European SOciety
for COmputer Preservation

We take care of old computers, we restore, maintain and exhibit retro computers

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If you own an old computer that have an historycal value and you want to preserve it feel free to donate it to the European Society for Computer Preservation. We will restore it, take care of it, and exhibit in our museums and major retro events in Europe.    Contact us!

About the European Society for Computer Preservation

Esocop has been established in 2015 by a bunch of retrocomputers passionates
Esocop is registered with CHE-454.658.421 at Swiss commerce register.

We try to restore and maintain active and working an huge amount of old computers that made the history of the information technology.
We have two missions:

  • To show people the evolution of information techology through the use of the original computers, keepeing them working and making exhibition in our virtual and phisical museums, and in the most important European retrocomputers events.

  • To feed the community with informations, manuals, documentation, software, and anything would be helpful to keep the historycal computers working, or simply to restore them.

  • You can contact us with the contact form, send us an email, or simply write a snail mail to:
    European Society for Computer Preservation
    Gescofid - Cso S.Gottardo 73
    6830 Chiasso
    Switzerland

    Models Preserved

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    European Society for Computer Preservation NEWS:

    The 11th of June, 2017 Esocop will be in Vicopisano (Pisa, Tuscany, Italy) at the "Vicoretro 2017" hosted by the Vicoretro' Cultural Association. Esocop will exhibit the history of Atari from 8 to 32 bits. Starting from KIM-1 and VCS to Falcon 32 through the 400, 800, xl, xe and ST series. Moreover a monographic about Jay Miner's machines, together with an Amiga 1000. We will also have a stand for the Vampire 68080 Amiga project

    The 4th of June, 2017 Esocop will be in Martigny (Valais, Switzerland) at the "OufParty 4" hosted by the Old Computers and Consoles Club (OCCC). This event is about the history of Commodore, and The European SOciety for COmputer Preservation will exhibit the following Commodore rarities: Commodore 65, Commodore VIC 1001, Commodore Max Machine and the Commodore 64 Goldene Edition. The event will last Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th but Esocop's stand will be open only on Sunday the 4th.

    13th and 14th May, 2017 Esocop will be present in Turin at "A Bit of History" event hosted by MuPin (Museo Piemontese dell'informatica). We will make an exhibition called "From Altair to the Triad, the desktop revolution". There will be the Altair 8800, the IMSAI 8080, the MOS KIM-1 and the triad computers: Apple II, Commodore PET 2001 and Tandy Radioshack TRS80 Model I. We'll tell some stories about the 1975-1977 era, the beginning of the desktop revolution.

    29th October, 2016. Esocop will be present in Zurich @ Vintage Computer Festival making an exhibition called "History of Amiga". There will be the Hitoro Joyboard, the first Amiga product and the Amiga Walker, the last Amiga Technology prototype. In between Amiga 3000 Unix (Amix - Amiga Unix System V), Amiga 2500/30, Amiga 1000 with the A1060 sidecar and A1020 FloppyDisk, and realtime demo coding and live assembling on Amiga 1200 by our friends RamJam.

    2nd October, 2016. Esocop will exhibit in Brusaporto (Bergamo, Italy) a lot of Very rare Commodore 8 bits in the Brusaretro (http://www.brusaretro.it) retrocomputer fair. There will be a Commodore 65, one Commodore 64 Gold, a VIC 1001, The Ultimax Max Machine with the full original software collection and a Commodore PET CBM II P500! Come and see!

    5th June, 2016. Esocop has been present at Vicoretro' in Pisa - Italy , sunday 5th. Esocop was present showing an Amiga 3000 Unix, with the original Amix package from Commodore, the HiToro Joyboard with the first Amiga logo ever and the only existing working prototype of the Amiga Walker, turning it on while preseting the Walker to people. Photo of the event on the right side, or scroll down on smartphones.

    27th May 2016. Esocop will be present at Retroacademy in Rovigo, sunday 29th. In this happening it will be presented officially the new book sponsered by Esocop: Corso completo di programmazione assembler in due dischi. Download Freely from the Book site.

    7 April, 2016. RETROQUOTE.ORG public live. The site hosted and realised by ESoCoP as a free service for the Community: The Database of retrocomputers sold with prices and conditions. Every retro item has a quote now.

    2/3 April, 2016. ESoCoP was present in Rome at Retrocomputer Club Italia meeting in Rome with: Apple III, Apple IIe, Apple IIgs and Apple IIc.

    26 March, 2016. We put online a new section: For Sale. We sell some of our restored double items, to finance the Society. Support us!

    18 March, 2016. The first pre-release of the ESoCoP website is live!!!

    5 March, 2016. ESoCoP made the first event in Milan, Italy. We were present at the BITStory. ESoCoP did two speeches (about linking altair to C65, and about Phreaking and Hacking in the '80), and exhibited the Altair 8800 and the Commodore 65. Both computers has been powered on and demonstrated to the public. It has been a great success!!     

    December 2015. ESoCoP is born! In a long meeting nearby the wonderful Lugano Lake, Six retrocomputer passionates, coming from Switzerland, Deutschland and Italy decided to create the European SOciety for COmputer Preservation!

    News
    Commodore 65 , Commodore 64 Goldene edition, VIC 1001 and Max Machine
    Altair 8800 , IMSAI 8080 , KIM-1 , Apple II , Commodore Pet 2001 and Tand TRS 80 Model I
    Amiga Walker, Amix 3000ux and Joyboard

    Contact the European Society
    for Computer Preservation

    Feel free to contact us for sharing ideas, documentation, anything about retro computers.
    You can notify us of events in Europe and invite us to show some models or to have talks.
    Or simply to ask questions about retrocomputers, we will be glad to help you out!
    Please allow us some days to get back to you. Don't forget: this is an huge work, and we are doing it for free! Help us and support the Community!!!