Ebay Northstar Horizon

Marvin Johnston marvin at rain.org
Thu Jan 19 10:15:04 CST 2006

I was just checking out some stuff on ebay (hanging my head) and ran
across a Northstar Horizon that sold for $551.00. In it, the (fiction?)
writer says:

"Originally, the cases were wooden, but the company soon switched to a
blue metal cover. Hence, those computers with original wooden cases are
more highly sought after than those with the more common metal cases."


"The only known computer to be sold in a wooden case, this collector's
item features its original, walnut-stained wooden case."

Looks like some just plain wrong information, but ...

1) Were there more metal case Horizons sold than wooden case and did
they "soon" switch to a metal case?

2) What other computers were sold in a "wooden case"? The Sol-20 comes
instantly to mind as well as the Polymorphic 8010 and 8013 series of
computers. How many others were there?

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