Are you interested in restoring, collecting, buying or selling
antique computers? If so, my name is John Davin, and I'd like to
team up with you to collect, preserve and display any computer you
consider a collectible computer.
Along these lines, I have started a modest collection of personal
computers and enjoy buying, selling and trading. If you enjoy this
type of history, please join our antique discussion by sending e-mail
Here is my favorite computer, the Timex Sinclair. The box has never
been opened, as you can see.
Regarding the collection, please remember that I am having fun
collecting without spending a lot of money, and you can too!
Now, here are a few of the first office machines, before we move
on to the true computers.
The first Adding Machines... The Monroe calculator!
The first step to automate the counting process. Complete with
subtracting and division tools.
The First Printed Checks
One of the first attempts to write checks with a machine! This
is not a true computer, but it's a very good example of how we began
on the road of printing from machines for accuracy.
The CPT Visual Memory ROTARY III
The first attempt to link the typewriter to a monitor for "editing"
purposes. A simple toggle switch decided if information typed went
to the screen or the printer. If sent to the screen, a toggle switch
could be moved to clear the buffer and send the data to the printer.
Talk about High Tech.
The Nutronics Keykode KA101-7 Wooden Keyboard
The arrival of the first keyboards... you really need
to view these pictures full screen to see how they were made from
wood and the soldering that was a bit less pretty than today's standards!
But it worked, and that's all that matters. Click here for
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Well, that's all of the pictrues we have on this page... click
here to visit our Antique Computers home
page... with an aphabetical list of the collection. About 85 units
Please enjoy this blast from the past..
Please contact me with questions or comments!