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Apricot PC
The first of the very successful UK manufacturer's line of machines; it featured something revolutionary. Aside from the almost unheard of 3.5" floppy drives that were very popular in Japan and the homebrewed suite of applications the Apricot range featured a programmable LCD keyboard called the MicroKey - from what I can gather all Apricots featured this innovation until Mitsubishi took over manufacturing, after which the machines became bog standard (but very stylish) PCs.
This particular machine comes from the loft of Richard Howells and is in excellent condition; the only thing that stops it being mint is the unfortunate fading/yellowing of the plastic which is a side effect of the manufacturing methods of the day. The state of the packaging makes up for that though. All bags, quick reference cards and polys are in nearly new condition - not bad for a machine that's 17 years old. Also included is a new condition 5 1/4" floppy drive and interface module and a dust cover :) Ta Richard! These are thumbnails:

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