Artifact Details

Title

Ardent film device

Catalog Number

102678904

Type

Physical object

Date

1988

Manufacturer

Ardent

Place Manufactured

Hong Kong

Identifying Numbers

Other number 1593591/2 UK patent number printed on clear cartridges
Serial number 1020380 Printed on clear "Ardent Computer MCAE Samplers" (UK design number)
Serial number 1020381 On right side of yellow sampler (Uk design numbe

Dimensions

overall: 2 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; overall: 7 in x 5 in x 1/4 in; overall: 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in

Description

This is an Ardent Film Device (1988). This yellow film player with "Ardent 1988" printed on the front in black has an opening at the top with a film cartridge inserted in it. On the bottom there is a black glass and plastic eye piece. There are also three clear plastic cartridges. The cartridge in the player has a sticker with "Ardent Computer Simulation Sampler" printed in red. The two loose cartridges have stickers reading "Ardent Computer MCA E Sampler" and "Ardent Computer Molecular Simulations". The original bag is white with the red Ardent logo printed on the front.

Category

Memory & storage/other

Credit

Gift of Douglas Merrell

Lot Number

X5426.2009