The ability of a piece of equipment to be useful to you is based on the theory that it will keep running. And if not that parts and tech support is available. Anilam is still in business but owned by Acu-rite (I believe). Do you have the manuals and have you researched parts and tech support? We rep Milltronics, as an example, but they do not support in any way some of their older stuff. I guess it is just cost effective economics or the jurrasics such as I have died off or retired.