Computer - Zeda Z80

Computers International Limited, Manufacturer

Circa 1980
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Maker and Role
Computers International Limited, Manufacturer
Production Date
Circa 1980
Description
Central Processing Unit (CPU). Fawn coloured, metal box casing, including a keyboard and display screen. The brand name on the front and back of the casing is "ZEDA" Computers International Ltd. The model number is 5824, serial number 24536. The tray of the keyboard is metal and there are 108 key tabs. The standard typewriter keys are coloured cream, including the "space bar". The remainder of the keys are dark brown, except for one orange key tab. The keys are plastic and encoded with letters of the alphabet, numbers and characters which are operated by depressing manually. On the front left of the unit, above the key board, is a viewing screen. This screen, termed a cathode ray tube visual display unit, is made of glass and has a black plastic border. The dimension of the screen is 275 mm on the diagonal. The shape of the screen is rectangular. On the front right of the unit, above the keyboard, are 2 slotted openings for "floppy discs". The black plastic ON/OFF switch is mounted to
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Processed Material/Glass
Signature/Marks and Type
ZEDA
Accession No
2004.308
Credit Line
Computers International Limited. Circa 1980. Computer - Zeda Z80, 2004.308. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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