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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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ATARI  MEGA ST
The Atari Mega ST was the "professionnal" version of the Atari STf. Atari added the "Blitter", a custom chip designed to perform quick memory moves and increase display speed. The Mega ST had a small battery to hold time and date and a small fan (except for the Mega ST1). This computer was especially designed to be the cheapest publishing solution (and it was!). The photo shows the Mega ST 4 (4 MB) with a monochrome display (640 x 400), the publishing softwar...
OPEN UNIVERSITY, UK Hektor 2
Not much is known about this UK single board computer, also called PT-502. It was available only on loan to Open University students. The purpose was to teach electronic and computer engineers students how to conceive and build a microprocessor based system. The system was delivered with a peripheral board and a complete course enabling students to experiment both software and hardware problems. More info needed about Model 2 and Model 1 (PT-501) systems Kerry J. Morris repo...
SINCLAIR  ZX SPECTRUM
The Sinclair ZX Spectrum was one of the most popular European computers of the 80's. Two models were launched: one with 16 kb RAM and one with 48 kb RAM. One of its most "interesting" characteristics is its keyboard! Some keys have more than five (!) functions! It is impossible to type BASIC keywords letter by letter, instead you have to use function keys. A lot of peripherals and programs were developed for this computer. It seems that several models of this computers were launched (at least...
COLLINS INTERNATIONAL TRADING CORPORATION Orange 2
Almost no information about this computer, except it was one of the numerous Apple II clones the world market was becoming flooded with from 1983. The motherboard design was quite the same as the Apple II+'s. However, only one case housed this board as well as one or two floppy drives, and the keyboard was detached from the main unit. This Orange 2 followed a first model with built-in keyboard, called Orange+...
GEMINI  GALAXY
The Gemini Galaxy range of computers were of "all British" origin, being manufactured by Gemini Microcomputers Ltd., Amersham, Bucks. Also called the 'Multiboard Microsystem', the Galaxy systems were built around the 80-BUS, specifically designed for the Z80 microprocessor. They had two Z80A processors, one acting as the CPU and the other running the 'programmable' video card (Called the IVC). The video card memory was composed of: 2 KB Monitor ROM (SIMON), 2KB User workspace RAM (it was ...
GENERAL Paxon PCK-50
Ok, there's not much to say about this one in fact. It'a MSX 1, but it has the particularity to have the main unit built into the monitor ! Surprising no ? Thus, the cartridge slot is placed vertically at the right hand-side of the screen, just below the volume control. There are two versions, a red and a grey. Maybe they are different in memory (32k/64k). ...
SONY  Hit-Bit F700
The Sony HIT BIT 700f was the successor of the Sony HIT BIT 500. It met the MSX 2 standard. It was sold as a semiprofessional computer; it came with a program on disk called HiBrid, which can be seen as a graphical shell around MSX-DOS. It had a saved CMOS memory, which held time, date, password or screen definition. It also came with a MSX-DOS floppy, the MSX operating system, made by Microsoft, which looks like CP/M.
OKI  A 10
The OKI A10 series was comprised of Intel based computers holding either 80286 or 80386 CPU (model 10/30/50/60) or an 80486 (model 70). They ran MS-DOS and specific Office Automation software. All models supported TCP/IP and 10Base2 networks. They could be used as servers or work stations for the Oki A100 series of computers and network servers....
CANON  V-10
The V-10 is a classic MSX-1 computer. The V-10 has less memory than the V-20 but is much harder to find by our times......
AI ELECTRONICS  ABC 24
The ABC-24 and ABC-26 could run up to 8 programs simultaneously and could manage 7 work-stations under M/PM (according to the advertisement). they has a real-time clock and 96 graphic symbols built-in. There were several models : 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26, mostly differentiated by their storage capacities... The 2x Models were the successors of the ABC 10, which had a digital tape auxillary...

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U.S. advert (1982)

TELEVIDEO
TS-802

 
Japanese advertiseme...

HITACHI
H1 / H1E

 
Flyer

PEL VARAZDIN
Orao

 
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RESEARCH MACHINES
Nimbus PC

 
US dealer advert

COMMODORE
PET 2001

 
IIe version

MICRODIGITAL
TK-3000

 
UK brochure #4

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
Silex documentation

LEANORD
Silex

 
1977 advert #1

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
QL catalogue #8

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
In schools #2

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
Advert #1

EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 
VC20 German advert

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
French advert

SORD
IS-11c

 
French advert (june ...

THOMSON
TO 7

 
Price list

XEROX
820-II

 
UK advert (feb. 1980...

SINCLAIR
MK 14

 
French ad (sept. 198...

MULTITECH
MPF II

 
Promo pic #1

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
French ad (dec.1983)

TOSHIBA
PASOPIA 16 / T300 / PAP

 
US advert Apr. 1982

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
First U.S. advert (1...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
French advert #2

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
Altair 'mobile' cour...

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Luigi Verri
5/26/2017
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9836
HP9836 was my first touch in the 80''s with non-mainframe or mini- computing. I arrived from UNIVAC 1108 and from Digital VAX780, and 9836 was a sort of paradise to program!
We did teletraffic modeling and simualtion on that system,and on the big brother 9020, all with the fantastic HP-Basic language...
good old time

Ken Macumber
5/25/2017
OLIVETTI  A5
The Programma 101 was the first computer I ever used. I was in summer school in 1968 (junior high) and I wrote a program to calculate the area of a truncated triangular pyramid (I was a math geek). It got me addicted to computers!

Ken Macumber
5/25/2017
DURANGO F85
I used a Durango in South Africa in 1981,2 and 3. We used it for word processing. The company, Grinaker Projects, had a number of these systems. We wrote a cool construction bar chart scheduler program that would print out bar charts based on fields that contained start and stop dates, task, and sub-contractor. I could printout individual sheets per sub-contractor and I would distribute task lists to each sub on a weekly basis. It was pretty leading edge stuff for the time and it was very efficient.

Denis Wicking
5/23/2017
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-110
Just found the complete collection - laptop, printer, disk base, manuals, bag when clearing out my dad''s gear. I will see if it works soon

pc macdonald
5/21/2017
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9836
Iused the 9816/216, and the 9836 to program custom applications in HPBASIC for my customers who purchased HP vibration measurement products. That language was designed from the ground up to control instruments over the HPIB/GPIB interface that HP invented, and also over other interfaces. The big drawback of this language (which can run as a Windows application nowadays) is the lack of support for STRUCTURES, which can make programming a large, multi channeled system a real pain in the neck. I later ran HP VISTA,HP SINE, and SDRC software on the Series 300 systems under HPUX to make multi channel input/output vibration measurements on the HP3565S hardware. We are talking about testing satelites or aircraft with four to six input shakers, and hundreds of simultaneous acceleration response channels.

markkent5050@gmail.com
5/20/2017
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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5/17/2017
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  Superboard II
I have my original Superboard II on the wall in the shed. It no longer works due to Mr Rat releaving him self on the pcb. I had the hand soldered 64x40 character, 512x320 pixel graphics option. i have the work notes to go the mod somewhere. i will have a mint condition C1P and Orange ''green screen'' CRT $-)

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