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Vintage Computer Festival Midwest 14- Will have telephone displays this year-

Started by Hill Haven Telephone Company, August 04, 2019, 10:12:33 AM

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Hill Haven Telephone Company

Come out to Vintage Computer Festival Midwest September 14th and 15th 2019. A number of us will have a working phone displays at the event. Phone stuff is welcome.

In Elmhurst IL

Heres the event page


That actually sounds like a blast. Unfortunately I'm too far away.. Though I've been to Elmhurst.
Hope the turn out is really good for you folks.

Jim Stettler

You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.


 My first computer didn't have a screen, but used a black and white TV as its screen.  It was a Timex 2K computer.  I mention it as an example of a vintage computer.  Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of it.


That Timex was probably one of the Timex-Sinclair computers, and if it was 2K of RAM, it was most likely the Timex-Sinclair 1000, which was an NTSC version of the Sinclair ZX81...  :)


My 1st computer was an Apple 2E. 2 5 1/4" disc drives, 1 for the program & 1 for memory. But with my typing skills it was amazing. Unlike a typewriter you just back spaced to make a correction.


Mine as well, old guy. It was given to me to play around with and get the hang of using keyboards, and the like.


The first computer I owned was an IBM PS/2 Model 50 (80286, 1MB RAM, 1.44 MB floppy, 20 MB hard drive, VGA) as a junior in college. prior to that, I used various TRS-80 and Apple II machine through my high school.

A phone phanatic since I was less than 2 (thanks to Fisher Price); collector since a teenager; now able to afford to play!
Favorite Phone: Western Electric Trimline - it just feels right holding it up to my face!