So what the heck did I just pick up?

dwight dkelvey at
Fri Aug 30 23:35:27 CDT 2019

One wonders what the micro instructions were? It looks like a lot of circuit tracing ahead.

From: cctech <cctech-bounces at> on behalf of Chuck Guzis via cctech <cctech at>
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2019 7:57 PM
To: John Ames via cctech <cctech at>
Subject: Re: So what the heck did I just pick up?

On 8/30/19 7:24 PM, John Ames via cctech wrote:
> Ran into this at the electronics-surplus store just down the way from
> my workplace and grabbed it on the cheap. I don't actually know what
> it *is,* but the labels on the switches make it look a *hell* of a lot
> like a 16-bit general-purpose computer of some kind. Despite the
> claims of being "microprocessor-controlled," I looked at every board
> inside the thing and couldn't spot anything that looked like a 16-bit
> or even 8-bit CPU. Genuinely curious what this is, but I can't find
> much on it online - the name pops up in a few archived documents, but
> Bitsavers doesn't have anything for the company. Though the design is
> attributed to Stanley Kubota and Edward Corby - looks like Mr. Kubota
> still has an online presence at
> so I'll have to drop them a line...
> Anybody heard of or encountered one of these before?

Not surprisingly, the answer's on Bitsavers:

PDF page 7.


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