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WANTED - Atari original injection molds

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:02 pm
by exxos
Well, they may be out there somewhere...

Re: WANTED - Atari original injection molds

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:06 pm
by rubber_jonnie
We live in hope...

Re: WANTED - Atari original injection molds

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:49 pm
by DrF
If a dentist can buy up Jaguar molds maybe there's hope yet :)

Re: WANTED - Atari original injection molds

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:07 pm
by Atari74user
DrF wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:49 pm
If a dentist can buy up Jaguar molds maybe there's hope yet :)
Hahah, yeah very true! Moulds would be very nice! :lol:

Re: WANTED - Atari original injection molds

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:47 am
by sety
Bradley BeST was a plastics engineer for Atari. He might know something.

Re: WANTED - Atari original injection molds

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:59 am
by Atarian Computing
sety wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:47 am
Bradley BeST was a plastics engineer for Atari. He might know something.
Oh, I wasn't aware of this. That's cool.

Re: WANTED - Atari original injection molds

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:41 am
by sety
This really has me thinking now. I seem to remember reading a story. IIRC it said that building a new mould for the Falcon was going to be too expensive, so they used the STF mould with slight modifications. If that's true then it probably went to C-Lab.

One person who probably would know would be Steve Cohen from Wizztronics.

Re: WANTED - Atari original injection molds

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:55 pm
by zack4mac
This would be great for the new board
From the AtariAge forum
The Atari Factory - What happened?
Best Electronics bought out most of the Atari warehouses and they claim to have thousands of unopened/uncategorized pallets of Atari stuff. It's quite likely that they have at least some of the molds, but haven't yet found them. Considering that they've been in business for 20+ years and have only cataloged a fraction of their inventory, it's likely that some of this stuff will never be uncovered even if they do have it.

Re: WANTED - Atari original injection molds

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:56 pm
by exxos
zack4mac wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:55 pm
The Atari Factory - What happened?
Best Electronics bought out most of the Atari warehouses and they claim to have thousands of unopened/uncategorized pallets of Atari stuff. It's quite likely that they have at least some of the molds, but haven't yet found them. Considering that they've been in business for 20+ years and have only cataloged a fraction of their inventory, it's likely that some of this stuff will never be uncovered even if they do have it.
Yeah, I believe he has like 2 warehouses full of unopened stuff.. its a long "debate" That he really should employ someone to help him and sort out the stuff.. but he wont.

He could have the chipset designs packaged away somewhere which have been hunted for for years.. but we probably will never know.. He may still have the molds, but we will never know :roll:

Re: WANTED - Atari original injection molds

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:54 pm
by sandord
I'd sacrifice a week of my holidays without blinking an eye, sifting through all that stuff alone would make it worthwhile.