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leon
19th December 2012, 02:37 PM
This Apple collector just joined up to retromaccast. He has quite a nice museum. Thought I'd share.
Museum (http://www.showmeapple.com/showmeapple/Museum.html)

Oldmacs
19th December 2012, 08:16 PM
Wow! Impressive.

Neoxide, you need to make the Australian version of this :D

neoxide
20th December 2012, 10:34 AM
That's the plan!

Oldmacs
20th December 2012, 03:29 PM
I will have a similar museum one day......

neoxide
20th December 2012, 08:06 PM
Here are some photos from Wagga:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Clickneck/IMAG1976_zpse415cf3e.jpg
Pile of monitors and an iMac in the middle room

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Clickneck/IMAG1977_zps8df07a2c.jpg
Note the two LaserWriters in there... those are the two that I couldn't take as we ran out of space :(

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Clickneck/IMAG1979_zps97b91ad7.jpg
Lots of compacts, mainly SEs and Classics, maybe a couple of Pluses in pieces

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Clickneck/IMAG1980_zps6e407e88.jpg
Row of Power Macs on the largest bit of shelving in the building. One of these shelves is now in my garage.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Clickneck/IMAG1997_zps5be68c05.jpg
ImageWriter II anyone?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Clickneck/IMAG1999_zps260c22c0.jpg
Mostly empty LC and PM6360 cases, which had been stripped down for bits

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Clickneck/IMAG2031_zps692b7972.jpg
The inside of my garage, after this trip, where I now have no floor space...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Clickneck/IMAG2032_zpscdd2142a.jpg
More of my garage. Those boxes wrapped in plastic are from the first Wagga trip, still not unpacked.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Clickneck/IMAG2036_zps8ab2550a.jpg
My garage floor, where these monitors are wrapped in plastic, mainly Macintosh Colour Displays (14")

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Clickneck/IMAG2037_zps38cb9530.jpg
And, finally, a shot of the other half of my garage, with the first trip boxes...

Oldmacs
20th December 2012, 08:20 PM
I see a PMG 802 dial phone :D
do you collect dial phones? I do

Wow that looks like heaps of stuff?
How much of it actually works?
I really wish I could have gone there :P

neoxide
20th December 2012, 08:28 PM
Not sure how much of it works, I'd like to say most of it but I really am going through testing it pretty slowly :P

Surprisingly, even all the LCs that we completely coated in dirt seemed to boot up fine (didn't plug in a monitor though, just powered them on and listened to HD activity). There is heaps of stuff, I'd say over a tonne of equipment, and there's more inside my house (the good stuff, like PowerBooks and such).

I don't collect dial phones, but I seem to accumulate them anyway. I have a bunch of Telstra and Telecom TouchFones hidden away somewhere. I used to be into phone phreaking, and that's probably why... I've been meaning to restore that old rotary phone for a while.

Oldmacs
20th December 2012, 09:03 PM
Wow!!! Amazing!

I collect the Plastic Australian Dial Phones- I have all the colours but Black- I am also trying now to get the original 801 series ones with the numbers round the outside :D

Lc's are pretty reliable I believe that the low wattage and everything power supply does help.

Orestes
23rd December 2012, 07:55 PM
It's like a completely outdated Apple store.

68060
2nd January 2013, 09:39 PM
Great find. Is there anything left!

I hope you are using compressed air to clean the old macs before firing them up.

I think old phone and old mac collecting go hand in hand. I also collect telecom handsets and also have a couple of old telecom and pmg butt sets in my collection. i am concerned that the NBN will render them all useless! This will spur my home exchange apple bbs appletalk en stein machine project into action.

68060
2nd January 2013, 09:41 PM
If you find a quadra 950 in that pile, i'd be interested in acquiring it...

Oldmacs
2nd January 2013, 09:55 PM
Hmmmm they should still work fine with the nbn? I think that the telephone signal will just be converted?
If modern phones work the old ones should as well?

Oldmacs
2nd January 2013, 10:08 PM
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh just read some articles that said they might not work :( x 19999000000
If it is true that they don't work I will be very annoyed and there will be a letter to Conroy
Well use one of the rotary dial phones as it is the only one that will work when the power goes out. Have the government gone mad????

