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 Canadian computers so they can be displayed at this site for all to see and appreciate. 

Items I am specifically looking for:

  1.  MCM/700 or MCM/800 computer from Micro Computer Machines or any related items and/or documentation – Designed and built in Ontario, Canada, these computers are pretty awesome feats of early Canadian computing technology.  I’d love to try to collect all of the MCM machines.
  2. MIL MOD-8 or any Microsystems International Limited chips and/or documentation– Another early Canadian technology company.  Microsystems International Limited produced computer chips and had a computer development system called the MIL Mod-8 to highlight it’s Intel 8008 second-sourced chip with the MIL MF8008 moniker.  I am trying to collect an MIL chips but have only been successful finding an MF8008.
  3. Telidon related computers/terminals – In elementary school, our class was shown a Telidon terminal and we were able to interact with it for a short period of time.  This fascinated me and got me interested in the computer field.
  4. CEMCorp / Burroughs / Unisys ICON computer equipment, software and documentation – I have a Cemcorp ICON but I am in desperate need of a Lexicon server that the ICONs talked to.  it would also be lovely to have a second ICON so I can have more than one client on the network.
  5. NABU related hardware, software and/or documentation – I have a few NABU pieces but I am always interested in whatever else I can collect of this very versatile company.
  6. Dynalogic computers –  While i think I have the Hyperion covered, I don’t have any other equipment from Dynalogic.  I’d be interested in anything that may be out there.
  7. The Mimic Spartan – A Canadian company out of Vancouver produced an add-on to the Commodore 64 that was essentially an Apple II crafted into an add-on device.  As a big Commodore fan, I would live to find one of these or any information on them so I can cover it on the website.
  8. AdLib sound card hardware and documentation –  A Canadian company out of Quebec, Canada,  they made sound cards and other hardware while they were in business.  I would love an AdLib Gold card but those are very rare.
  9. Commodore computers – I have a very good collection of Commodore equipment but there are always holes in my collection.  The Commodore 64 was the first computer I bought and the Commodore PET was the first computer I had used in school.

If you have a computer that you will be discarding or you’d like to sell, add a comment below or email me, if you prefer.  I am always happy to cover the cost of shipping if it’s a computer that I need to add to the collection.   You can email me at

Thank you for visiting.

Santo Nucifora


3 Responses

  1. Bill says:

    Are you familiar with a Canadian company called Zap Systems from the late 70s/early 80s ? IIRC they made an S-100 based system – I recall seeing pieces of it in an electronics store on Church Street (?) in Toronto. The processor board was a Signetics 3000 bipolar 8080 emulator board with an iSBC to S-100 bus adapter. The most striking relic was a colour monitor in a spherical gold-coloured case about 18″ in diameter (picture that on your office desk). I haven’t found mention of it anywhere.

    • admin says:


      I have personally not heard of Zap Systems and spent a little seeing if I could find anything on the company but came up short. I will definitely keep this in mind as I continue to seek out vintage Canadian computer technology. If you happen to find anything, do let me know. If I find something I will do the same. Thanks for reaching out.


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