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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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SONY  SMC 70
The SMC 70 was, like its successor, the SMC 70G designed for professional video applications. It was the first computer in the world to use 3.5" floppy disk, created a little earlier by Sony. The graphic and character display screens are controlled separately, the screen can be changed instantly from character to graphics, and so forth. There are four display surfaces in the 160 x 100 mode. Fun fact: This computer was briefly seen being used by the alien-hu...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9836
The Hewlett Packard HP 9000 is the ancestor of the actual HP9000 station! The RAM can be extended by blocks of 128 Kb. It is possible to add one or two processors (its power is then brought to 1.7 mips or 2.5 mips). It runs under HP-UX (Unix) and is sold with a database (image 9000), a 3D graphic program (graph 9000), as well as the BASIC, Pascal, FORTRAN and C programming languages. There was a later variant with a 68010 processor that supported HP-UX (the HP version of Unix). It was call...
GEM GEM 1000 Junior Computer / Charlemagne 999
A quite little strange belgium computer, which appeared under different designs... However, it is strangely similar to the Brazilian MC-1000 Color Computer from CCE. Vaporware ?...
SANYO  PHC-33
This is a classic MSX1 computer. In fact it seems to be a PHC-28L with a built-in tape-recorder....
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...
XEROX  820-II
The model 820-II is basically a model 820 with a higher clock rate (4 MHz instead of 2.5 MHz) and a 8" double density/double side disk-drive and hard-disk instead of the the two basic 8" Single density/single side disk-drive of the first model 820. But the hard-disk is said to be very noisy and the dual disks weigh more than 38 pounds! Nearly all the hardware is housed within the monitor, a bit like a
ZBA Consul 2717
ZBA is the abbreviation of Zbrojovka Brno. Brno being the Czech city the company was located in. The Consul 2717 was a clone of the Tesla PMD 85.2 but had a very different design. The mainboard was located in the display case and the keyboard had a more professional look. The machine was only sold to Czech schools. In its basic version it was used with the built-in BASIC-G interpreter which had some graphic commands. Programs could be stored throug...
KAYPRO 2000
After having produced several CP/M based computers, Kaypro released this stylish PC compatible portable. It had an innovative dark grey brushed aluminum case with beveled edges covered in ridged black rubber. When opened, it offered a detachable keyboard, a slimline 3.5" floppy disc drive and a first generation LCD screen with no backlite and limited contrast. The floppy drive front poped up to the right of the case to let the user insert disks. Two main options could be acquired separatly...
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...
SELCOM Lemon II
This italian computer is another Apple II "compatible" system. Nearly nothing is known about it. Help welcome! ___________ Picture courtesy of www.1000bit.net...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
U.S. advert (1983)

C.ITOH
YD-8110

 
New Zealand advert  ...

MITS
Altair 8800b

 
Advert

HONEYWELL
DDP-516

 
Promotional picture ...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French advertisement

AI ELECTRONICS
ABC 24

 
French brochure

COMMODORE
PC Compatible systems

 
Advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL 16

 
U.S. ad #1 (1982)

OLIVETTI
M20

 
German ad #3

SHARP
MZ 700

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
Superboard II

 
French advert (1980)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 PC-1

 
German ad #4

SHARP
MZ 700

 
Advert (february 198...

SMT
Goupil 2

 
Spectrum+ French ad.

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
Sanco brochure #2

SANCO
TPC-8300

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

SORD
M203 Mark II

 
1978 brochure #4

MSI
6800

 
UK advert Sept. 1983

EPSON
QX 10

 
promotional picture

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Aquarius

 
U.K. price list

ACT
Apricot F1

 
U.K. ad. 1984

ATARI
600 / 800 XL

 
French leaflet

SANYO
MBC-55x

 
French advert

SORD
IS 11

 
French advert

EPSON
QX 10

 

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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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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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