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Offline tom osselton

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question about a Martindale 0.3a standard etcher
« on: November 13, 2015, 06:07:24 AM »
So I have the chance to pick up a old etcher a Martindale 0.3a standard etcher serial no 20758 it comes with no instructions and a 4" x 6" pad on one lead and a 1-1/2 "  round string wound grip with a 5/16"  piece of copper in it.
It has a pilot light and 10 different heat settings.
They want $85.00 CANADIAN bucks for it so thats what $64.00 American just to give you a idea.
Does anyone know about said beast? Is it worth picking up?

Offline awemawson

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Re: question about a Martindale 0.3a standard etcher
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2015, 08:10:06 AM »
Is it the sort that etches through a stencil? Seem to remember that you prepare the stencil on a mechanical typewriter that knocks wax off a sheet of permeable material that the electrolyte penetrates.

I'd imagine that the 'heat' settings are voltage / current tweakers
Andrew Mawson
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Re: question about a Martindale 0.3a standard etcher
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2015, 08:51:43 AM »
Try this
http://www.martindaleco.com/HTML/OtherProducts/MartindaleElectricEtchers.htm


I was after the Etchomatic some years back but seller failed to answer any emails.
http://www.etch-o-matic.com/eom.htm

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Re: question about a Martindale 0.3a standard etcher
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2015, 03:28:46 PM »
Try this
http://www.martindaleco.com/HTML/OtherProducts/MartindaleElectricEtchers.htm


I was after the Etchomatic some years back but seller failed to answer any emails.
http://www.etch-o-matic.com/eom.htm

Jonny thanks for this site I missed it last night, it is the Standard one pictured although might be a earlyer version heat selector is at the bottom and it is enclosed in a case. I haven't pluged it in yet I'll go back today but I think I have to go for it I hate kicking myself later.