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Sharp

 In 1912, Tokuji Hayakawa founded a metal workshop in Tokyo. The first of his many inventions was a snap buckle named 'Tokubijo'. Another of his major inventions was the Ever-Sharp mechanical pencil in 1915, from which the Sharp Corporation took its name.[2] After the pencil business was destroyed by the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, the company relocated to Osaka and began designing the first generation of Japanese radio sets. These went on sale in 1925. In 1953 Sharp started producing television sets. Other notable achievements include the world's first all-transistor desktop calculator in 1964, and the first LCD calculator in 1973. LCD technology continues to be a key part of Sharp's product range, in both the component and consumer-appliance sides of the business.
 
Source - Wikipedia

Timeline for Sharp :

Date Event
Oct 1980 News Article : Tandy begins attack on market for pocket computers with Sharp deal
Jan 1981 News Article : PC-3200 leads the Sharp attack on business computer market
Mar 1981 News Article : Interface for Sharp
Aug 1981 News Article : Three packages aimed at Sharp MZ-80K


Hardware Products

Sharp CE-122 Printer/Cassette Interface

Sharp CE-122 Printer/Cassette Interface
Unknown
The CE-122 interface allows you to connect your PC-1211 pocket computer, allowing saving and recall of programs to cassette tape and output to paper.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Peripheral

Sharp MZ-80FB Dual Disk Drive

Sharp MZ-80FB Dual Disk Drive
Unknown
The Sharp MZ-80FB dual floppy disk drive is designed for use with the Sharp Personal Computer MZ-80B.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Peripheral

Sharp EL-1611A Electronic Calculator

Sharp EL-1611A Electronic Calculator
Unknown
Our Sharp EL-1611A Electronic Calculator complete with original box and manual was kindly donated by Dave Joyner on behalf of his father Joe Joyner Dimensions: 3.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Calculator

Sharp EL-1607L

Sharp EL-1607L
Unknown
10 digit eletronic calculater with roll.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Calculator

Sharp EL-811A Electronic Calculator

Sharp EL-811A Electronic Calculator
1972
The Sharp EL-811, Prinztronic MC85, and Prinztronic MC95 are all similar, early hand-held calculators made by Sharp, though they have some significant differences.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Calculator

Sharp CS-1151 Compet

Sharp CS-1151 Compet
1976
Sharp Corporation, of Japan. Throughout the years that electronic calculators have been manufactured Sharp has been a pioneer at the forefront of their development. Tokuji Hayakawa established a meta...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Computer

Sharp Elsimate EL-8117K Electronic Calculator

Sharp Elsimate EL-8117K Electronic Calculator
1977
Size (approx): 6mm x 128mm x 20mm (w,h,d)Weight 110g excluding batteriesPower: 3V DC using 2 x AA size batteries.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Calculator

Sharp Elsimate EL-8130 Arithmetic Calculator

Sharp Elsimate EL-8130 Arithmetic Calculator
1977
Functions 7Keys 26Logic AlgebraicDisplay type LCDLength 124 mm Width 68 mm Thickness 6 mmWeight 70 gPower Source 2xSR1130Year introduced 1977Year discontinued 1978 Kindly donated by Francis Hookham...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Calculator

Sharp EL-8031 Electronic Calculator

Sharp EL-8031 Electronic Calculator
1978
The Sharp EL-8031 is a 1978 Electronic Calculator Information from Calculator.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Calculator

Sharp EL-8140 calculator

Sharp EL-8140 calculator
1978
The Sharp EL-8140 is an arithmetic calculator with 8 digits precision and algebraic logic.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Calculator

Sharp MZ-80K

Sharp MZ-80K
1979
The MZ-80K was introduced in 1978 to the Japanese market in kit form.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Computer

Sharp EL-8131 Electronic Calculator

Sharp EL-8131 Electronic Calculator
1979
The Sharp EL-8131 is a 1978 Electronic Calculator Size (approx): 80mm x 131mm x 21mm (max) (w,h,d) Weight 138g excluding batteries Power: 3V DC, 2 x AA size battery.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Calculator

Sharp PC-1211

Sharp PC-1211
1980
The Sharp PC-122 is a small, handheld computer which was released in 1980.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Computer

Sharp Elsimate EL-210 (type II)

Sharp Elsimate EL-210 (type II)
1980
Size (approx): 77mm x 129mm x 19.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Computer

Sharp CE-121 cassette interface

Sharp CE-121 cassette interface
1980
The Sharp CE-121 cassette interface which was used with the Sharp PC-1211 pocket computer so that programmes could be saved on to a cassette tape...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Peripheral

Sharp MZ-80B

Sharp MZ-80B
1981
The Sharp MZ-80B was the second computer released in the MZ-80 series, following the release of the MZ-80K in 1978 in Japan and 1979 in Europe.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Computer

Sharp MZ-80FD Dual Disk Drive Unit

Sharp MZ-80FD Dual Disk Drive Unit
October 1981
Sharp MZ-80FD 5.25-inch dual 680k disk drive unit Price in October 1981 £590.00 Kindly donated by Allan Wyatt Memory capacity143K bytes/drive (286K bytes/unit)No. of tracks70No. of sectors16 (pe...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Peripheral

