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Old PC appearance in a 1977 movie
08-25-2021, 07:39 PM
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Old PC appearance in a 1977 movie
Hi all, who recognize from the attached pic, the machines appearing in a fragment of this 1977 movie?
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08-25-2021, 11:43 PM
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The printer has the rounded shape of an early IBM Selectric. The extra bank of keys on the right make it look like like a modified IBM Selectric Composer. Composers were used for typesetting and had proportional fonts and variable pitch. They had additional keys and a dial to the right of the main keyboard.

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08-26-2021, 04:01 AM
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Not sure if these will help, but a Google search found these closeups from that movie ("Telefon", 1977):

[Image: telefon-006.jpg] [Image: telefon-007.jpg]

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08-26-2021, 10:45 AM (This post was last modified: 08-26-2021 10:48 AM by aurelio.)
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(08-26-2021 04:01 AM)Joe Horn Wrote:  Not sure if these will help, but a Google search found these closeups from that movie ("Telefon", 1977):

[Image: telefon-006.jpg] [Image: telefon-007.jpg]
Thank-you Joe That's the movie! (телефон), i forgot to report the title, sorry for the extra job Smile
i lost these particulars in closeups,
I wonder what is the device with the orange/yellow keyboard on the right side....
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08-26-2021, 11:17 AM (This post was last modified: 08-26-2021 11:21 AM by toml_12953.)
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RE: Old PC appearance in a 1977 movie
(08-26-2021 10:45 AM)aurelio Wrote:  
(08-26-2021 04:01 AM)Joe Horn Wrote:  Not sure if these will help, but a Google search found these closeups from that movie ("Telefon", 1977):

[Image: telefon-006.jpg] [Image: telefon-007.jpg]
Thank-you Joe That's the movie! (телефон), i forgot to report the title, sorry for the extra job Smile
i lost these particulars in closeups,
I wonder what is the device with the orange/yellow keyboard on the right side....

The three lights report the status of the cassette transport LEADER (red), DATA (yellow) and MOTION (green).

Termicette was a machine that used an RS-232 serial signal to write read/write data to cassettes. It was an alternative to the paper tape reader/punch on Teletype machines.

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08-27-2021, 07:55 AM
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(08-26-2021 10:45 AM)aurelio Wrote:  I wonder what is the device with the orange/yellow keyboard on the right side....

Looks like an ADDS Consul terminal, perhaps a model 880?
Here's the 880:
http://terminals-wiki.org/wiki/index.php...Consul_880

Here's a 580:
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/a...2006001519

Here's a 960 or maybe a 980:
https://www.electroprops.co.uk/73/Comput...P2354.html

ADDS had a nice line in luggables too, the Envoy series, again with bright orange keycaps.
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08-27-2021, 08:20 AM
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(08-27-2021 07:55 AM)EdS2 Wrote:  
(08-26-2021 10:45 AM)aurelio Wrote:  I wonder what is the device with the orange/yellow keyboard on the right side....

Looks like an ADDS Consul terminal, perhaps a model 880?
Here's the 880:
http://terminals-wiki.org/wiki/index.php...Consul_880

Here's a 580:
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/a...2006001519

Here's a 960 or maybe a 980:
https://www.electroprops.co.uk/73/Comput...P2354.html

ADDS had a nice line in luggables too, the Envoy series, again with bright orange keycaps.
Thank-you very much,. so it's "just" a terminal, not a PC on its own
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08-27-2021, 08:06 PM
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Why the large case surrounding the monitor. No wonder the desk needed a support.

2010: The Year We Make Contact movie had huge ones in the offices also.

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08-28-2021, 10:20 AM
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RE: Old PC appearance in a 1977 movie
(08-27-2021 07:55 AM)EdS2 Wrote:  
(08-26-2021 10:45 AM)aurelio Wrote:  I wonder what is the device with the orange/yellow keyboard on the right side....

Looks like an ADDS Consul terminal, perhaps a model 880?
Here's the 880:
http://terminals-wiki.org/wiki/index.php...Consul_880

Here's a 580:
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/a...2006001519

Here's a 960 or maybe a 980:
https://www.electroprops.co.uk/73/Comput...P2354.html

ADDS had a nice line in luggables too, the Envoy series, again with bright orange keycaps.
Thank-you very much,. so it's "just" a terminal, not a PC on its own
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