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MITS Altair 8800 lost and found

I had a slight shipping mishap and the courier company lost a MITS Altair 8800 I had recently acquired.  It is a project MITS Altair as it needs the internal cards and it appears...

Getting Rid of a Computer? 0

Getting Rid of a Computer?

Vintage computer collecting and restoring is my passion so  I am always looking for interesting computers and related software, documentation and peripherals that may not be in my collection.   I am particularly interested in...

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Commodore 64 – Silver Label model

When Commodore first made the Commodore 64 (C64) available, it put out this version which is known as the “silver label” model because of the distinctively different top silver label and the stylized “64...

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Viatron System 21 Model 2111 Restoration

Here are a number of pictures taken prior to the restoration and clean up of the Viatron System 21 Intelligent terminal.  It was definitely a haven for spiders but the main unit looks very...

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Ithaca DPS-1 Paddle recreation pics

This paddle switch replacement for the Ithaca Intersystems DPS-1 computer was designed by Engicoder.  It’s printed in white PLA at the moment until I get some orange PLA for final printing.  You can internally...

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Dictaphone Dual Display system

This is the Dictaphone Dual System base unit with a model number of 3002.  This is an Intel 8085 based word processor that was available through Artec International, a subsidiary of Pitney Bowes.  Dating...

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Ithaca InterSystems DPS-1

This is an Ithaca InterSystems DPS-1 S-100 computer.  It’s an early model (serial number MFD-0095) that, unfortunately, has some front paddles missing and the run/stop switch.   The front panel still has the plastic protection...