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This is the only page in this entire website where I am offering to sell/barter/buy/trade ...and even offer you free stuff!  Things I WANT are listed at almost the bottom of this article.
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This SALE article is where I am posting things I do not need, and many items occupy too much storage space.  I am only listing some of the items here, and will add more from time to time as things are sold.   I also have a page on my electronics repair shop website for more things that I wish to sell/trade/give free/whatever:

1.  SOLD!

2.  Projectors, viewers, editing equipment, etc.  I'm going to guarantee all of these items.  On the left is a General Electric Company (G.E.),
     genuine BRAND NEW old stock projection/projector lamp for movie and still projectors.  Model DFN.  Will replace DFC, and so marked on
     the original box. Tested with ohmmeter and at low voltage, without powering-up fully.
     In the large photo, left side, is a Bell & Howell 8 mm projector.  Working very well, and comes with two focusing lenses.  The DFN lamp fits
     this projector AND IS INCLUDED WITH THAT PROJECTOR.   Only partly shown at the photo right edge is the editing equipment, which
     includes empty reels, editing tape, and a large screen viewer/editor (Vernon 808/Dual, which works with all 8 mm movie films, including
     Super 8, Singles and Standard 8 mm).   Also cut off by my camera on the right side is a Visumax Angenieux portable battery operated (2
     standard C size batteries) viewer for slides.  The long-nose projector is for 2-1/4 x 2-1/4 slides and/or 35 mm slides.. I'm also including some
     trays for 35 slides, and the mechanism that fits into the projector for those slides.  Includes stuff I have not found around the house...yet.


3A.  Camping equipment:    Besides my down sleeping bag, our tent, and backpacking/camping cooking utensils, there is a fair amount more.   The only items I will keep, at least for awhile, are the MSR stove, fuel cans, and the 12 volt blender (for making margarita's at Airheads, etc., campouts). 

So, up for sale:  a ThermoRest self-inflating (or, blow a few breaths to make it stiffer) pad very nice condition.   $25

3B.   Koolatron.  This is an electronic refrigerator & food warmer, made by Koolatron of Canada.   It runs off the 12 volt battery of a car, motorcycle, sidecar rig, etc.......or; runs off 110 or 120 volts, 60Hz (from the included power unit; to which I have added an outlet so it can also be used as a battery charger) (13.5vdc, 5.4a).   I've never used the food warmer function, I always used the refrigerator function.  Interior is fairly large:  16" x 12" x 11-1/2".   I've also used the Koolatron at powered campsites, motel rooms, etc.    On my car trips, I plugged it into my car or SUV.    I added the two hasps.     Price reduced to $35, complete.




3C.  WestBend 12 to 30 cup coffee maker (or, tea, or, just hot water, etc.).  Very little used!  Model 58030.  Fast brew (1 cup per minute), 'done' service light, twist-lock cover (for NO big messes!), dripless faucet, automatic temperature control. ONLY $15.



These are called PromoTagz. The particular ones I have for sale are the Pro LED Badges, originally intended for small to large companies who wanted to promote their products or services. I used them for cutsy sayings; and/or my name, and various BMW motorcycle messages, etc. There are TWO of these badges. I had one for my wife, one for me. Each will hold up to 16 different messages at one time, selectable by pressing one of the rear tiny button switches. These badges also have button switches for changing display speed, flashing settings, ETC. You can have your name and/or message SCROLL, if you wish, and adjust the speed easily. It can be programmed to flash, too. While you can program the units from the rear button switches, it is much faster and nicer to do it with the programming kit, which I include. Simply install the program (it's on a mini-disc, fits into any computer CD/DVD slot tray), and then plug in the cord to your computer. At the end of the cord you will see the infra-red transmitter. Compose your message or even just a name, into the computer display, using your keyboard. When ready, simply place the infra-red transmitter near the infra-red receiving device located on the back of the badge. Click the download button on the screen, have your name or message programmed into the badge. You also control the flashing rate/speed (or, non-flashing) and scrolling rate (or, non-scrolling)...ETC., right from your programming screen on your computer. You can install one or more names/messages (1 to 16). The back side of the display has a place where a strip of strong magnets are bonded, it is shown in place in the photo. Simply remove the magnet, and use it to hold the display to your shirt, etc. Of course, you can write a new name or message to any of the 16 programming slots, at any time. It really is easy to use/do. These badges use one cheap and very common lithium battery model CR2032, and they last quite awhile. My photo shows the brightness when the battery is nearly dead! These badges have had little use, and work perfectly. I can program them prior to shipping them to you, or, you can do it's easy! My price to you, for both badges, and for the full programming kit, is REDUCED TO $75.

