[vcf-midatlantic] Free stuff in Medford, NJ, mostly Apple

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Sun Aug 4 21:55:25 EDT 2019

> As some of you know, I’m fighting Leukemia and have promised my wife to clean out some of the stuff in my collection that I’ll probably never use again, so I’m offering it to the group for free.  As some of you also know, I was an early emplyee at Franklin Computer Corporation and  maintained a friendship with one of the founders.  A few years ago he asked if I could take some of his software collection and find a home for it.  Joel worked a lot of deals and got some early releases of code for possible inclusion in Franklin products.  Some of these items might never have been released, others might be very common.
> I started pulling boxes to attemp an inventory, but there’s just too much stuff.  Let’s just say there are at least four boxes of Apple II era software.  One of the cooler finds was original documentation (in padded binders) and disks for the Microsoft Softcard.  I did not see the Z80 card but it might be in one of the boxes.
> One unique item is a Lazer 128 with a history.  Joel had met with the President of Lazer at one point and they exchanged their current products.  Ie, a Franklin was given to Lazer, and a Lazer 128 was given to Franklin.  I have that Lazer and it’s part of the package.  If you’re into collecting Apple clones, this machine is unique.
> I also have a Commodore 1541.  Supposedly worked when I got it, never used it myself.
> There is some sort of Apple compatible plotter on a shelf here.  If that looks interesting, it’s yours too.
> Constraints:
> * The Lazer was given tto me, so I’d really prefer a collector take it, NOT see if on eBay, but I obviously can;t control this.
> * I have not driven since May so I can not meet you someplace.  Pickup is in Medford NJ.  I will not ship this; very heavy.
> * The good part is I’m home all day so can work around your schedule for pick-up.
> * I’d prefer one person take all, but am open to breaking things up.

Update for everyone ... Tony is going there tomorrow, he'll get what he 
can, and the museum will have first choice. Tony will then distribute in 
a fair way to group members. We all trust him.

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