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#1 RickR

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:53 AM

A couple of good things came out of cleaning out my mom's house for an estate sale:  I found some old missing power adapters! 

 

First, for our original home video game system:  Unisonic Pong.  I think we got this around 1976 or 77.  I've had the console for a long time and it works fine with a universal adapter.  But now that I have the original power adapter, it just feels more complete. 

 

Here's a pic of the console with it's original power adapter:

unisonic 005.JPG

 

A close up of the original adapter:

unisonic 008.JPG

 

And the old adapter next to the surrogate universal adapter:

unisonic 009.JPG

 

 

Next is a little less exciting to most, nirvana to me.  The power adapter for a really old Unisonic calculator.  The calculator works fine with batteries.  But now it is complete once again.

 

The full set:

unisonic 003.JPG

 

And the calculator in it's functional green glory:

unisonic 001.JPG


Edited by RickR, 16 August 2017 - 12:55 AM.

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#2 StormSurge

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:21 AM

Very cool!


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#3 pizzabear

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 01:59 PM

Rad. I've actually never seen a pong console in real life, I don't think. 



#4 RickR

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 02:08 PM

Rad. I've actually never seen a pong console in real life, I don't think. 

I've said it before...but for as popular as they were in the late '70's, they sure are hard to find now.  Since there were so many different models and brands, there's probably not a lot of nostalgia for them.  Plus, I'll bet most of them got thrown away. 

I have several.  The most prized being the Atari (Sears) stunt cycle and video pinball.  The Unisonic model above is special because it has analog joysticks -- not just paddles. 



#5 atarilbc

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:13 PM

Love that calculator!

#6 RickR

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:48 PM

My other Unisonic Pong has a light gun with Tiger Electronics on it.  I wonder if Unisonic became Tiger?



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:51 PM

My other Unisonic Pong has a light gun with Tiger Electronics on it.  I wonder if Unisonic became Tiger?

Nope. But they do have an interesting history. 

https://en.wikipedia...cts_Corporation



#8 jmjustin6

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:57 PM

Rad. I've actually never seen a pong console in real life, I don't think.


You gotta get one. Not only to play them, but to keep them alive




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