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Dragon 32/64 and Tano

I Love Dragon!

by on Nov.11, 2015, under Dragon 32/64 and Tano

I am so happy to announce that someone else is a true RETRO-HEAD out there! (yet so sad and lost…)

I recently parted with a Tano Dragon 64. It was a hard but necessary decision (don’t worry about me… I’ve got more).

This beautiful piece of 8-bit history is going to a lucky person… I am damn sure it is going to a good home… :)

The Gorgeous Dragon by Tano

The Gorgeous Dragon by Tano

Check out its lines… its leads… its cables… its cassettes! The indescribable mechanical keyboard, the pristine condition after 31 years of storage, sealed from the elements…

Awaiting for Aladdin to rub the box…

… Who knows what may arise from its dearth of mysterious content …

Fare thee well, sweet Princess. Bestow thy grace upon the splendor of the world as revealed to you this very day…


I’m not THAT sad… kinda

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Vintage Tano Dragon Computer Dragon 64 NEW old stock!

by on Oct.31, 2015, under Dragon 32/64 and Tano

I am going to be auctioning a Dragon by Tano Computer, never opened since its manufacture date 30 years ago (opened only to take the photographs)!

The auction will start at 9:00PM EST/6:00PM PDT on November 1st, 2015!
In mint, perfect working condition, all in the original box!
A must have for the budding retro enthusiast, collectors or just because you can!

Dragon By Tano
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What You Will Get:

  • The Dragon by Tano Computer, Motorola 6809 Microprocessor (hybrid 8/16 bit)
  • Cable for connecting to a TV (RF VHF input required on TV)
  • An RF modulator (300 ohm to 75 Ohm, connects to the above cable and the TV)
  • An RF Balun connector for the RF modulator above (an extra I am throwing in!)
  • Power Supply
  • Cassette with software (CCWriter, CCMailer, CCMerger, CCFile, CCcalc, Draintro, Dragon, Courier, Tower, Golddig)
  • Software instruction sheet
  • Cassette with assorted games (an extra I am throwing in!).
  • A cable for connecting a shoebox-type cassette recorder for loading/saving software
  • The original warranty mail-in postcard
  • The Dragon Cassette manual
  • The Dragon by Tano owners manual
  • An Introduction To BASIC Programming using the Dragon book
  • The Quality Assurance final inspection sheet.

NOTE: To load/save software, you will need either a shoe-box cassette recorder with AUX, REM and EAR jacks (I will be offering these),


The EXCELLENT Micro Drive Wire SD Card server from Tormod Volden (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED), see


Dragon Info And History:

Dragon Data Ltd., a company based in Wales, UK, launched the Dragon 64 in August 1984. The Dragon 64 was functionally identical to the Dragon 32 and even booted into Dragon 32 compatible BASIC mode.
The Dragon 64 contained 2 x 16K ROMS holding two different versions of BASIC – One was the a slightly modified version of the Dragon 32 BASIC which was still limited to 24Kb RAM, the other was specific to the Dragon 64 and allowed 48Kb of RAM to be available to the programmer by copying the BASIC ROM into RAM allowing the entire 64Kb of RAM to be available (16Kb allocated to the copy of BASIC).
The DRAGON by TANO was produced in the USA by the TANO Corporation under license from Dragon Data.
It is essentially a Dragon 64 with NTSC video circuits in an off white colored case.
The power button on the rear has been replaced with a channel 3/4 selector for the american TV market and the PSU is 110v.

I learned to program on its predecessor. the Dragon 32, 33 years ago! I LOVE THIS MACHINE!

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