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Grundy NewBrain AD system with 'oil rig' and disk expansion.

This is a full Grundy Newbrain system with the 'oil rig' expansion unit, 'foot breaker' PSU, dual floppies, memory expansion and disk controller. Generously donated by ex-Grundy employee Gerald McMullen, who says:

"My precious. #600144 NewBrain with socketed ROMS, 64kb expansion module and disc controller in a modified tower to take twin 3.5" disc drives and a modified, by John Kelly, foot breaker power supply that powered the lot.  The monitor once sat on the system in Basil Smith's office. I used this for years to run NBUG and market and sell hardware and software for the deceased system. "

Other info from Gerald:

"In 1982 there were plans for modular cases to house the modules and expansion boards. This wasn't happening so the tower shown was made as a stop gap. As even these didn't appear in numbers loans of machines to software companies where supplied with an 'oil rig' tower to support the monitor with floppy disc controller and 96K expansion module in slim brown cases held together by locking keys. The brick at the back was the multiple power supply for four modules (the computer/keyboard module being one of them). This was so over engineered that it would also run a pair of 3.5" floppy drives (in house custom alteration)."

Date: 1981

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Grundy NewBrain AD system with 'oil rig' and disk expansion. Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
NewBrain Handbook Grundy Unknown
'Newbrain-Tech-Con' - System Software Description for Newbrain Processors Grundy 1981
NewBrain Technical Notes Grundy 1982
NewBrain Beginners Guide Grundy 1982
Hisoft NewBrain DEVPAC Manual 1983
NewBrain Error Reports 1985

Magazines RELATED to Grundy NewBrain AD system with 'oil rig' and disk expansion. in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
NBUG 1 Unknown
Your Computer - July 1982 Jul 1982
Personal Computer World - July 1982 Jul 1982
Your Computer - September 1982 Sep 1982
Personal Computer World - November 1982 Nov 1982
NBUG 2 1984
NewBrain Ingroup Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 2 1984
NewBrain Ingroup Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 3 1984
NewBrain Ingroup Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 4 1984
NewBrain Ingroup Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 5 1984
NewBrain Ingroup Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 6 1984
Personal Computer World - March 1984 Mar 1984
NBUG 3 10 May 1984
NBUG 4 17 Aug 1984
NBUG 5 15 Dec 1984
NBUG 6 12 Jan 1985
NBUG 8 18 May 1985
NBUG 9 4 Jun 1985
NBUG 10 3 Aug 1985
NBUG 11 17 Sep 1985
NBUG 12 28 Oct 1985
Personal Computer World - March 1987 1 Mar 1987

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH59660. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


Grundy NewBrain AD system with 'oil rig' and disk expansion.

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