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New additions - some old friends, some new!

Well my collecting juices seem to be back.

I've finally found that illusive Apple DMP (Dot Matrix Printer) that I've been looking for! A fellow in Sydney, Australia had one for AUD$5 ! I remember using one on an Apple //e back in 1983 when I was doing some programming on a Summer holiday job. These were the same mechanism as the Imagewriter I and II (ie the C-Itoh) but had the classic parallel interface for the Apple // series rather than the serial ports of the later Imagewriters.

That rounds out my collection of early Apple printers. The only one I'm missing is the re-branded Qume "golf ball" printers of the same era. But they are extremely rare and equally heavy putting it well and truly out of my reach.

I also found a Sage iMac G3/450 to add to the bubble gum series. Just need a Blue Dalmation and Flower Power now...

Finally, I also found a G4 "Gigabit" tower with Dual 450's. Still looking for a Yikes! at a reasonable price....

In the process heard of a young local collector and left my details for him. Hopefully, if he's not already here, I can sign him up to the RetroMacCast!

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Comment by James on May 28, 2008 at 3:57pm
It's nice to hear you're back in action. I picked up a DMP not long ago but unfortunately it was packed poorly and arrived in a bunch of pieces. I haven't decided if I'm going to just scrap it or attempt to piece it back together.
Comment by macdownunder on May 28, 2008 at 4:34pm
The old DMPs are getting pretty rare these days - even if the pricing doesn't reflect it. I've only seen a handful on eBay over the past few years.

This is one of the few Apple printers that I had an affinity for. I wrote an Applesoft program to print charts on it for a medical research facility I was working at.
Comment by connectionfailure on June 6, 2008 at 9:46am
I have just given away a Flower Power iMac to a family friend and I still use a G4/dual 450 but the firewire ports are dead and the PCI slots are filled with other goodies; serial port card, SCSI card and additional Video Card.

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