My Old Mac Collection

martinws

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Nov 17, 2004
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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
 

martinws

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Nov 17, 2004
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Dorset, UK
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
 

martinws

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Nov 17, 2004
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Dorset, UK
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
 

Sly

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Nov 30, 2003
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Airstrip One
martinws said:
Hello,


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


Martin

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.
 

cluthz

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Jun 15, 2004
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Norway
martinws said:
Hello,
......1994 Mac 7100 (first batch of PowerPC machines) ,
PowerBook 540c (last 040)......
Not to be picky, but 540c was not the last 040.. The 550C and 190cs was released after...
Nice collection :D
 

martinws

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Nov 17, 2004
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Dorset, UK
Good point, my mistake. :confused:

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

Regards,

Martin
 

martinws

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Nov 17, 2004
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Dorset, UK
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
 

cluthz

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Jun 15, 2004
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Norway
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
 

ASP272

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Sep 14, 2004
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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. :(
 

5300cs

macrumors 68000
Nov 24, 2002
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japan
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 ...



Apple watches :)

Still looking for:
- Lisa
- Cube
- G5 Xserve (yeah right :rolleyes: )
 

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
 
Will Curran said:
uhm sorry to but in but isnt that the moof watch (spotted dog), not an apple watch?
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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phreakout13

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Jan 4, 2004
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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:
 

cluthz

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Jun 15, 2004
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5300cs said:
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20. Macintosh Portable
...
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!
 

5300cs

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Nov 24, 2002
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japan
Will Curran said:
uhm sorry to but in but isnt that the moof watch (spotted dog), not an apple watch?
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
 

5300cs

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Nov 24, 2002
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japan
cluthz said:
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!
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.
 

mkjj

macrumors 6502a
Jun 2, 2003
806
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Liverpool
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
 

Sly

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Nov 30, 2003
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Airstrip One
Spock said:
I would really like to see a few pics of this. Do You have any of the Games?

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.
 

Sly

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Nov 30, 2003
454
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Airstrip One
mkjj said:
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:
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 :)
 

mkjj

macrumors 6502a
Jun 2, 2003
806
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Liverpool
Case Parts

Sly said:
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 :)
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