Donations

As a volunteer organization with no budget and very limited storage space we have to be really picky about donations.

We are looking for an Apple ///, a Kaypro, an IMSAI, selected S-100 systems, other unique systems, modems, and other small peripherals used by end-users.  We aren’t very keen on servers or most networking gear due to space and public interest.   You can say we are “public/people” centric in our collection.  We can’t take stand alone monitors  (CRT/LCD) because they are simply too large!

Contact us with materials you think will enhance the collection and we will be in touch within a week.

Otherwise there are at least two recycling avenues available to you:

More information on recycling computers in Texas can be found here:

 

11 thoughts on “Donations”

  1. I have a couple of old Apple computers–one may be the Apple 3, but I am not sure. I’d like to give you a “first shot” at these before I discard them.

  2. I have a portable Compaq computer that I believe is the Compaq Portable Plus Computer (1983). It weighs over 30 pounds. I also have the original manuals in very nice outer covers: 1. Operations Guide, 2. Disk Operating System Reference Guide, and 3. Basic Reference Guide. My understanding is that this computer was the first 100% compatible IBM computer clone Let me know if you are interested in the computer and manuals.

    1. Thank you for contacting us! We have a Compaq Portable (which is the model before the Plus as I recall) as you describe and a Compaq Portable 286 (on display). I’m afraid the computer itself should be properly recycled in the fall (when you see the advertising for the community Household Hazardous Waste day – that is when/where you can safely recycle the system). However, I would be interested in the manuals.

  3. I have a boxed copy of Microsoft Excel 5.0 with the manuals and disks, still in the shrink wrap. Would you (or any other museums you know of) be interested in it?

    1. Bert,

      Not sure of anyone who collects just office software unless it is the first version of something (i.e. Lotus 1-2-3, Symphany, EasyCalc, etc).

  4. I have 3 Gateway laptop computers plus 1 Dell laptop. All are several years old. If you are NOT interested, please advise for other organizations that may be interested……Henry

    1. Hi

      I really need to see pictures and get the model number in order to compare to our existing collection. We are very space limited. If you don’t want to wait, tomorrow, Sat 10/22, is a free computer recycling event out on Hwy 60 next to the Physician’s Center. Generally speaking, charities can’t use old computers (anything more than 2 years old) and they have no real value.

      http://twinoakslandfill.com/events/

  5. Hi, I was wondering if there was a good time to meet with you or a way to send you a couple pictures of two unique computers that we found cleaning out my grandparents house to see if you would be interested or not. We have the original box for one of them.

    1. Definitely send pictures please. Easier on both of us. I would appreciate seeing the nameplates showing make/model.

      I’ll send you an email so you can send the pictures directly.

      Thank you!

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