Fingers Crossed for 2021 ...

2020 was the worst! COVID kept the museum closed for much of the year and a mains water pipe bursting causing a flood kept us closed for the rest. 
We're hoping to re-open in the next few months ... fingers crossed! Read More >>>

Please Donate Via Just GivingNo visitors, no workshops, no events, no school visits... no income. We know that things are tough for everyone right now, but if you can afford to help us through these tough times please donate what you can.

There's over 36,000 exhibits here! That should keep you occupied for a bit - get searching!

Or come and get involved on our social media channels ...

      Twitch  Facebook          Online Gift Shop      

Thank you.

CIT-101 Video Terminal

The CIT-101 was a DEC VT-100 clone made by C. ITOH in Japan, this was not just a clone of the machine technically, it looked almost the same as the machine it copied.

It has dual ports on the rear of the machine, the top one for a printer terminal, and the bottom is the actual comm port, holding a combination of keys down switched between them.

Despite being a clone of the DC VT-100, technically the machines inside are rather different, and the keyboards are not compatible, it has been described as not so much a clone, but a superior implementation of the original.

The main benefit of the CIT-101 was price, being considerably cheaper than the DEC machine, it ran on the 8085 processor.

Our unit has serial number 832162729 and was manuafactured in August 1983
Although it was made in Japan, the address on the label reads:
C ITOH Electronics Inc
5301 Beethoven Street
Los Angeles. CA 90066
The keyboard reference number is 8316328.

Date : August 1983

Manufacturer : C Itoh

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH3464. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Scan of Document: CIT-101 Video Terminal

Click on the Image For Detail

Help support the museum by buying from the museum shop

View all items

Founding Sponsors
redgate Google ARM Real VNC Microsoft Research
Heritage Lottery Funded
Heritage Lottery Fund
Accredited Museum