Wednesday, 07 May 2014 18:26

European auction features early PCs and other IT equipment

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A forthcoming online auction may be of interest to collectors of early IT equipment.

Germany-based Auction Team Breker's upcoming sale of mechanical music, antique toys and technology includes items that may tempt collectors with deep pockets, and make other people wish they had held onto that old gear!

Those who specialise in early personal computers could be tempted by a MITS Altair 8800 (lot 17, starting price €1,800, pictured above), a NeXT Cube (lot 19, €1,400) or an Apple Lisa-1 (lot 20, a hefty €12,000, pictured below).

Breker Lisa 1

For this writer, other interesting pieces include an early Casio desk calculator (lot 8, €120), a 1890 Ericsson Skeleton telephone (lot 40, €2,800), an 1877 Edison Motograph telephone (lot 42, €7,500), and a collection of five late 19th and early 20th century typewriters (lot 72, €20).

Other items in the sale include automata, fine tin toys, musical boxes, gramophones, and quadrants and other instruments.

You'll find the catalogue here, but note that the expected prices are generally well above the starting prices mentioned above.

The auction takes place on 24 May 2014.

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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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