My Old Mac Collection

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by martinws, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. martinws macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I just thought I'd add my collection to the forum.
    To keep numbers down, I thought I'd collect the interesting ones introduced for each year ;-)

    1984 Mac 128K (Original US model M0001)
    1985
    1986 Mac Plus x3
    1987
    1988 Mac IIx (only this and the SE was introduced this year)
    1989 Mac SE/30 x2 (fastest classic shape)
    1990 Mac IIfx x4 (fastest 030)
    1991 Mac Quadra 700 (first 040)
    1992 Mac IIvx (first CD-ROM builtin, my first Mac I owned),
    Mac LC II
    1993 Mac Quadra 840av (fastest 040),
    Mac LC 475 (my first Mac I _really_ used, was my flat mates!)
    1994 Mac 7100 (first batch of PowerPC machines) ,
    PowerBook 540c (last 040)
    1995 Mac 9500/150,
    Mac 9500/200 (both out on long term loan) (first PCI Mac)
    1996 Mac 6400/180,
    Mac 6400/200 w/G3 ( my second Mac)
    1997 Mac 9600/350 (fastest PowerPC 604)
    1998 iMac Original - (out on long term loan) (first iMac)
    1999 iMac DV,
    iBook Tangerine (first iBook, used by my Partner) (my third Mac)
    2000
    2001 PowerBook G4/400 (first G4 PowerBook),
    iBook (dual usb)
    2002
    2003
    2004

    My Newtons:
    Newton 100
    Newton 120
    Newton 2000

    Also:
    1982 Sinclair Spectrum 48K (boxed)
    1984 Sinclair QL x2 (boxed)
    1985 Commodore Amiga 1000 (boxed)
    1989 Commodore Amiga 500+

    Loads of Magazines including the 2nd ever issue of Mac World. etc....

    Notice some of my machines are out on long term loan. I hate seeing these machines not being used, so I lend them out to people who will find a use for them (in their retirement years).

    BTW: Is there anyone else collecting Macs in the UK on this forum?

    Regards,

    Martin
     
  2. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

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    Wow! Nice collection. Sounds as if you space is a bit cramped. :)
     
  3. martinws thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Room is getting a bit tight, luckily I'm finding hiding places all over the house. So far none have been found by the other half ;-)

    Martin
     
  4. aricher macrumors 68020

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    Are you goig to be buried with all of that - or is it already burying you?
     
  5. martinws thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not burying me, I think I can find space for another 10 years of Apple.
    After that, perhaps it will be time to find another (bigger) house :)

    Martin
     
  6. Sly macrumors 6502

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    Martin,

    I have a few, no where near as many as you, space is my issue. I currently have:

    Powerbook 100
    Powerbook 140
    Powerbook 160
    Powerbook 520C
    All in Apple branded laptop bags
    imac 350 Blueberry
    imac 800 17"
    Prototype Pippin with internal hard drive
    Newton H1000
    Newton 100
    Newton 110
    Newton 120
    Newton 130
    Newton 2000

    20" G5 imac - soon!

    My collection is growing, but I think I will stick with laptops and Newtons because they are easy to store.
     
  7. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    Not to be picky, but 540c was not the last 040.. The 550C and 190cs was released after...
    Nice collection :D
     
  8. martinws thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good point, my mistake. :confused:

    Mine is a 190cs, I got rid of the 540 earlier this year for that very reason.

    Regards,

    Martin
     
  9. martinws thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Sly,

    I see you're not far from me.

    I am part of your local Mac User Group http://www.wamug.org.uk (Wessex Apple Mac Users Group) and am interested in getting in touch with local Mac collectors.

    If you're interested, please get in touch email or via the club.

