This page will soon include -
The Sinclair zx81 (1981) Boxed and complete.
A brand new Sinclair zx81 kit (1981)
The Sinclair Spectrum
The Commodore Amiga. Boxed and complete.
ZX Computing. Sept. 1982
The Sinclair QL. 1984
Boxed and complete.
The first ever 32 bit CPU computer.
The Sinclair QL was introduced by Sinclair as a fast computer to replace
the 8 / 16 bit computers that were around at the time. It used the new
68008 processor from Motorola. The QL was the first home computer based
on a 32 bit CPU. All previous computers from Sinclair were aimed at the
consumer but Clive Sinclair aimed the QL at the business user.
At the time I saw it on the front cover of "Sinclair User" and I have kept
the magazine ever since then. It is great that after all the these years
the museum has two QLs including one boxed and perfect.
In 1984 the Sinclair QL cost £399 Customers paid a deposit so they could
receive a QL as soon as it came out. This proved to be a mistake ......
(The manual for the QL was like a phone directory and both QLs
in the museum are complete with manuals.)
This data storage drives were small magnetic tape cartridges and stored about 100K.
The museum has about 50 of these drives. The QL was introduced before all the bugs
were sorted out and early samples received poor press reviews. They hung up and lost
data. Later units worked well but the microdrives did not offer enough storage.
When Amstrad took over Sinclair, the QL was discontinued.
After the success of the Spectrum and the ZX range, the QL was considered a failure.
However, many QL enthusiasts exist today and software is widely available for it.
Sinclair User. March. 1984
Brother EP44. Estimated date 1984.
Here you can see the Brother EP-44. An electronic personal printer / word processor.
In 1982 the EP-20 was the world's first & smallest battery-drive electronic typewriter.
By combining thermal transfer technology and high technology, its compact body,
advanced functions and high performance was achieved. Other companies followed this
innovative product and the trend for miniaturization of typewriters greatly progressed.
for Brother history.
Making a donation.
The Rewind Museum is a non-profit making endeavor. The web site and the touring exhibitions are run on
a voluntary basis. Donations, not money,
just old items you no longer want, are always welcome.
If you have something that you think would be of interest, please contact us with the details.
We can send in a courier to pick them up. (Even an international courier). Thank you.