Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

New Old Stock Chinon 8mm Movie Cameras

Chinon Zoom 8

Jack Berg Sales is a wholesale liquidation company that offers a variety of strange electronic gadgets from the 1960s and 1970s. We first mentioned them several of years ago, and RT co-author Bohus just reminded me of their existence. Their prices are incredibly steep, but where else are you going to find brand new 8-track stereos with stacking turntables these days?

One device in particular caught my attention: A brand new Chinon Zoom 8 Movie Camera from 1963. It features a Chinon 9.5-30mm f/1.8 zoom lens, electric eye exposure and runs on 4 x AA batteries. This camera is several years older than Kodak's Super 8 cartridge format and uses "Regular 8" film on tiny 25-foot reels (available from John Schwind's International Film, prices start at about $10 for B&W). Strangely, it's mis-classified under "Video Equipment."

Classic 1960s Chinon Zoom 8 Millimeter Camera


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