Microcomputer, Silicon Graphics O2 Workstation

Microcomputer, Silicon Graphics O2 Workstation

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The Silicon Graphics O2 microcomputer was designed as an entry-level high-quality graphics and image processing workstation. The chassis is dark blue with a black base, marked on front with "SiliconGraphics" on the top, and "O2" on the base.
The keyboard is a standard black computer keyboard marked "sgi" in the upper right corner and has an extra-long interface cable.
The three button mechanical mouse is dark gray and has an extra-long interface cable.
The carrying bag is a blue and black padded fabric bag with zippers, velcro closures, two handles, and a detachable shoulder strap. Inside are two pockets with flap closures, one open pocket, one zippered pocket, and an open sleeve for carrying the keyboard.
The objects in accession 2016.0057 and non-accession 2016.3032 are related.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1996
Silicon Graphics, Inc.
Darfon Electronics Corp
place made
United States of America
Physical Description
fabric (overall, carrying bag material)
silicon (overall, microcomputer material)
plastic (overall, microcomputer material)
overall: 32 cm x 36 cm x 50 cm; 12 19/32 in x 14 3/16 in x 19 11/16 in
microcomputer: 30 cm x 24 cm x 32 cm; 11 13/16 in x 9 7/16 in x 12 19/32 in
keyboard: 4 cm x 46.5 cm x 17 cm; 1 9/16 in x 18 5/16 in x 6 11/16 in
keyboard interface cable: 285 cm; 112 7/32 in
carrying bag: 32 cm x 36 cm x 50 cm; 12 19/32 in x 14 3/16 in x 19 11/16 in
mouse: 3 cm x 15.5 cm x 12 cm; 1 3/16 in x 6 3/32 in x 4 23/32 in
mouse interface cable: 301 cm; 118 1/2 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Glenn Cholister
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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