Commodore PET 2001-B Personal Computer, 1979

Commodore Business Machines1979

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Introduced in 1977, the Commodore PET computer was part of the computer industry's transition from experimental to mass-marketed products. Manufactured by Commodore Business Machines of West Chester, Pennsylvania, it was the first computer with an integrated color display monitor. This model's calculator-style keyboard was not popular with Americans, but became a standard in Europe.


  • Title: Commodore PET 2001-B Personal Computer, 1979
  • Creator: Commodore Business Machines
  • Date Created: 1979
  • Location: United States, Pennsylvania, West Chester
  • Subject Keywords: Computers
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Patent Date: 1979
  • Object Name: Computer
  • Object ID: 99.251.1
  • Manufacturer: Commodore Business Machines
  • Invention: Computer
  • Image ID: THF2242
  • Field: Computing
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Joseph French

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