Acorn Electron (Production Mock Up)
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This early model Acorn Electron contains an issue one board with a 16K EPROM marked "ELK 036" replacing the lower BASIC ROM. It has serial number 06-ALA01-0000087, marking it as the 87th machine produced by Acorn's Malaysian plant. When the machine turns on, the usual "Acorn Electron" banner is instead replaced by "Electron Trial".
This boxed unit was a test piece sent back to the UK from the Malaysian factory for approval, and also to test the sturdiness of the packaging.
The instruction manual is deliberately blank, and the User Tape has no cassette and other differences from the retail models are the black lead on the PSU and
It has a serial number of 06-ALA01-0000107, the 06 is the Malaysian designation, the ALA for a trial machine, and 107 for the number of the computer.
This package was donated by Christopher Curry on behalf of Judy Boothroyd
Manufacturer: Acorn Computers Ltd
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