5.  SOLD!

6.  Cell phone range extender.     Cisco manufactured this Microcell for AT&T, who supplied it to their customers, for $$, plus a lot of begging.  Model SC-DPH154-4U-ATT.  It turns your home or office area into what amounts to a cell-tower right thereTotally eliminates the problem of a no or very weak cell phone signal. It works on 3G, 4G, 4G LTE, ETC.    I think ATT wants over $100 for one of these, if they are even still available (ATT has greatly changed what it will do, since the end of 2019).  I've seen these being sold on Ebay for $$$. This was one of two I have had, I had gotten this one as a backup for my other one.   I did not use it except for testing just before I moved to Carson City.  I no longer need this item as I have a strong signal for my present cell phone at home and office.   This device simply plugs into your computer system Ethernet jack, so it can use your Internet connection be converted to a cell phone signal, which is also amplified. Use any common wire to connect it, length as you need.    I've been told it will work on other systems, not just ATT.  If you already have an ATT DSL system, but a poor cell phone signal, this is what you may want, to get a very strong cell phone signal.  It works with DSL, fiber, or cable, and connects to an ethernet port on your modem or router.  Not for use with satellite, so says ATT.  AT&T says to use this where the existing wireless signal strength is 3 bars or less. My signal at Tahoe was 1 bar inside my house, which meant my cell phone was not usable....until I installed one of these, ...then all bars were lit and the cell phone worked even down the street some.  Specifications say 5000 feet of coverage, and my testing shows that to be true. There are other uses for this item which I will not get into here.   It is like new, with original box, paperwork, power unit, etc.  It does not cost anything to use this item, using your existing wireless plan. It is possible to add an unlimited calling feature, if you'd like that; I didn't need it.   I suggest calling ATT after you plug this into your system, and have ATT "activate" it. You may not have to bother; and, I can't advise about using it on other phones, but a friend says it works on other brands.   NOTE!  You can use more than one phone with this unit!  You simply ask ATT to add someone's phone number to the list for this device.  My first one of these had the entire extended family with all their cell phones working with this unit, if in or close to my house.   A couple of family members also got their own, after seeing what this gadget will do.   This device also contains a GPS unit, so it should be placed somewhere's close to a window for best performance; I suggest a window sill inside your house or office.
PRICE REDUCED TO $30, plus shipping, and it's yours!

If not sold here, I will put it on Ebay, and it won't be this cheap.


7.  RAM type mounts.   Assorted styles.  1 lot.   $20  total for all these items; plus shipping.  It will all fit into a priority mail flat fee box from the postoffice.

8.  "R100RT", on R-100S base, as originally sold.   Made by Guiloy.  Unobtainium.    Yours for my cost a long time ago: $58.

