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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 (...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
PHILIPS  P5000 series
P5000 came in two major types. One was 8080 based, and the other was Z80 based. RAM on the 8080 was 64K, 128K on the Z80. The Z80 was used on the "twin" (two terminal and two printer) version, and the Cluster (or 4 Head/4 terminal version). Software was remarkably efficient, copies going between the two floppies, printing, and editing all at the same time on up to 4 terminals, on an 8 bit CPU and 128K of RAM. The software was originanally developed in Ottawa, lead by the person who would b...
SINCLAIR  ZX 80
After the modest but encouraging success of the MK-14 (initiation board with hexadecimal keyboard), Sinclair (at the time Sciences of Cambridge) decided to develop a slightly more advanced computer. The ZX-80 is regarded as a pioneer system in micro-computing as at the time the only available computers were kits for hobbyists like the MK-14 or more expensive systems intended for education or research such as the Tandy TRS-80 or the
COMMODORE  SuperPet
The SuperPET SP9000, also known as Micro-Mainframe or MMF9000, was developed in conjunction with the Department of Computer Science of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. It was primarily designed with universities and scientists in mind. Based on the CBM 8000 series design, The SuperPet has two processors, a standard MOS 6502 like all Pet systems, and a Motorola 6809. It could run all the original C-8000 software as well as modern 680...
SPECTRAVIDEO  SV 318
The Spectravideo SV-318 has characteristics very close to the MSX machines (same video, sprites, sound, I/O, etc.). It was even sold as an MSX computer in some places, but it is not fully MSX compliant and can't use MSX programs. Notice that instead of using cursor keys, the Spectravideo uses a small joystick, which emulates cursor keys. The photo above shows the SV318 with its expansion base. This provides 64 KB RAM, a 80 column video and a floppy disk con...
OSBORNE CORP.  Executive
The Executive is the successor of the Osborne 1, from which it keeps the good points and correct its flaws. More memory, bigger screen, more powerful software and... higher price. When closed, the Executive looks like a sewing machine! Once opened, the detachable keyboard is connected to the main unit through a quite short coiled cord. The keyboard can be tilted for a better typing. It has a separated numeric keypad and 4 cursor keys. The layout of these keys is not very convenient. There is ...
ACT Apricot Xen
Codenamed Candyfloss, this computer was aimed to compete with the IBM PC-AT. It was a multipost system capable of controlling up to 16 stations. Three versions were sold: • Xen FD with 512 KB of RAM and 2 x 720 KB 3.5" FDD. • Xen HD with 1 MB of RAM, 720 KB 3.5" or 1.2 MB 5.25" FDD. and 20 MB HDD. • Xen WS (WorkStation) with 1 MB of RAM and no disk drives. Some Xen systems used a large black external power supply unit weighing at least 2-3 kilos, others featured a built-in one. S...
SANYO  MBC-1200 / 1250
The MBC-1200 and MBC-1250 are two 8-bit CP/M machines intended for business market. They were the first Sanyo business machines to have graphics capability. They feature a high-resolution 640 X 400 dot matrix for graphic displays or a 40 line X 80 character text mode. The auxiliary CPU ensures high speed execution of graphics, while the detachable ergonomic keyboard and coiled cable enhance ease of use. There was no difference between the 1200 and 1250 models except that they left the fac...
CONVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES Workslate
Convergent Technologies of Santa Clara, California introduced the Worslate the same time as the Tandy Model 100. Although it was about the same size of the Model 100, the Workslate was primarily a spreadsheet machine. No other software could be loaded except some application which was adaptations of the basic spreadsheet program. The Workslate used a CMOS version of the old 6800 processor and 16B KB of RAM. RAM size couldn't be extended and allowed a limited 7...
IPTVT (TRAIAN VUIA POLYTECHNICAL INSTITUTE) MicroTim
The MicroTim is a Romanian unlicenced ZX Spectrum clone. It is one of the first models made at the factory in Timisoara, western Romania in the early 1980s. MicroTim stands for "Micro" and "TIMisoara". It was designed at Polytehnica University from Timisoara (former TUT - Technical University of Timisoara, former IPTVT - "Traian Vuia" Polytechnical Institute), but its large scale fabrication started and continued at the Fabrica de Memorii Timisoara (the Computer ...
ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS Serie 5
The Serie 5 was a multi-user system. It could support from 1 to 3 users. It had a 5 MB Winchester hard-drive and could be upgraded with a 10 MB hard-drive (for the Serie 5D only). It could use CP/M, MP/M II or Oasis as its operating system. The serie 5 was quite similar to the Altos ACS-8000 which was a bit more powerful....

