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   LATEST ADDITIONS
OLIVETTI  A5
Olivetti introduced a mainframe about 1960 which was called ELEA, then in 1965 the Programma 101 - which was probably the world's first real desktop computer. Then a little later they introduced the Audiotronic range of "office computers". The first was the A770, which was replaced by the A7. The A5 was the desktop version. The Olivetti Audit 5 or A5 was largely an electro mechanical computer. It printed via a golf ball typewritter mechanism at the astonishing speed of 16 character per second...
TRIUMPH ADLER  TA-1600
The TA 1600 system was introduced in 1983 at the CeBIT (which was only a part of the "Hannover-Messe" by that time). TA showed a few sample applications and the 1600 family in general. Triumph Adler's hardware included also the 1600/20-3 which was supplied with a permanent-swap-HDD-unit. This unit had a memory/storage capacity of 2 x 8 MB (Winchester technology). Triumph Adler said the system (the 1600) will fit the demand of medium-sized businesses, due to the facts that these companies w...
MIDWICH Microcontroller
Called the Midwich Microcontroller, this British computer was developped to provide a small desktop micro capable of running other equipment throug a variety of interface cards. In 1979 an Italian IC manufacturer designed and began to sell a single board micro system that could be expanded to a full system with a VDU, discs, etc. Called the Nanocomputer, it was manufactured by SGS Ates and one of the distributors in the UK was Midwich. The Nano was somewhat expensive and suffered from a numbe...
RADIONIC Model R1001
This is an extremly rare TRS-80 Model 1 clone, based on an other clone: The Komtek 1 (from Germany). It's equiped with a Level II basic and powered by a Zilog Z80 cpu. _________ Contributors : Incog...
BASF 7100
The BASF 7000 systems are professional computers from Germany. They seem to be based on the Microterm II Intelligent Terminal by Digi-Log Systems, Inc. There were several models in the 7000 serie....
PERTEC PCC 2000
PCC 2000 is a professional computer released in 1978. It was designed in 1978 by Pertec, the company which merged with MITS by the end of 1976. The PCC is conceived as a monobloc machine, where the display and two 8" floppy disk drives are built-in the main case. The mechanical keyboard offers separated numeric and editing keypads. The system is powered by an Intel 8085 microprocessor and offers 64 KB RAM. The whole thing was apparently delivered with an extended Basic language, which has...
TERTA TAP-34
TAP 34 is a self design of Terta company from Hungary. Primarily it was designed as a terminal for big computer systems but it was also able to process data alone. The main integrated circuits were assembled in the USSR and in Hungary by Tungsram, but several parts were imported from other countries. The built-in monitor was a DME-28 monochrome CRT made by Orion. This company was famous for its televisions in Hungary and the other KGST countries. The floppy drive attached to the compute...
MCM COMPUTERS  MCM 800
Based on the MCM 70 / 700 (see this entry for more info), the MCM 800 followed in 1976. It was faster, included 16 KB RAM (instead of 8 KB for the 700), and included the ability to drive an external monitor. Among other things, MCM 800s were used in one of the first french industrial network called Gixinet (along with ARCnet). This was a token-bus type network developped by the Gixi company....
IMLAC PDS-1
The Imlac PDS-1 is a graphical minicomputer made by Imlac Corporation (founded in 1968) of Needham, Massachusetts. The PDS-1 debuted in 1970 and is considered to be the predecessor of all later graphical minicomputers and modern computer workstations. The PDS-1 had a built-in display list processor and 4096 16-bit words of core RAM. The PDS-1 used a vector display processor for displaying vector graphics as opposed to the raster graphics of modern computer displays. The PDS-1 was often used with...
COMMODORE  C64 Golden Jubilee
Between 1984 (in the U.S.) and 1986 (in Germany), Commodore International celebrated the 1,000,000 machines sold mark in these respective countries by issuing special "Gold" editions of the Commodore C64. These machines were regular C64 models, except they were Golden-colored and fixed on a commemorative plate. The following information comes from Death Adder : Until December 1986, 1,000,000 Commodore 64s were sold in Germany. On this occasion, Commodore Buromaschinen GmbH (...

