In the mid-1960s, most children had never seen an electronic computer. However, they heard stories of these powerful, giant instruments and knew they were associated with space flight. This toy computer brought the mathematical principles of the digital computer into the home.
The manual describes problems that could be set up, including a basic diagnostic check, counting down from 7 to 1 in binary, logical riddles and the game of NIM. There is a special piece used to represent the logical operation "or." The toy was made by E.S.R., Inc. of Orange and Montclair, New Jersey.
It sold for about $5.
This was the first computer of our Curator, Bob Roswell!