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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 (...

EPSON  PX 4 / HC 40
This computer is the successor of the HX-20. The main cosmetic difference is a wider screen that can be adjusted to the right angle. There are 2 ROM slots under the machine to implement additional ROM programs. On the right of the LCD display can be plugged a tape-recorder, a plotter, RAM expansions, a lot of things or ... nothing. A lot of peripherals were available for this little computer (see hardware page), at least in japan. The PX-4 was logi...
Around 1978 Owen Hill teamed up with an electronic components company, Applied Technology of Hornsby (Sydney), to build a small computer he had designed. Applied Technology had been previously producing kits in Australia for S-100 boards. The Microbee was released as a kit in 1982 on the cover of Your Computer magazine, the manual was included free with the magazine. They were an immediate hit, being quite a powerful little system given the cost. Applied Technology eventually changed...
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...
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 ...
The DMS-5000 resumed the concept of the DMS-3/F system, a CP/M based machine that could be used as a stand-alone computer or as a network station for the HiNet local area network. The DMS-5000 was sold in two versions, a Z80 based model with 64 KB of RAM, and a 8086 version with up to 1 MB of RAM. The novelty came from the A4 size rotating screen allowing wide spread sheets to be scrolled left and right, and long letters up and down. The screen had also som...
The Educatel Microlab is training computer used to learn/teach how the 6809 processor works. It was conceived (?) and used by Educatel, a french correspondence school, for their private courses. For this reason, this computer is pretty rare nowadays. As it was designed to show the user how the microprocessor works, there are red light indicators monitoring the CPU activity and functions. It is also possible to "slow down" the system and follow step by step the instructions being processed. ...
The information on this page comes from Bostjan Lemut. Ei NIS means Elektronska industrija Nis. ROM was devided into 12KB for Basic and 3.4KB for OS. RAM could be extended for 16KB more, also 16KB ROM was available with an editor and assembler....
This is an educational / training kit for the 6802 CPU, but can also be used as a CPU board in a Motorola EXORciser development system. It has an hexadecimal keyboard and a 6 digits LED screen. The memory size is of 256 bytes plus an optional 1k. The first 128 bytes is in the MC6802 processor and is for user programs. This can be disabled with a wire link if the additional buffers are installed at the edge connector. The other 128 bytes is the MC6810 which was used for the stack and system v...
This transportable computer was originally produced by Access Matrix Corporation, San Jose, CA. The Company name then changed to Actrix Corporation. The machine was thus named Access, then Actrix. It had a built-in printer (132 characters, 80 cps, using normal paper 20cm wide) and an acoustic modem (300 and 1200 baud). The rubber cups (to put the phone handset in) are located behind the printer paper. It also had a monochrome built-in ...
Radiola and Schneider became Philips subsidiaries in 1990 when Philips bought the French Schneider TV assembly plant located in Le Mans - the West of France - and then named Radiotechnique (RTC). The Radiola, Schneider and Philips VG-5000 were exactly same machines, apart from the case colour. They were conceived and manufactured in the RTC Le Mans factory and only intended for the French market. At the time, RTC also made the "Minitel", a phone video term...

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MTX 500 /512

1978 brochure #8


Japanese advert

SMC 777 - 777C


SMC 777 - 777C

Acorn ad. #3 (Nov. 8...

BBC Master Compact

Advert #1

Goupil 3


MZ 700

U.S. ad. (1983) #2

IF 800

Jacquard brochure #3

J100 - J500

US advert (1982)


Japanese ad

TK 80

French ad (jan. 1985...

LASER 3000

German brochure #1


German brochure #2


US advert #5 (1979)


U.S. ad. June 1983

TRS-80 Model 100 / 102

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German advert



PC Compatible systems

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I Found my old T1200 purchased in ''88. Still functioning mounts windows 2.0. Battery is completely dead. I have to turn it on fiddling a bit with the two switches behind it

Hello, I would like to ask about on the type designation of the keyboard to the computer Olivetti ETS 2010 ( I have this computer and monitor, but I do not have a keyboard, and here in the Czech Republic can not get and therefore need to look around Europe and farther into the world. Thank you for your help. Sincerely Lubos Janku of the Czech Republic.

Helo Jean-Marc Marcant,

thank you! We had your computers Leanord Elan XTs in token ring at Kralupy nad Vltavou, Czech Republic. It was my first PC experience I was 15 years old. And at home I had only 8-bit ZX-Spectrum clone.
I will never forget the impression when saw them for the first time connected to network in our computer classroom. Then I fell in love with computing forever and my profession was chosen that time.

Steve H
XEROX  820
This was my first computer, dad worked for Xerox. I remember going thru the user manual and learning how to navigate the directories. Was proud of myself at age 10 to find stuff. This model had a fun little game named, "Barney." Think you had to type dir/ w or dir/p to find it.

Mr john oneil
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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David Geddes
I was rummaging through a box of old photos and ran across a picture I took of the factory where J100s were being built, somewhere around 1976. I was a bench technician at the time, and later worked on the E100 Embossers. I would be happy to share the photo, but can''t find a way to upload it.
By the way, does anyone know what became of Jeff Chapin?

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