Disk Drive [Commodore 1541-II Disk Drive]

Commodore Business Machines, Manufacturer

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Maker and Role
Commodore Business Machines, Manufacturer
Production Date
Commodore 1541-II Disk Drive, in original packaging.
Part 1: Disk drive: cream, plastic, rectangular. Front panel has commodore logo, power indicator, drive indicator, door lever, plastic coated dummy disk in drive and a label with Commodore logo and “Commodore 1541 – II / FLOPPY DISK DRIVE”. Back panel has serial and interface ports, dip switch for changing device number, power cord socket and on off power switch.
Part 2: Power Supply: Plastic power supply box with power cord and input cord attached and a serial cable. Power supply box labelled "POWER SUPPLY / [...] / MADE IN TAIWAN R.O.C."; embossed on top "Commodore / MODEL: / 1541-1571–1581".
Part 3: Input Cable: Black input cable with input plugs on either end.
Part 4: Box: Rectangular cardboard, with white background, graphic on box include a photo of the disk drive and text in blue, box has a hinged lid at top.Text: top: Commodore logo with “Commodore 1541 – II / DISK DRIVE / […] / Commodore”. Top and bottom sides have logo and “Commodore 1541 – 11 / DISK DRIVE / Commodore”.
Part 5: Polystyrene Packaging (Upper): Lid for polystyrene inner packaging, depression in top for manual, white, rectangular.
Part 6: Polystyrene Packaging (Lower): Base for polystyrene inner packaging, compartments for disk drive, input cable and power supply.
Processed Material/Paper/Cardboard
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic/Polyester/Polystyrene
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
Commodore 1541 – II / FLOPPY DISK DRIVE Embossed
Commodore / MODEL: / 1541-1571–1581 Embossed
Commodore 1541 – II / DISK DRIVE / […] / Commodore Printed
Commodore 1541 – 11 / DISK DRIVE / Commodore Printed
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Credit Line
Commodore Business Machines. 1988. Disk Drive [Commodore 1541-II Disk Drive], 2017.55. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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