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Antique computer collection

Discussion in 'Computers and Gaming' started by djwellis, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. djwellis

    djwellis Well-Known Forumite

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    Hi.

    I have a collection of antique computers (that is a thing!).
    I think the time has come to let it all move on now - I've had them long enough.

    I'm selling them all, and welcome offers. The list as it stands (from memory....) is :
    • Apple II GS with Monitor, 2x 3.25" drives and 1x 5.25" drive
    • Radio Shack TRS-80 (all-in one moulded unit, but it blew up)
    • Radio Shack TRS-80 (separate CPU, keyboard and monitor)
    • Amstrad CPC-464 with green-screen monitor
    • Amstrad CPC-464 with Colour monitor
    • Acorn A3010 (I think) - 4 of these!!!
    • Acorn A3010 (I think) with network - 1 of these
    • BBC Master
    • Atari
    • Commodore C64 with full keyboard music expansion
    • An ancient Compaq laptop (like... doesn't even look like a laptop!)
    • IBM Portable Personal Computer (it's got a CRT - in the days of old they knew it as a "luggable" computer)
    • Sinclair ZX Spectrum (like.... about 5 of these of different kinds - including one with a custom reset mod (a switch on a wire) put in by a Spectrum games development company)
    • Dragon 64
    • Apricot computer with Monitor
    • Loads of games for lots of them
    • An IBM PC of some kind. (looks reeeally old)

    There are some others - they are all in different states of repair so I can't comment on their functionality I'm afraid. Most of them worked when I put them into storage - but that was 10 years ago. I can tell you that the IBM PC and the moulded TRS-80 are no longer working.

    Please come to me with queries and I'll help! But I am interested in hearing offers at this stage.
     
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  3. Tilly

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    How much the lot
     
  4. djwellis

    djwellis Well-Known Forumite

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    I must confess that I'm not sure yet.
    I'm taking offers at this time.

    Please be aware that I will be comparing offered prices with eBay prices to make sure we're in the right ballpark.
     
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    I've got a couple of TRS-80s, a monitor and the expansion thingy that takes it from 16k to a whopping 32k. I must 'boot' them up some time and see if they still work. I've also got a Commodore 64 and maybe a few games.

    I still write a bit of BASIC code on my laptop every now and then, when what I want is too convoluted for Excel. You never forget your first computer language (sniff - is someone round here peeling onions?)
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    The "Atari" in that list isn't the STE that I had off you last night..?
     
  7. djwellis

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    I not suuuuure.
    I..... er :/ Maybe?
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    If it turns out that it was, the list can be altered...

    I still have a paper tape editor available for hire.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. age'd parent

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    If you desperately need any to edit, I have 4 reels in the shed from GEC, god knows whats on them, but bits have been used to make paper flowers for the kids many years ago.
     
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    When I left uni in 1976, I put a program I'd written on paper tape in the vain hope of some time loading it onto another computer. I think the nearest I got was running it through a telex machine a couple of years later. I can't remember the result, but I'm sure I've got the original listing somewhere just waiting to be typed in.
     
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    My tapes were used as ritual barbecue firelighters.
     

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