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Vintage or computers from yester-year.

My interest in vintage computers, all started about 7 years ago when we first moved into this Retirement Village.

I have had an interest in all kinds of computers, and anything to do with computers, since the late 1970s, shortly after completing High School. It was then (1977) when I started

my course at University, that I first got introduced to the - Mini (networked) Computers.

and Mainframes. I remember buying my first home (Micro) computer back in the early 1980s. It was a Dick Smith System-80 system with the keyboard and

cassette tape saves/load drive, built-in. This computer had a separate, external, power adapter. For a monitor, you used any T.V connected via

the aerial socket on the T.V and R.F Modulator on the computer.

I have, over the last 4 years, collected a total of about 10 individuals, vintage, home computers.

These include an Apple IIGS (1.25MB RAM 16Bit) system without its monitor; an Atari Ste 520 (4MB RAM 16/32Bit) system with its original RGB color monitor;

a Commodore 128D (128KB RAM 8Bit) all-metal case) a system, with its original color monitor; an Apple Macintosh SE (4MB RAM 16Bit); an Apple Macintosh Classic II (10MB RAM 16Bit); and an Apple IIc (128K RAM 8Bit) without its original monitor.

I have a few other Systems, which I will add to this list when I have finished cataloging them.

All these Vintage Computers work 100%, with no problems.

I have collected these Computers from buying and selling websites such as and over the last 6 years.

I also have plenty of old, back in the day, software, for each of the 10 vintage computer systems, I have collected so far.

This software is usually found, for free, on various Archival websites, dedicated to

keeping these old computer systems alive.

Kind regards,

Howard Pew.

2 - 3 April 2018, March 2021.

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