    Regards,

    Martin
     
  10. cluthz macrumors 68040

    cluthz

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    Unfortunately i don't live in uk, but I still got a decent apple collection :D

    1987 Mac SE x2
    1989 Mac SE/30
    1989 Mac Portable Backlit
    1990 Mac IIsi x2
    1991 PB 100
    1992 PB 180
    1992 PBduo 230
    1993 Cantris 610
    1994 PBduo 280
    1994 PBduo 280 with PPC upgrade
    1994 PM 6100
    1994 PM 7100
    1997 PM G3/266 Tower
    1999 iBook 300
    1999 PowerMac G4/400 (AGP)
    2004 Powerbook 12-inch
    2004 iMac G5 20" (waiting for it still)

    1992 Apple DuoDock
    1989 Apple SC160 external HD
    1993? Newertech MicroDock
    1990? Apple Stylewriter
    1991? Apple Stylewriter 2
     
  11. ASP272 macrumors 6502

    ASP272

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    WOW! And I though having a Macintosh Portable (original, not backlit) and a PB 145B was cool. I started with a Performa 6320CD which got me through college - I loved that machine (TV tuner card was great fun). I've also been through about 5 or 6 G3's. Wish I hadn't sold them all now. :(
     
  12. 5300cs macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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    My collection started with a 5300cs in 2001 (thus the username.)
    Now it contains:

    1. 1.6Ghz SP G5
    2. 1Ghz SP G4 MDD
    3. 1Ghz SP Xserve
    4. 400Mhz G3 B&W (accelerated)
    5. 20 th Anniversary Mac
    6. 1 Ghz 17" PowerBook
    7. 867Mhz 12" PowerBook
    8. 550Mhz 15" TiBook
    9. 800Mhz 12" iBook
    10. 500Mhz 12" iBook (Boston)
    11. 300Mhz Blueberry iBook 1st Gen
    12. 250Mhz G3 PowerBook 1st Gen Kanga
    13. PowerBook 2400c
    14. PowerBook 540c
    15. PowerBook Duo 280c
    16. PowerBook 5300cs
    17. PowerBook 190
    18. PowerBook 150
    19. PowerBook 100 (just got this yesterday)
    20. Macintosh Portable
    21. Original MessagePad
    22. MessagePad 110
    23. MessagePad 130
    24. MessagePad 2100 (no upgrade)
    25. eMate

    26. QuickTake 150
    27. QuickTake 200

    3 or 4 Apple logo-d laptop bags, 4 or 5 pens, and of course ...

    [​IMG]

    Apple watches :)

    Still looking for:
    - Lisa
    - Cube
    - G5 Xserve (yeah right :rolleyes: )
     
  13. Macs R Us macrumors 6502

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    Well, I'm sure that you all know my changing collection but here is a list of part of my collection...


    • 8 Apple Clear Case Prototypes
    • 12 Apple non clear case Protos
    • 4 Apple II
    • 6 Apple Plus
    • 3 Macitosh 128k
    • 2 Mac 128k (REV NO. 2)
    • 2 Apple Lisa 2/10
    • 1 Apple Lisa 2/5
    • 4 Mac XL
    • 2 Apple III
    • 1 Apple III Plus
    • 5 Apple IIc Plus
    • 21 Apple IIc
    • 40 Newton eMate 300's
    • 1 RARE Proto eMate "600"
    • 73 Newton MP 2100
    • 24 Newton MP 2000
    • 4 Newton MP 130
    • 8 Newton MP 120
    • 2 Newton MP 110
    • 5 Newton MP 100
    • 3 Newton OMP
    • 7 Apple QuickTake 200
    • 3 Apple QuickTake 150
    • 4 Apple QuickTake 100
    • 2 Macintosh Portable (Backlight)
    • 5 Macintosh Portable (non-Backlight)
    • POS Mac Stuff (Point Of Sales, just and FYI :rolleyes: :) )
    • MANYPowerBook 100, 140, 145, 145B, 170, 150, 160, 165, 165c, 180, 180c, Duo 210, 230, 250, 270c, 280, 280c, 2300c, PB 2400c, 1400c, 3400c, Wallstreet, Lambard, Pismo, and a few others...
    • 9 Apple Profile Drives
    • 82 PoweMacs
    • 21 G3
    • 4 G4's
    • 160 PrePPC Macs
    • MANY NEW IN BOX RETAIL ITEMS (approx: 1600 items 120 Differt item types
    • 1100 NEW Apple Ink cartages
    • 20 New Apple Toner
    • Color LW 12/600 PS
    • LW 810 PRO
    •*Apple Network Server 700/150
    •*Apple Network Server 700/200
    •*Apple Network Server 500/132
    • LW 8500
    •**MUCH, MUCH, MUCH, MUCH, etc MORE...