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THOMSON  TO 9 PLUS
The Thomson TO 9 plus is the successor of the Thomson TO 9 which had a very short career. Its characteristics are the same than the Thomson TO 8/TO 8 D. In fact, it was fully compatible with it and by the way with the Thomson MO 6. It was, like the Oric Telestrat designed to be used as a Minitel (french videotext terminal) server and has a built-in V23 modem (1200/75 bauds) which was accessible und...
SHARP  X68000 XVI Compact
The X68000 Pro is the successor of the X68000 XVI. It runs under a version of the Operating system and its GUI. The other new feature is a double 3''1/2 disk-drives instead of the classic 5''1/4 for the x68000 serie....
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY CUBIC 99
This computer, also known as the Talking Computer, was fully compatible with the Apple II and the CP/M operating systems thanks to its dual processor motherboard (6502 and Z80). It was manufactured by the Creative Technology Cie. which will later become wide-world known for its Sound Blaster cards. Cubic 99 also had a vocal synthesizer which allowed the user to record and to reproduce words in English or Chinese language. Several commands of the BASIC lan...
HEWLETT PACKARD  INTEGRAL PC
The HP Integral PC is a "portable" computer (luggable, more like it, since it weights more than 10 Kg) which works under HP-UX (Hewlett Packard UNIX variant). It has a plasma screen and a built-in printer (the world famous HP ThinkJet, 150 cps). The memory can be extended to 1.5 Mb with 256 Kb modules and up to 5.5 Mb with an external extension. The ROM contains the OS (HP-UX), HP windows (the GUI) and PAM (a kind of graphic shell). This computer had no great success since it was ver...
THOMSON  TO 9
The Thomson TO9 had a short career and was quickly replaced with the Thomson TO9 plus. It was designed to be a "super" Thomson TO 7-70 and has lost of its characteristics. Some options were available : RS232c and joystick connector, modem or genlock. Notice that the very first version of the TO 9 (never marketed) had a 5.25" floppy disk drive. Contrary to the next Thomson series which have a sophisticated memory management, t...
SPECTRAVIDEO  SV 318
The Spectravideo SV-318 has characteristics very close to the MSX machines (same video, sprites, sound, I/O, etc.). It was even sold as an MSX computer in some places, but it is not fully MSX compliant and can't use MSX programs. Notice that instead of using cursor keys, the Spectravideo uses a small joystick, which emulates cursor keys. The photo above shows the SV318 with its expansion base. This provides 64 KB RAM, a 80 column video and a floppy disk con...
COMMODORE  AMIGA 1000
The inventor of the Amiga 1000 was Jay Miner, who created the Atari 800 many years before. He wanted to make the most powerful computer ever, then he joined a small Californian company called Amiga. He used the principle of the three coprocessors (again) to help the main processor. At the beginning, the Amiga had only 64 kilobytes of RAM! The original "Amiga" called the Lorraine was meant to be a game machine with some computer capabilities. Atari ini...
COMMODORE  SX/DX 64 - Executive computer
The SX/DX 64 is the "laptop version" (though hardly portable) of the C64. This computer has a built-in 5" color screen (just about enough for the eyes), a detachable keyboard with new functions, and one or two 5.25" floppy disk drives (the famous 1541), depending on the model. The DX-64 and the SX-100 (SX-64 with black & white monitor) were first announced in January 1983 but the SX-100 never made it to the shelves and was replaced by the SX-64 later that year....
NEXT COMPUTERS  NeXT Cube
What a mythical and powerful computer!! When Steve Jobs left Apple, he decided to create the best computer possible ! The result is the NeXT. This prodigious computer impressed a lot of people when it was presented! Its technical features, its object oriented operating system and its graphical interface, even its black case were very far from the standards (remember how many black-cased computers there were in 1988: not many)! And NeXTStep is always considered as a reference. It was sold ...
HITACHI  MB-6885 / Basic Master Jr
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   RANDOM ADVERTS
french advert (jan. ...

EACA
VIDEO GENIE 1 / EG-3003

 
SoftCard copy

APPLE
APPLE II

 
U.S. advert (1979)

INTERSYSTEMS
DPS-1

 
French ad (1985)

TOSHIBA
PASOPIA 16 / T300 / PAP

 
UK advert (stupid !)

