Many, many years ago I bought a drum scanner that cost a fortune. Back in the day, when photographers used film, we could scan in seventy 30mm slides at a clip. For the last two years I haven’t had a need to even turn the machine on.
I have come to the conclusion that the machine has to go, but I’m emotionally attached and can’t bring myself to eliminate it from the office. The drums are huge and can do reflective art and transparencies up to 17×24. The whole thing is still in working order but it is old and needs a SCSI hookup (not USB) which is hard to find these days. Its “significant other” is a 14 year old mac that runs the scanning software.
I would like to see it continue working as as a scanner, but maybe there is value in the fact that it is an old piece graphic production technology. Maybe a photographer with a huge archive of film would like to digitize their collection.
On the other hand I could break it all apart and stick it in the trash and recycle the mother boards. The drums themselves would make interesting planters since they have a hole in the bottom.
Anyone Interested?? Make an offer.