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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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MITSUBISHI  Multi 8
The Multi 8 can be used in two modes : a Basic Mode and a CP/M mode. In the CP/M mode, the whole memory (64 KB) can be accessed....
SHARP  X1-D (CZ-802C)
The X1-D is based on the Sharp X1. The most famous and strong feature of the X1 series is Programmable Charactor Generator (PCG). The X1-D has a 3" disk drive built-in instead of the tape recorder of the original X1 system. The X1-D lacks the tape interface remote control of the X1 serie, so most tape software couldn't be used with it. This incompatibility with the others X1 systems was a big flaw, but a clever user (japanese of course) modified its X1D ...
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...
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...
IMCE IMCE Junior
Well, we haven't got much information about this one. We just have an advertisement in a newspaper. It says it's a handheld Apple compatible. Well it seems quite large for a handheld. Under "operating system", there is: IMC version 5.1, APPLE DOS, PRODOS and CP/M 2.2 compatible, there is also MS-DOS 2.0 in option. Under "storage": 1 "slimsize" disk drive with controller, capacity of 143kb. That's all......
THOMSON  MICROMEGA 32
The Micromega was built by Thomson (in France) and System Fortune Corp in Great Britain (see this entry for more info). Two other floppy drives can be connected and four hard disks (5, 10, or 20 MB). It can be used on a network with several users: 3 computers can be linked by one rs232 port. It ran under UNIX and an optional Z80 card was available, so it also could run under CP/M. _________ Grosminet (France) recalls: I ...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-86
The HP-86 series was the same machines as the HP-87 but used a 9" or 13" external monochrome monitor. The built-in BASIC language derived from the HP-85's but featured about 20 additional graphics commands. It also allowed to directly address the ports of external modules. Two vdersions were successively released: The 86-A had 64 KB of RAM and was fully compatible with the 87-A. It had built-in interfaces for a prin...
ACORN COMPUTER  BBC Master
The BBC Master was an enhanced version of the BBC Model B providing improved features, but sadly also introducing compatibility problems with earlier BBC systems. These features were: loads more memory such as shadow, sideways and private RAM, 4 sound channels, twin cartridge sockets, as well as several built-in ROM software packages like View (word processor), ViewSheet (spreadsheet), ADFS (Advanced Filing System), a text editor and termi...
MATTEL ELECTRONICS  Aquarius
When the Keyboard Component project was canceled, Mattel searched in a hurry to produce a small and cheap computer. They contacted Radofin Electronics Far East, based in Hong-Kong, who was manufacturing most of the Intellivision products. Radofin had just developped a line of three Z80 based computers. Mattel decided to sell the two first under their brand. The Aquarius 1 and 2 were born. The Mattel Aquarius used a special version of the Microsoft Basic....
EXXON 500 Series
Exxon Computer Division, a branch of the Exxon Oil Company, sold this computer in the U.S.A and Europe. This computer was built in 1982. The system is composed of CPU box, monitor, dual disk drives and a keyboard. It was delivered withe software on 5.2 disks, manuals, training materials. This office computer was primarily a word processor with calenders, ticklers and file sharing capabilities. It ran on the Z-80 chipset with a 64 KB architecture running a CPM like OS. In some regards it i...

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Diabolik, french adv...

YAMAHA
YIS-503 / Diabolik

 
Desktop & portable b...

SEEQUA
CHAMELEON

 
US advert #6 (1980)

ATARI
800

 
Promotional leaflet ...

BANDAI
Gundam RX-78

 
French advert (1980)

MICRONIQUE
Victor Lambda

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

COMMODORE
C64

 
French advert (april...

AMSTRAD
PC 1512

 
Advert

ATARI
800

 
French brochure #3

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
Japanese advert #3

CANON
X-07

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

DRAGON DATA LTD
Dragon 32

 
In schools #1

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
French advert (june ...

SONY
Hit-Bit 75

 
Amiga posters

COMMODORE
AMIGA 1000

 
First advert - Nov.1...

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
First ad

APPLE
APPLE IIe

 
U.S. Advert #3 (1979...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
French ad (oct. 83)

MULTITECH
MPF-1 Plus

 
Advert (october 1982...

SMT
Goupil 2

 
French advert (1979)

HEATHKIT
H8

 
French ad #2 (1984)

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
French ad

COMPAQ
Portable

 
Brazilian advert #2

PROLOGICA
CP-400

 
Hard working man

THOMSON
TO 7

 

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SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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David Howse
12/12/2017
COLUMBIA DATA PRODUCTS MPC
I was the hardware engineer that designed the MPS. I have my original, hand drawn schematics.

Guest
12/12/2017
SINCLAIR  ZX SPECTRUM+
There is a Sinclair ZX Spectrum archive out there...

http://www.worldofspectrum.org

Tricia Stevenson nee Grant
12/11/2017
ABS COMPUTER  ORB
I worked for ABS before the Orb. I started when they were in Charing Cross Road $ moved to Byfleet with them. That''s where I met my husband James Rew Stevenson who was the Purchasing Officer for ABS. I remember Alan Birch, Gilbert Van Someren, Paul ?, Timothy ?, I can picture the accountant ? Cherry? My memory is not so good these days.

Ronald
12/11/2017
SINCLAIR  ZX SPECTRUM
Hello - my first ZX Spectrum was a self-made which means, all of the functions of the ULA were substituted with logic chips from the 74-series. The first version didn''t have a coloured version, just black/white. Later, a piggy-back board was made. After reunification of Germany, I bought a used ZX Spectrum and added the following modules
- Betadisc Interface, 2 Floppy Disk Drives attached
- Printer Interface
- Kempston Joystick Interface
To attach all these modules at once, I also had to make a bus extender with industrial connectors.
The power was supplied by an PC power module, so I had enough 5V / 12V / -12V . It was a quite funny system and I was surprised how you can easily program with that machine even all key have multiple meanings depends on situation and keys pressed.

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