9.  SOLD!

10.  Singer buttonholer adapter.  Like new.  Not sure it was ever used.  Lots of anvils too.   FREE, plus shipping.

11.  GENUINE Kennedy  Machinists tool chest.   All metal, HIGH QUALITY, American-built, with the usual lined drawers, quality drawer slides; and with the pull-out plate that becomes the front protector and locking plate....etc....just like you remember!   It has wheels and has 7 drawers + large top compartment.  All drawers lockable like any Kennedy's.  The prior owner added the hasp and wheels.  Over-all, it is in good condition.  For those unfamiliar with these great machinists toolboxes, the front panel is at the bottom, under the bottom drawer, and you pull it out and place it vertically over the entire front of all the drawers, and two little pegs are then automatically pushed-in, and then the whole thing can be securely locked. I have two of these Kennedy's, am keeping the sentimental one, that one I purchased new in 1956 (yes!), with a months pay from when I worked for the Douglas Aircraft Company... and that one still contains my micrometers, taps, dies, and some precision tools.   The one I am offering for sale here at a great bargain price was the one that held some of the special tools that I had for my lathe, mill, instrument work, etc.   Yes, the drawers are as originally lined and are in good condition.   The bright white shadow on the left lower area is of the sun shining into my shop when I took the photo. The slides for the drawers, etc., are in nice condition...all work smoothly too.
These genuine Kennedy's are the simply-the-best such tool chests available, and sell, even very well-used, for well-over $100 on Ebay. My price to you:  $60.  New, these now sell for many hundreds.   It would look nicer if I'd have cleaned the outsides, but I won't, preferring the used look.  It's considerably nicer than the photo seems to show.   These are heavy and substantially-built, and I once carried it on the back of my R100RT's seat...but, ...well, another around-the-campfire story.


13.  Sold!

14.  Padded camera case.  NICE condition inside and outside.  FREE.   Estimated package weight: just under a pound.  Size is about 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".   I could toss this into a sale of other stuff, using this for safety packing.

15.  RF modulators.  I have two of these.  They plug into a wall power socket. These convert audio and/or video signals so that you can use any TV (output is selectable for Channel 3 or Channel 4).  Input can be a Wii, VCR, Video camera, DVD Disc player, FM receiver, any of the popular game boxes, ETC.   You simply connect the audio and video output of your goody, to the input of one of these RF modulators.  Inputs provided include Right and Left audio, and Video (including a separate S-video jack too).   FREE.   These are small, and would fit in a Flat Rate postal box.  If you take both, I will toss in some cables.   $10 each.
I think I may have given these away...have to look.

16.  For Olympus D500-L or D600-L:  extra memory cards, A.C. Adapter C-7AU, manual, etc.  FREE + shipping for all of it.  I no longer have the camera, it was accidentally destroyed...boooo hoooo (dropping things from high up will do that).

17.  SOLD!

18.  SOLD!

19.  Tasco 10x-30X zoom telescope, for such as sky watching, bird-watching, gun range, general purposes.   Good working condition.  $50, or best offer.    This was my wife's.     Original box, original tripod, even the original skymap (in the box).  

20.  Snowbum (that's ME!) made this gym workout belt when I had a very boring 'lots of time for goof-off' Government assignment in the Middle East.  It's very thick heavy duty leather (much thicker than an average man's leather belt for pants) and has a very large heavy duty buckle.  It's quite nice.  $30 plus shipping.  There's quite a history behind me/it, where/when, how, etc.  If you are lucky (and I've had enough to drink), I might tell you.

21.  I have a LOT of speakers I want to get rid of.  They take up a huge amount of my shelving....I have them from 18" diameter down to a few inches in diameter.    Many are brand-new, most are name-brand, a few are completely rebuilt.  Some are musician's high power speakers.  Priced to sell!   WAY too many to have photos here for all of them.  Ask as to what you want/need.  The photos here are just to remind you what a speaker looks like.  I have many dozens of quite small ones for small radios, etc.).

I also have a few speakers already mounted in speaker cabinets...those are lower power-rated, for use in stereo equipment, etc. I think I put a photo of all of those in my bargain basement site  In section 8 of that article.



22.  Bureau of Standards fan-style A.C. dynamometer voltmeter, mirror scale, jeweled bearings, and in original wood-case with leather handle, etc.  In perfect working condition, and extremely accurate.  Suitable for actual use or for a museum, these are valuable for their preciseness; and, especially, the dynamometer style of internal coils movement which eliminates the errors other types of meters exhibit, due to waveforms distortion. When I did a lot of electrical work, sometimes on home power systems, etc., I used this meter.  Once I even had it with me in Court, when a group of homeowners sued the power company for overvoltage and distorted power, and I was called as a noted expert, and I had this meter which was the same type the power companies used. This meter is LARGE, approximately 10-1/2" x 6" x 8", and extremely accurate.  Price reduced to $150. GUARANTEED!   A loverly piece of crafstmanship.

