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That’s really cool!Indeed - beautiful quality here, Jerry (as usual)! These are going to make fantastic, really high-fidelity replicas of the scanner.
On that front, as long as Lorne was going to be at Celebration, I decided to lug the weight of one of my originals along so he could get it into his hands again for the first time in 42 years:
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As soon as Lorne saw it he began to smile and as he held it he said rather nostalgically "I remember this".
He seemed very happy that the tape assembly was just as he remembers it. I asked about the gray or white tape wrapping the metal bands on the motors (to my eye, what is needed to match the on-screen look) and he did wrinkle his nose at that saying that he didn't remember doing that and didn't remember having tape like that on site. As for the jeweler's screwdriver-like greeblie up on top of the Minolta he looked a bit puzzled at first and then when I volunteered something in the direction of the jeweler's screwdriver idea he immediately perked up in recognition and agreed that that had to be it and that they did indeed have small screwdrivers like that in their kit to work on the cameras. We'll have to keep searching to find the right vintage one.