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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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APPLE  LISA / LISA 2 - Mac XL
In 1979, Apple had seen a need to complete the Apple II series. After a visit to the Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) where he saw lots of new technologies (Ethernet network, GUI, OOP & Laser Printers), Steve Jobs (then chairman of Apple) decided to launch a graphical computer. After lots of work (and two rejected prototypes along the way), the Lisa was revealed in January 1983. Lisa was the original code-name. Supposedly, the Lisa was named after Steve Jobs' eldest daughter, Lisa Nicol...
PANASONIC FS A1 WX / WSX
After Microsoft left the MSX project in 1986, ASCII continued alone. They presented a new improvement of the MSX 2 standard in 1988. No great enhancements, the MSX 2+ has 19268 colors instead of 512, some more graphic / KANJI resolutions and the built in MSX-Music, providing 9 channels of FM sound without drums or 6 channels FM sound with 5 FM drums. The Panasonic FS A1 WX features the Rensha Turbo, which is a built-in...
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...
PANASONIC FS A1
The Panasonic FS-A1 is a MSX2 system. There are two versions: red or black case. There is DESKPAC software built-in which starts automatically when the system is booted. It offers several interesting utilities : world time clock, chronometer, alarm, calculator, calendar and diary (see software section for screenshots). From here you can also choose to go directly to MSX Basic v2.0. Concerning audio and music, the FS A1 is equiped with an AY-8910-3 chipset (or the YM2149 variant/clone) whic...
EPSON  QX 10
The QX-10 was a robust small business computer that used tried and tested technology rather than anything too innovative. Nevertheless, it was designed to be complete in itself for both hardware and software. It had an enhanced keyboard with 10 function keys and up to 16 fonts can be defined. It had a battery to save clock, date and a small 2048 characters buffer. It could use MS-DOS programs thanks to an optional 8088 card. Byte magazine said in January 1983: ...
BULL  MICRAL 80/22
In 1973, the french mini-computer company R2E build the first European mini-computer and called it "MICRAL". In 1979, CII-Honeywell-Bull (now Bull), bought this company and presented this Micral 80-22 under their logo. This was a very expensive french computer conceived for the French education market. The price was set ridiculously high since the company knew that the french government would be able to pay such a price ! The basic operating system of this machine was Pr...
MICROKEY KFFT  PRIMO A-32
The Primo computer series was manufactured by Microkey Kftt. (Kutatási Fejlesztési Termelési Társulás), and was originaly developed to be a school computer in Hungary. The system was sold in various memory configurations: A-32: 16K ROM 16K RAM A-48: 16K ROM 32K RAM A-64: 16K ROM 48K RAM B-64: 16K ROM 48K RAM Other differences were: A type did not have built-in joystick and serial ports. B type could works togewther with the Commodore VC1541 floppy drive un...
HITACHI  H2
The Hitachi H2 is a MSX 1 computer with 64 KB RAM and a built-in tape recorder. It can be easily carried thanks to its big handle......
IASIS ia-7301
The IASIS ia-7301, also called 'Computer in a Book' is a training computer, based on the Intel 8080 microprocessor. It was delivered with a 250 pages programming course (contained in a 3-ring binder), but without any power supply. User had to buy it as an option ! Basic version offered 1 Kb of ROM holding the monitor, 1 Kb of RAM and two I/O ports. Programs were saved through a standard tape recorder. An optional expander board allowed to add standard cards (S100 bus ?) to increase memory siz...
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION RAINBOW 100
The Rainbow 100 had a proprietary floppy drive format. Disks formatted for the Rainbow 100 could not be read or written to by other PC computers, even though materially they were the same type of 5'' disk. Chris Ryan reports: There were two versions : the model 100 and the model 100+. The 100 had 64 KB soldered RAM and the 100+ had 128KB with a socket expansion for an other option board. The system was triple boot (in BIOS, and could be set for...

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SINCLAIR
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COMPAQ
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BASIS
BASIS 108

 
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Imagination Machine

 
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ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
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AI ELECTRONICS
ai-M16

 
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THOMSON
TO 7

 
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ATMOS

 
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PC6

 
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MSI
6800

 
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PANASONIC
JD series

 
Isaac Asimov #2

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
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LNW RESEARCH
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SHARP
PC-7000

 
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APPLE
APPLE II

 
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BASIS
BASIS 108

 
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APPLE
APPLE IIgs

 
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KAYPRO
Kaypro 10

 
Charlie Chaplin #2

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
Victor ad #4 (1983)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
UK advert (1986)

AMSTRAD
PC 1512

 
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SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Newburry brochure #3

GRUNDY
NEW BRAIN

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Craig
10/20/2014
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS-80 Model 200
I''ve got a Tandy 200 Portable Computer with original Tandy Portable Disk Drive and original Tandy Computer Cassette Recorder (CCR-82). There also seems to be something called LapDos by Travelling Software for the Disk Drive. Also a bunch of manuals and magazines.

Photos at:
https://plus.google.com/photos/106516834062154384149/albums/6072410202411582033?authkey$CNCTmoP5k5v38QE

If interested, email me at: cscratchley (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Robert Fogden
10/19/2014
RAIR MICROCOMPUTER Black Box
Sorry, Claire

Robert Fogden
10/19/2014
RAIR MICROCOMPUTER Black Box
Dave married Clare, a lovely girl who did happen to be the receptionist at Rair, went to their marriage in Paris

Robert Fogden
10/19/2014
RAIR MICROCOMPUTER Black Box
I''m one of Dave Fogdens younger brothers and wrote a number of applications in basic for the black box, including a debt collection application that did seem to produce a whole load of paper.

I worked out of the Neal Street office, where the PDP timeshare machines were.

They were also supporting the Wang word processors, and when that contract went away ( frauduantly as far as I knew, Wang salesman put everything in his name not Rairs and left with them), everything went bad. They, Dave and Mark went on to various things then Pervasic which was a mobile application platform where I also did some work with them and BT in their Leeds HQ, all ended in tears when Dave died. Nial worked there too. Mark did a runner back to SF owing a load of money to people.


Jet Fidelis
10/18/2014
NEC  PC 6001 MK 2
Hi,


Can you please help me to searching to NEC PC-6001MkII cassete pin out?

Jet Fidelis
10/18/2014
NEC  PC 6001
Hi,


Can you please help me to searching to NEC PC-6001MkII cassete pin out?

Tyler
10/17/2014
APPLE  APPLE IIgs
I have a bunch of equipment for Iigs for sale

3 x iigs rom 1 machines all working
2 x memory expansion cards
2 x iigs keyboards
2 x apple keyboard II
7 x adb tank mouse
4 x 3.5 drives
1 x 5.25 drive
3 x iigs color rgb monitors
System disks
Modems

and also a rare system it is a Woz edition and in very nice condition it contains the rare hundred megabytes Vulcan internal drive with applied engineering vulcan card along with a rAm gs card and 3.5inch drive and a 5.25 drive all working with a perfect condition RGB color monitor with the Word Perfect corporation asset tag on itplease email me at A9163161094 at Gmail for pictures info and

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