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Personal Computer - Commodore, Model 64, USA, 1984 Object Reg. No: HT 22311

Summary:
Keyboard console, power supply, and packaging for a Commodore 64 computer console. The Commodore 64 is one of the most famous home computers.
It was owned by an avid collector of personal computers and associated peripheral and technical data. It has been unused and is in its original packaging. The collector belonged to several computer clubs. He died unexpectedly after an illness so he made no arrangements for the disposal of his collection. Two friends were asked to dispose of the collection - it took them three days to clear it out of the house. Most items went to other collectors.
Description:
Light beige coloured oblong shaped console with a QWERTY style keyboard and other keys on a sloping front. A light beige coloured square shaped block with two cables, one for connection to the power supply and one to the computer console. The cardboard is multicoloured with statements about the characteristics of the computer and what peripherals are available. The cardboard sleeving is mainly blue. A two-part white polystyrene packing container. A pink polythene bag.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Helen Olsen, 2008
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 65 mm (Height), 415 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: computing, computers, -1
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: microcomputers
Inscriptions: Keyboard, front lower right corner: commodore 64 personal computer
Keyboard, underside, silver label: LOGO commodore C64C Funkenstort n. DBP-Vfg 1046/84 SER. NO. HB4 556850
Power supply, top centre: Commodore logo.
Power supply, underside: various specifications and warnings including at bottom: App. No. N10507
Cardboard sleeve, top: a picture of the console and in the bottom left hand corner a silver stick on label: SER. NO. HB4 556850 E
Cardboard sleeve, underside: images of peripherals, text describing the qualities of the computer and a list of specifications.
Polystyrene packing: Commodore logo.
Manufacturer: Commodore, United States of America, 1984
References: Websites accessed 7 March 2008:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_64
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=98

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