Friday, March 22, 2013

Vintage 80's Apple ImageWriter II printer

Apple ImageWriter II Printer 
So I finally listed my Apple ImageWriter II printer on eBay. Wohooo! I have been holding onto this thing for so long. Partly because I just knew my Mac LC II was still working and I would be able to hook it back up and use it again. Yeaaah right! So the old Mac gave out on me. I will try to figure that out later. Right now I do not have a way to hook the printer up to another Apple and send it commands. But it does take power and can perform a self-test successfully. I posted on craigslist looking for someone that does have a compatible old Apple and will allow me to hook it up and run some commands to it.

This is a video of my Apple ImageWriter II from the 80's. Hope it finds a nice place in an Apple museum. Here are more pictures of relating to the sale of my Apple ImageWriter II printer from back in the day:
Box that kept Apple ImageWriter II printer
1 side view of Apple ImageWriter II printer box
Box that kept Apple ImageWriter II printer
Top view of Apple ImageWriter II printer box
Box that kept Apple ImageWriter II printer
Box that kept Apple ImageWriter II printer
Box that kept Apple ImageWriter II printer
1 side view of Apple ImageWriter II printer box showing the famous Apple Logo
Those are the original boxes that the Apple ImageWriter II printer came in and as you can see it has pretty much stood the test of time so to speak. It is a little faded and dusty. Been stored and kept away for literally years! Is anyone else starting to feel a little Apple nostalgic? Well it brings back memories for me because this was the first printer I owned and this was right about when Apple was peaking and micro computers were starting to get popular in American households. This is really a piece of history and the hardware is still functional. Unfortunately, it is not TCP/IP compatible :) so you may not be able to connect this to your cloud these days.
Inside box of Apple ImageWriter II
Apple ImageWriter II printer sitting between 2 Styrofoam holders
That is the original Styrofoam holders and they are not chipped, ripped or torn in anyway.
Apple ImageWriter II original 5 1/4 Diskettes
Original Apple ImagWriter II 5 1/4 diskette for Apple IIe computer

So here is where it gets interesting. I have 2 manuals for the Apple ImageWriter and one looks different. The manual that is not white must be the first printer model. I don't recall fully if I owned it before the 1 I am selling. I remember using 1 like that in the computer lab at the then Stephanis Boys Club in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Picture of Apple ImageWriter II printer manual
Apple ImageWriter II Owner's Manual
Dot matrix printing paper
Dot matrix printing paper used for Apple ImageWriter II printer

As of 4/1/2013 this item has been sold from my eBay listings. 
You can find some Apple ImageWriter II Printer Ribbons for sale online.
Or search eBay for Apple ImageWriter II printers for sale.

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Thanks for your cool items.