Commodore 64 Personal Computer, 1985

Summary

The Commodore 64 made home computing accessible to a broad public in the 1980s. Released in 1982 as a successor to the VIC-20, the C64 was priced cheaply and was essential in establishing the home computing market. As an early platform for growing consumer-friendly software and game industries, it remains one of the top-selling personal computers of all time.

The Commodore 64 made home computing accessible to a broad public in the 1980s. Released in 1982 as a successor to the VIC-20, the C64 was priced cheaply and was essential in establishing the home computing market. As an early platform for growing consumer-friendly software and game industries, it remains one of the top-selling personal computers of all time.

Artifact

Microcomputer

Date Made

1985

Creators

Commodore Business Machines 

Place of Creation

Japan 

United States, Pennsylvania, West Chester 

Creator Notes

Made in Japan for Commodore Business Machines, West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2009.102.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Paper (Fiber product)
Plastic (Organic material)

Dimensions

Height: 2.75 in

Width: 7.75 in

Length: 16 in

Inscriptions

On front of computer: commodore 64/ POWER/ ... On ports on side: CONTROL/ PORT I/ CONTROL/ PORT II/ ON/ POWER On label on back of computer: commodore/ MODEL NO. 64/ SERIAL NO. P 5558623 B/ ATTEMPTED REPAIR BY UNAUTHORIZED/ PERSONS VOIDS WARRANTY./ MADE IN U.S.A./ CERTIFED TO COMPLY WITH CLASS B/ LIMITS.../.../ FCC ID. BR98YV-64

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