Artifact Details

Title

SOL Terminal Computer

Catalog Number

X715.86A-C

Type

Physical object

Date

ca 1978

Manufacturer

Processor Technology Corporation

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 20
Serial number 401397

Dimensions

6 x 18 3/4 x 17 1/2 in.

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.

Category

Digital computer: desktop

Lot Number

X715.86A-C