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There are actually 1244 systems in the museum.


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...
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....
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...
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...
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....
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 (...

COMPAQ Portable
Announced November 1982, the unit was actually shipped in January of 1983 (300 of them). This was arguably the system that destroyed IBM's monopoly on the PC market and created the situation we see today. It WAS the first compatible system that was LEGALLY made, though Columbia first copied the IBM BIOS and later paid the fatal price. The system's BIOS was developed from scratch by using a team of 18 persons (only one guy was "dirty" and he was not allowed to do any part of the code and coul...
COMMODORE  Amiga 500
Commodore's Amiga 500 was the low-end version of the Amiga 2000 and the main competitor of Atari's 520/1040 ST range. The A500 was superior in almost every area, apart from its MIDI capabilities and the disk drive, which was not only slow but very noisy as well and a bitter feud quickly developed between owners of these rival machines. Hardware wise, the A500 is very similar to the Amiga 1000, the main internal differences being ...
The AN/FSQ-7 was by far the largest computer ever built, and is expected to hold that record. It consisted of two complete Whirlwind II computers installed in a 4-story building (See the impressive diagram in the 'More Pictures' section). Each AN/FSQ supported more than 100 users. IBM had about 60 employees at each site for round-the-clock maintenance. Keeping one unit operating and one on hot standby (to allow for switchover when vacuum tubes failed) ...
ICE-FELIX M18 series
The Felix M18 business computers family was composed of three members, the M18, M18B and M118GS. They were designed and manufactured in Romania between 1975 and 1981, using the Intel 8080 processor. The M18 series had a modular structure composed of master and slave modules, interconnected through a common bus. The MASTER-UCB module contained the 8080 microprocessor, an 8 KB EPROM memory, the 8224 clock circuit, the 8228 local bus command circuit and the 8259 interrupt ci...
MULTITECH  Microkit 09
The Microkit 09 was a 6809 microprocessor teaching system and was sold as a kit....
The Computer-In-A-Book (CIAB) was released just after the Microbee 64. This strange machine was composed of one main unit and at least two 'books'. The computer was actually not in a book, but in the main unit, a Microbee 64. The first book held the user manual in a ring binder, the second book (Vol. 1) held a - new at the time - 3.5" floppy-disk drive and a power supply unit which supplied the main unit and the drive. This unit could also supply a second slave disk-book (Vol. 2). ...
NEC  PC 6001 MK 2 SR
This is another enhanced version of the original PC-6001 and later PC-6001 MK2. Two Basics languages (N66 & N66SR) are built-in. The computer is still compatible with the N60-Basic and N60-Extended Basic modes from the original PC-6001. The Basic N66 offers a 320x200 graphic mode (in 4 colors) and the new N66SR-Basic offers new text and graphic resolutions, the maximum being 640x200 with 15 colors. There is a ROM holding 102...
When the Nimbus PC series was launched, Research Machines already had a long history of providing innovative and reliable computers for the British education market. The Nimbus PC was also intended to support schools in the use of the computers. It wasn't a pale copy of a standard PC but a fast and versatile DOS machine entirely designed and manufactured by RM. The basic machine held 192 KB of RAM, a single 720 KB floppy drive and extended sound and graphics. It could be expanded to 1 MB ...
A very interesting and obscure system. The Laser 3000 is compatible (software-wise only) with the Apple II+ through emulation software. A Z80 card with CP/M 80 was available, as well as an Intel 8088 card....
This transportable computer was compatible with the IBM PC-XT. It had a built-in 9" monochrome monitor, one or two 5"1/4 disk-drive (320k) and a 10 Mb hard-disk for the "1 disk model". This hard-disk was half thinner than "classic" hard-disks of that time (Slimline technology). It also had a color graphic board but the built-in monitor was monochrome (no color model was available). It was not completely useless as it enabled to display 8 shades of green... Hopefully it was possible to connec...

French advert (1987)

Z-171 PC

M-Series brochure - ...

JD series

 U.S. ad #2 (1983)


U.S. advert June 198...

PC 8801

U.S. advert (1982)


IBM T-shirt


Advert #2


French ad (dec.1983)

FP 1000 / FP 1100

French advert


French ad (dec. 1986...

Microkit 09

Comparison chart #2

JD series

Japanese advert #2


Promotional pict.


U.S. ad (1983)

Serie 5

Sord Brochure #2


8-page US advert #3

Portable III


JD series

U.S. ad April 1983

1200 XL

French advert (1984)

EXL 100

Swedish advert


US advert, Apr. 1986

C128 - C128D

Japanese Ad

MZ 800 - MZ 1500

UK advert (1986)

PC 1512

I learn at school

TO 7 / 70


Fernando Baldellou
NCR  Decision Mate V
Yo trabajé de analista-programador en NCR durante varios años (1981-1986) y poseo desde entonces un NCR-DM-V que costaba 1.500.000 Pesetas (RAM 256MB, HD 10MB y disquetera 3 1/2). En España ese era su precio, por otro lado, más o menos lo que costaba un PC-IBM pero el NCR-DM-V era un producto de mejor calidad y mejores prestaciones.
Lo tengo bien guardado, con sus disquetes de RM-COBOL, CP/M y MS-DOS y funcionando todo correctamente.

I worked as an analyst-programmer at NCR for several years (1981-1986) and since then I had a NCR-DM-V costing 1,500,000 pesetas (256MB RAM, 10MB HD and 3 1/2 floppy disk). In Spain that was its price, on the other hand, more or less what cost an IBM PC but the NCR-DM-V was a product of better quality and better performance.
I have it well saved, with its RM-COBOL, CP / M and MS-DOS floppy disks and running everything correctly.

ZX User
Hi nikigre,

on you also get several programs that are able to play .tap or .tzx files.

There are also several apps for smartphones that can "play" .tap or .tzx.

AMSTRAD  PCW 8256 / 8512
Hi, I am Francis. I have a collection of Amstrad 8512 disks which I would like to convert to PC floppies. Can anyone help? Preferably by someone in The Netherlands. Many thanks.

Bruce Felger
SONY  Series 35 Model 10
what format does this machine use for it''s data files?

I worked for Datapoint from 1976 to 1989 in Technical Support in San Antonio, TX starting at the woodcock building. I was hired as a senior Technical Support Engineer and was promoted to be the first and only Support Engineering Specialist (reported to Oscar Gordon a Director). I just ran into this site and decided to leave a comment. Previous to Datapoint I had worked on Main Frame computers. I remember being introduced to the Datapoint 2200 version 1 a the Permian Oil Basin Show in Odessa TX in 1975. I have supported and provided training on CTCs first product the Datapoint 3300 around 1970/1971 when I worked for a small company in Rockville MD call TST Communications. I had attended training on the 3300 in the old Kadak building in downtown San Antonio, TX which was my first introduction to San Antonio where I have resided for over 41 years. I spent almost 50 years in the IT field and am not retired! I remember my 13 years with Datapoint fondly!

Does anyone want a Yamaha C1 music computer? It runs, crt display seems a little flaky. It''s been in storage for 20 years.

I would love to have the Zenith, if you could just shoot me an email about shipping and handling that would be cool!

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