Transam Triton (2)

This was sold in kit form and built from a motherboard and chips and sourced half of them from the US. 2K BIOS, 2K BASIC and you load your programs via tape cassette and run it to a TV

THE TRANSAM TRITON COMPUTER Specification

SINGLE-BOARD CONSTRUCTION
8080A BASED SYSTEM
BOARD HOLDS UP TO 4K ROM
POWERFUL 1K MONITOR IN ROM
POWERFUL 2K TINY BASIC IN ROM
UP TO 3K USER RAM ON BOARD
64 GRAPHIC CHARACTERS
AUDIO (STANDARD TTL) OUTPUTS
COMPLETE POWER SUPPLY
1KVDU RAM ON BOARD

This computer was assembled by a retired engineer more than 40 years ago has been saved from a skip and donated to a computer museum.

Fred Faulkner, 89, is planning to move nearer family in Stilton this summer and had been clearing out some of the items stored in his bungalow at Mellis Close, Haverhill. He saw an article in the News about the Centre for Computing History moving from Haverhill to Cambridge and contacted the paper to see if they would like his computer.

Jason Fitzpatrick, the centre’s director, said: "We are delighted that Mr Faulkner has decided to donate this key vintage computer - the Transam-Triton- to the Centre. Having survived 40 years, since its construction from a kit back in the 70s, Mr Faulkner’s computer will be preserved for posterity in its new home.”

Widower Fred will be 90 in May, but still makes clocks in a workshop at his home. He said: "It would definitely have gone in the skip if I had not seen the article in the paper. They came along and collected it and seemed very pleased with it. I ran my own engineering company and wanted something to control the machines and that is how I got into computers. I still make my own clocks. I think if you have something you enjoy doing, you get your head down, and the times goes quickly.”

 

Manufacturer: Transam
Date: December 1978

Transam Triton (2) Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Transam Triton Software & Manual Notes (Humbug and Basic Interpreter) Transam 1979
Transam Documentation Transam 1979
Transam - The Triton Manual Transam 1980
Triton product Cards Transam 1980
Transam - The Triton Manual (2) Transam 1980

Magazines RELATED to Transam Triton (2) in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Electronics Today International - November 1978 November 1978
Practical Computing - March 1979 March 1979
Practical Computing - June 1979 June 1979
Practical Computing - July 1979 July 1979
Practical Computing - December 1979 December 1979
Triton Triangle User Group Magazine No: 7 July 1981 Transam July 1981
Home Computing: Games Programs Summer 1981 Modmags July 1981
Triton Magazine No: 1 November 1982 Transam November 1982
Triton Magazine No: 2 February 1983 Transam February 1983
Triton Magazine No: 3 May 1983 Transam May 1983
Triton Magazine No: 4 August 1983 Transam August 1983
Triton Magazine No: 5 November 1983 Transam November 1983
Triton Magazine No: 6 December 1983 Transam December 1983
Triton Magazine No: 7 February 1984 Transam February 1984
Triton Magazine No: 8 May 1984 Transam May 1984
Triton Magazine No: 9 August 1984 Transam August 1984
Triton Magazine No: 10 November 1984 Transam October 1984

Other Systems Related To Transam Triton (2):

Item Manufacturer Date
Transam Tuscan Transam Unknown
Transam Triton Transam December 1978
Transam Tuscan S100 Transam June 1980

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH29449. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

Transam Triton (2)


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