|Albums of selected Computarium machines|
1. By name
2. Other miscellaneous albums
1. By name (99)
||A 1973 sliding rod calculator using the hexadecimal system: clearly the programmer's best friend!||Dec 2014|
|ACORN Electron||A 1983 microcomputer sold as a cheaper replacement for the BBC mod. B.||Apr 2013|
ACORN BBC mod.
||The ubiquitous educational computer from 1981. First computer in Luxembourg's class rooms.||Jul 2013.|
||The BBC MASTER, successor of the mod. B/B+ in 1986.||Jul 2013|
|APPLE IIc||A very small, portable follower of the APPLE IIe released in 1984.||
ATARI 400 console
||An expensive 8 bit console from 1979.||May 2013|
|ATARI 2600 (woodgrain)||A 1982 VCS (Video Computer Console) from Atari, one of the best sold of these times.||Aug 2013|
|ATARI 2600 Junior||A very low cost VCS console released in 1986: this is the last model of the 2600 family .||
|ATARI 600XL||A 1983 low end version of the 800XL with only 16 kB RAM.||
|ATARI 800XL||A 1983 computer/console, successor to the 600XL with 64kB RAM .||Jul 2013|
||The last one of the "X" series, sold only in 1985.||Aug 2013|
|ATARI 520ST||One of the early members of the 16bit ST family, released in 1985.||
|ATARI MEGA ST4||A powerful 32bit computer from 1987, very popular in Germany.||
ASR-33 115VAC restoration
|Restoration of different ASR-33 teletypes||May 2011|
|BELL PUNCH PLUS STERLING||Some views of the restoration of a vintage 1959/60 half-keyboard calculator from Bell Punch Co. This is a "Sterling-Shilling-Penny-Farthing" model for financial summing.||Aug 2015|
BERGMANN Universal Calculator
||This is a very unusual calculator from 1926, sort of a huge multiplication table with an embedded sliding rod calculator. One slide shows how to make a division.||Dec 2014|
|BIGTRAK from Milton-Bradley||A vintage programmable toy truckbased on the 4 bot Texas Instrument TMS1000 microcontoller.||DEC 2015
||An MSX1 computer from 1984.||Jul 2013|
|CANON Canola SX300||
Heavy programmable desktop calculator from 1976, donated
by J. Mootz.
Used by students of the LCD for their first steps into programming.
The first synthesizer of the VL-Tone line built in 1980;
also a calculator!
Famous for it's kitsch value and the "TRIO" song "Da,da,da".
||The polyphonic successor of the VL1. A rare item from 1982.||Jul 2014|
|CELLATRON R31||One of the last 4 functions electromechanical calculators from the DDR. 1960.||
|CELLATRON R44SM||The very last full automatical electromechanical calculator built until 1975||
An 8 bit low-cost personal computer from 1984, successor
of the VC 20 and the C64.
A small home computer from 1984, built and sold in
||A "high end" successor of the C16, released in 1984.||Aug 2013|
|COMMODORE C128||The last 8 bit computer by Commodore, sold in 1985. Three modes: C128, C64 and CP/M !||Aug 2013
|COMMODORE C64C||A 1987 successor to the original
C64; different case, different color.
|CORONA PORTABLE||A printing calculator from the 1930's, donated by Tom Schmitz and restorated by F. Massen. Unusual placement of the ribbon spools!||Dec 2015|
||An popular 6809 based home computer from 1982, made in UK.||Aug 2013|
|EDMUND Analog Computer||
A 3 potentiometer "computer" from 1961 to make analog
multiplications. Was sold as a kit.
World first "real" laptop from 1982. Runs up to 50 hours!
||1984 vintage laptop, Z80 and CP/M (probably one of the last using this OS); donated by LTECG||Feb 2013|
|EXELVISION_EXL100||A "made in France"
computer based on Texas Instruments chips from 1984.
||A 1955 military fax machine from the "Service des Transmissions" of the French Army (Armée Française)||Jul 2013|
|FRIDEN EC-132||A 1964/65 successor of the Friden
130, the world's first electronic desktop calculator.
|GENAILLE-LUCAS RULERS||The making of sets of Genaille rulers out of plastified paper.||Jan 2016
|HAMANN MANUS R repair||A broken
mechanical calculator of the 1950's is repaired
|HEATHKIT EUW 20A||Vintage Heathkit strip recorder||Jun 2012
|HEATHKIT SB-620 SCANALYZER||A vintage Heathkit analog spectrum analyzer manufactured from 1966 to 1976; bought probably as an assembled item by Jean Mootz. Restored by Francis Massen.||Apr 2013|
|HEATHKIT EC-1 analog computer||Repair and first tests with a vintage 1960 valve driven educational analog computer (Raoul Tholl and Francis Massen)||Dec 2015
IBM 5140 PC
||Beautifully designed, IBM's first laptop was a commercial flop.||Sep 2016|
|IBM 5155 in repair||A Portable Personal Computer from
1985 who did not boot is opened for repair.
