MC wrote:Those aren't oak cabinets, they're plywood with veneer.
Not sure who did the woodwork at Trumansburg, it always seems top notch. All the Trumansburg "walnut" I have here is a combination of plywood covered veneer with some solid pieces. That would be typical for that R.A.Moog era. So while not a solid oak, it is rather oak finished. It doesn't appear to be a cheap method, but more of a structural one. The tops on both 950's here are plywood with a thick walnut verneer applied over top. Probably done to resist bowing. But at first look these seem like soild wood. Same with the 956 ribbon controller, all plywood with a nicely finished walnut veneer. I have seen the 955 refered to as the "Formica" controller, but never heard anyone refer to the 956 as the "Plywood" controller.
MC wrote:I count only a single 901A controller for the entire system. Did it drive all the 901B VCOs?
Note the 901C Output Stage module. You don't see many of those.
Quite a typical module selection for a 1967 "Synthesizer III" .
Moog Archives Synthesizer III info page
Have to remember this was 1967 and the Moog concept was still new. One 901A driver and eight 901B slaved oscillators, along with two independent 901's. By the later 1968 systems onward, the oscillators were grouped in banks of up to three, each with the newer CP3 mixers below. At some time Bob and company must have realized having 9 oscillators with three seperate drivers in a 3 X 3 configuration was more usefull.
compago wrote:Help me ID these hand made markings, a sideways "S" with a line through it - maybe an electrical engineering symbol?
They seem more like an ownership mark. This seems to be common in the 60's with universities to mark your Moog modules with an ID symbol. Actually takes away from the Mint condition a little bit. This was not a mark R.A.Moog would have made. But sadly many scratched ID's into modules for whatever reason. I would rather take the time and mark them on the inside? But Moog did mark some with "Property Of R A Moog" on the outside. They were neatly done with the same etching process as the modules calibration markings.
That "Daily Nightly" video is the only one I know of where it was shown on their TV series. It was originally aried at the end of two different episodes.
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