Vintage Technology Repair
HERCULES WORKSHOP REPAIRS AND RECONDITIONS VINTAGE MACHINES AND TECHNOLOGY WE FIND INTERESTING.
WE ALSO MAKE VINTAGE COMPUTER CABLES AND CUSTOM BUILT TO ORDER CABLES FOR VINTAGE TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS (MAINLY AS A WAY TO SUBSIDIZE OUR MORE INTERESTING BUT LESS PROFITABLE WORK).
Originally founded as Hamilton Typewriter and Office Products in 1972 we've been working with manual, electric and electronic machines for over 40 years.
We professionally refurbish and recondition vintage calculators and typewriters.
Featured Vintage Software
Video Chess (1979) (Atari)
ATARI GAME PROGRAM (CX-2645)
Programming Language : 6507 ASSEMBLER
Released On (Media): Cartridge (4KB)
This a nice example of an early computer chess program on a home computer system, in this case the Atari 2600 VCS. It's also a game which shouldn't have been possible given the hardware limitations of these early Atari computers. Read more...
Download Atari Video Chess
(4KB) BIN File
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Recent News & Additions
- May 30, 2019. Added Reconditioned - Vintage (1981) Coleco Quiz Wiz Challenger Game. Remember when people actually used to get together and spend the night sitting around a table to play games? Electronic computerized question and answer game.
- May 24 2019 New Product Announcement. ++ Added New ++ 12 Foot version of our popular S-Video Monitor TV Cable for vintage Commodore home computers. Now with optional audio connectors 12' Commodore Video Monitor TV Cable (S-Video + External Audio) C-64 / C-128. You can choose to configure your cable with either 3.5mm or RCA female jacks for audio connections.
- New Product Announcement. May 1 2019 ** Added ** NEW 12 FT VERSION of our popular Atari Video Monitor TV Cable with S-Video connector and optional audio connectors 12' Atari Video Monitor TV Cable (S-Video + External Audio). You can choose to configure your cable with either 3.5mm or RCA female jacks for audio connections.
- April 22 2019 - Had my operation for an umbilical hernia last Tuesday here at the hospital in Niagara Falls. Still kind of laid up in bed not moving around much. Apologies to those waiting for product orders or repair work and waiting for returned correspondence or telephone calls.
- Added March 31, 2019 - Reconditioned Vintage 1980 Pocket Simon portable electronic game from Milton Bradley. Very nice blast from the past.
- March 26, 2019. Vintage Portable Electronic Games added from Entex Electronics. Electronic Poker (Original in Box) and Jackpot (Electronic Gin Rummy & Black Jack).
- Added Jan. 28 - Reconditioned Atari 2600 (JR) Video Computer System. Includes New AC Adapter and New Video Cable to attach directly to modern TV's.
- January 21, 2019. New Product Announcement - Our new 9V Battery Eliminator. Allows you to power any device requiring a 9V battery with a compatible AC Adapter (9VDC Center Positive with audio style plug - Sold Separately).
- Merry Christmas. Dec 24, 2018, we'll be closed while our family celebrates Christmas but please feel free to visit our Online Store and shop.
- Jun 10, 2018 - added reconditioned vintage handheld electronic football games from 1978. Coleco Electronic Quarterback and Mattel Electronics Football 2. Reconditioned keypads, new switches and battery terminals. (Come with Warranty)
- Mar 3 2018, New Product Announcement. 9 FT Coleco Gemini TV Video Cable. Replaces Coleco # S92053). High Quality Shielded Cables, includes free F-Jack Adapter.
- New Product Announcement Added Dec 24 2017 6' Atari Video Monitor TV Cable and 6' Commodore Video Monitor TV Cable S-Video cable with optional 3.5mm Phono or RCA audio jacks.
- New Product Announcement, June 21, High Resolution Monochrome VGA cable for Atari ST computers (all models).
- Jan. 27, New Product Announcement, S-Video to Split Chroma and Luma Video and Split Chroma and Luma Video to S-Video Adapters. Convert Chroma & Luma video to or from S-Video. (NTSC and PAL)
- Dec 30, Added original IBM "Selectric" Typewriter Keyboard Layout Arrangement document to library downloads section.
- Dec. 4, new replacement for 78M05 / 7805 voltage regulators. Used to repair dead Atari 2600, Atari VCS (CX2600/CX2600A) and Atari 7800 systems.
- Sept. 26, New Product Announcement Coleco Gemini WYE Connector. Replaces original Coleco part# R72426.
June Featured Products
NEW FOR YOUR VINTAGE COMPUTER -
VIDEO CABLES TO GO!
Connect your vintage computer to your modern TV with these simple high quality color video cables. These cables generally allow you to connect to any modern TV with YELLOW video in and RED and WHITE audio in RCA jacks.
AVAILABLE FROM OUR Online Store OR BY Mail Order THROUGH YOUR POST OFFICE. PROFESSIONALLY MADE RIGHT HERE IN OUR WORKSHOP IN NIAGARA FALLS. EACH ITEM IS MADE USING HIGH QUALITY PARTS AND COMPONENTS AND ARE FULLY WARRANTIED AGAINST DEFECTS IN BOTH WORKMANSHIP AND MATERIALS.
|REORDER NO. H0A5PC6
ALLOWS CONNECTION OF AN ATARI COMPUTER TO A MODERN / TV STANDARD COMPOSITE VIDEO JACK (YELLOW RCA JACK). INCLUDES DUAL MONO AUDIO CHANNELS. COMPATIBLE WITH 800 800XL 1200XL 65XE AND 130XE. (SUPPORTS NTSC AND PAL).
|REORDER NO. H0C5PC6
ALLOWS CONNECTION OF A COMMODORE COMPUTER TO A MODERN / TV STANDARD COMPOSITE VIDEO JACK (YELLOW RCA JACK). INCLUDES DUAL MONO AUDIO CHANNELS. COMPATIBLE WITH VIC20 C64 AND C128. (SUPPORTS NTSC AND PAL).