Olivetti

Olivetti was founded as a typewriter manufacturer in 1908 in Ivrea, near Turin, by Camillo Olivetti. The firm was mainly developed by his son Adriano Olivetti. Olivetti opened its first overseas manufacturing plant in 1930, and its Divisumma electric calculator was launched in 1948. Olivetti produced Italy's first electronic computer, the transistorised Elea 9003, in 1959, and purchased the Underwood Typewriter Company that year. In 1964 the company sold its electronics division to the American company General Electric. It continued to develop new computing products on its own; one of these was Programma 101, one of the first commercially-produced personal computers.
 
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Timeline for Olivetti :

Date Event
8 Jul 1971 Olivetti launches P602 "minicomputer"
24 Feb 1972 Olivetti DE 523
8 Nov 1973 Olivetti wins big PO VRC order
15 Nov 1973 Olivetti launch P652 micrcomputer
15 Nov 1973 Olivetti P652
Apr 1981 News Article : New Olivetti computers
Jan 1982 News Article : Micro-80 provides the typewriter link
Apr 1982 News Article : Typewriter solution
20 Jan 1983 News Article : Olivetti spark printer for Acorn
20 Feb 1985 Olivetti buy 49% of Acorn Computers
13 Jun 1985 News Article : Acorn boss appointed from Olivetti
27 Jun 1985 News Article : Acorn suspends shares again amid continuing financial difficulties
4 Jul 1985 News Article : Crisis talks at Acorn continue as financial crisis deepens
1 Aug 1985 News Article : Acorn deal saves new BBC micros in second rescue package this year
1988 Hermann Hauser leaves Olivetti to start the Active Book Company


Hardware Products

Acorn JP-101 Printer

Acorn JP-101 Printer
Unknown
The Acorn JP101 "spark ink jet" printer was an Acorn badged Olivetti printer.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Peripheral

Olivetti Summa Prima 20 (pre-decimal)

Olivetti Summa Prima 20 (pre-decimal)
Unknown
This mechanical calculator is from the 1960s and dates from pre-decimalisation in 1971.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Calculator

Active Badge

Active Badge
Unknown
This Active Badge from Olivetti Research was used by Piers Wombwell at Network Computing on Newmarket Road, Cambridge.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Peripheral

Olivetti Xtrema 423X

Olivetti Xtrema 423X
Unknown
Pentium II Laptop. Boxed includes all manuals and software disks....

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Portable Computer

Olivetti Tetractys 24

Olivetti Tetractys 24
1958
The abbreviation MC-24 is a series of electric calculating machines, automatic, with integrated print and register memory, produced by the Italian Olivetti , starting from 1956 .

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Calculator

Olivetti Elettrosumma 22

Olivetti Elettrosumma 22
1958
Electric, 12/13 digits, Sterling currency (with Farthings) Dimensions: 230W x 370D x 180H Weight: 10.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Calculator

Olivetti Summa Prima 20

Olivetti Summa Prima 20
1966
Olivetti Summa Prima 20 mechanical adding machine .

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Calculator

Olivetti Summa Quanta 20

Olivetti Summa Quanta 20
1972
The Olivetti company was founded by electrical engineer Camillo Olivetti (1868-1943) in 1908.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Calculator

Olivetti BCS 3030

Olivetti BCS 3030
1979
The BCS or Business Computer Systems, were a series of machines designed by Olivetti for business management, the 3030 was a very flexible machine, designed to work with many different modules, including hard disk capacity up to 10MB.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Computer

Olivetti ETS 2010 with ET 115 Typewriter

Olivetti ETS 2010 with ET 115 Typewriter
1981
This is a word processor, that uses an electronic typewriter as an in and out device.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Computer

Olivetti Logos 9 Printing Calculator

Olivetti Logos 9 Printing Calculator
1981
Olivetti Logos 9 Printing Calculator was released in 1981.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Calculator

Olivetti Quaderno

Olivetti Quaderno
1982
The Olivetti Quaderno is a 1992 sub-miniature notebook Model Number: PT-XT-20 with a serial number of S0112340.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Computer

Olivetti M20 D

Olivetti M20 D
31st March 1982
The Olivetti M20 was a 16-bit computer that was based on the Z-8001 processor, which ran at 4MHz.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Computer

Olivetti M24

Olivetti M24
1983
Olivetti Personal Computer M24. Olivetti's first modern personal computer, the Olivetti M20, featuring a Zilog Z8000 CPU, was released in 1982. In 1983 Olivetti introduced the M24, a clone of the IBM...

