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  Osborne 1 (b) with RAM Drive by Bill Degnan - 06/10/2021 15:42
This Osborne 1b (later models came with with the "bluer trim") includes an innovative external display prosthetic device designed to hold the monitor level on top of the computer while in use. Click image for larger view.


Here is another view of the system. Click image for larger view.


This "Drive C:" expansion unit fits into the disk holder of the computer and functions as a RAM drive while provides volatile storage (data is lost when power is cut) to speed up the computer by replacing the need to read disks as often. Click image for larger view.


Here is a picture of the system from the rear. Click image for larger view.



The Osborne boot screen. Click image for larger view.


NEXT - Need to fix the keyboard and test the expansion unit, 80-column upgrade, disk drives, printing, software, etc.

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Thank you to Robert Hill for donating this computer, Epson printer, docs and software to Kennett Classic.

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  Keyboard Replaced by Bill Degnan - 06/11/2021 13:14
MyChess 2.3 made for or nicely ported to the 80-column Osborne 1. Click image for larger view.


Keyboard replaced.

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