[vcf-midatlantic] Interesting local artifact

Christian Liendo cliendo at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 09:38:23 EDT 2016

Anyone who knows the Apple scene knows Tekserve. It was one of the few
places in NYC you could have had your Apple II or Mac 128 repaired
assuming they had the parts. They had a large number of parts. They
were a big thing before Apple started their store. They were serious
Apple people.

On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 1:27 AM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> There was a quasi-famous computer store in Manhattan called Tekserve. They
> specialized in Apple and closed recently. The owner auctioned a lot of the
> assets and collectibles. Someone in California bid on their outdoor neon
> sign as a joke. He never expected in a million years to win, but that's what
> happened. Then he realized it's 13 feet long, two feet high, weighs 80
> pounds, and isn't easy to ship to the west coast! He contacted several
> museums in NYC and they all ignored him or declined to take it. Then he
> contacted me.
> I told him to try to NY Hall of Science or NYC Resistor, and if they decline
> then we'll take it. Maybe it can hang in our museum during the next big move
> in another few years. Meanwhile, it was costing him a fortune to store in
> NY, so he's having it UPS'd to us. I told him we can store it for a few
> weeks until he finds a home for it or donates it to us. It's being delivered
> Saturday. We will keep it safe in the warehouse.

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