to start somewhere to get anywhere~

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    He's got a 7.5 Watt bulb so it should be alright.

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    I originally put a 60 watt bulb in it-- just to test- way too bright and the chips got HOT

    I tried a 15w and a 7.5w
    It came down to preference. Either would have given that "glow" but no "hot fumes"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledge View Post
    I originally put a 60 watt bulb in it-- just to test- way too bright and the chips got HOT

    I tried a 15w and a 7.5w
    It came down to preference. Either would have given that "glow" but no "hot fumes"
    Have you considered LED lights? You could add color to the picture. Mike

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    Hmmm... that may be an idea too miked!
    One of those multi-color changing bulbs.. be like an acid trip or something!
    HA!

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