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Donate Historical Items

Your Donation Matters

The Living Computer Museum is continually growing its collections of Vintage Computers to better serve the public and educational community. We welcome the opportunity to consider your artifact for the museum.

We are committed to restoring our artifacts to working condition and preserving them for future generations to enjoy!

We thank you for considering donating your artifact to the museum and we understand they are important to you.

Wish List

MAINFRAMES

  • Burroughs (5000, 5500, 7700) ¹
  • Control Data Corporation (CDC) 6000 Series ¹
  • Cray (1, 2) ¹
  • Honeywell (6180, Level 68, DPS-8M)
  • IBM (360, 370) ¹
  • IBM 709 ¹
  • IBM 7094 ¹
  • Scientific Data Systems (SDS) (Sigma 7, SDS 940) ¹
MINICOMPUTERS
  • Data General (Nova and Eclipse) ¹
  • Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) (PDP-1, PDP-10 (KA),PDP-11/83, PDP-12) ¹
  • Hewlett-Packard (HP1000, HP2000) ¹
  • Interdata (4,8) ¹
  • Prime (750, 850) ¹
¹ and all associated peripherals

MICROCOMPUTERS
  • Apple
  • Atari
  • Commodore
  • CompuPro
  • Cromemco
  • Godbout
  • IBM
  • Morrow Designs
  • Northstar
  • Osborne
  • Processor Technology
  • Radio Shack
OTHER
  • IMLAC PDS-1
  • Teletype (ASR (33,35,37), KSR (33,35,37)
  • Interface Message Processor (IMP)
  • Honeywell 316
  • Video Display Terminals
  • Unit Record Equipment (Card readers, punches, sorters)
  • BBN Router (IMP, TIP, C/30)
  • BBN Butterfly
  • Fuzzball Router
  • Tape Racks
  • Disk Pack Racks

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE A DONATION

If you wish to donate an item to the museum please contact our collections department and they will get in contact with you and explain our process.

VALUE OF ARTIFACT

The Museum is forbidden by federal law from providing any information on the value of your artifact. The best way to determine the value of your artifact is to contact an appraiser.

DOES THE MUSEUM PURCHASE ARTIFACTS

Note, however we do purchase items for Mr. Allen's collection which he in turn leases to the museum for display. If you are interested in selling your item please contact bobb@vulcan.com.

DISPLAYING OF ARTIFACTS

The Living Computer Museum will not be able to immediately display your item and can make no guarantee that your item will ever be displayed. Once an item is received it is cataloged and prioritized for restoration. Because we restore our artifacts to running condition, there may be a delay before a given item is ready for display.

TAX DEDUCTIONS

A Deed of Gift transfers ownership of your donation to the Museum and will serve as your tax receipt. The Living Computer Museum is a Washington state non-profit corporation formed on August 15, 2012. It will apply for federal tax exempt status as a 501(c) (3) private operating foundation within 27 months of its formation date. Federal tax exempt status, once granted, will be effective as of the date of formation.