Artifact Details

Title

SOL Terminal Computer

Catalog Number

X1607.99A-C

Type

Physical object

Date

ca 1978

Manufacturer

Processor Technology Corporation

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 20
Serial number 404101

Dimensions

6 x 19 x 17 1/2 (HWD)

Description

The SOL Terminal Computer was designed by Homebrew Computer Club president Lee Felsentstein. Although originally intended as a TV terminal, the addition of an 8080 microprocessor and monitor-in-ROM allowed it to accept keyboard commands. It was one of the first machines to have a built-in video display interface and to dispense with the traditional front panel containing many switches and lights. Modification: 300/1200 baud internal MODEM. Switch-selectable on rear panel. Sticker reading: "LGC Engineering Inventory No. 100" Alternate Donor Info (per Accession Receipt): Lee Felsenstein 1807 Delaware Street Berkeley, CA 94703

Category

Digital computer: desktop

Credit

Gift of Lee Felsenstein

Lot Number

X1607.99A-C