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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Computer Museum - Visiting the Museum - Floyd Virginia

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It is always a pleasure to have fellow computer collectors visit the museum and learn about their  collections. Malcolm Macleod  (visited 4-29-15) from Australia and has a  serious collection of computers. We had a wonderful time talking about the history of early microcomputers.

I have moved my entire collection and museum displays to the Computer Museum of America. However please do come by Floyd, Va for a visit. I am still here and have office in town and other projects  in our wonderful Blue Ridge Mountain town. 


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David Larsen & Malcolm Macleod

Comments about museum by Malcolm - short video 

David Larsen,museum curator and Malcolm Macleod, historical computer collector from Australia in front of "Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum" story board.




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David & Malcolm at Apple-1 display



Malcolm and David at Apple-1 display and calculator display on the right. Museum has 19 display cases - more than 350 items on display.






Museum warehouse ALTAIR 8800's
In addition to the museum Malcolm and I  spent a lot of time looking thought the museum warehouse. Malcolm in warehouse at IMSAI and ALTAIR area.

Malcolm added to his collection while at our museum and filled his suit case with a microcomputer - The

Micro 68 a 1976 microcomputer made by "Electronic Product Associate, Lamont Wood's book about Datapoint 8080 Octal Code Card , Bugbooks 3, 4 and 5.



Museum warehouse Lisa computers



Malcolm at Apple area with Lisa computers. A lot of Apple computers including original Apple-1 (This is not in warehouse - stored at the Bank in Vault)





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Lisa computer in original box warehouse view



Malcolm in warehouse next to Lisa computer in original box and view of storage shelves with inventoried microcomputer memorabilia. Several Lisa computers and 2 are in their original box.





Malcolm added to his collection while at our museum and filled his suit case with a microcomputer -

Micro 68 a 1976 microcomputer made by "Electronic Product Associate, Lamont Wood's book about Datapoint 8080 Octal Code Card , Bugbooks 3, 4 and 5.


Malcolm took in lots of computer history during his US visit in addition to our museum he attended  the  "Vintage Compute Festival" - East 10 ( Wall, NJ 4-17/19-15) and "Vintage Computer Festival"- Southeast  3 ( Roswell, GA 5-3-15). Malcolm commented  "VCF Southeast was a lot of fun" & "I’ve managed to get some goods tips for getting my PDP-8’s up and running".

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One of our 19 displays in the museum.
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Display case #8


More reason to visit our museum in Floyd, VA
Content - ALTAIR 8800, ALTAIR 680, Exact copy of MARK-8 in the Smithsonian Museum, Commodore PET, TSR80-1, original copy of "Popular Electronics" 1-1-75 (ALTAIR 8800 article), Wooden Case from my original Apple-1, Original ALTAIR brochure, First IBM PC,Lots of small memorabilia and much more.

Curator David Larsen describes content of case 8 Audio "CLICK"




Small memorabilia in Case #8


This is close up of small memorabilia in Case #8.








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Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum
David Larsen
I hope you take the time to visit the museum and out wonderful Blue Ridge Mountain area of Floyd County Virginia. Floyd is loaded with Appalachian culture, mountain music and art,42 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Chantilly Festival Farm and a whole lot more. Floyd is a very popular destination on Virginia's "Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail".  See you in FLoyd !!!

           ."by David Larsen"  KK4WW Computer Collector Historian