On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:51:31 AM UTC-4, AnubisTTP wrote: > > I am not sure if this is offtopic or not, if so, mods please remove. I > have recently come into possession of a small quantity of Monsanto MV1 > LEDs... the MV1 is the first commercially produced LED, released in 1968. >
Do you know what the list price for this was back in 1968? Your MV2 article says "a new MV2 was approximately $265 dollars in 1969". Was that expressed in 1969 dollars, or in current dollars? If in 1969 dollars, that was a HUGE sum - for the more youthful people here, you could buy any one of a number of number of brand new mid-range cars (and even some sports cars like the Opel GT were in that range) for the low $3000's, and a VW Beetle was only $1699. How much of the production was hand assembly (you show several production failures in your article)? Do you know if they ever automated the line any further? I worked at a factory in the mid-1970's that produced bases for crystal cans, and that was all done by hand although the leads were purchased as pre-forms. One of the factory's biggest sellers was the base for the Motorola 3.58MHz crystal that was used in many television sets. Moving back on-topic, are the ones you have for sale loose pieces, in the original clamshell, or in the later plastic bag? -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "neonixie-l" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to neonixie-l+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send an email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web, visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/neonixie-l/7fdb5a8c-908f-4b7c-abcb-832ca31bc7eb%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.