23.   SOLD!

24.   I have a fair amount of assorted computer items, such as a very good router/wifi unit, which I obtained from ATT, for use with ATT-DSL.  I'm not using DSL where I have moved to.  How about  $'ll save a lot, compared to ATT prices.  Also a HUGE box of older and newer telephone stuff, so if you need phone system items, I may have them!  I've got all sorts of computer and home systems items.    I need to take photos of this stuff...probably won't.  I have big boxes of phone stuff of all types!  Cheap...or, free.

I also have a Cisco brand router, includes power supply.   If I remember correctly, it has 5 each RJ45 jacks.   $8.

A pair of small desktop type computer speakers...Free with sale of other items.  Lots more stuff.  ASK for what you need, or, maybe I will eventually photograph more items for this SALE page.  Maybe not.

25.  I am selling, or giving away, just about everything having to do with street riding.  I'll list some items now and then here.
Sorry about the awful photos.
OK....first item:  Not really a motorcyclist's riding jacket.  This AirForce jacket is what I wore during my limited time at Vandenberg AF Base, and I wore it now and then afterwards.  I removed my leather name/rank id 'badge' that attached to the velcro-type stuff area you see.  I've not made any attempt to make nice photos of these things...but, all are quite useable, and, each has personal history behind them, but, what the heck, you don't care about that, riiight?    I have not priced any of these items.  I'll take offers; I might just give them to you if you show any interest in them, and I MIGHT be talked-into a story or two about when I wore these things.

This is the last of my leather jackets.     It is a real biker's jacket, size 40, made by Vent-Tech Leather, so it is of heavy grade leather; has lots of ventilation, lots of padding, built-in belt, removable lining for use in cold weather, lots of pockets, etc.  Heavy duty YKK zipper.   I have a lot of miles/smiles on this jacket.  Yeah, complete with the patches.  Heck, you can 'advertise' that you have all those miles...!

This last item is my leather (real leather, of course) vest. It has almost no wear, since I hardly ever wore it (except at the meetings of a Harley-Davidson group I once rode with now and annoy them!). Made by Chamra, size small.  Two outside and two inside pockets.  Fully lined.

26.  Royal typewriter. NOT a reproduction! This is the real deal, and was the top of the line, with all the bells and whistles, etc. .... AND it works perfectly. In super good condition, & very nice fact, it looks much nicer than in the photo....its original paint, for example, is not faded (I had to flatten the photo in order to show the keys properly due to lighting reflections).   This is the rare & original round-key model. The narrow white fuzzy vertical streaks above the top row of keys do not exist, they are a reflection from the shiny nickel rims of the keys. I still use this occasionally. True museum quality.  Included is an extra (new) ribbon, full info manual, & dust cover. Guaranteed to work properly. No problem obtaining ribbons, although you get two, that should last a long time. You an even get them at WalMart. $150.00 including that mentioned thick manual with history, etc.   A working-well antique.  I probably even have some carbon paper for it, to make duplicates the old way.

27.   Remington, long carriage, manual (not electric) office typewriter.  This is still in use now and then in my electronics business.  Due to a change in my type of invoices, I hardly ever use it anymore.  This photo may not display on some browsers, why I don't know.  $90. 

28.   Apple TV adapter/streamer.   Streams music, photos, etc from iTunes, on a pc or mac, etc.  I purchased this in a big box of stuff and there is no remote control. I know almost nothing about these things.  It has some very fine printing on it, containing A1625, which I assume is the model number.   FREE!

29.  SOLD!

30.  This is best-of-the-best of items I own.  This collection takes up a HUGE amount of storage room that I really badly need.  It  is much more than just a complete Service for 12 ...of Oscar Bucher's super fine custom-made stoneware.  Suitable for anything from a family dining a King's Castle from the middle-ages; ...yes, really.    9 or 10 large boxes of Bucher's items.   I was not just a Bucher admirer, ...I commissioned him three times, to make all these items for me.   The photo below is of the first of the three Commissions to Mr. Bucher.  These items were displayed at my home at S. Lake Tahoe, but I tended to rotate what was on display.    Figure on three times as many items, in total, plus the VERY nice flatware.   Suitable for a real man's castle.

