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Good grief, that is a gorgeous unit you have there. That 5.25” diskette opening looks totally badass on Mac.

 

If you don’t mind us asking, how did you acquire this amazing machine? Either way, congratulations!

 

Can’t assist you with the drive, as I know nothing about Twiggys, but good luck with it!

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13 hours ago, olePigeon said:

@OldMacGuy  I would recommend getting in touch with CuriousMarc:

 

https://www.curiousmarc.com/

 

I bet he would absolutely be interested in getting that machine going.  He's local here to the Bay Area in California, but has friends in high places at the Computer History Museum and actual Apple engineers who worked on the original Macintosh team.

Thanks for this. I’ll contact him.

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21 hours ago, OleLila said:

This looks like one of those deals where OldMacGuy disappears and this thread disappears and its all best if no one asks any more questions.

Bonus points if the Knights Templar get involved somehow, and a plucky forum member and their comic sidekick go on a quest to find them...

 

Seriously though, this is really, really cool to see.

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I tracked down the date and some more information about this model based on the written ROM 2.45 label. Persons interested in knowing more about what I uncovered are welcome to email me. You'll find my address in my sigature below (when you are logged in).

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On 5/31/2020 at 7:23 AM, OleLila said:

This looks like one of those deals where OldMacGuy disappears and this thread disappears and its all best if no one asks any more questions.

I’d be skeptical, too. This, however, is the real deal.

 

I’m working on a proper write-up on my Twiggy Mac and what I know of its history that I’ll hopefully post this afternoon or evening. In the meantime, here are a few more photos:

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I literally have nothing of value to add to this thread, other than to share my amazement and excitement that I get to follow along with the pics and (hopefully soon) the history of this insanely-cool prototype. @OldMacGuy - I've got some rare-ish items in my vintage gear collection, but this takes the cake, the bakery and the entire party too. Thank you for sharing this with us - I'm excited to learn more about the history here!

 

H.

 

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