Commodore PET 2001-B Personal Computer, 1979

Summary

Introduced in 1977, the Commodore PET computer was part of the computer industry's transition from experimental to mass-marketed products. Manufactured by Commodore Business Machines of West Chester, Pennsylvania, it was the first computer with an integrated color display monitor. This model's calculator-style keyboard was not popular with Americans, but became a standard in Europe.

Introduced in 1977, the Commodore PET computer was part of the computer industry's transition from experimental to mass-marketed products. Manufactured by Commodore Business Machines of West Chester, Pennsylvania, it was the first computer with an integrated color display monitor. This model's calculator-style keyboard was not popular with Americans, but became a standard in Europe.

Artifact

Computer

Date Made

1979

Keywords

Computers 

 On Exhibit

at Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

99.251.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Joseph French

Material

Plastic (Organic material)
Metal

Dimensions

Height: 15.5 in

Width: 17.25 in

Length: 19 in

Inscriptions

Front: COMMODORE / PET / 2001 SERIES / PERSONAL / COMPUTER Back: commodore / PET 2001-8 / Voltage 115V / Current 1.1A / Serial No. 0034508 / Made in USA Front of cassette: SPEAKEASY SORTWARE LTD / (PROGRAM ON OTHER SIDE) Box: 1220 / Kemptville, Ontario

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