Wednesday, September 11, 2013

#89) Locating Replacement Parts For Old Librascope Products

Occasionally, Librascope Memories receives requests from both Libravet and non-Libravet readers for assistance in locating parts they need for old Librascope products. Some past examples include requests for locating L107MA disk memory castings required for replicating the "Mr. Fusion" mounted on the rear of the DeLorean Time Machine in the movie "Back to the Future" (see Blog Posts #2, 12, and 14). Other examples are various parts needed for WWII vintage Librascope Balance Computers and MK 7 Barrage Computers. A few of these requests have also been posted on this Blog.

Needless to say, old Librascope product parts are very hard to locate, and we can't always help you find them on a timely basis. So, here are some suggestions for where you might find the part(s) you need:

1) Museums that specialize in military, computer, and aerospace equipment. Frequently, they will have equipment or parts in the back room that they are no longer interested in displaying and would consider selling them, or donating them to a worthy cause.

2) e-Bay. Simply search on e-Bay for "Librascope". You might also consider posting your requirement there as a potential buyer.

3) War Surplus Stores (See Blog Post #64 for a local example).

4) Craig's List

5) Apex Electronics in Sun Valley, CA
When Librascope was still in business, the Company would often sell its surplus parts to Apex.

If all else fails, please contact me and we'll try and help you. Of course we would appreciate hearing about any successes you've had too. Either send me an e-mail (see above), or leave a Comment on this Post.

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