This is a “raw asset picture dump” post. It is a fairly un-annotated dump of pictures taken while archiving a vintage asset. Click any picture for the full-resolution version. The title indicates the asset catalog number.
Raw notes for this asset: “Excellent condition. Not cleaned. Boxed, serial on box matches computer. Includes PSU, RF modulator, RF cable and manual. Accessories not tested. Black paint on Z key”
This is a Commodore VIC-20 of the oldest type, with the old retail box (serial number matches computer), the PET-style keyboard, gold badge, and 2-pin AC power input. It originated in my NYC collection, and has been stored in uncontrolled Florida garage conditions from 12/30/2011 through its catalog date of 10/07/2018. It is fully functional. This is as close as I will get to the specific variant of VIC-20 I had as a boy (it’s externally identical, including the packaging, but I lived in a PAL market so had a different version).