Gold plated BBC Micro computer with two 1-megabyte disc drives and keyboard, made by Acorn Computers Limited, Cambridge, England,1985. From 'The Micro User' competition.
Gold-plated BBC Micro computer with two-megabyte disc drives and keyboard, made by Acorn Computers Limited, Cambridge, England, 1985.
This gold-plated BBC Micro computer was offered as a competition prize for 'The Micro User' magazine's second birthday. Entrants had to describe five articles that they would expect to see in the magazine in three years time. It was won by Ron Self, from Sea Palling in Norfolk. A customised casing was made by the Universal Communications Company under the Acorn label, taking over a month to complete, and the base units for the computer were handmade, to ensure that the gold dipping process was successful. The gold dipping was carried out by B & W Plating in Crawley.
- Computing & Data Processing
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- brass (copper, copper (metal), electronic components, gold plated (gilded), metal, plastic composites, zinc alloy)
disc drives: 64 mm x 280 mm x 280 mm, ,
micro computer: 70 mm x 410 mm x 360 mm, 16kg
- personal computer
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- Donated by Mrs Barbara Oliver
- Permanent collection
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