IBM 6580 Displaywriter System (1980)

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Is it a Computer? Is it a server? Is it a terminal? What really is this piece of 38 year old technology?

This IBM (Display Writer) you may call a computer, but actually it’s a $10.000 typewriter from 1980, so 38 years old.

At that time this computer was owned by Douwe Egberts, a Dutch coffee brand who used this computer to manage their administration. Until the end of 2012 it was used daily by the last owner who managed his own administration. He sold it for $44,- with:

– The 1980 IBM DisplayWriter
– Two DaisyWheel printers
– Lots and lots of documentation
– Sixty 8″ floppys
– The floppydrive, also called the Toaster

– Great historical value.

IBM 6580 Displaywriter OS menu

IBM Computer collection 1981

IBM 6580 Displaywriter System

IBM Displaywriter system

IBM Displaywriter System documentation

IBM Displaywriter System keyboard

IBM 6580 Displaywriter System and Daisy Wheel printer

IBM 6580 Displaywriter System logo

IBM 6580 Displaywriter OS running menu

IBM 6580 Displaywriter system back

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I´am trying to connect whit you regarding IBM Displaywriter and
documentation and if you are selling a Two DaisyWheel printers
i have a system to and need information regarding it, i also have a DOS 1.17 for displaywriter, not the cp/m version

Jan Almkrona
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74012 Knutby