Donations Welcome

If you have some vintage computers, related books / manuals that you have no need for and want to see them put to good use? Please see below.

Retro Preservation

TRS-80 CoCo Model 2

In the not so distant future, I’m planning on making a series of videos showcasing some original/or slightly modified Vintage Computers. These episodes will be in addition to the more familiar content you’ve come to expect. I have a lot to learn to get there. My goal is for the initial episode to be released in the Nov-Dec 2020 timeframe. My goal is to build a reference library of videos and information related to each specific machine. Eventually, I do have plans to build a virtual museum to help preserve the history and excitement of each of these computers.

I’ve acquired a few systems to kick-start the series but hoping to provide some history and a hands-on look at a few of the machines below. Many I’ve only briefly used in the past or perhaps never at all. Any manuals/books and accessories are also greatly appreciated to help get up-to-speed faster. If you have any of the following that you do not use and would like to donate for a future episode, please contact me at wagnerstechtalk [at] gmail.com. I would be more than happy to mention your name as the contributor for the episode. My goal is to make a quality presentation for each machine listed below, the history about the company that created it and the product itself. This will be an on-going project and hope to keep it informative and entertaining.

Thanks,

Jon

Coleco Adam

Vintage Computers / Gaming Consoles

I’d welcome any assistance acquiring the following machines, in working order:

  • Atari 2600 (source: my collection)
  • ColecoVision + Adam (source: Goodwill)
  • Commodore Amiga (500/1k/2k/3k/4k)
  • Commodore 64
  • Commodore 128
  • Commodore PET
  • Commodore SX/DX 64 (Executive computer)
  • Commodore VIC-20
  • IBM PC XT
  • IBM 5100
  • Intellivision (Mattel)
  • Apple II or IIe
  • Apple III Plus
  • Apple Macintosh Classic
  • TI-99/4A – (Several videos available here; Source: my collection)
  • TRS-80 CoCo Model 2 (source: ebay)
  • TRS-80 Model III
  • ZX Spectrum / Timex Sinclair
  • Other ideas? I’m definitely open to suggestions / recommendations.