Artifact Details

Title

Mael 4000 keyboard unit

Catalog Number

102669971

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Insel

Place Manufactured

Italy

Identifying Numbers

Model number MODEL 4002 On a sticker on the back of the object
Serial number SERIAL No 21865 On a sticker on the back of the object

Dimensions

overall: 6 1/2 in x 16 1/2 in x 10 in

Description

Written in indelible ink on top of object is "89146/3". Written on bottom of object is "NIESEN". The power cord is still attached but is missing the power plug.

Category

I/O/keyboard

Collection Title

SAP Collection

Curator Notes

Rome-based Insel designed small business computers for first-time computer users. The MAEL 4000 series was used for both accounting in business and as a programmable desk calculator for engineering applications. This keyboard unit operated at the system's console. The company was renamed Mael Computers and acquired by Olivetti in 1982.

Credit

SAP Collection, Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X3709.2007