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Editorial note 2022: This is the original website of John Blankenbaker. Since 2022 maintained by Achim Baque - more information.
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A search via Google disclosed there were more than 12,000 references to Kenbak-1. I have attempted to distill a few of the better ones which have good documentation and photographs.


The first one is the American Computer Museum in Bozeman, Montana. If you are ever there, this is a must see. In particular, I draw your attention to the 2005 Honorees [editorial note 2022: link no longer working].


The following comes from the Computer Museum of Boston, now closed, but has been picked up by people interested in computer history. In particular, I direct your attention to the timeline for 1971.


Erik Klein, who could not have been very old when the first Kenbak-1 was built, has an extensive collection of vintage computers. His pages which deal with the Kenbak-1 have the coding sheet, stories, and lots of photos, some of which are very detailed.


The Computer Museum of Nova Scotia has seven Kenbak-1 computers! There are some good photos including some of the rear of the computer. [editorial note: this museum closed years ago]


Ed Thelen has good collection of historical documents and photos including some of the people in the early computing game.


The "bitsavers" have lots of text including copies of the Kenbak-1 manuals.


Another view of the coding sheet with lots of photographs [editorial note 2022: link no longer working], some very detailed.


Grant Stockly is advertising reproduction Kenbak-1 computers. He seems to be doing careful work and I have assisted him in this effort. [editorial note 2022: website still exists but this replica is not available anymore]

The Kenbak-1 Registry. List of all existing Kenbak-1 computer.

The First PC. Website about the Kenbak-1 prototype.