The collection will be downsized

Monday, August 17th, 2009 at 10:24pm

I have been neglecting my computer collection. The last time anything changed was when I acquired the Apple IIc with LCD, and apart from booting it up once and taking a photo it has sat idle for almost 9 months.

Two years ago I handed off my IBM PCs and IBM PS/2s. One year ago I eliminated the Sun items.

This time I am going to be ruthless, and most of the collection must go as the space could be better used for other things. For example camera related gear.

But what few items will I keep? I have thought about this before and from a glance around the shelves here is a list, ranked by likelihood of keeping:

I have a lot more, both systems and peripherals. My priority will be in downsizing (via ebay) the systems as they take up the most space. First to go will be the SGI Indys and then I will start on the variety of Macintosh and Power Macintosh systems.

Although this has been on my todo list for a while, I only realised today that the Annual Hard Rubbish Collection is just over a month away (for the area I am in). This means I don’t have much time and while I will start with the more signifigant items, if I don’t get organised a number of systems will be thrown out.

Not necessarily the best outcome, but unless I set myself a deadline, nothing will change for another year…

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8 Responses to “The collection will be downsized”

  1. I might be interested in taking an Indy off your hands. I’m trying to get specimens of different architectures together for a possible future project.

    rob - August 18th, 2009 at 8:11 am

  2. I’ve been desperate to try and get my hands on some sgi and/or sun gear, I don’t care how old. I use 2 old laptops, one old pc, and one modern pc as main desktop setup (using synergy), and would really love replace them with some of those lovely systems for daily use. And of course, programming and cross-compiling on those great architectures.

    Unfortunately I am also very, very broke. even when I see them for $100 on ebay, I just can’t really afford the expense :(

    john - January 23rd, 2010 at 12:26 am

  3. Hi, I’m looking for a Apple IIc LCD. If your’s for sale, please send me a note.

    Cheers John

    John Beggs - April 10th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

  4. I am putting together a IIci/Powerbook 1400 network here at the house and I am looking for a Portrait Display, so if for sale by all means drop me a line.

    John McFarlin - May 10th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

  5. Hi, if you are looking to sell you apple IIc+, I’d be interested. I’ve got a big collection of SGI and Hp-ux stuff, if you are interested (emate?) Cheers, Paul

    Paul Callaghan - August 2nd, 2010 at 6:13 pm

  6. The DTR-1 was my first laptop when I was in high-school (bought one used in the paper). I just recently got one with all the extras, including the internal eth card, for my own collection. I have it networked up with a DOS tcp/ip stack, as well as the Win3.1 networking s/w! Keep the DTR, it’s original, and hard to find (plus, as far as space goes, it’s a small item to keep in your collection!)

    Joe Lyman - October 2nd, 2010 at 6:12 am

  7. Hi – I am looking for some appledesign powered speakers – if you want to sell yours to me let me know.I will cover shipping. :-)

    Regards, David

    drhill - February 28th, 2012 at 7:20 am

  8. If you are selling you Apple AudioVision monitor, please let me know! I have been looking to get this monitor as well as a Power Macintosh 6100/60AV computer.

    Jim T. - July 14th, 2012 at 11:26 am