Re: Commodore 16 in VIC-20 case

From: Rob Clarke <>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:49:13 +0100
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Possibly because the black plastic used for the 264 series was so 
brittle? Maybe the original case got smashed up?

On 28/02/2014 16:08, Anders Carlsson wrote:
> 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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