Tandy 1400 Personal Computer LT


This portable computer, one of the first to be compatible with an IBM-PC, has a tan plastic case, and opens to reveal a screen about the size of the keyboard (and about half the total size of the case).Two disc drives are behind the keyboard. A heavy AC adapter fits into a jack in the back of the case. The donors reported that this was their daughter's first computer, on which she practiced lessons as a preteen. His son also may have used it to create spreadsheets for the donor's business in the summer of 1989. For software received with the computer, see 2014.0090.02.

Date Made: ca 1987

Maker: Tandy Corporation

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Japan

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Credit Line: Gift of Merz H. Peters

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2014.0090.01Accession Number: 2014.0090Catalog Number: 2014.0090.01

Object Name: portable computer

Physical Description: plastic (case, keys, display cover, adapter cover material)metal (circuitry material)paper (sticker material)Measurements: overall: 8 cm x 31.2 cm x 36.5 cm; 3 5/32 in x 12 9/32 in x 14 3/8 inadapter: 8.4 cm x 5 cm x 6.2 cm; 3 5/16 in x 1 31/32 in x 2 7/16 inoverall: 8 cm x 31.2 cm x 36.5 cm; 3 5/32 in x 12 9/32 in x 14 3/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-0a37-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1465244

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