[sdiy] Interesting header/socket making tool

Vladimir Pantelic vladoman at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 15:31:24 CEST 2022

single row version exists today:


On 9/30/22 3:05 PM, Loscha via Synth-diy wrote:
> Hellow list,
> I refer to this image: https://imgur.com/gallery/6xsMIur 
> <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 heatsink.
> 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.
> thanks,
>   Edward
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