Computer Museum

When I tell people that I collect antique computers, their first reaction is to laugh at the idea that a computer could be antique. I remind them that a car only needs to be 25 years old to be considered antique. The next thing they say is that they have an old machine that I can have. Their "old" machine is rarely old enough to qualify for my museum. With a few exceptions, my collection ends in 1984 with the original Apple Macintosh. Anything newer than that is just not historically significant.

If you would like to donate a machine to my museum, let me know. I will gladly accept any pre-1984 machine I don't already have. There are still some gaps to be filled!

At one time, I had pictures of most of my machines, but I somehow lost the files. I will take new pictures again at some point. For now, here is a list of the machines in my collection.

Computers

  • Apple ][
  • Apple ][ C
  • Apple III
  • Apple Macintosh
  • Atari 400
  • Atari 800
  • Atari 800XL
  • Atari 1040ST
  • Casio PB-1000
  • Coleco Adam
  • Comodore 64
  • Comodore Plus 4
  • Comodore VIC20
  • Compaq Portable
  • Franklin Ace 1000
  • IBM PC Junior
  • IBM PCXT
  • Kaypro II
  • Radio Shack Color Computer 2
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum
  • TI 99/4A
  • Timex Sinclair 1000
  • TRS80 Model 1
  • TRS80 Model 100
  • TRS80 Model 3
  • TRS80 PC2

I also have a very spotty collection of hand-held computers. I don't really collect them. These are actually machines that I bought new to use.

Hand-held Computers

  • Atari Portfolio
  • Apple Newton
  • HP Jornada 545
  • Palm 3
  • Philips Velo HPC
  • Sharp Mobilon HPC