Artifact Details

Title

System 21 keyboard

Catalog Number

X350.84B

Type

Physical object

Date

1969 ca.

Manufacturer

Viatron Computer Systems Corporation

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number #4001
Other number 13 stamped twice on bottom of keyvboard
Serial number 000560

Dimensions

4 3/4 x 19 x 8 in.

Description

A typical System 21 includes a 'Microprocessor' two tape channels- a keyboard- two data channels- and a video display. The Microprocessor contains hard-wired microprograms that perform a fixed set of logical operations- accomplising the same functions as a general-purpose computer. Communications is provided between 2 system 21s or a system 21 and a mini-computer. The system was underpriced and over-promised- and the company shortly went out of business.

Category

I/O/keyboard

Credit

Gift of Fred De Bros

Lot Number

X350.84