I served lunch and the occasional fancy dinner to my friends using these items.   You would not believe the ruggedness and extra large size of the plates in the lower right corner; yet, at the same time, the goblets are very thin, yet sturdy, and have a wonderful feel in hand and mouth.  The workmanship is impeccable, Bucher was a master potter, and some of his regular single pieces sell for thousands.  All of my pieces have the same lovely matching pattern; just as I requested.  There are MANY more pieces than in the photo...some of them quite large.   Not shown is the outrageous punch bowl and its cups, the samovar, and many other pieces including more of what you see in the photo.    Included are all the details, even the original Commissions is included.  I will consider a trade, or cash sale, or inventive other ideas.  The value  is $$$, but we can dicker.   I will NOT sell individual pieces (my wife might, if I am dead!).  I have a full set of flatware for you, included, that matches the King's Castle idea, and it all goes to the purchaser.  There ISN'T any finer or better stoneware.  Bucher was a Master.  

Here's his bio, as used by a shop that has a piece or two of Oscar's work (NOT my items):

"Oscar Bucher is an award-winning ceramic artist who has been working with clay for over 50 years. His pieces have been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe and beyond, including the International Ceramic Competition in Faenza, Italy and the Fletcher Ceramic International in Auckland, New Zealand.

Raised in Switzerland, Bucher completed his studies in business /accounting. He worked as an auditor for Arthur Anderson accounting firm in Milan and Paris. Not finding the work fulfilling enough after four years Bucher decided to return to his first passion: creating with his hands which led to going back to art school to study ceramics at the former Eidgenössische Keramische Fachschule in Bern.
In 1960, he immigrated to Santa Barbara, California to establish his own pottery studio. His groundbreaking work consistently won awards and helped popularize high-fired ceramics in Southern California during the ’60s and ’70s re-emergence of Arts and Crafts movement.
In 1975, he established the Ceramic and Glassblowing Programs at Santa Barbara City College and taught as the head of the Ceramic Department for over 20 years. He curated numerous workshops with top artists including Paul Soldner, Don Reitz, Otto Heino, Yoshiro Ikeda, Lana Wilson, Patrick Crabb, Philip Cornelius, and many others.

He is well known for his unique glaze treatments, including his own crater/lava glazes, along with a diverse approach to form that includes both functional and sculptural pieces in porcelain and stoneware. As The Santa Barbara Independent noted in 2007, “Oscar Bucher, in particular, shows himself to be the master of many styles and techniques” and his recent work dramatically highlights this life-long interest with an eclectic approach to the craft. He continues to operate his studio in the rural foothills of Santa Barbara and currently exhibits his work at Gallery Los Olivos.

Oscar's in his eighties, like me, and I doubt anyone will ever replace him.
I've never seen any goblets that approached these; and same for the other items.
Owning these means pride of ownership!   
Hopefully I'll be invited to your annual dinner parties! 

I want this collection to go to someone who will appreciate it. So far I have refused to have it displayed/shown at any store or gallery.   I prefer these items go to a museum, or to just one person as one lot.  Keep in mind that what you see in this photograph is only a fraction of what is included.       These have been valued in the thousands.  They are a prized collection of mine, and I am concerned that they go to someone who will appreciate, and take care of them, and pass them down to the next generation(s), forever.  

I will not package and ship these myself.  I don't want to ship them, worrying that, somehow, they will be mishandled, no matter how packed and protected.  I MIGHT consider delivering them, myself.  The top left three items are not part of the Collection, nor is the figurine in the top right, but you can have them.    I wish I had taken a photo of the rest of the items, before we packed these things and moved them to my storage area....particularly the tall Samovar and the spectacular punch bowl with its special cups that hang on curved pegs on the sides of the huge punchbowl. 

I served more than a few dinners to special friends on these, including one very memorable "Tom Jones" dinner that is still talked-about in the Lake Tahoe area.   Have you a big fine house ...or a castle?

If these do not get spoken for/sold/whatever, then I contemplate having the entire collection assigned for sale by some recognized Premium Gallery.    I hope to have them sold, or a decision, before I die.  I don't expect to live beyond 2024.   For an outright sale, I want $2500 for the entire lot, including all of what is and is not shown here, the flatware, etc.   You will need a large ...really LARGE....cabinet to display the whole collection.   I don't want to split the collection up...but, I suppose I might have to.


