Artifact Details

Title

Miniterm terminal

Catalog Number

102735424

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Computer Devices, Inc.

Place Manufactured

Burlington, Mass.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 1203S Printed in black on a silver plate in the back of the case below the telephone modem.
Other number 141--029 Stamped in a metal sticker labeled "Aurthur D. Little, Inc." stuck to the front of the machine above the keyboard.
Other number 2-2-79 Written in black ink on a paper label stuck to the front of the machine above the keyboard.
Part number 002. 04070 Printed in black on a metal sticker which is in turn attached to a silver plate in the back of the case below the telephone modem.
Serial number 79-10118 Printed in black on a silver plate in the back of the case below the telephone modem.

Dimensions

overall: 4 1/2 in x 14 1/4 in x 18 in

Description

This object is a terminal with a keyboard and dot matrix printer for an 8.875 in paper roll. It has a detachable cover, which is also included under this record. The 57-key keyboard is arranged in four rows, with a wide spacebar below them. The keys include the alphabet, numbers, special symbols, and command keys. Many of the keys perform more than one function. Above the keyboard, on the left side, arranged from left to right, are a power switch, a Speed switch (10, 15, 30), and a Mode switch (Local, Half, Full). Below and to the left of each switch is an LED; the left one doesn't have a label (it is the power indicator); the other two are labeled "Error" and "On Line." A metal plate labeled "Arthur D. Little, Inc." has been attached above the keyboard. The output of the printer is on top; the front part has a clear plastic cover to enable the operator to see what was printed. The larger back part has a hinge in the back allowing access to change the printer paper, as well as three switches. They are labeled, from left to right, Mode (Num, Std, TTY) and Parity (Off, Even, Odd); the right switch has no label and is spring return. A typewritten paper label attached to the back of the top says "RETURN TO STU LIPOFF 15/337 Electronics Systems Specialist." The case is slightly trapezoidal, being about 0.25 in wider at the bottom. A small grille on the right side of the back covers a fan for ventilation. The left 3/4ths of the back is recessed about an inch and is occupied by the two cups for a telephone receiver. To the right of the modem there is a fuse, and below that, the oval-shaped, 3-contact power plug with round contacts.

The cover has a mechanism on each side of the back to attach the cover to the unit, and also serves as a hinge. Two latches at the bottom of the front lock the cover in place. There is a black plastic handle centered in the front of the cover. Inside the cover there is a hinged device that covers the keyboard when the cover is closed. A foam strip holds this cover securely in place. "Trash" is rudely written with black magic marker above the handle. On the top of the cover the business card of "Albert W. Welz, JR" is attached to the top of the cover with Scotch tape.

Category

I/O/teleprinter/terminal