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Interact Model One computer

Here are some pictures of an acquisition a little while ago.  This is an Interact Model One computer that is an Intel 8080 based computer.  This particular model is a later version in white. ...

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AgVision Videotex terminal

Below are pictures of an interesting looking Videotex terminal with an Elenco AgVision front label but could easily be mistaken for a Tandy Color Computer.  The bottom reveals a TRS-80 Videotex Terminal label with...

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Apple II Rev 3: Clone or prototype?

I recently bought a couple of Apple II Rev 3 boards. They are slightly different than a normal board and are claimed to have been acquired by an Apple insider. The “green” board shown...

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Bendix Keyboard/Control Panel from NASA

This is a Bendix keyboard/control panel that was originally purchased from from a surplus auction at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. It looks like it’s from NASA and it is!...

ITT ETL18 Key Switch

Here are some pics of the ITT ETL18 key switch.  I am actually very impressed by the key feel.  Because of the nature of the spring, it collapses and snaps back much like an...

Damaged IBM 5154 monitor

I am really sad that this monitor didn’t make it in transit.  The seller packed it quite well but the damage may have been caused because packing peanuts were used even though there was...

Albert Computer

This is an Albert computer that is an Apple II clone.  It is a recent acquisition so I am exploring its abilities.  This computer works and starts up at an “Apple ][” screen.  Hitting...

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Apple Djinn

This is an Apple Djinn. The Apple Djinn was a product jointly produced by Apple and France Telecom to provide services via France’s Minitel.  This particular unit was actually located in the United States...