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Item Details
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Title
gold pated BBC micro computer, 1985
The keyboard from a gold plated BBC Micro computer with two
Work Type
Computing & Data Processing
Date
1985
Location
Cambridge
Material
electronic components; gold plated (gilded); metal; plastic composites
Description
Gold plated BBC micro with two 1mbyte disc drives, made by Acorn Computers Limited, Cambridge, England, 1985. The system arrived with a standard Philips monitor and an Acorn JP101 printer, plus a number of related user guides, manuals and other instructive material (both printed and on disc).; Gold-plated BBC micro with two 1mbyte disc drives, made by Acorn Computers Limited, Cambridge, England, 1985.; This gold-plated BBC Micro computer was offered as a competition prize for 'The Micro User' magazine's second birthday. Entrants had to describe five articles that they would expect to see in the magazine in three years time. It was won by Ron Self, from Sea Palling in Norfolk. A customised casing was made by the Universal Communications Company under the Acorn label, taking over a month to complete, and the base units for the computer were handmade, to ensure that the gold dipping process was successful. The gold dipping was carried out by B & W Plating in Crawley.
Repository
Donated by Mrs Barbara Oliver
ID Number
co8035875
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
File Properties
File Name
large_2008_0005_0001__0002_.jpg
SSID
26318614

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