Stanley Readout Edge Lit Display  
Written by AnubisTTP on 2017-01-24  

Description

Not all edge lit displays are designed to display numbers. This Stanley Readout display contains five dimpled plates that can be combined to generate a number of different 'waveform' type patterns. Five small lamps soldered to a PCB at one end of the display provide the light needed to illuminate the plates. This PCB is attached to a terminal strip along the bottom of the display with wires; the example shown here has no solder on its terminal strip, suggesting this display was never installed in a piece of equipment. Strangely, no provision is provided to replace the lamps, leading us to believe this display was intended for a piece of consumer equipment that would have been disposed of instead of repaired.

Note that in the photo, two of the five plates are illuminated to make the displayed waveform.

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Stanley Readout wave display, normal operation


Unlike many edge lit displays, no provision is provided to replace the lamps in this device.

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