@max: by the way, the original list price (rarely ever discounted, except for large quantity purchases) for these VOMs (to use the term in vogue then) was a whopping (in 1965 US $) $70, IIRC! Gas prices were about 25.9¢/gallon (even Sunoco 260 was only $0.309) and starting annual salaries for fresh BSEEs was well under $10K. The current price is in the mid $300s. So in "real" terms, they are a bargain today (although they are competing with, say, Fluke 87s that do a lot more with better accuracy and precision for the same price). However, the Flukes are not so "tasty,"