Q I recently purchased a vet practice that was established in 1956. I’m trying to get a valuation on some antique equipment, including an old x-ray unit. Can you help?

A Large pieces of outdated medical equipment are hard to sell. Collectors look for antique medical items or things that are rare, unusual, or have some special history. You can try contacting a medical museum, but an x-ray unit from the 1950s is probably not old enough to be of interest to collectors. If the machine is in good condition, you might be able to donate it to a charity that accepts used equipment or to a company that recycles used machines. An x-ray machine must be disposed of properly. The x-ray generating tube requires special handling. You should contact a company that handles medical waste and dangerous parts.

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