    NOW all I want is a G5

    :D
     
  14. Will Curran macrumors regular

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    uhm sorry to but in but isnt that the moof watch (spotted dog), not an apple watch?
     
  15. Macs R Us macrumors 6502

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    Yeah thats the "MOOF" watch, moof is the famus "Dog Cow", a favorite of the Vintage Mac/Apple People, there is a great deal of information on *Google* of this...

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  16. phreakout13 macrumors 6502

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    I've been using a mac since I was li'l. I can't remember the name of my first one, but it had a CD Rom that had to use a disc caddy instead of a tray. It was a pain. Then I got a performa, and then a used Bondi iMac on eBay, and then an eMac, and now I've been saving for a Powerbook. It'll take forever cuz I'm only 15 and I don't have a job :( . It gives me something to loo foreward to though :eek:
     
  17. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    Does yours still work?

    Mine does :D, but I had to remove the HD and insert a second floppy drive.
    It also crashes if I hang something onto the SCSI bus..

    It now runs OS 6 with 4 MB RAM!
     
  18. 5300cs macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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    That's Claris, the dog-cow. Yes, it is an Apple watch- it says so right on the back.

    Yeah, my 20th works, but it doesn't have the radio tuner. It doesn't have the dreaded buzzing, either, thankfully :) Mine has 64megs RAM (hard to find the RAM over here), the HD is stock and the OS is 9. I use it mostly for iTunes as a jukebox and to upload things to my Newton. It also just looks good sitting there :) :D
     
  19. 5300cs macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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    Oh sorry, you meant my Portable.
    Yes, but it's not very healthy. Here's a small video clip of it running: Macintosh Portable. It runs OS 6.0.8 with 1meg of RAM :) It's like an old car where I have to keep trying to start it up. After a while it begins to work OK but crashes sometimes for no apparent reason.
     
  20. Spock macrumors 68000

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    I would really like to see a few pics of this. Do You have any of the Games?
     
  21. mkjj macrumors 6502a

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    Pippin

    A lot of prototype and test Pippin units have been on eBay recently (thanks Andrew!) from Katzmedia who where a Pippin developer just as the machine was cancelled. I already have have three Pippin units (two white and boxed, one black, unboxed) and also recently bought some Pippin parts, chassis, ROM chipset, rare test grey case parts etc.
    I have managed to source some games also, Racing Days R, Shockwave Assault, Teabreak amongst them. Some of the items can be seen at:

    www.mac-collection.co.uk

    or a great site is:
    www.pippinworld.co.uk
    John who runs this site has seems to have a good knowledge of the system
     
  22. Sly macrumors 6502

    Sly

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    I could probably take some photos if you are interested? The casing is a standard Pippin design in a similar colour to the Japanese units but slightly more beige. The Pippin boots into a stripped down version of os 7.1 and will therefore run standard Mac games. I have been reliving my youth of late & playing Wolfenstein 3d on it, which is still pretty cool. The Pippin has an additional 8mb of prototype Apple branded ram installed and is sitting on a prototype floppy drive. I have also have an external cd rom drive connected via the rear SCSI port (the hard drive takes up the space internally where the production cd drive should go) I have daisy chained a powerbook 520c to this which means I can run the Pippin OS on the Powerbook and vice versa.
     
  23. Sly macrumors 6502

    Sly

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    So it was you who bought the grey case parts, I put a bid in on those myself, glad so see they went to a good home :)
     
  24. mkjj macrumors 6502a

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    Case Parts

    It was! haven't done anything with them yet, still under my desk in work!
    Will post some pics during the break next to the black version. Also when I bought the black one, I got a memory module (plugs in the base of the Pippin)with it, the max I have seen recorded is 8mb, the label states that this one is 16mb and at a time when the max Sony had was 1mb.

    Anybody else heard of this size of memory module before? can't find any info it.
    Cheers
    MJJ
     
  25. mkjj macrumors 6502a

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