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 YEAR: 1978
 ITEM: Digital Computer
 COMPANY: Christiani Publishers
 COUNTRY: Germany
RARITY: Exceedingly Rare   Click here for further information on our rarity scale Information on the rarity of this item is unknown.


A view of the vintage Lehrcomputer an important part of computer history
In late 1977 or early 1978, Christiani Technical Institute for Vocational Training, publishers of educational material, offered a kit computer that they called the "Lehrcomputer" (in English, "teaching computer"). The computer appears to have been made in cooperation with Siemens AG.

It was designed around the National Seminconductor SC/MP II processor (the large chip in the bottom left of the vertical board). It had an unusual design with a vertical processor board (reminiscent of the Scelbi 8H). The box was made of plastic an included a power unit. The on/off switch is located on the back right of the computer. The Lehrcomputer came with a thermal printer with a red on/off switch in the front. The paper, about the size of a grocery store receipt, was dispensed from a slot in the back.

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Computer and printer as seen from the front. Front view of computer. Rear view of computer. Note the black on/off switch. Closeup of computer. Close of of keyboard. Close up of the front of the printer.