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Computer

Olivetti M21

Olivetti M21
1983
'The Olivetti Personal Computer M21 is a transportable computer system, designed to provide the versatility and computing power required in the modern business environment.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Computer

Olivetti M10

Olivetti M10
1st January 1983
Olivetti is known for the eccentricity of its early machines (M20, M24).

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Computer

Olivetti M290

Olivetti M290
1984
The Olivetti M290 was a personal computer based around the Intel 80286 processor.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Computer

Olivetti M-15 Plus

Olivetti M-15 Plus
1st January 1985
The M15 had a Ni Cad battery 512K of RAM, and has a detachable keyboard, the screen is green, 640x480 in resolution, but with no back light.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Computer

Olivetti Prodest PC 128S

Olivetti Prodest PC 128S
1987
The Olivetti Prodest PC 128S is an Italian version of the Acorn BBC Master Compact that was sold exclusively in Italy.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Computer

Olivetti M380/C (Pandora Project)

Olivetti M380/C (Pandora Project)
1988
Olivetti 380/C Personal Computer used in the Pandora ProjectMachine type: XP 1050 Serial No: 3929437 1988ME916 4MB RAM CardGO723 – HD/FD Controller ST506RLLGO481 – Paradise VGA PVGA1AWestern Digital WD8003EBT Ethernet Card.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Computer

Olivetti PC1 Prodest

Olivetti PC1 Prodest
1988
This is an XT clone, Its specification is similar to the Amstrad PC20 (aka Sinclair PC200) or Schneider Euro PC: System unit contains motherboard, keyboard, power supply and floppy drives.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Computer

Olivetti Prodest PC1 HD

Olivetti Prodest PC1 HD
1988
This is an XT clone, Its specification is similar to the Amstrad PC20 (aka Sinclair PC200) or Schneider Euro PC: System unit contains motherboard, keyboard, power supply and floppy drives.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Computer

Olivetti M290S

Olivetti M290S
1989
Year of production: 1989Country: ItalyFeatures:1 MB RAM, 30 MB hard drive, 3.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Computer

Olivetti D33

Olivetti D33
1991
Olivetti laptop in carry case....

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Computer

Olivetti PCS 286S

Olivetti PCS 286S
1991
Olivetti PC Computer with VGA Monitor and Keyboard.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Computer

Olivetti EO Personal Communicator 440

Olivetti EO Personal Communicator 440
April 1993
This early tablet has the AT&T Hobbit RISC-based processor running at 20 MHz, 4 MByte of RAM and a 10Mb storage card.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Computer


Software Products

MS-DOS & Manuals for Olivetti PCS 286S

MS-DOS & Manuals for Olivetti PCS 286S
Unknown
3 x MS-DOS3.30a Installation Disks (3.5") MS-DOS Software Installation Guide PCS 86 - Installation & Operations Guide MS GW-BASIC - Quick Reference Guide...

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Software

MS-DOS & Manuals for Olivetti PCS 86

MS-DOS & Manuals for Olivetti PCS 86
1989
3 x MS-DOS3.30a Installation Disks (3.5") MS-DOS Software Installation Guide PCS 86 - Installation & Operations Guide MS GW-BASIC - Quick Reference Guide...

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Software


Promotional Items

Olivetti S6000 Multi-Workstation Business Computer Brochure

Olivetti S6000 Multi-Workstation Business Computer Brochure
Unknown
A promotional brochure for the Olivetti S6000 Multi-Workstation Business Computer.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Promotional Item

Olivetti SV 40 Serial Printer

Olivetti SV 40 Serial Printer
August 1969
2 page A4 leaflet with specification...

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Promotional Item

Olivetti Te 308 SH Terminal

Olivetti Te 308 SH Terminal
September 1969
Olivetti Te 308 SH Terminal Send & Receive Heavy Duty Time SDharing Terminal 8 Ref: SP/3M/9.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Promotional Item

Olivetti OCR-8091

Olivetti OCR-8091
September 1969
Alphanumeric PagePrinterRef: SW/3m/9.

Manufacturer : Olivetti
Type : Promotional Item


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