|Mimms Enterprises Office Bld.|
I have been looking for a good home for the microcomputer memorabilia collection collected during the past 45 years. I did not see a way for the collection to carry on in a useful way here in Floyd, Virginia after I stop kicking dirt above ground. Moving the collection to the Computer Museum of America is just a great opportunity to have the collection live into the future.
I am very excited for the new home not only the computer collection - any and all historical electronic equipment I have will be part of the move. Some of the additional items moving to the Computer Museum of America are my vintage ham radio collection, vintage radio tube collection, calculator collection, Edison light bulbs and assorted vintage test equipment and old signage used by electronic and computer stores. The moving trucks will be picking up the computer collection in Floyd, Virginia next week.
|Computer Museum of America warehouse|
Here we are at Lonnie Mimms Computer Museum of America warehouse unloading the computers brought with us from the Bugbook Computer Museum in Floyd, Virginia.
"Festival News" Vintage Computer Festival SE April 2016 at the Computer Museum of America April 2&3
These are the computers delivered today.
|John Birch Apple-1 computer|
The John Burch Apple-1 computer was delivered direct to Lonnie's office.
|SCELBI H8 Microcomputer|
SCELBI H8 microcomputer first available in March of 1974. Only about 200 kits and computers were produced and 10 or so are still in existence. Original SCELBI computers are rare this one has a video card in is in an interesting wood case/rack with a keyboard.
Here is detail video about this SCELBI computer "CLICK'
|Super Jolt Microcomputer|
Super Jolt microcomputer designed by Ray Holt. Only about 5,000 of these computers were made and sold in 1975. The Jolt computers are rare example of a very functional microcomputer prior to the Apple-1. Ray will be giving a talk at the VCSE in April.
Here is my blog with more detail about this Jolt Computer
|Intel Intellec 4 4004 development computer|
Intellec 4 - Intel development microcomputer system for the Intel 4004 microprocessor chip. The 4004 was the first commercial microprocessor chip and was first available November 1970. An Intel Intellec 8 (8008 microprocessor) development system also delivered.
Here is detail video about this Intel computer "CLICK"
|Inter 8008 microcomputer development system|
Here is my video about this Intel Computer "CLICK"
|MITS Altair 680 microcomputer|
Here is my video about this Altair 680 Computer "CLICK"
More information about the Intercept in my blog "CLICK"
Here is my video about this Titus MARK-8 Computer "CLICK"
This computer was made by Roy Justus. Roy was a student of mine at VT in the early 70's. He did a beautiful job building the an making the case and this fully functional computer. Two additional MARK-8 computers were part of this delivery.
Here is my video about this MARK-8 Computer "CLICK"
|Mini Micro computer 8080|
The Mark-80 MD-1 - another Jon Titus computer made for the educational and engineering market. The computer was sold for our group by E & L Instruments in Derby , CT. This was Jon's first computer at Tycon in Blacksburg, Virginia. It was complicated with 3 cards and a mother board. The computer used the 8080 microprocessor.
|MMD-1 Training computer|
This is one of 10 prototype Mini-Micro MMD-1 (8080) microcomputers made after the MD-1 in the above photo. This computer in the final design show below was very popular as a training and engineering aid for about 13 years from 1977 to 1990. This is another computer designed by Jon Titus while at Tycon (Blacksburg Group) and sold for us by E & L Instruments.
Here is my blog detail about this MMD-1 and the one below "CLICK"
|MMD-1 Training computer|
The commercial version of the MMD-1 above. There were a number of thousands sold. It was a good producer of royalties for the Blacksburg Group.
|Bugbook Computer MuseumStoryboard|
We brought one of the storyboards from the bugbook Computer Museum. We have more storyboards however the car was full.
|LR Lonnie Mimms - David Larsen|
It was a delight to make this very small first delivery of computers to the Computer Museum of America.
Lonnie Mimms on the left Curator of the Computer Museum of Americal.
David Larsen on the right Curator of the Bugbook Computer Musuem.
|LR - David Larsen - Lonnie Mimms|
David Larsen and Lonnie Mimms sign agreement to move the Bugbook Museum collection to Roswell , Georgia
Thank you Lonnie Mimms and your staff for this wonderful opportunity.