Artifact Details

Title

Osborne 01 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.

Credit

Gift of Cynthia Geddes

Lot Number

X7926.2017

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