Commodore VICMODEM Model 1600


This modem, made by Commodore and sold as the model 1600, consists of a telephone interface cartridge, a Victerm I program cassette, an instruction booklet and original box. The cartridge has a brown plastic housing. The donor has also included correspondence and other information relating to CompuServe.

The VICmodem was a 300 baud modem that did not require the use of an acoustic coupler and telephone handset. Like the Commodore modem/300 Model 1660, it was a pulsed modem, requiring the computer to create the touch tones which were fed into the telephone lines by way of a cord that bypassed the handset. Because of this feature, the VICmodem was also often used by hackers and phreakers.

Maker: Commodore Business Machines, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Jeffrey T. Vogel

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1987.0249.09Catalog Number: 1987.0249.09Accession Number: 1987.0249

Object Name: Modem

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)metal (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: cartridge: 1 1/4 in x 6 in x 3 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 15.24 cm x 8.89 cmbox: 2 in x 8 1/4 in x 11 1/4 in; 5.08 cm x 20.955 cm x 28.575 cm


Record Id: nmah_997604

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