|LINOTEXT MBK500||A vintage type setting machine from
1974. Donated by Goodyear Tire Company.
|LOGIC 5||A Mastermind type electronic game from 1977; by Milton Bradley (MB)||Jan
|MATRA-HACHETTE ALICE||A French clone of the Tandy MC-10, more sexy and built in France (1983).||
|MBLE vintage 1964 tuner + amplifier||An ensemble of FM tuner and mono amplifier sold by MBLE (Belgium) as a kit from 1963 to 1965, and built by Jean Mootz. Restored by Francis Massen to serve as a decorum for the Computarium.||Mar 2013|
|MONROE CSA10||An electromechanical fully automatic
calculator from 1950. Assembled in Holland.
MOVIT 913B line
||A simple non-programmable line tracking robot, which was sold as a kit, has been restorated. Album links to two videos.||Jan 2016|
||A very rare four-function miniature mechanical calculator from Norway (1954-1960)||Oct 2016|
|NORISAN violet wand||Note quite a computer, but a restoration done for fun of a 1931 electrotherapy (quackery?) medical device donated by Jean Mootz||Feb 2013|
|OLIVETTI DIVISUMMA 18||The most beautiful calculator ever! Designed by Mario Bellini in 1973.||
|OLIVETTI DIVISUMMA 28||The desktop version of the previous! Also designed by Mario Bellini in 1973.||
|OLIVETTI LOGOS 43PD||A "Print and Display" calculator from 1975, designed by Mario Bellini.||
|OLIVETTI LOGOS 250||A beautiful electronic printing calculator from 1971, designed by Mario Bellini.||
|OLIVETTI LOGOS 59||Another beautiful printing calculator from 1973, also designed by Mario Bellini.||
|OLIVETTI M10||A small laptop made by Kyocerain 1983 together with several other near-clones.||
|OLIVETTI TETRACTYS 24CR||An extremely complex 4 function mechanical printing calculator from Olivetti.||
|OLYMPIA RAE4/30-2||A beautiful 4 function electronic calculator from 1969 with a large 15 Nixie display.||
|OTT Polar-Planimeter||A planimeter-integrator from the 50's to calculate the defined integral in a mechanical analogue way.||
|ORIC 1||A popular UK made 8 bit computer introduced at the end of 1982 and very popular in France.||
|ORIGINAL ODHNER M602n||
A classical pin wheel machine from 1930, manufactured in
|PERRIER EUROKA Euro converter||A very stylish currency converter
from Alsco (HongKong) manufactured in ~2001, sold as a promotional
gadget by the Perrier water table company.
Donated by C. Heirendt.
PHILIPS VIDEOPAC G7000
||A very popular games console built around an Intel 8 bit microcontroller, from 1978.||Aug 2013|
|PHILIPS VG8010||A first MSX computer from 1984.
||A MSX2 microcomputer form 1986.||May 2013|
|PRODUX RECORD||A cheap sliding rod calculator ("Zahlenschieber") from Germany, ~1955. View into the inside shows working.||Aug 2014
|RADIOSTAT Universal violet wand||Another vintage electrotherapy device which was found in a cabinet ot the physics lab. of the LCD. Restored by Francis Massen.||Feb 2013|
||Old railway Morse telegraph station from Siemens & Halske||Jan 2013|
||A very simple German adding machine from the 1960's||Jul 2014|
|SCHNEIDER CPC464||Nearly identical to the Amstrad CPC464, this popular 1984 computer sold well in Germany.||
||An Amstrad/Schneider 128 kb Ram computer from 1995, the last of the standard CPC line.||Sep 2013|
|SCHNEIDER VG5000||A 1984 computer made in France, also sold under the Philips and Radiola name.||
SHARP ELSI EL-803
||Very short album of a 1972 desktop calculator with a VFC display.||Aug 2015|
|SHARP MZ-721||8 bit microcomputer from 1983 of the MZ-700 line with inbuilt pen plotter and cassette recorder.||
||First personal microcomputer from Sinclair Research (1980). Z80, 1 kB Ram, 4 kB Rom||Feb 2013|
The beautiful 1982 successor to the ZX81
|SONY HITBIT HP-75F||A MSX 1 home computer from 1984, in typical SONY style.||
|SPECTRAVIDEO 328 MKII||A US-built 8-bit home computer defining the MSX standard||May 2013|
|TANDY TRS80 Color 2||
The CoCo2 is a 1983 successor of the Tandy Color 1
||A 1983 small microcomputer from Tandy Radio Shack||Apr 2013|
|TANDY TRS80 MOD100||A very popular small laptop from 1983. Runs for 20 hours on 4 AA batteries and has 4 inbuilt applications.||
||The first laptop built by TI in 1983. Runs on 4 AA batteries.||Jul 2013|
||The first 16 bit domestic microcomputer, built in 1981.||Jul 2013|
|TIM Modell II||A beautiful German stepped drum calculator from 1907, built by Ludwig Spitz||Jul 2014
||The first "national" French microcomputer for the secondary schools ( Plan Informatique pour Tous)||Jun 2013|
|THOMSON TO7-70||A successor to the MO5, 1984.