Sharp MZ-80A

Sharp MZ-80A
1982
The Sharp MZ-80A was the "enhanced" version of the Sharp MZ-80K.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Computer

 Sharp PC-1500

Sharp PC-1500
1982
The Sharp PC-1500 is a pocket computer produced by Sharp from 1981 until 1985.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Computer

Sharp PC-1251

Sharp PC-1251
1982
With the PC-1251, Sharp started off their product range of really tiny pocket computers.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Computer

Sharp PC-1245

Sharp PC-1245
1983
Sharp Pocket Computer complete with printer and microcassette recorder.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Calculator

Sharp MZ-711

Sharp MZ-711
1st January 1983
The MZ-700 was launched in Japan in October 1982, but did not appear in the U.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Computer

Sharp MZ-721

Sharp MZ-721
1st January 1983
The MZ-700 was launched in Japan in October 1982, but did not appear in the U.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Computer

Sharp EL-428 ELSI MATE

Sharp EL-428 ELSI MATE
August 1983
This hybrid calculator has the standard four arithmetic functions, plus square root, percentage, and memory functions.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Calculator

Sharp MZ-5600

Sharp MZ-5600
September 1983
The Sharp 5600 uses the EOS 16, which resembles UNIX and is compatible with CP/m and CP/M 86, and can also operate programs for MS DOS 1.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Computer

Sharp PC-1246

Sharp PC-1246
1st January 1984
Shatrp Pocket Computer PC-1246 RAM (total) : 2 Kb RAM available : 1,278 bytes ROM: 18 Kb CPU: 4 bits CMOS Text screen: 1 line of 16 characters Size: 135 x 70 x 10 mm Weight: 95 g.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Computer

Sharp MZ-800

Sharp MZ-800
October 1984
The Sharp MZ-800 was the successor to the MZ 780.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Computer

Sharp EL-835 Elsimate Calculator

Sharp EL-835 Elsimate Calculator
1985
Sharp EL-835 Elsimate. At the time it was Touted as the world's thinnest calculator at the time, the case measures 1.6mm at its thinnest. The Sharp EL-835 ELSIMATE is an arithmetic calculator with 8...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Calculator

Sharp PC-1403

Sharp PC-1403
1986
The Sharp PC-1403 was a small scientific calculator and pocket computer manufactured by Sharp.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Computer

Sharp Twin Famicom (Red)

Sharp Twin Famicom (Red)
1st July 1986
Officially licenced console, that sees Sharp manufacture an all in one Famicom and Famicom Disk System.

Manufacturer : Sharp Corporation
Type : Game Console

Sharp Twin Famicom

Sharp Twin Famicom
1st July 1986
Officially licenced console, that sees Sharp manufacture an all in one Famicom and Famicom Disk System.

Manufacturer : Sharp Corporation
Type : Game Console

Sharp PC-1360

Sharp PC-1360
1987
The Sharp PC-1350 is a small pocket computer manufactured by Sharp.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Computer

Sharp PC-7200

Sharp PC-7200
1987
Sharp PC-7200 luggable portable with LCD display, keyboard and cables introduced in 1987.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Computer

Sharp EL-6190 Memo Master Alarm 500

Sharp EL-6190 Memo Master Alarm 500
1990
Type 4 funct+organizer RAM size 8144B Number of keys 54 Display type LCD Size (length x width x thickness) 156x134x8 open, 80x134x12 closed Weight 90gr with batt Batteries 2xCR202...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Calculator

Sharp ZQ-1350 32KB Electronic Organizer

Sharp ZQ-1350 32KB Electronic Organizer
1990
This organizer with backlight is in a hard shell case and includes the following functions: CalendarSchedulerTelephone DirectoryMemoTo Do functionExpensesClockCalculator Our unit was kindly donated by L Veerabahu.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Calculator

Sharp PC-3100

Sharp PC-3100
1992
The Sharp PC-3100 was a palmtop personal computer that originally ran on Microsoft DOS 3.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Portable Computer

Sharp EL-9300 Graphics Scientific Calculator

Sharp EL-9300 Graphics Scientific Calculator
1992
The Sharp EL-9300 is a graphing calculator with 10 digit precision and formula input logic.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Calculator

Sharp EL-531LH Electronic Calculator

Sharp EL-531LH Electronic Calculator
1995
Type Scientific Functions unknown Keys 43 Precision 10 Logic...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Calculator

Sharp Font Writer FW-560 UM

Sharp Font Writer FW-560 UM
1995
The Sharp Font Writer FW-560 UM was a personal word processor as well as a having a Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet facility.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Computer

Sharp Font Writer FW-760 UM

Sharp Font Writer FW-760 UM
1996
The Sharp FontWriter FW-760 is a neat, portable solution.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Computer

Sharp IQ-9000 Electronic Organiser

Sharp IQ-9000 Electronic Organiser
1996
The IQ-9000 is an electronic personal organiser with a touchscreen interface.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : PDA

Sharp HC-4000A

Sharp HC-4000A
January 1997
This handheld computer was released by Sharp in January 1997.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Portable Computer

Sharp Zaurus SL-2000

Sharp Zaurus SL-2000
2000
The SL-5500 (codenamed 'Collie') was the first Linux-based Zaurus PDA to be sold outside Japan.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : PDA

Sharp Zaurus SL-C1000

Sharp Zaurus SL-C1000
2006
The Sharp Zaurus is the name of a series of personal digital assistants (PDAs) made by Sharp Corporation.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : PDA


Software Products

Block Kuzushi

Block Kuzushi
Unknown
...

