Commodore 16 in VIC-20 case

From: Anders Carlsson <>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:08:38 +0100
Message-ID: <B232E3EE34B74080A540A1337843E9ED@ryds>
While surfing the web, I came across a set of pictures from the Museum of 
Computing in Swindon, UK. In their display of Commodore computers, they have 
a Commodore 16 in what looks like a VIC-20 case:

Most probably it is an owner modification. If I understood correctly, the 
actual C16 case is a bit smaller than the VIC/C64 cases, which makes it hard 
to fit e.g. a C64 motherboard in a C16 case, but the other way around works 
well if you use your Dremel appropriately.

However, does anyone have additional clues. Bil? I suppose this can not be 
any kind of prototype, as the TED and later on the 264, 364 and 232 models 
were out in custom cases well before the Plus/4 and C16 models. Also if the 
proper keyboard with ESC, HELP and double width CLEAR/HOME keys were fitted, 
it seems odd if the shell was not yet available so it all was test inserted 
into a recycled VIC shell.

It is curious that a such model would be on display on a museum, without any 
note that the specimen does not resemble the common production model.

Best regards

Anders Carlsson

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