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Re: Micro Fische

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From: Phil Payne <quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk>

>In message <fec6d87b.35ae2060@aol.com> FBFISH@aol.com writes:
>> Can someone tell me what I will encounter in trying to obtain a reader?
>> anyone located a company who will make a hard copy from the fische?
>Minox Giessen, Model KL 32630.  VAG 1457.
>About $1500.  Try your local Leica camera distributor.  Leicas are even
>more expensive than quattros.
>Unless you find one in a USAF clearance sale on a UK RAF base for $5.
>The fiche are 7" x 9 1/2", 42x.  No kidding.  Same as BMW motorcycles.
They are as rare as a certain by-product of rocking horses.
I managed to get a parts fiche last year and havent yet been able to find a
reader at an affordable price. I 'inherited' about half-a-dozen desktop
readers of this size when I joined Armstrong Patents IT department about 10
years ago. They got labelled 'obsolete' and thrown in the trash - yes I am
still kicking myself.

Jim Haseltine