Disk drive and original packaging for Dulmont laptop computer

Made by Dulmont Electronic Systems Pty Ltd in Hornsby Northgate, New South Wales, 1985.

The Dulmont Magnum disk drive belongs with a laptop computer that is an example of a particular style of early laptop (being similar to the HP 110 and the Sharp PC-5000) but it is also one of the very few Australian PCs ever marketed. It is definitely the first and only Australian produced laptop personal computer.

The Dulmont Magnum had some market place success in Australia (especially in Canberra where is appears to have been recommended for Government departments) and achieved some success ...

Summary

2007/49/2
Disk Expansion Box with packaging and documentation, for Dulmont Magnum laptop computer, plastic / metal / electronic components / cardboard / styrofoam, designed and made by Dulmont Electronic Systems Pty Ltd, Hornsby Northgate, New South Wales, Australia, 1985

The Disk Expansion Box consists of a dark green rectangular plastic case without a lid. Two slots at the front take 51/4 floppy disks. There is a 60 pin connector socket and an AC power cable attached. A black power cord is attached to one end. The original packaging consists of a cardboard sleeve and two moulded styrofoam sheets. The packaging also contains a black lead with a 60 pin connector art each end to connect the disk box to the laptop.

Production

The disk drive was designed and made by Dulmont Electronic Systems Pty Ltd in Hornsby Northgate, New South Wales in 1985.
Dulmont Electronic Systems Pty Ltd 1985

Source

Gift of Mr Richard Dale and Dr Josephine David-Dale, 2007

Cite this Object

Disk drive and original packaging for Dulmont laptop computer 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 29 March 2017, <https://ma.as/365050>
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