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The original Atari 400 and 800 models were released with a series of plug-n-play peripherals that used Atari’s unique “SIO” serial bus system. Over the following decade several versions of the same basic design were released, including the XL and XE series of computers and matching peripherals. All of these used the same basic logical design, with various changes to the physical layout to lower production costs as chipmaking and manufacturing processes improved over time. The early machines were expensive to build, but dependable. Later models like the XEs were greatly cost-reduced and generally not as robust.

The Atari 8-bit computer line sold two million units during its major production run between late 1979 and mid-1985, putting its sales on par with machines like the Sinclair ZX Spectrum and TI-99/4A. Its primary competition in the worldwide market was, starting in 1982, the Commodore 64, which is by far the best selling computer of the 8-bit era. Atari also found a strong market in Eastern Europe and had something of a renaissance in the early 1990s as these countries joined a uniting Europe. Some estimates place sales during this period at another two million units.

This is the collection of original hardware. None of this collection is for sale. If you have an item which is not on the list, please contact me and maybe we can trade. Donations are welcome too 🙂

1010 Data recorder Atari boxed
1010 Data recorder with rambit module Atari loose
1020 Black pens Atari boxed
1020 Color pens Atari boxed
1020 printer plotter Atari boxed
1020 printerpaper Atari loose
1020 scanner (SAG) Homebrew loose
1025 printer US Atari loose
1027 Daisy wheel printer Atari boxed
1027 Ink roll Atari boxed
1029 Printer Atari loose
1030 Modem Atari loose
1050 Disk drive with happy Atari loose
1050 Duplicator board CSS loose
1064 Expansion module Atari Boxed
1090 XL Expansion System (with cover)* Atari loose
1200 XL NTSC Atari loose
130 XE Gumby stereo & 4 OS PAL Atari loose
130 XE PAL Atari boxed
256k Megaram upgrade Klaus Peters loose
3,5″ Floppy interface German loose
400 NTSC Atari loose
400 PAL with scart/peritel French? Atari loose
410 Data recorder Atari loose
410a Data recorder Atari loose
600 XL different keyboard PAL Atari boxed
600 XL PAL Atari loose
65 XE PAL Atari boxed
800 NTSC Atari loose
800 PAL with ram banks Atari loose
800 XE PAL Atari boxed
800 XL different keyboard PAL Atari boxed
800 XL PAL Atari loose
810 Disk-drive Atari loose
822 Thermal printer US Atari loose
825 Printer US Atari loose
835 Modem Atari loose
850 interface Atari loose
850 bareboard incl. instructions Atari loose
A/D converter cartridge Mirage loose
Alphasys sample cartridge ANG Software boxed
Basicode interface Atin loose
Command control trakball Wiko loose
Covox sound card Unknown loose
Covox sound module (prototype!) ANG Software loose
CX10 Joystick black Atari loose
CX10 Repairset NL/FR Atari boxed
CX20-1 Driving controllers Atari boxed
CX21 Video touch pad Atari loose
CX30 paddles Atari loose
CX40 Joystick black Atari boxed
CX40 joystick XE grey Atari loose
CX24 Deluxe joystick Atari boxed
CX50 Keyboard controllers Atari boxed
CX75 Light pen Atari Boxed
CX77 Touch tablet Atari Boxed
CX80 Trakball Atari Boxed
CX82 b/w monitorcable Atari boxed
CX85 Numerical Keypad Atari boxed
Datarecorder with Atari/C64 interface G.E. loose
Defender 64 lightgun (xl modded) Cheetah loose
Digisound sampler Unknown loose
Disk-drive Percom loose
Eprom burner Ralf David loose
Harddisk interface German loose
Harddrive 60MB Supra loose
HDI Interface Erhard Puetz loose
Indexloch Umgehung Merlin loose
Indus GT disk-drive (broken) Indus loose
Lightpen Digilec boxed
Lightpen Koala boxed
Modem 300 baud with Atari interface Teltron loose
Multipad 3 AMC/Portronic loose
Paddles Unknown loose
Pokey Stereo Deluxe upgrade Freddy Offenga loose
Port converter AMC/Portronic loose
Printer Interface Microprint boxed
Printer Interface MPP Inc. loose
Printer Interface Unknown loose
Printer Interface Unknown German loose
Printer Interface Wiesemann loose
RanaSystems 1000 disk-drive Rana loose
Real keyboard for 400 Atari loose
Romdisk 512kb Ralf David loose
SIO game link cable (with Maze of Adgagon) German loose
SIO2PC cables Various loose
SuperSALT Interface Atari loose
SX212 Modem Atari boxed
Tape drive system 3810 w. atari interface BRG loose
Track & Field controller Atari boxed
Turbodata datarecorder (like xc 12) Turbodata boxed
TXP1000 Thermal printer with Atari interface General Electric boxed
VIF Video interface Mirage loose
XC11 Datarecorder Atari loose
XC12 Datarecorder Atari boxed
XC12 Datarecorder (different packaging) Atari boxed
XE Game system keyboard Atari loose
XE Game system PAL Atari loose
XE Game system PAL (console + joy) Atari boxed
XE Game system PAL (incl. keyb, lg, joy) Atari boxed
XEP80 interface Atari boxed
XF551 disk drive fitted with XF-speedy Atari loose
XG1 Lightgun Atari loose
XM301 modem Atari boxed

*I do not own this item. I keep it for a friend.

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