[Some] Old Flash Units Never Die . . .
I didn't know the 611 went back that far - I thought it was mid-80s vintage. Mine came without the clamp and bracket, so it'll be a while until I get to shoot with it.
Originally Posted by Tom1956
I find it interesting that a lot of thyrister-based units from that era are still going strong after 35 or more years: in addition to the OEM lines, units from Achiever, Starblitz, Sunpak, Vivitar, Metz, and other brands [as well as some off-brands] that have slipped my mind are proving to be virtually bullet-proof as long as they've been used periodically and stored without deteriorating batteries fouling up their contacts.