The BT Merlin Tonto was the same model as the ICL OPD. Like the ICL version, the BT Merlin Tonto was sold only in the U.K. and was launched in 1985.
It was born thanks to a collaborative venture between British Telecom, ICL and Sinclair Research. The designers idea was to build a centralised desktop information system able to access online services, mainframes and other similar systems through the British Telecom network.
It was basically a Sinclair QL at heart, featuring the same 68008 processor. Applications software were stored in plug-in ROM cartridges or Microdrive tapes.
The price when first released was £1,500 however at the end of thier production they were sold to British Telecom staff for £100!
We have 2 BT Merlin Tonto systems.
We currently do not have our charges listed online, but we are happy to quote you by phone. Please call us on 01440 709794 and we'll be happy to help.
Minimum Order Charge
We do have a minimum order charge of £50 (excluding delivery) for all hires. This is to cover the time involved in organising and dispatching a single small item. Sorry :-(
New clients are required to pay in advance by BACS or credit card. Repeat customers can open a credit account with us on 30 days terms.
Multiple Items & Job Lots
If you're looking to fit out an entire set and need many items, we are happy to quote a discounted rate based on the quantity of items.
The term dry hire means to hire an item without having a technician supplied to support it. Most of our small items are available to dry hire, but some of the more complicated equipment that require specialist knowledge are not. In these cases we will deliver the item(s) personally and set them up for you. Please call us for a quotation based on the hire period and location.