Our "Basic Four" terminal -

We bought this on eBay some time ago and were not sure what it was. We ran across it again lately, opened it up and took some pictures. We now know that it is just a terminal, but what a jewel. The tag says it is a model 7400, but that is the Basic Four designation. It is actually made by Informer. They later made a different model called a 207 that is in a plastic case, and they are fairly common. But this wooden case model is fairly rare.

Basic Four Corporation sold a minicomputer system that supported a few ASCII terminals like this one. They apparently rebranded this terminal as their own.





7400 terminal

Basic Four model 7400 Terminal

Label on CRT


Electronics box front

Electronics box back

Electronics box front - top

Electronics Card Legend

Electronics Cards


label on terminal

Electronics box label