Artifact Details

Title

Osborne 1 portable computer

Catalog Number

102765926

Type

Physical Object

Manufacturer

Osborne Computer Corporation

Identifying Numbers

Model number 01 Large plastic labels on top and right side
Other number #14 Scratched on black panel on back.

Dimensions

overall: 9 in x 21 1/2 in x 15 in

Description

This object is a prototype of the Osborne 01 portable computer. A silver label on the back panel says "DEMO ONLY".
The computer has a metal case with a metal handle on one end. This end also has a recessed black panel with an attach AC power cord, a power switch and circuit breaker. The opposite end has a detachable cover which becomes the keyboard when removed. The ASCII keyboard has an 11 key numeric keypad at the right.
Removing the keyboard reveals the computer's front panel which includes a 5 in. CRT display and two 5.25 in. floppy disk drives. The display has controls labeled "BRT." and "CONTR." . There is a "RESET" button. Near the bottom is a row of connectors labled as follows:

MODEM
SERIAL RS232
IEEE-488
KEYBOARD
EXT. VIDEO
BATT.

A flat cable from the keyboard plugs into the KEYBOARD connector.

Category

Digital computer/personal computer/portable / luggable

Credit

Gift of Cynthia Geddes

Lot Number

X7926.2017

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