[sdiy] Interesting header/socket making tool

Loscha loscha at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 15:05:16 CEST 2022

Hellow list,

I refer to this image: https://imgur.com/gallery/6xsMIur

No idea what this is actually for.

When I saw it in the chip tubes we were sorting, I thought it was a

It is a 40 pin former that has 40 machined pins plugged into it. The pins
are just sitting on. It's like someone dissected several smaller machine
pin sockets to get the pins out, and you put them on this thing so you can
solder them into a board to make a 40 pin socket.

It was purchased in the 1990s from a liquidation sale at a computer
manufacturing company in Melbourne Australia.

The other things purchased in the same lot were RAM, some 8048s, UARTs and
the like.

 My assumption is that it was to make do when 40 pin quality sockets
weren't available. These were found in an antistatic tube, and there were
10 of them. I'm just baffled by them, however, I feel that there may be a
use for these that I'm just missing.

It just seems like there would be a sneaky or odd use application that I'm
just not seeing.

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