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. 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, zinc alloy), copper (metal), electronic components, gold plated (gilded), metal and plastic composites
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