Salvaging electronic and other useful parts:Answering machines The first answering machine is a Record-a-call 80A from,I believe,the beginning of the 1980's.This one is particularly interesting because it has three,12 Volt,solenoids which can be very useful.It also has a speaker and a motor. Most answering machines have a few timers and this one is no exception: it has five NE556n's.It also has a large 2200uF capacitor and 470 uF capacitor. D400,D200,C1815 transistors.LM386n amplifier,plenty of diodes and resistors,a switch,200K Ohm potentio meter and a red LED. The second answering machine probably dates from the same time and is called Meccastar(but I have no idea why). There is only one NE556n on the circuit board this time.Other electronic components:Capacitors:2200 uF,470 uF and 100 uF.Potentio meters: 10K Ohm,1.5M Ohm,250K Ohm.Transistors:c945,k163,a952. And dozens of diodes and resistors.