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Latest Additions

This list shows the computers, calculators, game consoles and peripherals that have been added to our collection recently.

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Ingersoll Screenplay XK600B - [ Game Console ]

Pong console with six games, Target 1, Target 2, Tennis, Hockey, Squash and Solo Automatic scoring, speed and angle controls on the controller, individual rest controls, and with 6x AA battery or main...

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Commodore 1581 Disk Drive - [ Peripheral ]

Platform: Commodore 64

The 1581 disk drive is a quite uncommon 3.

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Sinclair Executive - [ Calculator ]

The Sinclair Executive calculator was the world's first slimline pocket calculator.

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Dendy Junior Turbo 2 - [ Game Console ]

Victor Savyuk saw the success of the NES in Japan and the western markets, and wanted to bring his own machines to the crumbling USSR.

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Bally Professional Arcade - [ Game Console ]

Developed by Midway, the arcade subsidiary of Bally, using the new chipset designed in partnership with Dave Nutting Associates.

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Sony Playstation (Dual Shock Pack) - [ Game Console ]

This pack has the new Dual shock pad included.

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Sony Playstation 2 Slim Model - [ Game Console ]

All the function of a regular PS2, but including ethernet access out of the box (the original needing a network adaptor.

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Atari Lynx II (Warbirds Box) - [ Game Console ]

This is the redesign of the original machine, it is slightly smaller, has a brighter screen, a much more symetrical shape, and now has an open cartridge slot at the back.

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Timex Sinclair 2068 - [ Computer ]

The Timex Sinclair 2068 was a computer produced by Timex Sinclair, a joint-venture between Timex Corporation and Sinclair Research.

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Apple iBook G3/366 (Grey) - [ Computer ]

The iBook G3/366...

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Byte ZX Spectrum Clone - [ Computer ]

This Spectrum clone has much in common with the real machine spec wise, the plate on the back describes a Z80A Processor (USA) with 48K of RAM and a 16K Rom.

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EG3003 Video Genie System - [ Computer ]

The Video Genie System (or simply Genie) was a series of computers produced by Hong Kong-based manufacturer EACA in the early 1980s.

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Galaxy Invader 10000 - [ Game Console ]

One of the most recognisable electronic hand held games of its era, the game plays a very good version of Space Invaders, albeit with only three lines of aliens, it has excellent controls.

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Acorn BBC Micro Model B+ (128K) - [ Computer ]

Three years after the release of the BBC Microcomputer Model A and B, the BBC Microcomputer Model B+ was released in mid-1985.

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Master System Girl - [ Game Console ]

As well as Europe, other territories that were very strong for Sega and the Master System, their partner in the region Tectoy would manufacture the consoles up to 2014, making it the longest console production run in history.

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Hewlett Packard 21 - [ Calculator ]

The HP-21 was a scientific calculator produced by Hewlwtt Packard between 1975 and 1978.

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Apple iBook G3/300 (Green) - [ Computer ]

The iBook G3/300 (Original/Clamshell), codenamed P1, features a 300 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor, 32 MB or 64 MB of RAM, a 3.

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Sega SC-3000 - [ Computer ]

The SC-3000 is a computerised version of the SG-1000 console.

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Commodore C64 GS Games System - [ Game Console ]

The Commodore 64 Games System (often abbreviated C64GS) was the cartridge-based game console version of the popular Commodore 64 home computer.

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Data General Model 2 - [ Computer ]

System complete with keyboard...

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IBM Aptiva 2176 - [ Computer ]

1998 model in the Aptiva series, which uses the AMD K6-2 processor, complete with speakers and sub woofer...

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Philips Videopac+ G7400 - [ Game Console ]

The Philips Videopac+ G7400 was released in limited quantities in 1983, and only in Europe.

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Digithurst Compression Card - [ Peripheral ]

Platform: PC

This is the package for the PC/AT version...

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Commodore 1341 Joystick - [ Peripheral ]

Platform: Commodore 16

For the Commodore 264 family of computers, The Commodore 116, Plus 4 and C16...

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Nintendo AV Famicom - [ Game Console ]

This is the first and only major rebuild of the Nintendo Famicom and is the second Japanese version of the NES.