Manufacturer : SharpSoft
Type : Software - Game

Head-On

Head-On
Unknown
...

Manufacturer : SharpSoft
Type : Software - Game

Space Invaders

Space Invaders
Unknown
...

Manufacturer : SharpSoft
Type : Software - Game

Applications

Applications
Unknown
...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Software

Synthesister

Synthesister
Unknown
...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Software

Decision Maker

Decision Maker
Unknown
...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Software

MZ80K Disassembler

MZ80K Disassembler
Unknown
...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Software

Applications

Applications
Unknown
...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Software

Basic SA-5510

Basic SA-5510
Unknown
...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Software

Basic for the Sharp

Basic for the Sharp
Unknown
Casette Tape - Basic for the Sharp MZ80...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Software - Game

Forth for the Sharp

Forth for the Sharp
Unknown
Casette Tape - Forth for the Sharp MZ80...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Software

Forth Assembler for the Sharp

Forth Assembler for the Sharp
Unknown
Cassette Tape - Forth Assembler for the Sharp MZ80...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Software

Game Tape 1

Game Tape 1
Unknown
Snake & Snake Circus Stara Super Puckman Round Shoot Man-Hunt...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Software - Game

Stock Control

Stock Control
Unknown
Snake & Snake Circus Stara Super Puckman Round Shoot Man-Hunt.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Software

Home Finance

Home Finance
Unknown
Snake & Snake Circus Stara Super Puckman Round Shoot Man-Hunt.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Software

Basic Tutorial

Basic Tutorial
Unknown
Snake & Snake Circus Stara Super Puckman Round Shoot Man-Hunt.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Software

A.T.C.F. Load Over Basic

A.T.C.F. Load Over Basic
1981
...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Software

SHARP Master Diskette MZ-80MDB

SHARP Master Diskette MZ-80MDB
1984
Master Diskette for Sharp MZ-80 machines...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Software

Wiz-Biz

Wiz-Biz
1987
Wiz-Biz is a text-based adventure computer game designed by Charles A.

Manufacturer : Alternative Software
Type : Software - Game

Life-Term

Life-Term
1987
In the year 3142 democratic government broke down and was replaced by rule by multiplanetary companies, vast multi-billion dollar organisations with just two thoughts in mind.

Manufacturer : Alternative Software
Type : Software - Game

Gold Or Glory

Gold Or Glory
1988
...

Manufacturer : Alternative Software
Type : Software - Game

Pro Tennis Simulator

Pro Tennis Simulator
1990
"All the atmosphere of major league tennis -- serve that ACE, SPIN and SLICE, work your way to the top with this superb simulation.

Manufacturer : Code Masters
Type : Software - Game

Wizard Willy

Wizard Willy
1990
...

Manufacturer : Cartoon Time
Type : Software - Game

Italian Supercar

Italian Supercar
1990
Overhead racing action featuring such amazing Italian cars such as Lamborghinis...

Manufacturer : Codemasters
Type : Software - Game

Kwik Snax

Kwik Snax
1990
Overhead racing action featuring such amazing Italian cars such as Lamborghinis.

Manufacturer : Code Masters
Type : Software - Game

Spike in Transylvania

Spike in Transylvania
1991
SPIKE TRIES TO RESCUE HIS SHIPMATES FROM THE INFAMOUS CASTLE IN TRANSILVANIA!

Manufacturer : Codemasters
Type : Software - Game

King of Dragon Pass

King of Dragon Pass
1999
Computer version of the Hero Wars board game Also contains a Mac version...

Manufacturer : A Sharp
Type : Software - Game

SPW001/Minesnake

SPW001/Minesnake
2016
...

Manufacturer : Sharpworks
Type : Software - Game


Promotional Items

Sharp PC-8201 Portable Personal Computer

Sharp PC-8201 Portable Personal Computer
Unknown
Tri-Fold A4 Colour Leaflet Text from the leaflet : No bigger than a notebook, but it holds volumes of information.

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Promotional Item

Sharp MZ-80K Personal Computer System

Sharp MZ-80K Personal Computer System
October 1979
This is a 6 page A4 coloured Tri-fold leaflet for the MX-80K including specifications...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Promotional Item

Sharp MZ-80K Software Catalogue

Sharp MZ-80K Software Catalogue
May 1982
Sharp MZ-80K Software Catalogue May 1982 22 pages of lists with suppliers Unfortunately no prices...

Manufacturer : Sharp
Type : Promotional Item


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