Saturday, August 27, 2016

#140) This is your invitation to the 2016 Librascope Reunion

To: All Libravets and Associates,
It’s that time again! Georgine has just finished making the necessary arrangements (and commitments) for the 2016 Librascope Reunion in Glendale, CA. She has signed the contract, made a cash deposit, and negotiated a great deal for us this year. A minimum number of 50 attendees has been guaranteed, and a room with a capacity of 80 was reserved. In addition, a terrific buffet luncheon has been arranged. All this for 38% less than two years ago!

Now, we must respond to Georgine ASAP, so she can give the restaurant a better estimate of the attending headcount. All the payment and reservation details are given below. Note, for your convenience, Georgine will accept preliminary reservations.
See you there,

     You are invited to a Librascope Employee Reunion

A time to greet and enjoy your Librascope friends and colleagues.

View Librascope memorabilia and share unique retirement hobbies**

Saturday, November 5, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Acapulco Mexican Restaurant
722 N Pacific Ave, Glendale CA 91203
(818) 246-8175‎

Directions: (click here)

Grande Fajita Buffet Luncheon - $26.00 per person

Coffee and No Host Bar at 11:00 a.m.; Lunch at 12:45 p.m.

Please RSVP to Georgine Archer by October 28, 2016:

By E-mail: By phone:  (818) 848-5664

With confirmation by check payable to and sent to:

Georgine Archer
509 East Andover Drive
Burbank, CA  91504

No refunds after October 28, 2016.


Please help us spread the word to all former Librascope employees and their guests. 

Former associates of Librascope are, of course, welcome too.

Enjoy almost 300 scanned Librazettes from 1940 to 1999, and many other Librascope documents at 

**To share your unique or interesting hobby at the reunion, please contact Georgine Archer.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

#139) The Making of an LGP-30 Emulator Kit

Thanks to Libravet Tony Cappellini who provided the following news story:

While attending the Vintage Computer Festival - West (sponsored by the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA), Tony met Oscar Vermuelen from Switzerland. Oscar has a couple websites dedicated to vintage computers, including a couple emulation kits he designed and now offers for sale. One emulator kit is for the Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC) PDP-8.

Recently, Oscar undertook the task of emulating the Librascope LGP-30. Currently, he is putting together a kit for a small replica which will run on the tiny but affordable Raspberry Pi hobby computer.

Here are two of Oscar’s blog posts describing his LGP-30 progress so far this year:

February 21, 2016 Blog Post "Making a LGP-30" (click here)

June 3, 2016 Blog Post "Using the SIMH LGP-30 emulator" (click here)

To further his understanding, Oscar would like to exchange information with anyone from Librascope or anyone else that is familiar with the LGP-30. He can easily be reached using the Contact section on either of his two websites:. If you are reading this post in an e-mail, you may also leave a comment beneath this post on the blog's website (click here).

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