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
UK brochure #4

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
French advert (1979)

PROTEUS INTERNATIONAL
Proteus III

 
French ad #3 (1984)

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
Microsoft FS II, Apr...

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
US advert Apr. 1982

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
Advert

ATARI
800

 
Advert #5

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
First advert - Jan.1...

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
French advert

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
U.S. advert (1982)

QUASAR DATA PRODUCTS
QDP-100

 
French brochure #1

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
German Lifleat

SHARP
MZ 80B

 
1977 advert

MSI
6800

 
1978 brochure #11

MSI
6800

 
Christmas 1982

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
Sil'z III

LEANORD
SIL'Z Model 5 / 6

 
1978 brochure #7

MSI
6800

 
German leaflet #2

SHARP
MZ-3500

 
French advert.

HANIMEX
PENCIL II

 
Japanese advert

SONY
Hit-Bit F1XD

 
Prototype software

THOMSON
TO 7

 
Sales catalog

INTERACT
Home Computer System

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
George C
2/15/2019
CANON  AS-100
I was a Canon Dealer from 1983 to the late 90s. The AS-100 was the first personal computer we sold. Software was limited but we has some success selling these for general accounting applications. We had our most success with the ATHENA. I ended up tossing three AS-100 in the dumpster but they were all in working order. We built a cabinet with wheels about the size of a small refrigerator which allowed us to transport the AS-100 to prospect sites. Can''t believe we did that.

Walsh Robert
2/7/2019
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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Contact us for more details on our terms and procedure of transaction.

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Carl Plumer
2/5/2019
ACT Apricot Portable
I''m very interested in acquiring the beautiful Apricot PCs, manuals, after market books, etc., and peripherals. Means a lot to me and I will treat them all like fragile crystals of pure joy. Ping me at carlsplumer AT gmail DOT com if you want to chat about your Apricot stuff. Cheers!

Martin How
2/5/2019
FORTUNE 32:16
I bought one of these in 1983/4 to replace an IBM 5110. It was my first UNIX experience. I learned to program in C using Informix and the C integration library to batch process and add event code it Perfrom forms. We had a 40Mb disk and an extra SCSI disk and expansion cabinet with a serial port expander for 8 people. PSUs were a bit flakey with the caps blowing up, but we quickly learned to pull the plug at the first sound of fizzing on start up.

We replaced it in 1989 with an Acer Altos running SCO System. Mostly the business runs MS but we still run some UNIX today.

For fun i now programme and build hardware for the raspberry Pi still using to old skills gained on the Fortune 32:16

Gary Nelson
2/4/2019
IBM  AN/FSQ-7
I was a first generation USAF "BlueSuit" graduate of the IBM Kingston training program in 1961$my job code was 30551. I was a computer repairman and later computer operator of the Q7 at Duluth Air Defense Sector (DUADS). One topic I have not seen mentioned was the fact that many of the voltages that ran the computer came from motor-generators that were controlled by the computer itself. The pentode tubes were designed so that, when run at lower or higher than normal voltage, they would fail. By this means, the failure rate of 48000 tube system could be acceptably low.

Don
2/2/2019
IBM  PC Junior
I have a PCjr for sale - original boxes, 2 keyboards, 2 joy sticks, 8 games, 10 magazines and all original books - guide to Operations, Basic book, Hands on Basic, IBMPCjr sample disk.

Loren
2/2/2019
COMMODORE  PET / CBM 40xx
Hi! I created a DIY 3D Printing project to build your own fully working Commodore PET Mini, just like this one! Take a look at it here: https://commodorepetmini.com

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