Computer and hardware, used with control desk of TOSBAC (Toshiba Scientific and Business Computer) computer system, plastic / metal / wood / glass, various makers and places, 1983-1994, used by Transgrid NSW, Australia, 1985-2003
Computer and hardware, used with control desk of TOSBAC (Toshiba Scientific and Business Computer) computer system, including monitor and keyboard, monitors (2), telephone, maintenance kit, wall clock, labelling machine, labelling tape (2), and power outlet.
The monitor and keyboard is a combination unit. It was manufactured by Toshiba Corporation, Japan in 1983, and was supplied with the TOSBAC system. It is marked as a 1 CIO model. The unit has a plastic casing and a tube-screen monitor and standard alpha-numeric keyboard.
The Mitsubishi monitor is a is a colour display monitor. It was manufactured by Mitsubishi Corporation in Japan, 1994. At the rear of the unit there are five RCA style inputs, and power inlet and a serial port. The monitor has a plastic case and a tube-screen monitor. It is a colour screen desktop model.
The Toshiba monitor was manufactured by Toshiba Corporation, Japan, c. 1983 and was supplied with the TOSBAC system. The monitor has a metal case, and a tube-screen monitor. It is labeled as a PRL8305A model. The unit has six RCA style inputs at the rear and a removable power cable.
The desktop telephone was manufactured by Ericsson Corporation in Taiwan, 1991. The unit consists of a hand piece and base connected by an extendable lead. It has a plastic case and a standard dialing keypad. The unit was used as part of the control desk communication.
The maintenance kit consists of a wooden box, compartmentalised inside and housing three bottles for specialist cleaning fluid with separate applicator nozzles, and three smaller applicators with thin, metal nozzles. The box is marked Toshiba TOSBAC on the top of the lid.
The North American/Japanese style general purpose power outlet consists of two double outlets mounted on a wood backing. There is a cable leading out of the left outlet that connects to a standard Australian power outlet. It was likely manufactured in Japan and supplied with TOSBAC.
The labeling machine consists of a moulded plastic case with a pistol-grip, trigger mechanism for application the label, and a mechanical programing array at the top of the unit. It has two tape refills. The label maker is marked Uchida - the same maker of the spare part/manual cabinets supplied with TOSBAC.
The wall clock is a standard timekeeping device. It is an EEQ Timatic, manufactured by Electronic Equipment of Australia.
Monitor and keyboard unit: CRT Console; Model PRL8315A002; Serial Number PD7013; The Electricity Commission of NSW No CA/D748
Mitsubishi monitor: Model number HL3925ETKL; Serial Number 407000251
Toshiba monitor: CRT 4; Model Number PRL8305A041; Serial Number PD7041
Ericsson Telephone: Austel Permit A91/30C/0162
Maintenance kit: Toshiba TOSBAC
Labeling machine: MAWAREX Model 900
Wall clock: EEQ Timatic