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Wed Dec 28 16:19:11 CST 2005
> In article <20051228134415.J51020 at shell.lmi.net>,
> Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com> writes:
>>On Wed, 28 Dec 2005, Richard wrote:
>>>Just out of curiosity, Tim. Where is "Sellam's Warehouse"? ;-)
>>>That place looks like a collector's wet dream :-).
>>SF bay area.
> OK, this brings me to another question for you collectors out there...
> What do you do when your collection no longer fits in your office /
> spare bedroom / basement / garage?
> Do you downsize the collection to fit?
> Do you rent warehouse space?
> Do any of you have physical museums that you've constructed with
> public exhibits (besides the CHM, of course)?
> I have talked with another local collector about finding a suitable
> location for storage/display of our collections. He was interested in
> buying a place, I am toying with the idea of building something to
> house my (growing) collection before it outgrows my basement. I'm
> getting to that point dangerously soon, I'm afraid as I've recently
> acquired some rather large items (vaxserver, 4 lilith workstations,
> PDP-11/03, etc.) and the era of equipment I'm shooting for entails
> more "large heavy power hungry items" of the 80s workstation era.
> If you built your own space, what did you do for power and HVAC needs?
> I'm in Salt Lake City, so I have to be concerned with both heating and
> cooling. I'm tossing around the idea of buying an empty lot and
> building an "earth ship" on it to house a museum/collection.
I collect mainframes. At least one piece of my collection is in every
last room of the house. I am contemplating adding outbuildings.
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