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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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TATUNG  EINSTEIN TC-01
The Tatung Einstein has characteristics very near those of the MSX machines (same video modes, same sound chip, sprites, etc.) but is not compatible with this standard. It was built in the UK at Tatung's plant in Telford in Shropshire. The Einstein runs under Xtal/DOS which is an operating system compatible with CP/M. It was possible to connect an other floppy disk drive and a 80 column card was available. The Einstein was a very attractive computer but it w...
CZERWENY CZ-2000
Very little info about this computer which came from Czerweny Electrónica in Argentina. The company also supplied parts (transformers, fans...) to numerous computer factories in the world. The CZ-2000 was a pure Sinclair Spectrum compatible system. The motherboard (Issue 4) was imported from Sinclair branch in Portugal. In Argentina Czerweny models competed with Brazilians TK 83, 85, 90x and genuine Sinclair machines, but CZ sold more machines than them...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS 80 MODEL I
The Tandy TRS 80 model 1 was the first member of one of the most famous computer family. It was one of the first home computer and was launched at the same time as famous computers like the Apple II or the Commodore PET. Beside, Tandy competitors nicknamed was "Trash-80". The TRS-80 was developed was developed within the Radio Shack engeneering group, based upon several processor chips, SC/MP, PACE, 8008, 8080 and finally the Z8...
FUJITSU  FM 77 AV EX
Not much is known about this computer. Can you help ? Apparently, the only difference between the FM-77 AV40 SX and the FM-77 AV40 EX, is the built-in BASIC language. Can someone confirm this ?...
MICROACE MicroAce
A few months after Sinclair released its ZX-80, Microace of Santa Ana, California launched a clone of this computer. It was exactly the same machine, but a minor modification made that it could be expanded to 2 KB of RAM. The internal ROM was also a pure copy of the Sinclair's original. Sinclair thus sued Microace but met with large difficulties because the judge couldn't seee the ROM content! Sinclair eventually won because the Microace keyboard was also iden...
DATA TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES Associate
The Associate system was no more or less than a typical integrated CP/M based system. Built for a professionnal use, it offered an anti glare screen, a robust keyboard and either dual floppy disk or hard disk configurations. To distinguish itself from multiple competitors offering the same hardware configurations, D.T. Industry proposed a full software package called Solutions, for free. It included the CP/M operating system, Spellbinder word processor, Microplan SpreadSheet and an acc...
HITACHI  S1
Nearly nothing is known about this obscure system. Help welcome ! _____________ Pat from Australia, remembers: On a whim, I looked up the Hitachi S1. When I was much younger - probably in 1984 or 1985 - my dad worked as a Hitachi reseller in Australia. The S1 was not sold outside of Japan to my knowledge, but it did have English available as a language so that may not be for certain. What really caught my attention outside of the amazing computational capabili...
SOBRELEC Totus
Extremely rare french portable computer! Sobrelec was based in Bretagne, near Brest (France). It was founded by Marcel Richard, former Thomson engineer, in 1974. They used to produce goods for Thomson or Marine Nationale (french Navy). They also produced the LX-500 and LX-525 computers for Logabax. At the Sicob 1982 exhibition they presented their first own computer : the Totus. It is luggable system, quite similar to the Osborn...
ATARI  520 / 1040 STf / STfm
The Atari 520 and 1040 STf were the direct successors of the Atari 260 ST and Atari 520 ST. In fact, they had the same technical characteristics except from built-in floppy drive (hence the f of STf). The 3.5" floppy disk drive has been integrated with the power supply into the computer. The early first versions of the Atari 520 STf had a RAM based Operating System (they have a 32 KB ROM), this ROM will be quiclky replaced by a 192 KB ROM which holds all...
YAMAHA  YIS-303
This Yamaha computer is specialised in music and sound production. In fact it is a low range MSX 1 computer, but if you bought the special Yamaha synthesizer and piano keyboard, then you had a real synthesizer with a sound quality really suprising for that time, and the ability to change or create you own sounds. The YIS-303 is in fact the same computer as the Yamaha CX5, but it has not got the SKW-01 Sound Module built-in. Y...

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German advert

OLIVETTI
M20

 
1978 brochure #15

MSI
6800

 
Newburry brochure #3

GRUNDY
NEW BRAIN

 
French advert (1983)

THOMSON
TO 7

 
UK advert (1986)

AMSTRAD
PC 1512

 
1978 brochure #20

MSI
6800

 
Nice ad (1983)

NEC
PC 6001

 
Micro7 coverpage (se...

EXELVISION
EXL 100

 
AMtext brochure #2

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
U.K. ad. 1984

CW/P
Cortex

 
1979 advert

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
S/09

 
U.K. price list

ACT
Apricot F1

 
Advert #1

PEERLESS
150

 
Advert (february 198...

SMT
Goupil 2

 
U.K. ad (Apr. 86)

THORN EMI
WREN

 
French advert.

SYMAG INFORMATIQUE
Micromachine 2000 et 3000

 
Charlie Chaplin #6

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
French ad (sept. 198...

MULTITECH
MPF II

 
1978 brochure #19

MSI
6800

 
Newburry brochure #1

GRUNDY
NEW BRAIN

 
French advert

EPSON
QX 10

 
French ad (dec.1983)

AI ELECTRONICS
ai-M16

 
Apple temptation...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
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SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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11/5/2018
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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Alex telowski
11/4/2018
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
Worked at Husky Computers for 6 years from 1985, great product and testimony to David Viewing. Was head of head of special products in the end and loved the environment. Special thanks to mick teggin for being our stores boy running back and forth and the rare occasion he got it right it didn''t hold up speed of build.
Top company and miss those days

Lee Huffman (Madison, AL 35758 USA)
11/1/2018
EPSON  QX 10
Hi Walter,
I have one that has been in box for years, pulled it out, but can''t find video or keyboard cables. Could use yours for cables and spare parts...(not sure yet what is working!)

john
10/30/2018
SINCLAIR  ZX SPECTRUM 128
Spectrum 128 was designed in the UK but first made in Spain by Investronica. Sinclair didn''t sell it in the UK until 1986 because of an agreement with Lasky''s to shift all the remaining rubber and plus models first. However you could get Spanish 128s (which included a external numeric keypad) at all the major retailers in the UK from about August 1985. They cost about 200 quid - about the same as a Commodore 64 at the time.

The 128 is a 48K system, the 80Kb above ramtop could be used as a ramdrive in BASIC, or swapped in 16K at a time in MC.

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