CPT Corp. 8520 word processor

From: Witchy <witchy_at_binarydinosaurs.co.uk>
Date: Tue Sep 9 14:43:33 2003

Hi folks,

Anyone have any info on the subject beast here? In fact, does anybody want
one? I've got said twin 8" floppy drive monster here and it doesn't fit in
with my museum since it isn't a home computer. It also doesn't have a
keyboard, but it powers up and asks nicely for a program disk.

All I can find is that CPT Corp were based in Eden Prairie, Michigan, were
founded in 1971 by Dick Eichhorn and ceased to exist in the early 1990s. The
Babbage institute has a CPT 8000 and the picture there is pretty much what
the 8520 looks like. Only it has a keyboard :)

The 8520 is an Intel 8080-powered machine, and I only know that because I
took it apart. Google searches only turn up people offering a data transfer
service, so either there aren't many left or it's just not a very
interesting machine!

Like I say, free to a good home but it's HEAVY, maybe 50-60lbs heavy. I
could sure use the space it takes up and I don't want to put it back in the


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