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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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ATARI  STYLUS - ST PAD
Atari strikes back! After the bitter failure of the ST Book, they presented in 1991 a new computer: the STylus. This notepad uses the Atari ST operating system. It seems that it had no handwriting recognition (like the Apple Newton), and only few modifications were done in the OS to use a pen instead of a mouse. It had no storage device and was presented with saved RAM cards (unknown storage capacity). This computer was neve...
FUJITSU  FM 77 AV 40
This system is an improved version of the FM 77 AV 20. It has more memory (192 kb instead of 128 kb) which can be expanded up to 448 kb. Th VRAM (video memory) has also been expanded to 144 kb because of the new graphic possibilities : 320 x 200 pixels with 262144 colors ! The FM 77 AV 40 is sold with two built-in 3.5" disk-drives (640 kb each)....
LEMZ Agat
This computer was called "Yablotchko" (small apple) by the westerners as this is a poor copy of the Apple II. And to prove that the Agat is really copied on the Apple, the ROM still has Steve Wozniak's name in memory ! Its operating system and ROM are nearly identical to the Apple II's, but instead of a single board, it uses several chip modules. Agat was produced in a military company based in Moscow called "LEMZ" which stands for "Linozovo (district in Moscow) electronics-mechinical manufac...
MEMOTECH  RS 128
The Memotech RS128 is the successor of the Memotech MTX 512. It looks like the MTX 512 and has almost the same characteristics. Like the MTX 512, it sports an aluminum case. Contrary to the MTX, it has RS-232 built-in interfaces, primarily used to connect the FDX floppy drive (the data are sent from the disk to the RAM at a whopping 9600 baud!). The FDX unit comes with a 80 columns card and allows the RS128 to run CP/M programs. It was supplied with NewWord (...
INTEL SDK-85
Each time Intel launched a new microprocessor, they provided simultaneously a System Development Kit (SDK) allowing computer company ingineers as well as university students to introduce them to the new processor concepts and features. The SDK-85 was a complete 8085A (5 for 'first 5 Volt microprocessor') microcomputer system on a single board including ROM and RAM memory, a 24 key hexadecimal keyboard, a 6 digit LED display, I/O connections and an expansion area allowing...
AVT ELECTRONICS Comp 2
This is quite a rare computer ! It was conceived by a dutch company called AVT Electronics. AVT is short for Alex van Tienhoven, then the owner of the company. This computer was made in Korea as per AVT's design... This obscure system is Apple II compatible (hardware & software), hence the "Comp2" name. The system is composed of a separate keyboard and a big case housing two 5''1/4 disk-drives, the mainboard and 8 expansion slots. Seven of these slots are Apple compatible and the last one ...
SHARP  PC-1401 PC-1402 PC-1421
The PC-1401 was the first of a series of pocket computers with a new concept. It combined the advantages of a BASIC programmable pocket computer and a scientific calculator. Nevertheless, it was much thinner than, for instance, the PC-1500, and well worth its price. Therefore, the PC-14xx series was very successful, especially among students. The PC-1401 was developed based on the PC-125x series, thus it possessed the sam...
LUXOR  ABC 800 Series
This computer is the successor of the Luxor ABC 80 There were several successors to the ABC800, most notably the ABC802 with built-in small 9" monitor and the ABC806 with more memory and more advanced 512x240x16 graphics. The ABC 800 series was also sold by Facit under the DTC (DeskTop Computer) name, in a darker enclosure.
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Anonymous contribution: The Luxor I...

MICROWRITER Microwriter
Microwriter was not really a computer, but a very original pocket word processing system, designed in 1980 by Endfield Cie in the USA and later manufactured in the UK. It used a keyboard with only 6 keys which made it possible to keyboard all the alphabet letters, numerals and punctuation marks. The typing method used the letters shape likeness and only one hand was necessary to type text. It only required a few hours to get used to keyboard and then typing speed could be very fast. The inter...
FUJITSU  FM 11 AD 2
The FM-11 AD2 is an evolution of the FM-11 AD. It is delivered with the OS-9 operating system. There was also a FM-11 AD2+ model with enhanced features like 256 KB RAM instead of 128 KB. Torsten Dittel, from Germany, adds: Looks like the FM11 AD2 had an HD63C09EP from Hitachi installed. It was a PIN/Code compatible CMOS/3MHz version of the MC68B09E from Motorola. For licensing reasons Hitachi kept as a "secret" that it...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
U.S. ad. June 1983

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
French brochure #1

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
UK brochure #3

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
Isaac Asimov #2

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
Compact version

MICRODIGITAL
TK-3000

 
French ad (dec.1983)

SMT
Goupil 3

 
Promotional pict. #1

APF
Imagination Machine

 
Tandy brochure cover

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
Promo pic #2

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
Advert #1

PRAVETZ
IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82

 
Japanese advert (198...

SONY
Hit-Bit 55

 
Byte shopper

IMSAI
8080

 
U.S. advert (1980)

HEATHKIT
H8

 
1978 brochure #2

MSI
6800

 
US advert, August 19...

APPLE
APPLE III

 
U.S. ad April 1983

ATARI
1200 XL

 
French ad (dec.1983)

TOSHIBA
PASOPIA 16 / T300 / PAP

 
German advert

BIT CORPORATION
BIT 90

 
US advert, July 1985

APPLE
MACINTOSH Plus

 
M-170 advert

SORD
M 170

 
French ad (dec.1983)

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
Heath catalog

HEATHKIT
EC-1

 
Advert #6 (1982)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Stupid picture #2

SMH - ALCATEL
ALPHA Plus

 

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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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