Computer Terminal [ICL]

International Computers Limited, Manufacturer

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International Computers Limited, Manufacturer
ICL Computer Terminal, consists of a Monitor, a keyboard and termiprinter.
Terminal is coloured blue, light grey and dark grey and the two parts are wired together with black electrical cable. Monitor: Has a rectangular face with the screen set to the right of the face and a set of controls on the left. Monitor control panel is marked "ICL / 7181 / vdu", contains button for on/off and roller dial for brightness, counter for 'address'(covered with a piece of tape) and green light for on.

Keyboard: Standard QWERTY keyboard with brown letter keys and a tan coloured spacebar, green/blue number keys, green arrow keys and black/peach/red miscellaneous keys. Body of keyboard coloured light and medium grey. Marked 'ICL' on front/upper face and "Made in USA and UK / International Computers Limited / Made in the United Kingdom / Type No. 7181-9 / [...] / Volts 115-250 / Phase 1 Amps 0.6 Hertz 45-65" "Type No. F1806".

ICL Termiprinter. Blue coloured case with silver metal control panel featuring series of white push buttons and three swtiches, marked "ICL / 7077 / Termiprinter". Paper feeder in/out on the top face of machine, features black ruler along edge, lever on left side and round dial on right side of machine for moving paper through printer. Large silver metal protrusion at back of machine. Power switch and dial at back of machine by where the power cable enters machine. Printer plug has been cut off exposing wires.
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
ICL / 7181 / vdu Maker's Mark
Made in USA and UK / International Computers Limited / Made in the United Kingdom / Type No. 7181-9 / Serial No. 2906 / Volts 115-250 / Phase 1 Amps 0.6 Hertz 45-65 Maker's Plate
Type No. F1806 / Serial No. 1160 Maker's Number
ICL / 7077 / Termiprinter Maker's Mark
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International Computers Limited. Computer Terminal [ICL], 2015.25. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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