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
Italian ad #2

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
Japanese Ad

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
Lisa 1 pin

APPLE
LISA / LISA 2 - Mac XL

 
French ad (dec.1983)

CASIO
FP 1000 / FP 1100

 
Promo pic #4

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
Jacquard brochure #1

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
Advert #1

SMT
Goupil G4

 
Promotional leaflet ...

BANDAI
Gundam RX-78

 
Promotional leaflet

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
French advert. (1984...

THOMSON
MO 5

 
First ad

APPLE
APPLE IIe

 
Diagrams

TESLA
PMI-80

 
French advert (june ...

THOMSON
MO 5

 
Advert #3

ATARI
800

 
Apple Logo (1982)

APPLE
APPLE II

 
French ad #2

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
ACS-586 / 686

 
Promotional leaflet ...

BANDAI
Gundam RX-78

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

GEMINI
GALAXY

 
The first M20 versio...

OLIVETTI
M20

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Chris Appleton
4/16/2019
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
I''ve just acquired a Husky FC486, non-working. I''d love to get this functioning as I''d like to donate it to my local computer museum but (probably due to the military target market) there''s very little information on it.

It gets power, beeps three times if the digitiser is disconnected but not at all if it''s connected. The screen just shows some coloured lines and it goes no further. Anyone shed any light on where to find service manuals etc?

Pete
4/10/2019
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
Just an add-on to Gordon''s comment that he didn''t remember if the Datapoint 1100 came in a cassette only version. It did. I programmed on such a device in the 1975-1977 time frame, and it could do amazing things for its limited hardware specs (at least as compared to the 2200).

Puthai Nattaradol
4/9/2019
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
We are able to finance your signatory
projects and help you enhance your
business plan. Furthermore, our
financial instrument can be used for
the purchase of goods from any
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location. It can also serve as
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to secure loans for your project or to
activate credit line to finance your
business plan. We have {BG}, Standby
Letter of Credit {SBLC}, Medium Term
Notes {MTN}, Confirmable Bank Draft
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such as HSBC Bank Hong Kong, HSBC Bank
London, Deutsche Bank AG Frankfurt,
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and others on lease at the lowest
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value of the instrument needed.


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Regards
Nat

Michael Teggin
4/1/2019
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
If anyone has a old Husky from pre 1984 then I’d love to purchase one. Thanks to Alex for reminding everyone my job at 16 without qualifications and an education behind me! Did give me a great grounding with some great people I ‘seeved’ Didn’t do to bad taking over the whole of service and Operations and now mixing it with the directors and board of JLR! :)

Thanks to Husky Computers I got an education and a desire to progress in industry. Brilliant times and sadly missed in Coventry!

Skel
3/24/2019
APPLE  APPLE IIgs
The Apple IIgs was one of the biggest blunders Apple ever did! The Machine had an amazing graphics ability, fantastic sound system, the disk drives were whisper quiet and fast, the computer''s appearance on the desktop was pleasing, backward compatibility, and it''s operating system was the forerunner to the modern Mac one. A lot of care and time went into engineering this beast.

There was just one problem - the blunder was not the fault of the machine. NO, the problem was: Apple''s management was not interested in pushing it and preferred the Mac instead! BIG MISTAKE, if this had become the Mac, they would probably have millions and millions of more Mac users today! Such a waste!

I remember in my senior year in high school, the computer science department had brought in a whole room of these. The Apple IIgs was just better than the first few versions of the Mac at the time and we all preferred to use the IIgs than the Macs! I learned Pascal on the IIgs. I still have fond memories of this computer!

Hasan Batto
3/21/2019
MULTITECH  MPF II
i have problem with video output, screen keeps scrolling diagonally on both AV and RF. any idea what would be causing this?

Art Stoller
3/18/2019
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
I worked for Datapoint/ Intellogic trace from 1978 to 1994 in the Tucson area.. Installing and servicing all their products, including the 3300 3600 terminals, 2200 5500 6500 6600 computers,and others, Infoswitch LDCS ACD

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