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Old 1st Feb 2021, 1:09 pm   #7
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By 1980 I think there was only one surplus shop left in Lisle Street. I was working in Holborn at the time and sometimes walked there in my lunch hour as an alternative to visiting Proops. By that date I don't recall Proops having any radio equipment, although it did carry a useful range of things like audio connectors, switches, wire and indicators, but they always seemed to be acquiring all sorts of other stuff of interest to the home experimenter. They were still going as a mail order and model engineering etc. exhibition stall concern a few years ago.

In the 1970's there was a shop near Edgware Road tube station that sold nothing but transformers: I once bought one there with a 2kV secondary for a long-abandoned project. It must still be kicking around in the loft somewhere.

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