Artifact Details

Title

SCELBI-8HS

Catalog Number

X574.85

Type

Physical object

Date

1974

Manufacturer

SCELBI Computer Consulting- Inc.

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number SCELBI-8HS
Other number 0379 on end of keyboard
Serial number 2100+2101-0004 Label on Alpha Numeric Display unit
Serial number 2105-005 Label on Keyboard interface unit
Serial number 3100-009 label on system unit
Serial number 4100-0026 label on system unit

Dimensions

9 3/4 x 22 x 22 in.

Description

This was a hobbyist personal computer that called itself a "mini- computer." The instruction manual is duplicated, not printed, and all in upper case.. Handwritten on card taped to system unit chassis: "SMALL COMPUTER
MODEL: 1974 SCELBI 8H
Central Processing Unit (CPU): INTEL 8008
The 1st 8 bit microprocessor (1971)
10-20 Microsecond Average Instruction Time (AIT)
Memory: 4,286 Bytes Random Access Memory (RAM)
256 Bits Per Chip
Console toggle switch entry, single step, LED Light Display
Power Supply Separate"
. Object is an early hobbyist system in several separate aluminum chassis boxes connected by a tangle of cables, including:. System unit, with 8 printed circuit boards mounted vertically; on the front, 8 toggle switches with matching LEDs, and 4 pushbuttons.. Keyboard by "Control Research Corp., Garden Grove, CA". SCELBI ALPHA-NUMERIC DISPLAY box. SCELBI AUDIO TAPE INTERFACE box. SCELBI KEYBOARD INTERFACE box. Weight is of entire object, dimensions are of entire object as shelved.

Category

Digital computer: desktop

Credit

Gift of Carlton B. Hensley

Lot Number

X574.85