||The last member of the TO series: 1986.||Jun 2013|
|THOMSON TO9||A more professional designed member of the TO family. 1985.||Jun 2013
||A compact 6809E based uP from 1986.||Jun 2013|
||A vintage device to write tamper-proof checks. Probably pre 1940.||Oct 2016|
|TOSHIBA T2400CT||A more recent laptop (1994) of the Satellite Pro family, running DOS 6.22 and Win 3.11||Jul 2014
|TRIUMPHATOR CRN2||The last Triumphator model built int he DDR, 1963||Jul 2014
|UNIVERSUM Color-Multi-Spiel 4106||A PONG clone from 1977, sold by the German mail order company QUELLE International.||Jul 2013
|VALIANT Turtle||A very small album on the repair of a mechanical turtle from 1982. Driven by a IR remote control from a BBC microcomputer. This was a very popular device in UK schools.||Jan 2014|
|VICTOR 7072||An Art Déco printing adder from 1950 by Victor Calculator Machine Co.||
|VTech LASER VZ200||
Built in Hongkong, a Tandy TRS80 type cheap 8 bit
VTech LASER 310
||Built in Hongkong, a Tandy TRS80 type cheap 8 bit computer.||Jul 2013|
2. Other miscellaneous albums (18, newest first)
the NAM-IP computer museum
||Visit the 2-Feb-2017 of the outstanding NAM-IP computer museum in Namur (Belgium), which opened the 27th October 2016.||Feb 2017|
IAM weekend at the LCD
||Weekend "Invitation aux Musées" 21&22 May 2016 in the LCD Diekirch.||May 2016|
ERASMUS+ workshops 22
||Students from an Erasmus+ project follow two workshops on Napier Bones, Genaille-Lucas rulers and Brunsviga calculators in the Computarium||Apr 2016|
|Visit Kijimadaira Junior High School||Our Japanese "sister"
High School visited the LCD and the Computarium. Geneviève Harles
manages these exchanges than now go on for more than 10 years! Photos by
|VCFB Berlin October 2015||The Vintage
Computing Festival Berlin was held at the Humboldt University the
from the 3rd to 4th October 2015. A highlight was the exposition and
presentations on analog computers. Colette Heirendt and Francis Massen
participated during the 2 days.
Branebuurger Maart 2015
||The Computarium participated for the 3rd time to this full day organization (19July 2015)||July 2015|
|LCD Science Déeg 2015||The annual Science Day for 11-12 year children from primary schools held on the 6th May 2015. Computarium workshops were about Brunsviga's and Abaci||May 2015|
|IAM weekend at the LCD||"Invitation Aux Musées" weekend held the 16/17 May. Pictures by Gilles and Francis Massen, and Paul-Nicolas Baumann.||May 2015|
|LONDON Science Museum||Photos of the Computer/Calculators section made by C. Bauman during a visit in April 2015||May 2015
|LCD Science Deeg 2015 training session||A training session held
the 30th March 2015 for the students who will manage the Abacus and Brunsviga workshops for the upcoming Science Deeg (6th May 2015).
|BRADBURY Science Museum||Visit to the Bradbury
Museum in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA. Album shows pictures of vintage
calculators used during and after the Manhattan Project.
|LCD Science Deeg 2014||Album of the 2
Computarium workshops (Logo and Abacus) held during the LCD Science Day
28th April 2014.
|A provisional album of
some nice machines acquired by C.H. and F.M., to be lend out to the
|LCDinfo_1982||An album of the first
computing room of the LCD, located in the attic (probably 1982). Three
systems were available: a DEC PDP-11 mini-computer, a SWTPc
microcomputer system and about a dozen BBC mod.B microcomputers.
Pictures from scanned slides, by F. Massen and M. Schauls. Update 26 Aug
2015 with pictures from Marcel Schauls.
||A visit to the "Home of the Codebreakers" in June 2013||Jun 2013|
|TNMOC||A visit to the "The National Museum of Computing" in June 2013||Jun 2013
|GOUPIL Golf SX repair||"Repair" of the
DALLAS RTC whose battery was exhausted.
by Martin Linster. Pictures taken for a special edition on scientific research by
the weekly periodical "Letzebuerger Land" (text Peter Feist)
last edited: 02 Feb 2017