Artifact Details

Title

First patented portable computer

Catalog Number

X1243.96

Type

Physical Object

Date

1979

Manufacturer

GM Research

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

model number SM-1
serial number 0981-078

Dimensions

19 x 23 x 9 in.

Description

Invented in Santa Monica, CA. Computer is in a metal case containing a CRT display and one, 5-inch diskette drive, with keyboard and numeric keypad in a drop-down front panel. Included is a blue fitted fabric carrying bag.

Category

Digital computer:

Credit

Gift of Leonard Massey

Lot Number

X1243.96