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DIP Pocket PC Professional - [ Computer ]

DIP was co-founded by three ex-Psion employees, David Frodsham, Ian Cullimore and Peter Baldwin - their first-name initials providing the firm's name, though it got a more appropriate, business-friendly full name soon after.

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Kvantor Soviet Spectrum Clone - [ Computer ]

This computer arrived at the museum with almost no information as to its history, so we put out an appeal on social media.

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Commodore MAX - [ Computer ]

The Commodore MAX was a home computer made by Commodore International and released in 1982.

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Cambridge Z88 PC Link - [ Peripheral ]

Platform: Cambridge Z88

PC Link 2 is the Cambridge Computer PC link program.

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Cambridge Z88 128K Eprom Pack - [ Peripheral ]

Platform: Cambridge Z88

This is a 128K eprom card for the Cambridge Z88 Portable computer.

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Cambridge Z88 Eprom Eraser - [ Peripheral ]

Platform: Cambridge Z88

This unit was created to wipe the eprom cards that the Z88 used.

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Commodore 116 - [ Computer ]

The Commodore 116 was a home computer made by Commodore, released in 1984.

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Burroughs C 7200 Calculator - [ Calculator ]

The C 7200 is one of the more sophisticated calculators produced by Burroughs.

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Taito X-55 - [ Game Console ]

This is a Karaoke game console from Japan first launched in 1995, which connects to the internet through a phone line.

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WonderSwan Pearl White - [ Game Console ]

This was a handheld console, released in 1999 by Bandai, and designed by Gunpei Yokoi, who formerly worked for Nintendo.

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FM Towns 2DF - [ Computer ]

Built by Fujitsu from 1989 to 1997, the FM Towns was designed to be used with multi media applications, but was later brought more in line with the IBM compatibles.

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TV Game Cassette Vision - [ Game Console ]

Despite having 4 dials like a regular pong machine, the system is for two players, each have two dials each, one for horizontal and one or vertical.

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Sega Mark III - [ Game Console ]

The 8 Bit Sega machines have a slightly complicated history, due to the rapidly changing arcade market requiring their home versions to become more sophisticated in a short space of time, but also the...

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Playstation Portable (PSP) Canadian - [ Game Console ]

The PlayStation Portable (officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console developed by Sony.

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Eco2 - [ Computer ]

A Windows XP-based touch screen speech assistance device.

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Burroughs B95C Computer - [ Computer ]

The Burroughs Corporation was a major American manufacturer of business equipment.

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Ending Man Terminator 2 - [ Game Console ]

This was an extremely popular Famicom Clone, that could play the original Famicom cartridges, or NES ones through an adapter.

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Microvision - [ Game Console ]

Released in 1979, the Microvision is the first handheld console to use interchangable cartridges, and was unusual, in that it did not contain an onboard CPU (Central Processor).

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Bandai Playdia - [ Game Console ]

The Playdia was developed under the name BA-X and was never released outside of Japan It was intended for a young audience and it's small library of 37 titles contained many edutainment titles, such a...

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Sinclair QL Monitor - [ Peripheral ]

Platform: Sinclair QL

Badged Monitor for the Sinclair QL Computer...

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Tadpole P1000 Docking Station SYx1-DOCK-B - [ Peripheral ]

Platform: Tadpole

A docking station for a Tadpole Laptop, The station allows a fixed hard disk, a slot for an additional removeable hard disk, floppy disk, CD-ROM, and has rear panel connectors for keyboard, mouse, and...

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Investronica Sinclair Spectrum - [ Computer ]

Sinclair chose the Spanish company Investrónica who were a subsidiary of El Corte Ingles, a department store group, to be their Spanish distributor.

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Grundy NewBrain AD system with 'oil rig' and disk expansion. - [ Computer ]

This is a full Grundy Newbrain system with the 'oil rig' expansion unit, 'foot breaker' PSU, dual floppies, memory expansion and disk controller.

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R.O.B. the Robot - [ Peripheral ]

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Sold as part of a top end pack for the Nintendo Entertainment system, Rob was a robotic friend, who would perform tasks when connected to a NES and games such as Gyromite.

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WonderSwan - [ Game Console ]

This was a handheld console, released in 1999 by Bandai, and designed by Gunpei Yokoi, who formerly worked for Nintendo.

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