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: “Occasionally gives correct FG/BG color screen with random colored text garbage, usually just black screen. Not cleaned at all. Sticker over keyboard (Computer Accessories p/n 700-00074). Chips dated mid-1983 (2583 typ). Main RAM chips mismatched, looks like repair work.”
This is a Commodore 64 breadbox edition with color badge and gray F-keys (older C64 keyboards had VIC-20 style yellow F-keys). It originated in my NYC collection, and has been stored in uncontrolled Florida garage conditions from 12/30/2011 through its catalog date of 12/19/2018. It is currently only slightly functional, probably a faulty PLA.