I found these Bebek Electronics catalogs from online auction site for few euro’s so i naturally just had to get them. I saw there were few ad’s about BOSS-1 clone that i have, so i was super excited to obtain any additional information about the model and it’s history. There’s so little information of anykind of this model.
Brief Bebek Electronics history:
“Bebek Electronic began operations in Lahti in the mid-1970s, when Resit Bebek, who first moved from Turkey to study in Germany and came to Finland after graduating as an electronics engineer with his Finnish wife, did not find a job elsewhere”.
– Then I had to try it myself.
“From Lahti, operations gradually expanded to Helsinki, Tampere and Kuopio. In addition to the four locations, supplies are currently sold in the company’s own Bebek.fi online store”.
Some interesting ad’s from those catalogs:
Hitachi 3″ compact floppy disk drive. These were sold in here in Finland in few places. I have one as well. The 3″ format itself wasn’t really popular, it was used in Amstrad computers in UK. It works as any floppy drive with Apple II, regular Disk II interface card will do. It’s dual sized.
Some cards they sold for Apple II and clones (MACK-48, BOSS-1). I assume those cards were also clones from Taiwan/HK.
I’d like to find that 6809-card long with the FLEX-OS they bundled it with. There were 6809 card made in Germany by IBS as well.
These cards look clones as well to me.
Different pricing for companies. They also sold AMDEK monitors.
They carried also Teac half-height floppy drives.
BOSS-1 information + link to my blog:
Link to full resolution scans at archive.org
About Resit Bebek (In Finnish)
I am very interested finding more about the BOSS-1/BOSS-1C computer so please contact me if you have anything about BOSS-1/1c.
Also interested if somebody have more of these Bebek Electronic catalogs from 1980’s.
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Apple II Forever.