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Personal Computer - IBM, Model JX, 1980s Reg. No: ST 043747
- IBM "JX" computer, mid 1980s personal computer, designed as a home unit instead of the more expensive XT and AT models, used infra-red-linked keyboard.
The JX computer was one of IBM's biggest marketing mistakes. It was introduced as a cutdown version of the IBM personal computer, but the poor graphics, and infrared connected keyboard (which ignored laptop use interrupted by a table edge!), plus the semiotically stupid advertising campaign (featuring a Charlie Chaplin lookalike) doomed it to failure.
- Processor & drive: dark grey rectangular metal box with disk drives, ventilation grills and plug-in sockets and mains lead and plug.
Grey computer monitor with a main lead and connector cord to the rest of the computer.
Dark grey QWERTY keyboard.
Computer is accompanied by:
Box of Cleaning Instruments
Magnetic Track Visualiser
Printer Ribbon & Reels
Tape Unit Cleaner
Guide to Operations, printer
Typing Tutor program
Private Tutor program
75th Anniversary of IBM, book, 1989
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from IBM Australia Pty Ltd, 1996
|Dimensions:||290 mm (Width), 495 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Dimensions of processor and drive.|
|Themes this item is part of:||Information & Communication Collection|
|Primary Classification:||COMPUTING & CALCULATING|
|Secondary Classification:||Digital Computing|
|Inscriptions:||Most items have the IBM logo and other text.
Processor & Drive:
Front: IBM(logo) / IBM(logo)
Sticker on top: THIS DEVICE IS TOP BE USED / FOR IBM MANAGEMENT / APPROVED PURPOSES ONLY
Side: (two IBM barcode stickers)
Back top right: IBM(logo) / 5519 / Manufactured by / IBM Japan Ltd Tokyo Japan / Made in Japan / Type 5519 / S/N 99 - 02799 / (text)
Back bottom right: IBM(logo) / 5511 / Manufactured by / IBM Japan Ltd Tokyo Japan / Made in Japan / Type 5511 / S/N 99 - 04560 / (text)
|Manufacturer:||International Business Machines (IBM), United States of America, circa 1985
Manufacturer & Designer.