Commodore VICMODEM Model 1600

Commodore VICMODEM Model 1600

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Modem
maker
Commodore Business Machines, Inc.
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 cm
box: 2 in x 8 1/4 in x 11 1/4 in; 5.08 cm x 20.955 cm x 28.575 cm
ID Number
1987.0249.09
catalog number
1987.0249.09
accession number
1987.0249
Credit Line
Gift of Jeffrey T. Vogel
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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