[Coladam] Can anyone help this gentleman?

Joseph Oprysko joprysko1 at gmail.com
Thu May 13 17:15:22 CEST 2010

I am a member of MARCH, the Mid-Atlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists.
Unfortunately, most of our members are in the mid-atlantic region (ie
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware)  I can post onto that group to see if
anyone would be interested in the machine for their museum (Yes, they have a
physical museum,) unlike a lot of the groups that only have an online

I can check to see if it is something we would be interested in.
On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 2:54 PM, Frances and/or Richard Clee <
cleechez at tamcotec.com> wrote:

> The following exchange is from FreecycleTO:
> FreecycleTO] OFFER: Prehistoric computer system
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> Reply
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> Chris Fournier
>  to me
> show details 22:42 (16 hours ago)
> Hi blueboxer,
> Firstly, I would like to thank you for your response as I can't remember
> if I had already done so.  Second, through Google I found what seemed to
> be  a sure link.  It was the Canadian Computer cience Museum at York
> University.  I thought you might be interested in their response.  It
> was as follows:
> Dear Mr. Fournier,
> Thanks for your e-mail and your kind offer to donate your Minolta
> computer to our museum. I have discussed this with my colleagues and we
> came to the conclusion that although it is an interesting example of a
> business system from the period we've decided that it does not fit with
> our requirements under the museum's collection development strategy (we
> are targeting the Canadian computer industry). Thanks for bringing this
> system to our attention.
> Best regards
> Zbigniew Stachniak
> As you can see it was a close match.  What I wanted to know is if you
> knew of any equivalent resources who might be interested.  Right now I
> have the Brantford computer museum to follow up with - next week.  Any
> suggestions off the top of your head?  Do you know of any other
> university programs who could benefit from this system?  Thanks again
> for your advice and again, I apologize for the delayed response. Cheers.
> Chris
> Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 15:06:01 -0400
> Subject: Re: [FreecycleTO] OFFER: Prehistoric computer system
> From: blueboxer2 at gmail.com
> To: chrisdjc4fournier at hotmail.com
> As a (no kidding!) dealer in Adam computers (ca.1983) I know there is a
> demand for and interest in early computers. If Googling doesn't turn up
> yours, try looking on sites with names like "old computer museum", and
> more generic headings. If it plays games, try the AtariAge site. I'll
> forward your post to an Amiga/Commodore buddy too.
> Yes, there are folks who want you historic computer. We'll try to
> connect you.
> On 25 April 2010 14:26, Chris Fournier <chrisdjc4fournier at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>     One complete Minolta computer operating system from early
>     90s. This was my first computer from college. Includes original
> Minolta boxes and printed
>     material. I can't even Google an image of these pieces anymore.
> Could maybe use for
>     prehistoric display? Art project? Novelty gift?
>     Includes:
>     Minolta PCW-3 (control unit) - monochrome
>     Minolta PT-2 (daisy wheel printer)
>     Minolta KY-2 (keyboard)
>     Located in Brampton at Williams Pky and McLaughlin
>     cheers.
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