Summary

Alternative Name(s): Floppy Disks

Collection of ten 5¼-inch floppy discs in a plastic container, in use: 1980 onwards, used with the TRS-80 microcomputer system (HT 1839).

This item is part of a collection of hardware, software, personal notes, trade literature and promotional material that was donated by their owner in 2003. He is representative of the generation that fully embraced computing when it became accessible economically but before general acceptance by the wider community. He used the TRS80 for his hobby in the 1980s. It was his first bought computer.

Physical Description

Brown and light yellow plastic box containing 22 x 5 1/4 inch Floppy disks in their envelopes. A few white dividers are also in the box..All but 3 envelopes are made of paper; the three are green plastic

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Raymond Milton Johnson TRS80 Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Information & Communication

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Mr Raymond M. Johnson, 05/08/2003

  • User

    Mr Raymond M. Johnson, Toorak, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980-1990

  • Inscriptions

    Box: (embossed) PRESS PRESS / (sticky label) (handwritten) TANDY MODEL I / MASTER DISCS Disk: Verbatim / (handwritten) MASTER /APPARAT INC. / DENVER 00237 / 758-7275 / 35 TRACK NEWDOS Envelope: Scotch 3M / APPARAT INC. / DENVER 00237 / 758-7275 / 35 TRACK NEWDOS / (handwritten) EDITION A Disk: DATAGRAPH DD / SYSTEM DISK / (text) MASTER / (text) /27-3-81 / Verbatim Envelope: MASTER DATA / GRAPH SYS DISK / (text) Disk: (handwritten) LazyType / c1983 by David Welsh Envelope: R. M. JOHNSON / number & street) / Toorak, 3142 / Australia Disk: (text) /(handwritten) PROFILE/CMD/ MASTER Envelope: (text) / PROFILE/CMD Disk: LAZY WRITER WORD PROCESSING SYSTEM / ALPHABET COMMUNICATIONS, in / (trademark Lazy Font) / (handwritten) Basic Mod 1 / LAZY FONT / copyright 1983 / by Don El more Envelope: None Disk:DIR PLUS Envelope: None Disk: (text) / TRS DOS / HER 2.3 Envelope: (text) (text) / TRS DOS / HER 2.3 Disk: (text) DATAGRAPH / MODEL 1 (HER. 1.1 B) / EPSON PRINTER / MICRO SOFTWARE SYSTEMS / FULLER TON, CA Envelope: (text) Data life / (text) Disk: MINI DISK NO.64 / DATA #64 / Lev 84 / (illegible handwriting) Envelope: DATA 64 64 / AC/CMD (illegible) / ACM/CMD 96 / MODEL1/AS Disk: LAZY WRITER / By Alphabit Communications, Inc. / Machine Type / (copyright symbol) 1983 Da(obscurred) / Seminar Disc Envelope: None Disk: (handwriting) Free fonts / OE MB2 / MC PL / MB SE Envelope: None

  • Classification

    Computing & calculating, Digital computing, Software & data

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Technology

  • Type of item

    Object

  • Part Dimensions

    133 mm (Width), 1 mm (Depth), 133 mm (Height)
    Dimensions of each disk in envelope.

  • Keywords

    Computer Software, Computers, Computing