68060
2nd January 2013, 10:48 PM
the existing network accepts dtmf and decadic dialling. i dont believe nbn will.

Oldmacs
2nd January 2013, 11:28 PM
From more research I have found that the new network will allow dial phones to accept incoming calls but not dial- aparantly you can get adaptors though.

neoxide
3rd January 2013, 03:58 PM
If you find a quadra 950 in that pile, i'd be interested in acquiring it...

A Quadra 950 is near the top of my wishlist - sadly I found none :(

The closest I came was a Quadra 840av, all badly corroded except for the motherboard. I'm planning to build a machine around it, as I salvaged the front and back panels and a PM8500 case.


Great find. Is there anything left!

I hope you are using compressed air to clean the old macs before firing them up.

I think old phone and old mac collecting go hand in hand. I also collect telecom handsets and also have a couple of old telecom and pmg butt sets in my collection. i am concerned that the NBN will render them all useless! This will spur my home exchange apple bbs appletalk en stein machine project into action.

There were a tonne of monitors left, mostly 14" color displays but some nice RGB and 12" color monitors. I couldn't take those as they take up the most space. There were about half-a-dozen compact macs I didn't take (mainly SEs and Classics), as they were in bad shape, as well as a dozen PM6360s and LCs. There were two LaserWriter Pluses, a handful of Personal LaserWriters and ImageWriters and some PM7x00 series machines that were in pieces. There were also boxes of metal case bits and other spares, and a boxed NeXT Computer signed by Steve Jobs (only kidding).

I did use an air compressor to blow as much dust out of the cases and drives as I could. I wish I had one here.

I only just discovered that I have had a landline connected for the last 4 weeks I didn't know about. Time to dig out the handset in the photo about and try to fix it? I've got a bunch of Telecom repair manuals I picked up at a ham radio faire, so that should ease the job.

Drifter
3rd January 2013, 05:19 PM
Wow you sure have some stuff there!!! Would be interested in a mac that works though it would have to be one that runs OSX.

Oldmacs
3rd January 2013, 05:54 PM
I think that there would be few computers in there that run osx :p
Besides some iMacs I think there is little else but I could be wrong :p

neoxide
3rd January 2013, 06:19 PM
Wow you sure have some stuff there!!! Would be interested in a mac that works though it would have to be one that runs OSX.

There were a few iMac G3s, but none of them were particularly salvageable.

Oldmacs
3rd January 2013, 06:36 PM
iMac g3s are still relatively common as well :p

68060
5th January 2013, 03:58 PM
Back in the 80's little dtmf devices that you would hold to your receiver were available. in the promised land of the nbn, a similar device will have to be acquired!

years ago i had telephone answering machine software for an lc475, i'll have to see if i still have it (cant even remember its name...). naturally it utilised an external modem.

I wonder how many Quadra 950's were sold new? I am yet to come across one in the wild.

neoxide
8th January 2013, 10:44 PM
Back in the 80's little dtmf devices that you would hold to your receiver were available. in the promised land of the nbn, a similar device will have to be acquired!

years ago i had telephone answering machine software for an lc475, i'll have to see if i still have it (cant even remember its name...). naturally it utilised an external modem.

I wonder how many Quadra 950's were sold new? I am yet to come across one in the wild.

I've got one of those little DTMF diallers somewhere... I actually bought it from an AUSOM swapmeet years ago. If I've seen a 900/950 in the wild, it would have been there (but I doubt it).

jsarchibald
14th January 2013, 07:24 PM
Wow, looks a lot different to Easter 2011! You couldn't move in there before! Between macman, neoxide and myself, we've done a pretty good job in clearing it out.

macman142
17th January 2013, 12:09 PM
I wish I'd grabbed more machines, but I couldn't have really.

I can see those ImageWriters worth getting. Spend some time restoring/testing and you can get $100 for a working one.

Also, that LC520 (or similar) sitting there in one of those pics is another I should have grabbed as well as every last compact (even for parts).

Wish I could go back...