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The Classic Game Machine, Atari

This product is a framed patent print featuring the original design of a vintage "Game Machine" by Takehiko Ishiwata and Norifumi Yoshida, patented on June 17, 1983. The artwork showcases the technical drawings of the console and its peripherals, complete with reference numbers that describe each part and connection in detail.

The focal point is the gaming console itself, illustrated with its distinctive cartridge slot atop, ready to bring the classic games of the era to life. Accompanying the console are two iconic joystick controllers, wired to the system, indicative of the multiplayer experience that was cherished in the golden age of arcade gaming.

Rendered in a monochrome schematic style, this patent print pays homage to the roots of home video gaming. It's not just a piece of art; it's a conversation starter and a piece of history, capturing the pioneering spirit of early video game innovation. Encased in a stylish frame, this print is perfect for adding a touch of nostalgia to any room and is an ideal gift for collectors, tech enthusiasts, or anyone with a fond appreciation for the video game culture of yesteryear. Available through Retro Patents, this piece allows one to own a piece of the legacy that paved the way for modern gaming.


The History

Atari Patent Print


Takehiko Ishiwata, Norifumi Yoshida, 25. Aug. 1987

The original Atari 400 and 800 models were released with a series of plug-n-play peripherals that used Atari's "SIO" serial bus system, an early analog of the modern USB. To meet stringent FCC requirements, the early machines were completely enclosed in a solid cast aluminum block, which made them physically robust but expensive to produce. Over the following decade, the original models were replaced by the XL and XE series which had the same basic logical design, but were of much lighter construction and less expensive to build.

The Atari 8-bit computer line sold two million units during its major production run between late 1979 and mid-1985.They were not only sold through dedicated computer retailers, but department stores such as Sears, using an in-store demo to attract customers. The primary competition in the worldwide market was, starting in 1982, the Commodore 64. This was the first computer to offer similar graphics performance, and went on to be the best selling computer of the 8-bit era. Atari also found a strong market in Eastern Europe and had something of a renaissance in the early 1990s as these countries joined a uniting Europe.

On January 1, 1992, Atari corp. officially dropped all remaining support of the 8-bit line.

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Print - Available in 12" x 18" or 24" x 36":

  • Using Epson UltraChrome water based HDR ink-jet technology
  • Basis Weight: 192 gsm
  • Media Thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
  • ISO Brightness: 104%
  • Opacity: 94%


Framed Print - Available in 12" x 18" or 24" x 36":

  • Ayous wood .75″ (1.9 cm) thick frame from renewable forests
  • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
  • Acrylite front protector
  • Hanging hardware included


Canvas - Available in 24" x 36":

  • Acid-free, PH-neutral, poly-cotton base
  • 20.5 mil (0.5 mm) thick canvas
  • Printed on textured and fade-resistant canvas (OBA-Free)
  • Mounting brackets included
  • Hand-glued solid wood stretcher bars
  • 1.5″ (3.81 cm) deep


Metal - Available in 24" x 36":

  • Aluminum metal surface
  • MDF wood backing frame
  • An additional coating applied for true color replication
  • Scratch and fade resistant


Deluxe Hardwood - Available in 12" x 18" or 24" x 36":

  • Premium plaque
  • High Definition hardwood print
  • Glass like finish
  • No need for frame
  • Lifetime protective seal 
  • Currently shipping in the U.S. only


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