You may contact me at:   emailimage

WANTED!   Things I'm interested in getting (trade/barter ....and/or ...I will pay cash or add cash as appropriate):

1.   BMW SNABB Katalog that is marked on the rear cover outside as 01-01-9-796-621.

2.   Replacement for my awfully worn SNABB Katalog which is 01 09 9 796 332  1.5 V/81



I want to see/look/read, the following BMW Service Information sheets (aka as SI's):
1.  #2570, dated December 1992, subject is seasonal storage
2.  #2592, dated July 1993, subject is the ignition/lock special tool/bolt
3.  #2619, dated February 1994, subject is the Maintenance list
4.  #2638 and #2638R, dated November 1994, subject is the recall on H.B. advance.   Normally filed in Section 32 of Factory Service Manual.
5.  #2671, dated 05-22-95, subject is 1995 specifications
6.  #2705, dated 10-11-95, subject is the Advance Notice of the Brake Hose Recall.  Normally filed in Section 34 of Factory Service Manual.
7.  #2724, dated 11-20-98, subject is the ignition canister units
8.  #2737
9.  #2714, dated 11-2-95, subject is fuel tanks
10. #2730, dated 12-20-95, subject is Approved Tires
11. #2798
12. #2799
13. #2385, dated December 1989, subject is new locks system, and bulletin is further numberd 46-024-89


For anything on this entire page:   I may trade/barter.  I also may dicker on combining things!  Ask or make me an offer.   See if you can convince me to give you something for free.

After we agree about an item and its shipping; and if you own me, or I owe you, payment in cash can be done in several ways.

By PayPal:
Click on this link: which is a photo which shows my full E-mail address which is also my PayPal account number.  If you send PayPal funds as "family, personal", "gift", or similar, I do not have to pay their fees.

Go to, & pay using my e-mail address as to where you are sending the funds.  I can also send a money request to you through PayPal, but my last try at that made me pay their fees.

By personal check or cash (please do NOT send cash via snail mail) or United States Postal Service Money Orders (which I can cash and pay for your item's shipping at the same time at the Post Office).  If you wish to send me a personal check or bank draft, money order, etc., my new mailing address is:   R. Fleischer; 1903 Teal Drive, Carson City, NV, 89701.  ALWAYS let me know how you wish to pay, AHEAD OF TIME. 

The United States Postal Service has been improving its "Service".  Internet tracking is standard for most all mail, as one example.  I always go to for the latest information before quoting you costs.  I usually ship things to USA addresses via Priority Mail or First Class, or the new version of Parcel Post (if still available).

I ship most packages out of the U.S. by First Class Package International for the lowest postal rates.  Insurance for that type of shipping may be available now.

For international mailings, there is also Priority Mail or Express Mail where insurance & tracking are available; although that type of service usually costs much more than First Class Package International.   "First Class Package International" shipments seem to take from 2 weeks to 5+ weeks.  I will NOT ship First Class Package International to international locations without YOUR understanding that shipment might take as long as 5 weeks, sometimes more.  I WILL provide, upon your request, a copy of the mailing receipt, as proof I mailed the item; plus, whatever type of proof of shipment is available (typically via Internet tracking).

For very expensive items there is a USPS service called Insured-Registered mail, which is very secure for expensive items, whether domestic or foreign; it is rather typically slow.

Sometimes, UPS is considerably cheaper than USPS, sometimes that is reversed.  I sometimes check both, and often also check Fedex.

I provide Internet Tracking Numbers and other information to anyplace I ship to.

RE:  PayPal:
On 10/19/2021 someone sent me a donation.  In the past, I could acknowledge such, by getting their E-mail address from my PayPal account, so I could thank them, and sometimes offer some sort of technical advice, etc, as appropriate.  On this date, PayPal NO LONGER has the sender's E-mail shown anyplace.  This might be due to a foul-up with European regulations that PayPal put into effect for all accounts.  The only way I can respond to the sender is to send an E-mail through the PayPal system of responding, and I won't know if that got send/received.  Hopefully, PayPal will change this new policy soon.

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